Level 4 Laser Hair Removal Course No Beauty Qualifications
I would like to do do a course in laser hair removal and work for myself.
Could you please let me know,how to go about it?
I do not have any any qualifications in beauty therapy.
Reply Hi, Anne
In order to carry out laser hair removal treatments you must have a Level 2 qualification with electrical facials and electrolysis or NVQ level 3 with Electrolysis.
Also by 2016 you would also need to obtain a Level 4 qualification too.
I can understand that you may already be doing laser hair removal and you may already be working for yourself? But if this is without any beauty qualifications then you need to contact insurance companies, to see what the minimum requirement is to obtain insurance.
If you have no experience in beauty then it is very difficult to obtain insurance. You can carry on doing laser hair removal treatments but you will not be insured and therefore will be unable to get registered with your local council. Your council can come down and do surprise inspections of your business at any time, which could get you in serious trouble if you do not have the necessary insurance.
As far as I know, with the insurance company BABTAC you would need a full Level 2 qualification and a level 3 in facial electrics or electrolysis.
Do go onto their website in order to contact them and see if this information is still correct.
There are other insurance companies such as Balens, who currently have a minimum requirement of just a level 2 qualification. However this will be changing soon, meaning that you will require a full level 3 NVQ qualification or a Level 3 in the Electrolysis or electrics units.
If you have a background in Nursing, doctors or dental nursing then you can do laser hair removal, but if you have no other medical background then you do need to carry out a beauty qualification.
Currently (2013)you would be able to start a Level 4 qualification in Beauty therapy with us right away as there are no pre- requests for the course.
However this is due to change within the next year and you will need to complete a Level 3 qualification before being able to progress onto a Level 4 qualification in Laser and IPL.
If you already have a lot of practical experience carrying out level 2 and level 3 treatments, then you can qualify for a fast track route. Many of our students will do a level 2 combined with a Level 4 qualification.
This can be done at the moment due to the fact that there are no pre- requests but do bear in mind this will be changing.
Go on to the Beaulaz website in order to see our factsheets on Level 2, Level 3, Level 4 and Laser hair removal and IPL qualifications.
This will allow you to see in detail what is being covered.
My personal recommendation is that you should do a level 2 and a Level 3 qualification which covers at minimum units in electrics or electrical facials. And then move on to a Level 4 qualification as this will be a requirement by a majority of insurance companies by 2016.
Therefore all therapists carrying out Laser hair removal will eventually need a level 4 qualification.
If this all sounds confusing its best if you book a consultation with a tutor as face to face is a lot easier then emailing.
I hope this helps