How to become an accredited beauty trainer

What does a beauty lecturer and trainers do?

Beauty lecturers have a critical role in shaping the beauty industry and advancing it. The beauty therapy lecturer will lead the classes of level 2 or 3 beauty students who require the necessary skill set to embark into an attractive career in beauty.

The beauty industry evolves rapidly, and the trainer must constantly inform themselves about trends in beauty products, hairstyles, and cosmetic treatments, which they can pass onto their students.

What qualifications do you need to be a beauty lecturer in the UK?

The British Beauty Therapy and Cosmetic Society requires that you possess a level 3 diploma of education and training at registration. BABTAC will aim to raise industry standards and to maintain a “healthy environment within which professional professionals operate”.

Although FE teachers are not formally qualified for teaching, they will require an accreditable degree or other professional degree. The required educational qualification for completing GCSE and the certificate of education must include an GCSE or PGSE.


What is the highest qualification in beauty therapy?

The CIDESCO diploma is the highest certification within the Beauty sector and the only internationally recognized qualification.

How do you become a beauty assessor?

As well as a degree of 3 in beauty therapy, a good background should include a good background in salons or other professions. They usually take six – twelve months to finish, and are available by most universities and training providers.

Which accreditation is best for beauty?

The leading accrediting agencies of the beauty industry are the leading authorities, insurers & business associations. Membership members include Associated Beauty Therapists (ABT), ABATAC, the Association of Holistic Therapists (FAHT), The Associated Beauty Therapy Association and HABIA Professional Beauty Direct.

Is ABT a Recognised qualification?

ABT accreditation is used solely for insurance policy use and is neither a national framework nor a recognized qualification; every organization or corporation has its own criteria.

CPD Stakeholders:

The CPD Standards Office forms part of the Professional Development Consortium.  The Consortium works to build bridges between stakeholders to increase the benefits of CPD to individuals and employers. In particular, we encourage the spread of best practice and the sharing of support.

Call us on 0203 745 6463 to find out more about continuing professional development and your CPD accreditation requirements.