Certificate in Aesthetic Therapy

Perfect for learners wishing to enter the beauty aesthetics sector with no experience in the 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

Level 5 Certificate in Aesthetic Therapy.

After compleating this course, you are highly employable at a host of advanced skin clinics. Contained some of the industries most sought after qualifications including level 4 & 5 certificates in micro-needling, complex chemical skin peels, laser and IPL based therapies, radio frequency for skin tightening. You will acquire a solid understanding of dermal science including therapies for acne, rosacea, understanding how to formulate complex treatment plans for skin concerns and the knowledge required for achieving optimal skin health.

As with the Level 4 Certificate in Aesthetic Therapy, the Level 5 Certificate is designed for people without existing experience in the sector but does have a prerequisite of completing the level 4 qualification. Perfect for school leavers looking to enter the aesthetics sector. Underpinning all our access courses is ethics, professionalism, law, and psychology, these essential modules produce graduates that are not only outstanding in practical skills but understand the importance of clinical operations.

The Level 5 Certificate as with the Level 4 Certificate move far beyond brand training, understanding the science behind the therapy, evidence-based practice is fundamental to the aesthetics industry. The depth of knowledge allows the graduate to make informed decisions. The ability to look beyond the appealing marketing of beauty products and devices means you are better able to make the best choice for your career, business and client.

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
  • removal of excess hair, skin tags and superficial veins.

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


  • advanced consultation
  • facial skin care
  • facial cleansing
  • facial electrics
  • topical skin therapy
  • skin analysis
  • skin conditions
  • skin treatment
  • complex skin peels
  • skin needling
  • laser hair removal
  • laser/IPL skin rejuvenation
  • laser/IPL pigmentation
  • laser/IPL superficial redness
  • radio Frequency


  • Level 5 Advanced Vascular & Facial Anatomy
  • Level 5 Advanced Psychology for Aesthetic Practice
  • Level 5 Advanced Consultation Skills
  • Level 5 Facial Microneedling (0.5-1.0mm)
  • Level 5 Non-Facial Microneedling (1.0-1.5mm)
  • Level 5 Low pH and High Concentration Very Superficial Chemical Peels
  • Level 5 Vascular Therapy for Vascular Birthmarks
  • Level 5 Vascular Therapy for Angiomas
  • Level 5 Vascular Therapy for Red Vein and Thread Vein
  • Level 5 Vascular Therapy for Telangiectasia
  • Level 5 Blemish Removal for Pigmented Lesions
  • Level 5 Blemish Removal for Skin Tags
  • Level 5 Blemish Removal for Pigmented Birthmarks
  • Level 5 Blemish Removal for Milia


  • 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.

Course Fees

€12500 – €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.