Laser Practitioner Diploma VTCT

Qualification code: LIA/100/BE
Credit Value: 70







Laser Practitioner Diploma VTCT

Qualification code: LIA/100/BE
Credit Value: 70







Summary Description

If you want to become a Laser Practitioner and specialise in Aesthetics but have no beauty or laser background, then this is the course for you. It will Fast track you to become a fully qualified insured Laser and Beauty Aesthetician. The course includes VTCT Level 2 Facials, VTCT Level 3 Beauty Therapy, VTCT Level 4 Laser, Core of Knowledge, and Level 2 Infection Control. The 5 qualifications you receive will cover absolutely everything you need to practice within the beauty and laser industry.

Course Modules


Level 2 Infection Control


Client communication


Facial Massage & Skincare


Facials Electrics


Body Electrics




Body Massage


Aromatherapy Pre blended oils



Indian Head Massage


Core of Knowledge


Hazards and Safety


Fitzpatrick Skin Types


Hair Biology


Laser Hair Reduction




Pigmented Lesions


Skin Tightening

Complete Beauty and Laser Training

This is a substantial in-depth course that gives you the foundation to start your career in Laser & IPL whether you wish to open your own Clinic or be employed in an Aesthetic Skin Clinic.

You will gain 5 individual Qualifications with this Diploma course, a VTCT level 2 in Infection Control (Covid 19), a VTCT Level 2 in Facials, a VTCT Level 3 in Beauty Therapy (General Route), Core of Knowledge Certificate and a VTCT Level 4 in Laser and Light Treatments. These qualifications will satisfy all Insurance and Council Regulations. You will not be required to complete any other courses.

On the Level 2 Facials Course you will learn how to cleanse and handle a client's skin and perform a facial using the correct skin care products for the client. As part of this course, you will study Level 2 in Infection Control to learn about safeguarding and hygienic practices. This is the foundation qualification you need to start your career in Beauty.


Onto the Level 3 Beauty Therapy course you will learn to perform advanced Facials such as Microdermabrasion, Galvanic, Microcurrent, Faradic and Epilation. You will also study Body Massage, Preblended Massage, and Indian Head. On completion of this course, you will be a fully qualified Beauty Therapist.

The Level 4 Laser course teaches you to use Lasers and IPL systems for Hair reduction and Skin treatments. Focus is on treating all skin types 1 - 6 for Laser Hair Removal using the ND:Yag and Alexandrite Laser systems. You will also learn how to use the Laser and IPL devices for the most popular skin concerns. This includes Laser Skin tightening, IPL Photo Rejuvenation Facial, IPL Acne, IPL Rosacea, Superficial Vein removal and Sunspots Freckle removal.

Management of Health and Safety and Client Care and Communication will also be covered on this course. On completion you will be a qualified Laser therapist. If you wish to have consultancy advise on purchasing equipment and advise on setting up your own practice we will be more than happy to help. We will discuss all options including buying new equipment, refurbished equipment, leasing and renting equipment. We will discuss different wavelength machines, the difference between ND:Yag, Alexandrite and Diode Lasers and Pain Free Laser. Consumable cost and Servicing will also be discussed. We work closely with Lynton, Candela, Cynosure and ABC Lasers. We will give you unbiased opinion on the best laser devices as we have experience using all of these machines. .
There are some therapists who are performing Laser treatments with just a manufacturers training. Please note that a manufacturers Laser training day is only a half to one day course covering the specifics of their machine. It will not include hair biology, science of lasers, complications, burns, consultations and so on. The JCCP (regulated body) is now stating that regulated qualifications are a must and all practitioners performing Laser must have them. The industry has changed and the rules to enter are more strict. Regulated bodies, Local Councils and Insurance companies are now demanding full Level 3 and 4 qualifications. Rest assured that this Diploma consisting of 5 regulatory qualifications will have you fully covered. If you are a Medical professional wanting to train in Lasers then please contact our tutors as we have a Fast track route for Doctors, Nurses and Dentists.

We have been performing Lasers since 2008 and are ready to pass our knowledge onto you. Your training will take place in a running Laser clinic which means that you will learn our clinic protocols and work on real clients. There's plenty of practical experience. If you are serious about Lasers and want to be trained by the best Experts in the industry then book your place today. We are a dedicated VTCT training Centre with internal IQAs and Assessors which makes your education journey with an individual dedicated tutor, assessments and models booked for you and quick turnaround of your certificates.

You’ll walk away with

VTCT (ITEC) Level 2 in Infection Prevention (COVID 19) for Beauty Therapy
This gives you knowledge of how to safeguard yourself, employees, and clients from Covid 19.

VTCT Level 2 Award in Facial Massage and Skincare
This includes knowledge of performing facials and recognising skin care and conditions.

VTCT Qualification in NVQ Level 3 Beauty Therapy (General Route)
You receive will include knowledge of High Frequency, Galvanic, EMS technology, Microcurrent, Lymphatic Drainage, Microdermabrasion, Microlance for Milia, Body Electrical, Massage, Indian Head, Pre-Blended Oils & Epilation and Electrolysis Hair Removal.

