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Non-Medical Aesthetics Qualifications

VTCT & iTEC have launched an unrivalled suite of Non-Medical Aesthetics qualifications, providing learners with the knowledge, understanding and technical skills at Level 4 and Level 5 in the Non-Medical Aesthetic sector.

The qualifications are Ofqual regulated and appear on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). Offered exclusively through iTEC & VTCT, they are setting the industry standard for excellence and safety.

This suite of qualifications offers the perfect progression route for the qualified Beauty Therapist at Level 3 or 4 who wishes to add these services to their repertoire of treatments.

 

The qualification design has been informed by employers and adheres to the National Occupational Standards for Beauty Therapy. The qualifications, therefore, include all the required elements to work effectively as a fully commercial practitioner in the
given practice.

Through undertaking these qualifications, the learner will develop core and transferable skills, which are required in this specialised sector and are recognised by insurance companies and employers. The primary purpose of the suite is to prepare learners for employment in the industry at a higher level.

What are the treatments?

 

Ultrasound

During an ultrasound facial, high-level sound wave technology is used to penetrate deep below the surface of the skin. This helps to promote cellular renewal and repair. The treatment tones the facial muscles. It increases blood circulation, which in turn encourages lymphatic drainage, which will combat puffiness and swelling. Skincare product penetration is improved.

Radio Frequency

Radio frequency is used to heat the fat cells in problem areas, melting and liquefying the fat. It stimulates fibroblasts to replenish and strengthen collagen and elastin, to achieve long-term tightening and smoothing of the skin. A warming sensation can be felt as fine lines are reduced and loose skin tightened. 5 sessions are recommended, depending on individual needs and
expectations. A minimum of 1 treatment per week is required for best results.

Skin Needling

Skin needling, in its various forms, will stimulate the production of collagen and this wound healing response will: create smoother skin, reduce the appearance of acne scarring or stretch marks, minimise fine lines and enlarged pores, and improve the appearance of scars.

Skin Peeling

A chemical peel is a skin-resurfacing treatment in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin to remove the upper layers. Working within the safe parameters of the qualification, the beauty therapist will assess the correct depth or type of peel to suit skin type and personal needs. The skin that grows back after a chemical peel is smoother and younger
looking when carried our correctly. Chemical peels are used to treat wrinkles, skin discolouration and scars. Deeper chemical peels produce more-dramatic results, but also involve longer recovery times and greater risks; additional qualifications and training are required to provide this service.

Laser Tattoo Removal

During laser tattoo removal, laser energy penetrates the skin. The energy from the laser breaks down the tattoo ink into small fragments, which are eventually absorbed into the bloodstream and safely passed through the body naturally.

Advanced Blemish Removal

Advanced blemish removal techniques are used to remove skin blemishes such as skin tags, thread veins, warts, milia and age spots.

 

Who are these qualifications for?

Level 4

These are advanced therapy qualifications aimed at Level 3 qualified practitioners aged 18 and over.

For all, learners are required to hold a Level 3 Beauty Therapy qualification or equivalent; this should include facial electrical and body electrical units, and Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology (for the Level 4 Certificate in Skin Peeling, at a minimum learners should hold a Level 2 facial unit and Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology).

Level 5

These are advanced therapy qualifications aimed at Level 4 qualified practitioners aged 18 and over.

Level 5 Certificate in Advanced Blemish Removal

Learners are required to hold a Level 4 Skin Blemish Removal qualification in order to progress onto the Level 5 Advanced Blemish Removal. Learners who hold a Level 3 Beauty Therapy qualification or equivalent will be able to access the Level 4 Skin Blemish Removal qualification as a natural progression route

Level 5 Certificate in Laser Tattoo Removal

Learners are required to hold a Level 4 Laser and IPL qualification to progress onto the Level 5 Tattoo Removal. Learners who hold a Level 3 Beauty Therapy qualification or equivalent will be able to access the Level 4 Laser and IPL qualifications as a natural progression route.

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