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ITEC - International Therapy Examination Council
The International Therapy Examination Council was established in 1947 by Dr William Arnould-Taylor. In 1973 it became known as ITEC. In 1998 a former lecturer an examiner, Jane Foulston, became the Director of the organisation
Under Jane's stewardship ITEC has created examination procedures and protocols of the highest levels in disciplines including sport, education, complementary and beauty.
ITEC is Internationally Recognised
ITEC is an international examination board that offers a range of qualifications globally. The Council has forged very strong links with employers across the World that comprehend and appreciate the level of knowledge and expertise that is achieved by an ITEC qualified therapist. ITEC qualified therapists are recognised in 33 countries including Ireland, United Kingdom, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
ITEC provides in excess of 35 qualifications that are approved by the government of the United Kingdom.
These qualifications are accredited by the Office of the Qualifications and Examination Regulator (OFQUAL) on behalf of the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS), and are registered on the National Qualifications Framework in the UK.
The ITEC qualifications receive funding from the Learning and Skills Council.
ITEC qualifications are readily transportable and are recognised within industry both nationally and internationally.
ITEC - Practical & Applied Qualifications
The syllabus for each ITEC qualification is closely aligned with the practical issues and roles of therapists in active practice. ITEC qualified therapists are ready to apply their acquired skills and knowledge immediately post-qualification.
Complementary Therapies Covered by ITEC
ITEC qualifications are an excellent means to enhance a career in the complementary industry. An ITEC qualification can help by demonstrating a full knowledge and understanding of the topic and a high standard of practical skills. Being ITEC qualified enables people to work internationally.
ITEC has twelve complementary programmes that lead to practical qualifications including the following:
What ITEC Does
ITEC registers and inspects colleges that deliver ITEC programmes demanding exacting standards for training courses. ITEC provides an independent examination system that tests the underlying knowledge and skills of students. By adhering to these standards this provides successful students with confidence to work as a professional therapist.
ITEC qualifications can be acquired in over 750 colleges across the World in colleges that offer part-time, full-time, weekend and evening programmes ITEC graduates work as salon and clinic owners or as visiting therapists, in spas, clinics, salons and health farms, in the Health Service, at sports centres, clubs and leisure centres, and on cruise liners. Many graduates are self-employed.
ITEC Contact Details
To find an ITEC approved centre in Ireland contact ITEC directly:
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