Level 4 in Aesthetic Therapy

Study with Ireland’s leading medical aesthetic college and propel your career into the aesthetic sector. The Level 4 Aesthetic Therapy diploma is the most advanced course to enter the beauty sector available. It is the qualification for school leavers wanting to become specialised aesthetic therapists. If you have wanted to enter the industry but have no interest in traditional beauty treatments then this is the course you have been waiting for.
Practical training is located at our college in Swords, Co Dublin.
Practical Training

9 Months full time 3 days in college 1 day remote learning.

Blended Learning

In college and self paced learning.

Level 4

ITEC & A.T.A.I. formal therapist qualifications.


A.T.A.I. / ITEC 

Suitable for

School leavers & mature age.

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— What's included

Advanced skin therapist course.

With a fit for purpose foundation education to produce an advanced aesthetic beauty therapist ready to practice, ethically, competently and insured.

Perfect for school leavers

A.T.A.I. is the originator of the pathway for school leavers into Level 4

Leading the sector

We are the leading medical & non-medical college in Ireland

Employers are waiting

Ireland’s top clinics are waiting for you to be qualified
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 Confidence & Competence

Engaging, effective practical training

We constantly work to improve our training— draw on decades of experience from our medical educators.

Fit for purpose theory

Developed in house, delivered online to a level 7 standard and includes explanation video..

Follow on training

Grow your skills as your experience grows with our masterclasses.
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Learning Experiences you will fall in love with

Level 4 standard

This course is teacher led in college 3 days per week, plus one Zoom class per week. The fifth day is to provide you time to write case studies and general academic work. 
This is an in-depth course designed for people with no background in beauty. Subjects range from anatomy, physiology, client care, skin assessment, skin conditions, safe practice, occupational health and safety, and much more.

Training tomorrow's industry leaders today.


  • A.T.A.I. Diploma in Level 4 Aesthetic Therapy
  • ITEC Level 2 Beauty Specialist
  • ITEC Level 3 Certificate in Microdermabrasion Treatments
  • ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology
  • ITEC Level 4 Certificate in Radio Frequency
  • ITEC Level 4 Certificate in Skin Needling
  • ITEC Level 4 Certificate in Skin Peeling
  • ITEC Level 4 Diploma in Laser and Intense Pulsed Light Treatments
  • A.T.A.I. Certificate in Needleless Mesotherapy
  • A.T.A.I. Certificate in LED Therapy

Employers are looking for YOU

A.T.A.I. graduates are sought after in the aesthetics industry. We provide training to many of Ireland’s leading aesthetic clinics including Therapie, Eden Medical, Monica Tolan, The Institute of Dermatologists, just to name a few. Training with A.T.A.I. is an investment in your career that will reward you year after year.

Cosmetic science

During the course, you will undertake clinical training in a variety of settings. You will learn to identify, evaluate and manage the physical, psychological and social needs of clients undergoing dermal assessment and treatment for conditions such as:

  • wound healing
  • scarring
  • inflammatory conditions
  • skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis and rosacea
  • uneven skin tone and pigmentation
  • ageing or sun damaged skin

Understand the skin as an organ and how nutrition, environmental factors, stress and lifestyle impact skin health. Understand how to create complex treatment plans, advanced consultation skills and how to identify at-risk groups through aesthetic psychology.

More relevant than CIDESCO

If you have been looking at an ITEC, CIBTAC or CIDESCO beauty diplomas this course is the perfect alternative if you are not interested in traditional beauty treatments offered in the above. We provide all the foundational skills found in a typical beauty diploma but elevated to satisfy the requirements of the advanced nature of aesthetic beauty.

Ready to earn

Level 4 qualifications including chemical skin peels, micro-needling, IPL for skin rejuvenation, laser for hair removal, radio frequency RF for skin tightening and contouring. Facial electrics, facial therapy, LED therapy, needless mesotherapy. A robust understanding of topical skin therapy including advanced facials. 

Practical focus

80% of your class time is spent on practical training. Delivering theory through eLearning allows a core focus in producing an outstanding hands-on practical educational experience. 

Relevant skills

Acquire skills to provide a thorough consultation to establish client suitability for treatment and also the knowledge on how to formulate a specific treatment plan tailored to suit individual client’s needs. 

Client centric

Learners will also be able to provide the client with relevant post-care to maximise treatment results and look after their skin post-treatment. Understand the systems of the body, how nutrition affects skin health while also gaining a full understanding of the physiology of ageing.

Evidence based

Learn about evidence-based practice, professionalism, law and ethics. Learn about at-risk groups and body dysmorphia through psychology for aesthetics practice.

Your educators

Emma Ryall
College Principal
Meghan Kiely
Therapist Educator

A custom curriculum suited to aesthetic therapies

Learners cover subjects taught to a level 4 standard including, advanced consultation skills, aesthetic psychology, anatomy and physiology, occupational health and safety, first aid, professionalism, law, ethics, topical skin therapy with cosmetic science.

Course content produced by medical & beauty experts.

Aesthetic therapy is part of the beauty industry but it is not beauty therapy. It is often led by energy devices, many treatments move past cosmetics into a structural or permanent impact on the epidermis. Course content is rigorously researched, what is taught at ATAI always has an evidence base. While the content is advanced it is written in an inclusive manner for learners of all academic levels.

Our aesthetics courses are all designed for people without existing experience, as such core skills of client care, professionalism, ethics, psychology for aesthetic practice and clinical governance are all covered. You will gain the needed skills to holistically treat the bodies largest organ while understanding how diet and environmental factors influence skin health. We move far beyond brand training to equip you with the understanding of the science behind cosmeceutical products and the knowledge of evidence-based practice to make informed decisions for complex treatment protocols. We think you would have to agree, there ever been a more exciting time to be in the world of aesthetic beauty.