Want to travel the world? Teach future CIDESCO students? Run your own salon?
With a CIDESCO Beauty Therapy qualification you are already on the path to that destination. Make your dreams a reality, and obtain the skills needed to set up a solid career in beauty therapy. Based in Zurich, the CIDESCO International qualification is recognised throughout the world for setting the highest standards of excellence in the Beauty Therapy profession.

  • Aesthetics & Body Therapies CIDESCO
  • Swedish Massage CIDESCO
  • Anatomy & Physiology CIDESCO
  • Electrical Epilation ITEC

Additional Training/Workshops

  • Dermalogica Partnership Programme workshops: Dermalogica is the professional’s choice in skin care, and over 100,000 therapists use these products worldwide. During the workshop learners will be informed about Daily Skincare:  A Retail Guide, the Dermalogica:  Pro Skin Treatment, Acne, Allergies and Ageing and Dermalogica: Pro Power Peel.
  • Hot Stones Massage: During this Hot stone massage workshop learners will develop the skills and techniques to perform hot stone massages successfully, ensuring the client releases stored tension, boosts circulation, recharges energy levels and enjoys deep relaxation. The workshop includes a brief history of Hot Stone massage, outlines the contra indications to consider.  In addition, it highlights the benefits of Hot Stone massage and explains the materials & equipment, required, how set up and includes a practical, hands on learning.
  • Indian Head Massage: Indian head massage is a treatment that has multiple positive effects on the Nervous System focusing on the head, neck, shoulders upper arms and face. It is undoubtedly one of the most relaxing treatments and most enjoyable short courses to partake in.  During the course you will be worked on and will work on each other in order to understand the true benefits both physically and mentally. During the course we will also cover Client consultation, understanding and checking for contraindications and client care.  Additionally, Hygiene, Health and Safety and muscles and bones of the area will also be covered.
  • Brow Training: This is an introductory workshop, for learners on the beauty programmes on how to use develop the art of brow shaping to include tinting, waxing, tweezing and trimming.  It also includes threading and HD brows.
  • Advanced Waxing: This workshop will assist the learner to develop their practical skills and learn the art of Californian, Brazilian and Hollywood waxing.
  • Threading: Threading is fast becoming the most popular method for hair removal. Originating from India and the Far East, the method of plucking untidy hair using rolled threads is favoured currently as it avoids pulling on the skin which is very sensitive around the eye area and therefore avoids drooping of the eyelid. This workshop course introduces the learner to the skilled technique of the ancient art of threading. The content includes client consultation and care, hygiene & sterilization as well as practical study of threading on the: eyebrows, lip, chin and sides of the face.

Full QQI Level 5 Award in Beauty Therapy (5M3471), ITEC Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Specialist Treatments and ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Facial Electrical Treatments are required. Entry to this course is based on an interview, results and previous attendance. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the minimum entry requirements set out here, and satisfactory presentation at the interview.

  • ITEC Level 3 Award in Education and Training
  • ITEC Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training
  • NABTET Teacher Training Award

Students pursue a wide variety of careers such as working in hotel spas, beauty salons, cruise liners, beauty therapy tutor, mobile therapist, sales representatives, beauty counter sales and self employment.

All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub. Graduates can subscribe to CCOC college jobs register and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking.

  • Duration: September to May
  • Certification:
    • CIDESCO Beauty Therapy Diploma
    • ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Epilation
  • Work Experience: Students will undertake work experience one day a week in a salon environment, which they organise themselves. The college has a fully equipped training salon which is open on Fridays for customers and students also gain experience here.
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Email: beauty@ccoc.ie Tel: (021) 4223814

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