Full Time Beauty Therapy Course with The CIDESCO Diploma

The Bronwyn Conroy Beauty School has been at the forefront of beauty therapy training in Ireland since 1972 and is renowned for the quality and professionalism of its students. The high esteem in which the Bronwyn Conroy Beauty School is held ensures that our students are much sought after by employers even before graduation and it is no surprise that many of our past pupils have gone on to open highly successful beauty salons and beauty schools not only in Ireland but also across Europe, USA and as far afield as Australia and New Zealand. Our full time Beauty Therapy Course offers qualifications with the worlds major accreditation authorities in Aesthetics and Beauty Therapy including CIDESCO, CIBTAC, ITEC, BABTAC and VTCT.

Our College is focused on producing Therapists who are ready for the work-place, not requiring further training or work experience.  We do this by providing an opportunity for our students to work in a full commercial salon environment on paying clients from the second month of the course. This is not an option but a compulsory part of our course. This commercial experience coupled with training with the worlds Industry Leading Brands has proven to be a formula for success in securing employment and ensuring our students are confident and industry ready upon graduation. This guarantee of career opportunities with leading Salons, Spas and 5 Star Hotels is the result of the excellent training and the consistently high standards that we deliver. We leverage our relationships with these leading Brands and Employers to ensure our students receive an unrivaled study experience and job opportunities.


Reasons To Train with Bronwyn Conroy

  • Assistance in finding accommodation with local hosts
  • Training on the Worlds Top Skincare Brands at Bronwyn Conroy:
    • Environ
    • Dermalogica
    • Jane Iradele

Followed by 1 weeks free Postgraduate training at each of the Brand’s Headquarters in Dublin.

  • Bonus Training Included on
    • Shellac – 2 Week Manicure
    • Mink Eyelash Extensions
    • Spray Tanning
    • Threading
    • Make-Up Masterclasses with top Industry Make-Up Artists.
    • Lava Shell Massage
    • One-To-One Study Coaching with a Professional Mentor
  • Field Trip to a 5 Star Hotel & Spa
  • Work Experience Placement
  • Work Placement Assistance with Leading Salons & 5 Star Hotels/Spas
  • 10% Discount on our other Courses
  • Scholarship with Powerscourt Spa

One Student will win a 50% refund of their course fee and a job with the 5 Star Powerscourt Spa in Co. Wicklow, Ireland.

The Full Time Beauty Therapy Course is Accrediated with the following bodies


CIBTAC is an International Examination Board responsible for the education and training of Beauty Therapists worldwide. Students sit one theoretical exam and a practical examination to test their knowledge and skills and only those that satisfy the external examiner in every aspect will be awarded the CIBTAC Diploma.  The pass rate for CIBTAC is 60%.



ITEC International has been awarding high quality and respected industry qualifications since 1947.

ITEC has 5 Theory exams of 50 questions for each skill as well as a full practical exam. The pass rate for ITEC is 60%.



CIDESCO is the world’s major international beauty therapy association. Founded in 1946 with its head office in Zurich, Switzerland, CIDESCO is represented in over 30 countries. The CIDESCO Diploma is the world’s most prestigious qualification in the field of Aesthetics and Beauty Therapy. There are over 160 CIDESCO Schools around the world teaching to the internationally acclaimed CIDESCO standards leading to the CIDESCO Diploma.  The prestigious CIDESCO Diploma is awarded to students who have passed the CIDESCO examinations, both theory and practical and given proof of having gained at least 600 hours’ work experience in a Beauty Salon/Centre or Spa.  The pass rate for CIDESCO is 70%.


Course Structure

The Full Time Course runs from September to June (10 months).  Students begin their Beauty Therapy training with the CIBTAC & ITEC Beautician module.  The examination for this section of the course will be pre-Christmas. The Body Therapy and Electrical Epilation combined with the CIDESCO theory and Practical modules are started in the New Year. These examinations are held in April.  The CIDESCO examination is taken mid-June.   Students must have reached the required standard in all three CIBTAC examinations and satisfy the school’s criteria on suitability before being eligible to undertake the CIDESCO examinations. There is also a maximum number of days that any student may be absent for and CIDESCO strictly apply this for exam participation.

Beauty Specialist Module

  • Consultation
  • Skin Care/Analysis
  • Lash and Brow treatments
  • Electrical treatments to the face and neck
  • Face, neck and shoulder massage
  • Face Masks
  • Make-Up techniques
  • Nail Treatments
  • Waxing treatments
  • Product knowledge/Cosmetic Science

Electrical Epilation Module

  • Hair Anatomy
  • Endocrine System
  • Vascular System
  • Causes of Superfluous Hair
  • Methods of Temporary Hair Removal
  • Consultation and Contra-indications
  • Needles & Equipment
  • Technique of Electrical Epilation
  • Aftercare and Home care

Body Therapy Module

  • Cell/Tissues
  • Skeletal System
  • Muscular System
  • Vascular System
  • Digestive System
  • Respiratory System
  • Excretory/Urinary System
  • Endocrine System
  • Neurological System
  • Accessory Organs
  • Consultation/Assessment/Figure Diagnosis
  • Body Massage
  • Electrical Treatments
  • Aftercare/Homecare

Generic Subjects

  • Anatomy & Physiology of the Head, Face, Neck, Hands and Feet
  • Skin Structures and Function
  • Skin Diseases
  • Hair
  • Nails
  • Health & Hygiene
  • Electricity
  • Business Studies
  • Nutrition
  • Salon Procedures

The CIDESCO Module

The CIDESCO module of the course incorporates the above subjects and includes a facial, body and written examination.  Students must also produce a thesis on a beauty subject of their choice and demonstrate an additional subject during their Practical exam.

CIDESCO Case Studies (Thesis)

Students are also required to write a project of at least 3500 words on a subject chosen from the Syllabus of Beauty Therapy. This treatment must be offered to 4 different clients at least 3 times, which results in 12 case studies which are presented prior to the CIDESCO exam.

Course Times

Tuesday – Thursday 9.30am – 4.30pm

Friday 9.30am -1pm

College Salon commences in October and all students must participate on a Friday afternoon or Thursday evening practical session.

College holidays – Christmas & Easter

Course Fees

  1. The course fee is €7,450 (Non-refundable Deposit €2,000)
  2. Exam fees with ITEC/CIBTAC & CIDESCO of €1,245
  3. Course equipment fee of €250
  • Full College Kit
  • Dermalogica Kit
  • Uniform
  • Access to Online-learning materials
  • Course notes and Books.
  • Bronwyn Conroy Bag
  • Exclusive Gift