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about this qualification

This qualification is for learners who want to work within the beauty therapy industry in an advanced skincare clinic.

The qualification consists of 6 mandatory units.

Entry requirement 

The learner must hold an approved and accredited VTCT (ITEC) Level 3 Certificate in Access to Aesthetic Therapies OR be qualified in a Diploma in health and Skincare/somatology with facial electrical treatments who wish to gain access to additional study of advanced therapy treatments at levels 4 OR VTCT/ITEC 

Units  

Laser and light treatments for skin rejuvenation

To include consultation, skin analysis (Fitzpatrick scale), recognising contra-indications 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

Client care and communication

Physiology of ageing 

Which is essential in order to work and be successful in the industry. 

Advanced skin analysis

Related knowledge and understanding required to perform the treatments

Common diseases and disorders that may affect when a client should or should not receive treatment

Opportunities

Opportunities for learners to focus on the development of their wider skills in an advanced skincare setting, such as communicating with clients, working with others and problem solving

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