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

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VTCT Level 4 Courses

4 week Fast Track Course - £2,000
Intensive 3 day Course - £2,200 - subject to experience.
Frequent start dates throughout 2019 - contact us or visit our course calendar for our latest start dates.  Fully inclusive of VTCT registration fees and certificate.
Why Study Laser and IPL Treatments at the Essex Beauty Training School?

At the Essex Beauty Training School we understand that everyone has different needs.  We never have more than 4 people in class which ensures we can devote the time you need and tailor your course to you.


We offer flexible payment plans, allowing you to pay for your qualification over the duration of the course.


Our Level 4 qualification in Beauty Therapy is designed for therapists that already hold a level 3 qualification in beauty.  If you're not sure if you have the correct qualifications, please contact us to discuss.


If you are looking to persue a career in Aesthetic Beauty, soon you will need to hold a level 4 qualification.  This is due to the developing regulations from the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practicioners (JCCP).


The level 4 will allow you to carry out Chemical Peels (to the stratum corneum only), Microneedling (up to 0.5mm with a manual device) and Laser, IPL or LED Therapies (Hair removal, non-ablative skin rejuvenation and treatment of benign sun-related hyperpigmentation.  LED for Acne).


In the coming months the JCCP will be opening their voluntary registers and the leading insurance companies that cover aestetic treatments are actively working with the JCCP to establish better industry standards,  this will mean, in time insurance companies will start to deny insurance to therapists that don't hold a level 4 qualification, or they may start increasing the therapists preminums for those without a level 4 qualifcation wishing to carry out the treatments specifed above.

What Will I Study?

The VTCT Level 4 course content includes:

  • Laser Physics

  • Definition of Laser

  • Laser Classification

  • The difference between Laser and IPL.

  • Types of medical and hair removal lasers – How to choose the right laser  

  • Skin anatomy and hair biology

  • Hair growth

Carrying out a consultation

  • Patient consultation and communication

  • Detailed paperwork

  • Skin typing and the impact on laser settings

  • Consent forms – everything you need to know.

  • Information including medical contra-indications

  • Client medical history

  • Circumstances in which a doctor’s referral or approval is required

  • Drugs list for not treating client 

  • Aftercare and homecare advice.

  • The correct use of ‘Treatment Log books'


  • Patch testing procedure

  • Treatment protocols,

  • Effectiveness of treatments

  • Length between sessions,

  • Conditions to be treated

  • Safe parameters of laser machines for effective treatments

  • Describing the physical sensation of the treatment to the client

  • Adverse reactions and what to do

  • Treating acne, rosacea, thread veins, pigmentation with laser/IPL systems

  • Effects of hormones

Frequently Asked Questions


When do your Level 4 Courses run?

Our courses for Level 4 start at least once a month.  For the latest course dates, please contact us on any of our contact details.


Can I pay in installments?

We offer flexible payment plans, allowing you to pay for your Level 4 qualification over the duration of the course.  Please contact us if you would like to discuss a payment plan.


Do I Need a Uniform?

You will be required to wear a black or white tunic with black trousers.


What Qualification Will I Receive?

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


What Can I Do After The Course?

On completion, you can progress to Aesthetic Beauty treatments - Chemical Peels, Microneedling, LED Therapies for Acne.