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The VTCT (ITEC) Level 4 Certificate in Radio Frequency is an advanced therapy qualification aimed at level 3 qualified practitioners aged 18 and over, who wish to add this therapy to their repertoire of treatment offerings.

Learners are required to hold a level 3 beauty therapy qualification or equivalent.



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The course runs over 2 class days.

Dates on Enquiry

NOTE: Our flexible system allows us to run courses at flexible times, so please enquire about dates that are of interest to you. Please Enquire.

The course runs over 14 weeks duration (3 days class instruction) and can be modified due to student time constraints. Course work is by way of live class participation for both theory and practical assessment. There is an aspect of online activity which allows students to study and participate at their own pace. All assessment is logged within a portfolio which is collated and marked by your tutor. Ongoing tutor support is given throughout.  

The practical aspect will be taught in class over 2 days. However, students are required to carry out 2 on-going case studies which are carried out at the ESA clinic on clients under observation. Days will be depended on client availability. Case studies will be comprehensive by way of consultation which form an important aspect of the case studies, where full evaluation and self-reflection are discussed. On-going tutor support and instruction will be given.

Radiofrequency forms part of the new level 4 non aesthetic treatments. It has been developed as part of the initiative to drive beauty therapy qualifications to a high standard to ensure safe systems of work that meets health and safety standards.

Radiofrequency uses RF energy to heat the deeper layers of the skin to stimulate collagen production, helping to reduce and diminish fine lines and flaccid skin. Like other non-ablative treatments treatment times and duration are usually over 8 weeks to improve skin condition. This treatment is an alternative to those clients who do not want to go down the aesthetic or surgical route. There are various frequencies of RF found on the market which use monopolar, bipolar or unipolar. RF can be used for fat reduction, body contouring, lifting and tightening.

Our tutors have a high level of experience within the Beauty field both in education and industry and will teach you to the same standards as found in higher education.  This coupled with your input will allow you to progress to a level expected for certification.

You will complete the following units

  • Principles and practice of non-medical aesthetic therapies

  • Advanced consultation for non-medical aesthetic therapies

  • Advanced skin care for non-medical aesthetic therapies

  • Provide ultrasound treatments


How you will be assessed?

Theory assessment is through ongoing assignments some of which is done as online student portal. Practical observation takes place at the school. All evidence is collated by way of a student portfolio which your tutor has access too. Ongoing support will be given throughout the duration of the course. For those learners who do not have access to computers can submit by paper form. Please enquire for details.


Entry Requirements



  • 3 days live class over 14 weeks – 10am - 5pm (students are required return for client treatment for case study)

  • Ongoing home study – 14 weeks duration

  • End test Theory & Practical


Further study - Entry



Deposit is £150, deductible from the Total Course Fee amount.

Includes VTCT registration fee, exam/assessment fee, learning pack.

Course payments must be made in full before awarding the certificate can be fulfilled.

2 Payment options are available for courses. A payment agreement must be completed  and all relevant payments must be paid prior to course commencement. 

1 PAYMENT - Payment should be made before your selected course starts.

PAYMENT PLAN - Find out about option to Pay by Instalments

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