British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology

The British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology (BABTAC) is the premier UK membership association and insurance provider for aesthetic, beauty, hair, and wellbeing therapies. Established in 1977 we are a 'not for profit' organisation and our priorities are the welfare of our members, helping them achieve their business goals, regulation of the industry and promoting public awareness of the importance of choosing an appropriately qualified, verified and insured therapist. Our logo is a sign of confidence -  giving your clients assurance of your qualifications, insurance cover and commitment to excellence. BABTAC Ltd are happy to confirm that we will accept CIDESCO International Diplomas and Certificates for Insurance Purposes.


We are delighted to be an accredited CIDESCO Spa and are proud to be part of such a prestigious organisation. We employ the most professional and highly trained therapists to be part of our team and for us CIDESCO remains the number one international qualification, setting the standards for employers.

At Ragdale Hall Spa we have many years' experience working closely with colleges across the UK and internationally. We are passionate about education and providing therapists with further training and career opportunities. We are incredibly excited about the future and working with CIDESCO to create opportunities for students across the globe.

Gemma Jackson,
Ragdale Hall Spa

As a global company, ISO 9001:2015 certified for the highest standards in manufacturing and operations and represented in over 50 countries, we value the commitment that CIDESCO makes to uphold the highest standards for the esthetics industry. It is our privilege to align with the CIDESCO mission to provide and maintain the highest level in quality education through stringent assessment and curriculum control.

As CEO and Founder of Repêchage®, pioneers in sustain ably-harvested Seaweed-based skin care since 1980, it is also my privilege to be President of CIDESCO Section USA. It was my greatest honor to work with CIDESCO to bring their curriculum to North America , working in concert with the very highest level educational institutions and online education providers to offer the CIDESCO education to the American public. It is also my privilege to provide CIDESCO curriculum courses online and at International Trade Shows with the most prestigious esthetics schools and International Esthetics Organizations.

Today, more than ever, it is of absolute importance to maintain the highest level of education in health and esthetics practices, and Repêchage® is committed to our alignment with CIDESCO in this mission.

Lydia Sarfati,

In pursuit of best practice, international and globally recognized standards in Beauty are a part of The Face Place Institute of Jamaica's mission statement to our learners.

CIDESCO International training school status has allowed us to achieve and meet this vision and mandate by our late founder Elima Hall O.D. I personally am very proud as a Beauty Therapist educator to be associated with such a prestigious accrediting body and am confident in the quality of material and training resources provided by CIDESCO International for our learners' success.

Marie Hall-Smith, Principal,
The Face Place Institute of Aesthetics, Jamaica

CIDESCO Manual Facial Certificate Holder

Delighted to receive CIDESCO Manual Facial Certificate provided by Viba, Lebanon. The training was thoroughly explained and very well organized. I´m proud to be a CIDESCO graduate. It has allowed me to start working with a prestigious skincare company in Dubai, right away.

Valeria Al Kaed,
Viba School, Lebanon

My name is Jacqueline Piotaz, and I am the CEO and Founder of Jacqueline Piotaz Switzerland, an authentic Luxury Swiss Alpine Skincare Brand.

I value the high CIDESCO standards, which are always a guarantee. In our distribution work processes, these educational standards help us identify potential beautician partners, since professionals with a CIDESCO background internationally make very clear and obviously the difference.

I can 100% stand behind this organization and being an international CIDESCO Examinator myself for over 30 years now, I feel very honoured to contribute and be part of it.

Jacqueline Piotaz,
Jacqueline Piotaz Switzerland

As a young girl in the 70’s I chose to embark on a career in beauty therapy and chose this prestigious qualification for my training as it was internationally recognised as the leading qualification in the beauty industry.

When I decided to open my own training college in 1983 I applied to become a CIDESCO college so as to be able to offer this prestigious qualification thus guaranteeing a kite mark of quality to future graduates.

I later became an examiner for CIDESCO and for many years travelled extensively to other parts of the world carrying out exams and ensuring the same high standards were being delivered at all other colleges offering this qualification. I later became chairman of the UK section and still after 38 years offer this qualification to both national and international students training at the Yorkshire College of beauty.

CIDESCO continues to be a leading force in the beauty therapy industry ensuring high quality standards and industry ready therapists.

Yorkshire College of Beauty,
Christine Tilley, Co-Chairman, UK.