Certificate in Skin Peeling

Level 4 (RQF) NQF IE Level 6


1 day per week

Timetable: 09:30 to 16:00 Wednesday's

Aims and Objectives

The VTCT (ITEC) Level 4 Certificate in Skin Peeling is an advanced therapy qualification aimed at level 3 qualified practitioners aged 18 and over, who wish to add this therapy to their repertoire of treatment offerings.

Learners are required to hold a level 3 beauty therapy qualification or equivalent.

Includes all the required elements to work effectively as a fully commercial skin peeling practitioner. This covers The Study of the Physiology of ageing, include consultation, skin analysis (Fitzpatrick scale), recognising contra-indications and contra-actions, carrying out relevant tests prior to treatment and adapting the treatment to the client’s needs.


This qualification is informed by employers and national occupational standards for beauty therapy and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a fully commercial skin peeling practitioner. Learners must achieve all mandatory units which include:

  • Principles and practice of non-medical aesthetic therapies
  • Advanced consultation for non-medical aesthetic therapies
  • Advanced skin care for non-medical aesthetic therapies
  • Provide skin peeling treatments

    Throughout this qualification, learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology and health and safety pertaining to level 4 non-medical aesthetic therapies. They will also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to consult with and analyse clients whilst providing skin peeling treatments. In parallel, learners will develop their communication and customer service skills and widen their knowledge of the principles and practices of level 4 non- medical aesthetic therapies, all of which are valued highly by employers.

Opportunities for progression

This qualification is one of a new suite of level 4 advanced non-medical aesthetic therapies developed as a progression route for level 3 practitioners wishing to add to their repertoire in specific treatment modalities.

Opportunities for employment

The primary purpose of this qualification is to prepare learners for employment in the advanced non-medical aesthetic industry providing skin peeling techniques. Additionally, learners may choose to further develop their knowledge and skills by completing supplementary specialist qualifications at level 4 in one or more of the following areas:

  • Radio frequency
  • Skin needling
  • Ultrasound

Qualification Structure

To be awarded the VTCT (ITEC) Level 4 Certificate in Skin Peeling learners must achieve:

  • all mandatory units
  • all assignments/projects
  • all clinical case studies
  • a pass or (higher) grade in the external theory examination*
  • a pass or (higher) grade in the external practical examination*

    *Please note all clinical case studies and assignments must be completed and marked as passes before the learner can be entered for examination.

The minimum TQT required to achieve this qualification is170.

itec course assesment table


This qualification comprises internal and external assessments. Learners must achieve the assessments detailed in the table below.

itec course assesment table

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