Recognised qualifications in beauty and holistic therapy

Ensuring confidence and commercial competence

There is an ever-growing demand from employers that all beauty and holistic therapists are trained to meet the requirements of commercial salons and spas, as well as consumer trends. Our courses will enable you to pursue your desired field and lead you onto the right career path for your future in the beauty industry, combining nationally-recognised training with hands-on salon experience.

We believe that the application and delivery of traditional training methods will ensure you are salon-ready. You will benefit from small class sizes of up to 10 students, one-to-one guidance, study support, professional development and career advice. 

Students are taught over and above the required standards to ensure commercial competence and confidence. The kudos of these well respected qualifications will increase employment options in salons and spas throughout the world or prepare you to be self-employed and successfully managing your own business.

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Our beauty and holistic therapy qualifications

The courses offered follow the syllabi of international awarding bodies, are mapped to the National Occupational Standards and represent the highest level of qualification available. The Level 3 Diplomas in Complementary Therapies, Aromatherapy and Reflexology are acceptable for registration on the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council; a voluntary regulator for complementary health practitioners in the UK.


Level 2

Level 2 Award in Gel Polish Techniques
Ideal for anyone who wants to offer gel polish on the hands and feet. On this one day course you will learn gel application, maintenance and removal. 

Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy General
Begin your career in beauty therapy. This course will prepare you to gain employment, work as a self-employed therapist or progress to Level 3. 


Level 3

Level 3 Award in Indian Head Massage
Learn a range of practical skills and the theoretical knowledge required to perform Indian head massage to a professional standard. 

Level 3 Certificate in Swedish Massage
Ideal for complete beginners and Level 2 therapists, this course teaches the amazing benefits of massage and touch therapy. 

Level 3 Certificate in Facial Electrical Treatments
This course delivers a solid foundation for those who want to offer high-end treatments such as advanced aesthetics. 

Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Massage
This course is ideal for anyone who wants to offer a range of body massage services and share the amazing benefits of touch therapy. 

Level 3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies
Learn to provide aromatherapy, reflexology and body massage treatments and obtain skills in business development and planning. 

Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology
As well as practical treatment delivery, you will learn the history and theory behind reflexology and explore the benefits for a variety of health conditions. 

Level 3 Diploma in Nail Services
This course will enable you to provide a full range of hand and foot treatments including nail enhancements and basic airbrush and nail art designs. 

Level 3 Award in the Principles and Practices of Assessment
Becoming an assessor allows you to share your real-life beauty experience with students. This is the beginning of another rewarding chapter in your career. 

Level 3 Certificate in Stone Therapy Massage
Learn to enhance your clients' massage experience, whilst protecting yourself from the risk of repetitive strain injury with the use of heated Basalt stones. 

Level 3 Certificate in Epilation
Become a specialist in permanent hair removal and make a difference by helping clients to manage facial hair growth with this affordable yet effective treatment. 

Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Treatments
This course is ideal for anyone who wants to offer a range of beauty services in a salon or spa. 

Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy
Learn the art of blending essential oils and combining them with specific massage techniques which makes for an amazing experience for your clients. 

Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology
This course will enable you to provide a full range of hand and foot treatments including nail enhancements and basic airbrush and nail art designs. 

Level 3 Diploma in Make-up Artistry
Gain skills in instructing clients on make-up application, media make-up including applying small ready-made prosthetic pieces and much more.


Level 4

Level 4 Award in Skin Blemish Removal
Learn to carry out advanced electrical epilation techniques for the treatment of skin tags, milia, telangiectasia, spider naevi and blood spots


Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Beauty Therapy
Focused on advanced beauty practices for reducing hair growth using intense light and laser treatments and skin rejuvenation.


Level 4 Diploma in Salon Management
Develop your self-confidence and learn strategies for managing people and business growth whilst sharing experiences with industry peers. 

Level 4 Certificate in Laser and Light Treatments
Learn the full range of laser and light/IPL treatments, including hair removal and skin rejuvenation (anti-ageing, red vein, acne, pigmentation and scarring). 


Level 4 Diploma in Permanent Hair Removal and Skin Rejuvenation
In addition to permanent hair removal and skin rejuvenation, this course teaches advanced electrolysis for treating skin lesions such as skin tags and milia. 


Level 4 Diploma in Providing Therapies for Clients with Cancer or other Life-limiting Conditions
Designed to give you the essential knowledge to assist you in providing your therapeutic skills within a clinical setting.


What our graduates say

"I have really enjoyed studying my Level 3 Beauty Therapy course at IBHA. Our teachers Sam, Jodi and Debbie have been excellent and all have years of industry experience. The course is very detailed and I feel confident about going out and using my skills; it has also been great having the girls downstairs in the salon to mentor us too! IBHA also has the best CPD options and additional courses with industry leaders like Nouveau Lashes and Decleor. I'm so glad I chose to study here and will miss it lots when I graduate. Thank you so much." August 2017.