ITEC is now the largest beauty examining body in the world and provides over 31UK government acknowledged qualifications.
Dr Arnould Taylor founded an association in 1947 to train and award formal qualifications to people wanting to train to become beauty therapists.
In 1972 it became the awarding body known as the ‘International Therapy Examination Council’, ‘ITEC’ and became the benchmark in Beauty qualifications. The longer name was dropped as ITEC does so much more than just offering therapy qulifications.
ITEC is now the largest beauty examining body in the world and provides over 31UK government acknowledged qualifications. The UK qualifications receive funding from the Learning and Skills Council. The courses set out be ITEC are thorough and students that achieve the grade work to a high standard with the accreditations beingacknowledged internationally. There are four areas which may be studied, Beauty Therapy, Business, Complementary Therapy, Sports. These qualifications meet the National Occupational Standards and are supported by the National Training Organizations.
In 2006 ITEC introduced an automated scanning process for theory papers, speeding up the examination process and reducing the chance of lost papers during marking. There is also a practical examination for all treatment courses. Case studies shall be required to show a full understanding of the course undertaken.
The therapist who achieve ITEC qualifications for complementary treatments can apply for membership of the Complementary Therapists association or for those with Beauty Qualifications, the Beauty Therapists Association.
Find out more about ITEC, it’s courses and the colleges that offer these courses at www.itecworld.co.uk/