CIBTAC is a leading awarding body, proud of their international recognition for producing graduates of the highest calibre.
They offer a wide portfolio of courses with beauty therapy, spa, wellbeing, diet and nutrition, sports therapy and several other complimentary and holistic qualifications.
Established in 1977 as the education arm of BABTAC (British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology), CIBTAC are a not-for-profit organisation, continually reinvesting our income for the benefit of our accredited Centres and their Candidates.
Each of their courses are developed through close relationships with Government Agencies and employers from around the world, ensuring they are tailored to provide for the requirements of the international industry. Many of their Centres have been with CIBTAC for more than 30 years and their qualifying Graduates are sought after by first-rate employers because they are both educated to a high level and are salon ready.
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The Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT) acquired EMS Limited which trades as ITEC, the internationally-recognised Awarding Organisation and Examination Board. Through the acquisition of ITEC, VTCT have expanded their knowledge of examination-based qualifications
VTCT, is a Government-approved awarding organisation which has awarded world class qualifications since 1962 and has been at the forefront of developing the vocational system of qualifications in the United Kingdom ever since. Our full qualification package includes Hairdressing & Barbering, Beauty Therapy, Complementary Therapy, Sport & Active Leisure, Hospitality & Catering, Business & Retail and Learning & Development.
With more than 800 approved centres, VTCT has an ever expanding list of centres throughout the UK, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Cyprus, Kenya, India, South Africa and Australia. VTCT is a charitable organisation and its main activity as an awarding body is also its first charitable objective; to develop and provide high quality education and qualifications for the service industries.
With a head office in Eastleigh, Hampshire, VTCT employs around 40 staff and has a field force of over 70 external verifiers working on a contract basis.
VTCT is involved in many of the new initiatives being introduced into the education system, including the embedding of general education skills and online-assessment.
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