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Beauty Therapy and Media Make-Up

Level 4 VTCT Diploma in Permanent Hair Removal and Skin Rejuvenation

Higher Education

Course Overview

Build a career as an employed and/or self-employed make-up artist. The qualification will ensure you learn a wide range of make-up application processes while developing your knowledge and understanding of the relevant anatomy, physiology and health and safety. You’ll also get to build the skills to consult with clients, successfully promote retail products, and gain deeper understanding of the science ofcosmetic application products.

This course is delivered through 8 hours of teaching a week, spread across two days (4 hours per day).

Course Content

This qualification is based on the national occupational standards for beauty therapy and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a specialist beauty therapist.

Mandatory units include:

  • Provide electrical epilation
  • Advanced epilation techniques
  • Laser and light treatments for hair removal
  • Laser and light treatments for skin rejuvenation
  • Management of health, safety and security in the salon
  • Physiology of ageing
  • Quality management of client care in the hair and beauty sector

Throughout this qualification, learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology and health and safety whilst looking in depth at the physiology of aging. They will also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to consult with and manage clients. Learners will learn how to provide a range of beauty treatments including basic and advanced epilation along with laser and IPL applications in order to make informed decisions for the purpose of hair removal and skin rejuvenation. 

In parallel, learners will develop their communication, problem solving and research skills, their awareness of environmental sustainability and their commercial and customer service skills, all of which are valued highly by employers

Entry Requirement

  • GCSE English and maths at grade 4 or above.
  • A relevant Level 3 qualification.
  • Industry experience will also be considered.


Assessed through a portfolio of evidence,in unit assessments, assignments, theory online exams 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. 

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Course Outline

Course Code: NF134
Study Mode: Higher Education
Location: Basingstoke
Start Date: 08/09/2023
Duration: 1 Year
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