Founded by Eileen Cavalier OBE, the London College of Beauty Therapy (LCBT) has been established for over 23 years and is now one of the UK’s largest specialist, further education funded training colleges specialising in Beauty Therapy, Beauty Retail, Hair and Media Makeup, Hairdressing, Advanced Aesthetics, Advanced Epilation and Fitness courses.

‘Courses for Careers' is at the heart of the LCBT’s mantra, training students through world-class teaching facilities and high quality teaching for sustainable jobs. Over the year LCBT has provided the opportunity for thousands of young people and adults, to obtain the qualifications, skills required and the confidence to embark on a lifetime careers in beauty, make-up, hairdressing and fitness, industries that are ever growing and thriving. LCBT work's closely with leading employers to ensure the courses and curriculum that are taught directly meets the skills and recruitment needs of the industry.

Once qualified, students are supported onto higher education or employment through the close links that LCBT’s in-house job shop has established with key employers in the industry.

LCBT training programme’s are completely flexible, offering certificate & diploma courses, short and advanced courses and apprenticeships. There are continual start dates throughout the year with groups enrolling daily at peak times, and with the option of daytime, evening and weekend courses, to enable both funded and non-funded students to find a course to suit them. Through its pioneering use of paper-free course delivery, training is taken right into the heart of the workplace, opening up career opportunities for more and more students – whilst also helping the college achieve its environmental goals.

LCBT has gained the Centre of Vocational Excellence for Retail and Beauty and Holistic Care. It holds the Training Quality Mark, the Matrix Standard and the Leadership and Management Standard, and has won numerous awards for training and excellence.

Approved Partner of the University of Derby

LCBT is an approved partner of the University of Derby, offering FdSc International Spa Management from September 2019. For more information on this partnership, click here, and for more information on this exciting qualification, click here.


Eileen Cavalier OBE - Founder of The London College of Beauty Therapy. Specialising in Beauty Therapy, Beauty Retail, Hair and Media Makeup, Hairdressing, Advanced Aesthetics, Advanced Epilation & Fitness courses