Laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatments - February Starts

Certificate Hair & Beauty

Course Details

Subject Area
Hair & Beauty
Age Group
16 - 18

City Campus Manchester
(Part Time Non Released - 1 year)

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*Please note this course is only available to students aged 18 or over *

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.

This 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.

Entry on to this qualification can be via previous attainment of a Beauty qualification at level 3.
• GCSE English grade 4 or above/Level 2 English
• GCSE Maths grade 4 or above/Level 2 Maths is desirable.

As part of this qualification, you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence, which confirms the knowledge, understanding and skills that you have learnt. It may be in electronic or paper format.

Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms:

• Observed work
• Witness statements
• Audio-visual media
• Evidence of prior learning or attainment
• Written questions
• Oral questions
• Assignments
• Case studies

- Further study qualifications could include:
- 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
When you have successfully completed this qualification you will be in a position to aspire to promotion as an advanced beauty therapist providing laser and IPL services within a beauty salon.

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• You may wish to purchase digital storage device up to 1TB at an approximate cost of £50
• Access to a computer/laptop is essential for home study. The college has onsite computers in the library.
• Students undertaking the Laser and Light units are required to purchase a uniform (details provided at enrolment).

If you need help with affording college, there are a number of different finance and funding options available to you. You might be eligible for special bursary support or extra help from the government. Have a look at our fees, finance & funding page to find out all the information you need.
- All the books required for the course are available from the library. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents.

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When there is always a demand to look good and feel great, you'll find rewarding careers for hairdressers and beauty therapies all across Greater Manchester and the North West.

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