More and  more insurance companies and local borough’s are asking for Level 4 Laser & IPL qualification and with new legislation on the horizon, it is now more important than ever that you do the Level 4 Laser course

If you want to work in the laser industry and have no previous qualifications in this industry, then you need to do the beginners course to become a laser therapist

The NVQ Level 4 Laser Course trains technicians to the highest possible standards using the latest most effect laser equipment in treating hair removal and skin rejuvenation.  Your training will cover skills to perform advanced skin analysis including learning all the Fitzpatrick skin types, enabling you to identify clients suitable for intense light and laser system treatments and formulate a specific course treatment plan to suit the individual client needs.

Within the skin rejuvenation unit, you will learn how to use laser/IPL to treat a multitude of skin conditions including fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, sun spots and freckles, sun damaged skin, acne and pigmentation marks.

Throughout your Level 4 Laser course you will develop a comprehensive understanding of managing safe working practices and how to identify and control hazards within an aesthetic clinic or beauty salon environment.

The Level 4 Laser course will include:

Overview of IPL and Laser

  • 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 and hair biology
  • The causes and definitions of hair growth, hair and effects of hormones
  • Different types of hair growth.
  • Skin types

Carrying out a consultation

  • Patient consultation and communication
  • Detailed paperwork
  • Skin types and their impact on laser settings
  • Consent forms
  • Information including medical contra-indications
  • Pre-treatment considerations
  • How to take a client’s medical history
  • Circumstances in which a doctor’s referral or approval is required
  • 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


  • How to prepare a client for treatment
  • Live demonstrations
  • Practice sessions for students to perform laser hair removal treatments on various areas and hair types
  • Practice sessions for students to perform laser thread vein removal treatments
  • Practice sessions for students to perform laser photo-rejuvenation.
  • Product insight to match kin types with professional products.

Course Structure

Aside from your practical training, Much of the Level 4 Laser qualification is completed as home-study, making this an ideal route for those who wish to study flexibly around other commitments. The practical training days required for the course will run from 10am – 4pm, although we ask students to arrive at 9.45am to ensure a prompt start. You will learn the theory of the treatment firstly, and spend the majority of the training days acquiring and demonstrating your practical skills, with a short break for lunch.

Assessment is continuous and consists of practical assessments, oral questions, tests and written assignments. You will provide evidence to determine whether you have reached a level of competence. Written assessment papers will provide further evidence of your knowledge and understanding of the subject. The collation of the assessments will be contained in a portfolio which will contain all document feedback sheets, written assessment/projects/assignments.

Once you have completed all training and coursework, you will arrange to attend a multiple choice written assessment day and practical assessment days to achieve your VTCT qualification.

Entry Requirements

Level 4 Laser requires you to have a minimum of level 3. Our beginner courses are suitable for complete beginners and do not require any prior learning to be able to train with us; many of our students are not beauty trained and are looking to start up a business in the industry. We welcome students of all abilities, whether you are looking to learn a new skill from scratch or currently working as a therapist and looking to refresh your knowledge of particular treatments.

Students will require a good command of spoken and written English to complete the VTCT qualification.

What is included?

We do provide study materials to assist you in completion of your written coursework & in preparation for your assessments. Students will require products/tools at home and to arrange models to complete their coursework/assessments. All products and tools are provided for the training days at the centre when you attend. No kit is required to complete the training days, nor included in the course fee. Tea & coffee are provided on the training days.

Career Progression

All of our diploma courses enable you to work from both home and mobile offering the specialised treatment(s) that you have completed. You can start earning by offering treatments to paying clients as soon as you have obtained your insurance.

The Level 4 Laser course is perfect for those looking to move into a career within advanced aesthetic treatments, gaining this qualification could see you working in any of the following fields:

  • Aesthetic Clinic
  • Beauty Salon
  • Medi Spa
  • Running your own Aesthetic business

We also offer a course on Setting up a Skin Clinic to help you create your own business

All courses are run as small groups (4/5 people) which allows plenty of opportunity to ask questions or seek further support if required. This also ensures that over the few days, you will have lots of models to practice on.

All of our tutors specialise in Aesthetics and have worked in the industry for years. Our college curriculum is based around moving into advanced skin treatments not just learning beauty facials.

All centres have the very latest equipment and products required to adhere to industry standards. We also have an on-going Support Team and a Facebook group available to answer any query you may have regarding your training with us.


We do provide study materials to assist you in completion of your written coursework & in preparation for your assessments.

All products and tools are provided for the training days at the centre when you attend. No kit is required to complete the training days, nor included in the course fee. Tea & coffee are provided on the training days.

Level 4 Laser Course Cost

Course Fee: £1200 + VAT 

Course Duration:

8 Week Course

Online Module and assignments to be completed first

4 Days practical attendance 

1 day exam

Entry Requirements: Level 3 Qualification in A&P or Facial Skincare

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