The course we offer is The Advanced Skin Studies and Aesthetic Practice is the full Diploma course.
- Units: 1 - Full Cost £696
- Units 2-7 - Funded
Students will be required to complete an e-learning module, workbook, multiple choice test and an assignment for each unit that is chosen to study prior to booking onto the practical day. Practical sessions can be booked once all eLearning elements are completed.
There are up to 14 days of practical and up to 6 case studies to complete. as well as a final theory and practical exam for each unit. Students generally complete the course within ONE ACADEMIC YEAR (36 weeks).
You can view the course timeline here however please note that this is only applicable for students enrolling on our 18/19 course.
You will cover:
- Core Knowledge for Aesthetic Practice
- Advanced Skin Science
- Investigative Consultation
- Chemical Peel
- Non-Surgical Blemish Removal
- Principles & Practice of the Medi-spa Sector
- Optional Facial Unit (if required)
Core of Knowledge
This underpins all other units of our Level 4 qualification portfolio and represents a mandatory study for every aesthetic practitioner as specified by the Health Education England Report published on January 8th 2016, due to this it is embedded into each of our Certificate and Diploma courses. Core Knowledge is also the perfect course for managers, non-practitioner personnel or anyone involved in the establishment and running of an aesthetic practice.
Advanced Skin science
A progressive post graduate study of the anatomy and physiology of the skin relative to the professional skin care practitioner and thorough understanding of the way in which a normal skin behaves is essential if we are to effectively promote its day to day health and address issues of its dysfunction. This unit will give a solid basis on which to build further understanding and the content of our course is referenced specifically to your work in treating the more complex and difficult skin conditions, which present themselves in the medi-spa clinic.
Investigative Consultation and Advanced Skin Health Assessment:
A comprehensive study of elementary dermatology & the clinical removal of minor skin lesions.
The practice of blemish removal using short wave diathermy, thermo-coagulation or advanced electrolysis is a treatment required by many clients but offered by very few therapists or aesthetic practitioners. It is non-invasive, safe, low on consumable cost but with a high financial return. An absolute must for any clinical skin care practitioner. This course provides you with in-depth knowledge of removable skin lesions and practical training in the procedures required for their effective removal.
This module will provide an extensive study of the underpinning knowledge essential for best clinical practice. In both theory and practical elements, the course will cover a wide variety of different peeling formulations, procedures and adaptations to protocol to ensure well informed, and therefore safe and effective, treatment of all skin types.
This is the use of dermal rollers, stamps and motorised fractional needling that will provide you with the most comprehensive training available in the delivery of this versatile skin treatment. It ensures practical competence and examines the indications for treatment, the inflammatory process and the physiology of the healing response initiated by the treatment for skin regeneration.
Non-surgical Blemish Removal
A study of elementary dermatology & the clinical removal of minor skin lesions and the practice of blemish removal using short wave diathermy, thermo-coagulation or advanced electrolysis is a treatment required by many clients but offered by very few therapists or aesthetic practitioners. It is non-invasive, effective and safe, low on consumable cost but with a high financial return. An absolute must for any clinical skin care practitioner. This course provides you with in-depth knowledge of removable skin lesions and practical training in the procedures required for their effective removal.
Optional Additional Unit:
The Principles & Practices of the Medi-spa Sector This unit of study can be added onto your qualification. It is made up of a series of one-day short courses, seminars and workshops to provide you with the opportunity to learn from some of the most prominent practitioners in the aesthetic industry. It is designed to enable you to gain additional knowledge and insight into a wide range of subject areas not included in your level 4 course but which are of interest to your future career or business progression.
- Practical teaching and observation over eight days.
- Continual assessment online and assignments of up to 10,000 words.
- End of course final exams with CIBTAC for both Practical and Theory elements.
- Building of a case study portfolio across all units.
We request that as a student studying for this course at South Thames College you must have the following:
- Fluent Spoken and written English no less that GCSE level qualification.
- 5 GCSEs desirable A-C/9-4 or equivalent
- Level 3 Beauty Therapy Diploma
- Or Level 2 CIBTAC Facial Diploma with a Medical Qualification
- 18 hours study a week for the full Diploma
Please complete the questions in this document prior to your interview.
There is not kit fee but kits for units are available to buy from the College. Materials will need to be purchased for case studies. Estimated cost over the duration of the course is £500 - £1000 but please note that the price of these is not included with the Learning Loan.
Degree level courses or advance treatments in aesthetics at level 5 and 6.
All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.
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