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Micropigmentation — Level 4 (September Start)

Hair, Beauty and Spa Therapy

Course ID: 173077

Course Year: 24/25

Course Details

  • This is an advanced qualification that has been specifically designed for beauty therapists.
  • This qualification is based on beauty therapy National Occupational Standards (NOS).
  • This course is the only Level 4 qualification offered by VTCT in Micropigmentation.
  • You will learn about using micropigmentation, a form of cosmetic tattooing, to create make-up effects to enhance facial features.
  • This qualification allows learners to gather evidence in a realistic working environment or real working environment without the need for fee paying clients.

What to expect from the course

This qualification has been specifically designed for the 18+ age groups, builds on existing knowledge and understanding of therapy skills and will develop an enhanced repertoire of technical skills to prepare learners for employment. Learners will have their skills assessed in a real or realistic working environment.

This qualification will require research; it includes the skills involved in providing a thorough consultation with the client to formulate a specific course of treatment, tailored to suit individual client needs, use micropigmentation techniques and manage the health, safety and security of the salon.

All units are mandatory:
Management of Health & Safety and Security in the salon.
Quality management of client care in the hair and beauty sector.
Enhance appearance using micropigmentation treatment.

Why study with us?

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

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Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

When you have successfully completed this qualification you will be in a position to either aspire to promotion, as an advanced beauty therapist providing micropigmentation services

Further study qualifications could include:
- VTCT Level 4 Award in Physiology for Advanced Beauty Therapy
- VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatments
- VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Salon Management
- VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Permanent Hair Removal and Skin Rejuvenation
- VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Beauty Therapy
- VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Salon Management

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Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

Entry onto this qualification must be via previous attainment of a Level 3 qualification in a relevant discipline prior to undertaking this qualification. You are required to have the knowledge, understanding and skills to enrol and successfully achieve this qualification.


This course is only available to learners aged 19 and over. Fees are payable by all students unless sponsored by an employer. You may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your course. Find out more at, or contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for24/25 is 1645.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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