Level 4 Skin Aesthetic Course

The ‘Level 4 Skin Aesthetic Course’ offers the highest qualification available in radio frequency, skin peeling and skin needling treatments.

If you have already completed our ‘Advanced Skin Course’, then you will have already covered units 1-4 included in Level 4 Skin Aesthetic Course. 


Core Knowledge of Advanced Skin in Aesthetic Treatments

‘Advanced Core Knowledge of Skin’ is the first of its kind in the industry. 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. If you understand the basics of skin but want to learn how to effectively treat rosacea, pigmentation and acne with more advanced skin treatments, then this is the course for you.

The units covered by this course comprise:

Unit 1: Principles & practices of non-medical aesthetic therapies

Unit 2: Advanced Consultation for non-medical aesthetic therapies

Unit 3 Advanced Skincare for non-medical aesthetic therapies

Unit 4: Advanced Skin Conditions & how to treat

Anatomy & Physiology of the Skin

To succeed in this industry, it’s vital that technicians can analyse the skin precisely and scientifically, so we teach our students to look at:

  • The anatomy and histology of skin.
  • A layer-by-layer analysis of the epidermis.
  • The importance of DEJ (dermal epidermal junction) in skin ageing.

Skin Conditions

  • Ageing: Cause and effects of ageing on the body systems.
  • Pigmentation: Understanding photo-aging and pigmentation.
  • Rosacea: The real cause of rosacea and how to treat it.
  • Acne: how acne develops and how to treat it.
  • Hormonal influence on skin health and condition: with a focus on puberty, pregnancy and menopause
  • Sensitive/sensitised skin: The causes of, and differences between sensitive and sensitised skin.

Advanced active ingredients

  • The science behind the ingredients in cosmeceuticals.
  • Index of active ingredients.

Combination Treatment Therapy

    • Which treatment for which condition: Looking at which advanced skin treatments will give the best results to the range of skin conditions
    • Combining treatments: How best to combine advanced skin treatments in one treatment.
    • Diet: How to incorporating diet in your clients treatment to maximise results.


ITEC Level 4 Certificate in Skin Peeling

Peels are an incredibly popular treatment and a lucrative addition to the roster of treatments you offer. However, they require strict protocol and understanding of the science and contraindications involved. We therefore look at:

Unit 1: Know safety considerations when providing skin peel treatments

Unit 2: Understand how to provide skin peel treatments

Unit 3: Know the relevant anatomy, physiology & pathologies relevant to skin

Unit 4: Be able to consult, plan and prepare for cosmetic skin peeling treatment

Unit 5: Be able to provide cosmetic skin peeling treatments

ITEC Level 4 in Skin Needling

Skin needling is growing in popularity. Not only is it fantastic for ageing and scars, it is a fairly quick treatment to give with almost-immediate results. However, like peeling, strict protocol must be followed and we make sure to train our students rigorously, so that they feel confident administering this treatment. The units comprise:

Unit 1: Know safety considerations when providing skin needling treatments

Unit 2: Be able to prepare for Level 4 Certificate Skin Needling,

Unit 3: Know the relevant anatomy, physiology & pathologies relevant to skin needling

Unit 4: Be able to consult, plan and prepare for cosmetic skin needling treatment

Unit 5: Be able to provide cosmetic skin needling treatments

ITEC Level 4 Certificate in Radio Frequency

This popular treatment offers an instant firming and lifting effect and best of all, there is very little downtime, making it an ideal ‘red carpet treatment’. We look at:

Unit 1: Know safety considerations when providing radio frequency treatments

Unit 2: Understand how to provide radio frequency treatments

Unit 3: Know the relevant anatomy, physiology & pathologies relevant to skin needling

Unit 4: Be able to consult, plan and prepare for radio frequency treatment

Unit 5:Be able to provide radio frequency treatments


The Level 4 Advanced Skin Course is over 12 weeks. With 3-9 days practical training dates required

Each unit requires a considerable amount of independent study from home, which our students prefer as they can integrate it into their own unique schedules. We provide manuals and videos to assist this, and we are always available via email and dedicated Facebook groups.

Each unit requires a certain number of case studies (different skin concerns, skin types etc). Whilst attending the training centre, you will perform these under our supervision. All of our lecturers have years of experience in working with advanced aesthetic treatments, so we have the practical experience to back up the training. As with all Skin Philosophy Training courses, if you need extra practical days, we will add more for you according to your needs and experience.

We aim to give the highest standard of training, but if you feel you require more time or more practical training then you can join more of our practical classes, free of charge.

After completing you course you will need to come back to demonstrate your abilities in front of an ITEC examiner and complete an exam.


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

We also provide follow up support, so if you do have any questions or are unsure of anything, we are there to help. We provide a student area on our website. This will give you, consultation forms, consent forms, suppliers details, marketing material and anything else you need to provide treatments.


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.

The Level 4 Advanced Aesthetic course is only for level 3 therapists, doctors, dentist or nurses

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

Level 4 Advanced Aesthetic Skin Course Cost

Course Fee: £3700 + VAT

Course Duration:

12 Week Course

Online Module and assignments to be completed first

3-9 Days practical attendance 

1 day exam

Entry Requirements: Level 3 Qualification in A&P or Facial Skincare

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