Aim of the course

To provide candidates the required information and qualification to be able to efficiently and effectively work as skin care therapists offering facial treatments including cleansing technique; skin analysis; deep cleansing with steamer and exfoliation products; facial massage; mask applications and day care application.


No pre-requisites are required.


Candidates are required to have completed a course of at least 285 hours at a registered CIDESCO School covering all subjects in the CIDESCO Facial Certificate 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 Facial Certificate consists of three parts:

  1. Theoretical examination – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) exam. 1 Hour. 60 Questions
  2. Practical examination. 1 hour 30 minutes
  3. 5 Case Histories. Pre- requisite to sit Facial Certificate Examination.