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About ITEC

International qualifications

ITEC has a close working partnership with over 650 approved centres worldwide, and has offices in London, South Africa and Asia Pacific and representation in Ireland and the United States of America. ITEC offers centres and learners high quality regulated qualifications for employability, specialist subjects and skills enhancement. The ITEC portfolio includes qualifications in beauty and spa therapy, complementary therapies, sports and fitness, hairdressing and customer service sectors.

Our history

Founded in 1947

ITEC was founded by Dr WE Arnould Taylor a distinguished physiologist and Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine specialising in the field of physical therapy and obesity. In the early years Dr Arnould Taylor worked closely with Mr Wallace Sharps who was known as the ‘Father of Beauty Therapy’ and who founded the Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT). Together they were involved in researching and developing theories on figure improvement resulting in the production of para-medical machines and equipment for specific purposes and in setting up training and educational systems that formulated the core and growth of the beauty therapy industry. Both men devoted their lives to developing the standing of the industry and the furtherance of education in the sector.

Meet the Management Team

Alan Woods OBE

Chief Executive

Ashley Barnes

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Carina Fagan

Chief Academic Officer

Daniel Underwood

Chief Financial Officer

Pete Kelly

Chief Technical Officer

Marcus Bull

Chief Commercial Officer

Charlotte Skinner

Head of Marketing

Janet Field

Head of Finance

Kelly Huntington

Head of UK Sales

Mike King

Strategy and Projects Manager

Runa McNamara

International Commercial Director

Pam Praine

Human Resources Manager

Professor Chris Laws

Chair of the Trustees

Julian Glicher


Isabel Sutcliffe


Stephanie Barnett


Stephen Dennison


Tony Lau-Walker CBE


Jenny Sworder


Barbara Mitchell


Laraine Morris


Meet the board

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