CIBTAC Level 4 Award in Advanced Skin Science

Our advanced skin science course is an extension of your knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the skin, a uniquely in-depth study of skin anatomy histology, physiology, immunology and the intrinsic  and extrinsic process of skin ageing. It will provide you with a better understanding of dermatological issues to enable you to become a true skin specialist

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Course overview 

This course provides an in-depth knowledge and understanding of skin anatomy, physiology, histology and immunology relative to skin health, skin dysfunction, cosmetic dermatology and advanced remedial treatment of the skin. It provides intricate knowledge of the structure and function of stratified squamous epithelial tissue, areolar tissue and adipose tissue. The epidermal layers are scrutinised, to include the formation, structure and function of the various types of specialised cells of the epidermis, the bilayer formation, epidermal lipids, Natural Barrier Function and Natural Moisturising Factor. The Extra Cellular Matrix of the dermis, together with its appendages and histology, is studied in detail to include the inflammatory responses, immunology, tissue wounding and degeneration, regeneration and remodelling. Extensive study is also made of the physiology of the skin ageing process and the formation of pigmentation pertinent to aesthetic practices.

 

Entry requirements

You will need to have completed a Level 3 OFQUAL qualification in either Beauty Therapy or Facial Skin Care, or a medical qualification, or have completed a comparative regulated qualification providing transferable knowledge and skills.

 

Career progression

Core of Knowledge is a mandatory unit for every Certificate and Diploma in the Level 4 programme. Once you have completed it, you will be in a great position to move on to other areas of study such as Chemical Peels, Microneedling and Blemish Removal.

 

Structure

The History and Physiology of the Epidermis

The unit is about the individual’s ability to monitor and maintain health and safety practice within a working salon/spa environment. Learners will improve their knowledge of health and safety and develop supervisory skills to enable them to carry out carry out risk assessments and monitor health and safety issues in the salon.

The Natural Barrier Function and Homeostasis of the Skin

The consultation procedure is an essential part of any treatment in terms of building Client confidence and relationships and as such an effective and thorough approach to the consultation process lies at the heart of all good treatments. A thorough knowledge by the therapist, of a variety of methods of communicating and providing Client care is required, along with an essential understanding of how to evaluate the information gained and formulate recommendations. This unit will enable the Learner to develop their consulting skills and gain a deeper understanding of effective Client care. The Learner will also need to understand the importance of portraying a professional image in both appearance and conduct.

The Extra Cellular Matrix of the Dermis

The basis of all good skin analysis lies in a complete knowledge by the Therapist of the anatomical structures and systems in the area to be treated, coupled with a thorough understanding of the abilities and functions of skincare products. This unit will enable the Learner to prepare for and provide skin analysis to meet the needs of the Client, whilst working in a safe and secure manner. This unit will assist in providing understanding of the organisational skills required, and technical processes and procedures involved in providing skin analysis.

The Defence Mechanisms of the Skin and Other Functions

The basis of all confident and competent therapy treatments lies in a complete knowledge by the therapist of all the anatomical structures and systems in the area to be treated and an understanding of if, and how, they will be affected by treatment application.

The Physiology of the Skin Ageing Process

The basis of all confident and competent therapy treatments lies in a complete knowledge by the therapist of all the anatomical structures and systems in the area to be treated and an understanding of if, and how, they will be affected by treatment application

 

Course delivery:

This is a distance learning qualification. The course is delivered via an e-learning portal and supporting manual. The e-learning consists of video tutorials, allowing you to work at a pace that suits your personal situation.

 

There will be a multiple choice CIBTAC final exam that will take place at your nearest Skin Philosophy Training centre.

Assessment:

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  • Audio Visual E-Learning Programme

  • Digital Folder

  • Online Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) Tests

  • Final Theory Examination undertaken by our Awarding Body (CIBTAC)

The mandatory units within the qualification are assessed externally by Multiple Choice Theory paper. You will need to gain a minimum of 60% in each unit to pass.

Course duration:

Guided learning hours 65

 

Certification

CIBTAC Level 4 Award in Advanced Skin Science

 

Cost

£1500+VAT