Start Date

September 2024

Entry Requirements

Level 3 Beauty Therapy qualification


18 weeks

Fees & Funding

£3,345 (loans available)

19+ CIBTAC Level 4 Diploma

Aesthetic Practice

Ideal for those already working as beauty therapists or in related sectors who want to increase their skills, services and earning potential, this course teaches you a range of popular advanced clinical techniques.

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Course Overview

19+ CIBTAC Level 4 Diploma in Aesthetic Practice

Designed for beauty therapists wanting to advance their skills, the 19+ CIBTAC Level 4 Diploma in Aesthetic Practice develops your skills in a broad portfolio of clinical procedures for remedial treatment of the skin, including chemical peels, micro-needling and non-surgical blemish removal using electrocautery techniques. You will also learn the core knowledge required by Health Education England for aesthetic practitioners to carry out these procedures. 

Practical learning takes place in LCBT’s own Salon where you will have the opportunity to practice your skills with real clients, as well as modelling for other students and sourcing your own models for practical training and assessments. 


  • Core Knowledge for Aesthetic Practice 
  • Chemical Peel 
  • Micro-Needling 
  • Non-Surgical Blemish Removal 


You’ll gain practical industry experience and have the opportunity to attend or take part in beauty industry shows, events and careers fairs to help build your knowledge, experience and professional network. 


You will complete up to 15 days of practicals and up to 6 case studies, as well as a final theory and practical exam for each unit. You will be required to complete an e-learning module, workbook, multiple-choice test and assignments for each unit prior to booking onto practical days. You must have the knowledge and capability to undertake self-guided research and assignments including accurate citations using Harvard Referencing. 

Awarding Body & Qualification  

Confederation of International Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology 

Level 4 Diploma in Aesthetic Practice 

Entry Requirements 

Aged 19+ 

Level 3 Beauty Therapy qualification including a facial electrotherapy module, or CIBTAC Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Cosmetic Practice. 

Ofqual-regulated facial skincare qualification or unit 

Proficient in English reading, writing, listening and speaking. For overseas applicants, we require IELTS 6.5 in all components or equivalent. 

5 GCSEs at grade 4-9 or equivalent, including English and Maths, plus one of the following: one A-Level or equivalent; a Level 3 accredited qualification in a relevant subject, e.g. Beauty Therapy; Access course; Skills for Health bridging programme.  

For applicants who have not achieved the above qualifications, work experience in the beauty/aesthetics industry, or as a nurse, doctor or other health care professional, may count toward entry, e.g. through submission of a portfolio of evidence 

Overseas Applicants 

Evidence of your legal right to study in the UK will be required. LCBT is unable to provide any assistance with visa applications. 

Important Information 

We are a diverse college and you may be in a group with students of all genders.  You will be required to perform and receive all treatments with students on your course.  If you cannot have certain treatments performed for medical reasons please ensure you let us know when you apply.

Start Dates 

September 2024 

Duration & Timetable 

18 weeks, one day per week with additional remote learning and self-directed study. 

Course fees 

19+ with Advanced Learner Loan: £3,345  

Private and overseas applicants: £4,510 (includes exam fees) 

Exam fees

19+ with Advanced Learner Loan: £125

Private and overseas applicants: included in course fees

On successful completion of this course you will gain a CIBTAC Level 4 Diploma in Aesthetic Practice and will be qualified to perform the clinical procedures learned as part of the course. 

If you’re taking this course to further your career aspirations, our careers advisors offer coaching and guidance to support you in securing your next job in the beauty industry. You’ll also have access to our online Job Shop with current vacancies across the UK.