Why Choose Us?
Founded in 1976 and situated in Tring, Hertfordshire, on the grounds of the Champneys Spa Resort, Champneys Beauty College has built a name as one of the UK's leading beauty therapy training colleges. We offer CIDESCO and ITEC qualifications, both internationally recognised, and continuing professional development courses ensure your career keeps progressing.
Our students are guaranteed employment within the Champneys Group.
Our Fast Track Beauty Therapy course offers you everything you need to be able to work as an aesthetician and massage therapist within the beauty industry, and even guarantees employment within the Champneys group!
The course includes both ITEC and CIDESCO qualifications - ITEC Level 2 Beauty Specialist Treatments, ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Techniques and the CIDESCO Certificate in Aesthetics.
Students who wish to study our ITEC Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Skincare as part of this course can book at a discounted rate when enrolling.
CIDESCO qualifications are recognised and respected worldwide within the Beauty and Spa Industry with graduates continuing to ‘stand out’ in an increasingly competitive skills market.
Champneys Beauty College ITEC / CIDESCO courses are intensive and require dedication and commitment but are the best possible start to your career in beauty.
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
This qualification is for school leavers and mature students seeking to achieve the highest possible level of training in this field. Students must be self-motivated with a strong desire to succeed.
Minimum age of entry is 17yrs. There is no maximum age and we welcome mature students and career changers.
You will need to have passed 5 GCSEs at a grade 4 or higher - two of these must be in English and Maths with sciences preferred.
A personal statement and interview will also be taken into consideration, as will your maturity and experience.
Beauty Therapy Treatments:
To illustrate course structure, below refelcts our Autums intake as an example:
ITEC Level 2 & 3 exams take place in the spring for the Autumn intake. Success in the L2 & L3 ITEC qualifications and a suitable level of written work must be attained in order to sit the L4 ITEC Diploma in Advance Skincare (if enrolled) and the CIDESCO Aesthetics examination.
Successful ITEC candidates will continue into the third term where they will increase their theoretical knowledge and practical skills with additional advanced treatments as well as Elemis, Lava Shell Massage and Wavestone Massage training. Level 4 exams take place in early summer with the final CIDESCO exam in mid July.
This is an intensive course with an extended syllabus which requires dedication and commitment over 10 months with a minimum of 800 college hours.
We are pleased to be able to offer guaranteed employment within the Champneys Group for all Champneys CIDESCO graduates.
Teaching is a blend of salon-based theory and practical delivery with a strong emphasis on working on clients in the college salon. Those also studying Level 4 do so both online and in person.
ITEC exams are modular with exams being sat throughout the course (see above). A minimum of 60% for each exam is required for an overall pass.
The examination for the Certificate in Aesthetics consists of three parts:
A minimum of 70% for each exam is required for an overall pass.
Full time, 5 days per week for the first two terms then 4 days per week in term 3
9.30am - 5.30pm
This course includes some late Wednesdays with early Friday finishes, usually once per month for three months and one Saturday per month for 5 months. 2 hours per night home study (or equivalent) is expected.
25th September 2023
Instalment payment option available – call our enrolment team to discuss on 01442 291 336.
A limited amount of college managed accommodation is available for the September intake only. The college can help you find accommodation in the local area.
For more accommodation information click here.
Employment at Champneys (guaranteed) or elsewhere, postgraduate courses, foundation degree, spa and salon management, teacher training
You can find out more about the Fast Track Beauty Therapy diploma by submitting an enquiry form and we will contact you with further details of the course.
You can attend one of our open days to visit the college and ask any further questions or you can call us on 01442 291 336
If you are mostly interested in Aesthetics you may be interested in our Level 2 - 4 Aesthetics course
The fast track course is also available as three day a week study over 18 months on our Part Time Beauty Therapy Course