Accredited by the Council of Educational Evaluation-Accreditation (S.E.K.A.P.)
Subsided by the Government of Cyprus
Duration:Two (2) years for obtaining the Diploma.
Location: Intercollege Nicosia
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The need for beauty care is becoming more and more essential in our fast-paced everyday life. The significantly updated aesthetics programme can now provide a comprehensive education in aesthetics and beauty therapy. The programme aims to provide students with the essential knowledge, skills and competences required by this ever popular industry. Within the programme students will acquire a variety of skills, beauty techniques and professional qualities that are necessary for a successful career in aesthetics and beauty care. The faculty and instructors of the programme are highly qualified and have many years’ experience in the field both in Cyprus and abroad.
The aim of the program is to provide professional training through a successful combination of theoretical underpinning courses and practical skills. Training on topics directly related to beauty and health, with emphasis on the latest technological and cosmetic advances, and the ever-increasing market needs.
Within the two academic years of the program emphasis is placed both on the acquisition of theoretical knowledge and practical skills. Students will complete their diploma course with specialization in 3 simultaneous occupations:
The programme includes all topics related to the profession of aesthetics and beauty therapy such as depilation, manicure and pedicure, facial skin care and body treatments, introduction to salon management, human anatomy & physiology, dermatology, exercise and nutrition, specialized facial and body electrical treatments, slimming treatments and holistic body massage.
Included in the programme is a complete syllabus for specialized Aromatherapy massage to include 43 essential oils and their therapeutic uses. Successful students will be eligible to achieve additional certification in this complementary massage therapy from ITEC U.K.
Students will also complete 3 specialized makeup courses within their studies on the diploma, The Basic makeup (level 1) Professional makeup – photographic (level 2) and Theatrical makeup (level 3).
Intercollege offers modern facilities and aesthetics equipment for all practical classes that aim to support training for the necessary skills required for this profession. Students will have the opportunity to attend and participate in presentations and workshops on the latest developments in the beauty profession utilizing specialized treatments and products. Throughout the second year students will have the opportunity to further improve their skills within a working salon environment setup, by offering a variety of beauty and aromatherapy treatments for a better preparation for their career.
Upon completion of the diploma students may continue their studies on the 3 year HND programme or the 4 year BA degree. These professional qualifications aim to better prepare the students and provide the necessary skills to manage a beauty salon, provide IPL (photothermolysis) applications as well as develop their expertise and specialize in facial skin care and bodycare/slimming treatments.
Successful graduates would also be eligible to specialize in other beauty or complementary therapies such as:
- Electro Epilation
- Nail Extensions and Nail Art
- Eyelash Extensions
- Permanent Makeup / Microblading (Tattoo)
Once their program is complete, graduates could be prospectively employed in beauty salons, cosmetics and beauty trading companies and health & fitness centers as an aesthetician. In addition students may utilize their makeup skills for employment in television production, theatre, advertising production and magazine editorials. As a qualified Aromatherapist graduates could be successfully employed within health centers, Spa resorts and hotels as a masseur and an aromatherapist.
The Intercollege aesthetics programs are accredited by ITEC U.K. as one of the largest international examination bodies for beauty and complementary therapies. Intercollege offers its’ students the opportunity to sit ITEC external examinations to gain additional international recognition for their studies
As graduates of the 2 year Diploma programme students are eligible for registration with the Cyprus Association of Beauticians (S.A.K.) and the Cyprus Ministry of Health for their Professional (but restricted) Working License and the Cyprus National Register of qualified aestheticians.
Aest 100 Professional Ethics
Aest 101T Facial Therapy Theory I
Aest 101P Facial Therapy Practical I
Aest 102T Facial Electrotherapy Theory II
Aest 102P Facial Electrotherapy Practical II
Aest 103T Body Treatment Theory I
Aest 103P Body Treatment Practical I
Aest 107T Epilation Theory
Aest 107P Depilation Practical
Aest 108T Makeup Theory I
Aest 109P Makeup Practical II
Aest 110 Dermatology I
Aest 112 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
Aest 113 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Aest 115 Electrotechnology
Aest 116 Cosmetic Science
Aest 118T Aromatherapy Theory I
Aest 118P Aromatherapy Practical I
Aest 128T Manicure & Pedicure Theory
Aest 128P Manicure and Pedicure Practical
Aest 131 Occupational Health and Safety
Aest 200 Exercise
Aest 201 Salon Management
Aest 203P Facial Electrotherapy Practical III
Aest 204T Body Electrotherapy Theory II
Aest 204P Body Electrotherapy Practical II
Aest 205P Body Electrotherapy Practical III
Aest 210 Dermatology II
Aest 214 Human Anatomy and Physiology III
Aest 208T Theatrical Makeup Theory
Aest 208P Theatrical Makeup Practical
Aest 218T Aromatherapy Theory II
Aest 218P Aromatherapy Practical II
Aest 219P Aromatherapy Practical III
Aest 220 Nutrition and Diet
Aest 234 Plastic Surgery
Aest 291 Practicum I
Aest 292 Practicum II
Aest 293 Advanced Aesthetics Techniques