VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Laser & IPL

There are 4 modules to complete to obtain the Level 4 Certificate:

- Client care and communication in beauty-related industries
- Management of health, safety and security in the salon
- Laser and light treatments for hair removal
- Laser and light for skin rejuvenation
- There is now a mandatory unit for Covid-19 to complete as a pre-requisite for this qualification – it is a home study unit and there is a multiple choice exam to complete whilst undertaking your training.

You will also be required to produce a portfolio of evidence, undertake practical assessments and written work produced by the VTCT.

This VTCT Level 4 qualification will provide you with the necessary skills to carry out Laser Hair Removal treatments, together with skin rejuvenation treatments, health and safety when working in the clinic and machine safety knowledge.

All our trainers have many years of experience both in the Beauty Industry and Advanced Aesthetics, so we can offer excellent practical training

We also provide support after completion of your course, as you can be unsure of how to deal with certain situations and only experience can give you this knowledge

We offer training independent of all machine suppliers and do not link with any particular supplier.

Our machines are used in our salon on clients and they produce excellent results for clients.

The course is designed to help develop an understanding of being able to identify and control hazards in your aesthetic clinic and to be able to identify skin and hair conditions during hair removal and skin rejuvenation treatments and who is suitable to undergo treatments.


Day 1-2

  • Definition of Lasers
  • Laser Physics
  • Classification of Lasers
  • The difference between IPL and Laser Machines
  • How to choose the right Laser for both medical and hair removal
  • Registering your clinic
  • Maintaining correct paperwork
  • Anatomy of the hair and skin
  • Causes and pathological reasons for extra hair growth
  • Hormonal effects on hair growth patterns
  • Hair Growth cycle
  • Skin typing – Fitzpatrick Scale
  • Hair type and pre-treatment consideration affecting treatment
  • Client consultation and communication including detailed investigative techniques
  • Consent forms
  • Medical contra-indication that prevent or restrict treatment
  • Medical history
  • Medical referral protocols to G.P.
  • Patch testing client before treatment
  • Drugs and other remedies that can affect treatment
  • Aftercare and homecare advice
  • Treatment protocols
  • Consultation forms – completion of recording data relating to treatment – changes of medication, areas treated, machine settings used including shots fired, evaluation after treatment
    Costs of treatment
  • Conditions that can be treated
  • Effectiveness of treatments
  • Length of time between treatments
  • Adverse reactions and how to deal with them
  • Machine settings for treatments
  • Client sensation that they will feel during treatment
  • Treatment types
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Pigmentation
  • Thread veins and other blemishes
  • Hair removal


Minimum age for entry onto this course is 18 years
A good level of education is required to be able to complete this course
You must be able to speak, read and write English fluently
There are no specific pre-requisites for entry onto this course other than those listed above

Day 2-3


  • Preparing clients for treatment
  • Carrying out consultations
  • Treatment demonstrations
  • Practice by students carrying out treatments on various areas for hair removal
  • Practice by students carrying out treatments on thread vein removal
  • Practice by students carrying out treatments on –
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Pigmentation
  • Age spots
  • Sun spots
  • Freckles
  • Redness of the face and neck
  • Decreasing size of pore size
  • Sun damaged skin
  • Acne breakouts


Full Course Price

The deposit is £250, the remaining price is £950

Pay In Installments

1st payment £500, 2nd payment £450

Ofqual Qualification

The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation

Course Entry

Please contact us to discuss your required prerequisites


Course Duration

This course on average takes around hours to complete.

Any Questions?

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