Aim of the course

To provide candidates the required information and qualification to be able to efficiently and effectively work as aestheticians including facials with electrical treatments, waxing, make-up and manicure/pedicure.


The CIDESCO Diploma in Aesthetics is available candidates who have passion for the industry.


Candidates are required to have completed a course of at least 800 hours at a registered CIDESCO School covering all subjects in the CIDESCO Aesthetics Syllabus.


All candidates must have undertaken at least 4 school examinations (2 Practical and 2 Theory) during the course of their training before being eligible to sit their CIDESCO examination.

The examination for the Certificate in Aesthetics consists of three parts:

  1. Theoretical examination – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) exam
  2. Practical examination
  3. Project with Case Histories