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VTCT micropigmentation course

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VTCT qualifications are amongst the most widely preferred qualifications by salons and beauty professionals.

This VTCT micropigmentation course, also known as semi-permanent make-up, is the only VTCT accredited micropigmentation course and is the equivalent of a level 4 qualification. It is designed for professional therapists aged 18 and over wishing to study to an advanced level both theoretically and practically. The VTCT level 4 certificate in micropigmentation involves the artist inserting micropigments into the top layers of the skin with a semi-permanent make-up machine, using the dotting technique or pixelisation.


Micropigmentation is a form of cosmetic tattooing to create make-up effects to enhance facial features. The training will give you the knowledge to perform advanced eyebrow, eyeliner and lip treatments using a variety of micropigmentation techniques. The training will require at least 100 hours of self-study.

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Course includes

  • Anatomy and physiology for micropigmentation (equivalent to level 4)

  • Micropigmentation techniques

  • Management of health, safety and security in the salon

  • Client care and communication in beauty-related industries

  • Professional standards and relevant legislation information

Entry requirements

  • Minimum level 3 beauty therapy qualification or relevant qualification


Course structure

This VTCT course contains three mandatory units:

  • Management of health, safety and security in the salon

  • Client care and communication in beauty-related industries

  • Micropigmentation

The course will be run over four days, which does not have to be consecutive days. The course is not only intense, but is designed for working therapists, therefore we will endeavour to work with you to fit around your salon duties.

Once you have booked and paid for your course, you will be emailed your learning materials. Prior to your course date, you should read and complete the knowledge quizzes. The learning material consists of seven separate manuals, containing the following topics:

  • Manual 1 Professional standards

  • Manual 2 Anatomy and physiology

  • Manual 3 Management of health, safety and security in the salon

  • Manual 4 Client care and communication in beauty-related industries

  • Manual 5 Semi-permanent brows

  • Manual 6 Semi-permanent eyeliner

  • Manual 7 Semi-permanent lip liner and lip blush

To gain your qualification, you will need to have completed the four-day course, your case studies, and attended and passed your practical assessments.


Course overview

Day 1

This will take place at Elite Beauty Academy in Banwell. You will be asked to complete the below manuals prior to the course beginning:

  • Anatomy and physiology

  • Professional standards

  • Management of health, safety and security in the salon

  • Client care and communication in beauty-related industries

You will bring the completed work sheets with you on the first day of the course. They will be marked and used to focus part of the day on topics you are less confident in.

Homework will be set on the day by your lecturer. Please remember this is to help embed your knowledge and allow you to get the most from your course.


Days 2 to 4

This will be at Sunflower Beauty in Portishead, Bristol.

You will learn all the practical and theoretical information and techniques to carry out and complete brow enhancement, eyeliner, lip liner and lip blush applications, from consultation to aftercare and subsequent additional top up treatments.

The techniques include colour therapy, single strokes, powder brows, block colour and ombre.


The training is intense, and you will be given home study as well.


Case studies

After you finish the course, you will need to complete 12 case studies within six months of attending the course. This will enable you to work on a selection of clients using a variety of methods to address their needs and requirements.



To gain your qualifications, you will need to have completed the 4-day course, your case studies and pass your assessments. The assessments areas include brows, eyeliner, lip liner and lip blush from consultation to aftercare, using a variety of techniques.

They will be completed on at least three separate occasions, on models of your own choice, no sooner than 12 weeks after the initial course.


The four day course is £2500 (limited promotional offer).

Includes enrolment and assessment paperwork, the four days training, course material and assessments.

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