VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatments

Expand your service offerings, attract new clients, and elevate your career in aesthetics with our comprehensive Laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatments course. This VTCT Level 4 qualification equips you with the knowledge and skills to safely and effectively perform in-demand light-based treatments.

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Course Highlights

Only one full day a week for 8 weeks

Blended learning: online and classroom

Valuable certificate accredited by VTCT

96% Pass Rate

Choose this course if:

You’re a Level 3 Beauty Therapist: This course builds on your existing skincare knowledge and elevates it to the world of advanced laser and light-based treatments. Expand your skill set and treatment menu!
You Want to Expand Your Services: Offer highly sought-after laser and IPL treatments for hair removal, skin rejuvenation, and more. Attract new clients and boost your earning potential.
Precision & Science Drive You: You have a keen eye for detail and a passion for understanding the science behind laser and light interaction with skin. This course offers the perfect blend of technical knowledge and practical application.
Communication & Client Focus Are Key: You enjoy consultations and building trust with clients. Learn to effectively assess skin types, recommend suitable treatments, and achieve exceptional client satisfaction.
Lifelong Learner: You’re passionate about mastering cutting-edge technologies and staying current in the ever-evolving aesthetics industry. This course equips you with the latest advancements in laser and IPL treatments.
Driven by Client Transformations: You thrive in a dynamic environment and are motivated by witnessing the confidence boost clients experience with successful laser and IPL treatments.

This course is designed for experienced beauty therapists seeking to elevate their careers by specialising in laser and IPL treatments. Gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to become a leader in advanced aesthetics.

Do you want…

Flexibility? This course fits around your existing commitments, launching your path to a fulfilling career as a Micropigmentation Artist.
Freedom & Control? Build your client base, set your own rates, and be your own boss as a freelance Micropigmentation specialist, or thrive in a spa or salon setting.
Creative Impact? Combine your artistic vision with meticulous application to transform your clients’ features and boost their confidence through beautiful, natural-looking micropigmentation.
Next-Level Skills & Earning Potential? Master advanced techniques, elevate your beauty expertise as a Micropigmentation Artist, and monetise your passion for permanent makeup artistry.
A Quick Start? Get started on your exciting new career as a Micropigmentation Artist today!

If you…

Flexibility? This course fits around your existing commitments, launching your path to a fulfilling career as a Laser & IPL Specialist. Balance your studies with other responsibilities and gain the skills to thrive in a dynamic field.
Freedom & Control? Build your client base, set your own rates, and be your own boss as a freelance Laser & IPL specialist, or leverage your expertise in a spa or salon setting. The choice is yours!
Cutting-Edge Technology? Master the science behind Laser & IPL treatments and utilise advanced equipment to achieve safe and effective results for your clients.
Next-Level Skills & Earning Potential? Expand your service menu with in-demand laser and IPL treatments for hair removal, skin rejuvenation, and more. This course elevates your expertise and opens doors to increased earning potential.
A Quick Start? Get started on your exciting new career as a Laser & IPL Specialist today! This course provides the focused training you need to hit the ground running.
Become a Laser & IPL Specialist and Light Up Your Aesthetics Career! Enrol Today!

This comprehensive course equips you with the knowledge and skills to excel in the world of laser and intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments. You’ll gain a strong foundation in

Client Care & Communication: Develop exceptional communication skills to conduct thorough consultations, understand client expectations, and provide personalised treatment plans and aftercare instructions.
Laser & Light Treatments for Hair Removal: Master advanced techniques for safe and effective laser hair removal on various skin types and body areas.
Laser & Light Treatments for Skin Rejuvenation: Learn to utilise IPL and laser technologies to address concerns like wrinkles, sun damage, acne scarring, and uneven skin tone.
Safety & Hygiene: Implement industry-standard protocols for infection control, sterilisation, and client safety within the salon environment.
Management of Health, Safety & Security: Gain a thorough understanding of health and safety regulations, accident prevention, and security measures to ensure a safe and professional work environment for both yourself and your clients.
Skin Science: Gain in-depth knowledge of skin anatomy, physiology, and how different skin types react to laser and IPL treatments.
Empower yourself to provide transformative client experiences with the power of laser and light! Enroll today!

