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These courses will guide students through the foundations of the subject and beyond. Students will learn to apply their newly developed skills with the learning environment that is challenging and demands active participation.

The result is a group of inspired and proficient individuals with a drive for learning and a motivation to suceed.

At Beautiko we offer International quality undergraduate short programmes, Awards,Certificates,

Advanced Certificates or Diploma Level exits.

Services Seta Unit Standards as individual units or a combination of units that could lead to the full qualification :

Certificate in Beauty and Nail technology[80646].

Level 2 to Level 5 courses and classes on a part-time basis, giving you the opportunity to combine study and career

development with your working life. 

Is Short Courses and Part Time for you?

If life and your career is a full-time job and you can’t study full-time but you need to learn more to earn more or advance yourself.

If so, then the International VTCT/ITEC courses or the Services Seta SAQA Approved Unit standards at Beautiko is definitely for you! 

We understand that professionals and more mature adults need their studies to fit in with their lifestyle or career. Lectures are held on selected week days or evenings (17:30-20:30), with certain courses requiring attendance on Saturday mornings (09:00-12:00)

on special request.

  • All our courses are offered in English.


Beautiko offers you:

  • Top lecturers - providing you with a top education;

  • Professional respect;

  • Multiple teaching methods - which provide a variety of study stimuli;

  • An extended study period that is flexible and optimises learning;

  • Smaller classes with peer interaction, enabling networking and international exits from  ITEC /VTCT from a great variety of courses approved for to select from.

  • Nationally Approved and Accredited SAQA Unit Standards through Services Seta's part qualifications.



A medical aesthetician specializes in advanced skin treatments.
They typically perform advanced facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and various laser treatments such as laser hair removal, skin rejuvenation, and minor vascular treatments'.
Take a look below to learn more.


UNITS: 5  

Who is this qualification for?

The VTCT (ITEC) Level 4 Certificate in Skin Needling 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.

What does this qualification cover?

This qualification is informed by employers and national occupational standards for beauty therapy and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a fully commercial skin needling practitioner. Learners must achieve all mandatory units which include:

  • Principles and practice of non-medical aesthetic therapies

  • Advanced consultation for non-medical aesthetic therapies

  • Advanced skin care for non-medical aesthetic therapies

  • Provide cosmetic skin needling treatments

  • Throughout this qualification, learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology and health and safety pertaining to level 4 aesthetic therapies.

  • They will also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to consult with and analyse clients whilst providing skin needling treatments.

  • In parallel, learners will develop their communication and customer service skills and widen their knowledge of the principles and practices of level 4 aesthetic therapies, all of which are valued highly by employers.

Why is this qualification the most suitable?

This qualification is one of a new suite of level 4 advanced aesthetic therapies developed as a progression route for level 3 practitioners wishing to add to their repertoire in specific treatment modalities. 

What could this qualification lead to?

The primary purpose of this qualification is to prepare learners for employment in the advanced aesthetic industry providing skin needling techniques. Additionally, learners may choose to further develop their knowledge and skills by completing supplementary specialist qualifications at level 4 in one or more of the following areas:

  • Skin peeling  

  • Radio frequency 

  • Ultrasound 

    CIT Therapy, Micro-needling or dermal rolling has quickly become a popular treatment in the fight against premature ageing and the visual reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. It has proved to be such an effective therapy that skin resurfacing has taken a back seat. The procedure is not just effective for the visual reduction of premature ageing but also provides for:

  • Acne scarring

  • Post-traumatic burns and scar alopecia

  • Post-surgical scars

  • Melasma

  • Hyperpigmentation

  • Hyperhidrosis

  • Stretch Marks

Course syllabus

Module 1:

  • Principles and practice of aesthetic therapies

Module 2:

  • Advanced consultation for aesthetic therapies

Module 3:

  • Advanced skin care for aesthetic therapies

  • Module 4: Provide skin needling treatments

UNITS:    5  

Above and Beyond

The Level 4 Certificate in Chemical Skin Peeling provides learners with the knowledge and skills to carry out professional, safe and effective skin peeling treatments in line with regulatory recommendations. 

It is a practical and knowledge based qualification aimed at therapists who wish to offer skin peeling treatments or existing aesthetic therapists who wish to advanced their knowledge and skills.

