VTCT Level 4 Laser & IPL Treatments

Qualification code: 500/9034/3
Credit Value: 31


4 Days


£995£895 (Plus £250 Exam fee & Materials)


Level 3 Beauty Therapy or Equivalent

VTCT Level 4 Laser & IPL Treatments

Qualification code: 500/9034/3
Credit Value: 31


4 Days


£995£895 (Plus £250 Exam fee & Materials)


Level 3 Beauty Therapy or Equivalent

Summary Description

Become a Laser Aesthetician providing Laser Hair Removal and Laser Skin Treatments. Internationally recognised NVQ Level 4 Laser & Light Qualification awarded by VTCT. Necessary for anyone wanting to enter the Aesthetic world of Lasers and IPL. Qualifies you to perform Laser & IPL treatments for Hair Removal & Skin treatments. It focuses on reducing hair growth and improving skin conditions such as Rosacea, Acne, Veins, Pigmentation & Skin Ageing using Laser and IPL systems.

Course Modules


Level 2 Infection Control


Core of Knowledge


Management of Health and Safety


Client Care and Communication


Hazards and Safety


Fitzpatrick Skin Types


Hair Biology


Laser Equipment and Wavelengths



Laser Hair Removal




Hair and Skin Analysis




Test Patch




Adverse Reactions


After Care


Superficial Vein Removal


Sunspot and Freckle Removal


IPL Photo Rejuvenation


Laser Skin Tightening


IPL Rosacea


IPL Acne

Best Laser Training

The Level 4 Laser qualification has been specifically designed for anyone wanting to practice Laser treatments. This Gold standard qualification will open up endless career opportunities from working for a Laser clinic to opening your own Clinic.

At Chelsford College you will be trained to perform Laser Hair Removal and Laser and IPL skin treatments to an exceptionally high standard. Our Level 4 Course has a heavy emphasis on practical treatments allowing you to treat clients of all skin and hair types which ensures you leave competent at providing your clients the best Laser treatment.

On the Laser hair removal part of the training, we will cover skills to perform consultations, check contraindications, analyse hair and skin, identify Fitzpatrick skin type, determine number of sessions, set machine parameters, perform patch test, Perform full treatment and give after care advice.

For the Skin Rejuvenation part of the course, you will learn how to use 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 of the course you will be a qualified Laser therapist.

We run a chain of successful Laser Clinics and treated over 100,000 clients. Having been in the industry for over 12 years we have written our own treatment protocols and our experienced practitioners are ready to pass this knowledge to you.

We know the Laser industry inside out and can provide you unbiased information on the best laser equipment as well as Consultancy for opening your own Clinic. You will be trained on top of the range Laser devices and be given knowledge of ND:YAG, Alexandrite, Diode and Pain Free Lasers. We have the most recent market information of all the Laser Manufacturers such as Lynton, Cynosure, Candela and Soprano so can give you all the pros and cons of each Laser device. We work closely with Local Councils, Insurance Companies, Laser Protection Advisors and Supervisors which enables us to give you the full rundown on what you require to get started. The information out there can be overwhelming, our Laser consultants will point you in the right direction and give you all the details to get started.

There are some therapists who are performing Laser treatments with just a manufacturers training. Please note that manufacturers Laser training 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.
If you are a Medical Professional such as Doctor, Nurse or Dentist then this course will enable you to move onto more advanced Laser training such as CO2 Laser Resurfacing, Laser CO2 Eye Resurfacing and Intimate Laser training. If you are a Beautician and wanting to perform Lasers but dont have a Level 3 we suggest you study the Level 3 Beauty Therapy before you move onto Level 4. If you are already practicing Laser but your Council has now requested you to have a Level 4 qualification this course is perfect for you. If you are completely new to the industry and not a medic we suggest you choose the Laser Practitioner Diploma which will cover everything to train you up as a Laser Aesthetician.

If you are unsure, please call our tutors and we will guide you on what's best for you.

You’ll walk away with

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

We know the Laser industry inside out and can provide you unbiased information on the best laser equipment and Consultancy for opening your own Clinic. To find out more, here is the course information:

Course Details

This is a vocationally related qualification focused on reducing hair growth and photo rejuvenation of the skin using intense light and laser treatments. In this qualification, 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 has been mapped to the relevant NOS and is accredited on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).

Entry Requirements

To enter this course, you must 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 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 Laser and IPL devices will be on-site for you to use at any time.


Practical: Our courses are run in specialised Laser / IPL training organisations. 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.
Discussions: Discussions are encouraged throughout the training. This allows reflective thinking, which leads to a deeper understanding of the subject area. 
Assignments: 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. 100% support and help will be provided to complete this part of the study programme.
Observations: 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 enough practical experience.
Portfolio: As part of this course, you will be required to produce a portfolio. All evidence must 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 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

4-day course:
This is an intense 4-day course. You would attend Chelsford Monday to Thursday from 10 am to 5 pm. You will be required to perform a home study and be provided with a student portal. This contains resources, assignments, and coursework you must complete before returning for your exam.
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 it's convenient for you. Your student portal will support you throughout your study.
You will book your 6-hour exam slot at our centre once you have completed your classes and coursework.

Tuition Fees

£1250 includes the following:
Level 2 Infections control
Core of Knowledge
VTCT Qualification Fee
Assessment Fees

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