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Diploma in Advanced Beauty Therapy (VTCT)

Students will gain knowledge and theoretical understanding of a variety of beauty treatments and applications. This enables employment as advanced beauty therapists focussing on areas such as micro dermabrasion, laser and light applications for hair removal and skin rejuvenation. Students may also move into supervisory and managerial roles within the sector.

Entry Requirements

VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy or Complementary Therapies, Students who do not have GCSE English and Maths A* - C will be required to take these as additional study.

What do I need to bring?

Models/Clients for assessments.
All level 4 studnets will be required to work rotas on other days across the week and on a Saturday morning.
These rotas will enable students to continue their skills at level 3 as qulaified therapists whlist learning the level 4 skills in advanced beauty therapy.
All students will be required to complete salon management duties as part of the course.

Assessment/Exam information

Students will be assessed using a range of assessment methods which are dependent on the unit content, and could include written assignments, essays, reports, presentations, projects, case studies, research, exams and practical observation.

Other information

O - Optional Units (Credit Value required Minimum 10, Maximum 33. Sub-components required minimum 1, Maximum 5.)

- F/601/4459 - Cultural, social and technological influences on beauty-related industries

- A/601/4461 - IT and data handling in the hair and beauty sector

- J/601/4463 - Marketing in the hair and beauty sector

- L/601/4464 - Public Relations (PR) in the Hair and Beauty sector

- R/601/5342 - Research in the hair and beauty sector

What can I do next?

The VTCT Level 4 Diploma offers a progression route into a number of roles within the beauty sector.

Qualification description

VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Beauty Therapy

Course information & how to apply

Length Start Date End Date Course Fees Course Code
36 weeks per year 03 Sep 2018 28 Jun 2019 Tuition fee: £3,370.00
Award body exam fee: £136.00
16-18 do not pay Tuition, Exams or Materials Fees
UCAS/UKPASS Code: Not Applicable
Study type: Full Time
Hours per week: 10.00
Study days: WETHFR

Any extra costs

There are supplementary costs for equipment, books, course trips and visits of £220.00 Financial assistance may be available to cover these costs, please ask a member of staff about the Access Fund. All students are expected to purchase a uniform and full kit, two weeks before the course starts.

How to apply

To apply, please click on the 'How to Apply' button at the bottom of this page and follow the instructions. Alternatively, you can contact Student Services at Swindon College, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1DY. Tel. 01793 491591 or email