VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatments

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If you are looking to embark on a career specialising in skin or laser or want to expand on your existing beauty qualifications our VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Laser and IPL treatments is designed to equip you with the knowledge, practical skills and industry-required qualification to be able do this with confidence. Our VTCT qualifications are world class and recognised across the UK, Ireland, and internationally and is regulated by national organisations including Ofqual, SQA, DfES and CCEA.

Underpinning this qualification you will develop a sound knowledge of health and safety practices in a salon environment and how to promote client care and communications in beauty related industries. You will also develop an underpinning knowledge and understanding of the practical skills learned throughout this qualification.

Course structure

This qualification comprises both theory and practical elements. The theory part of the qualification is completed as home-study making this an ideal route for those who wish to study flexibly around other commitments. This includes written assignments and knowledge testing quizzes as required by the awarding body VTCT.

This is focused around health and safety, client care and communication, anatomy and physiology, hair removal and skin rejuvenation.

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

There are no VTCT external papers, therefore the written assignments are quite in depth and will require time and commitment.

At the time of enrolment on your qualification, you will have access to your study materials (including: manual, power point presentations, worksheets and our Student Handbook). Once you have completed all theory coursework and it has been submitted and marked by an assessor, you will arrange to attend 3 practical assessment days to achieve your VTCT qualification. You will have your skills assessed in a real working environment within our academy and will complete case studies at this time. You will be fully competent in working on all areas of the body for hair removal and treating clients for photo rejuvenation, red veins, pigmentation and acne.

Classes will run from 10am – 4pm. There will be a quick re-cap on the theory you have studied at home to confirm knowledge and answer any questions, however the majority of the training days will be spent acquiring and demonstrating your practical skills including the consultation process.

Once you have completed your assessment days and deemed to be competent you will receive an ABT accredited certificate from the Beacon Academy to allow you to obtain Public Liability Insurance so you can start offering treatments to paying clients from home and/or in employment.  You will then receive your VTCT qualification certificate (this can take up to 12 weeks to be released from the awarding body VTCT).

We have a Support Team that is on hand to answer any of your questions via email and we will get back to you before the end of the working day.

Course Benefits

The VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatments is an advanced qualification that has been specifically designed for beauty therapists or those wishing to embark on a career in laser or tattoo removal.

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.

It is focused on reducing hair growth and photo rejuvenation of the skin using intense pulse light and laser treatments. This qualification requires you to develop skills to carry out IPL and laser treatments, starting at the consultation procedure. You will gather evidence in a real working environment - our clinic, with our state of the art technologies.You will gain experience in both laser and IPL technologies. We have performed thousands of laser treatments within the clinic and you will complete the course feeling confident to aspire to promotion as an advanced beauty therapist providing laser and IPL services within a beauty salon, or to work solely with laser/ IPL  and/ or progress to tattoo removal.

Entry Requirements

Entry onto this qualification can be via previous attainment of a Level 3 qualification in a relevant discipline prior to undertaking this qualification. Your centre will have ensured that you have the required knowledge, understanding and skills to enrol and successfully achieve this qualification.

Why choose us?

We offer high-quality VTCT accredited training with experienced tutors, professional equipment and a great atmosphere to train in. Our training centre is medically led, is well-equipped, within easy reach of public transport and regularly inspected by the awarding body (VTCT); to ensure we are giving you the best service for your money. We pride ourselves on working with only qualified and industry experienced tutors who are friendly, welcoming and happy to go the extra mile to deliver the very best student experience possible.

All courses are run as smaller groups than most other providers, allowing plenty of opportunity to ask questions or seek further support if required. Our training centres are permanent and exclusive to us and they are always set-up ready to begin your training. All centres have the very latest equipment and products required to adhere to industry standards.

If for any reason you feel you the need to return for further training we are more than happy to facilitate this within 3 months of original training.

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