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ITEC/VTCT Level 5 Advanced Blemish Removal

The aim of this unit is to develop the learner’s knowledge, understanding and practical skills when using advanced blemish removal equipment and techniques to remove skin blemishes. 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 advanced blemish removal practitioner.

Learning outcomes


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 advanced blemish removal treatments.


Throughout this qualification, Learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology and health and safety pertaining to level 5 non-medical aesthetic therapies.

They will develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to consult with and analyse clients whilst providing advanced blemish removal treatments.


In parallel, learners will develop their communication and customer service skills and widen their knowledge of the principles and practises of level 5  non-medical aesthetic therapies, all of which are valued highly by employers.


Learners will acquire the skills involved in providing a thorough consultation to establish the client’s needs learners will provide a range of advanced blemish removal techniques as well as providing the relevant aftercare.


Taught content:

*Age spots

*Common warts

*Dermatosis papulose nigra

*Mole reduction

*Plane warts


*Sebaceous cysts

*Sebaceous hyperplasia

*Sebaceous naevi

*Seborrhoeic keratosis



*Xanthelasma palpebarum


On completion of this unit learners will:

LO1 Know safety considerations when providing advanced blemish removal treatments.

LO2 Understand how to provide advanced blemish removal treatments.

LO3 Know the relevant anatomy, physiology and pathologies for advanced blemish removal treatments.

LO4 Be able to consult, plan and prepare for advanced blemish removal treatment.

LO5 Be able to provide advanced blemish removal treatments.

Entry requirement

Learners are required to hold a Level 4 Skin Blemish removal qualification in order to progress onto this qualification.

ITEC/VTCT Level 3 epilation.


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.

Suitable for Advanced Aestheticians, Nurses and Medical practitioners

Learners must be 18 years and over.

Opportunities for Progression

This qualification will prepare learners for employment in the advanced non-medical aesthetic industry providing advanced blemish removal techniques.  Additionally, learners may choose to further develop their knowledge and skills by completing supplementary specialist qualifications at level 5 in Laser tattoo removal.

Assessment requirements

Learners are required to complete all assessment requirements related to this unit.

  1. Clinical case studies (pass or fail)

  2. Theory examination (Pass/Merit/Distinction 50%)

  3. Practical examination (Pass/Merit/Distinction 50%)

  4. Assignment/project work (pass or fail)


Learners must produce a treatment portfolio which is required to be completed under the supervision of the lecturer who must monitor the quality of the treatments performed throughout the learner’s training. To ensure that you meet the given criteria.

All clinical case studies must be completed and marked prior to the learner completing the practical and theoretical examinations.

You must complete a minimum of 6 clinical case studies.

Theory examination


Learners must complete a theory examination for this unit. This will consist of a multiple-choice question paper which is mapped to the relevant assessment criteria.

The theory examination will test knowledge and understanding from across learning outcomes 1,2 and 3.

Practical exam


Learners must complete a practical exam for this unit which will be externally set by the awarding organisation ITEC and examined and marked by the external examiner.

The practical examination will take place at the end of the period of learning.

Assignment/project work

The assignment or project work do not contribute to the overall grade but to the assessment outcome of the qualification.

To be awarded this qualification, Learners must successfully achieve the following assessments:


Course Duration


Guided Learning (GL) Hours 81

12 weeks



Course Fee



Deposit: € 500

Balance can be paid in monthly instalments. To be fully paid before the examination.



Exam fees:


Upon request

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