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Core of knowledge is a requirement for anyone wishing to work using Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Laser devices in the cosmetic and beauty industry. It is a foundation course that is the first step in becoming qualified to work safely with these devices and is a requirement by many local authorities and insurance companies.

We cover the following topics;

  • Understanding light, how it is generated and its characteristics - what is light

  • Light in Detail

  • Wavelength

  • Power

  • SPF

  • Fitzpatrick scale

  • Lasers

  • Electrons in light amplification

  • Intense Pulsed Light

  • Vascular treatment

  • Pigmentation

  • Acne

  • Hair Reduction

  • Skin Rejuvenation

  • Be able to recognise the hazards and safety issues associated with IPL and laser devices

  • Equipment maintenance

Entry Qualifications

English as a first language or pass an IELTS Life Skills Speaking and Listening (At B1 level) or IELTS General Training (Minimum band score 5.5) or pass a competence set by Erasure Skin Academy.


This course can be taken as an in-person class of 6 hours at the clinic or an on-line Zoom type class. You will be required to read and absorb the provided handbook (PDF) before commencing. The topics will all be covered by the tutor and in the case where you are in-person some time will be spent covering devices and where possible some simple treatments. 

There is an open-book question paper to be completed after the course has been taught.

On-line - 6 hours mixture of self-learning and tutor led online teaching

In-class - 6 hours mixture of self-learning and tutor led in-person teaching with experience of actual IPL and Laser devices.


On-line £250

In-person - £300


Course information

Duration  - 6 hours study

Certification – Certificate in Laser and IPL Core of Knowledge

CPD points – 12 hours


The course runs over 1 day;

Dates on Enquiry

NOTE: Our flexible system allows us to run courses at times other than those listed, so please enquire about dates that are of interest to you. Please Enquire.


Course payments must be made in full before awarding the certificate can be fulfilled.

2 Payment options are available for courses. A payment agreement must be completed  and all relevant payments must be paid prior to course commencement. 

1 PAYMENT - Payment should be made before your selected course starts.

PAYMENT PLAN - Find out about option to Pay by Instalments

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