You also get:

Unlimited guidance and strategic planning sessions with our careers advisor and access after you graduate. He will work with you to discover what career path you enjoy in the beauty therapy industry and help to set you up for employment, no matter what avenue you choose, e.g freelance, rent a chair in a salon or opening up your own salon. You also have free access to our vacancy database to help you find employment when you graduate

Access to the FREE website builder

You don’t have to rely on willpower and panic to create your professional website, or even pay a penny to a web hosting company.

Take full advantage of our FREE website builder that includes everything from your portfolio, an about me page to a contact form where clients can request your services by sending you an email that will be redirected to your personal email address.

It’s simple, create your quick website using the pre-edited sections, all you have to do is plug in your personality, upload your photos and you are ready to book clients!

What will I achieve?

When you graduate, you’ll receive an internationally recognised VTCT Level 4 Certificate. The qualification is Ofqual regulated and appears on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). Offered exclusively through VTCT, who are setting the industry standard for excellence and safety. You can work in the beauty industry straight away or choose to develop your skills with further training.

You can complete this course in just 2 months!

Learn from Industry Professionals:

At CPBA we have 12 Years of experience in training experts in the beauty sector, we also teach employment strategies for people who want to gain a career in the beauty industry. We have helped 10,000 job seekers go from struggling to land a job interview to living their dream job.

How long is the course?

You can graduate in 8 weeks by attending 1 day per week in the centre. This is your fast track way to launch a new career. You NEED to have a passion in beauty therapy and commit to practising the techniques in your spare time to fully benefit from the quick pace.

How will I learn?

Experience hands-on training with industry professionals at our training centre. Our tutors are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals, guiding you through practical lessons with practice on both fellow students and real clients. They’ll challenge you to reach your full potential.

Theory meets practice seamlessly with our unique blend of classroom sessions and online learning platform. You’ll delve into the theory in our classroom environment, where our tutors provide personalised attention in small groups of no more than 5 students.

To ensure comprehensive learning, learners are required to complete a minimum of 6 final practical assessments covering IPL and laser treatments to the full body. Our structured curriculum ensures that you’re well-prepared for success in the laser and IPL industry.

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Requirements

*Aged 18 or over
*Level 2 Facial and Level 3 beauty therapy regulated qualification
*A passion to work in beauty therapy
*To wear an aesthetics uniform including black flat shoes

How to pay for the course:

Empower yourself with a sought-after skill for just £1974. This comprehensive course equips you with the knowledge and practical experience to excel in the world of skin needling.

Flexible Payment Options:

We understand that education is an investment. To make this program accessible, we offer:

  • Payment Plans: Spread the cost over manageable instalments.
  • Financing Options: Explore financing options to fit your budget.

Don’t let financial limitations hold you back. Take the first step towards a rewarding career in aesthetics!

What career opportunities do I have?

You can work…

  • Laser & IPL Specialist: This is the direct route, allowing you to specialise in offering in-demand laser hair removal, skin rejuvenation, and pigmentation correction treatments. You can work in salons, spas, medical spas, or even freelance, building your own clientele.
  • Aesthetic Practitioner: Combine laser and IPL treatments with other aesthetic services like facials, chemical peels, or microneedling to expand your treatment menu and attract a wider range of clients seeking comprehensive solutions.
  • Clinic Assistant: Gain valuable experience in a medical spa or dermatologist’s office, assisting with consultations, client care, and potentially observing advanced laser and other light-based procedures. This can be a stepping stone to further specialisation.
  • Laser Department Lead: In larger clinics or salons with a dedicated laser department, you could leverage your expertise to lead a team of laser & IPL specialists, overseeing treatment delivery and ensuring safety protocols are followed.
  • Medical Aesthetician: With additional training and certifications, you may qualify for roles in medical spas or under the supervision of a dermatologist, performing advanced laser treatments for a wider range of skin concerns.
  • Trainer/Educator: Share your knowledge and passion for laser and IPL aesthetics by becoming a trainer for other professionals seeking to enter this field.
  • Further Education: Pursue additional certifications in other non-medical aesthetic treatments like laser hair removal or chemical peels to become a well-rounded practitioner, enhancing your career prospects and earning potential.
  • Sales Representative: Laser technology companies look for skilled professionals to represent their products and train others on their safe and effective use.
  • Further Education: Pursue additional certifications in complementary aesthetic treatments like microdermabrasion, chemical peels, or advanced laser procedures to become a well-rounded aesthetic practitioner and maximise your earning potential.
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What will I achieve?

