CIDESCO Comité International d’Esthétique et de Cosmétologie

Founded in 1946 in Brussels with their Head Office in Zurich, Switzerland, Comité International d’Esthétique et de Cosmétologie – CIDESCO is the World Standard for Beauty and Spa Therapy. CIDESCO membership is open to leading schools, colleges and beauty centers of the world and students looking to achieve a superior level of training and the CIDESCO Diploma qualification which is recognized worldwide. The CIDESCO Diploma is the world’s prestigious qualification for Aesthetics and Beauty Therapy which has set international standards since 1957. CIDESCO are proud to provide training and education in a wide range of beauty and spa therapies to produce graduates of the highest caliber. Sought after by employers worldwide, the CIDESCO Diploma is a mark of high achievement, fully opening up a world of career opportunities to graduates. The CIDESCO portfolio of Diplomas at LSBM includes Beauty Therapy, Spa Therapy and Post Graduate. CIDESCO courses are developed by an international Education Committee formed of world leading professionals in the fields of beauty therapy and spa in association with employers.

Website – cidesco.com

The Confederation of International Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology

Established in 1977 as the education arm of BABTAC (British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology), CIBTAC are a not-for-profit organisation, continually reinvesting their income for the benefit of their accredited Centres and their Candidates. Each of their courses are developed through their 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.

CIBTAC QCF qualifications are designed to ensure an exceptional quality of graduate is entering the sector whilst providing a flexible learning structure that allows each individual to design their portfolio of qualifications depending on their career aspirations. They are recognised by the British Government Qualification and Credit Framework which is often used to support local Governments’ qualifications throughout the world to enable international recognition for the learner.

Website – cibtac.com

Vocational Training Charitable Trust

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. Their full qualification package for LSBM includes Beauty Therapy and Complementary Therapy.

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.

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.

Website – vtct.org.uk


Make-up Art Standards Authority

MASA was founded specifically to fill in the gaps in Make-up tuition and bring current industry practice back into education. Working with MASA allows tutors to offer the very best in Make-up Artistry education. MASA go beyond the norm with their curricula, flow, pace of learning and support. You will have at your disposal engaging material, tools and resources that enhance your teaching style, plus a fully comprehensive facilitation manual to guide you through the syllabus. Courses have been designed in collaboration with major industry bodies, make-up artist agencies, current leading make-up artists and HABIA. Courses maximize educational learning in the most efficient and effective time scales.

Website – masa-london.com

ASIC Accreditation Service for International Colleges

This school is accredited to provide courses which require student visas. We have been awarded commendable grades in health & safety, management, and staff resources and are also regularly inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate [ISI].

In the UK and in most other countries, it is a legal requirement to hold a recognised qualification in the therapy you wish to practice, in order to obtain a licence and/or liability insurance. Your qualifications prove that you are competent in the skills that they cover. You will find some very useful information regarding insurance and industry recognition on the Federation of Holistic Therapists and BABTAC websites. Some schools only offer their own ‘in-house’ diplomas. These are not industry-recognised, and would not be sufficient to work in the industry, even if you wish to work from your own home on a private basis. Competency is evaluated in two ways at this school depending on the course you are studying and the qualifications being pursued. There are both written and practical assessments for each module and a final theory and practical exam. This is something you should discuss with us before enrolling.

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