Qualification Information

VTCT Product Code: AB40162 GLH: 554 - 583 Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 500/8886/5 Units: 10 - 14 Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2020
Level: 4 Minimum Credits: 93

Additional Information

GLH


The minimum guided learning hours (GLH) to achieve this qualification is 554 GLH.

Primary Outcome


The primary outcome of the VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Beauty Therapy is to prepare you to enter the beauty therapy sector as an advanced senior beauty therapist.

Overview


The VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Beauty Therapy is a vocationally related qualification that will prepare you to gain employment as an advanced senior beauty therapist, as the units contained in this qualification cover all the skills and knowledge required for this role. Entry on to this qualification can be via previous attainment of a beauty therapy qualification at level 3.

This is a vocational qualification which builds on beauty therapy skills to allow you to develop an enhanced repertoire of advanced specialist beauty therapy techniques to prepare you for employment as an advanced senior beauty therapist. The advanced techniques covered in the mandatory section of this qualification include: laser and light treatments for hair removal, laser and light treatments for skin rejuvenation, microdermabrasion techniques. You will also gain knowledge and understanding of dermatology and microbiology, physiology of ageing, management of health, safety and security in the salon, quality management of client care and salon management. You will also have the opportunity to further develop your knowledge and skills by selecting from a range of optional units, including: research, IT and data handling, marketing, cultural social and technological influences on beauty-related industries, public relations in the hair and beauty sector.

What could this qualification lead to?


This qualification will qualify you to gain employment as an advanced senior beauty therapist. This is the only VTCT qualification in advanced beauty therapy.

Who supports this qualification?


This qualification is based on the Habia National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the leading professional association representing owners of hair and beauty salons, the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) as being fit for purpose to prepare you for employment as an advanced senior beauty therapist. Holders of this qualification are eligible to become members of FHT. Further information on FHT membership can be found on their website.



Qualification Structure

Mandatory - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 9 components and earn a minimum of 83 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UV30430 K/601/5329 Apply micro dermabrasion 3 4 39
UV30456 T/601/4460 Dermatology and microbiology 3 5 42
UV40413 D/601/5652 Laser and light treatments for hair removal 4 10 74
UV40414 T/601/5656 Laser and light treatments for skin rejuvenation 4 10 74
UV40461 K/601/5346 Chemistry of hair and beauty products 4 14 75
UV40462 M/601/5347 Management of health, safety and security in the salon 4 8 44
UV40463 A/601/5349 Physiology of ageing 4 10 64
UV40464 M/601/5350 Quality management of client care in the hair and beauty sector 4 12 50
UV40467 K/601/4469 Salon management 4 10 50

Optional - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 1 components and earn a minimum of 10 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UV30452 R/601/5342 Research in the hair and beauty sector 3 7 44
UV30459 A/601/4461 IT and data handling in the hair and beauty sector 3 5 41
UV30460 J/601/4463 Marketing in the hair and beauty sector 3 6 32
UV30469 F/601/4459 Cultural, social and technological influences on beauty-related industries 3 5 30
UV40466 L/601/4464 Public Relations (PR) in the hair and beauty sector 4 10 42

*For full details of the Rules of Combination for this qualification please see the Qualification Specification/Record of Assessment book.

Documents


*To find specifications for individual units, click on the "Structure" tab of your chosen qualification, select the unit code in the left hand column and on the new page click on the "Download unit book" tab under the unit title.

Centres approved to run this qualification

VTCT accredits centres to offer our qualifications, but cannot advise which centres are running particular courses at any time. Please contact the centre directly to find out if they currently offering your chosen qualification.

NB: The location displayed for each centre is based upon the centre's main address. The location displayed is not necessarily the only location that the centre can deliver VTCT qualifications from. For further information on a centre's delivery capabilities please select the centre's website address.