When you graduate, you’ll receive an internationally recognised VTCT Level 4 Certificate. The qualification is Ofqual regulated and appears on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). Offered exclusively through VTCT, who are setting the industry standard for excellence and safety. You can work in the beauty industry straight away or choose to develop your skills with further training.

About the Tutors

Nikola Smith
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5 Instructor Rating
12 Reviews
57 Students
2 Courses

I teach Level 2 Barbering and L2/3 Hairdressing at CPBA.
The theory, practical and interaction with the learners are the things I enjoy the most about teaching.
My area of expertise is Cutting.
The reason I decided to go into education is that I wanted to expand my capabilities and share my knowledge.
In my spare time I like to socialise with friends.
My favourite treatment to have is having my nails painted, as I always get complements on the size and shape of my nails.
Melina Williams
Further Info

5 Instructor Rating
6 Reviews
26 Students
2 Courses

I teach Level 2 Barbering at CPBA.
I am also qualified in hairdressing but my dream has always been barbering.
I enjoy teaching because I like interacting with learners and see them grow.
In my spare time I like spending time with my friends.

Reviews

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    Maria

    It was an Excellent course for me

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    Claudia

    It was fantastic, I am happy to have a qualification.

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    Zarif S.

    I’ve done a L2 barbering course and liked the practical approach to training. I will open my own salon soon.

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    M Amar
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    Zydrune O.

    The teaching on my course was very good.

  • MP
    Marius P.

    I’m very satisfied with my course.

  • BA
    Biniam A.

    Very helpful staff and good teacher.

  • CR
    Ciro Russo

    I learned a lot and everything was best for me.

