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October 2, 2022 - January 16, 2023



This qualification is suitable for those with no previous qualifications in the Beauty or Aesthetics industry and is This qualification is a suitable pre requisite to progress to Level 4 Aesthetic or Advanced Beauty qualifications. Insurance companies require up to Level 3 Beauty qualification to progress to more Advanced treatments.  



ITEC Level 2 Award in Skincare

VTCT Level 3 Award in Anatomy & Physiology

VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Microdermabrasion 0r Level 3 Certificate in Epilation

(Note: The Certificate in Microdermabrasion is a pre requisite for Advanced  Skin treatments, Certificate in Epilation is a pre requisite Laser and IPL) Please specify on booking.



No previous experience required



ITEC Award in Skincare

Facial skincare – to include consultation, skin analysis, cleansing, massage, application and removal of masks, adaptation of treatment to suit the client’s needs and providing aftercare advice

The learner will also develop knowledge about related health and safety and client care and communication which is essential to work and be successful in the beauty industry.

This qualification also provides:

  • The related knowledge and understanding required to perform the beauty treatments listed above as well as understanding the structures that the learner will be working over in particular recognition of skin types, skin diseases and reasons that may affect whether a client should or should not be treated
  • Opportunities for learners to focus on the development of their wider skills in a beauty therapy setting, such as communicating with clients, working with others and problem solving
  • Opportunities for learners to develop a range of skills, techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in employment as a facial skincare specialist

VTCT Certificate in Microdermabrasion

This qualification covers two units:

Microdermabrasion treatments – to include consultation, skin analysis, recognising contraindications and contra-actions, carrying out relevant tests prior to treatment and adapting the treatment to the client’s needs

Physiology of Ageing – This unit is about the nature of ageing, causes and effects of ageing on the body systems, and the beauty treatments and products that may delay the ageing process.


VTCT Certificate in Epilation

Provide electrical epilation – Evidence Requirements – Competent performance must be demonstrated on six occasions treating facial hair, bikini and underarm hair using Blend, Galvanic and Short Wave Diathermy modalities.

This qualification is about the skills involved in assessing, preparing for and carrying out electrical needle epilation treatments to remove hair using alternating current and blend techniques.

You will also need to show you can competently advise clients on the care needed after electrical epilation.  The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills as a beauty therapist or electrologist to enable you to provide electrical epilation treatments.


VTCT Award in Anatomy & Physiology

The VTCT Level 3 Award in Anatomical and Physiological Knowledge of Body Systems is a qualification that has been specifically designed to give you knowledge and understanding of the main systems of the body.  This course is delivered online which allows you to study in the comfort of your own home and at your own pace.  This knowledge and understanding is embedded in many Beauty and Aesthetic therapy qualifications. This qualification is a suitable pre requisite to progress to Level 4 Aesthetic or Advanced Beauty qualifications.



 TheoryPracticalCase studies
Award in Skincare1 x MCQ PaperExam5
Certificate in Microdermabrasion2 x MCQ Paper


3 x Competent Assessments3
Award in Anatomy & Physiology1 x MCQ Paper






Award in Skincare3 Tutorials

15 Hours

4 Days

27th November

5th & 12 December

9th January

16th January
Certificate in MicrodermabrasionTutor led

2nd October

3 Days

16th 17th & 24th October

Ongoing Assessment
Award in Anatomy & Physiology9 Tutorials


NoneOngoing Assessment



This is an approved qualification for working as an Aesthetic therapist.  It also provides a sound platform for further learning or training. This qualification provides progression opportunities to the following qualifications:

  • Level 4 Certificate in Laser & IPL
  • Level 4 Diploma in Permanent Hair Removal and Skin Rejuvenation
  • Level 4 Certificate in Skin Peeling
  • Level 4 Certificate in Skin Needling




Deposit of €500 is required on booking and the balance can be paid in instalments.




This qualification is listed by QQI on the National Framework, and is eligible for TSG funding if you are in receipt of a Social Welfare payment.  Please contact your local office for details.



October 2
January 16, 2023


Advanced Aesthetics Academy
Unit 5 Waterford Business Park, Cork Road
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