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Information for parents/guardians and students regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As always the care and education of our learners at IBHA is our priority. Following the announcement by the Minister of State for Education and the Prime Minister on Monday 23rd March 2020, IBHA will provide remote learning for all students. We are well equipped to do this through our online learning systems and tutors will make contact and provide detailed instructions of lessons, activities and assignments. Learners will be expected to log on at the start of each training day, engage in webinars, complete activities and assignments. Registers will be taken for their day of regular study.

We are also working closely with VTCT about how we will be able to complete assessments at home where practicable. This is an important point in the year for all learners and everyones role in supporting them will be crucial over the coming weeks. Please help to ensure there is a quiet space to work at home where possible, and make sure studying is undertaken during the regular days of study.

For students on Functional Skills qualifications, we will continue to remote teach and set work for learners undertaking functional skills and will update once we have further guidance from the awarding body as to how alternative assessment arrangements will be delivered.

There have been a number of queries in regards to whether courses will finish at the planned times stated. This is an unprecedented situation and we are endeavouring to support students to complete their qualifications at the dates planned, though we do anticipate that some groups may complete their courses a little later than planned due to disruption in face-to-face learning and restrictions on assessment of the qualifications by the awarding body.

We are in continued communication with VTCT, the ESFA and Department for Education (DfE) and will be updating our process and information once further guidance has been provided to us. If you have any questions please email info@ibha.co.uk.



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