The Fast Track Beauty Therapy course includes the coveted CIDESCO Beauty Therapy diploma as well as ITEC Level 2 in Beauty Specialist Treatments, Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Beauty Therapy and ITEC Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Skincare for students who already have already studied at level 3 (A level or equivalent).
The CIDESCO diploma is the world's most prestigious qualification in aesthetics and beauty therapy, recognised in 31 countries worldwide. Our 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 17 years. There is no maximum age.
5 GCSEs at a grade 4 or higher. Two of these must be in English and Maths with sciences preferred. To be automatically enrolled for the Level 4 in Advanced Skincare students must have studied at level 3. Personal Statement and interview will also be taken into consideration.
Maturity and experience will be taken into account
ITEC Level 2 & 3 exams take place in the spring for the Autumn intake or October and December in years where we run an April intake.
The 2021 Autumn intake will start on 8th November 2021.
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 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 L4 exam takes place in early Summer for the Autumn intake with the final CIDESCO exam in mid August.
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. However 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 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.
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.
CIDESCO Project with case histories and exam details
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 one Saturdays per month are required during the course. 2 hours per night home study is expected
8th November 2021 - late September 2022
April 2022 - February 2023 (tbc)
Instalment payment option available
A limited amount of college managed accommodation is available for the Autumn intake. The college can help you find accommodation in the local area.
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 291336
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