Level 4 Certificate in Aesthetic Therapy

The perfect introduction to the beauty/aesthetics industry.

This qualification is perfect for School leavers looking to enter the aesthetics sector. It provides a complete education allowing for safe practice and satisfies all insurance criteria.

Has there ever been a more exciting time to be in the world of aesthetic beauty? Of course, we are biased, and a for good reason. If aesthetic beauty was missing something, it was missing a career pathway, but now that has changed. Prospective therapists can now progress their career from Level 4 all the way through to Level 7.

Welcome to ATAI, your passport into advanced skin aesthetics.

Level 4 Aesthetic Beauty Brochure (6 downloads)

Course Outline

Our Level 4 Certificate 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.

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.

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.


  • 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

If you have been looking at an ITEC, CIBTAC or CIDESCO beauty diploma this course is the perfect alternative if you are not interested in traditional beauty treatments offering 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 aesthetics.


  • 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


  • Level 4 Aesthetic Practice Core of Knowledge
  • Level 4 Anatomy & Physiology
  • Level 4 Laser & Light
  • Level 4 IPL for Superficial Redness, Facial Flushing and Rosacea
  • Level 4 IPL & LED for Acne
  • Level 4 IPL for UV Damage/ Pigmentation
  • Level 4 Facial Microneedling (0-.5mm)
  • Level 4 Non-Facial Microneedling (0-1.0mm)
  • Level 4 Very Superficial Chemical Peels
  • Level 4 Facial Electrics
  • Level 4 Electrolysis
  • Level 4 Facial Therapy
  • Level 4 Radio Frequency for Skin Tightening and Body Contouring


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

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.

Course Fees

€9995 – €2000 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.