Yes they are very well known awarding bodies of qualifications - why do you ask?Have you heard of the following training bodies and have you had any experiance of them.
Vocational Training Charitable Trust
The British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology Ltd. (BABTAC)
VTCT are one of the largest awarding bodies for the UK hair, beauty and holistics industry and BABTAC are one of the top trade associations for therapists. CIBTAC are the education/awarding arm of BABTAC.They have been presented to me as qualifications and I want to know if they have any worth.
My thoughts exactly. Some training centres say their qualifications are accredited by a certain awarding body, when in reality the awarding body has never heard of them so the 'qualification' is actually worthless.Have you contacted these governing bodies themselves to ask about details of these training centres?
My college certs were through the VTCT and they made regular visits to the college so I would imagine they would have the info you need.
We have no details at work that tells us if qualifications presented to us are from recognised bodies and if they are who recognises them.
I have looked on the HABIA site but no joy (although maybe I did not look hard enough).
The VTCT certs by a company called Fingertips
BABTAC certs by a company called The Acamady school of execellence.
But from what you have said these are good certs to have.
I worry about training that takes a day at some school in Oxford Street that costs a lot but does very little training.