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VTCT Diploma in Advanced Beauty Therapy - Level 4


Are you an adult learner with a passion for beauty and a desire to excel in your profession? Look no further! Our part-time course, specifically designed for individuals aged over 19, is the perfect opportunity to enhance your skills and knowledge in advanced beauty practices.

Join us on a single day per week as we delve into the world of reducing hair growth using intense light and laser treatments, and rejuvenating the skin with intense light and microdermabrasion. By enrolling on this vocationally related qualification, you'll gain comprehensive expertise in product chemistry, the physiology of ageing, and the principles of dermatology and microbiology. 

We also go beyond the technical aspects of beauty therapy and cover salon management, offering you the chance to learn valuable skills in PR, marketing, and research. Broaden your horizons and set yourself apart in the industry by mastering essential management functions.

Our qualification is approved and supported by the Hairdressing and Beauty Industry Authority (HABIA), the reputable standard-setting body for hair, beauty, nails, and spa qualifications. 

Start dates and fees

You may qualify for the Advanced Learner Loan to help pay for your course tuition fees. Find out more.

If you wish to pay in instalments, you will be required to pay 25% (£1355.25) of the total fee on the day of enrolment and a Direct Debit mandate would then to be completed to enable the college to collect further three payments of £1355.25 bi-monthly. The payments will be taken on the date you choose on the Direct Debit mandate form.

All hair and beauty courses require the purchase of a specific kit and uniform. It is your responsibility to finance these purchases independently, as there is no funding currently available. Please be aware that the prices for the required kit and uniform will be determined in early 2024. To get an approximate understanding of previous pricing, please visit this link: Past kits.

Start DateCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
over 19

What will I study?

  • Applying 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 in the hair and beauty sector
  • Salon management
  • Public Relations (PR) in the hair and beauty sector.

Entry requirements

  • A level 3 qualifcation in beauty.

How long is the course?

One year, part-time. One day per week.

How will I be assessed?

  • Witness statements
  • Written questions
  • Oral questions
  • Assignments
  • Case studies
  • Exams

Career opportunities

There isn't currently career information listed for this course.

How do I apply?

Apply online

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