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.

From September 2022, this course was replaced by VTCT Level 2 and 3 beauty therapy combi course at Ray Cochrane Aesthetics Academy. VTCT beauty diplomas are OFQUAL accredited and recognised in the beauty industry.

However, if you are still 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.



Course Outline

Level 2 CIBTAC Diploma in Beauty Therapy with Level 3 Award in Facial Electrotherapy Treatments

  • Manicures – (regular painting techniques, french polish, hand massage and warm oil / paraffin wax nourishing treatments
  • Pedicures – (regular painting techniques, french polish, foot scrub and foot massage)
  • Facial and Skin Care – incorporating massage, mixing and application of face masques, steaming and extraction, product knowledge
  • Waxing – using both hot beeswax 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.


Students on the course will also cover a range of general studies that will better prepare them to become talented beauty therapists. These modules include Anatomy & Physiology, Contraindications to therapies, Diet and Nutrition. Students will also learn skills that will assist them in working in a salon such as Business Studies, Salon Management Fundamentals and Client Consultation. Students will also gain brand training for Dermalogica, BCL and gel polish.

Finally, as part of your CIBTAC beauty therapy course at LSBM, you will gain commercial salon experience. Once you have understood and practiced the treatments in your class and your tutor is confident in your skills, you will work in the LSBM salon. Clients come into the school to get treatments done by student therapists for a discounted price. The purpose of this day is for the students to practise their knowledge and skill with the different treatments they have been taught. This gives the students better experience and knowledge of many different skin types, body types, ages and ethnicities, making them industry ready by graduation.

CIBTAC, ITEC and CIDESCO require that you have salon experience to show that you are able to work to professional timings and complete a variety of treatments.

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, 4 Sep 2023 Long Lane, London EC1A 9PL Full Time 24 Weeks 5
Course Fee

£7,800 (VAT incl.)

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

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

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

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  • Initial deposit of 25% payment, £1,950.
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