september, 2018

18sep - 18junsep 1810:00 amjun 18FeaturedCIDESCO Full Time Beauty Therapy Sept 2018-February 2019(september 18) 10:00 am - (june 18) 4:00 pm Temple Hall, Temple Road, Blackrock, Co Dublin, Ireland

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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 from month two 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 consistently high standards that we deliver. We leverage our relationships with the these leading Brands and Employers to ensure our students receive an unrivaled study experience and job opportunities. Our Students train with

  • Environ
  • Dermalogica
  • Jane Iradele
  • Top Industry MUAs & Make-Up Brands

This is a challenging and demanding course. It is for this reason that we insist on meeting with anyone who is interested in enrolling to ensure that this is the right choice for them. Our Tutors have all gained many years of commercial experience and in some cases, are still working in the industry. This ensures that the teaching is up-to-date and fresh.

School Patron Jennifer Rock

We are delighted to welcome Jennifer Rock aka “The Skin Nerd” to the BC team as School Patron.  As a Leading Skin Specialist as well as a fully Qualified CIDESCO Therapist and Tutor, who has previously taught CIDESCO in our School, Jennifer is an ideal partner for our School.  Jennifer’s role will include visits with our CIDESCO Students throughout their term time with us. She will also be the main contributor to our School Blog and is involved with advanced Skin Course development on an on-going basis.  Jennifer’s professional approach to skin and to her role as an Educator within the Beauty Industry was an ideal fit for our collaboration. Jennifer’s passion is education and The Bronwyn Conroy Brand was her first choice for a partnership.

Powerscourt Hotel Scholarship & Full Time Position

We are delighted to announce a new partnership with Powerscourt Hotel, Enniskerry. The ESPA Spa in Powerscourt Hotel, which is managed by a Bronwyn Conroy Therapist, have offered us a wonderful opportunity for one of our CIDESCO students. Upon completion of the course, Powerscourt will offer a full-time position to one of our students and refund 50% of the Course fees paid! The Criteria for achieving this opportunity will be clearly explained at interview and throughout the course. This is a Unique offering from a Private Beauty College in Ireland and demonstrates the recognition that our students receive within the Beauty Industry in Ireland.

The Beauty Industry is a customer focused business so it is critical that you have an interest in maximising your communications skills as well as an ability to sell beauty products, services and your skills.  Working in our College Salon each week ensures that you are offered the opportunity to “learn to sell” under the watchful eye of Industry experts who have successfully run their own business’ and are now more than happy to pass on their skills and expertise.

Environ Skin Care

We are delighted to announce a new partnership with Environ Skin Care Brand.  In addition to 2 days training with Environ for all our students, a further 4 days training Advanced Skincare treatments is offered with this amazing brand. Upon completion of their CIDESCO Course students can also participate in a further one-week post grad training programme to move their skills to the next level.  Once again this is exclusive to a Private Beauty School in Dublin and ensures that our students leave being qualified in the use of 2 world renowned brands, Dermalogica and Environ. These products are introduced when the students are about to commence their College Salon hours.  This offers the students the opportunity to offer “real” salon treatments that can be used to gain confidence but most of all are weeks of real life work-experience whilst still in College!

We have now also added the Jane Iredale makeup range to our training. This is another of the IIAA Skincare brands and includes 1 day of makeup training from the IIAA to our Full-Time Students.

Study Mentor

We have this year, added a study mentoring service working with Mr Tony Bellew of One2one mentoring.  Tony works with our students  to assist them in applying structure to their studies.  Tony re-visits during the school term to help the students with any issues they may be having in organising their study routines.  He is also available on a one-to-one basis, at a separate fee, should the student require further help and assistance.

International CIBTAC/ITEC/CIDESCO Beauty Therapy Course

CIBTAC is an International Examination Board responsible for the education and training of Beauty Therapists worldwide. It has built up its reputation over 25 years and is renowned for its high levels of training and strict quality control. There are now over 150 schools in 18 countries accredited to offer the prestigious CIBTAC Awards.  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. It is now one of the world’s leading and most successful awarding bodies specialising in Beauty and Complementary Therapy, Sport, Fitness and Hairdressing sectors. In 2011 ITEC awarded over 38,000 Certifications in over 38 countries. ITEC examination process involves 5 Theory papers, one in each of the disciplines, these are multiple choice and have 50 questions per subject.

ITEC fosters a close working relationship with our College partners who total over 655 across the world, and has offices in London, South Africa and Asia Pacific and representation in Ireland and the United States of America. ITEC offers Colleges and learners one of the largest Beauty and Hairdressing qualification portfolios including qualifications for employability, specialist subjects and skills enhancement (CPD) The pass rate for ITEC is 60% ITEC has 5 Theory exams of 50 questions for each skill as well as a full practical exam.

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 CIDESCO/CIBTAC/ITEC 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.

The CIBTAC & ITEC modules and the subjects covered in each are as follows:

Beautician Module


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


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



Students also cover the following 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 of the course incorporates 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.

Case Studies (Thesis) CIDESCO

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.

Research is required and helps the student learn more about the Industry as they study a subject that they have chosen themselves.


Course Times

From September

Tuesday – Thursday 9.30am – 4.30pm

Friday 9.30 -1pm

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

College holidays – Christmas & Easter

 Payment plan:

The course fee is €7450.00

Exam fees with ITEC/CIBTAC & CIDESCO of €1245.00

Extras €250.00 Includes

Full College Kit

Dermalogica Kit



Course notes and Books.

Insurance for €150.00 which covers cancellation for Medical or accident as well as AIT Student Insurance.


The deposit of €2000.00 is non-refundable.


Deposit€2000.00To be paid to confirm
Sep and January Payments€3547.502 payments
Monthly Payments€895.00 8 Months Sep – Apr


If the course is cancelled after it has commenced, full fees are due.  A credit application agreement will be completed and signed by all students on the first day agreeing to the terms and conditions above to enable fees to be charged should a cancellation occur.


The school year will finish with a Graduation event, when we hope that friends and family can join our students and the Bronwyn Conroy Team to celebrate the successful completion of their course. This event will be in the Beaufield Mews in Stillorgan on Saturday 16th of June from 12 noon until 5pm The ticket price is €50.00 which includes pre-lunch drinks reception, lunch, music, ceremony awards.  We will also have a Professional Photographer on site who will offer discounted family photo opportunities. 

Banking Details: –

Bronwyn Conroy

Bank of Ireland, Blackrock Co Dublin

IBAN IE44 BOFI 9010 2878 7882 13

Account 78788213

Sort Code 901028



September 18 (Tuesday) 10:00 am - June 18 (Tuesday) 4:00 pm


Bronwyn Conroy International Beauty School

Temple Hall, Temple Road, Blackrock, Co Dublin, Ireland

This course requires a deposit

Deposit for Full Time CIDESCO Beauty Therapy

Deposit 2,000.00

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