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.

We also offer a range of nationally recognised Level 2 courses that can be taken online in your own time. Scroll down to see the full list of courses that we offer.


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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 Hairdressing
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 2 Diploma in Nail Services
A job-ready qualification which will provide the knowledge, understanding and skills required to work competently in the nail industry.

 

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 Certificate in Beauty Therapy Studies (Massage)
This course is ideal for anyone who wants to offer a comprehensive range massage therapy, working independently, in a spa or salon.  
 

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.

 



Nationally Recognised Level 2 Courses

We also offer a range of government funded Level 2 courses. These online courses are great for personal and professional development and can be claimed with full funding if you meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Over 19 and have lived in the UK/EU for the last three years. (Ages 19-23 are eligible for free courses if they have already achieved a full Level 2 qualification or equivalent. Ages 19-23 who have not achieved a full Level 2 qualification may be subject to costs). Please note there is no age limit.
  • Living in England but not currently residing in the following devolved areas- Greater London, West of England, West Midlands, Liverpool City Region, Greater Manchester, Sheffield City Region, Tees Valley or North of Tyne.
  • Not studying towards any other qualification.

Here are the courses we're offering:

 

Creating A Business Start Up

This qualification will:

  • Focus on the study of starting a business
  • Support learners in creating a business plan

The objective of this qualification is to:

  • Gain an understanding of the steps of creating and developing a business start-up
  • Develop an awareness of business skills
  • Increase self-awareness and aid personal development 

 

Principles of Business Administration

This qualification aims to provide learners with the underpinning knowledge that is required by employees to work in a range of different environments in a business administration role.

The objectives of this qualification are to help learners to:

  • Develop essential knowledge of how to carry out administrative tasks such as how to manage information and supporting events
  • Know how to apply their knowledge in a variety of industries and job roles

 

Mental Health First Aid And Mental Health Advocacy In The Workplace
The purpose of this qualification is to give learners the skills to support colleagues with mental health problems. These skills will be gained by increasing the learner’s knowledge and understanding of mental health conditions and the principles of mental health first aid and how this can be implemented in the workplace.

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Equality And Diversity

This qualification aims to:

  • Introduce the concepts of equality and diversity in a variety of environments including society, the community and the workplace
  • Outline the effects of prejudice and discrimination
  • Allow the learner to examine rights and responsibilities
  • Stress the importance of taking individual responsibility and action to help and support others
  • Provide a basis for further study and/or career development.

The objectives of these qualifications are to help learners to:

  • Raise their awareness of the issues surrounding equality and diversity
  • Apply this awareness through their actions in society, community and the workplace

 

Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties

This qualification aims to give learners knowledge of different Specific Learning Difficulties, how they are diagnosed and how individuals can be supported. The qualification can be used by a wide range of learners looking to improve their knowledge and awareness in this subject area.

This qualification will be suitable for anyone looking to build their knowledge of dyslexia and other learning difficulties.


Understanding Autism

This qualification aims to develop learners’ understanding of autism and the principles of supporting individuals with autism - covering the person-centred approach and influence of positive communication methods, how to support positive behaviour, and how individuals with autism can be supported to live healthy and fulfilled lives.

The objective of this qualification is to help learners to progress within employment in a variety of sectors, and in a number of job roles where an understanding of autism and knowledge of how to support people with autism is required.

 

 

Principles of Customer Service

This qualification aims to:

  • Provide learners with the underpinning knowledge that is required by employees to work in a range of different environments within a customer service role.

The objectives of this qualification are to help learners to:

  • Develop essential knowledge of how to carry out customer service tasks, such as how to manage information and supporting events
  • Know how to apply their knowledge in a variety of industries and job roles

 

Awareness of Mental Health Problems

This qualification aims to raise awareness of mental health and a range of mental health problems.

This qualification is designed for anyone looking to develop their understanding of mental health and the problems that can cause mental ill health.

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Understanding Nutrition And Health

This qualification aims to:

  • Increase understanding of the principles of healthy eating and the role of food in maintaining health
  • Increase confidence in planning and achieving a healthy diet
  • Provide an understanding of how an individual’s dietary requirements change throughout their life
  • Provide an understanding of food labelling and the ability to use information from food labels
  • Provide information on eating disorders
  • Increase understanding of the role of a healthy diet for weight management
  • Increase understanding of the principles of food safety in a home environment

 

Principles of Team Leading

Having strong team leadership skills is essential for providing guidance, direction and instruction within a group. This inevitably leads to more effective teamwork and more motivated employees. Being able to manage a team effectively is critical in the current job market, where employee productivity and team outcomes are closely monitored.

This qualification is designed to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding required to successfully lead a team.


Information, Advice or Guidance

This qualification aims to develop the learner’s knowledge and understanding of the key principles of information, advice or guidance and applying these within their own context.

The objectives of this qualification are to prepare learners for further training and to support a role where learners may give initial information, advice or guidance to others.


Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent

The purpose of this qualification is to increase the learner’s knowledge and awareness of the Prevent Duty and safeguarding, including online safety.

By completing the qualification, learners will develop knowledge of safeguarding in an environment where they have a duty of care.

This qualification may support progression toward the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead.


Principles Of Working With Individuals With Learning Disabilities

This qualification aims to give learners knowledge and understanding to work with individuals with learning disabilities or difficulties. They will explore the principles of safeguarding and positive risk-taking and gain awareness of the autistic spectrum.

This qualification is designed for learners with an interest in, or who are already working with, people with learning disabilities in a variety of roles.







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.