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Beauty Therapy and Media Make-Up

Level 4 VTCT Diploma in Advanced Beauty Therapy

Higher Education

Course Overview

If you are ready to develop your career in the beauty industry and already have either a relevant Level 3 qualification or workplace experience, then this course is for you. You will develop an enhanced repertoire of advanced specialist beauty therapy techniques to prepare you for employment as an advanced senior beauty therapist and learn the skills of managing a professional salon.

Course Content

Modules studied include:

  • Apply micro dermabrasion
  • Dermatology and microbiology
  • 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
  • Quality management of client care
  • Salon management

You will also have the opportunity to further develop your knowledge and skills by selecting from a range of optional units, including: research, IT and data handling, marketing, cultural social and technological influences on beauty-related industries, public relations in the hair and beauty sector.

Entry Requirement

You will need GCSE English and maths at grade C/4 and a relevant Level 3 qualification. Industry experience will also be considered.


Assessed through a portfolio of evidence, assignments and observations of practical work.

Where does this course lead to

This qualification will qualify you to gain employment as an advanced Senior Beauty Therapist. This is the only VTCT qualification in Advanced Beauty Therapy.

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Course Outline

Course Code: NF123
Study Mode: Higher Education
Location: Basingstoke
Start Date: 10/09/2018
Day & Time: Mon and Tue 09.00 - 15.00
Duration: 1 Year
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