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Gergana Rogleva
Gergana Rogleva
12:15 04 Jun 24
Hi I wanted to ask, did everyone get their certificates as I’m starting this course soon?
Jess S
Jess S
15:43 08 Jan 24
Amazing course have learnt so much new things, trainer is brilliant helped so much
sharene bicknell
sharene bicknell
10:20 11 Dec 23
Chloe Lucas
Chloe Lucas
18:11 20 Nov 23
I came across this training academy by accident and glad I did, I’ve completed the lash and hybrid course and have signed up from brow combo course. The enrolment is quick and easy and the course goes into a lot of theory as well as practical which is really good , I had Maisie as my tutor and she was amazing, nothing was too much trouble for her and she took her time to make sure we understood everything and gave really good feedback during the 4 weeks. I honestly can’t wait to start the next one. 10/10 would recommend
kathie shenton
kathie shenton
18:57 26 Aug 23
I was absolutely delighted that I was one of the lucky ones chosen to do this course.I thoroughly enjoyed it and what made it so worth it was our tutor, who was so professional, kind and patient.Thank you so much Maisie.If I may add something which might help other candidates.If there could be quite a precise list on what we need for the course.Some of us still were not sure of what to order and we had already started. Not knowing the different names of lashes is confusing in the beginning.Thank you.
Robyn Hall
Robyn Hall
14:54 14 Aug 23
Amazing course ! I really enjoyed myself. Thank you to Maisie for being an amazing teacher, she was very friendly and comforting.
Sophie Kelly
Sophie Kelly
12:36 12 Aug 23
The course was okay
Miss Lee
Miss Lee
11:41 15 Apr 23
PAULA COVACI
PAULA COVACI
11:33 12 Oct 22
madison gamble
madison gamble
12:08 09 Oct 22
I enjoyed the course and learned a lot from it. It was a short course but very informative. My tutor Melina Williams was very helpful and friendly. She explained everything very well and clearly.
Elisa Mahmood
Elisa Mahmood
15:10 26 Sep 22
So nice course my teacher Melina helpful i am so so happy :) everyone coming and do it
I love doing this course...from beginning to end. It was worthwhile. I highly recommend 👌 ☺️ 👍 👏 you to do it...The teacher specifically was amazing and very helpful...and you will learn all you need to start your career development. Don't waste time please sign up as soon you can. Best of luck 👍 ✨️ 💓...
Nilza Andrade Hurley
Nilza Andrade Hurley
15:09 26 Sep 22
Justina Miltienyte
Justina Miltienyte
09:27 15 Sep 22
a big thank you to Maisie Anderson for the effort she put into this course to receive the clearest possible information ❤️ thank you for everything I wholeheartedly recommend this academy
Nina Boboc
Nina Boboc
21:09 08 Sep 22
G S
G S
16:09 10 Aug 22
Celia Pestana
Celia Pestana
10:31 14 Jul 22
I had the best teacher for level1 barberingBest place for study hair and beauty
Kinga's Mind
Kinga's Mind
18:55 04 Jul 22
I realy enjoyed the class meetingsHealy she was realy nice and helpfulI realy liked every minutes. Thank you for al I learnThank you so much
kovacs dorina
kovacs dorina
18:34 26 Jun 22
Course was taught by a tutor who was very good in her field of work. I learnt so much and really want to do another course with the company
Kelly Holden
Kelly Holden
15:29 24 Jun 22
dovile sirmaite
dovile sirmaite
20:01 04 Apr 22
Penny Christoforou
Penny Christoforou
13:02 22 Mar 22
Michelle Johns
Michelle Johns
20:43 07 Mar 22
Laura Boaten
Laura Boaten
09:24 01 Mar 22
Robyn Houston
Robyn Houston
13:01 28 Feb 22
Kelly Wickenden
Kelly Wickenden
12:26 26 Feb 22
Tania Sousa
Tania Sousa
22:37 22 Feb 22
I have done 2 course with CPBA the teachers are so helpful courses were fantastic I would definitely recommend to others
Deborah Henry
Deborah Henry
21:37 17 Feb 22
I’m only giving 1* because I finished my course In August and still I haven’t received any diploma which means I can’t find work 🙄There is more than 6 months and nobody seems to care to provide me with my diploma. I spent every week 2 hours traveling to get to the course and learn plus to get the qualifications,but still here I am with no job in the industry because they are requesting my qualifications which I can’t provide
I am completely outraged by the work of CPBA and I do not recommend this school to anyone! I wanted to study Beauty Therapist L2, so before starting the course registration I asked several times what days the training would take place and I was assured that everything would take place on SATURDAYS and TUESDAYS. Since my agenda is very busy, just because a full day of training would have taken place on a SATURDAY, I agreed to fill out an application. When all the paperwork was in place, I received an email that the course would take place on MONDAYS and TUESDAYS! I tried to send them an email to get an explanation of why everything had changed and why I had not been notified of the possible changes! Nobody wanted to reply to me back! My emails were ignored! I intend to report this school to the Department of Education! They took out a loan from the government on my behalf and I can’t even attend the course and come to school because of the changed dates! I am very angry!
Excellent hairdressing course! My tutor offered me all the support I needed. Friendly staff.
Andreea Dedu
Andreea Dedu
13:00 30 Oct 21
RB PRH
RB PRH
05:45 30 Oct 21
Tania Popa
Tania Popa
19:54 29 Oct 21
