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This CIBTAC Beautician Diploma course provides high quality training in all the beauty treatments required to work in a modern salon environment. It is the perfect starting point for anyone wanting to become a professional beautician. This course leads to an internationally recognised CIBTAC diploma allowing the CIBTAC beautician to work worldwide.

This tailored course offers students more convenient hours to study the beautician course, with theory available online from our new E-Learning portal and a school salon work experience that will ensure you are more commercially ready to work in the beauty industry. This course has been designed specifically to accommodate a more flexible learning approach for students wishing to train alongside family life, work or other commitments.

The course requires students to attend the beauty school for face-to-face practical protocols with theory lectures accessed from our online student portal. Practical experience is an essential part of this beauty course, as such we have created a school salon environment to provide you with the opportunity to gain valuable experience and confidence. The school salon will operate at specified times throughout the week and weekend. Students are required to work for a minumum of 3 hours per week in the school salon performing treatments on clients. Students are asked to encourage clients, friends and family to come to the school salon for treatments to facilitate their own practical experience, examinations and assessment procedures.


£330.00 (Books, uniform & kit)
Examination Fees:
Start Date:
Mon, 11th October 2021
Monday - Tuesday
9.30 a.m. - 1.30 p.m.

After completing the CIBTAC Beautician Diploma course we would recommend that you follow-on from this course by taking the CIBTAC Body Therapy Diploma or CIBTAC Massage, Anatomy & Physiology. With these combined beauty therapy qualifications you will acquire all the skills needed to work in a day spa, hotel spa or health resort as a beauty therapist.

Once you have completed the CIBTAC Beautician and Body Therapy qualifications, you will be able to continue to study to achieve CIDESCO Beauty Therapy Diploma qualification. Please ask for more details on the CIDESCO beauty qualifications.

CIBTAC beautician course covers:

  • Consultation, record keeping
  • Skin care and skin analysis
  • Eyelash and eyebrow tinting 
  • Eyebrow shaping 
  • Electrical facial treatments - steaming, vacuum suction, galvanic, faradic, and micro-current 
  • Facial massage, neck and shoulder and decollete
  • Mask treatments
  • Make-up - day and evening looks, bridal make-up
  • Manicure including French manicure
  • Pedicure including foot scrub and mask
  • Waxing treatments both hard wax and strip wax
  • Product knowledge and retail sales
  • Cosmetic science 

Other subjects

  • General study of circulatory system
  • Nerves of the face
  • Muscle and bones of head, face, neck, hands and feet
  • Skin structure, functions, diseases and disorders
  • Hair anatomy
  • Nail anatomy, diseases and disorders
  • Health and hygiene
  • Electricity theory 
  • Business studies

Additional training and workshops

As part of the CIBTAC Beautician course our students get the opportunity to participate in practical demonstrations and workshops all included in the tuition fees, in a wide range of additional subjects in beauty therapy.​

  • Spray tanning
  • Gel polish 2 week manicure
  • Stress relief scalp massage

​Extracurricular courses available (students receive 10% discount)

  • Intimate waxing 
  • Aromatherapy for therapists
  • Reflexology for therapists
  • Acrylic nail extensions
  • Gel nail extensions
  • Brilliant brows
  • Ilash Xpress extensions 

Course Requirements List 

  • School uniform - navy tunic top and navy trousers
  • Full beauty kit for home practice and class use
  • Manicure and pedicure kit for home practice and class use
  • Waxing kit for home practice
  • Tinting kit for home practice and class use
  • Beautician course notes 
  • Anatomy & physiology course notes
  • Top skin care brands Eve Taylor and Lily Lolo mineral make-up products for class use

Not included in course requirements but needed 

  • Full set of professional make-up brushes (supplied POA)
  • Make-up kit (supplied POA)
  • A pair of black shoes
  • Navy cardigan 
  • Stationary items 
  • Ballieres Nurses Dictionary - not essential but recommended

Examination: The pass mark for CIBTAC is 60%.

Theory: 1½ hours multiple choice paper
Practical: 3¼ hours