Why take Laser Hair Removal Course – NVQ Level 4 Certificate in Laser and IPL

There are many beauty therapy courses to consider if you’re thinking about a career in the beauty industry. As laser hair removal is a relatively new technique in the history of beauty training, there aren’t many laser and skin course options available.

That’s where Ray Cochrane Beauty School in London comes in. We are a highly professional and renowned beauty academy that specialises in small group beauty training. Founded in 1954, we’re the longest established CIDESCO school in the UK. We’re located in Baker Street, Central London and offer over 60 years of experience in beauty training. 

Our NVQ/VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Laser and IPL (Intense Pulse Light) is an advanced qualification specially designed for beauty therapists or medical specialists. This level 4 laser hair removal course is for those looking to become qualified and fully accredited laser aesthetic technicians. 

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Ray Cochrane’s advanced laser hair removal training is an in-depth course that covers a variety of techniques to elevate your delivery of treatments. The NVQ Level 4 Certificate in Laser and IPL will help you develop all the skills required to perform laser hair removal treatments and skin rejuvenation. Taught to an exceptionally high standard, our tutors are committed to ensuring students are adequately supported with our dedication and professionalism. 

Upon successful completion of the VTCT level 4 laser and IPL training course, you will reach a high level of competence in performing laser hair removal and skin rejuvenation techniques. Those who graduate from Ray Cochrane Beauty School London leave well-equipped and confident to enter the competitive beauty industry. Because of our high standards, our beauty therapy graduates are of the highest calibre. Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll be in high demand at the world’s best spas and salons. 

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Course Outline

In addition to being able to perform laser hair removal treatments yourself, you will learn essential health and safety precautions for operating laser technology. In the first unit, you will acquire knowledge on how to analyse hair and skin types and identify contraindications. As a result, you’ll be able to produce safe and effective treatment plans to suit individual client needs. 

In the skin rejuvenation unit, we’ll move on to treating specific skin conditions:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Age spots 
  • Sunspots and freckles 
  • Sun-damaged skin 
  • Acne breakouts
  • Pigmentation marks. 

Throughout the level 4 laser course, you will continue developing a comprehensive understanding of maintaining safe working practices. Furthermore, you will learn how to identify and control potential hazards in an aesthetic clinic or beauty salon.

To obtain NVQ/VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Laser, you need to learn four units which are:
  • 1 Laser and light treatments for hair removal
  • 2 Laser and light treatments for skin rejuvenation
  • 3 Client care and communication in beauty-related industries
  • 4 Management of health, safety and security in the salon


I would like to kindly thank my teacher Eleonora for being such a helpful teacher !!! I was a student of RayCochrane School in August. I took a Level 4 VTCT Level for IPL and Laser. It is a complete course over a six weeks time. In that time you learn everything about Laser and IPL, the school uses updated technology which is very helpful if you want to get a better place in the clinic. All teachers are very helpful and knowledgeable. After completing my course I was offered a job in a very good clinic where I am now currently working with an aesthetic doctor and performing laser hair removal treatments with various skin types. honestly, this is the best school if you are looking for a good knowledge of laser hair removal and IPL. ? Highly recommend!

_Agata Shelly, laser therapist with Centro Unico Clinic

After contacting many training schools around London for laser hair removal training I came across Ray Cochrane Beauty School who seemed to be the only school offering diode laser training with the latest Soprano Ice machine, exactly what we were looking for so we decided to book a two-day training course. First of all the location of the School is very well situated right in the heart of London. Less than 2 minutes walk away is Baker Streets underground tube station which connects you to all the zones for convenience. The school’s location is also perfect for lunch time and has all your favourite food stalls like Tescos, Sainsbury’s, Mcdonalds, KFC, Starbucks, lots more. With regards to the facilities, they are located lower ground with a variety of different sized rooms that are modern, clean and include air conditioning for temperature control. Our training practitioner was Eleonora she showed and proved extensive acknowledgment in this key area of laser hair removal and explained in very clear details everything you need to know on how to perform Laser Hair Removal heavily emphasizing on handling, client safety, and protocol. The practical side of the training was very hands on and Eleonora is a perfectionist, she had arranged models to train on throughout the two days and demonstrated how to work with grids, system settings and operating the device on all the main body areas. The whole experience has been exceptional and has given our therapist the confidence, understanding and basic skill set to implement this new service into the salon and offer this advanced treatment to our existing client base. I would like to say huge thank you to especially Eleonora and the rest of the team at Ray Cochrane. Best Regards Scott McComiskie

