Radio Frequency

Level 4 Certificate in Radio Frequency

The Level 4 Radio frequency course will further develop the therapists knowledge, understanding and practical skills when completing Radio Frequency.

This treatment is a popular salon treatment for the advanced practitioners to tighten the skin, or help to reduce fat and cellulite.

The following modules will be covered in the course:


UNIT 1 - Know safety considerations when providing radio frequency treatments


§  Safety of product and equipment sourcing

§  Insurance guidelines

§  Hygiene considerations

§  Infection control

§  Products to be used during treatment

§  Suppliers instructions for safe use

§  Treatment of minors

§  Timing of treatments

§  Contra-indications

§  Referring contra-indicated clients

§  When to consult with other aesthetic therapists



UNIT 2 - Understand how to provide radio frequency treatments


§  Advanced Consultation techniques to identify treatment objectives:

§  Treatment advice to provide to the client

§  Treatment planning

§  Skin Sensitivity test

§  Contra actions

§  Treatment advice to provide to the client

§  Pre-treatment skin care routine

§  Prepare the therapist:

§  Prepare the client:

§  Area set up

§  Radio frequency current

§  Preparation of equipment and products for treatment

§  Selection of radio frequency equipment

§  Method of application –

§  Adapting treatment

§  Areas to avoid

§  Use and limitations of skin peeling products and equipment

§  Possible side effects risks and benefits

§  Contra action, pre and post treatments

§  Pre and post treatment products, SPF and UVA sun protector

§  Treatment progression and additional/complementary treatment



UNIT 3 - Know the relevant anatomy, physiology & pathology’s relevant to radio frequency


§  The Skeletal System

§  The Muscular System

§  The Circulatory System

§  The Lymphatic System

§  The Digestive System

§  The Excretory System

§  The Endocrine System

§  The Nervous System


UNIT 4 - Be able to consult, plan and prepare for radio frequency treatment


§  Consultation techniques to determine clients treatment plan

§  Analyse client expectations

§  Identify the client’s medical history, indications for and aims of treatment

§  Recognise contraindications

§  Establish the condition of the skin

§  Benefits & limitations of treatments and products considered to delay ageing process

§  Ensure client comfort

§  Explain Treatment procedure

§  Select a preparatory skin care programme

§  Finalise and agree the treatment plan

§  Obtain signed, informed consent

§  Take pre-treatment photographs

§  Explain cooling off period



Unit 5 - Be able to provide radio frequency treatments


§  Maintain own responsibilities for health and safety through the treatment

§  Prepare and protect the client and self

§  Maintain client’s modesty and privacy at all times

§  Position the client

§  Ensure the use of clean equipment and materials

§  Promote environmental and sustainable working practice

§  Prepare the skin –

§  Select appropriate PPE  

§  Apply the radio frequency treatment

§  Calculate the duration and intensity of the application

§  Monitor the skin reaction and client response –

§  Verbally communicate with the client –

§  Apply cooling skin procedures –

§  Apply post-treatment products –

§  Take post-treatment photographs-

§  Provide post care advice and homecare  

§  Complete the treatment in a commercially viable time

§  Update client records

§  Comply with protocols to avoid cross infection

§  Provide and manage post-treatment communications and outcomes





Level 3 Facial electrics and an advanced skin course is a prerequisite for this course.

A good general education is essential as this is a demanding course. An excellent level of English is required. You must be able to speak, read, write and understand English fluently. You may be asked to sit an entry test if necessary. Entry is via initial interview.




Much of the qualification is completed as home-study, making this an ideal route for those who wish to study flexibly around other commitments. The practical training days required for the course will run from 10am – 4pm.  You will learn the theory of the treatment firstly, and spend the majority of the training days acquiring and demonstrating your practical skills.




The course fee is £950.00 or £750.00 upfront for experienced therapists.




The Academy of Beauty Therapy offers industry-recognised qualifications and on the completion of your course and if you have provided sufficient evidence you will be awarded the following qualifications:


·         VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Radio Frequency - Awarded by VTCT Examination Board - coming soon!

·         Diploma of Radio Frequency - Awarded by The Academy of Beauty Therapy



Both of which will enable you to obtain insurance from any recognised Insurance Company.





Uniform - Tunic, Black Trousers, Closed shoes.




All of our diploma courses enable you to work from both home and mobile offering the specialised treatment(s) that you have completed. You can start earning by offering treatments to paying clients as soon as you have obtained your insurance. Radio Frequency treatments are hugely in demand to improve the condition of the skin and minimise the effects of ageing. This course will enable you to begin earning well within this lucrative treatment area.




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