Accreditation from academic leaders

The British College of Professional Styling and the Professional Photo, Film, TV & Personal Stylist’s Course are approved with the International Accreditation & Recognition Council (IARC).

The IARC provides a recognition and accreditation system, for distinguishing quality post secondary education, including vocational education, distance education, adult and continuing education.

IARC works with participating institutions across the world including the United States, Europe, Asia and Australasia. This accreditation brings recognition of the Academy having met criteria in the areas of administration, course content, and course delivery and student assessment.

This styling course is also recognised throughout the industry as providing appropriate training for the field of styling. In fact, many of the UK’s leading writers and editors are contributors to this course.

The international recognition and accreditation that this course offers serves both our local and international students. In this way, this professional styling course allows students to use their internationally recognised accreditation both in the UK and abroad.

 Our IARC listing can be found here.

About the IARC

The IARC are a private organisation that is made up by members in the pursuit of better education standards for all. The board members put their names and reputations on the line with each and every course they approve so though they are not governed by an official organisation such as a government education department, it could be fair to say they are more invested in ensuring quality than your average government organisation.

Work as a wardrobe stylist. Our online stylist course can show you how.
Work as a wardrobe stylist. Our online stylist course can show you how.

Qualification required to work as a professional stylist

Styling is actually an unregulated industry. This means that you need not have any professional qualification or memberships to official (or non-official) bodies or associations in order to work in the industry. Many professional stylists are self-taught or simply have a natural flair.

You will find what you ‘can do’ is far more highly regarding in the industry than any qualification you can obtain. People want to see skills demonstrated more than a piece of paper recognising some a qualification.

That’s why this styling course is intensely focused on the practical side of styling. The assignments you complete throughout the course will go a long way towards forming the backbone of your professional portfolio that you will then be able to show to potential clients and employers in the future.