_Scott McComiskie, Director of Waxing Hub, Birmingham

Just wanted to write a quick review with my experience with these guys. So i'm a first time salon owner in North West London and i'm so nervous because its my first business so I came to Ray Cochrane school for my laser training. I can honestly say this was the only school in the UK who used the latest tech to teach there student most other schools that I looked at had old laser machines so out of date that there wasn't a point of even learning on them. Their teacher always adapt to your circumstances so comes classes I couldn't make due to my business how ever they always bent backwards but doing an extra hour for me on another day I can not stress honestly how good these guys are and I hope you guys read properly about each school before you join to do your courses....good luck everyone !!!

_Hannah Khan, Spa Owner

I completed Level 4 in Laser and IPL at Ray Cochrane School . It was a very intense course but Miglena is a very good teacher,very knowledgeable, very patient and she explained everything very well.
The equipment was of the last technology.
I highly recommend this school,good staff and good standard.

_Florina Ungureanu

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Dates and fees
Start Dates Location Course Type Duration Places Left
Mon, 19 Aug 2024 Baker Street 4 days per week 4 days Full
Mon, 26 Aug 2024 Baker Street 4 days per week 4 days 3
Mon, 9 Sep 2024 Baker Street 4 days per week 4 days Full
Mon, 23 Sep 2024 Baker Street 4 days per week 4 days 3
Mon, 7 Oct 2024 Baker Street 4 days per week 4 days 3
Mon, 21 Oct 2024 Baker Street 4 days per week 4 days 4
Mon, 4 Nov 2024 Baker Street 4 days per week 4 days 4
Mon, 18 Nov 2024 Baker Street 4 days per week 4 days 4
Mon, 2 Dec 2024 Baker Street 4 days per week 4 days 4
Mon, 9 Dec 2024 Baker Street 4 days per week 4 days 4
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£1425 (VAT incl.)

Including VTCT course registration, exam/assessment fee, log book, learning pack and uniform

Intensive Course includes:

  • Online Theory Study ( about 6 hours video plus mock exam)
  • Four Consecutive Onsite Days (practical training and assessment)

Class size: up to 5 students/class

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  • 1 How will I be assessed during the Level 4 laser and IPL course?

    You will be required to produce a portfolio of evidence, perform practicals and review case studies. A portfolio will confirm the knowledge, understanding and skills that you have learned.

  • 2 What are the entry requirements for VTCT Level 4 laser and IPL course?

    There are prerequisites for this course; the learner is required to have successfully completed a beauty-related level 3 qualification or medical qualification, e.g. being a doctor or nurse. We recognise that qualifications are just one facet of your potential. If you have any relevant work experience in the beauty industry, we're open to considering your application.

  • 3 What laser equipment do you use in the laser and IPL course?

    You'll train with industry-leading equipment, such as: Alma Soprano ICE, Alma Laser Harmony XL Pro. You will elevate your skills with the best available technologies for laser hair removal and skin rejuvenation.

  • 4 What are the tutors of our laser hair removal training course like?

    We take great care in selecting our team of educators and staff members. All our tutors possess subject qualifications in the specific areas they teach as well as teaching qualifications. This ensures that they are well-equipped to teach and guide students effectively. We prioritise candidates with a substantial background in the industry. Our tutors with years of hands-on experience bring not only their expertise but also their real-world insights to the classroom.


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