CIDESCO Diploma in Beauty & Spa Management Beginning September 26, 2023

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Includes Manual, textbooks and CIDESCO Examination. Online students will be able to take their final examination online. This will be facilitated by an international CIDESCO examiner.


Start Date: September 26, 2023

Test Date: January 23, 2024




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The aim of this 320-hour program is to provide candidates with the required information to efficiently and effectively operate a beauty or spa business where fundamental managerial skills and techniques are required.

The course is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of how to manage the aspects of a spa environment to individuals considering spa management or ownership. Prior esthetics or beauty therapy training is not required, however would be an asset.


This program includes lectures, readings, and assignments, and projects covering:

  • Trends and Technology
  • Operational Management
  • Leadership
  • Professional Development
  • Stock Control
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Business Plans

In order to be successful in this program, candidates should expect to spend at least 20-25 hours per week on readings, assignments, projects, and in live online sessions with an educator. Successful completion of 300 credit hours of participation, including the submission of a final business plan project, will qualify candidates to sit for the internationally recognized CIDESCO Beauty & Spa Management Diploma exam, conducted by a CIDESCO examiner.

Candidates must have strong computer and internet use awareness as well as strong English – in both written and oral form – to participate in this program. A PC or laptop, stable internet access, a functional webcam, and sufficient bandwidth will be required for full participation. Students must have access to email for class communication, as well as Microsoft Word or Google Docs, and Microsoft PowerPoint or Google Slides for assignments and the final exam.

While most of the course hours are self-directed, students should make time for weekly Instructor-Candidate check-ins, a few of which are considered to be mandatory. For a list of these times, consult the course calendar attached to this email. Be aware the events, times, and dates in the calendar may be subject to changes.




Why CIDESCO? Founded in 1946 in Brussels with a Head Office in Zurich, Switzerland, Comité International d’Esthétique et de Cosmétologie – CIDESCO is the World Standard for Beauty and Spa Therapy. Their membership is open to the leading schools, colleges, beauty salons and spas of the world and students looking to achieve a superior level of training and the CIDESCO Diploma qualification which is recognised worldwide.

What does this mean for you? Students earning this internationally accredited diploma will elevate their Business and Spa Management education and knowledge to a new level! This extensive program includes 16 lectures, at home assignments and interactive learning that will dramatically accelerate your business all while learning online!

What will I achieve? Upon completion of the program, students will be able to work anywhere in the world as a Beauty & Spa Manager. The CIDESCO brand identifies you as a leader worldwide in the industry. In addition, you will also develop and establish your own comprehensive business plan, providing you with the platform to launch your own business!

Is there a prerequisite and do I need industry experience? The Beauty & Spa Management is available to any person wishing to obtain a higher understanding of the management within the Beauty & Spa industry. No prior beauty or spa training is required.

Why register now? This one of a kind programme is a perfect opportunity to take an online course and earn knowledge that will set you apart from your competition and give you the skills and knowledge to succeed in running your own business or managing the most elite spas around the world!




  • Students will take this program at their own pace completing one lecture and assignment after another.
  • All assignments including the final business plan must be completed before the final exam.
  • Program Requirements: While no previous esthetics or spa training is required, any training in these areas of the beauty industry would be an asset. This course is available online under certain circumstances.
  • Examinations will include the submission of a complete business plan, an online theory exam, as well as a brief, online virtual presentation on a portion of the business plan to an international CIDESCO examiner.
  • This course requires that students have access to and be proficient in email, internet usage, Microsoft Word or Google Docs, Microsoft PowerPoint or Google Slides. Students will be expected to have portable access to the internet and an external ‘jump’ drive for some class activities.


*NOTE: For questions regarding order fulfillment, contact The Esthetic Institute via email: [email protected]


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