VTCT Level 5 Laser Tattoo Removal

Qualification code: 603/2907/5
Credit Value: 31




£ 2500 inclusive


Level 4 Laser & IPL

Summary Description of Course

  • Internationally recognised Level 5 Qualification in Tattoo Removal awarded by VTCT.
  • Necessary for anyone wanting to gain entry into Laser Tattoo Removal and work effectively as a fully commercial Laser tattoo removal practitioner.
    Learn the fastest growing profitable Laser procedure in the aesthetic industry.
  • This is the only recognised Tattoo Removal qualification that satisfies Insurance requirements and Council Regulations.
  • Training will take place in a running clinic so you will be able to treat real clients and gain a huge amount of Laser tattoo removal experience. 

You’ll walk away with

A VTCT Qualification in Level 5 Laser Tattoo Removal & Knowledge of: 

  • Identification of Fitzpatrick Skin Types
  • Laser systems used for Tattoo Removal 
  • Treating different skin types, tattoo colours & tattoo inks

What Next?

  • Advanced Laser Diploma


  • The VTCT (ITEC) Level 5 Certificate in Laser Tattoo Removal is an advanced therapy qualification aimed at level 4 qualified practitioners, who wish to add this therapy to their repertoire of treatment offerings. 
  • This qualification is informed by employers and national occupational standards for beauty therapy and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a fully commercial laser tattoo removal practitioner. Learners must achieve all mandatory units which include:
  • Principles and practice of non-medical aesthetic therapies
  • Advanced consultation for non-medical aesthetic therapies
  • Advanced skin care for non-medical aesthetic therapies
  • Remove or fade tattoos using Q Switched Laser systems
  • Throughout this qualification, learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology and health and safety pertaining to level 5 aesthetic therapies. They will also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to consult with and analyse clients whilst providing laser tattoo removal treatments. In parallel, learners will develop their communication and customer service skills and widen their knowledge of the principles and practices of aesthetic therapies, all of which are valued highly by employers.

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


  • Introduction to Lasers and IPL
  • What does Permanent Hair Reduction mean?

Laser Physics

  • What is a Laser? What is an IPL?
  • Electromagnetic Spectrum
  • How Laser and IPLs are built
  • Specifications & Variables
  • Difference between Laser and IPL
  • Advantages & disadvantages of Laser & IPL

Different types of Equipment

  • Different types of Laser and IPLs
  • Types of Cooling Devices

Hazards & Safety of Laser/IPL

  • Laser/IPL Safety
  • Hazards of Lasers/IPL
  • Set up of Treatment Room

Hair Anatomy & Biology

  • Parts of the hair
  • Types of hair
  • Hair Growth Cycle
  • Correct time intervals for Face and Body treatments
  • Hair growth chart
  • Factors affecting hair growth

Fitzpatrick Skin Types

  • Evaluation of different skin types

How Laser works

  • Laser and Light depilation – mechanisms of action

Laser Parameters

  • Selecting correct parameters – spot size, pulse duration, Fluence
  • End points which determine success of the treatment
  • Effects of changing the parameters

Other Considerations

  • Dealing with untoward cases – Burns
  • Factors which influence success of Laser treatment, Hormonal conditions & other underlying medications.

Lunch Provided

Practical Hands on

  • Afternoon Practical Exercises
  • How to correctly handle equipment
  • Laser and IPL safety
  • Correct Goggles for client and therapist
  • Practical exercise on Laser and overlap theory
  • Role play – selecting correct parameters

Assignments and work given – work towards completing the portfolio

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: 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 – Level 4 Laser & IPL Treatment

  • 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 – Level 4 Laser & IPL Treatment

  • 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.

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

  • Hygiene health and safety
  • Relevant anatomy and physiology
  • Products and equipment required
  • Consultation procedures
  • Contraindications to treatment
  • Skin diagnosis
  • Cleansing, toning and moisturising
  • Exfoliation
  • Extractions
  • Massage movements
  • Selection, mixing and application of different types of face masque

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

Assessment Day – VRQ Level 2 Facial Award

  • 3 Assessments on live clients
  • 1 Assignment
  • 2 Exams

Lectures / Seminars

  • Our trainers are leading professionals in the Beauty and  Laser and IPL.
  • Lectures are delivered by experienced Educators.


  • 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 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.


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.


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 Facial Treatments
  • You will perform Facial/Body Electricals
  • You will perform Massage
  • You will perform Indian Head
  • You will perform Electrolysis
  • 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.


  • 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.

Work Experience

We offer short work experience days for all our students. Students will be place in one of our 5 running clinics. This is invaluable experience and will enable you to secure a job.

Real Running Clinic

We go beyond the syllabus. All our courses take place in a real clinic environment. We believe it is important for Learners to have the opportunity to learn as if they were in a real salon, particularly because this qualification leads to employment in such a client-centred and service orientated sector.

Models Provided

You don’t need to worry about providing models for your assessment. Unlike other training schools we are a running clinic so have access to clients that can be your models for assessment.


Our Trainers are leaders in the Beauty and Laser Industry. They can pass on years of knowledge and their practical experience to you.We have endless testimonials on students who have trained with us.

Our Courses

Our courses are internationally recognised and will satisfy insurance requirements. We will ensure that you reach a high standard of education and are competent in your chosen subject of study so you can move straight into the job industry. Most of our students secure jobs or set out to open their own salons or clinics.

Careers Support

We will provide you further ongoing support and we are there to help you reach your goal, whether its securing a job with a top chain clinic or salon or opening your dream clinic.

Student Portal

You will gain access to our Student Portal that will support you throughout your study. This student portal has all the Lectures and other resources and materials and Assignments to help complete your portfolio.

Online Student Shop

We have an online shop with student discount to purchase your own kits and any supplies you require.

Servicing Contracts for Lasers

We provide full servicing contract for all Laser and IPL equipment so can give you a idea on cost and consumable you will require with your Laser and IPL equipment.

LPA Services

We provide core of knowledge courses alongside our Laser courses and provide LPA Services. An LPA is a Laser Protection Advisor who will check your laser room is safe and write your clinic local rules. This is a requirement for local council and Insurance purposes.

Clinic Consultancy

Bespoke one to one consultation on how to open your own Clinic and advise on purchasing correct equipment and products. We also offer Franchise opportunities of our London Laser Clinic Chain.


We work closely with top manufacturers in the Aesthetic Industry and provide refurbished equipment. We can sit with you to find the most suitable equipment for your needs, this depends on your budge, market demographics, your specialisation and other factors.

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Road, Colindale HA8 5HX

12 Holmstall Parade, Edgware
Road, Colindale HA8 5HX

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