Rubbish!! I attended the college at Leyton. It was a government funded course and we were meant to receive a bursary to help pay for our travel etc, as I was travelling by train for 1 and a half hours to get there. In total I spent up to £16 a day to get there. They lied to us about the bursary saying that they didn’t do it. After contacting student finance, I found out they did in fact do bursary payments but once confronted they claimed that it was too late to apply. They were extremely rude and didn’t even try to help. They made us pay £160 for equipment that would’ve been a total of £50 on Amazon. The products were NOT GOOD AT ALL. CHEAP PRODUCTS!!! The communication and help they provided was terrible. When help was needed, I was ignored for about two weeks before I got a response.This is not worth it at allAVOID THIS PLACE, ALL THEY CARE ABOUT IS THEIR MONEY.In response to the owners reply, your colleagues have given false information because that is what we were told after finding out about the bursary. I have no intentions of travelling that far, I just wanted to give my honest review.
Faheema Yousofi
Faheema Yousofi
19:09 27 Oct 21
Very disappointing waste of time and money unfortunately, bad managed and poor teaching from beauty level 3 . Unfortunately one year after still haven’t received the certificate
Mariela Stratieva
Mariela Stratieva
15:18 26 Oct 21
Great collage best one I've ever gone 2
Tessa Jane d
Tessa Jane d
12:01 09 Apr 21
Very disappointed! Wont recommend for anyoneFinish hairdressing course through lockdown ? Via zoom camera ? What joke is that?After more then 9months didn’t received my diploma!!! Stuff is ignoring our msg, that’s ridiculous
Lina Visockė
Lina Visockė
20:04 27 Mar 21
Maria Madalina Amariei
Maria Madalina Amariei
17:35 21 Mar 21
I love doing their courses , soon there will be none left for me to do online , ive learnt a completely different trade all together which i never thought id ever do , i never thought pass in a million years! Everyone ive done ive passed 1st time im so proud of myself! And thank you to the college as well for teaching me too. I would recommend this college, as its got me in to nottingham college so thank you x
Lisa Bees
Lisa Bees
16:21 17 Mar 21
I attended in the leyton branch. I have the admit staff were friendly tutor manjola was an excellant teacher i learnt alot and i am a confident hairdresser. But we my whole class (except one) has not recieved our certification we finished july 2020 and still recieved nothing but excuses. I think this is ridiculous. For ages there was no reply at all. We were promised support anytime which we never got.
Jas Raj
Jas Raj
10:09 10 Feb 21
Bibi Lola
Bibi Lola
16:47 10 Jan 21
Just completed gel nail course which was held online due to covid. It was fabulous! So much covered it such a short time without skipping any corners. I feel really lucky to have seen this advertised on Facebook and accepted from application.The course required quick English and maths test along with a small deposit with the promise of a £5 Amazon voucher upon registration. On completion of the course the deposit is refunded.I got the voucher and also having completed the course was also refunded my deposit.The course was held on Zoom so didn't even have to leave the house. I found it very easy to follow and ask questions if needed. All our lessons have been uploaded onto YouTube for our reference after if needed.I wouldn't hesitate to recommend. Although I found the initial application process quite tricky the actual lessons and treatments learned were fabulous.I would definitely sign up for another. The tutor was lovely and very patient and I am really impressed with how everything was done easy on a screen. Way better than travelling to courses and I hope these become a way of teaching for the future. The group I was in for my classes was quite small (I think 7 or 8) so that was nice as well as smaller classes are easier to follow
Katrina Amethyst
Katrina Amethyst
21:03 14 Aug 20
danijela gabric
danijela gabric
15:09 10 Aug 20
I took the online short course for 3 different courses during lockdown and I’m glad I did! Very supportive and opened up so many opportunities for me. Thank you CPBA xx
Sade.Jadexo
Sade.Jadexo
14:02 17 Jul 20
The course made me more confident in my skills as a nail technician. The days fit around my schedule which was really good.
Floyd Harper
Floyd Harper
20:51 16 Jul 20
I have truly enjoyed this short Barbering course. I have learned so much in such a short time so much more than i was excepting, theory and practical. My tutor Syreeta Parris was amazing, so patient, easy going and so informative. The group were lovely and this course was so easy to follow. I loved the live recordings and any clips were send to you the next day by email. I loved it. The CPBA staff were very quick to respond to any emails and you were always kepted in the loop. Thank you again a skill for life.
mary gulliver
mary gulliver
16:14 11 Jul 20
The Eyelash Extension course was great! Maisie was a great tutor, she really helped us all understand the theory and her demonstrations were informative - in now have a new career!
Phoenix Skincare & Ink
Phoenix Skincare & Ink
17:07 02 Jul 20
Very professional approach, nice and helpful teachers. I am very happy with this school ❤️
Katarzyna Krawczyk
Katarzyna Krawczyk
12:05 21 Jun 20
I loved the classic lash online course! Tutor was amazing and communication was excellent! Everyone was very knowledgable and nothing was ever too much of an ask. Thank you Candor I will be seeing you again!
Hannah Marie Pengelly
Hannah Marie Pengelly
15:20 19 Jun 20
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