VTCT Level 4 Laser & IPL Treatments: Beginner’s & Core of Knowledge (6.5 Days over 3 weeks)




Course Information

  • This is a vocationally related qualification and is 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).
  • The course will cover both theory and practice, which will be delivered by experienced Laser/IPL technicians.
  • At the end of this course, you will reach a very high level of competence at performing Hair Removal and Skin Treatments using Lasers and IPL.
  • You will be able to make an informed decision as to which Laser/IPL course will be suitable for your Salon/Clinic/Surgery.
  • Our training is completely independent, and we do not work for or with any Laser/IPL manufacturing companies.
  • We are a running clinic, therefore, you will be able to gain a lot of practical experience to get you started in this field.
  • On the successful completion of the course, you will be trained to provide expert Laser and IPL treatments.
  • This qualification will satisfy any legal requirements and allow you to gain insurance, therefore, work legally within the industry.

Tea and coffee in the morning – 10:00am start


 


Assessment Day


  • Practical Assessments for Skin treatments.
  • You will be required to bring your own Models

Please note that the centre holds no responsibility to provide Mo

Tea and coffee in the morning – 10:00am start


 


Consultations and Medical Check


  • Medical History
  • Contraindications
  • Conditions to be cautious of
  • Photosensitive medications
  • Underlying medical conditions that affect treatment
  • Client concerns & Expectations from treatment
  • Assessment of Hair & Skin Type
  • What to expect during & after treatment
  • Pre, peri and post-op considerations
  • Possible Side Effects of treatment
  • Pre and post treatment care
  • Effects of Sun Exposure
  • Giving client an opportunity to ask Questions
  • Importance of Photographs
  • Consent Forms & Record Sheets

Performing Treatment


  • Preparation of Skin before treatment
  • Performing a Test Patch
  • Waiting time between test patch & treatment
  • Requirement of Recording treatment Parameters
  • Clinic documentation including consent forms, record sheets, advice sheets
  • Choosing correct equipment

Challenging cases


  • Managing client expectations
  • How to deal with challenging cases
  • Laser and IPL – issues with “permanent” hair removal
  • Main points to be careful of

Practical Exercise


  • Role play – Practical consultations
  • Role play – choosing parameters
  • Procedure for performing a Test Patch

Lunch provided


Practical Hands on Laser Hair Removal


  • Afternoon full demonstration of Laser hair removal treatments.
  • Practical on performing Laser hair removal treatments on various hair and skin types.
  • Product knowledge and professional products used.
  • Assignments and work to take away for the week

Work towards completing the portfolio

Tea and coffee in the morning – 10:00am start


 


Advanced Skin treatments


  • Introduction to Lasers & IPL in the use of Skin treatments
  • Skin Rejuvenation – Superficial Damage, Redness, Brown Pigmentation, Fine Lines
  • Skin Tightening – How wrinkles are caused, Collagen production, Selecting Patients for skin tightening, Mechanisms of Action, Techniques, Clinical endpoints
  • Pigmented Lesions – What are they?
  • Epidermal Pigment: Age Spots, Sunspots, Freckles, Cafe au lait, birthmarks, Beckers Naevi
  • Dermal Pigment: Nevus of Ito, Nevus of Ota, Blue Naevi, Congenital Melanocytic Nevi (CMN)
  • Mixed Component Pigment: Melasma/Cholasma, Naevus Spillus, Post-inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH), Drug-induced pigmentation (e.g. Minocycline)
  • Warnings of Melanomas: how to detect and what to do

Vascular


  • Vascular: Port Wine Stains, Hemangiomas, Cherry angiomas, Venous Lake, Spider Nevi, Facial Veins, Leg Veins
  • What causes them?
  • What you can treat & what you cannot treat?
  • Which Laser & IPL devices you can use?
  • Vessel diameter
  • Depth of penetration
  • Vessel actions
  • Vascular Lasers
  • Selecting correct Parameters
  • Epidermal Cooling
  • Vessel visualisation
  • Clinical Endpoints
  • Consent Forms, Record Sheets, Advice Sheets for skin treatments

Lunch Provided


Practical Hands on


  • Practical performing Laser skin tightening
  • Practical performing Laser skin Rejuvenation
  • Practical performing Photo Rejuvenation
  • Practical performing Pigmented Lesions – Face and Body
  • Practical performing Vascular Treatments – Face and Body
  • Product knowledge and professional products used

Tea and coffee in the morning – 10:00am start


 


Practical Training


  • Practical Training for hair removal
  • Practical Training for Skin treatments.

