VTCT (ITEC) Level 5 Certificate in Laser Tattoo Removal

Qualification Information

VTCT Product Code: BT5C2 GLH: Age Restriction: 18
Qualification Number: 603/2907/5 Units: 5 Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2022
Level: 5

Additional Information

Purpose Statement


Who is this qualification for?


The VTCT (ITEC) Level 5 Certificate in Laser Tattoo Removal is an advanced therapy qualification aimed at level 4 qualified practitioners aged 18 and over, who wish to add this therapy to their repertoire of treatment offerings.

Learners are required to hold a level 4 laser and IPL qualification to progress onto level 5 tattoo removal. Learners who hold a level 3 beauty therapy qualification or equivalent will be able to access the level 4 laser and IPL qualifications as a natural progression route.


What does this qualification cover?


This qualification is informed by employers and national occupational standards for beauty therapy and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a fully commercial laser tattoo removal practitioner. Learners must achieve all mandatory units which include:

  • Principles and practice of non-medical aesthetic therapies
  • Advanced consultation for non-medical aesthetic therapies
  • Advanced skin care for non-medical aesthetic therapies
  • Remove or fade tattoos using Q Switched Laser systems

    Throughout this qualification, learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology and health and safety pertaining to level 5 aesthetic therapies. They will also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to consult with and analyse clients whilst providing laser tattoo removal treatments. In parallel, learners will develop their communication and customer service skills and widen their knowledge of the principles and practices of aesthetic therapies, all of which are valued highly by employers.


    Why is this qualification the most suitable?


    This qualification is one of a new suite of level 5 advanced aesthetic therapies developed as a progression route for level 4 practitioners wishing to add to their repertoire in specific treatment modalities.


    What could this qualification lead to?


    The primary purpose of this qualification is to prepare learners for employment in the advanced aesthetic industry providing laser tattoo removal techniques. Additionally, learners may choose to further develop their knowledge and skills by completing supplementary specialist qualifications at level 5 in the following:

  • Advanced blemish removal






  • Qualification Structure

    Components - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 1 components and earn a minimum of credits.

    Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
    BT5C2.PE1 External practical examination BT5C2 5

    Mandatory - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 4 components and earn a minimum of credits.

    Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
    UBT273 T/616/8604 Principles and practice of non-medical aesthetic therapies 4 14
    UBT274 A/616/8605 Advanced consultation for non-medical aesthetic therapies 4 23
    UBT275 F/616/8606 Advanced skin care for non-medical aesthetic therapies 4 34
    UBT276 J/616/8607 Remove or fade tattoos using Q switched laser systems 5

    *For full details of the Rules of Combination for this qualification please see the Qualification Specification/Record of Assessment book.

    Documents


    *To find specifications for individual units, click on the "Structure" tab of your chosen qualification, select the unit code in the left hand column and on the new page click on the "Download unit book" tab under the unit title.

    Centres approved to run this qualification

    VTCT accredits centres to offer our qualifications, but cannot advise which centres are running particular courses at any time. Please contact the centre directly to find out if they currently offering your chosen qualification.

    NB: The location displayed for each centre is based upon the centre's main address. The location displayed is not necessarily the only location that the centre can deliver VTCT qualifications from. For further information on a centre's delivery capabilities please select the centre's website address.

    Centre Name Telephone Website Location
    SKULPT ACADEMY 07521 922275 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire East
    The Lynton Training Academy 01477 536977 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire East
    Bella Mai Academy 07487 766990 Visit website Essex - Thurrock
    The Clinical Academy 03337777689 Visit website Hampshire - Portsmouth
    London Institute of Aesthetics - London 0800 050 2255 Visit website London - Barnet
    Fami Hair and Beauty Institute 020 8518 1688 Visit website London - Redbridge
    East London Beauty Academy 020 8981 2558 Visit website London - Tower Hamlets
    London College of Excellence Training Limited - King Standing 0121 4485886 Visit website West Midlands - Birmingham
    Aesthetic Training Academy Ireland (ATAI) Limited +353 1 524 1511 Visit website Ireland

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