Qualification number: 500/8886/5
Introduction National Occupational Standards (NOS) The Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Beauty Therapy (QCF) is a vocationally related qualification that is focused on advanced beauty practices for reducing hair growth using intense light and laser treatments and skin rejuvenation using intense light and microdermabrasion. You will also develop an understanding of product chemistry, the physiology of ageing and the principles of dermatology and microbiology.
This qualification also covers salon management, with the opportunity to learn about management functions such as PR, marketing, and research. You will be assessed on your occupational competence.
This qualification has been mapped to the relevant NOS, and is accredited on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). This qualification is approved and supported by the Hairdressing and Beauty Industry Authority (HABIA), the standard setting body for hair, beauty, nails and spa qualifications.
Qualification structure Mandatory units – 83 credits
UV40462 Management of health, safety and security in the salon
UV40461 Chemistry of hair and beauty products
UV40463 Physiology of ageing
UV40464 Quality management of client care in the hair and beauty sector
UV30456 Dermatology and microbiology
UV30430 Apply micro dermabrasion
UV40413 Laser and light treatments for hair removal
UV40414 Laser and light treatments for skin rejuvenation
UV40467 Salon management
Optional units – 10 (minimum) credits
UV40466 Public relations (PR) in the hair and beauty sector
UV30469 Cultural, social and technological influences on beauty-related industries
UV30452 Research in the hair and beauty sector
UV30459 IT and data handling in the hair and beauty sector
UV30460 Marketing in the hair and beauty sector