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CIDESCO, CIBTAC & ITEC International Day Course



Designed for students who wish to attend college on a full time basis, this is a one year full time course which includes the study of all aspects of beauty and body therapy.  The course leads to examinations in ITEC CIBTAC and CIDESCO, providing students with are internationally recognised qualifications.  We can therefore ensure that our students are provided with the best opportunities to work within the beauty and body industry across the world.


Students must attend for consultation prior to attending the course, this affords students the opportunity to view our facilities and also to meet our team of lecturers whom they will work with throughout the year.


As part of this course students will undergo over 1,200 hours of both practical and theoretical training, following this, students complete CIBTAC and ITEC certified examinations.  On successful completion of these examinations students then move forward and complete the CIDESCO examination which includes:


  • A Facial Examination

  • A Body Therapy Examination

  • A Written Examination

  • Case histories and research


Students will also be required to complete a project of over 4,000 words relevant to the study of Beauty Therapy.  This project affords students the opportunity to use their knowledge, ability and creativity.  


Full Course Syllabus

  • Cleansing

  • Skin Analysis

  • Lash & Brow Treatments

  • Facial Massage

  • Mask Treatment

  • Make Up/Manicure


Body Examination

  • Body Analysis

  • Electrology

  • Manual Massage

  • Depilation - Waxing with hot and warm wax


Research and Case Histories 

Students are required to research a topic directly related to the beauty therapy industry , do case histories and document findings. 


Our full time international day course based at our college in Limerick carries with it worldwide recognised certification including CIBTAC, CIDESCO and ITEC



Leaving Certificate or Equivalent. In addition students are also required to attend for consultation prior to being offered a position on this course.



  • Written Examination

  • Natural Science

  • Anatomy & Physiology

  • The Skin

  • Cosmetic Science

  • Aesthetic Treatments

  • Business


The prestigious CIDESCO Diploma is awarded to students who have completed 600 hours of work experience in the industry


Course Timetable:  

Mon - Thurs 9.45 - 4.15 pm

Friday Off 

Courses run from Sept - June


Course Cost:  €5,800

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