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CIBTAC & CIDESCO Courses at LSBM

Ranging from 19 to 43 weeks for the full time courses, and nine days for the CIDESCO Beauty Therapy Post Graduate Programme, all CIDESCO and CIBTAC courses at LSBM provide the opportunity to achieve a much revered diploma, and qualifications that are recognised the world over.

All prices are inclusive of course fees, mandatory course materials, awarding body registration & exam fees


Cidesco

Full-Time - Monday to Thursday (9am-5pm) - 43 Weeks

£9,500

The CIDESCO International Beauty Therapy Diploma forms the most prestigious and globally recognised beauty therapy qualification. Designed to develop exceptionally high levels of knowledge amongst students, the course is full-time, Monday to Thursday, and runs over 43 weeks.

The course is a demanding one, requiring a great deal of commitment. Whilst entrants onto the course do not require previous beauty therapy experience, they will need a good general education and an excellent level of English, and must undergo an interview with a CIDESCO lecturer in order to be accepted.

The contents of this CIDESCO beauty therapy course are comprehensive, covering the theory, practical and salon session elements required to become a highly skilled and sought after beauty therapist.

Modules include:

  • Aesthetics, working towards the CIBTAC Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Service, with the Level 3 Award in Facial Electrotherapy Treatments
  • Body therapy, working up to the CIBTAC Level 3 Certificate in Body Therapy Science
  • CIDESCO beauty therapy, covering diet & nutrition, skin & dermatology, make-up application, and chemistry and cosmetic science
  • Holistic therapies, including aromatherapy and reflexology

In addition to the standard CIDESCO International Beauty Therapy Diploma, studying with LSBM will also get you Dermalogica® product training, BCL® product training and gel polish training. You will also participate in our commercial salon once your competency levels are sufficient, taking advantage of first-hand experience of working with paying clients, building your confidence and soft skills as well as your beauty therapy knowledge.

Once you have successfully completed the course and your 4,000-word thesis, and have passed the relevant examinations, you will receive a total of four individual qualifications, providing you with a considerable advantage as you commence your beauty therapy career. The qualifications are:

  1. CIBTAC Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy services
  2. CIBTAC Level 3 Award in Facial Electrotherapy treatments
  3. CIBTAC Level 3 Certificate in Body Therapy services
  4. CIDESCO Beauty Therapy International Diploma

The CIDESCO Beauty Therapy International Diploma will only be awarded once you have completed your required 600 hours of salon experience.


Cidesco

Full-Time - Monday to Friday (9am-5pm) - 19 Weeks

£4,250

The CIDESCO Upgrade in Beauty Therapy is perfect for students who are seeking to build upon their knowledge gained at the Level 2 and Level 3 stages. Upgrading skills to the CIDESCO standard means adding value and competitive edge to your career prospects.

The course is full time, Monday to Friday, and runs over 19 weeks. Candidates must hold a Level 2 and Level 3 (or equivalent) beauty therapy qualification from an approved awarding body such as CIBTAC, ITEC or City & Guilds.

You will be working towards the CIDESCO Beauty Therapy International Diploma, covering diet & nutrition, skin & dermatology, make-up application, and chemistry and cosmetic science. In addition, and exclusive to LSBM, you will learn holistic therapies, including aromatherapy and reflexology.

You will also take part in our commercial salon once your competency levels are sufficient, benefiting from first-hand experience of working with paying clients, boosting your confidence and developing soft skills as well as your beauty therapy knowledge.


Cidesco

Part-Time - Flexible Learning - 9 Days

£2,500

The CIDESCO Beauty Therapy Post Graduate Programme is a part time, flexible learning course lasting nine days, and spread over 19 weeks.

The course is designed to build upon your knowledge gained in your Level 2 and Level 3 training, and is aimed at students with a minimum of three years’ industry experience. By upgrading your current skillset to the globally recognised CIDESCO standard, you will be setting yourself apart as a beauty therapist with a highly regarded qualification.

You will be working towards the CIDESCO Beauty Therapy International Diploma, covering aesthetics and body therapy. The aesthetics module includes cleansing, skin analysis, lash and brow treatments, deep cleansing facials, electric facials, facial massage, make-up and manicure and pedicure. The body therapy module covers body analysis, electrotherapy, Swedish body massage and hot and warm waxing.

You will also be invited to work in our commercial salon once your competency levels are satisfactory, benefiting from on-the-job experience of working with paying clients, bolstering your confidence and helping you develop those all-important soft skills that you don’t learn in the classroom.


Cibtac

Full-Time - Monday to Thursday (9am-5pm) - 24 Weeks

£7,800

This 24-week, comprehensive full-time course runs Monday to Thursday, and covers Levels 2 and 3 treatments, adding a higher level of knowledge.

During the CIBTAC Beauty Therapy Diploma course, you will work towards your CIBTAC Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Service, with a Level 3 Award in Facial Electrotherapy Treatments in addition. This section of your learning will cover manicure and pedicure, facial and skin care, waxing, eyelash and brow treatments, and electrical facial treatments.

You will also be training to achieve your CIBTAC Level 3 Certificate in Body Therapy Services, covering Swedish body massage, hot stone massage, figure analysis and electrical body treatments.

The comprehensive course will also cover generic studies, such as anatomy and physiology, record-keeping, contraindications, salon management, basic first aid, diet and nutrition and lots more. Plus, exclusive to LSBM, students on the CIBTAC Beauty Therapy Diploma course will also receive training in Indian head massage, Dermalogica® product training, BCL® product training and gel polish training.

You will also participate in our commercial salon once your competency levels have reached the required standard, enjoying first-hand experience of working with paying clients, enhancing your confidence and helping to hone your soft skills as well as your beauty therapy knowledge.

