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


We are the 1st Training Academy in Northern Ireland to be approved by the RQIA to offer  VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Laser and IPL Treatments. We include a Core of Knowledge Course, which is required by RQIA, insurance companies and some local councils in the UK and Ireland.

Who is this qualification for?

The VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatments is an advanced qualification that has been specifically designed for beauty therapists and medical professionals.

This qualification is based on beauty therapy National Occupational Standards (NOS). This qualification is approved and supported by the Hairdressing and Beauty Industry Authority (HABIA), the standard setting body for hair, beauty, nails and spa qualifications.


What does this course cover?

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 IPL and laser treatments.

You will develop your knowledge and practical skills over a course of 7 weeks.

Theoretical learning can be studied at your own pace via our online learning platform. You will complete the essential theory learning over 2 weeks and then attend our Aesthetics Academy in Newry for your practical learning and portfolio building.

You will complete 4 assignments for the main units in this qualification:

  • Management of health, safety and security in the salon
  • Client care and communication in beauty- related industries
  • Laser and light treatments for hair removal
  • Laser and light treatments for skin rejuvenation

You will complete practical assessments while being assessed by your tutor, our IQA (Internal Quality Assurer) and occasionally and EQA (External Quality Assurer) from VTCT.

In addition, you will need to complete the VTCT (iTEC) Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention.

What is the Course Duration?

This course involves 2 weeks of completing theory online via our platform at your own pace

5 weeks (1 day per week) of practical classes and assessments

What will I Receive When I Pass This Course?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate of Achievement from the examination board, VTCT. This qualification is regulated by OFQUAL, fully recognised and fully insurable.


We recommend that learners have achieved a minimum of Level 2 Award in Facial Skincare and Massage or equivalent. Contact the Academy to discuss pre-requisites.