Entry into the School

Students require a good general education and a sympathetic and caring nature.

Students must be 17 or over when sitting their final exams.

There is an increasing number of mature students entering the beauty profession. 3 'O' Levels or an equivalent standard are required but applicants may be accepted without 'O' Levels at the principals discretion.

The Examining Boards

The courses offered by the school prepare the student for I.T.E.C., C.I.B.T.A.C., C.I.D.E.S.C.O. qualifications.

C.I.D.E.S.C.O. (The Comite International D'Esthetique et de Cosmetologie)

Founded in 1946 to promote the same high standard of training in all its member countries. From Zurich, C.I.D.E.S.C.O. has established recognised levels of excellence throughout the world. The diploma is regarded by those in the world of beauty therapy as representing the highest standards of training available.

I.T.E.C. (International Therapy Examination Council)

Founded in 1973 to set and maintain high standards in the practice of beauty therapy. The I.T.E.C. syllabus is the result of over 40 years experience and is recognised worldwide.

C.I.B.T.A.C. (Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology)

Founded in 1976. It is the education arm of B.A.B.T.A.C. (The British Association of Beauty Therapy Cosmetology) which is the premiere international association for therapists and is highly recognised worldwide for its outstanding high quality international examinations.


Our national Level 2 and Level 3 courses are accredited by VTCT. They are the specialist awarding body for the hairdressing and beauty sector. VTCT is a Government approved Awarding Body offering National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs), Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) and other vocationally related qualifications (VRQs). VTCT has been in existence for over forty years and has been at the forefront of developing the vocational system of qualifications in the United Kingdom.

The courses meet our standards to ensure the continuation of our reputation for high standards and attention to detail in all aspects including professionalism, appearance, client care and treatment skills.

VTCT introduces the new Certificate of Excellence

All of our learners studying the VTCT courses are encouraged to achieve VTCT's new Certificate of Excellence. The purpose of the certificate is to recognise and reward those exceptional learners who are undertaking a VTCT qualification. Excellence is the school's standard.


Payment is due prior to the course start date and may be made by cheque, credit card or BACS.

Monthly payment plans available. Please call for information on how to pay for your course

We are registered with the Learning Skills Council and can accept payment by Professional Career Development Loans. For an application pack, please call 0800585505. Quote the school's learner provider registration number 8501