ITEC stands for the International Therapy Examination Council, who have been in existence since 1947. ITEC is an English-based therapy examination body, registered with the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA), and their qualifications are recognised internationally.
ITEC have assembled their syllabi on time-proven international trends in beauty therapy and other therapies, and they offer their syllabi to the 600-odd schools world wide who are registered with them. The schools, such as ours, teach the syllabi to a suitable standard (analysed twice a year by ITEC) so the students in each course can take ITEC exams and subsequently gain qualifications to an international standard. Their qualifications are also accredited on the British National Qualifications Framework.
In 1997, ITEC judged the National School of Aesthetics amongst the top 5% of ITEC schools world-wide through their JAMES Accreditation system. There are over 500 ITEC schools world-wide. Our high pass rate and excellent calibre of student sitting ITEC examinations helps continue our excellent reputation to this day.
ITEC examinations are held once a year at the school, and the school allows students who have met the requirements of the qualification to sit international examinations upon successful application and payment of examinations fees. International examination fees and applications are usually due by 1 September for December examinations.
The qualifications that can be gained for an extra fee are listed on the Extra Expenses sheet for the relevant course. Other qualifications may be available as well.
More information on the structure of the ITEC examinations can be found in the Structure of ITEC Examinations and Qualifications section. More information can be found on the ITEC Web site.