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
  • Hot Stones Massage
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Brow Training
  • Advanced Waxing
  • Threading

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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