Full/Part Time Courses

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Full/part time international/national courses

International CIDESCO Beauty/Body/Electrolysis Diploma Including Aroma massage and Indian Head Massage.
Level 2 and Level 3
Delivered over 11 months. 
Our full time CIDESCO course is highly recommended for all students wishing to pursue a career within the beauty industry. The course may be started in September or February. Students will attend college 5 days per week over 11 months and will achieve Level 2 and 3 qualifications with ITEC, CIBTAC, CIDESCO and City and Guilds. The course is equivalent to 2 A Levels. Throughout their training, all students with gain extremely valuable salon experience in their own in-house structured training salon. All students attending this course will also have the option of attending the annual CIDESCO World Conference. This course can also be offered on a part time basis over 2 years with students attending 2/3 days a week. 
CIBTAC & ITEC  - Beauty / Body and Electrolysis
Level 2 and 3
Delivered over 10 months
This full time course requires students to attend college for 4 and a half days a week for 10 months. This course leads to the ITEC and CIBTAC qualification.

City & Guilds Combination course Level 2 & 3
Delivered over 10 months
This part-time course will run two days a week for 10 months. You will complete the course with an NVQ Level 2 and 3 in Beauty Therapy with the opportunity to progress onto the one day a week City & Guilds Level 4 course.  All training fees for this course can be covered by the 19+ learning loan which we will facilitate for you. Intakes are September and January. 
CIBTAC, ITEC, Beauty Specialist Diploma
Level 2
Delivered over 5 months. 
On this full time course students are required to attend college four days a week for 5 months. This course leads to ITEC and CIBTAC qualifications.
CIBTAC, ITEC, Body Treatments and Electrolysis
Level 3
Delivered over 5 months. 
On this full time course students are required to attend college five days a week for 5 months. This course leads to the ITEC and CIBTAC qualifications.
ITEC Electrolysis
Level 3
Delivered over 5 months
This is a half day course over 5 months (day to be confirmed)
ITEC Beauty Specialist Diploma
Level 2
Delivered 1 day over 11 months

ITEC Beauty Specialist
Level 2
Delivered 2 days over 5 months

ITEC Diploma in Massage Therapies
Level 3
Delivered over 5 months (2 days) or 9 months (2 evenings)  
Subjects covered are; Holistic Massage, Aroma Massage, Hot Stone Therapy along with Anatomy and Physiology. Intakes are September and February.
ITEC Holistic Massage
Level 3
Delivered over 5 months, 2 evenings (Monday & Wednesday 6pm till 9pm)
This is a part time course which consists of Holistic Massage and Anatomy and Physiology. It is delivered on Monday and Wednesday evenings over 5 months. Intakes are September and February.

ITEC Sports Massage Course
Level 3
Delivered over 5 months, 2 evenings (Monday & Wednesday 6pm - 9pm)
Intakes are September and February. Students on this course are given the opportunity to gain valuable work experience on the Bradford Bulls Rugby team at their pre-match training sessions.


ITEC Diploma in Theatrical Special Effects, Hair & Media Make-Up 

Level 3

Delivered over 10 Months.

This is a part time course delivered one day a week and will be completed in 11 months. The intakes of new students are September and February. This course is a great opportunity to become a skilled specialist in the area of make-up for the fashion, theatre and entertainment industry. There is a huge demand for individuals with skills that we can offer you. Especially the special affects module. 


ITEC Facial Electrotherapy

Level 3

Delivered over 5 Months

This is a part time course which is delivered one day a week (Thursday) for 5 months. We have two intakes of new students which are September and February. All candidates who want to apply for this course must be Level 2 qualified. 


City & Guilds Level 4

Delivered over 10 Months 
This is a part time one day a week course (Monday). The course includes a selection of management and marketing units, laser and pulse light therapy treatments and advanced dermatology. The 19+ loan and Business Development Loan may also be available for this course dependent on age and eligibility. 


Tailor Made CIDESCO Upgrade Course (11 months) 

Students applying to this course must have successfully attained L2 and L3 Beauty Qualifications. Graduates who have successfully completed these qualifications at an alternative college must hold 3 years' experience in the industry prior to attending this course.

