Essential information:


Level 4 Certificate in Laser and intense pulsed Light (IPL) treatments



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Weekly hours:

7 hours per week



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What does this course involve?

This qualification has been specifically designed for the 18+ age groups, builds on existing knowledge and understanding of therapy skills and will develop an enhanced repertoire of technical skills to prepare you for employment. You will have your skills assessed in a real or realistic working environment.

This qualification will require research; it includes the skills involved in providing a thorough consultation with the client to formulate a specific course of treatment, tailored to suit individual client needs, use laser a light treatments for skin rejuvenation and hair removal and to manage the health, safety and security of the salon.

Other Important Info:

  • Practical techniques will be demonstrated by the tutor along with guidance and support with written, oral and practical work
  • Practical assessments will be undertaken in the real working environment of the College salon
  • Students will be expected to provide their own models for assessments
  • You will be required to wear a salon uniform, which will be discussed at the interview. You will also need to purchase a folder/portfolio and writing material
  • Practical, oral and written assessment along with a number of case studies built into a portfolio of evidence
  • On successful completion students will be awarded four VTCT NVQ Level 4 units of accreditation

The following four units will be covered:

  • 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.


What qualifications do I need?

You should have acheived a Level 3 Beauty Therapy qualifcation.


Continuous assessment only. No formal exam. 2 practical case studies (1 x hair removal, 1 x skin rejuvenation).

Fees & Costs

Tbc – approx. £1645 plus £40 for a white tunic.


When you have successfully completed this qualification you will be in a position to aspire to promotion as an advanced beauty therapist providing laser and IPL services within a beauty salon or highly specialised clinic. Further study qualifications could include:

  • VTCT Level 4 Award in Physiology for Advanced Beauty Therapy
  • VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Salon Management
  • VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Beauty Therapy
  • VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Salon Management  

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