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VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Laser & Intense  Pulsed Light Treatments

VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Laser & Intense Pulsed Light Treatments


This VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatments is a comprehensive vocational qualification that will advance your career as a beauty therapist. This qualification will cover how to reduce hair growth and photo rejuvenation of the skin using intense light and laser treatments. You will develop an understanding of managing safe working practices and how to identify and control hazards. You will also learn how to identify hair and skin conditions and those clients suitable for intense light and laser system treatments.


This qualification is becoming increasingly demanded by salons and professional establishment, making it an essential qualification for anyone wanting to thrive in the lucrative beauty industry.


This fast-track course can be completed around your commitments making it the perfect choice for those wanting a good balance of classroom teaching and home learning.


You will also be required to do some home-based learning and complete homework as part of this course.


We are committed to making our assessments a supportive and encouraging experience. Our highly experienced tutors will always ensure you are relaxed and confident before undergoing any assessment modules.

  • Course units

    ➖ Laser and light treatments for hair removal

    ➖ Laser and light treatments for skin rejuvenation

    ➖ Client care and communication in beauty related industries

    ➖ Management of health, safety and security in the salon

  • Entry requirements

    ➖ There is no prerequisite to join this course however many students chose to undertake L3 Anatomy and Physiology

    ➖ Good standard of English sufficient to complete the course assessments and assignments

    ➖ Students must be over 18 years old to enrol on this course    

  • When does the course start?

    The Level 4 Laser & IPL course starts every February and September.

    We also run additional courses throughout the year - please contact us for details.


  • How long is the course?

    ➖ 7 weeks (1 day per week)

    ➖ 10am - 5pm

    ➖ Maximum class size: 6 students

  • How will I be assessed?

    ➖ Observations and oral questioning

    ➖ Practical assessments and assignments

    ➖ Portfolio evidence

  • Do I need to bring a model?

    No. However, you can bring a model for your practical assessments if you wish to.
    At all other times students will be expected to practice on each other.

  • What do I need to buy for this course?

    ➖ Stationery - notepad and pen

    ➖ Homework - you will also need to complete your assignments on a home PC or laptop for your portfolio evidence

    ➖ Uniform - therapist tunic, black trousers and black flat closed toe shoes

    ➖ Equipment - whilst you are training with us, we provide all the products and equipment you will need for your practical assessments

  • What can I do with this qualification?

    You can seek employment as a laser technician, or you can progress to a further Level 4 and 5 Beauty related course.

    The VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatments is a highly sought-after qualification that will enable you to work in many areas within the laser and light beauty sector. You can seek employment in commercial environments such beauty salons, spas, health clubs or retail. You may even decide to progress within the lucrative aesthetics sector or use your internationally accredited qualification to work around the globe.

    We also offer a range of progressive short courses that will complement this qualification and extend the services you can offer to clients once you start working in the industry.

  • Payment options

    ➖ Pay in full - £1200 plus VAT (£1440 total) this includes the VTCT registration

    ➖ Pay in 2 months interest free instalments - example £250 deposit, then 2 x monthly instalments

    ➖ Funded - 19+ Learner Loan

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