Exciting news for 2016...
The Yorkshire College Of Beauty is pleased to announce from September 2016 the Level 4 City and Guilds Laser Anti-ageing unit will be covered within the CIDESCO programme at no additional cost.
We are also pleased to announce that limited bursary places will be available for our part-time Level 2 Beauty Course. Places will be available for students aged 16 to 18 holding a grade C or above in both English and Maths. This course will run from September 2016 to February 2017 or February 2017 to July 2017. On completion students will be guaranteed a place should they wish to continue their studies on either our government funded Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship program or our international CIDESCO program. Places are extremely limited and an early application is advisable. 
Acceptance is by interview only.
The bursary will cover all tuition fees however there will be a small 
cost for student kit and exam fees.
Please enquire for further details and an application form
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Examination boards

CIDESCO is the worlds' most prestigious International Beauty Therapy association whose main aim is to establish and uphold the highest standards of Beauty and Spa Therapy throughout the world. CIDESCO was founded in Brussels in 1946 and is now based in Zurich, Switzerland. The CIDESCO Diploma is regarded by those in the world of Beauty Therapy as representing the highest standards of training available. 

CIBTAC is the examining body of the British Association of Beauty Therapy. It is the largest professional organisation of therapists in the UK and was founded in 1977. The confederation has national and International recognition for producing graduates of the highest calibre. 

ITEC has been awarding high quality and respected industry qualifications since 1947 and currently hold examinations in many countries abroad as well as in the UK. 

City and Guilds are the leading skills development organisation, providing services to training providers, employers and trainees across a variety of sectors to meet the needs of todays workplace. They were founded on November 11, 1878 by the City of London to develop a national system of technical education. 

All examination boards carry out a thorough inspection of teaching standards and facilities before accepting any college to teach their exacting standards. Professional external examiners conduct all practical examinations for CIBTAC and ITEC and an International overseas examiner conducts the CIDESCO examination. 

Here are a few important factors/questions you need to consider before committing to a Beauty Therapy course;

1. What are the colleges previous examination results? 
2. Are their retention-figures and success rates good? 
3. Tutor qualifications and experience 
4. Guided learning hours and how/where they are delivered. Ideally should be 100% at college. 
5. Student testimonials 
6. What regulatory bodies does the college comply with e.g OFTSED, Matrix and Investors in People (ideally all of the above)?
7. Are employment statistics on completion of the course high?
8. Quality assurance procedure 
9. Names of salons that employ graduates (should be at least 10).


If you are an international student or moving away from home to study we have a choice of student accommodation within walking distance of the college. Our houses are fully furnished. If you would like to have a look around please feel free to contact us and book an appointment.

Celebrating your success

To celebrate your achievements and hard work, a lavish graduation ball is held at the end of the academic year where family and friends can attend to see you receive your diplomas. Special recognition awards are also given out including; Top CIDESCO Graduate, Student of the Year, Highest Academic Achiever, Most Promising Therapist, Top CIDESCO Specialist Subject, Part Time Student of the Year and Media Make-Up Student of the Year. These awards recognize hard work and dedication throughout the year. 

24+ Loans and career development loans

24+ Loans are available for Course 1, Course 2, Course 4, Course 7 and Course 9. 

Career Development Loans are available for Course 1, Course 2 and Course 9.
‘We are a professional and career development loan registered learning provider, registration number (3081). ‘ 

Student Visitor Visas are available for non EU residents for Courses 3 & 4. 
Important information

Advanced learning loans formerly known as the 24+ loan will be available for candidates aged 19 and above from September 2016. 

Loans are available for Level 3 – Level 6 courses commencing after August 2016 and applications can be made for these loans from May 2016. 

The following courses that the Yorkshire College Of Beauty currently offers that are eligible for the advanced learning loans are:

- Level 3 ITEC Diploma in Advanced Beauty Therapy
- Level 3 ITEC Diploma in Theatrical Special Effects, Hair and Media make- up
- Level 3 ITEC Diploma in Holistic Massage
- Level 4 City and Guilds Diploma in Advanced Beauty Therapy Techniques 

Students who have completed their CIDESCO programme will be eligible to apply for the Level 4 Advanced Beauty programme or the Level 3 Media Make up course to commence either September 2016 or February 2017 providing they are 19 and over. 

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