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VTCT/ITEC Diploma in Advanced Aesthetic Treatments

February 20, 2023 - April 24, 2023

$500.00 – $2650.00

Advanced Aesthetics Academy are renowned for the delivery of the Diploma in Advanced Aesthetics Treatments.  This course will provide you with the understanding and skills to provide permanent hair reduction for all hair types. Darker hair can be treated using intense light and laser systems, whilst lighter hair can be treated using electrical epilation. This qualification will also provide you with the skills to treat skin imperfections and to rejuvenate the skin using intense pulsed light systems, advanced epilation or microdermabrasion. You will gain a deeper understanding of the physiology of ageing and you will also focus on the management of client care and health and safety in the salon.

This course is a must for those wishing to pursue a career in the Aesthetic Industry.

Students have the option to take units as individual courses. Students can also use previous qualifications as exemptions towards the full Diploma.


VTCT & ITEC  Level 4 Diploma in Permanent Hair Removal and Skin Rejuvenation

Entry Requirements

Level 2 Beauty Therapy or equivalent

Level 3 Electrolysis (required by insurance companies)


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.


Course Content

  1. Certificate in Laser/IPL
  2. Certificate in Microdermabrasion
  3. Award in Advanced Epilation – Advanced Cosmetic Procedures
  4. Award in Physiology of Ageing


Certificate in Laser/IPL

This is a vocationally related qualification and is focused on reducing hair growth and photo rejuvenation of the skin using Intense Pulse Light and Laser Treatments. You will identify hair and skin conditions and those clients suitable for Intense Pulse Light and Laser system treatments. Training will be delivered using Laser and IPL equipment.
Laser hair removal has become a lucrative business nowadays. This is because people prefer the process for removing their bodily hairs due to its painlessness, effectiveness and expediency.
The regulatory body states that all therapists wishing to carry out Laser or IPL treatments must hold the Level 4 qualification to secure insurance.

Course Content

  • Laser and light treatments for hair removal
  • Laser and light treatments for skin rejuvenation
  • Management of health and safety
  • Client care and communications

Certificate in Microdermabrasion & Physiology of Ageing

Course Content

  • Apply Microdermabrasion
  • Physiology of ageing
  • Monitor and maintain health and safety
  • Client care and communications
  • 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

Certificate in Advanced Skin Blemish Removal

Learn the skills involved in carrying out providing advanced electrical epilation techniques to treat skin tags, telangiectasia, spider naevi and blood spots. You will also need to carry out a thorough consultation with the client, formulate an individual treatment plan and provide the relevant treatment advice. To carry out this unit you will need to maintain effective health, safety and hygiene procedures throughout your treatment.


Course Dates

Laser & IPL

Onsite:  February 20th, 26th & 27th.       March 12th, 19th & 20th

Advanced Electrolysis 

Onsite: March 5th & 6th

Microdermabrasion & Physiology of Ageing

Onsite: April 16th, 17th & 24th



Course cost – €2650

Learners qualified previously in any of the units will be RPL’d and a discount applied – please contact for details.

Deposit €500

Balance payable over the duration of the course


Funding Opportunities

This qualification is listed by QQI on the National Framework, and is eligible for TESG funding.  Please contact your local Social Welfare for details.



Insurance companies require a Level 3 Beauty qualification and the Level 4 Certificate in Laser & IPL to be eligible for insurance cover.  New regulations have listed this qualification as a requirement for working with Laser and IPL in a clinical environment.  Company training no longer meets the regulatory bodies standards.


February 20, 2023
April 24, 2023
$500.00 – $2650.00
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Advanced Aesthetics Academy
Unit 5 Waterford Business Park, Cork Road
Waterford, Ireland
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