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VTCT Advanced Aesthetics Courses

Aesthetics Laser & IPL “Core of Knowledge” Training (30 CPD points)

1 day course - Online (Live Training)

FEE: £150.00

The Core of Knowledge training is the pre-requisite requirement to doing the VTCT Level 4 in IPL/Laser. It is aimed at equipping you with essential knowledge about laser and light technology. This course delves into the interaction of light with skin to generate particular biological outcomes and emphasises safe usage of laser and intense pulsed light (IPL).

  • Covers all existing regulations and guidance, ensuring full compliance

  • Online live teaching with a tutor delivering the course onscreen

  • Quality assured and CPD approved

  • Certificated course

Topic Modules:

  • Introduction

  • Module 1 – Basic Laser Theory

  • Module 2 – Basic IPL Theory

  • Module 3 – Hazards of Laser/IPL

  • Module 4 – Regulatory Issues

  • Module 5 - Aesthetic Applications of Laser and IPL

  • Module 6 - Practical Issues

  • Module 7 - Equipment Management

A Certificate of Achievement will be issued to candidates who complete the full training course and score 80% of the final test.

Level 4 VTCT Certificate in IPL and Laser    Fee: £1000.00. ***DISCOUNTED UNTIL 31st DECEMBER 2024 TO £895.00***

Fees include all registration fees, training and assessments.  (Fees can be split as £450 deposit, £445 on week 2)

Pre-requisite: Level 3 VTCT required as entry requirement to this course.

4 week course

As of January 2016, the regulatory body states that all therapists wishing to carry out laser or IPL treatments must have the Level 4 qualification. This is now a mandatory requirement.

The insurance companies also require that laser technicians must hold a level 4 laser and IPL certificate in order to be insured. The VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Laser and Intense Pulse Light (IPL) is an advanced qualification that has been specially designed for beauty therapists who would like to qualify as a laser aesthetic technician.


We will help you to develop all the skills required to perform Laser/IPL hair removal treatments and skin rejuvenation. In addition to this, students will learn the basic health and safety precautions for operating laser technology in the salon.


Our training will also cover skills to analyse the hair and skin type, identify any treatment contra-indications, likely contra-actions, and also how to develop a specific course of treatment plan to suit individual client needs.


You will learn the ways to manage safe working practices and how to identify and control hazards in an aesthetic clinic or beauty salon environment.

Course content:

  • 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

This course will provide you with the requisite knowledge, understanding & skills to competently work as a fully qualified IPL/ Laser technician.

VTCT (ITEC) Level 3 Certificate in Access to Aesthetic Therapies


Fees include all registration fees, training & assessments. (Fees can be split: £600 deposit, £450 on week 4 & £450 on week 8)

Pre-requisite: Level 2 VTCT required as entry requirement to this course.

10 week course  (1 day attendance week)

This is an advanced qualification that has been designed uniquely for level 2 qualified beauty therapists or medical experts who want to offer advanced aesthetic treatments. This course is also suitable for individuals who have completed a CPD or accredited pathway and wish to have a regulated pathway for accessing aesthetic courses.

The VTCT (ITEC) Level 3 Certificate in Access to Aesthetics has been developed for individuals who wish to progress on to the higher aesthetics levels. 

This course consist of five units which include:

  • Maintain health and safety in the salon (assessed via written assignments & theory exam)

  • Skin analysis and facial skincare (assessed via practical assessment, assignments & theory exam)

  • Consultation and client care (assessed via written assignments & theory exam)

  • Anatomy, physiology and pathology (assessed via written assignments consisting of a workbook & theory exam)

  • Electrical science (assessed via written assignments & theory exam)

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