Qualifications & Examining Bodies

Courses at Kilkenny College of Beauty Therapy lead to Diplomas or Certificates awarded by CIDESCO, CIBTAC and/or ITEC. These are respected examining bodies, whose qualifications are internationally recognised as being of the highest standard.

I.T.E.C.

International Therapy Examination Board

Provides an independent bona fide professional exam system covering aspects of Therapy and Beauty. ITEC examinations are recognised and respected internationally.

In recent years the examinable subjects list has expanded, to cater for the increased demand for, and diversification of interest in, the field of Beauty and Physical Therapy.

Visit the ITEC website

C.I.B.T.A.C.

Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology

CIBTAC is the examination board of the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology Ltd., widely recognised as one of the longest standing and most influential bodies for the industry.

It has built up its reputation over 25 years and is renowned for its high levels of training and strict quality control, accrediting only those schools that can offer a truly professional environment.

Visit the CIBTAC website

C.I.D.E.S.C.O.

Comite International D’Esthetique De Cosmetologie

Founded in 1949 to further the professional competence and integrity of the Beauty Therapist and to develop a closer liaison with the medical profession, cosmetic chemist and other professionals.

The CIDESCO diploma is the world’s most prestigious qualification in the field of aesthetics and beauty therapy.

Visit the CIDESCO website