About Us


Welcome to the International Beauty and Holistic Academy; an international training academy designed to meet industry needs, offering the highest level of qualifications in the world of beauty and spa training and helping therapists achieve their aspirations.

Born out of 30 years of experience in the industry and from working with many industry professionals both nationally and internationally; Cedars Health & Beauty Centre wanted to raise the profile of the beauty and holistic training to meet international standards.

IBHA invites you to a gateway into an exciting career with extensive employment possibilities.

We have specifically chosen the following Awarding Bodies:

ITEC (International Therapy Examination Council), founded in 1973 to set high standards in the practice of beauty therapy. The ITEC syllabus is the result of 40 years experience which is world renowned and offers a rigorous examination process that encourages learners to hone their skills to perfection for the end of course exam.

VTCT has been offering qualifications for over 40 years and has been at the forefront of developing vocational qualifications within the UK. It makes available unitised learning to give a flexible approach for those who want to do short courses to build towards a qualification.

Just starting out...

From a Certificate in Nail Technology and a Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Specialist Treatments, our Academy courses follow the syllabi of International Awarding Bodies that are accredited by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (OFQUAL). 

All of the beauty training courses are planned throughout to meet the National Occupational Standards.

We deliver teaching over and above the required standards and curriculum, combining a training school environment with a real, working salon to ensure your commercial competence and confidence is to the highest level; this combination not only ensures you are professionally qualified, but that you are salon-ready too.

The qualifications gained within our Academy will increase your employment options within the industry and allow graduates to potentially become respected Salon and Spa managers in the future. Search courses >>

... or looking to upskill

Our finishing school is designed if you are a graduate who is looking to upskill in a specific area or for employers who want design bespoke training for their team.

From retail sales to specific product training, additional training courses or upgrading, our hands-on tutors will work with you on specific areas of interest to ensure you are as highly qualified as possible. Find out more >>