Become A Skin Therapist

In comparison to the Level 2 Facial Skincare Course, ‘Become a Skin Therapist’ gives you a far deeper look into the structure of the skin and skin conditions, practicals in facials and facial electrics, as well as the theory behind more advanced treatments such as laser resurfacing, peels and microneedling.

This course is specifically built so if you have not been working in this industry before you can go straight into skin treatments.

If you would like to specialise in advanced skin treatments such as skin needling and skin peels you will need to do the Become A Skin Specialist course, which will give you the highest qualification available in skin. If however you want to take the first step and see how you get on, then this course is perfect.

The ‘Become A Skin Therapist’ course 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.

VTCT Level 2 Facial Skin Care Treatments

This course includes:
– Anatomy & Physiology of the head, neck, and upper torso including the skin, muscles and bones
– Skin disease and disorders
– Client consultation
– Facial examination and skin analysis
– Usage of different products and its benefits to different skin types
– Steaming & Extraction
– Selection, mixing and application of different types of face masque
– Full facial massage routine
– How to perform professional facials
– Extraction and desquamation
– Use of steaming equipment and hot towels & hot mitts
– Face, neck & shoulder Massage

Level 3 Facial Electrics 

Facial electrics treatments have been elevating the experience and maximising the results of facials for decades. 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.

This module teaches you how to use the required equipment for facial treatments. Training includes using:
– Micro-current
– High Frequency
– Vacuum Suction
– Electro-Muscle Stimulation
– Galvanic (iontophoreses & disincrustation)
– Micro-Lance.

Advanced Core Of Knowledge Skin Course

‘Advanced Core Knowledge of Skin’ is the first of its kind in the industry. This has already helped people elevate their practise and imbues students with an in-depth, cohesive knowledge of the skin. The course was created exclusively by Skin Philosophy Training in response to the demand from Aesthetic professionals, doctors and nurses looking to advance their knowledge in skin types, conditions and treatments.

As well as how to provide an advanced skin analysis, we look at how more advanced skin treatments can treat conditions such as:

– Acne
– Rosacea
– Hyperpigmentation

We then look at the theory of advanced skin treatments (as stated, this segment is theory only) such as:

– Micro needling / Dermapen
– Chemical peels
– Radio Frequency skin tightening
– Laser resurfacing

Course Structure

Aside from your practical training, much of the Become a Skin Specialist 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.


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 Become a Skin Therapist 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).

All courses are run as small groups (4/5 people) which allows plenty of opportunity to ask questions or seek further support if required. This also ensures that over the few days, you will have lots of models to practice on.

All of our tutors specialise in Aesthetics and have worked in the industry for years. Our college curriculum is based around moving into advanced skin treatments not just learning beauty facials.

All centres have the very latest equipment and products required to adhere to 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 diploma courses are suitable for complete beginners and do not require any prior learning to be able to train with us; many of our students are not beauty trained and are looking to start up a business in the industry. We welcome students of all abilities, whether you are looking to learn a new skill from scratch or currently working as a therapist and looking to refresh your knowledge of particular treatments.

Students will require a good command of spoken and written English to complete the VTCT qualification.

What is included?

What is the Qualification


We do provide study materials to assist you in completion of your written coursework & in preparation for your assessments.

All products and tools are provided for the training days at the centre when you attend. No kit is required to complete the training days, nor included in the course fee. Tea & coffee are provided on the training days.

VTCT / ITEC Certification
VTCT is a Government approved Awarding Body offering National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs), Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) and other vocationally related qualifications (VRQs). VTCT has been in existence for over forty years and has been at the forefront of developing the vocational system of qualifications in the United Kingdom.

After completing the course, you will receive qualifications, recognised across the world that are fully Insurable

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.

Course Fee: 

£2500+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 £2200 + VAT

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