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This course is designed for 19+ adults.

The VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatments is a vocationally related qualification and 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 both IPL and laser treatments using our onsite Carlton Clearlight IPLmachine and Nu TriLaze Plus laser machine.

The course is scheduled over 1 day and 1 evening per week and will be a mixture of theory and practical lessons.

  • Sector Overview

    The global laser technology market was sized valued at 3.6 billion pounds in 2022 and it expected to expand at a compound annual growth of 18.4% from 2023-2030. 

    Laser treatments can generate between £200 and £400 per hour so can be transformational to a salon or clinic's revenue and profits. Laser technology can involve a significant investment, perhaps the largest a salon will make.

    The primary purpose of the laser qualification is to prepare learners for employment in the advanced aesthetic industry providing hair reduction and skin rejuvenation treatments using LASER and Intense Pulsed Light Systems.

  • Entry Requirements

    The entry requirements for this course are:

    • Level 3 in Beauty 
    • Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology
    • Assessment 
    • Interview
  • What will I study?

    This course consists of the following modules: 

    • Client care and communication in beauty related industries
    • Laser and light treatments for hair removal
    • Laser and light treatments for skin rejuvenation
    • Management of health, safety and security in the salon
  • How will I be assessed?

    You will be assessed via:

    • Continual assessment throughout the course
    • Written assignments
    • Written/online tests
    • Portfolios of collated study evidence

    Practical assessments are undertaken on paying clients and must be completed in a commercially acceptable timescale.

    In addition to timetabled classes there is provision for independent study time. Students will undertake independent learning, investigation and research and bring this to present and share in subsequent classes.

  • Enrichment

    To further enhance your progression, you will take part in trips and visits, such as Professional Beauty and Salon International. You will also have access to key employers that will deliver guest lectures to build your industry knowledge and create your future.

  • Work Experience

    You will be offered opportunities to actively engage with industry related employers and take part in experiential events to improve your personal development.

  • Progression opportunities

    The completion of this course will allow you to progress onto:

    • Employment
  • Alumni

    Waltham Forest College is a vibrant and aspirational college and will support you to reach your career aspirations. Last year 96% of learners progressed onto a positive destination either to higher levels of study, employment, or an Apprenticeship.

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