Resources for Beauticians, beauty and holistic therapists

Health and Beauty Resources

Find below a list of resources which you might find useful.

Beauty Finder: UK & Irelands leading beauty website.Beauty Finder is the UK and Ireland's leading hair and beauty directory with over 5500 salons, therapists and training schools listed and over 500 training courses to choose from as well as the leading beauty brand suppliers.




ITEC is an international examination board offering a variety of qualifications worldwide.

ITEC provides over 35 qualifications that are UK government accredited by the Office of the Qualifications and Examination Regulator (OFQUAL), on behalf of the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS), and are registered on the National Qualifications Framework in the UK. These ITEC qualifications attract funding from the Learning and Skills Council.

ITEC qualifications are supported by industry and are easily transportable nationally and internationally.

ITEC has ensured that best practice in the work place has been reflected in the syllabus for each qualification and each has been linked to the relevant job role, as well as ensuring that the syllabus reflects the required level of knowledge and skill needed for a practicing therapist.


VTCT is the specialist awarding organisation for the hairdressing and beauty sector and the first non-unitary awarding body accredited to offer the Principal Learning for the new Diploma in Hair and Beauty Studies. Our full qualification package also covers complementary therapies, sports and active leisure, business skills and hospitality and catering.



CIBTAC is a leading awarding body, proud of our international recognition for producing graduates of the highest calibre, offering a wide portfolio of courses with beauty therapy, spa, wellbeing, diet and nutrition, sports therapy and several other complimentary and holistic qualifications.


City and Guilds

City & Guilds is a world leading vocational education organisation.  We develop qualifications across a variety of sectors that meet the needs of today’s workplace, and help individuals develop their talents and abilities for future career progression. Our qualifications are delivered in more than 10,000 training centres across the world and are widely recognised and respected by employers.



CIDESCO was founded in 1946 to give Beauty Therapists the opportunity to exchange experiences with their colleagues in other countries.