Why take CIBTAC Beauty Therapy Diploma

The Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (CIBTAC) has been producing beauty, complementary & spa therapy graduates of the highest calibre since 1977.

The CIBTAC Professional Beauty Therapy Diploma is a level 3 internationally recognised beauty therapy diploma designed so that graduates become fully qualified beauty therapists who are salon ready and able to explore the wide beauty career path of their choice.

If you are interested in completing the CIBTAC Beauty Therapy Diploma, you can enrol at our sister school – The London School of Beauty & Make-Up. The school is located at 18-19 Long Lane, London EC1A 9PL.

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Course Outline

What will you learn?

  • Manicure – regular painting techniques, french polish, hand massage and warm oil/paraffin wax nourishing treatments
  • Pedicure – regular painting techniques, french polish, deluxe spa, foot scrub and massage
  • Facial and Skin Care – incorporating massage, mixing and application of face masques, steaming and extraction, 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
  • Swedish Body Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Figure Analysis
  • Electrical Body Treatments – including Micro-current, Vacuum Suction, Galvanic, Faradic E.M.S. (‘Slendertone’), G5 massage and infrared
  • 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
  • Business Studies
  • Individual Customisation of Treatments


  • Indian Head Massage
  • Dermalogica® product training
  • BCL® product training
  • Gel polish training
To obtain the CIBTAC  Beauty Therapy Diploma you will need to complete the outlined modules across a 24 week period.
The modules are:
  • 1 Aesthetic Treatments including Facial electrical machines
  • 2 Body Treatments including Swedish body massage and electrical machines
  • 3 Figure Diagnosis
  • 4 Anatomy and Physiology


It was 7 months of hard work but worth every second of it. I made so many friends which I’m sure will be with me for life. Everyone at Ray Cochrane makes you feel special and part of a family and you only have to look at the reunion parties to see that even after so many years, graduates remain close with each other. Like everyone in my class, it hardly took any time to get a job. I’m working at luxury Health Club and because of my training, I honestly find the work easy. I’m looking forward to what the future holds for me but I’m confident that no matter what happens because I have this qualification in hand and with my skills, I can work my way up and be the very best.

_Roxy Ward, London

I would highly recommend The Ray Cochrane Beauty School. They are very professional and made me feel welcome straight away. They have helped me every step of the way in getting my CIBTAC diploma and because of that diploma and it being internationally recognised I felt I was ready to make a fresh start in another country and 3 years in my life is incredible. I’m so happy and I’m glad I’m a Beauty Therapist because it’s given me this life.

_iona Applegate, Australia

I studied for my Cibtac, CIDESCO, laser and IPL qualifications at this school. All the teachers were amazing. From the content of the lectures to the one to one care they took during practicals. I could not thank them all enough for the amount they have tought me in such a short time. I left feeling confident to enter the industry and to see where life takes me :)

_Shelini Morjaria, London

Dates and fees
Start Dates Location Course Type Duration Places Left
Mon, 2 Sep 2024 LSBM, Long Lane, London EC1A 9PL Full Time 24 Weeks 3
Course Fee

£7,800 (VAT incl.)

Including CIBTAC examination fees, study materials, beauty kits and uniforms

Other Fees

£119 (OPTIONAL *** MASA Set of 17 Brushes & Brush Belt - Purchase at the school on first day)

Monday – Thursday 9am – 5pm
Course length: 24 weeks

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  • 1 What qualifications will you gain?

    - CIBTAC Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy services - CIBTAC Level 3 Award in Facial Electrotherapy treatments - CIBTAC Level 3 Certificate in Body Therapy services - LSBM Certificate for Indian Head Massage - LSBM Certificate for the Application of Gel Polish

  • 2 Entry Requirements

    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) The minimum age for entry to this course is 18 years – no exceptions. No previous experience required, although a good general education is essential for this demanding course. An informal interview is required for this course, either by phone or in person. International students will be required to gain a ‘Standard Visitor Visa’ and pay the relevant International Student Fee for this course. If you have any medical conditions, please email contact@beauty-school.co.uk or call us on 020 3026 7453 BEFORE booking on to the course. This will allow us to discuss the practicalities of you completing the course. Failure to do so may result in you not being able to join the course.


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