The CIBTAC Level 4 Award in Micro-needling is the most comprehensive practical and knowledge-based accredited qualification available, aimed at medical and non-medical aesthetic practitioners specialising in micro-needling treatments. This advanced aesthetic qualification provides learners with the knowledge and skills to carry out the recognised micro-needling treatments in today’s market.

This is a modular Level 4 qualification suitable for all skin health professionals who wish to extend your knowledge of the micro-needling treatment, considerably further than standard training and in unprecedented depth. This qualification is listed on the Ofqual register of qualifications and follows the new Education & Training framework published by the JCCP.

Level 4 Skin Needling Course

This course is perfect if you want to introduce micro needling, derma rollers or dermapen into your clinic, or if you’re looking to add another qualification onto your C.V. Skin needling is fast growing in popularity, and for good reason: it is a highly effective anti-ageing treatment that targets fine lines, acne scars and pigmentation. 


Our Level 4 Skin Needling Course covers:

  • Micro needling rollers.
  • Rollers and stamp method.

In covering all of these methods, you get to see the benefits of both treatments.

  • LO1 Understand the effects and benefits of treatment, the indications for treatment and contraindications
  • LO2 Understand the characteristics and effects of equipment and products required for micro-needling treatments
  • LO3 Understand anatomy and physiology as it relates to micro-needling treatment
  • LO4 Understand the practical requirements for safe and effective Micro- Needling Treatment
  • LO5 Provide ethical, safe and effective Micro-needling treatment ensuring maintenance of health and safety practices, security and emergency procedures
  • LO6 Document and conclude treatments in accordance with legislative and organisational requirements



The Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (CIBTAC) has been producing beauty, complementary & spa therapy graduates of the highest calibre since 1977. We offer a wide range of world-class qualifications, including beauty therapy, spa, complementary and teaching, striving to maintain and develop the highest standards of excellence internationally. Established in 1977, CIBTAC was created from an identified need to provide relevant, high-quality training within the beauty, complementary & spa industry. We were founded, and continue to be run by, passionate industry professionals.

CIBTAC qualifications are officially recognised in over 30 countries,with further CIBTAC Centres across the globe choosing our brand each year.


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

When you have successfully completed the Level 4 Skin Needling Training, 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 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. Facial treatments are hugely in demand to improve the condition of the skin and minimise the effects of aging. This course will enable you to begin earning well within this lucrative treatment area.

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

Course Fee: £1300 

If you are already working in the industry and have attended supplier training you qualifiy for recognised prior learning, this will make the course £750+VAT

Course Duration:

Minimum 12 Week Course

Online Module and assignments to be completed first

3 – 9 Days practical attendance 

1 day exam

Entry Requirements: Level 3 Qualification in Facial Skincare and Level 3 A&P Full Body

Course Delivery (Theory) – Digital audio-visual e-learning 

Course Delivery (Practical Workshop) – Personal tuition on training models. You will work with both manual and automated devices covering a variety of needle lengths up to 0.5mm on the face and 1mm on the body.

Course Resources – Digital portfolio and e-learning portal

Course Assessment (Theory) – Online multiple choice questions and written assessment workbook

Course Assessment (Practical) – Observational and verbal assessment of consultation and clinical procedures, oral questioning to assess underpinning knowledge and understanding of skin health assessment and procedures. Written assessment of clinical documentation.

Tutor Support – Email, phone student groups in facebook and telegram


– We always teach a small group size (4-5 people), which means that you will never feel lost in a sea of faces, and allows plenty of opportunity to ask questions or seek further support if required. This also ensures that over the few days, you will have plenty of models to practice on.

– All of our tutors specialise in Aesthetics and have worked in the industry for years. We don’t simply teach the basics of a beauty facial: our college curriculum is geared towards graduates looking to move into advanced skin treatments.

– All centres have the very latest equipment and products required to adhere to current industry standards. We also have an on-going Support Team and a Facebook group available to answer any query you may have regarding your training with us.

– Our training is completely independent of all suppliers; we won’t give you sales pitch or a spiel. We will tell you the truth and the difference between all these machines.

– We aim to give the highest standard of training. If, by the end of the course, you feel that you need more time or more practical training, then you are more than welcome to join more practical classes – free of charge.

– We provide follow-up support. If you have any questions or are unsure of anything, we are there to help.

We provide study materials to assist you with the written component of your coursework, and in preparation for your assessments. No kit is required to complete the training days, nor included in the course fee. Tea & coffee are provided on the training days. However, students will require products/tools at home and to arrange models to complete their coursework/assessments.

VTCT / ITEC Certification
VTCT is a Government approved Awarding Body offering National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs), Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) and other vocationally related qualifications (VRQs). VTCT has been in existence for over forty years and has been at the forefront of developing the vocational system of qualifications in the United Kingdom.

After completing the course, you will receive qualifications, recognised across the world that are fully Insurable

Our training is completely independent of all suppliers, we won’t give you sales pitch or a spiel. We will tell you the truth and the difference between all these machines.

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