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Advanced Beauty Therapy

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The Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Beauty Therapy (QCF) is a vocationally related qualification that is focused on advanced beauty practices for reducing hair growth using intense light and laser treatments and skin rejuvenation using intense light and microdermabrasion. You will also develop an understanding of product chemistry, the physiology of ageing and the principles of dermatology and microbiology.

This qualification also covers salon management, with the opportunity to learn about management functions such as PR, marketing and research.

Within this qualification you will develop a sound knowledge of:

- Management of health, safety and security in the salon
- Chemistry of hair and beauty products
- Physiology of ageing
- Quality management of client care in the hair and beauty sector
- Dermatology and microbiology
- Apply micro dermabrasion
- Laser and light treatments for hair removal
- Laser and light treatments for skin rejuvenation
- Salon management
- Public relations (PR) in the hair and beauty sector          

As part of this qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm the knowledge, understanding and skills that you have learnt.

VTCT qualifications are assessed and verified by centre staff. Work will be set to improve your practical skills, knowledge and understanding. For practical elements, you will be observed by your assessor. All your work must be collected in a portfolio of evidence and cross-referenced to requirements listed in this record of assessment book. Your centre will have an internal verifier whose role is to check that your assessment and evidence is valid and reliable and meets VTCT and regulatory requirements.

Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms:
- Observed work
- Witness statements
- Audio-visual media
- Evidence of prior learning or attainment
- Written questions
- Oral questions
- Assignments
- Case studies

Evidence for this unit must be gathered in a real or realistic working environment.

    Simulation is not allowed in this unit. All ‘Observation’ outcomes must be on real clients.
    There are two external papers that must be achieved.

How will I be assessed?


Next: Career Opportunities?

Career Opportunities

This qualification may lead directly into employment as a Salon Manager or senior therapist in a Beauty salon or spa or to self-employment as a therapist or aesthetician.

Next: Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Level 3 certificate in epilation or a medical qualification.

You will need to speak to the courses tutor before enrolment. They can be contacted by email:

Angela Clee: angela.clee@kendal.ac.uk
Alysia Parkin: alysia.parkin@kendal.ac.uk

Next: Fees

Adult fees


Please note: If you are an adult student you may be entitled to financial support to cover the cost of your course, dependent on your circumstances. Please contact Student Services on enquiries@kendal.ac.uk for details. More about Student Finance.

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