Entry Requirements

Level 3 Beauty Therapy qualification ITEC, VTCT or Cidesco

We begin with the core Level 4 qualification a foundation

to build upon and designed to meet the accrediting bodies criteria.

  • Module 1: Aesthetic Practice Core of Knowledge

  • Module 2: Professionalism, Law & Ethics

  • Module 3: Occupational Health & Safety

  • Module 4: Advanced Consultation Skills

  • Module 5: Anatomy & Physiology

  • Module 6: Psychology in Aesthetic Practice

  • Module 7: Topical Skin Therapy (AHA’s, BHA’s, Chemical Skin Peels, Cosmeceutical Products)

  • Module 8: Principles of Very Mild Chemical Peels

  • Module 9: Practice of Very Mild Chemical Peels

  • Module 10:Introduction to Principals of Microneedling

  • Module 11:Introduction to Practice of Microneedling

Course Content

Advanced Skincare for non medical aesthetic therapies

  • Understand the physiology of skin ageing

  • Understand advanced skin assessment

  • Prepare for advanced skin assessment

  • Provide advanced skin assessment

Principles & Practices for non medical therapies

  • Understand the developments of non-medical aesthetic therapies

  • Know the benefits and limitations of commonly available non-medical aesthetic therapies

  • Understand the importance of professional conduct in non-medical aesthetic therapies

  • Know the key regulations, legislative influences and responsibilities relating to non-medical aesthetic therapies

  • Understand advanced contra-actions, hygiene issues and medical emergencies of specific concern to non-medical aesthetic therapies

Advanced Consultation for non medical aesthetic therapists

  • Understand how effective communication and professional behaviours contribute to client trust

  • Understand methods and processes for gaining information through consultation

  • Know the importance of completing a thorough consultation

  • Understand the legal requirements for completing consultation

  • Know the information required when completing a consultation

  • Know the requirements for recording procedures

Provide Skin Peeling

  • Know safety considerations when providing skin peel treatments

  • Understand how to provide skin peel treatments

  • Know the relevant anatomy, physiology and pathologies for skin peeling

  • Be able to consult, plan and prepare for treatment

  • Be able to provide skin peel treatments


You will be assessed through both internal assessment and external examination.

  • MCQ Theory Paper

  • Assignments

  • Practical Observations

  • Clinical Case Studies

This is a unique advanced skin therapy and rejuvenation courses designed to instil a deep understanding of skin science and practical techniques.

Based on the new Level 4 to higher level format the course has a core and elective components to tailor the structure to your existing skill set and your personal goals within the aesthetics industry.

Get in touch today to speak with one of our team members.


Added Value


The main aim of the ITEC Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Skincare is to enable Learners to gain the necessary practical and theoretical skills in order to provide Advanced Skincare treatments to the general public and to gain employment in the Beauty Therapy Industry. This qualification is suitable for Learners aged 16 and over and is designed to provide occupational competence at Level 4. 

It also provides a sound platform into further training at Level 4.


This qualification is for Learners who want to work within the Beauty Therapy Industry. The qualification consists of 6 mandatory units with a total of 338 hours of Guided Learning (GL) to achieve the full qualification

This qualification is for Learners who want to work in an Advanced Skincare Clinic, Beauty Salon or Spa and is comprised of 4 core units which are mandatory

The main skills the Learner will perform are:

  • Laser and Light Treatments for skin rejuvenation – to include consultation, skin analysis (Fitzpatrick scale), recognising contraindications and contra-actions, carrying out relevant tests prior to treatment and adapting the treatment to the client’s needs

  • Microdermabrasion treatments – to include consultation, skin analysis, recognising contraindications and contra-actions, carrying out relevant tests prior to treatment and adapting the treatment to the client’s needs

  • Managing health, safety and security in the salon

  • The chemistry of hair and beauty products – to include ingredients, effects and safe use, packaging materials and the properties and effects of ultra violet radiation on hair and beauty products

  • The Learner will also learn about client care and communication and the physiology of ageing which is essential in order to work and be successful in the industry

It also provides:

The related knowledge and understanding required to perform the Laser and Light Treatments for skin rejuvenation listed above effectively, in particular dermatology and microbiology and common diseases and disorders that may affect when a client should or should not receive treatment

Opportunities for Learners to focus on the development of their wider skills in a Laser and Light setting, such as communicating with clients, working with others and problem solving

Opportunities for Learners to develop a range of skills, techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in employment as a Laser and Light Technician

Why Choose the ITEC Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Skincare?

