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Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Beauty Therapy Techniques

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Course Description

This Level 4 in Advanced Beauty Therapy Techniques is the ideal qualification for experienced and qualified beauty professionals who work unsupervised and have a high level of relevant knowledge and skills. You'll get the skills to manage staff and resources, learn how to develop and promote your business and also develop your technical skills. It will also help you progress in a wide range of roles within the beauty sector including Salon Owner/Manager or even becoming a trainer in the industry.


City & Guilds Level 4 in Advanced Beauty Therapy Techniques



Francesca has been teaching semi-permanent make-up for over 10 years. She holds a level 4 qualification in micropigmentation, and was one of the first in the UK to complete the level 4 microblading qualification when it was created in 2017.

Francesca runs private clinics within several salons from Leeds to Wakefield even back in her hometown of Belfast. During her career she has been a guest speaker at the micropigmentation UK awards as well as a judge in the best eyebrow technician category. Francesca's favourite treatment is Lips, She is extremely passionate about the industry and enjoys sharing her knowledge and expertise with new learners.

What she is most proud of is her work within a number of UK hospitals where she has worked with some of the best surgeons and nurses training them to tattoo and provide treatments for patients within the oncology and major burns departments. This has been particularly rewarding for Francesca. She loves watching new technicians learn and develop their skills and progress within the beauty industry.

This has been a rewarding career and I love watching new technicians learn and develop their skills and progress within the industry.

Hayley Smith (MD Simply Skin (Oldham) Limited).

When Hayley completed her level 3 Beauty Therapy training she immediately decided that this was the field she wanted to work in but she wanted to specialise in laser treatments. She secured a position with a multinational aesthetic company where she worked for nine years, specialising in laser skin treatments, such as removal of face and body hair, thread vein removal, deep face peels and all treatments for recurring acne.

Hayley is passionate about her client's journey and her priority is to ensure that each client is treated with empathy, privacy and is offered the highest customer service. This is the reason she decided to open her own clinic in Oldham as this enables her to see their transformation journey and rising confidence from start to finish.

Course fees: £3345 per year

Entry Requirements

Level 3 in Beauty Therapy or a level of expertise corresponding with a Level 3. All learners should also be in work or have access to work experience which could be in Riverside, the college's commercial salon.


You will study the following units:

  • Quality management of client care in the hair and beauty sector
  • Laser and light treatments for hair removal
  • Laser and light treatments for skin rejuvenation
  • Enhance appearance using micro-pigmentation treatment
  • Salon Management
Each unit will consist of an assignment and practical tasks.

Work Experience

Whilst studying this qualification you are required to either work in the industry or to have a suitable work placement to enable you to continue to develop your skills.


Once qualified you can progress onto Level 4/5 management qualifications or continue to work in the industry as a salon manager/supervisor. You may also want to take the next steps to become an assessor or trainer in the beauty industry.

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