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  • About CIBTAC

Founded and Run by Industry Professionals 

The Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (CIBTAC) has been producing beauty, complementary & spa therapy graduates of the highest calibre since 1977. We offer a wide range of world-class qualifications, including beauty therapy, spa, complementary and teaching, striving to maintain and develop the highest standards of excellence internationally.

What We Do

Established in 1977, CIBTAC was created from an identified need to provide relevant, high-quality training within the beauty, complementary & spa industry. We were founded, and continue to be run, by passionate industry professionals.

Our mission is to prepare the therapists of the future for the world of work, ensuring that they are educated to the highest possible standard with the relevant skills and experience required to meet industry demands.

 

We are zealous advocators for issues affecting those working within the industry. We challenge poor practice, endeavour to educate the public on the importance of choosing a highly qualified therapist, and aim to inspire new generations to enter this rapidly growing international industry.

 

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CIBTAC Centres Worldwide

Discover more about CIBTAC centres, including how to become a CIBTAC centre, teaching at a centre or locating a centre.

We are a not-for-profit organisation registered in the UK, continually reinvesting our income for the benefit of our accredited CIBTAC centres and their students.

Our head office is in Gloucester, south west England, where our staff work alongside our sister organisation, the British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology (BABTAC). As not-for-profit organisations, both CIBTAC and BABTAC are managed by a Council of duly elected members who delegate the day-to-day management of both companies to a team of highly skilled staff based at our head office.

Contact CIBTAC head office.

We focus on the sector we know best.

With 40 years of experience in the world of aesthetics, beauty and complementary therapy, we specialise in offering qualifications in these areas, in addition to qualifications in teaching, assessing and management that support working in this growing global industry.

Our well-respected qualifications are designed and developed to produce highly-skilled, salon-ready graduates. With input from industry experts, government agencies and leading employers from around the world, our qualifications are tailored to provide for the requirements of the international industry.

Discover more about CIBTAC qualifications.

CIBTAC is proud to be an accredited awarding organisation, we are regulated by the UK government via OFQUAL and therefore our regulated qualifications appear on the UK framework (previously known as the QCF and changing to the RQF this year)

Why Choose CIBTAC?

  • My CIBTAC qualification has proved to be invaluable as any employer knows the standard of my skills before they even meet me. In fact, I was offered 2 jobs on the night of the awards dinner in London – do I need to say anymore?!

    ERICA COPELAND, CIBTAC STUDENT
  • CIBTAC qualifications are highly recognised in the Beauty Therapy sector, and also by the local Government internationally. High recognition and regards of CIBTAC qualifications are also seen by industry professionals and employers globally as all CIBTAC recognised courses are fully salon-ready with the highest standards and target for qualified therapists.

    HKBHA ACADEMY - HONG KONG, CIBTAC CENTRE
  • CIBTAC therapists are sought after worldwide and viewed as prestigious, excellent professionals with outstanding skills and knowledge. It sets you apart from the rest, aiding you to excel in your dream career.

    KIM FORD, CIBTAC EXAMINER