At level 4, the beauty therapist will be entering the world of advanced aesthetics in practical beauty skills. This is an exciting part of the sector where high-end treatments using machines such as laser and IPL can be found, or more complex treatments such as skin peels, micro-needling, blemish removal and perhaps new treatment not even on the market yet!
This is currently a very talked about part of the sector in the UK because the health education England (HEE) report, commissioned by the UK government made clear recommendations that identified “high risk” treatments should carry the requirement for a therapist to hold an accredited qualification in their field. Although this is unlikely to become law at the current time, the government will look to the industry to self-regulate following these recommendations and it is likely that all insurance companies will require therapist(s) practising these treatments to be fully qualified before they will provide cover at some time in the near future.
CIBTAC and BABTAC fully support this stance and it is likely that other professional membership bodies will also take this view. Although study at this level is more demanding, the results in terms of client outcomes and satisfaction levels, and income that can be generated makes this a rewarding step to take.