Skin Therapy Courses

VTCT Product Code: AB40184GLH: 480Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 500/9037/9Units: 8 
Level: 4Minimum Credits: 72

Who is this qualification for?


The VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Permanent Hair Removal and Skin Rejuvenation is a vocational qualification aimed at 16+ learners who wish to pursue a career as an employed and/or self-employed beauty therapist specialising in hair removal and skin rejuvenation.

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, although it is considered advantageous for the learners to hold a relevant Level 2 or equivalent Beauty Therapy qualification.

What does this qualification cover?


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. Learners must achieve all mandatory units which 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.

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