CIBTAC & CIDESCO Courses at LSBM

If pursuing a career in beauty therapy has been a long-time ambition for you, and you are examining your beauty therapy diploma options, you will no doubt have come across the courses offered by industry-leading providers CIBTAC and CIDESCO.

Both organisations are globally renowned within the industry for their high calibre courses, for offering exceptional quality, best-practice training and advanced qualifications, and for producing salon-ready graduates.

Here at the London School of Beauty & Make-up, we offer a core set of CIBTAC and CIDESCO beauty therapy courses. These incorporate three comprehensive full-time courses leading to multiple beauty therapy qualifications, and one part time post graduate programme designed to upgrade existing beauty therapy skill sets to the prestigious CIDESCO standard.

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All beauty therapy courses at LSBM include exclusive onsite salon experience, a vital component of CIDESCO and CIBTAC qualifications.

Courtesy of our own professional in-house LSBM beauty salon, once you have reached the required competency levels, you will be able to work on paying clients. This is the ultimate opportunity to gain priceless experience and to develop valuable communication and client care skills. Advantages that, coupled with your esteemed CIDESCO or CIBTAC beauty therapy diploma, will set you apart as you begin your dream career in the beauty services industry.

ABOUT CIDESCO

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CIDESCO – Comité International d’Esthétique et de Cosmétologie – was founded in 1946 in Switzerland, and now forms the world standard for beauty and spa therapy.

Beauty therapy students who have gained the CIDESCO Diploma, and who have clocked up at least 600 hours of salon or spa experience, or who have at least three years’ salon experience and have passed the CIDESCO Post Graduate Beauty Therapy Examination, are able to become members of this prestigious organisation. In doing so, they enjoy a clear advantage to their career progression.

For prospective beauty therapists seeking to achieve a superior level of training, the globally recognised CIDESCO Diploma in beauty therapy makes an astute choice.

ABOUT CIBTAC

CIBTAC – the Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology – has been producing beauty, complementary and spa therapy graduates of the highest calibre since 1977.

Founded and run by passionate industry professionals, the organisation is dedicated to educating the public on the importance of choosing a highly qualified therapist, and aims to inspire new generations to become a part of the rapidly growing international beauty therapy industry.

All CIBTAC beauty therapy diploma courses have been developed to provide students with the highest standards of achievement, both theoretically and practically.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Here we share with you all that you need to know about the Beauty Therapy courses and Cosmetology courses offered in London. The information found in this section covers the training available at The London School of Beauty & Make-up, the qualifications you can achieve and the support you can expect to receive from LSBM as you complete your beautician training.

We offer a variety of beautician courses and a range of ways to learn here at the London School of Beauty & Make-up. These include Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT) Level 2, 3 and 4 beauty therapy courses. Our London based training can be provided on a full time, part-time or weekend basis to suit your requirements. Some of our courses will involve online learning for students to complete as home study. VTCT Beauty Therapy Courses span anywhere from six weeks to 24 weeks, depending on which beautician courses London students decide to follow.

We also offer the more advanced CIBTAC and CIDESCO beauty therapy courses. These can range from 19 to 43 weeks in duration, and there is also the opportunity to study the CIDESCO Beauty Therapy Post Graduate Programme, which runs over nine days.

All of our beautician and cosmetology courses are taught by highly qualified lecturers with extensive industry experience and postgraduate teaching qualifications. Whatever beauty therapy courses you choose in London, you can rest assured that our programmes will provide a good balance of practical and theoretical learning, for a fully-rounded experience and enhanced career prospects.

All LSBM students are required to work on each other whilst in the classroom. Our Level 3 Beauty Therapy Course students have allocated salon hours, whilst our Level 2 students who have passed their final practical and built up sufficient confidence will get to work with paying clients in the LSBM beauty salon.

This invaluable experience will help you to gain a good understanding of how a professional salon works; to learn first-hand how to deal with clients, and to develop your client service skills; all vital if you are to make a successful career in the beauty therapy industry.

We offer a range of facilities to support our beauty therapy courses. As a London beautician student, you can take advantage of our very own commercial onsite beauty salon where, when qualified, you can offer treatments on paying clients to gain valuable experience to enhance future post-graduate employment prospects.

We also offer eight treatment rooms, a small spa area and a nail bar, together with a laser and IPL classroom, and four dedicated classrooms for beautician courses with up to ten couches.

LSBM is a widely respected beauty therapy training school. As such, we are often approached by notable brands and industry leaders who are looking to engage the skills of talented people who have graduated from our beauty therapy courses. LSBM receives a number of job placement requests every year, all of which we take pleasure in passing on to our graduate alumni.

Qualifications are awarded differently depending on the particular beauty therapy courses studied.

For VTCT courses, once you have submitted your portfolio complete with all your theory and practical assessments, it will go through two assessments. Your observations reports will then be sent to VTCT so that your beauty therapy certificate can be claimed. This will usually arrive with us at LSBM within around six to eight weeks.

If you have studied a CIBTAC beauty therapy course, you will receive a confirmation letter on the day of your final exam. Your certificate will usually arrive here at LSBM around six weeks later.

For CIDESCO beautician courses, London School of Beauty & Make-up students will receive a confirmation letter on the day of the final exam, and the final diploma will be awarded on completion of 600 hours of commercial service.

We are always happy to provide a letter confirming your completion of any course whilst you await the arrival of your certificate should this be necessary.

We welcome students from all over the world here at LSBM, although not all our courses are eligible for international study, so please do check individual course details.

If the course is eligible, you will require an appropriate visa. You can check visa requirements for your individual country here. If you are enrolling on one of our CIBTAC beauty therapy courses then you will need to undertake a face-to-face or remote interview to establish suitability and eligibility for your chosen course.

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