1. This Qualification combines the full range of skills and knowledge for the Learner seeking employment or self-employment as an Advanced Skincare Therapist at Level 4. 

This is the only ITEC qualification that combines Advanced Skincare, Laser and Light Treatments for Skin

V2 ITEC Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Skincare - Specification

1.  Rejuvenation and Hair Removal. ITEC also offer a smaller qualification for those Learners who wish to specialise in advanced skin treatments; however this qualification incorporates all the advanced skills enabling the Learner to become multi-skilled which is required for employment in Industry as 

an Advanced Skin Care Practitioner

2. This Qualification is listed in the Ofqual Register of Qualifications

3. This Qualification contains all the skills and knowledge required for employability at Level 4

4. Learners may progress on to the ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Spa Treatments, the ITEC Level 4 Award in Laser and Light Treatment for Hair Removal and the ITEC Level 4 Diploma in Spa and Salon Management

5. This qualification does not form part of an Apprenticeship

6. This qualification is recognised by all relevant professional bodies within the Beauty Therapy Industry for membership and insurance purposes at Level 4


Dermatology and Microbiology 

Physiology of Ageing

Chemistry of Hair and Beauty Products

Laser and Light Treatments for Skin Rejuvenation  

Apply Microdermabrasion    

Management of Health, Safety and Security in the Salon

Total Guided Learning - 338

Total Qualification Time (TQT) - 521

Total Credit Value for the Qualification - 52

Guided Learning (GL)

Guided Learning is ‘the activity of a

Learner in being taught or instructed by – or otherwise participating in education or training under the immediate guidance or supervision of – a Lecturer, Supervisor, Tutor or other appropriate provider of education or training.’ This includes ‘the activity of being assessed if the assessment takes place under the immediate guidance or supervision of a Lecturer, Supervisor, Tutor or other appropriate provider of education or training’

Total Qualification Time (TQT)

Total Qualification Time is the number of notional hours which represents an estimate of the total amount of time that could reasonably be expected to be required, in order for a Learner to achieve and demonstrate the achievement of the level of attainment necessary for the award of the qualification

Total Credit Value

The total Credit Value for the qualification is equal to one tenth of the Total Qualification Time rounded to the nearest whole number.


This qualification will be internally and externally assessed using a range of assessment methods as set out in the table below:-

V2 ITEC Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Skincare - Specification

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Our curriculum provides educational opportunities for everyone, regardless of experience level.

Learn all about our application and admissions process below, and get in touch with any questions.


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We select students on their characteristics and indicators of their future potensial, including intellectual curiosity, perseverance in the face of adversity, and creativity and allow disabled learners into specific programmes suited.


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  • Allocated deposit to be determined from your selection

  • Regsitration documentation completed and signed


  1. Registration application will be reviewed and verified.

  2. Learner will be notified and registered once the deposit amount has been received.

  3. Learner will be loaded on to the system and a student number will be generated.

  4. Contact will be made to ensure that the learner knows the scheduled times and class time tables.


Open Learning

The entry criterion for the Short courses an International 

trainings are :

  • Minimum age 16 and older

  • NQF level 3

  • Communication and literacy

  • Numeracy and mathematical skills at Level 3

This means that the learner are at least 16 years of age or older and with specialised programmes 18 years depending on the Approved Accrediting Body.

The entry for certain units or short learning programmes might be subject to pre requisites and prior learning. 

For example : anatomy and physiology and professional conduct units must be in place or prior learning required before entering into the Diploma in Holistic massage.

Manicures and pedicures must be in place prior to entering into the Diploma in Nail technology.

Rpl [Recognition of prior learning] is also provided for learners with past experience or alternatively learners with other qualifications applicable, will also be considered.


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The various course modules or unit standards will carry a school fee, an additional kit fee as well as external international approved examination fees.

A required deposit to be paid on or before the commencement of the training.

The balance of the course fee is payable in equal instalments.

The basic kit is payable on or before the learners start the training.

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