If you have no experience or qualifications in the beauty industry and wish to become an expert in skin – and be able to work straight away – then this is the course for you. You will be qualified in giving advanced aesthetic treatments, as well as classic facials and facial electrics.

In comparison to our ‘Become A Skin Therapist’ course, this also offers the required level 2 and 3 foundation, and also gives both the theory and practical of level 4, with a focus on advanced aesthetic treatments.


The ‘Become a Skin Specialist’ Includes:

– NVQ Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology: Assessed in a multiple-choice exam, this offers you a standalone qualification that you can use for other qualifications.

At Skin Philosophy Training, we pride ourselves on looking at the anatomy and physiology of the hair and skin in great depth, so that our students really understand the science behind the treatment they will be providing.

– NVQ Level 2 Facial Skincare: There are many courses for facials level 2 out there, but ours stands out as not only does it give you a thorough education in the biology of the skin, we are able to provide extensive practice at our training days.

– NVQ Level 3 Facial Elecrics: This VTCT Certificate Level 3 Facial Electrics course gives students a thorough grounding in the theory and the practical skills required to provide Facial Electrics Treatments. A facial electric treatment can postpone early signs of ageing, improve the appearance of the skin and erase minor sun damage, scarring and pigmentation; treatments you will need to know if you are starting out as a skincare specialist.

– Advanced Skin Analysis: Effective treatments start with a comprehensive analysis of the skin, as well as picking up on other cues during the consultation. We guide our students through:

– Appropriate consultation techniques
– Recommended use of homecare products
– Effective retail techniques

– NVQ Level 4 Chemical Peel: At Skin Philosophy Training, we pride ourselves on our Skin Peel course, because although this is are a very popular treatment and widely offered at many clinics, chemical peeling is a complex skill with considerable risk to the client’s skin.

Most peeling courses are manufacturer or distributor led and involve little, if any, training into the science behind the treatments, the peeling agents being used, the action of the peel within the skin or the variants of client adaptation. This is why we ensure students study and practise peels in-depth.

NVQ Level 4 Medical Microneedlng: This course looks at microneedling, derma rollers or dermapen into your clinic. Skin needling is fast growing in popularity, and for good reason: it is a highly effective anti-ageing treatment that targets fine lines, acne scars and pigmentation.

NVQ Level 4 Radio Frequency: Radiofrequency is a popular ‘red carpet treatment’, tightening and toning the skin of the body and face and reducing fat and cellulite, with little-to-no downtime or discomfort. We see people’s confidence and appearance dramatically improved after a course of radiofrequency, and it makes a fantastic addition to your clinic.

Our  Course gives you a thorough educational grounding in the science behind the treatment, before a thorough training in the protocol, procedure and health & safety. We look at:

– Provide safe & effective treatments for your customers.

– Develop your understanding and practical skills.

– Provide a thorough consultation to establish client suitability.

– Tailor the correct course of action for optimal results.

– Provide the client with the relevant after-care to maximise results post-treatment.


Once you have completed all training and coursework, you will arrange to attend a multiple choice written assessment day and practical assessment days to achieve your VTCT qualification.

When you have successfully completed the course, you will receive a certificate issued by us. This not only demonstrates your commitment to the training, but also allows you to obtain Public Liability insurance so you can start offering treatments to paying clients from home or mobile.

Once you have completed your assessment days you will also receive your VTCT qualification certificate (this can take up to 12 weeks to be released from the awarding body VTCT).

Career progression

All of our diploma courses enable you to work from both home and mobile offering the specialised treatment(s) that you have completed. You can start earning by offering treatments to paying clients as soon as you have obtained your insurance. Facial treatments are hugely in demand to improve the condition of the skin and minimise the effects of aging. This course will enable you to begin earning well within this lucrative treatment area.

We also offer a course on Setting up a Skin Clinic to help you create your own business.

Course Structure

Aside from your practical training, much of the qualification comprises of home study, making this an ideal route for those who wish to study flexibly around other commitments. This allows you to familiarise yourself fully with the theory, allowing you to focus fully on acquiring and demonstrating your practical skills at our training days.

Our training days run from 10am to 4pm (arrival is at 9:45, to allow a prompt start), with a short break for lunch.

You will learn the theory of the treatment first, and spend the majority of the training days acquiring and demonstrating your practical skills, with a short break for lunch.

Assessment is continuous and conducted as follows:

  • Practical assessments
  • Oral questions
  • Tests
  • Written assignments

You will provide evidence to determine whether you have reached a level of competence, which is absolutely achievable thanks to the comprehensive theory and well-managed training days that we provide.

Written assessment papers will provide further evidence of your knowledge and understanding of the subject. The collation of the assessments will be contained in a portfolio, which will contain all document feedback sheets, written assessment/projects/assignments.

Once you have completed all training and coursework, you will arrange to attend a multiple choice written assessment day and practical assessment days to achieve your VTCT qualification.


Course Price

Course Fee: £5500+VAT  (includes registration fee & Exam fee)

If you wish you can break up this payment over 6 months. Certificates will not be issued until we have received full payment. If you do decide to pay up front we can reduce this cost to £5000 + VAT

Why Us?

– We always teach a small group size (4-5 people), which means that you will never feel lost in a sea of faces, and allows plenty of opportunity to ask questions or seek further support if required. This also ensures that over the few days, you will have plenty of models to practice on.


– All of our tutors specialise in Aesthetics and have worked in the industry for years. We don’t simply teach the basics of a beauty facial: our college curriculum is geared towards graduates looking to move into advanced skin treatments.

– All centres have the very latest equipment and products required to adhere to current industry standards. We also have an on-going Support Team and a Facebook group available to answer any query you may have regarding your training with us.

– Our training is completely independent of all suppliers; we won’t give you sales pitch or a spiel. We will tell you the truth and the difference between all these machines.

– We aim to give the highest standard of training. If, by the end of the course, you feel that you need more time or more practical training, then you are more than welcome to join more practical classes – free of charge.

– We provide follow-up support. If you have any questions or are unsure of anything, we are there to help.

Our Beginner courses are suitable for complete beginners and do not require any prior learning to be able to train with us. Over the years, we have welcomed students of all abilities, from those who are looking to learn a new skill from scratch to others currently working as a therapist and looking to build on their existing knowledge.

Students are required to have a good command of spoken and written English in order to complete the VTCT qualification.

We provide study materials, such as manuals and study sheets, to assist you in completion of your written coursework and to prepare you for your assessments.

At the training days, we provide the products and tools. You will not need to purchase a kit for these days; nor is this cost included in the course fee. We also provide tea and coffee on the training days.


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