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Microdermabrasion with Practical Training

Course Code: OSC1052
Course Level: 2

Course Overview

Boost your knowledge and understanding of microdermabrasion, from home!

Microdermabrasion is a facial treatment, which removes the outer layer of your skin. This is done by spraying tiny crystals onto the skin and leaves your skin looking softer and brighter. This course is perfect if you have already completed our Facial course!

This course will allow you to:

  • Know how to apply a microdermabrasion treatment on a one day practical
  • Understand the basics of beauty therapy, including the relevant legislations and preparing the working area
  • Learn about the importance of health and safety, especially how to identify hazards and evaluate risks in a salon
  • Gain an insight into customer service and know how to deal with enquires and book appointments
  • Explore different skin disorders and techniques of application
  • Know how to perform and understand a microdermabrasion application
  • Recognise the different aftercare and treatment planning procedures

The course will allow you to study when and where you want, at your own pace. All coursework can be submitted by email making it easier and hassle-free.

Join over 60,000 people that have studied with us and enrol with us today. Home learning couldn’t be easier!

Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.

Course Content

  • Beauty Therapy Professional Basics:
    • Relevant legislations
    • Preparing the working area
    • Preventing infection and cross contamination
    • Key requirements of personal presentation
    • Contraindications that may prevent or restrict treatment
    • The importance of conducting consultations before every treatment
    • Methods of communication
    • Ethics and codes of conduct
    • Professional bodies
    • Key points associated with beauty therapy
    • The importance of positive working relationships with other professionals


    Unit 1: Health and safety
    • Identify the hazards and evaluate the risks in your work place
    • Reduce the risks to health and safety in the work place
    • Know and understand how to make sure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety
    • Identify ways to improve personal performance at work
    • Work effectively as part of a team
    • Understand salon roles, procedures and targets
  • Unit 2: Customer service
    • Identify and promote additional services or products that are available
    • Know the relevant legislations for the sale of goods
    • Maintain a successful reception area
    • Deal with enquires
    • Book appointments
    • Take payments
    Unit 3: Microdermabrasion
    • Working safely and hygienically
    • Methods of sterilisation and disinfection
    • Preparation of the treatment area
    • Consultation and understanding of contraindications
    • Effective Communication
    • Anatomy and Physiology of the face
    • The Epidermis
    • The Dermis
    • Skin disorders
    • Facial Bones and structure
    • Facial Muscles
    • Skin analysis, and how to identify and treat different skin types
    • Product Usage
    • Preparation of the client and skin prior to Microdermabrasion treatment
    • Perform and understand a Microdermabrasion Facial application
    • Microdermabrasion treatment procedure
    • Techniques of application
    • Aftercare and Treatment Planning


    Microdermabrasion Practical Day:
    • Diamond dermabrasion
    • Removal of dead skin cells
    • Imperfections and impurities
    • Health and safety
    • Microdermabrasion equipment
    • Blackheads
    • Whiteheads
    • Age spots
    • Oily, dry and combination skin types
    • Receive demonstrations and practice on each other

Other Information

  • Assessment

    This course will be assessed through a series of written assignments, which will be sent and marked by your tutor. Your coursework must be completed before you can proceed onto your practical training day. 

    Course Duration

    You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

  • Study Method

    The course is designed for study by distance learning at home or at work. You will receive your course materials by post or online and have personal tutor support by email. You will also need to attend a practical training day, in which you have a choice of a variety of centres to choose from throughout the UK.

    Course Outcome

    At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

    The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

    The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

    The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

    ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

    The practical day will be accredited by Professional Beauty Direct. Professional Beauty Direct have arranged insurance cover for over 11,000 salon owners and individual beauticians, nail technicians and hair stylists, most of which now manage their policies online. Once accredited, you will benefit from being affiliated to Professional Beauty and Professional Beauty Direct Insurance.

course questions & answers

What are the requirements for this course?

You are required to have previously obtained a Facial Certificate before enrolling onto this course. Take a look at our Facials - Short Course>>

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. This course is truly flexible and adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

How do I arrange my practical day?

Once you have passed your written assignments, you may book your practical days. You have a variety of centres to choose from to take your practical training day. Simply call us whenever you're ready and we'll arrange this for you.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet
  • * Not included with the online study option
Do I have to sit an exam?

No. Your certification is issued based on your coursework and practical session.

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything is included in the cost of the course.

How will I get my work assessed?

You will send your work to your tutor to mark and send back to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your Microdermabrasion Certificate.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

We offer a course replacement service which ensures that, if your course pack is lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies, we can issue you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. This is available by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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