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VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Micropigmentation

The VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Micropigmentation (QCF) is an advanced qualification that has been specifically designed for beauty therapists
2 Years
Level 4

Course Structure

This qualification is the only Level 4 qualification offered by VTCT in Micropigmentation (QCF). The VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Micropigmentation (QCF) is about using micropigmentation, a form of cosmetic tattooing to create make-up effects to enhance facial features.

Units include:

  • Management of health, safety and security in the salon
  • Quality management of client care in the hair and beauty sector
  • Enhance appearance using micropigmentation treatment


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Available Sessions

Title Campus Type Start Spaces Fee
VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Micropigmentation



Time: 09:00-18:00



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Contact Hours

Contact Hours per week

8 hours contact time to include practical classes, lectures, workshops or tutorials

Personal Study

A further 8 hours maximum studying and preparing assessments (To include practice on clients) in your own time per week, including use of online materials

Entry Requirements

General Entry Requirements:

  • Successful completion of NVQ Level 3 Beauty and a good underpinning knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology.

Access Diploma:

  • Access Diploma in Foundation Studies with an overall average of 60%+

English Language Requirements for International students:

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
  • IELTS 6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in all skills)
  • PTE 51 Or an approved equivalent test in English

Equivalent qualifications include:

  • Grade C (or above) in GCSE English
  • Successfully completion of a Level 3 Vocational Programme with assessments completed in English Language
  • Essential Skills in Literacy (Level 2)
  • ESOL Level 2 

Tier 4 Students:

  • SERC will only accept a Secure English Language Test (SELT) for issuing a Certificate of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)


  • Successful completion of the admissions process


  • Provide evidence of ability to undertake the programme by meeting the requirements for the accreditation of prior experiential learning.  Further details on APEL can be found in the admissions section

How will I be assessed and given feedback?

Students are assessed using a range of different methods. These include examinations, coursework, Project Based Learning, presentations, practical, posters, leaflets, role-play, and case studies.  This is dependent on the requirements of each unit of study.  Oral, written and online feedback will be provided during your course to help improve and monitor performance.

All students must be willing to participate with one another during practical sessions.

Please note students must arrange their own models for assessment

Where will it take me?

Successful completion of this qualification will enable you apply for vacancies in a related field or complete another qualification for example VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatments (QCF).


How will it make me more employable?

You will be qualified to carry out a range of micro-pigmentation effects as well as providing the relevant aftercare skills which are necessary to be successful in this field.

Additional Costs

Prospective students must have access to practise on a micro pigmentation machine in order to develop their skills.



Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

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