Electrolysis Training and Refresher Courses

Electrolysis training course for BIAE membership - details coming soon

Thinking of learning electrolysis? Finding a suitable course

There are two routes to becoming an electrolysist in the UK. The first is to take a nationally recognised electrolysis course, either by itself or as part of a beauty therapy qualification. This is known as a level 3 vocational qualification so there are likely to be entrance requirements. In the UK these courses are accredited by ITEC, City & Guilds, VTCT, CIBTAC and CIDESCO. Please contact these accreditors for information on these courses as the BIAE are not involved with them. NB You are welcome to apply for BIAE membership upon obtaining any of these nationally recognised qualifications.

The second route is to be trained up by a BIAE 'Tutor' member and become a member of the BIAE. This is an option that has not been available for some time but will be brought back later in 2015. Please check back for details.

What Should a Course Include?

When choosing a course ensure that it includes both theory and a wide variety of practical content.  Every course should include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Types & structure of the hair
  • Skin, blood and lymphatic circulation
  • Reproductive and endocrine system
  • Theory of Electric Currents
  • Consultations & Record Cards
  • Contra-indications & contra-actions
  • Aftercare advice
  • Choice of needles / probes
  • Accurate probing techniques
  • Legislation, Hygiene and Sterilisation


Electrolysis refresher training
(Includes blend refresher training)

Not all electrolysis courses are equal, whether they are part of the mainstream beauty therapy qualifications or private courses.  Perhaps you were once proficient in electrolysis but haven't performed the treatment for some time. Or maybe you trained in thermolysis only and now want to add blend to your skill set. This 1 day course will help you identify the areas you need help with and show you how to bring your skills back up to date.