Kerry College and Cidesco Team in Support of Beauty and Spa Sector

Kerry College of Further Education and Training (Kerry College) has announced a new fee-free and fully funded skills development programme focused on sterilisation and sanitation for the Beauty Therapy and Spa industry.

Given the ongoing pressures on this sector due to COVID-19, Kerry College and CIDESCO International felt that schools, students, salons, spas and members would benefit immensely by entering into this globally recognised Award in Sanitation and Sterilisation programme.

Fully Online Programme

This fully online programme will be delivered by Kerry College’s Business Support Unit and certified by CIDESCO – a global leader in Beauty and Spa Training and education.

This initiative serves to introduce an international standard and practice of COVID-19 compliance for the Beauty Therapy Spas and Salons in County Kerry, which are world renowned in their own right.

A Gift of an Award

Kerry College Beauty Therapy Instructor, Tara O’Halloran-Cronin explains that this award was literally a gift to industry from CIDESCO.

“The CIDESCO Award for Sterilisation and Sanitation is a gift from CIDESCO International to industry, clients and partners and serves to bolster confidence and support in response to the challenges posed by Covid -19 in the beauty industry.

“We are supporting the industry partners that have in turn supported the Beauty Therapy course over the years, in the generous mentoring and hosting during the CIDESCO work placement phase of training,” said Ms.O’Halloran-Cronin.

The programme is funded by the Skills to Advance initiative and application criteria apply.

For More Information….

Businesses and staff who are interested are asked to contact Claire O’Shea on 066-714 96 90 or email to find out more.

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Information on all Business Support Unit courses is a SOLAS initiative which offers training and upskilling to employees in jobs undergoing change or who work in vulnerable sectors. More information here:

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