What Qualifications Do We Provide and Which Organisations Do We Work With?

There are quite a few qualifications that beauty schools offer. Some of them are highly recognised by employers, brands and industry a lot more than others. The question is, how to know which ones are, and which ones you should choose?

Here at LSBM, we work with the world’s most recognised organisations. We work with them closely to ensure the highest standards of teaching are always maintained and in place. In this way, we are able to help our students become industry experts. This also ensures our school is well recognised for its standard by the employers and industry in general.

What organisations do we work with and which qualifications do we provide here at LSBM?


CIDESCO, which stands for Comité International d’Esthétique et de Cosmétologie, is an international beauty therapy association. CIDESCO is renowned globally as the highest standard setter in the beauty and spa industry. It was founded in 1946 and has its headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.

CIDESCO offers certification for beauty and spa therapists, ensuring that they meet the highest standards in terms of skills, knowledge, and professionalism. CIDESCO-accredited schools and training centres provide education and training in various beauty and spa therapy techniques, including skincare, makeup, body treatments, and spa therapies.

Obtaining a CIDESCO diploma is a prestigious achievement for beauty therapists and signifies a high level of competence and expertise in the field. CIDESCO-certified professionals are highly respected in the beauty and spa industry worldwide. To earn a CIDESCO diploma, candidates must undergo rigorous training and pass comprehensive examinations, demonstrating their proficiency in various beauty and spa treatments.

CIDESCO also organizes international beauty and spa congresses, events, and competitions, bringing together professionals from around the world to share knowledge, showcase innovations, and celebrate the advancements in the beauty and spa industry.


CIBTAC stands for the Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology. Similar to CIDESCO, CIBTAC is an international awarding body that provides certifications in beauty and holistic therapies. It was established in 1977 and is recognized worldwide for its high standards in beauty therapy education and training.

CIBTAC offers a wide range of qualifications in beauty therapy, holistic therapies, and spa treatments. These qualifications are designed to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue a successful career in the beauty and wellness industry.

CIBTAC qualifications are awarded to students who have successfully completed training programs at accredited CIBTAC centres. These centres adhere to strict educational standards, ensuring that students receive quality education and practical training in various beauty and spa treatments.

CIBTAC certifications cover a variety of beauty and wellness treatments, including skincare, makeup, body massage, reflexology, aromatherapy, and spa therapies. Professionals holding CIBTAC qualifications are recognized for their competence and expertise in the field of beauty therapy and holistic treatments.


VTCT, which stands for Vocational Training Charitable Trust, is a leading international awarding organization that specializes in providing vocational and technical qualifications in a range of sectors. Established in 1962, VTCT offers qualifications in areas such as hairdressing, beauty therapy, complementary therapies, sports and active leisure, hospitality, and catering. Their certifications are designed to prepare individuals for careers in these industries, providing them with the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in their chosen field.

VTCT works with approved colleges, training centres, and academies worldwide to deliver their qualifications. These educational institutions offer VTCT-certified courses, ensuring that students receive high-quality training and education. VTCT qualifications are recognized and respected globally, making them valuable credentials for individuals pursuing careers in beauty, wellness, hairdressing, and related fields.

VTCT qualifications cover a wide range of topics, including skincare, makeup, hairdressing, nail technology, spa therapies, fitness instruction, sports massage, and more. Whether someone is aspiring to become a beauty therapist, hairstylist, fitness instructor, or massage therapist, VTCT certifications provide a pathway to acquiring the necessary skills and expertise.

In conclusion, a high standard is very important to us, that’s why we chose the organisations to work with that are leading in the world, to make sure that the industry standard is always kept high and we provide the best and up-to-date education for our students.

If you’d like to discuss opportunities at our school or learn more about the qualifications we provide, please contact us: +44 203 966 8690 or email at admission@beauty-school.co.uk

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