Beauty Therapists who have trained with ITEC/CIBTAC or CIDESCO readily agree that the gap in their knowledge between Beauty Therapy and Aesthetic Treatments was until now difficult to aquire.

Although some of the Brand Training is excellent it is Brand focused and if you are not working with a particular Brand it is sometimes dificult to gain the knowledge required to understand some of the more complex skin conditions and the various Treatment options.

We have spoken to lots of working Therapists and Salon owners and understand how difficult it is to commit to a Course that needs lots of days in College and our of the Salon. Based on our conversations we have developed these 1-day workshops which address the most common and complex skin conditions.

You can attend jsut 1 day or all 3 of these advanced skin care courses and eventually progress to our 2-Day Mirco Needling, Peel or Micro Dermabrasion Course. All of our Practical Courses are accredited by ABT which will allow you to be be both knowledgable, confident and most important of all, insured to work.

Advanced Skin Care /Aesthetic Treatments – our Opinion

The Aesthetic Industry is booming, new clinics like SISU and THERAPIE are opening up new Branches all over Ireland and the UK and the demand for Aesthetic Therapists is growing daily.  Salaries are improving as the level of education and  training required to excel in this area is finally being recognised.

However there is a gap in the knowledge and skills that to date has not been recognized by the examining bodies.  Finally ITEC under the new ownership of VTCT introduced a suite of new Advanced Aesthetic Courses which address some of these issues.  CIBTAC have now also introduced their suite of Level 4 Courses.

We have invested heavily in the development of our own material to compliment the syllabus requirements.  We are also the only School to combine courses to maximise the learning of both Theory and practical.

Traditional Beauty Therapy Courses such as CIDESCO and Beauty Specialists have been taught for over 50 years in Beauty Schools throughout Ireland and the UK, however times are changing and the knowledge that was offered in these courses is  simply not enough to allow a Therapist to work with confidence in a more Aesthetic Environment.

Continuous Professional Development is a requirement in many Industries, however unfortunately, due to lack of legislation,  it is currently not a requirement in the Beauty Industry.  There are more and more horror stories of highly advanced treatments being offered by un-trained Therapists.  Some of the these treatments should only ever be offered by a fully qualified medical professional and not a Beauty Therapist.

However, the number of Treatments that a Therapist can offer are considerable and the knowledge needed to offer a full and considered skin analysis, prior to any treatment plan, requires, knowledge, experience and confidence.  This can now be acquired through training.

We are excited to offer a full path-way for success in the Aesthetic Industry, it will take some time and investment to reach the level that we feel is the minimum to work in this exciting, highly skilled area of the Beauty/Skin Industry.

Our tutors are all fully qualified  with many years of experience. Any of the courses that we offer have been tried and tested in the Schools before we have launched them.   Talk to us about how we can help you to reach your goals.

Advanced Skin Care ITEC Level 4 in Peels and  Micro Needling with IPL  Skin Rejuvenation

This course is the bridge between Beauty/Nursing and Aesthetic Treatments.

It will combine, classroom Theory, home research and study, report writing, case study work, assignments and finally both practical and a theory exams.

The Focus of the Course is to enhance the knowledge and learning that Therapists may already have to allow them progress to more advanced skin analysis combined with ingredient knowledge and expertise to design a full skin care treatment programme for any client.

The syllabus will include:

Advanced Skin Consultation

  • Unit 1: Principles & Practices of non-medical aesthetic therapies
  • Unit 2: Advanced Consultation for non-medical aesthetic therapies
  • Unit 3 Advanced Skincare for non-medical aesthetic therapies
  • We show students how to analyse skin precisely and scientifically, this includes:
  • The anatomy and histology of skin
  • A layer by layer analysis of the epidermis
  • Structural changes associated with eczema, dry skin and psoriasis
  • The importance of DEJ (dermal epidermal junction) in skin ageing

Skin Conditions

  • Cause and effects of ageing on the body systems
  • Understanding photo-aging and pigmentation
  • The real cause of rosacea and how to treat it
  • Acne- how it develops and how to treat
  • Hormonal influence on skin health and condition with a focus on puberty, pregnancy and menopause
  • Sensitive/sensitised skin
  • Advanced active ingredients
  • Science behind cosmeceuticals ingredients
  • Index of active ingredients

Combination Therapy

  • Advanced skin treatments best results on which skin conditions
  • How best to combine advanced skin treatments in one treatment
  • Incorporating diet in your clients treatment


5 Assignments to be completed for each of the Practial modules, Peel and Needling and Facial Electrics

Entrance requirements:  A recognised qualification and experience with Level 2 Facials, a Level 3 in Anatomy & Physiology is also highly recommended.  This may be completed before or during the course through our on-line learning modules.


  • College-based practical lessons
  • Theory Lessons
  • Client Salon Sessions


  • Practical Exams
  • Theory – MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions)
  • 5 Case Studies for each Practical
  • 5 Assignment across both Treatments
  • Portfolio of evidence


  • ITEC Level 4 Certificate in Skin Rejuvenation
  • ITEC Level 4 Certificate in Micro Needling
  • ITEC Level 4 Certificate in Peels