The British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) was established in 1977 to insure and represent qualified therapists, acting as an umbrella organisation for its members. As a not-for-profit company masterminded and governed by an elected Council of industry professionals, we rally for best practice and industry developments on our members’ behalf, supporting and promoting responsible individuals and businesses in our sector, while reinvesting profits for the good of the industry.

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In addition to looking after our members, we continually strive to educate and protect the general public. We are also working with recognisable consumer brands to raise the profile of our members. Our ‘Qualified, Verified and Insured’ campaign was launched to encourage individuals to choose a BABTAC member to guarantee treatment by qualified and insured therapists.

As students, BABTAC provides support and guidance for career progression and can also help you to continue your training in the industry.

BABTAC student membership includes all the benefits of our full membership at a greatly reduced rate, we can help save you money and you’ll know you are protected with our market-leading insurance.

Remember: Insurance for beauty students is essential for case studies and treating clients outside of your college. Click here (link to BABTAC Student Membership PDF) for further details on BATAC student Membership.

Or visit the BABTAC website.

Why Choose CIBTAC?


My CIBTAC qualification has proved to be invaluable as any employer knows the standard of my skills before they even meet me. In fact, I was offered 2 jobs on the night of the awards dinner in London – do I need to say anymore?!


CIBTAC qualifications are highly recognised in the Beauty Therapy sector, and also by the local Government internationally. High recognition and regards of CIBTAC qualifications are also seen by industry professionals and employers globally as all CIBTAC recognised courses are fully salon-ready with the highest standards and target for qualified therapists.


CIBTAC therapists are sought after worldwide and viewed as prestigious, excellent professionals with outstanding skills and knowledge. It sets you apart from the rest, aiding you to excel in your dream career.


Not sure where to start? Talk to one of our team for some help

Unit 18c,
Ley Court, Barnett Way,
Barnwood, Gloucester, 
GL4 3RT 

Phone: 01452 623114
Email: enquiries@cibtac.com

CIBTAC Ltd is a not for profit company, limited by guarantee. Registered in England, number 01293645, Registered office: Unit 18c, Ley Court, Barnwood, Gloucester GL4 3RT. Regulated by Ofqual, Registration No. RN5124.

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