First steps to aesthetics

Level 3 electrotherapy treatments underpin all the advanced level 4 aesthetic treatments. This course covers the knowledge needed to safely perform electrotherapy treatments. It can be used as a refresher for CPD or, combined with practical development towards the regulated qualification

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Syllabus

    • Syllabus

  • 2

    Session 1 - Pre course knowledge

    • Nice to know - Basic science

    • Good to know - Basic science

    • Need to know - Safety

    • Electrical currents used in beauty therapy

    • Test your knowledge

    • Good to know Video - Structure of a the cell

    • Good to know Transcript text - Structure of the cell

    • Good to know Activity - Structure of the cell

    • Good to know Resource - Meiosis V mitosis

    • Good to know Video - Major tissues types

    • Need to know Transcript -Text Major tissues types

    • Need to know Activity - Tissues

    • Need to knowActivity answers - Major tissue types

    • Need to know Quiz

  • 3

    High frequency treatments

    • About high-frequency

    • The direct method

    • How to explain the treatment to a client

    • The indirect method: (Viennese massage)

    • How to explain the treatment to a client

    • Test your learning

  • 4

    Vacuum suction

    • About the treatment

    • Benefits, effects & precautions

    • Treatment procedure

    • Manufacturers instructions

    • Test your learning

  • 5

    Faradic

    • About faradic

    • Benefits, effects & precautions

    • Application techniques

    • Muscle placements

    • Test your learning

  • 6

    Galvanic

    • Galvanic current

    • Test your learning

    • How to explain the treatment to a client

    • Desincrustation

    • Desincrustation treatment procedure.

    • Iontopherisis

    • Iontopherisis treatment procedure

  • 7

    Microcurrent

    • About microcurrent

    • The microcurrent machine

    • Benefits & effects

    • Contraindications

    • General treatment techniques

    • Treatment planning & precutions

    • The SkinMate Microcurrent Lifting EQU/180

    • Treatment procedure

    • How to explain the treatment to a client

    • Test your learning

  • 8

    Anatomy & physiology - SKIN

    • What you need to know

    • Glossary of terms - Skin

    • Glossary of terms - Skin diseases

    • Visuals

    • Workbook

    • The epidermis

    • Test your knowledge - Epidermis

    • The epidermis

    • The dermis

    • The dermis

    • Test your knowledge - Dermis

    • Skin conditions & disorders

    • Skin conditions & disorders

    • Activity -Skin conditions & disorders

    • Test your knowledge - Skin disorders

    • Skin diseases

    • Skin diseases

    • Test your knowledge - skin diseases

    • Assessment of knowledge - Skin

  • 9

    Anatomy & physiology - BONES

    • What you need to know

    • Skeletal resource: Glossary

    • Structure & function knowledge video

    • Skeletal structure & function resource: Knowledge transcript

    • Bones of the head, torso & shoulder girdle

    • Bones of the head, torso & shoulder girdle resource: Knowledge transcript

    • Skeletal activity: Structure & function

    • Skeletal activity: Bones of the head, torso & shoulder girdle

    • Skeletal quiz: Bones of the head, torso & shoulder girdle

  • 10

    Anatomy & physiology - MUSCLES

    • What you need to know

    • Structure & function of the muscular system

    • Structure & function of the muscular system

    • Test your knowledge - Structure & function of the muscular system

    • Structure of skeletal muscle

    • structure of skeletal muscle

    • Test your knowledge - Structure of skeletal muscle

    • Muscles of the head & face

    • Muscles of the face & head

    • Test your knowledge muscles of the head & face quiz 1

    • Test your knowledge muscles of the head & face quiz 2

    • Test your knowledge muscles of the head & face quiz 3

  • 11

    Anatomy & physiology - BLOOD

    • What you need to know

    • Structure & function of the circulatory system

    • Structure & function of the circulatory system

    • Test your knowledge - Structure & function of the cardiovascular system

    • Blood knowledge video

    • Blood resource: Knowledge transcript

    • Activity: Blood

    • Circulation & vessels

    • Circulation & vessels

    • Test your knowledge - Circulation & vessels

    • The major blood vessels

    • The major blood vessels

  • 12

    Anatomy & physiology - LYMPH

    • What you need to know

    • Structure & function of the lymphatic system

    • Structure & function of the lymphatic system

    • Test your knowledge - Structure & function of lymphatic system

    • Lymphatic nodes, organs & tissues

    • Lymphatic nodes, organs & tissues

  • 13

    Assessment

    • Treatment plan

    • Candidate log book

    • Assessment criteria explained

Instructor(s)

Director of training at Phoenix

Louise Searles

I’ve been involved with education & training since 1993 as a college lecturer, examiner & lead verifier with City & Guilds. Since 2001, I have been fortunate enough to help many people gain a ‘Career after Children’ creating flexible learning plans incorporating the units they would like to study. My main focus is on enhancing the quality of the learner’s journey, whilst meeting the industry’s needs and expectations to create a quality provision. Therapy Learning Resources is an extension of the provision which I first developed to help our adult learners embrace the complexities of gaining regulated qualifications whilst not compromising the support to their family.