VTCT Level 4 in Laser and Light
You will have experience and knowledge of Laser Hair Removal using different technologies. You will be qualified to perform skin treatments using Lasers and IPL systems. This includes Pigmentation - sunspots & Freckles Removal, Vein Removal (Face & Legs), Skin Tightening Treatments, IPL Treatments for Sun Damage, Acne, Rosacea & Rejuvenation.

Core of Knowledge
You'll Have knowledge about types of Lasers, Wavelength & Penetration, Laser & IPL Health & Safety, Eye Hazards & Eye Protection, Identification of Fitzpatrick Skin Types, Laser room layout, LPA & LPS, Council Regulations & Licensing Requirements.

Course Information

In this course, you'll learn a variety of new skills that will help you launch a career, advance in your field, and enrich your life. Have a look at this course information to get an idea of what we'll cover:

Course Details

The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills in beauty therapy to a high level of occupational ability to enable you to perform your own salon services. Units in this qualification have been mapped to the relevant NOS (where applicable). This qualification is regulated on the Regulated Qualifications Framework.
This qualification is approved and supported by the Hairdressing and Beauty Industry Authority (HABIA), the standard-setting body for hair, beauty, nails and spa qualifications.

Entry Requirements

To enter this course, you are required to hold a Level 3 in beauty therapy or equivalent. If you are a Medical practitioner, you will not be required to have a level 3 in beauty therapy. Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology is also accepted instead of the full level 3 beauty therapy. If you wish to practice Laser in the UK, we do recommend you contact Insurance companies and local councils to check their requirements.


You will have all teaching resources provided, including a notepad pen and iPad to keep all your notes safe. A full uniform will be provided at no extra cost. You will have access to our student portal, which supports you throughout your study. You will be assigned a dedicated tutor to guide and support you until the completion of the course. Access to the latest Facial equipment and Laser and IPL devices will be on-site for you to use at any time.


Lectures are delivered by experienced Educators.
Practical: Our trainers work with Laser/IPL day in day out, so you will receive the most up to date information. Our courses are run in a specialized Laser / IPL training organization. We have a number of different Laser /IPL equipment from different manufacturers, so you can get practical hands-on experience using different devices.
Group Work: You will work in groups to perform consultations and role plays. This breaks the theory up and makes the course a lot more fun and interesting. It refines the understanding of the subject area and allows the opportunity to give and receive feedback on performance.
Discussions: Discussions are encouraged throughout the training, this allows reflective thinking, which leads to a deeper understanding of the subject area. There are a lot of differing opinions on the types of Lasers and parameters to use and a discussion clarifies any issues.
Assignments: This satisfies the theory part of the qualification. Assignments will need to be completed for each of the modules. We will provide you with detailed course material that will allow you to complete the assignments. You can work on the assignments at your own pace, however the quicker you complete them, the quicker you will receive your qualification. 100% support and help will be provided for you to complete this part of the study programme.
Observations: This satisfies the practical part of the qualification. You will be required to perform treatments on real clients under assessment conditions. We will ensure that you are 100% ready for this part of the course by providing you with enough practical experience. You will perform Facial Treatments, Facial/Body Electricals, Massage including Indian Head, Electrolysis and Hair removal treatments using Laser and IPL.
You will perform Skin tightening, Skin rejuvenation, Red blood spots, Rosacea, Vein removal and Pigmented lesions removal using Lasers.
Portfolio: As part of this course, you will be required to produce a portfolio. All evidence will need to be documented in the portfolio and cross-referred to unit outcomes.
Constructing the portfolio should not be left to the end, and we will help you to do this step by step as you go along on this course.
Independent Study: You will be required to perform some independent study on this course. This will enable you to tailor the general course materials to your own interests and requirements and develop your learning style.

Study Options

Part-time: This course is 18 days split between different days in the week.
First week: In the first week, you would be required to attend Chelsford Monday to Thursday from 10 am to 5 pm.
Week 2 to Week 5: For the next 5 weeks, you will attend Chelsford every Wednesday and Thursdays from 10 am to 5 pm.
Week 7: In week 7 you will attend 4 consecutive days, Monday to Thursday, 10 am to 5 pm.
You will be required to perform a home study, and you will be provided with a student portal. This contains resources, assignments and coursework, which you must complete before returning for your exam.
Fast track: You will complete the course in 11 consecutive days. This is an extremely intense course that involves a heavy emphasis on both theory and practical. You must complete coursework at home and study online lectures before attending classes.
Online option: You can study and join in live classes. This would require a home study, watching videos online in your own time, and booking live tutor classes when convenient for you. Your student portal will support you throughout your study.
You will be invited to 3 exam days. This will consist of a 5 hour practical, 8 hours written exam and 8-hour practical assessment. You will book your exam slots at our centre once you have completed your classes and coursework.

Tuition Fees

£3700 includes the following:
Level 2 Infections control
Core of Knowledge
VTCT Qualification Fee
Assessment Fees

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