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Learning Outcome


The VTCT (ITEC) Level 4 Certificate in Skin Peeling 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.

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 skin peeling practitioner.


The primary purpose of this qualification is to prepare learners for employment in the advanced non-medical aesthetic industry providing skin peeling techniques.


Learners must achieve all mandatory units which include:


• Principles and practice of non-medical aesthetic therapies

• Advanced consultation for non-medical aesthetic therapies

• Advanced skincare for non-medical aesthetic therapies

• Provide skin peeling 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 skin peeling treatments.

In parallel, learners will develop their communication and customer service skills and widen their knowledge of the principles and practices of level 4 nonmedical aesthetic therapies, all of which are valued highly by employers.


Entry requirements


Learners are required to hold a traditional level 3 beauty therapy qualification that includes facial electrical and body electrical units, and Level 3 anatomy and physiology.


At a minimum, learners will hold a Level 2 facial unit and Level 3 anatomy and physiology.


Learners who wish to undertake this qualification must also achieve the VTCT (ITEC) Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID-19) for Clinical Aesthetics qualification or a regulated equivalent.

Opportunities for Progression

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.


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: • Radiofrequency • Skin needling • Ultrasound.

Assessment Requirements


To be awarded the VTCT (ITEC) Level 4 Certificate in Skin Peeling learners must achieve:

• all mandatory units

• all assignments/projects

• all clinical case studies

• a pass or (higher) grade in the external theory examination*

• a pass or (higher) grade in the external practical examination*


Please note all clinical case studies and assignments must be completed and marked as passes before the learner can be entered for the examination.

The minimum TQT required to achieve this qualification is 170.

Total Qualification Time (TQT) 170 Guided Learning (GL) hours 123 Assessment.

The overall qualification is graded: • Fail/Pass/Merit/Distinction

Course Duration

Available on request


Available on request

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