Award in Aesthetic Therapy

The perfect introduction to the beauty/aesthetics industry.

If you are thinking about starting your beauty therapy career, ask yourself, should you select a beauty therapy college that is not equipped for today’s advanced modalities? Or should you select an aesthetics training college with an emphasis on the advanced treatments that clients are looking for and the equipment to deliver such an education?

Welcome to ATAI, your passport into advanced skin aesthetics.

Course Outline

Our Level 4 Award in Aesthetic Therapy provides a solid foundation to enter the rapidly growing industry. Once compleated you are ready to practice with sought-after Level 4 qualifications including Chemical Skin Peels, Micro-Needling, IPL for Skin Rejuvenation a solid understanding of topical skin therapy including advanced facials. Dermal science is central to this qualification instilling an advanced understanding of skin conditions, physiology of ageing, structure and function of skin and hair.

Our access 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.

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

Evidence Based

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. Learn research methodology and evidence-based practice. Understand how to create complex treatment plans, advanced consultation skills and how to identify at-risk groups through aesthetic psychology.

Subjects

  • cardiovascular system
  • lymphatic system
  • nervous system
  • muscular system
  • skeletal system
  • endocrine system
  • physiology
  • pharmacology
  • pathology
  • microbiology
  • biochemistry
  • biophysics
  • hygiene
  • skin anatomy
  • skin function
  • skin physiology
  • skin conditions
  • skin management
  • laser tissue interaction
  • infection control
  • wound healing
  • evidence-based practice
  • research methodologies
  • professionalism
  • law
  • ethics
  • aesthetic psychology
  • occupational health & safety
  • laser core of knowledge
  • record keeping
  • clinical photography
  • conflict resolution
  • clinical governance
  • principles of quality assurance

Competencies

  • advanced consultation
  • facial skin care
  • advanced facials
  • facial cleansing
  • topical skin therapy
  • skin analysis
  • skin conditions
  • skin treatment
  • facial electrics
  • superficial chemical skin peels
  • IPL for skin rejuvenation

Qualifications

  • Level 4 Certificate in Aesthetic Therapy
  • Level 4 Certificate Aesthetic Practice Core of Knowledge
  • Level 4 Certificate in Skin Peels
  • Level 4 Certificate in Skin Needling
  • Level 4 Certificate in IPL for Skin Rejuvenation
  • Certificate in Facial Electrical Treatments

Assessment

  • Practical exams
  • Treatment Evidence Logbook
  • Assignments
  • Theory – MCQ’s (Multiple Choice Questions)

Course Duration

5 Months part-time 3 days per week. Plus at home learning through our online learning platform specifically designed for healthcare courses.

Course Fees

€6500 – €1000 Deposit with easy to manage monthly payments from then on.

Pre Enrolment

Spaces are limited, class size does not exceed 10 students to maximise the educational experience. Register your interest now to avoid disappointment when the course is open.