Skill level
Course duration
6 weeks (1 day a week)
Course time
10am - 5pm
Kit required
Model required
Course manual
VTCT Accredited
Age requirement
Minimum 18 years old
Additional Instructions
You must have at least a Level 3 in Anatomy and Physiology, Beauty Therapy or equivalent


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.

Entry requirements:

  • Recognised Level 3 Beauty Therapy qualification (or equivalent)
  • Good standard of English sufficient to complete the course competences and online examinations
  • Students must be over 18 years old to enrol on this course

How long is the course:

  • 6 weeks
  • 10am - 5pm (1 day per week)
  • Maximum class size: 8 students

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

How will I be assessed:

  • Online theory tests (multiple choice)
  • Observations and oral questioning
  • Practical assessments and assignments
  • Portfolio evidence to demonstrate your understanding. A portfolio evidence must also be submitted as part of the assessment criteria

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.

Do I need to bring a model

You will only need to bring a model for the practical assessments.
At all other times students will be expected to practice on each other.

What do I need to buy for this course

  • Whilst you are training with us we provide all the materials you will need
  • You will need to purchase a uniform if you do not have one - the cost of the uniform is £15.00
  • You will also need stationery including an A4 folder for your portfolio evidence and course materials

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
  • Flexible payment options available: Example - 1st payment of 25% deposit, then 3 x fortnightly instalments
  • Government funding maybe available through student finance
  • Course price does not include VAT
  • Course price does not include compulsory VTCT Covid-19 exam (£20)

Course Content

This course will cover units:

  • Laser and light treatments for hair removal
  • Laser and light treatments for skin rejuvenation
  • Management of health, safety and security in the salon
  • Client care and communication in beauty related industries
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