The Fast Track CIDESCO course incorporates ITEC Level 2 in Beauty Specialist Treatments, Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Beauty Therapy and ITEC Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Skincare. These are examined in March and April for the September intake and October and December for the April intake.
Success in the L2 & L3 ITEC qualifications must be attained in order to sit the L4 ITEC Diploma in Advance Skincare and the CIDESCO 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 training and training in Lava Shell Massage. The CIDESCO and L4 final exams take place in late July (September intake) or late February (April intake).
The CIDESCO diploma is the world's most prestigious qualification in aesthetics and beauty therapy, recognised in 31 countries worldwide. CIDESCO courses are intensive and require dedication and commitment but with three different routes to complete your qualification you can study in a way to suit your lifestyle.
This is an intensive course with an extended syllabus which requires dedication and commitment over 10 months with a minimum of 1300 college hours.
After the exams, students are fully qualified and can go into employment. Howeveer in order to receive their final CIDESCO diploma and badge, graduates are required to complete 600 hours of (paid) work. We are pleased to be able to offer guaranteed employment (for a minimum of the 600 hours) within the Champneys Group for all Champneys CIDESCO graduates.
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR:
This qualification is for learners 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 17 years. There is no maximum age.
3 GCSEs A-C preferably in english and a science (applications are accpeted before GCSE results are obtained).
Maturity and experience will be taken into account
Teaching is a blend of salon based theory and practical delivery with a strong emphasis on working on clients
CIDESCO Project with case histories
Students must prepare case histories detailing a set number of treatments each on a set number of clients and complete the CIDESCO case histories booklet. They must also research and write a project on a subject relevant to the study of beauty therapy connected to their case histories. The project should consist of at least 2500 words but not more than 4000 words, all written in the student's own words.
The case histories and project are written in advance followed by:
1.5 hour theory exam consisting of 100 multiple choice questions.
3.5 hour practical aesthetics exam covering facial, including deep cleansing; eye treatments; facial electrical treatments; make-up; manicure or pedicure.
45 minutes practical waxing exam covering half leg warm wax; bikini or underarm wax with hot wax.
2 hour body exam consisting of body analysis – to include individual treatment plan; pre-treatment (cleansing , exfoliating, IR, electrical); electrical treatment x2; completion of treatment – (electrical, application of product e.g. wrap, mask); partial body massage (areas to be allocated).
A minimum of 70% for each exam is required for an overall pass.
Full time, 5 days per week
9.30am - 5.30pm
Late Wednesdays once a month and five Saturdays are required during the course. 2 hours per night home study is expected
24 April 2019 - February 2020
23 September 2019 - July 2020
Instalment payment option available
Inclusive accommodation is available for the September intake.
Please contact us on 01442 291336 for details of on and off site accommodation options
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