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With our combined Facial Skincare & Facial Electrical Treatments Qualification we have identified and developed a clear pathway for those who want a career as Advanced Skin Care Expert.

This course provides the foundation knowledge required to start a career as a Skin Care Expert.  It is suited to the beginner Industry or those who already have some formal education in beauty or medical. 

It is no longer necessary to complete a full beauty qualification if you are not interested in waxing, tinting, nails, or makeup. 

During this course you will learn how to perform a full facial procedure, to include an in-depth skin analysis and how to devise a treatment plan for a variety of skin types using Facial Electrical modalities.  Facial Electrical Treatments are results driven treatments; they improve the appearance of the skin, help postpone early signs of ageing, erase minor sun damage, scarring and pigmentation giving the Advanced Skin Therapist more choice for their client’s skin care needs.  

A qualification in Facial Electrical Treatments is required to train in René Guinot’s Hydradermie² Facial also Environ’s (IIAA) infamous DF Ionzyme Machine developed by famous plastic surgeon Dr Des Fernandez and the renowned CACI non-surgical facial plus the more recent Hydra facial treatment.

Entry Requirement

Minimum age for acceptance on to the course is 16. No previous beauty related experience is required. Academic Grades: GCSE English Language grade of C - A*, grades 4 - 9 or equivalent. Proficiency in English language for communication, reading and writing is essential.

Qualification and Professional Insurance

Students who successfully complete the examination will be awarded an internationally recognised CIBTAC diploma at UK Level 3 national standards regulated by Ofqual approved by BABTAC.  

This CIBTAC Diploma will enable graduates to become members of BABTAC (British association of beauty therapy and cosmetology) for insurance and business membership support enabling you to work in the UK, Ireland and oversea in Beauty Salons, Cruise liners, Medi Spa’s Skin Clinics, or setting up your own business.

£120.00 (Kit, uniform & books)
Examination Fees:
Start Date:
Tue, 5th November 2024
9.30 a. m. - 12.30 p.m.

All of our courses are now offered in flexible blended learning as the new teaching mode.  Training involves a combination of theory and practical sessions to include home study and completion of a portfolio and case studies.  Power point slides, homework and quizzes, plus professional practical videos of all our skin care treatments are all available our Learning platform.  Students can use these videos to help practice and study from home.    

All of the practical elements are taught and practiced in the school. Initially students practice on a professional Mannequin head to maximise practice time and perfect practical protocols, then progress to practice on each other, once protocols have been learnt. 

The college also offers the opportunity for students to work on models/clients in the School Student Salon, within a a commercial salon environment to allow them to increase their confidence.   Each student is responsible to provide a suitable model for the practical examination for the mock practical examination and the final examination.

Students will need access to an iPad, Laptop or Computer plus a printer for the duration of the courseCourse content

Anatomy & Physiology for Skin Treatments (Unit P105)

  • The Skin Anatomy
  • The Skeletal System
  • The Muscular System
  • The Cardiovascular System
  • The Lymphatic System
  • Pathology of above Systems​

Facial Skincare (Unit P110)

  • Cleansing
  • Skin Analysis
  • Client Consultation
  • Exfoliation
  • Facial Massage
  • The use of Steamer & Extraction
  • Tone & Moisturise
  • Mask Application (various types)

Provide Facial Electrotherapy Treatments (Unit P102)

  • Consultation and Skin Analysis
  • Treatment Plan & Record Keeping
  • Direct High Frequency 
  • Indirect High Frequency (Viennese Massage)
  • Galvanic Desincrustation
  • Galvanic Iontophoresis
  • Vacuum Suction
  • Nmes Faradism
  • Micro Current
  • Aftercare & Homecare

Other Compulsory Units

  • Health & Safety in the Salon (Unit T101)
  • Client care (Unit T102)
  • Promote & sell product & services (Unit T103)

CIBTAC Level 3 Anatomy & Physiology ​(optional)

  • Cells & Tissues
  • Skin Structure
  • Hair Anatomy
  • Nail Anatomy
  • Skeletal System
  • Muscular System
  • Circulatory System
  • Lymphatic System
  • Digestive System
  • Respiratory System
  • Urinary System
  • Endocrine System
  • Neurological System
  • Accessory Organs
  • Pathologies of All System

Short courses available

In addition to standard CIBTAC curriculum, we include the following training:

  • Stress relief scalp massage

Course Fees Include

  • Uniform
  • Course books & notes
  • Skin care kit & bag
  • Skin care brands in college
  • Access to online learning platform
  • Access to online practical video

Not Included in Course Fees 

  • Shoes
  • Cardigan 

Dress Code

To meet Industry standards a professional beauty uniform must be worn at all times. Jewellery must be removed, hair tied up, nails must be short and tidy, and all shoes must be closed toe.


Following successful completion of the Cibtac Aesthetic Course you will be able to progress to the Cibtac Level 4 Advanced Skin Therapies Courses such as, Chemical Skin Peels, Microneedling, Mesotherapy and IPL / Laser.

Students can go on to study in level 3 & 4. 

  • Cibtac Diploma in Body Massage - Level 3
  • Cibtac Diploma in Electrolysis - Level 3
  • Cibtac Diploma in Advanced Epilation - Level 4
  • Cibtac QCF Award in Skin Peeling Treatments - Level 4
  • Cibtac QCF Award Microneedling Treatments - Level 4
  • VTCT Blemish Removal - Level 5
  • VTCT Laser & Intense Pulse LIght (IPL) Treatments - Level 5
  • VTCT Laser Tattoo Removal - Level 5


The Pass Mark for CIBTAC is 60%.

Portfolio case study completion plus final theory & practical examination

  • Theory: -  1 hour Multiple Choice Theory 
  • Practical: - 1 hour 5 Minutes