VTCT Level 5 – Certificate in Laser Tattoo Removal




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 non-medical 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 non-medical aesthetic therapies, all of which are valued highly by employers.


  • Level 3 – Anatomy & Physiology
  • Level 4 Core of Knowledge in Laser
  • Level 4 Certificate in Laser & Intensed Pulsed (IPL) Treatments

Why is this qualification the most suitable?

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


Duration: 14 weeks

Online Assignments from home + 2 Live Zoom with the Trainer + 2 Practical Days in the classroom (10 case studies) + Theory Exam + Practical Exam with External Examiner 


Choice of either:

  • Payment in full
  • Deposit: ¬£500 & 5 monthly Direct Debit Payments of ¬£480 – CLICK HERE for deposit