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This is a vocational qualification which builds on beauty therapy skills to allow you to develop an enhanced repertoire of advanced specialist beauty therapy techniques to prepare you for employment as an advanced senior beauty therapist.

 The advanced techniques covered in the mandatory section of this qualification include:

  • laser and light treatments for hair removal,

  • laser and light treatments for skin rejuvenation

  • microdermabrasion techniques.

Aspects of this course offer modalities of a high calibre within the beauty and aesthetic industry; which also act as prerequisites for areas of level 4 and above.


There is currently a transition for the beauty field moving towards aesthetic type treatments, where course frameworks have been adapted due to current trends. This course will arm you with invaluable experience gaining a Diploma in advanced therapies at level 4.



see below for Payment details

includes VTCT enrolment, assessment booklets, learning material (Books and ESA booklets).

Uniform - To be supplied by student


The course runs on demand and scheduled to suit the Academy and student availability 

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.

This course runs over a duration of 16-20 weeks with 1 day per week attendance. This can be modified due to student time constraints. The course requires an aspect of self-learning through research, 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.

The course starts off with reviewing the skin anatomy, taking you through protocols for skin analysis and skin care using cosmeceuticals.

From there we study the following elements -


VTCT Advanced Therapies -

  • Apply micro dermabrasion (End test theory paper)

  • Dermatology and microbiology (End test theory paper)

  • Laser and light treatments for hair removal

  • Laser and light treatments for skin rejuvenation

  • Chemistry of hair and beauty products

  • Management of health, safety and security in the salon

  • Physiology of ageing (End Test theory paper)

  • Quality management of client care in the hair and beauty sector

  • Salon management

*One only of the following - To be chosen by the student

Research in the hair and beauty sector


IT and data handling in the hair and beauty sector


Marketing in the hair and beauty sector


Cultural, social and technological influences on beauty-related industries

How you will be assessed?

Theory assessment is through ongoing assignments, most of which will be submitted to your student portal.

Practical observation and assessment takes place at the school by your tutor, however aspects the practical can be completed as distance learning.


Class learning is also undertaken in the clinic shadowing and working with clients.

On completion students are awarded VTCT & ESA certification.


End Test -

1 External Theory assessment which covers part of the course; Microdermabrasion, physiology of aging and Microbiology & Dermatology.


Entry Requirements

  • Level 3 or similar

  • HND Beauty Therapy

  • Medical qualification

  • Students should be over 16

  • Students should possess a good command of English

  • Students should have a satisfactory level of education



  •  16-20 days class - 9am - 5pm

  • Length of course approx. 16-20 weeks.


Further study - Entry

  • VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Salon

  • Management

  • VTCT level 4 certificate in Tattoo removal.


Provides a sound platform for other beauty/aesthetic and complimentary therapies, at level 4 and above


Deposit is £450, deductible from the Total Course Fee amount.

Includes VTCT registration fee, exam/assessment fee, learning pack,and a beauty tunic.

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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