VTCT Level 4 Laser & IPL for Hair Reduction

Qualification code: 600/4910/8
Credit Value: 10






Level 3 or Level 3 Facial Electrics

Summary Description

  • If you would like to become a Laser Practitioner specialising in just Laser Hair Removal then this qualification covers just that. You will gain an Internationally recognised NVQ Level 4 Certificate in Laser & Light treatments for Hair Removal awarded by VTCT.
  • Qualification is suitable for Therapists who are only interested in specialising in Hair Removal and do not wish to practice performing skin treatments using Lasers. 
  • Perfect for Employers who want to train and qualify their therapist on Laser Hair Removal. 
  • Save time and money by Fast tracking your way to a Level 4 Laser Hair Removal qualification.
  • Training will take place in a running clinic and you will be able to treat real clients and gain a huge amount of Laser hair removal experience. We will teach you using our own bespoke clinical protocols that will make you a confident therapist from the beginning.

You’ll walk away with

A VTCT Qualification in NVQ Level 4 Laser & Light & Knowledge of:

  • Identification of Fitzpatrick Skin Types
  • Laser & IPL Hair Reduction

What Next?

  • Laser Tattoo Removal
  • Advanced Laser Diploma

Level 4 Laser & IPL Hair Reduction

  • This is a vocationally related qualification and is focused on reducing hair growth using Laser and IPL systems. 
  • The course has been designed for those who do not wish to study the Full Level 4 Laser Qualification. You will learn everything you need to know about Laser Hair removal.
  • 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 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 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 plenty 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.


Lectures / Seminars

Our trainers are leading professionals in the Beauty, 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 specialized Laser / IPL training organizations. 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. It 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 and 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.



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, Facial/Body Electricals, Massage including Indian Head, Electrolysis and 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 placed 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 clinic/salon environment, particularly because this qualification leads to employment in such a client-centered and service orientated sector.


Models Provided

You don’t need to worry about providing models during your practical training with us. Unlike other training schools we are a running clinic and you will have the opportunity to work on our clients.



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 goals, 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 an idea on cost and consumables 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.


Help with Lease & Purchase of Laser Equipment

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.


Training Videos

Training on Laser Tattoo Removal

  • Students perform Laser Tattoo Removal on Ankle
  • Q-Switched Laser used with Ice cooling to cool epidermis
  • Clinical Endpoints: Looking for blanching, some whitening of the tattoo, you will see this in the practical. 
  • After care advice was provided to the client. 

Training on Leg Veins

  • The key to successful treatment on Leg Veins is knowing the diameter of the veins. 
  • The students start by measuring the veins using a vein gauge card and then choose the appropriate parameters to treat those veins.
  • End result: reached good clinical endpoints, the blood vessel coagulated and did not refill after performing the Blanche test.

Training on Sunspots & Freckles on Arms

  • This is superficial pigment that lies in the epidermis and easy for the Laser to target and clear.
  • Using the Alexandrite Laser which has a very good melanin absorption.
  • Students use a hole punched paper to mask the surrounding area.
  • No cooling is used before or during the treatment, to heat the pigment up.
  • Clinical endpoints, popping sound, darkening of the pigment, peri-lesional erythema.

Training on Laser Skin Tightening

  • Energy of the Long Pulsed Nd:yag is delivered deep into the dermis.
  • The students use the latest painting technique to heat the skin up between 40 and 43 degrees.
  • The aim of the treatment is to improve laxity and collagen contraction.
  • Full Face and Neck treatment takes 45 Minutes.
  • Clinical endpoints are erythema and warmth on the skin.
  • The client will have no downtime after treatment.

Training on Sunspots & Freckles on Back

  • Training on Sunspots/Freckles on Back.
  • This is superficial pigment that lies in the epidermis and easy for the Laser to target and clear.
  • The client is having her second treatment for sunspot freckle removal. She saw an 80% reduction after her first treatment.
  • Students now use a technique to cover the whole back using a bigger spot to even out the skin as there is not much pigment left.
  • No cooling is used before or during the treatment, to heat the pigment up.
  • Clinical endpoints, popping sound, darkening of the pigment, peri-lesional erythema.

