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Level 4 Advanced Skin Science
Level 4 Award Advanced Skin Science

The CIBTAC Level 4 Award in Advanced Skin Science is a knowledge-based qualification. It is aimed at equipping the learner with knowledge that underpins safe and effective, nonsurgical, clinical aesthetic practice within beauty salons, skin clinics and medispa.

This is a modular Level 4 qualification suitable for all skin health professionals who wish to extend your knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the skin considerably further than standard training and in unprecedented depth. This qualification is listed in the Ofqual register of qualifications. The CIBTAC Level 4 Award in Advanced Skin Science provides knowledge that underpins all non-surgical aesthetic practices in line with sector national occupational standards and government recommendations. 

Pathway to Aesthetics

The qualification has been identified by employers, professional bodies, government bodies and insurers, as recommended for working as a clinical aesthetic practitioner, however, there are some CPD courses that can enhance the knowledge learnt to ensure that the qualified practitioner remains current and at the forefront of the industry. The CIBTAC Level 4 Award in Advanced Skin Science provides learners with advanced knowledge of skin science, the physiology of ageing and the skin healing mechanism all of which underpin the provision of safe and effective, non-surgical clinical aesthetic procedures, in line with the government recommendations.

The aim of the CIBTAC Level 4 Award in Advanced Skin Science is to provide learners with a challenging qualification that will enable them to gain the advanced knowledge required for work as a nonsurgical aesthetic practitioner by developing their advanced knowledge that underpins professional, ethical, safe and effective non-surgical, clinical aesthetic practice, enhancing the safety of the public in line with UK government recommendations.

The Level 4 Advanced Skin Science qualification is a challenging and provides learners with the knowledge and terminology required to work confidently and effectively within the aesthetics sector.

Course Format 

This course is made up of one unit of study: 

Course Unit Format - 5 Modules: 


Module 1 - The Integumentary System
Module 2 - The Skin - Epidermis & Dermis
Module 3 - Functions of Skin
Module 4 - Wound Healing
Module 5 - Physiology of Ageing Skin


Course Delivery - Audio-visual e-learning

Course Resources - Digital portfolio and e-learning portal

Course Assessment - Online multiple choice questions, written assessment workbook, portfolio compilation and final theory examination.

Duration - 6 months consisting of 65 Guided Learning Hours (GLH). Minimum of 88 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT) which includes private study time and assessment completion.

Tutor Support - Email and phone

Course entry requirements –  one of the following:

NVQ Beauty Therapy Level 3 or equivalent

Minimum of 5 GCCEs or equivalent plus a minimum of 1 A’Level ( Grade Cs or above)
Open access on assessment of suitability for learning at Level 4
PLUS - Fluency in English

Certification - The OFQUAL accredited CIBTAC Level 4 Award in Advance Skin Science - graded at pass, merit or distinction.

Who is this course for?

This is a modular Level 4 qualification suitable for all skin health professionals who wish to facilitate greater opportunities for business success extending their knowledge and practice skills. 
 

  • Qualified beauty therapists working, or wanting to work in advanced aesthetics

  • Medical Aesthetic Practitioners looking to extend their practice into skin health care

  • Skin clinic management or front of house personnel requiring deeper understanding of the skin

  • Beauty therapy students wanting to get ahead in the jobs market

  • Aesthetic Practitioners wanting to future-proof their career and gain a level 4 qualification

 

What makes this course different?

This course is the first qualification of its kind to be available specifically for the skin care clinician. It extends your knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the skin considerably further than standard training and in unprecedented depth. 
​It will provide you with a solid basis for further study and a better understanding of dermatological issues to enable a more informed approach to remedial skin care treatments.