Awarding Bodies

CTCT LogoVTCT has been in existence for over forty years and has been at the forefront of developing the vocational system of qualifications.  VTCT is the specialist awarding body 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. The full qualification package covers complementary therapies, sports and active leisure and business skills.


ITEC LogoITEC is now one of the world’s leading and most successful awarding bodies specialising in Beauty and Complementary Therapy, Sport, Fitness and Hairdressing sectors. ITEC fosters a close working relationship with our College partners who total over 655 across the world, and has offices in London, South Africa and Asia Pacific and representation in Ireland and the United States of America. ITEC offers Colleges and learners one of the largest Beauty and Hairdressing qualification portfolios including qualifications for employability, specialist subjects and skills enhancement (CPD).


City and Guilds LogoAs well as being the leader in vocational skills in the UK, City & Guilds also operates in around 100 countries. They offer International Vocational Qualifications (IVQs) in a range of subjects that help international learners find careers and progress in them. City & Guilds work with employers, governments, professional associations, universities and colleges globally to ensure that our qualifications act as a passport to further learning or employment wherever in the world our learners are.


Nabtet LogoNABTET were established by teachers in the field of beauty and complementary therapies in 2001,
They were appointed as the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) to develop the Irish national standards for beauty therapy training centres (I.S. 380:2007).  NABTET maintains a panel of teaching experts who have significant expertise in every aspect of training (FAS, PLC’s adult education, private training centres, examiners, assessors and qualification writers).  NABTET is the original and most expert provider of teacher training in Ireland in the area of beauty, hair , complementary and fitness, specifically. It continues to be the unrivalled market leader for those who wish to start a teaching career.