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CIBTAC Beauty Therapy Diploma

This CIBTAC Beauty Therapy Diploma course is ideal for those who wish to have professional beauty training. The CIBTAC qualification was established over 17 years ago, and the Awarding Body is active within over 30 countries. CIBTAC qualifications are recognised and accepted as a prestigious award of competence in the industry.

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All prices are inclusive of course fees, mandatory course materials, awarding body registration & exam fees.

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Course Syllabus

During this course you will learn and become competent in the following:


  • Manicure  – regular painting techniques, french polish, hand massage and warm oil/paraffin wax nourishing treatments
  • Pedicure – regular painting techniques, french polish, deluxe spa and foot scrub and massage
  • Facial and Skin Care – incorporating massage, mixing and application of face masques, steaming and extraction and product knowledge
  • Waxing – using both hot bees wax and strip wax methods
  • Eyes – including eyelash and eyebrow tinting and shaping, application of false eyelashes and professional make-up from day and evening looks, through to bridal techniques
  • Electrical Facial Treatments – including Micro-current  – non-surgical lift, Vacuum Suction, Galvanic and Faradic E.M.S. machines
  • Artistic Gel Application for Manicure and Pedicure

Body Therapy

  • Swedish Body Massage
  • Figure Analysis
  • Electrical Body Treatments – including Micro-current, Vacuum Suction, Galvanic, Faradic E.M.S. (‘Slendertone’), G5 massage and  infra-red

Generic Studies

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the whole body
  • Client Consultation
  • Record-keeping
  • Contraindications to therapies
  • Retail Sales
  • Salon Management Fundamentals
  • Product Knowledge
  • Diet and Nutrition
  • Basic First Aid

In addition to this standard curriculum, we incorporate the following additional training:

  • Tanning – manual application
  • Indian Head Massage fully recognised qualification through VTCT
  • Hot Stone Therapy
  • Thalgo – slimming and firming body wraps
  • MURAD –  Blemish Control, Soothing & Relaxing, Anti-Ageing and Vitamin C, Infusion and Resurgence Renewal Facials
  • Artistic Gel – the ultimate long-lasting gloss soak-off gel

This diploma course provides high-quality training in virtually all the beauty treatments required for working in a professional salon, spa or health club environment. The CIBTAC qualification leads naturally onto the CIDESCO qualification. If you achieve a high enough result in the CIBTAC examinations, you may choose to do a further four months’ study to achieve the internationally recognised CIDESCO Beauty Therapy and Spa Diploma, please ask the education office for more details.

Commercial Salon Experience

Students will also participate in our student salon once they have built up a certain level of competency with treatments. Our salon is run by professional therapists and is open throughout the year, therefore we have a large client base for both our professional therapists and our student therapists.

* Although the ‘normal’ study hours are 9am – 5pm, you will also be required to practice your treatments in our student salon on a fairly regular basis, which will include late nights. In the case of late nights, time off in lieu is granted (usually by means of a later start time).


  • A high level of English is required, you must be able to speak, read, write and understand English fluently. (Suggestion of TOEFL score of 550 or higher for students when English is not their first language)
  • Suitable for an ‘A’ Level standard student (or international equivalent e.g. Baccalaureate or HSC)
  • The minimum age for entry to this course is 18 years - no exceptions. There is no upper age limit.
  • No previous experience beauty training required, although a good general education is essential for this demanding course.

Pricing Structure

Mandatory Materials

The following items are required on this course and included in the total course cost. If you already posses these items then you may deselect them at the booking stage.

Course Fee£
2x Uniform Tunic Tops£54.00
2x Uniform Trousers£44.00
1x Tabard£10.00
Cibtac Exam Fee£170.00
Towel Bundle£27.00
Waxing Kit£125.00
Manicure/Pedicure Kit£65.00
Facials Supplies£15.00
Electro-Therapy Supplies£10.00
Beauty Therapy Fact File Text Book£37.00
Body Therapy and Facial Work Text Book£27.00
Anatomy & Physiology Text Book£40.00
Indian Head Massage Registration Fee£60.00
Make-Up Supplies£20.00
Tinting Kit£25.00
Indian Head Assessment Book£5.00
Cibtac Registration Fee£25.00
Total Cost£

Optional Materials

The following items are not included in the course fee, however, they are highly recommended for this course. You will be able to add them during the booking stage.

International Students Fee (Band D)£650.00
LSBM Pro Brush Cleanser£10.00
LSBM Set of 17 Make-up Brushes and Brush Belt£98.00

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