VTCT (ITEC) Level 4 Certificate in Radio Frequency

Qualification Information

VTCT Product Code: BT4C4 GLH: 123 Age Restriction: 18
Qualification Number: 603/2908/7 Units: 5 Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2022
Level: 4

Additional Information

Documentation for this qualification last amended 18th September 2019

Purpose Statement

Who is this qualification for?

The VTCT (ITEC) Level 4 Certificate in Radio Frequency is an advanced therapy qualification aimed at level 3 qualified practitioners aged 18 and over, who wish to add this therapy to their repertoire of treatment offerings.

Learners are required to hold a level 3 beauty therapy qualification or equivalent.

What does this qualification cover?

This qualification is informed by employers and national occupational standards for beauty therapy and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a fully commercial radio frequency practitioner. Learners must achieve all mandatory units which include:

  • Principles and practice of non-medical aesthetic therapies
  • Advanced consultation for non-medical aesthetic therapies
  • Advanced skin care for non-medical aesthetic therapies
  • Provide radio frequency treatments

    Throughout this qualification, learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology and health and safety pertaining to level 4 non-medical aesthetic therapies. They will also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to consult with and analyse clients whilst providing radio frequency treatments. In parallel, learners will develop their communication and customer service skills and widen their knowledge of the principles and practices of level 4 non-medical aesthetic therapies, all of which are valued highly by employers.

    Why is this qualification the most suitable?

    This qualification is one of a new suite of level 4 advanced non-medical aesthetic therapies developed as a progression route for level 3 practitioners wishing to add to their repertoire in specific treatment modalities.

    What could this qualification lead to?

    The primary purpose of this qualification is to prepare learners for employment in the advanced non-medical aesthetic industry providing radio frequency techniques. Additionally, learners may choose to further develop their knowledge and skills by completing supplementary specialist qualifications at level 4 in one or more of the following areas:

  • Skin peeling
  • Skin needling
  • Ultrasound

  • Qualification Structure

    Mandatory - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 4 components and earn a minimum of credits.

    Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
    UBT273 T/616/8604 Principles and practice of non-medical aesthetic therapies 4 14
    UBT274 A/616/8605 Advanced consultation for non-medical aesthetic therapies 4 23
    UBT275 F/616/8606 Advanced skin care for non-medical aesthetic therapies 4 34
    UBT277 L/616/8608 Provide radio frequency treatments 4 52

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


    *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

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    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
    SkinAstute Aesthetic & Beauty Training Academy 07852 169344 Visit website Bedfordshire - Luton
    Emma Coates Aesthetic Training 01494 928977 Visit website Buckinghamshire
    Polished Nails and Beauty Training - Cumbria 07745 186058 Visit website Cumbria
    Advance Salon Training 0330 1331 606 Visit website Essex
    Bella Mai Academy 07487 766990 Visit website Essex - Thurrock
    Sarahartistry 07903 864000 Visit website London - Redbridge
    East London Beauty Academy 020 8981 2558 Visit website London - Tower Hamlets
    Skin Deep Professional Academy 01427873341 Visit website South Yorkshire - Doncaster
    3D-Lipo Training Centre 01788 550440 Visit website Warwickshire
    London College of Excellence Training Limited - King Standing 0121 4485886 Visit website West Midlands - Birmingham
    SkinAstute Aesthetic & Beauty Training Academy - Midlands 07852169344 Visit website West Midlands - Birmingham
    Aesthetic Training Academy Ireland (ATAI) Limited +353 1 524 1511 Visit website Ireland
    Clearskin Training Academy +353 12939148 Visit website Ireland