ITEC Level 4 Certificate in Skin Peels

Chemical Peels are a foundational treatment in the facialists toolkit, treating a broad range of skin conditions and used in the fight against premature ageing. BHA/AHA Facial Peels can work in combination with Skin Needling and IPL therapy. Like all advanced treatments, they are not without risk and thus correct training is important for providing the best outcome for clients.
Practical training is located at our college in Swords, Co Dublin.
Practical Training

6 patients treated. 

Blended Learning

Online theory & hands on practical.

Level 4 qualification

1:1 1:3


A.T.A.I. / ITEC 

Suitable for

Therapists & medical professionals.

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Level 4 Chemical Peels 

While many brands exist we concentrate on the active ingredients Beta hydroxy acids (BHA) and (AHA) or alpha hydroxy Acids. Teaching the science behind the products allows learners to understand better the products they are using and aids in brand selection.

Case Studies

The course requires 6 case studies written up from the clients you have treated providing a solid understanding of the client pathway.


ITEC examiners attend the college to oversee your practical examinations. All exam fees are included in the course fees.

Entry requirements

We require an NVQ/ITEC/CIBTAC/CIDESCO Beauty Specialists Level 3 or higher qualification for beauty therapists. If you are a nurse or allied health professional that also qualifies you for this course.
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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.

Training tomorrow's industry leaders today.

Learning objectives

  • Know safety considerations and protocols when providing chin and jawline filler procedures
  • Understand how to provide chin and jawline filler procedures
  • Know the relevant anatomy, physiology and pathologies for chin & jawline fillers
  • Be able to recommend and choose optimal filler products and product profiles
  • Be able to provide chin and jawline filler procedures
Course content is delivered through a flipped classroom—online learning before attending the masterclass and then revision with Dr Michelle Westcott on the training day.

Training tomorrow's industry leaders today.

What is covered

  • Facial Anatomy
  • Facial Nerves
  • Facial symmetry
  • Recommended dermal fillers
  • Consultation and Assessment
  • Symmetry
  • Irregularities
  • Patient selection
  • Managing expectations
  • Contraindications
  • Side effects and possible complications
  • Topical anaesthetic
  • Treatment areas and injection techniques
  • Chin & jawline enhancement
  • Aftercare

Assignment overview

ITEC Level 4 courses are an in-depth undertaking representing the move in the aesthetic beauty industry towards higher qualifications. 
  • Assignment 1– This assignment should display you have a working knowledge of client consultation, the importance of record keeping and how to correctly evaluate the needs of the client.
  • Assignment 2– This assignment is to show you have a working knowledge of the physiology of skin ageing and understand the need, process, and have the ability to carry out an advanced skin assessment.
  • Assignment 3– In this assignment you will show an understanding of the importance of professional conduct in medical aesthetic therapies. Know the key regulations, legislative influences and responsibilities relating to medical aesthetic therapies. Understand advanced contra-actions, hygiene issues and medical emergencies of specific concern to non-medical aesthetic therapies.

Frequently asked questions

How much is the ITEC Level 4 in Skin Peeling?

The course is €1650. You do not need to pay for the entire course upfront, when enrolling you will be presented with payment options.

Who is able to attend this course?

This course is for beauty therapists who have obtained NVQ/ITEC/CIBTAC/CIDESCO Beauty Specialists Level 3 or higher qualification. Nurses and allied health professional may also do this course. 

Is there a practical component to this course?

Yes, like every course that A.T.A.I. provide there is a core focus on practical skills. You will not have to share patients and we aim to provide 6 observations and 3 patients for direct treatment. At times, observations can differ but you will always treat three patients at the minimum. 

I am a beauty therapist can I attend this course?

Yes, the ITEC Level 4 courses are open for beauty therapists with a level 3 or equivalent beauty specialists qualification.

Do I need to provide my own model for the course?

No, we provide all models for the practical component of the course. If you do wish to bring along a model, please let us know at the time of enrolment.

Do I need my own insurance?

No, our insurance covers you on the practical treatment days. Once you have qualified you will, of course, need to organise your insurance to practice.

Your educators

Meghan Kiely
Therapist Educator

Industry standard course.

The ITEC Level 4 Certificate in Skin Peels is a professional qualification that provides comprehensive training in the field of skin peels. This certification is offered by ITEC, which stands for the International Therapy Examination Council. ITEC is a leading international examination board specialising in beauty and spa therapy qualifications.

ITEC Level in Skin Peels

The Level 4 Certificate in Skin Peels is designed for individuals who already have a solid foundation in beauty therapy or skincare and want to enhance their knowledge and skills specifically in the area of skin peels. Skin peels are cosmetic procedures that involve the application of chemical solutions to the skin to exfoliate and rejuvenate it, promoting a more youthful and radiant appearance.

During the course, students learn about various types of skin peels, including superficial, medium, and deep peels, as well as the ingredients used in different peel formulations. They study the physiological processes that occur during a skin peel treatment and gain an understanding of skin anatomy, skin types, and skin conditions. Additionally, students learn about client consultation, contraindications, and post-treatment care.

Practical training is a significant component of the course, allowing students to develop hands-on skills in performing skin peel treatments. They learn about skin analysis, peel application techniques, and how to assess and manage treatment outcomes. Safety and hygiene protocols are also emphasised to ensure the well-being of both the client and the therapist.

To attain the ITEC Level 4 Certificate in Skin Peels, students are required to complete both theoretical and practical assessments. These assessments may include written exams, case studies, practical demonstrations, and oral questioning. Upon successful completion of the course, individuals will be qualified to offer skin peel treatments professionally and may seek employment in beauty salons, spas, or even establish their own businesses.