If you require more support or practice we are more than happy to accommodate your needs.

Tea and coffee in the morning – 10:00am start


 


Assessment Day


  • Practical Assessments for Laser hair removal
  • You will be required to bring your own Models

Please note that the centre holds no responsibility to provide Models.

Tea and coffee in the morning – 10:00am start


 


Assessment Day


  • Practical Assessments for Skin treatments.
  • You will be required to bring your own Models

Please note that the centre holds no responsibility to provide Models.

Course Aims

The aim of our Level 4 course is to enable you to be a competent therapist to perform Laser and Light Treatments.

  • The course is designed to enable you the opportunity to gain the necessary academic qualification to gain entry into this profession and gain insurance.
  • The Level 4 Qualification will be a legal requirement for anyone wishing to perform Laser and IPL Treatments.
  • If you are new to this industry it will cover everything you need to know


Entry Requirements

  • Suitable for Therapist who have No Experience using Laser or IPL, but have the following;
  • A Level 2 and Level 3 NVQ
  • This course is completed in 3 weeks.


Course Dates

  • Click here to see the Course dates…

  • Our course dates vary for different training centres. Please have a look at our course date calendar to find a suitable date and venue.
  • Our courses get filled quickly, so we advise you to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Venue

The course takes place at the following venue.


  • Aesthetic Laser Training London

     London Laser Clinic

    12 Holmstall Parade

     Edgware Road, Burnt Oak HA8 5HX

    0800 050 2255, 07534 016 120

Click here to Contact Us and/or see our Training Centres

Course Fees

  • £1500.00 for Level 4 Laser and Light
  • £80.00 Registration and Qualification fee
  • £100.00 Assessment and Exam fee
  • £20.00 Uniform (White Tunic must be purchased)
  • £14.00 Course materials
  • £10.00 Post course work logbook

Our pricing policy is very fair and we ensure that all our prices are affordable making our training available to everyone.

Teaching and Assessment Methods

Lectures / Seminars


  • Our trainers are leading professionals in Laser and IPL.
  • Lectures are delivered by experienced Laser practitioners.

Practical


  • Our trainers work with Laser/IPL day in day out, so you will receive the most up to date information.
  • Our courses are run in a specialised Laser / IPL training organisation. 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.

This refines the understanding of the subject area and allows the opportunity to give and receive feedback on performance.

Discussions


  • Discussions are encouraged throughout the training, this allows reflective thinking, Which leads to a deeper understanding of the subject area.
  • There are a lot of differing opinions on the types of Lasers and parameters to use, A discussion clarifies any issues.

Assignments


This satisfies the theory part of the qualification.


  • 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.
  • You can work on the assignments at your own pace, However the quicker you complete them, the quicker you will receive your qualification.
  • 100% support and help will be provided for you to complete this part of the study programme.
  • The assignments can be written or you can use audio-visual media to record the answers.

Observations


This satisfies the practical part of the qualification.


  • 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 you with enough practical experience.
  • You will perform Hair removal treatments using Laser and IPL.
  • You will perform Skin tightening, Skin rejuvenation, Red blood spots,Rosacea, Vein removal and Pigmented lesions removal using Lasers.

Portfolio


  • As part of this course, You will be required to produce a portfolio.
  • All evidence will need to 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 to 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.

Ongoing Support

  • We aim to give you the highest standard of training, if you feel you need more time or more practical training you can join more practical classes.
  • We also provide follow up support, So if you do have any questions or are unsure of anything we are there to help. We provide a student area on our website. This will give you access to forms, treatment protocols and procedures, list of suppliers and articles. Full 100% support will be provided to complete your assignments and portfolio.

Additional Information

Models


  • All student must be willing to participate with each other.
  • You will be required to bring models in for your assessments. Advance notice will be provided.
  • Please note that the centre holds no responsibility to provide models.

Uniform


  • You will need to purchase a white tunic.
  • Hair must be tied up and nails need to be short.
  • Comfortable footwear must be worn.

Refreshments


  • Tea, Coffee and other refreshments will be provided throughout the day.
  • Lunch will be provided on all days, with both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options (All the food is Halal).
  • If you have other specific dietary requirements, Please inform us in advance so we can make arrangements.

Resources Kit


You need to bring the following,


  • A4 lever arch file
  • Dividers
  • Notepad

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