Become A CIBTAC Skin Expert

If you have no experience or qualifications in the beauty industry and wish to become an expert in skin – and be able to work straight away – then this is the course for you. You will be qualified in giving advanced aesthetic treatments, as well as classic facials and facial electrics.

Course Content

This unit will reinforce and enhance the leaner’s understanding of their individual responsibilities and those of the

multidiscipline team within the clinical environment in relation to health and safety, legislative issues and UK government guidelines. This will ensure that necessary processes and procedures involved in dealing with health and safety, hygienic practice, risk assessment, preparation of the clinical environment and professional ethics and codes of behaviour are put into place and followed.

This is a preparation for work unit with the aim of providing underpinning knowledge in advanced anatomy and physiology of the skin to support the delivery of cosmetic procedures within the aesthetic skin care sector. Equally it serves to advance the knowledge of anyone working within the skin care and beauty therapy industry beyond that of general Level 3 standard and the learning provided by industry manufacturer training.

This unit is designed to ensure that the learners knowledge and skill in relation to client/ patient consultation and analysis of skin condition and type, is appropriate for practitioners carrying out clinical aesthetic treatments.

This unit will develop in depth knowledge of and understanding of skin diagnosis using visual diagnostics. Learners will also explore intrinsic and extrinsic elements which influence the condition and appearance of the skin.

Learners will gain an understanding of how to carry out a thorough skin assessment using zonal analysis methods and evaluate the causes and characteristics of skin types and conditions.

Learners will carry out investigative consultations and advanced skin assessments and reflect and contextualise the information to be able to devise safe, effective and ethical skin treatment programmes

This is a preparation for work designed to ensure all practitioners have relevant and current awareness of the medispa sector outside of their own practice.

This unit will examine: the treatment modalities and treatment practices being carried out in the medispa environment and the range of cosmecuetical products that accompany treatment and are available to the client. It will also examine the CPD opportunities that exist in the sector and it will ask learners to analyse the benefits and the limitations of treatments and products available to the client and consider the potential future developments.


Course Structure

Aside from your practical training, much of the qualification comprises of home study, making this an ideal route for those who wish to study flexibly around other commitments.

The theory will be completed at home online through our easy to study webinars, powerpoints & manuals to download. If you wish to purchase the manuals printed then you can buy here 

This allows you to familiarise yourself fully with the theory, allowing you to focus fully on acquiring and demonstrating your practical skills during our training days.

Written assessment papers will need to be completed and will provide further evidence of your knowledge and understanding of the subject. 

Once you have submitted your written assignments you can book theory exam and then your practical training

Your practical training will be arranged at your nearest centre. We have locations around the UK & Ireland so they are within easy reach.

As we want you to be confident and competent when you finish, we do not set a limit on practical days 

Facial Skincare is two days

Facial Electrics is two days 

Laser Hair Removal & Skin Rejuvenation is 3 days

Skin Peels, Skin needling & Radiofrequency 3 days

If you do not feel confident after then you can book extra days no further charge!

Practical training days will consist of a demo in the morning and then practising on models the rest of the time

Each day will run from 10am  - 4.30pm

You will need to complete:

Written Assessment needs to be submitted and passed before moving to the next stage 

Theory exams

1 x theory exam Facial Skincare

1  x theory exam for Facial Electrics 

1 x theory exam each for Skin Peels, Skin Needling  & Radiofrequency

There is two parts to each exam. 70% is required to move on to practical training

Practical assessment  An IQA examiner will be booked to come to observe a treatment carried out by you and observe our assessors. VTCT is contuining assessment which means with practical you keep doing until you get it right. 

Once you complete the practical assessment and passed then we submit to VTCT to claim for a certifcate


Once you have completed all training and coursework, you will arrange to attend a practical assessment day to achieve your VTCT qualification.

When you have successfully completed the Become a Facialist course, you will receive a certificate issued by us. This not only demonstrates your commitment to the training but also allows you to obtain Public Liability insurance so you can start offering treatments to paying clients from home or mobile.

Once you have completed your assessment days you will also receive your VTCT qualification certificate (this can take up to 12 weeks to be released from the awarding body VTCT).

Career Progression

All of our diploma courses enable you to work from both home and mobile offering the specialised treatment(s) that you have completed. You can start earning by offering treatments to paying clients as soon as you have obtained your insurance.

*This course is what you need if you want to get a job in a clinic

We also offer a course on Setting up a Skin Clinic to help you create your own clinic

Become A CIBTAC Skin expert 

The price of the full Become a CIBTAC Skin Expert is 7200+ VAT

Certificates will not be issued until we have received full payment.

Course Duration: 6- 8 months with online study and practical training


Facial Skin Kit

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iTEC / VTCT Level 2 Facial Skincare

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