Training on Red Blood Spots / Cherry Angiomas

  • Training on Red Blood Spots/Cherry Angiomas/Campbell de Morgan Spots.
  • Using a Vascular Hand piece on the 1064 Nd:Yag Laser.
  • No cooling used before or during the treatment.
  • Comfortable treatment for client, not much heat felt during the treatment.
  • The lesion turns an ashy colour immediately after treatment and peri-lesional erythema can be seen around the lesion.

Training on Facial Veins

  • Student performing a Face Vein treatment using  a Vascular hand piece.
  • 1064 Nd:Yag Laser used with DCD cooling.
  • The direction of the blood flow is checked before performing the treatment.
  • Clinical Endpoints: Looking for the disappearance of the blood vessel, vessel shrinkage, vessel darkening and sticky blood vessels after blanche test.
  • Client was extremely happy, complete disappearance of the vessel. Face looked clear, she had mild redness but no real downtime.

Training on IPL Photo Rejuvenation

  • The students use an intense pulse light system to provide a Rejuvenation Facial.
  • The Intense Pulse Light system releases precisely controlled short pulses of filtered light, which is delivered through the skin and then absorbed by the targeted damaged tissue. It stimulates the fibroblast cells within the skin that produce collagen and elastin.
  • The students apply a thin layer of chill gel to the area. The light application is placed onto the skin and a short pulse of light is released. The hand piece is then moved to neighbouring areas and the process is repeated until the entire area is treated.

Training on Acne & Acne Scarring

Students assess the skin to check the grade of Acne.

They decide the treatment protocol.

The client has mild active acne lesions & redness left from Acne. His mild active Acne & redness can be treated very well with IPL Photo Facial. The IPL light will destroy bacteria from Acne and treat vascular redness at the same time. 

The clients pitted Acne scarring can only be treated with CO2 Laser Resurfacing. 

Training on Laser Hair Removal on Face

Students learn to use the laser to treat clients face. 

Full face laser hair removal requires skill and technique and you have to be extremely cautious. 

Need to learn the technique of shaving, cleansing, marking and performing the treatment accurately. 

Clients face is left completely smooth and silky after the treatment. 

Training on Laser Paper Exercise

Students practice Laser technique on Black paper card before treating real clients. 

The idea is to build confidence with hand eye coordination. Learning to work at a comfortable pace to have full coverage, 10-15% overlap, and holding laser at correct angle. 

Student build confidence quickly and write Laser their First Names on Black card. 

Training on Laser Hair Removal Theory

Learning the theory behind Laser is important when it comes to practical. 

Students learn about different Laser & IPL Devices, Wavelengths, Cooling Devices, Hair Biology, Hair Growth Cycle. 

You will learn about client consultations, treatment intervals, results, maintenance sessions, preparation before treatment, after care advice. 

Training on Face Test Patch

Students learn how to perform Laser Hair Removal Patch test on Face. 

Its crucial that a client is always Patch tested before any treatment can go ahead. The test patch on face should always be carried out on an inconspicuous area.

A test patch rules out any adverse reactions on the skin and allows the therapist to check suitable parameters for clients skin. 

Training on Laser Hair Removal on Asian Skin

Students learn how to treat dark skin with Laser Hair Removal. 

Only the Nd:Yag Laser should be used for darker skin types 4-6. The Nd:Yag Laser has less melanin absorption which means its the safest for darker skin types. 

The students learn to set parameters according to hair and skin colour. 

Training on Men's Laser Hair Removal

Students perform Laser Hair Removal on a Male Client. 

Popular Male areas include Back, Chest and Abdomen Areas, although some Male clients have Full Body Laser Hair Removal treatment. 

Male clients have thicker darker follicles and may be a little pain sensitive therefore therapist must understand how to adjust parameters accordingly. 

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