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VTCT Level 4 Core Of Knowledge Qualification in conjunction with the University Of Manchester

1st July 2024

Lynton Lasers Best Aesthetics Training

Developed in partnership with VTCT and The University of Manchester, we offer an excellent opportunity for both aspiring and experienced practitioners to earn a Core of Knowledge certificate issued by an Institute of Higher Education as well as an OFQUAL regulated Level 4 qualification from VTCT.

Join our 1.5 day virtual classroom led by Dr. Sam Hills, Clinical Director at Lynton Lasers, and Professor Mark Dickinson, from the University of Manchester, to delve into the science of laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL).

This will be made up of a 1-day virtual classroom course to cover the Core of Knowledge content, as well as a half day exam revision session. There will then be an multiple choice exam to attain the Level 4 qualification.

Lynton’s Core of Knowledge course is approved by the British Medical Laser Association (BMLA).

Who Should Attend?

Our 1 day Core of Knowledge course is sufficient for insurance requirements, so we strongly recommend this course for individuals seeking insurance coverage for laser and IPL systems and those interested in staying informed about laser safety and the latest advancements in laser technology, protocols, and regulations.

However, if you would like a formal, recognised qualification and would like to progress on to more advanced qualifications (such as the Level 4 Qualification in Laser and Light Therapies and the Level 5 Qualification in Tattoo Removal), this Level 4 Core of Knowledge Qualification is ideal.

Our courses are designed to cater to participants from diverse backgrounds – whether you are exploring Laser and IPL as a potential addition to your business, or an experienced practitioner aiming to enhance your skills and knowledge, the Core of Knowledge qualification is for you.

What Will You Learn?

The Level 4 Core of Knowledge Qualification will cover the following areas:

  • Features of Light from Lasers and IPL  
  • Light-Tissue Interactions
  • Safety Issues and Equipment Management
  • Introduction to Risk Assessment and Minimising Risks
  • Standards, Guidelines and Legislation Requirements

Why Choose Lynton for Your Training?

Lynton Lasers has its roots in The University of Manchester, establishing enduring connections between the University and Lynton’s manufacturing, research, and training initiatives.

As a result, we take pride in offering a range of laser training programs developed in collaboration with the University’s School of Physics, providing delegates with access to world-class educational content from a Higher Education Institute.

We are the leading provider of laser and IPL training in the UK, winning the 2023 Aesthetic Award for “Supplier Training Provider of the Year”, so you can rest assured that you are receiving the best training from industry-recognised experts.

What Does the Assessment Involve?

Assessment Duration: 25 minutes

Assessment Location: Online

Assessment Format: 20 Multiple Choice Questions

Pass Mark: 70% (14/20)

Click here to download the Core of Knowledge specification

Core of Knowledge dates either of the below; 

  • Wednesday 26th June 

The next examination date is Monday 01st July 2024 


What Will You Get Out of It?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Core of Knowledge Certificate awarded in partnership with The University of Manchester. This certification is essential for securing insurance coverage for laser and IPL systems as it comprehensively covers the fundamentals of laser safety, regulations, and interactions with light and tissue.

Upon successful completion of the online assessment, you will receive the Level 4 VTCT Core of Knowledge Qualification.

Take Your Next Career Step
If you are looking to take the next step up in your career, the Level 4 Core of Knowledge qualification is a pre-requisite for more advanced laser and IPL qualifications, including the Level 4 Qualification in Laser and Light Therapies and Level 5 Qualification in Tattoo Removal.
Dr Samantha Hills

Course Leader

Dr Samantha Hills

Dr. Sam Hills is the Clinical Director at Lynton Lasers and oversees the Clinical and Training Program. In 2017 Sam was also appointed an honorary lecturer in the Department of Musculoskeletal and Dermatological Sciences at the University of Manchester, in recognition for her ongoing contribution to the University of Manchester’s ‘Anti-Aging and Aesthetic Medicine’ MSc course.

Before joining Lynton she completed a degree in Physics, followed by a PhD in Physics and Pharmaceutical Sciences, working in the field of light-responsive drug delivery. After graduation, she worked as a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at The University of Manchester until joining Lynton in 2002. 

She is the author and main lecturer of the industry-leading Lynton / University of Manchester Skin Laser courses that are available to anyone in the industry with an interest in laser applications. She has been asked to contribute to a number of books on laser and light treatments and has published over 30 papers in a variety of medical and scientific journals.

Course Details

£500.00 Plus VAT01 / 07 / 20241.5 DaysVirtual Classroom

Fully Booked

This course is fully booked. Further dates are available, please go to Lynton.co.uk/aesthetics-training to book onto the next one. If you have any questions about this course, please contact us using the link below.

Thanks, Sam, for another great training day. It helps to stabilise and focus myself during this unstable time and gives me innovation to plan for after lockdown.


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