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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 team

Alan Woods OBE

Chief Executive

Ashley Barnes

Chief Academic Officer

Daniel Underwood

Chief Financial Officer

Pete Kelly

Chief Technical Officer

Marcus Bull

Chief Commercial Officer

Professor Chris Laws

Chair of the Trustees

Julian Glicher

Trustee

Isabel Sutcliffe

Trustee

Stephanie Barnett

Trustee

Stephen Dennison

Trustee

Tony Lau-Walker CBE

Trustee

Jenny Sworder

Trustee

Barbara Mitchell

Trustee

Laraine Morris

Trustee

Meet the board

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Professional Beauty Johannesburg – the debrief

ITEC to visit Professional Beauty Ireland

ITEC to visit Professional Beauty Ireland

Internal Quality Assurer Training – 30&31 October 2017

Assessor Training – 17th & 18th October 2017

Assessor Training – 17th & 18th October 2017

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