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This Level 4 Award is a vocationally related qualification focused on carrying out advanced electrical epilation techniques using cautery, short-wave diathermy to treat a variety of unwanted blemishes, skin tags, milia, telangiectasia, spider naevi and blood spots even those annoying brown spots on the hands and body. This course is taught by our principal and head of department Geraldine McGuigan. Geraldine has over thirty years of experience in advanced cosmetic procedures (removal of skin blemishes) and will ensure your competence in this skilful and satisfying procedure.

Entry Requirements

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Upon course completion, the student receives a CIBTAC Level 4 award in Advanced Epilation

Examination Fees:
Start Date:
Mon, 21st March 2022
10.30 a. m. - 2.00 p.m.

Course Aim

The aim of this course is to learn the skills involved in carrying out advanced electrical epilation techniques to treat skin tags, telangiectasia, spider naevi and blood spots. You will also need to carry out a thorough consultation with the client, formulate an individual treatment plan and provide the relevant homecare advice.  To carry out this unit you will need to maintain effective health, safety, and hygiene procedures throughout your treatment.

The theory content of the course is delivered by Zoom lecture, using power point presentations, the sessions are recorded for replay. Students will have full access to the Bronwyn Conroy learning platform where all the course resources are stored, learning videos, textbook and assignments.

The online theory content and assignments must be completed at home. Access to this course material is for 12 months

Practical Work

Practical training is carried out face to face in the college.  All products, equipment and models are provided for you. Models with various skin problems are available for you to practice on during the course.

Examination | Assessment information

The course consists of theory and practical, student’s competence and confidence will improve over time, with regular practice to perfect the skills taught on the day. Students will need to provide a model for the practice session on the second training day.  Certificates will be awarded to candidates on presentation of 4 case studies and successful completion of practical assessment. Case studies must include client consultation and photographs of before and after application of advanced epilation treatment. 

Each student is responsible for their own model for mock and actual exams. These models must be fully pre-cleared for COVID compliance.

Course Content

  • Hygiene and safety precautions.
  • Contraindications.
  • Skin and pilo-sebaceous unit
  • Understanding the treatment procedure
  • How cautery works
  • Local anaesthesia treatment
  • Common causes of minor skin blemishes.
  • Short-wave diathermy equipment
  • Position & insertion technique
  • Practical techniques in the treatment and removal of indicated conditions.
  • Consultation and record keeping.
  • Analysis of skin condition
  • Treatment planning, method, duration and frequency of treatments.
  • Pre and post care advice
  • Marketing, costings, and timings of treatments

Course numbers - Maximum 6 trainees

Dress code A therapy tunic must be worn to classes with indoor shoes.  Masks must also be worn to every class.

Evidence Requirements

Competent performance must be demonstrated on at least three occasions treating skin blemishes using the Short Wave Diathermy modality.   For practical elements, you will be observed by your assessor.  All your work must be collected in a portfolio of evidence and cross referenced to requirements listed in your assessment book.  An internal verifier will check your assessments to ensure evidence is valid.  A CIBTAC external verifier will sample observations and portfolios. Practical observations will be assessed as per unit listed above.  Evidence of knowledge will be assessed through assignments and written paper


Theory: 30 minute multiple choice examination paper 

Practical:  45 minute examination