Permanent Hair Removal & Skin Rejuvenation - Level 4 Diploma

Course Overview

The VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Permanent Hair Removal & Skin Rejuvenation is a vocational qualification aimed at 16+ learners who wish to persue a career as an employed and/or self-employed beauty therapist specialising in hair removal and skin rejuvenation.

Throughout this qualification, learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology and health and safety whilst looking in depth at the physiology of aging. They will also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to consult with and manage clients. Learners will learn how to provide a range of beauty treatments including basic and advanced epilation along with laser and IPL applications in order to make informed decisions for the purpose of hair removal and skin rejuvenation.

In parallel, learners will develop their communication, problem solving and research skills, their awareness of environmental sustainability and their commercial and customer service skills, all of which are valued highly by employers.

Course Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, however, it is considered advantageous for the learners to hold a relevant Level 3 or equivalent Beauty Therapy qualification and/or idustry experience.

Mandatory Units


This qualification is based on the national occupational standards for beauty therapy and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a specialist beauty therapist. Learners must achieve all mandatory units which include:

- Provide electrical epilation
- Advanced epilation techniques
- Laser and light treatments for hair removal
- Laser and light treatments for skin rejuvenation
- Management of health, safety and security in the salon
- Physiology of ageing
- Quality management of client care in the hair and beauty sector


Course Assessment

During this qualification, you will be assessed through both written and practical assessments. The course entails a combination of written assignments and practical exams to give you the opportunity to demonstrate your skills throughout.

Continual assessment of practical skills and written assignments for all units

Course Finance

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are resident in the UK and ther European Economic Area for the last 3 years. (You must be under 19 on the 31st August in the calendar year that you start your course).

19+ learners - please contact the Customer Services Team on 0161 886 7070 for course and fee information.

Course Additional Information

Full-time