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Permanent Hair Removal and Skin Rejuvenation — VTCT Level 4 Diploma

Hair, Beauty and Spa Therapy

Course ID: 163813

Course Year: 21/22

Course Details

  • VTCT Level 4 Diploma.
  • Ideal for students wishing to pursue a career as either an employed or self-employed beauty therapist.
  • Develop comminication, problem solving and research skills to boost your employablity.
  • Develop your commerical and customer service skills to benefit you in your future career in the industry.
  • Recieve outstanding support from our dedicated teaching team.
  • Study in our excellent College facilities and safe working environment.
  • 1 year course.

What to expect from the course

The VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Permanent Hair Removal and Skin Rejuvenation is a vocational qualification aimed at 19+ learners who wish to pursue a career as an employed and/or self employed beauty therapist specialising in hair removal and skin rejuvenation.

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, although it is considered advantageous for you to hold a relevant Level 2 and 3 or equivalent Beauty Therapy qualification.

This qualification is based on the national occupational standards for beauty therapy and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a specialist beauty therapist. You must achieve all mandatory units which include:

- Provide electrical epilation

- Advanced epilation techniques

- Laser and light treatments for hair removal

- Laser and light treatments for skin rejuvenation

- Management of health, safety and security in the salon

- Physiology of ageing

- Quality management of client care in the hair and beauty sector

Throughout this qualification, you'll develop their knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology, and health and safety whilst looking in depth at the phsyiology of ageing. You'lll also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to consult with and manage clients. As well as this, you will learn how to provide a range of beauty treatments including basic and advanced epilation alng with laser and IPL applications in order to make informed decisions for the purpose of hair removal and skin rejuvenation.

In parallel, you'll develop your communication, problem solving and research skills, their awareness of environmental sustainability and their commercial and customer service skills, all of which are valued highly by employers.


VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Permanent Hair Removal and Skin Rejuvenation

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

This qualification will prepare you for employment in a salon/spa or clinic.

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Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

Entry on to this qualification can be via previous attainment of a hair and beauty qualification at Level 3.

If you are unsure of the entry requirements, or if you don't meet the criteria, please contact our Careers Advice and Guidance team who will be happy to help you find the best option for you. Email or call 0151 252 3607.


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent), you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

24 years old or over or 19-23 and have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent) at the start of the course? Fees are payable, but 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 for21/22 is 1645.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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