I already use an IPL - why do I need training?

Local and national licensing authorities require persons providing ‘special treatments’ (such as laser or intense light sources) to have sufficient training, knowledge and experience to carry out their treatments safely and competently. It is also an increasing requirement of insurers that operators of lasers and IPLs provide current evidence of recognised ‘Core of Knowledge’ certification as a condition of insurance cover.
Why choose OLT’s online courses?
1. BMLA accredited and quality assured
2. Mapped to UK National Occupational Standards (NOS)
3. Recognised by leading insurers
4. Meets current regulations and standards
5. Developed by laser safety experts
Become a certified Laser & IPL Operator
Increase your skills, further your career
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Contraindications Guide to Light Based Cosmetic Therapies
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Mapped to UK National Occupational Standards (NOS)
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only £20
Contraindications Guide to Light Based Cosmetic Therapies
NEW! Available Now
BMLA accredited and quality assured
Recognised by leading insurers
Find Out More...
only £20
Contraindications Guide to Light Based Cosmetic Therapies
NEW! Available Now
Meets current regulations and standards
Developed by laser
safety experts

Online Laser Training courses have achieved international recognition by professional bodies in United Kingdom (BMLA), Australia—Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine (ACAM), New Zealand—New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine (NZSCM) and USA—NCEA Commission on Accreditation (NCEA) and Board of Laser Safety (BLS).

Distance learning offers more choice and more control over what, how, when and where you learn. We achieve this by using the same quality course materials to present information that we use in our face-to-face courses. Student workbooks are provided and the course video which you can play-back multiple times, can be viewed on a desk-top computer, laptop, tablet or iPhone / Android.

IPL & Laser Training Courses

Laser Physics & Safety
‘Core of Knowledge’ Laser User – Level 4

This foundation course is the vital first step to complete before attempting to work with laser and intense pulsed light (IPL) radiation.

It will describe the key features of laser IPL radiation, the electromagnetic spectrum, key technical terms, major tissue chromophores, tissue interaction with light, the suitability of different wavelengths for skin treatments and will also cover hazards and risks and safety policies and procedures.

Laser Physics & Safety
‘Core of Knowledge’ Laser Protection Supervisor / LSO – Level 5

This BMLA-accredited ‘Core of Knowledge’ Laser Safety Officer course is for an advanced learner seeking Level 5 certification in radiation safety and will be typically the Laser Safety Supervisor / Laser Safety Officer (LSO).

This person is appointed to manage overall safety of equipment, users and other persons present in the Laser Controlled Area where multiple lasers and intense light IPL devices are installed to provide professional treatments to clients or patients.

Laser Physics & Safety ‘Core of Knowledge’ Laser User – Level 4 Certificate (International Version)

This Online Laser Training distance-learning course is a BMLA-approved and UK MHRA-recommended  ‘Core of Knowledge’ (CoK) training module to provide you with a fundamental understanding of laser and light technology, how light interacts with skin to produce specific biological effects and how to use laser and intense pulsed light (IPL) safely.
It also covers relevant standards and regulations governing their use in professional settings.
It is a legal obligation in most countries that a Laser Physics & Safety course, from a recognised or approved trainer, is provided as a requirement of registration and/or licensing or professional indemnity insurance.
The training program will be provided for you to study the course materials in detail (i.e. workbooks) and complete the online multiple-choice assessments at the end of each lesson. 
This online course consists of 9 lessons over 3 unit topics and is worth 30 CPD learning credits (which is equivalent to a notional 30 hours of learning).

Typically, the course takes 2-3 days to complete, with a maximum duration of 28 days.

IMPORTANT: For multiple enrolments from the same clinic/practice, each learner must have a unique email address. 

This version is for jurisdictions and regions outside of the UK. 
If you intend to practice within the UK, please enrol for the UK Version

Principle and Practice of Laser and IPL Hair Reduction & Skin Rejuvenation—Levels 3 & 4

This advanced course comprises four bitesize modules, each competitively priced, allowing you to progress steadily through Level 3 and Level 4 knowledge content at your own pace without a burdensome up-front cost. It provides you with a fundamental understanding of Skin & Hair Anatomy and Physiology, Reactions to Laser and IPL Therapy and Application Theory before progressing on to complete case studies and practical assessment. Level 4 certification is only achieved upon completion of all four modules.

Course fee: starting from £120 incl. VAT

The full Level 4 course is not yet available for people who do not have access to a laser or IPL to complete the practical work.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Laser Physics & Safety ‘Core of Knowledge’ Laser User – Level 4 or equivalent recognised certification course, and
  • NVQ Level 2/3 Beauty Therapy Certificate or equivalent recognised certification course

Principle and Practice of Laser Tattoo & Benign Pigmented Blemish Removal – Levels 4 & 5

This advanced BMLA-accredited course comprises four bitesize modules, each competitively priced, allowing you to progress steadily through Level 4 and Level 5 knowledge content at your own pace without a burdensome up-front cost. It provides you with a fundamental understanding of Skin & Hair Anatomy and Physiology, Reactions to Laser Therapy and Application Theory before progressing on to complete case studies, written tasks and practical assessment.

Level 5 certification is only achieved upon completion of all four modules.

Course fee: starting from £120 incl. VAT

The full Level 5 course is not yet available for people who do not have access to a laser or IPL to complete the practical work.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Laser Physics & Safety ‘Core of Knowledge’ Laser User Level 4 or equivalent recognised certification course, and
  • NVQ Level 3/4 Beauty Therapy Certificate or equivalent recognised certification course