• Welcome to IBHA

    Career development in beauty
    and holistic therapy

Courses with government funding for 19+ years

We offer funded Level 2 and 3 Beauty, Nails, Complementary Therapies and Hairdressing courses for 19-23 year olds and 24+ depending on eligibility. Click here for more information on your eligibility. These courses are designed to help you gain employment, go on to further study or start an apprenticeship. Contact us to apply.

We also provide Sector-based Work Academy Programmes (SWAPs) with recommendations from the Job Centre. 

Places are limited so apply today!


Clear guidelines are provided to each student for keeping safe during visits to the academy for face to face teaching. We'd like to thank all of our students and employers for their continued support.

We are working closely with VTCT and are able to complete courses in a timely manner to enable students to progress in their studies and career pathways. 

If you have any questions please email [email protected].



Nationally recognised qualifications

Many employers want to recruit therapists who have a real sense of commercialism. Our beauty therapy courses will enable you to pursue the right path for your future in the beauty industry. We can help you stand out from the crowd.

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Level 2 and 3 apprenticeships

The perfect way to develop your career in beauty. Learn from experienced tutors whilst earning a wage and gaining real working experience in a salon or spa. Complete your training in stages, building confidence and professional competence as you go.

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Workshops and CPD

Keep up to date with the latest industry and consumer trends, acquire a new skill or expand your knowledge. Our CPD workshops provide you with an upskill advantage, keep the passion for your work strong and help you provide high quality treatments.

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Founders of the Amethyst Trust Specialist Cancer Massage course

The Amethyst Trust is a charity established in 2010 to meet the needs of people who have experienced cancer and are seeking massage, relaxation and pampering therapies in spas and salons throughout the UK. In partnership with the Amethyst Trust, we teach therapists of all disciplines to provide professional massage therapy to clients with experience of cancer safely, with confidence and competence and ensure that they are fully insured to do so. If you are a therapist or business owner and would like to welcome clients with experience of cancer into your business, we can provide quality training of safe and effective massage techniques and a comprehensive 'bolt on' insurance package to make sure you are fully covered.  Our experience has shown that regular massage for people with experience of cancer can:

  • Lead to improved physical and emotional confidence
  • Help people to express their emotions and deal with anger
  • Help people experience a new sense of calm, hope and positivity
  • Help develop a greater acceptance of their emotional and physical circumstances
  • Reduce isolation and fear
  • Reduce feelings of nausea and symptoms of pain and discomfort
  • Restore a sense of balance and wellbeing
  • Improve sleep