Centre Name Telephone Website Location
Central Bedfordshire College - Dunstable Campus 01582 477776 Visit website Bedfordshire - Central Bedfordshire
Barnfield College 01582 569500 Visit website Bedfordshire - Luton
Signature Academy Ltd 07980 578252 Visit website Bedfordshire - Luton
Advanced Aesthetics International Ltd - Bristol 07475 458737 Visit website Bristol, City of
Advance - Warrington 07885 215025 Visit website Cheshire - Warrington
Kendal College 01539 814700 Visit website Cumbria
Absolutebeaut Training Academy North Devon 01237 426448 ext 237 Visit website Devon
H T Training 01237 426448 ext 237 Visit website Devon
Sussex Coast College Hastings 01424 458395 Visit website East Sussex
Escala Beauty Academy 01702 555566 Visit website Essex
Essex Training Solutions 07866 121121 Visit website Essex
Essex Training Solutions - Colchester 07866 121121 Visit website Essex
Specialist Trade Courses - Romford 01279 210005 Visit website Essex
Absolutebeaut Training Academy Gloucester 07989 777775 Visit website Gloucestershire
Hayden Health and Beauty Training Academy 0844 335 0152 Visit website Gloucestershire
Wigan and Leigh College 01942 761600 Visit website Greater Manchester - Wigan
Wigan and Leigh College - Leigh Campus 01942 761452 Visit website Greater Manchester - Wigan
Acacia Beauty Academy 01590 645547 Visit website Hampshire
Basingstoke College of Technology 01256 354141 Visit website Hampshire
Diamond Beauty Training Academy 07876 533384 Visit website Hertfordshire
Oaklands College 01727 737000 Visit website Hertfordshire
Kent Sports Academy Limited 01233 641000 Visit website Kent
Elite Colours Limited 01524 561502 Visit website Lancashire
West Lancashire College 01695 52300 Visit website Lancashire
Advanced Aesthetics International - Leicestershire 07475 458737 Visit website Leicestershire
Boston College Spalding 01775 715880 Visit website Lincolnshire
Acacia Training Limited - Lincolnshire Beauty Therapy and Make Up Academy 07745 437513 Visit website Lincolnshire - North East Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire Beauty Therapy and Make-up Academy Ltd 07745 437513 Visit website Lincolnshire - North Lincolnshire
Specialist Trade Courses 01279 210005 Visit website London - Bexley
Lashes Academy 07429 923657 Visit website London - Brent
TLT Academy Ltd 020 8462 3662 Visit website London - Bromley
Brooklands College - The World of Work 020 3589 6723 Visit website London - Enfield
The World of Work 020 3589 6723 Visit website London - Enfield
Terri Brooke College 02088593817 (shop - 020 8850 1717) Visit website London - Greenwich
City and Islington College 020 7700 9200 Visit website London - Haringey
Essex Beauty Training School 07743 849771 Visit website London - Havering
Therapy Learning Centre 07956 539922 Visit website London - Havering
Training and Learning Consultancy 07946 778810 Visit website London - Havering
Aim Skills Development 020 8552 5684 Visit website London - Newham
Fami Hair and Beauty Institute 020 8518 1688 Visit website London - Redbridge
Sarahartistry 07903 864000 Visit website London - Redbridge
Centre for Advanced Studies T/A City of London College (London Bow Centre) 020 7247 2177 Visit website London - Tower Hamlets
East London Beauty Academy 020 8981 2558 Visit website London - Tower Hamlets
LivAva Training Academy 0151 651 0101 Visit website Merseyside - Wirral
Redcar and Cleveland College 01642 473132 Visit website North Yorkshire - Redcar and Cleveland
Skills North East Limited 0191 250 4590 Visit website Northumberland
City College Nottingham 0115 910 1455 Visit website Nottinghamshire - Nottingham
North Shropshire College - Oswestry Campus 01691 688000 Visit website Shropshire
Rotherham College 01709 362111 Visit website South Yorkshire - Rotherham
South Staffordshire College - Tamworth Campus 01827 310202 Visit website Staffordshire
Advanced Aesthetics International Ltd - Surrey 07475 458737 Visit website Surrey
HHBTA Academy Birmingham 01452 729082 Visit website West Midlands - Birmingham
Natural Beauty Training Academy 07939 211488 Visit website West Midlands - Birmingham
Leeds City College - Keighley Campus 01535 685000 Visit website West Yorkshire - Bradford
Absolutebeaut Training Academy Halifax 07989 777775 Visit website West Yorkshire - Calderdale
Dermace 0844 357 9200 Visit website West Yorkshire - Calderdale
Hayden Health and Beauty Training Academy - Halifax 01422 242421 Visit website West Yorkshire - Calderdale
Leeds City College - The Printworks Campus 0113 284 6362 Visit website West Yorkshire - Leeds
Olive Training 01985 840093 Visit website Wiltshire
Swindon College 01793 491591 Visit website Wiltshire
Sidri International Academy for Beauty and Health Sciences +91 8860333825 Visit website India
Sidri International Academy for Skin, Hair and Nutrition +91 7838963383 Visit website India
Centre De Formation Aroma +230 57357 972 Visit website Mauritius
The Edinburgh School of Beauty 0131 556 3366 Visit website Edinburgh, City of
Beautiko College (PTY) Ltd +27 12 362 6571 Visit website South Africa
Advanced Aesthetics International Ltd - Wales 07475 458737 Visit website Bridgend

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