level 4 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.

  • A.T.A.I. is the originator of the pathway for school leavers into Level 4
  • We are the leading medical & non-medical college in Ireland
  • Ireland’s top clinics are waiting for you to be qualified

It includes;

  • 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.

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


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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.

Dr. Sarah Marie Nicholson

Subject matter expert

a career pathway

Level 4 is your gateway to a career pathway. Start at level 4 and progress through to level 7*, our unique to market ISO certifications offer a new level of accountability while providing qualifications that are truly globally recognised.

please note * some modalities are medical only at level 7

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.

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

Our Level 4 Diploma in Aesthetic Therapy provides a solid foundation to enter the rapidly growing industry. Once completed you are ready to practice with sought-after 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, electrolysis, LED therapy, needless mesotherapy. A robust understanding of topical skin therapy including advanced facials. Dermal science is central to this qualification instilling a sophisticated knowledge of physiology, anatomy, biology and pathology.

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.

course duration

9 Months part-time 3 days per week. Plus at home learning through our online learning platform specifically designed for healthcare courses. While we call this a part-time course, due to the 3 day per week college commitment the level of theory study required will see you need to treat the course as full-time study.

designed for YOU

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.

ATAI provide the only level 4 entry course in Ireland

Put your beauty career onto the right path

Please note: Our courses are mapped to the levels of the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) meaning our Level 4 course is Level 6 in Ireland (NFQ) and Level 5 on the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).

enrol now

If you are finding the €2000 deposit difficult, no problem at all. Call/Text/WhatsApp 083 890 1511 and we can arrange a payment plan for the deposit.

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Live Clients

We provide all clients for training courses.

Clinical Environment

Learn in an actual clinic environment.

Payment Options

Finance and payment plans available.


Ongoing support after your training..

We understand that it is not always easy to budget for your education needs, so we have partnered with Flexi-Fi to provide an affordable, convenient finance option for your course. Spread your course fees over 24 or 36 monthly repayments.