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Training Academy                   Beauty Holistic Complimentary Aesthetic Teaching​                      VTCT ABT Beauty Guild ITEC

We have 3 IPL courses and 1 Laser course:

  • IPL - Hair removal and skin rejuvenation (AB40163) - This course

  • IPL - Hair removal (AB40394)

  • IPL - Skin rejuvenation (AB40395)

  • Laser Tattoo removal (BT5C2)

This qualification is the only Level 4 qualification offered by VTCT in Laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatments. 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. This qualification allows you to gather evidence in a realistic working environment or real working environment without the need for fee paying clients.



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The course runs over a total of 4 full days.


Dates on Enquiry

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

The course runs over 6 days duration (3 days class time) and can be modified due to student time constraints. Course work is by way of live class participation for both theory and practical assessment. There is an aspect of online activity which allows students to study and participate at their own pace. All assessment is logged within a portfolio which is collated and marked by your tutor. Ongoing tutor support is given throughout. Covered within the course are the physics underpinning this technology.   

Here we look closely at the equipment and those settings required both for hair removal and skin rejuvenation. A background in skin and hair is required in order to achieve a deeper understanding when administering IPL. Types of hair for removal are discussed, with focus to colour, skin tone and hair type. Skin rejuvenation and the various settings discuss those skin blemishes and skin conditions to be treated such as pigmentation, photoaging, fine lines, all types of vascular skin conditions. Uniquely this course at ESA, adds the treatment of acne and rosacea as a highly demanded services.

This course is of high level of expertise and demands full attendance. On completion you will command the knowledge and skills required by employers.  

Our tutors have a high level of experience within the Beauty field both in education and industry and will teach you to the same standards as found in higher education.  This coupled with your input will allow you to progress to a level expected for certification.

You will complete the following units

  • 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


How you will be assessed?

Theory assessment is through ongoing assignments some of which is done as online student portal. Practical observation takes place at the Academy.  All evidence is collated by way of a student portfolio which your tutor has access too. Ongoing support will be given throughout the duration of the course. For those learners who do not have access to computers can submit by paper form. Please enquire for details.


Entry Requirements

  • Desirable - Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology, Level 3 beauty Therapy, medical background

  • *Credit for prior learning will be given to those that hold manufacturers certification. Here you can take class and assessments over 1 day

  • Students should be 18 years and over

  • Student should possess a good command of English

  • Student should have a satisfactory level of education



  • 4 days live class over 6 weeks – 10am - 5pm

  • Ongoing home study – 6 weeks duration

  • End test


Further study - Entry

  • VTCT Level 4 Award in Physiology for Advanced Beauty Therapy

  • VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Salon Management

  • VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Beauty Therapy

  • VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Salon Management



Deposit is £150, deductible from the Total Course Fee amount.

Includes VTCT registration fee, exam/assessment fee.

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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