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Full-time CIBTAC/CIDESCO beauty course

Stduents at Champneys College of Health and Beauty

Our full-time 11-month CIDESCO fast-track beauty training course is extremely comprehensive and leads to both the British Confederation of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (CIBTAC) and the coveted and internationally recognised CIDESCO qualifications, recognised in over 33 countries. This means our graduates are fully employable in just 11 months and are regarded as exceptionally professional and highly qualified beauty therapists, able to take the most prestigious jobs available.


Course commences September annually.

Monday - Thursday 9:30 - 5:15 with an earlier finish on Fridays.

Breaks at Christmas and Easter only

On completion of CIBTAC/CIDESCO, students will be qualified to carry out:

  • Facial treatments
  • Make up 
  • Eye treatments
  • Manicure and pedicure 
  • Waxing 
  • Body massage  
  • Figure diagnosis 
  • Electrotherapy for the face and body
  • Aromatherapy
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Hot Stone Treatment

After qualifying and before obtaining the full CIDESCO diploma, you must provide evidence of having worked in a recognised therapy establishment for at least 600 hours after graduating. Take up our unique offer of guaranteed employment  in one of our 4 Resorts or Day Spas.




CIDESCO course (11 months) incorporating the CIBTAC Diploma in Beauty Therapy Services and Electrical Treatments and CIBTAC Diploma in Body Therapy Treatments, Champneys Diploma in Aromatherapy, Indian Head Massage and Hot Stone Treatment .


 Course fees include:

  • CIDESCO examination fees
  • CIBTAC registration and examination fees
  • Champneys examination fees
  • Uniforms
  • Course notes
  • Products for training
  • Make-up for training
  • Beauty therapy tools
  • Champneys name badge
  • Locker key

     Optional extras include:

  • Beauty tool kit (including brush set)
  • Make-up kit
  • Lash tinting kit
  • Waxing kit
  • Manicure and pedicure kit
  • Water bottle

Please contact the College for further details and charges.


NEW! Learn and Earn

Have you dreamed of becoming a beauty therapist, trained by one of the UK’s very best colleges, but unable to afford the course fees? Unable to give up a wage? You need look no further. Champneys can make your dream come true with our new and exciting concept ‘learn while you earn’. In just over two years you can be a Champneys ‘Gold’ Therapist qualified to the highest level in beauty therapy, the CIDESCO Diploma. Commencing September 2014. Please phone the College on 01442 291333 for details.