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Ofqual Regulated Level 4 Courses

Frequent start dates - contact us or visit our course calendar for our latest start dates.  Fully inclusive of registration fees and certificate.
Why Study Level 4 courses 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 pursue 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 Practitioners (JCCP).


The Level 4 Certificate in Laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatments will allow you to carry out Laser, IPL or LED Therapies (Hair removal, non-ablative skin rejuvenation and treatment of benign sun-related hyper-pigmentation.  LED for Acne).


In the coming months the JCCP will be opening their voluntary registers and the leading insurance companies that cover aesthetic 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 premiums for those without a level 4 qualification wishing to carry out the treatments specified above.

What Will I Study?
Focus Awards - Level 4 Certificate in Laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatments
4 week Fast Track Course - £2,000
Intensive 3 day Course - £2,200 - subject to experience.


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

The units you would study are:

  • Management of health, safety and security in the salon

  • Client care and communication in beauty-related industries

  • Laser and light treatments for hair removal

  • Laser and light treatments for skin rejuvenation

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

Focus Awards - Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Skin Science and Clinical Aesthetic Procedures
£4,000 - contact us for frequent start dates


The Level 4 Diploma in Advance Skin Science and Clinical Aesthetic Procedures

The primary outcome of the Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Beauty Therapy is to prepare you to enter the beauty therapy sector as an advanced senior beauty therapist.
The Course content includes:

  • Facial Anatomy and Physiology

  • Provide investigative consultation and advanced skin assessment

  • Provide Dermaplaning Treatments

  • Chemical Skin Peeling

  • Thermolysis and Cryotherapy for Blemish Removal Treatments

  • Aesthetic Practice Core Knowledge

  • Advanced Skin Science

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 Can I Do After The Course?

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

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