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Skincare Specialist

January 18 - May 3

€350 – €1650

This course is suitable for those wishing to pursue a career in Aesthetics.  This bespoke training course will bring you from Level 2 to Level 4 qualifications.  on completion you will be able to progress to Advanced Aesthetic treatments.


Level 2 Award in Facial Massage & Skincare
Level 3 Certificate in Microdermabrasion
Level 3 Award in Anatomy & Physiology
Level 4 Award in Physiology of Ageing

Entry Requirements

No prerequisites

Course Content

Provide Facial Massage and Skincare
In this unit you will learn about maintaining and improving facial skin condition using exfoliation, skin warming, comedone extraction, facial massage, mask treatments and facial moisturising products. This unit is predominantly hands on working on different skin types and learning how to recommend products and future treatments.  All treatments are carried out using Image Skincare products.

Follow health and safety practice in the salon

The aim of this unit is to increase your understanding of health and safety and its importance in the salon in which you work. You will develop the ability to carry out a simple risk analysis, recognise a hazard, responsibly deal with the hazards you have found and follow safe and hygienic working practices. You will also need to be able to locate fire fighting equipment, first aid resources and have an awareness of fire, emergency and evacuation procedures.

Client care and communication in beauty-related industries

This unit is about client care and communication in beauty‑related industries. You will develop your communication skills to deal with consultations, complaints, client comfort and all forms of client care. You will develop a client‑centered approach to all your treatments.

This unit covers crystal and Diamond dermabrasion.  You will treat the face concentrating on skin ageing, pigmentation, scarring and rejuvenation and body conditions such as stretch marks, cellulite and scarring.
Anatomy & Physiology
  • Be able to have knowledge of the skin, nails and hair
  • Be able to have knowledge of the skeletal system
  • Be able to have knowledge of the muscular system
  • Be able to have knowledge of the nervous system
  • Be able to have knowledge of the endocrine system
  • Be able to have knowledge of the respiratory system
  • Be able to have knowledge of the cardiovascular system
  • Be able to have knowledge of the lymphatic system
  • Be able to have knowledge of the digestive system


Physiology of Ageing

  • Characteristics of ageing
  • Intrinsic and extrinsic environmental factors
  • Ageing process
  • Repair mechanisms
  • Pathological conditions
  • Effects of UV
  • Degenerative disorders
  • Treatments to delay the ageing process


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 your Assessment Book.  An Internal Verifier will check your assessments to ensure evidence is valid.  A VTCT External Verifier will sample observations and portfolios. Practical observations will be assessed as per unit listed above.  Evidence of knowledge will be assessed through assignments.

AssignmentsTheory ExamPractical Observations
Facial Massage & Skincare YesYesYes
Anatomy & physiologyYesYes
Physiology of AgeingYesYes

Course Duration: 16 Days

January: 18th, 25th
February: 1st, 8th, 22nd, 29th
March: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
April: 4th, 18th, 25th
May: 2nd, 3rd

Fees: €1650

Deposit €350

Balance can be paid in installments




January 18
May 3
€350 – €1650
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Advanced Aesthetics Academy
Unit 5 Waterford Business Park, Cork Road
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