QUALIFI LEVEL 4 DIPLOMA IN AESTHETIC PROCEDURES FOR SKIN REJUVENATION
Qualification title: Qualifi Level 4 Diploma in Aesthetic Procedures for Skin Rejuvenation
Qualification type: Occupational Qualification Level:4
Accreditation status: Accredited
Credit Equivalency: 58
Qualification number (RQF): 610/1193/9
• QUALIFI Level 5 Diploma in Aesthetic Practice • Employment in an associated profession.
The aim of the QUALIFI Level 4 Diploma in Aesthetic Procedures for Skin Rejuvenation and associated Certificates is to provide learners with an understanding of the knowledge and skills to carry out advanced beauty therapy/aesthetic procedures, enabling learners to gain the necessary skills and essential underpinning knowledge to work commercially as a Practitioner. The Diploma will also provide opportunities for learners to develop the necessary occupational skills and competencies to progress directly into employment or to further study. Learners will develop practical skills for a career in Advanced Beauty Therapy/Aesthetic field.
To achieve this qualification a learner must select and successfully complete eight units. This includes all five mandatory units, and a minimum of three units from the optional section. A minimum of 58 credits:
Health, safety and hygiene for aesthetic procedures
Client consultation for aesthetic procedures
The biochemistry and biology of cells
Skin morphology and the inflammatory response
Skin disorders and diseases relative to aesthetic practice
Skin rejuvenation using a plasma device
Skin rejuvenation using microneedling
Skin rejuvenation using superficial chemical peels
Skin rejuvenation using mesotherapy
Skin rejuvenation using laser, light and energy-based devices
Skin rejuvenation using electrotherapy
Skin rejuvenation using dermaplaning
Skincare to support aesthetic procedures
Business and financial effectiveness
1. Health, safety, and hygiene for aesthetic procedures – learners will be able to apply their knowledge and understanding of implementing the essential health, safety and hygiene measures when preparing for and throughout delivery of the aesthetic procedures.
2. Client consultation for aesthetic procedures – underpins the practical technical units within the qualification/s. Learners will be able to conduct a concise consultation to determine and/or adapt the required procedure/s to meet the client’s needs and achieve the desired outcome/s.
3. The biochemistry and biology of cells – learners will be able to understand the biochemistry and biology of cells, how cell specialisation and organisation lead to increasing complexity and understanding the structure and function of the major organ systems.
4. Skin morphology and the inflammatory response – learners will be able to understand the structure and function of the skin and its appendages, the inflammatory response and skin remodelling, facial anatomy and the effect of aging on facial bones.
5. Skin disorders and diseases relative to aesthetic practice – learners will develop knowledge of the common skin types, diseases, and disorders, the skin aging process, plus the underpinning facial anatomy and physiology relating to bones, muscles and nerve supply.
6. Skin rejuvenation using a plasma device – learners will be able to use a plasma device to rejuvenate the skin and reduce or remove skin imperfections and mild pigmentary conditions.
7. Skin rejuvenation using microneedling – learners will be able to use automated and hand-held microneedling devices to rejuvenate the face and body skin condition and reduce or remove skin imperfections and mild pigmentary conditions.
8. Skin rejuvenation using superficial chemical peels – learners will be able to choose the correct superficial chemical peels to rejuvenate the skin and reduce or remove skin imperfections and mild pigmentary conditions.
9. Skin rejuvenation using mesotherapy – learners will be able to use mesotherapy products and devices to rejuvenate the skin and reduce or remove skin imperfections and mild pigmentary conditions.
10 . Skin rejuvenation using laser, light and energy-based devices – learners will be able to use a laser, light and aesthetic energy based devices to rejuvenate the skin and reduce or remove skin imperfections and mild pigmentary conditions.
11. Hair reduction using laser, light and energy-based devices – learners will be able to use a laser, intense light sources and aesthetic energy-based devices for hair growth reduction. (This unit is not included in the Level 4 Diploma in Aesthetic Procedures for Skin Rejuvenation, however forms part of the Level 4 Certificate in Laser, Light and Energy-Based Procedures).
12. Skin rejuvenation using electrotherapy – learners will gain the knowledge and skills on how relating to emerging commercial electrical therapy technologies including hydro dermabrasion, low intensity LED light, radiofrequency/high-frequency and ultrasound to improve and maintain skin condition.
13. Skin rejuvenation using dermaplaning – learners will gain the knowledge and skills on how provide a safe and effective dermaplaning procedure to desquamate and encourage skin renewal or in preparation for further procedures.
14. Skincare to support aesthetic procedures – learners will gain the skills and knowledge to provide facial skincare treatments to improve and maintain the skin condition. This unit also provides learners with the essential foundation to prepare the skin for more advanced skin rejuvenation treatments and procedures.
15. Business and financial effectiveness – learners will gain knowledge about business start-up, monitoring and effective use of business resources, meeting productivity and development targets and working with colleagues to deliver effective services to clients and to make a positive contribution to the business.
Approved Centres are responsible for reviewing and making decisions as to the applicant’s ability to complete the learning programme successfully and meet the demands of the qualification. The initial assessment by the centre will need to consider the support that is readily available or can be made available to meet individual learner needs as appropriate.
The qualification has been designed to be accessible without artificial barriers that restrict access. For this qualification, applicants must be aged 18 or over, who have achieved a Level 3 qualification or apprenticeship in Beauty Therapy or have equivalent qualifications and/or substantial industry experience for direct entry to Level 4.
For direct entry to the QUALIFI Level 4 Diploma in Aesthetic Procedures for Skin Rejuvenation the unit AP301 Skincare to support aesthetic procedures must be selected as one of the optional units to ensure learners have the essential underpinning knowledge for the various aesthetic procedure units within the qualification.
The aesthetic practitioner must have a First Aid at Work qualification or equivalent and be able to carry out the functions within SFHCHS36: Basic life support and know where to access life support equipment as identified in the complication management plan.