VTCT Award in Skin Peeling Treatments Level 5

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy



Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Part Time Day

Crosskeys Campus



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Start Date

Start Date
20 November 2024

Start Time

Start Time

End Time

End Time


2 weeks

In a nutshell

The VTCT (ITEC) Level 5 Award in Skin Peeling Treatments is an advanced therapy qualification aimed at Level 4 qualified practitioners aged 18 and over, who wish to add this therapy to their repertoire of treatment offerings. The primary purpose of this qualification is to prepare learners for employment in the advanced aesthetic industry providing skin needling techniques.

This course is for...

  • those who hold a Level 4 Skin Peeling qualification.
  • those who are aged 18 and over.

Course content

Chemical peels, or skin peels, harness the power of naturally occurring acids and active ingredients, clinically proven to deeply exfoliate the skin, stimulate collagen production, and new cell growth and turnover, for more radiant, younger-looking skin. A natural blend of acids and enzymes, skin peels exfoliate your skin and kick-start cell turnover; this means removing the dead cells from the top layer and encouraging new cell growth, revealing the newer, smoother skin beneath. Peels also stimulate collagen and elastin production to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

On this advanced course you will deepen your understanding of the various chemical peels and their use, alongside the skills to perform superficial peels to the mid-epidermis in Fitzpatrick type 1-6. Additionally, you will develop the knowledge required to provide pre and post-treatment advice and post care as well as recognising potential complications or adverse reactions, to ensure the client receives the full benefit of the treatment and to maximise results.

The course includes:

  • Safety considerations
  • Protocols and guidelines
  • Product analysis
  • Consultation, planning and preparation
  • Application of superficial skin peeling treatments

Assessment is through an assignment, practical exam and clinical case studies and you will be awarded the VTCT (ITEC) Level 5 Award in Skin Peeling.

On completion of this course you can progress onto other Level 4 and 5 courses including:

  • Level 4 Award in Dermaplaning
  • Level 4 Award in Skin Needling
  • Level 4 Award in Radio Frequency
  • Level 4 Award in Microblading Eyebrows

Entry Requirements

You will need to hold a Level 4 Award in Skin Peeling and be aged 18 or over.

Additional information

You will be required to wear a clinic uniform and suitable footwear.

The course fees include tuition and registration fees. Tuition fees are due at the time of booking/enrolment. If required, this can be by direct debit, over five instalments. If your employer is funding your course, confirmation of this in writing will be required so that the college can arrange to invoice them.

It is essential that you are able to provide between 4 - 6 clients as case studies for your assessments.

Commercial and Business Advantages

Superficial peels in the UK are often sold at £60-100 per treatment, although this is on the lower bracket of pricing, these work well when sold as a package, in conjunction with other treatments or sold with home care products to maximise your revenue. Treatments in the UK can cost between £250 - £500.

Where can I study VTCT Award in Skin Peeling Treatments Level 5?

Crosskeys Campus
(Part Time Day)
Start Date: 20 November 2024

After booking your course you have 14 days to change your mind and request a full refund. You can still request a refund after this date, but this will only be given if you meet the criteria from the college fee policy.

If your chosen course starts within 14 days of you booking your place, then the 14 day refund policy does not apply and any refund will be subject to the college fee policy.

All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

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