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Online Laser Training International Programme Director Dr Godfrey Town Ph.D. and United States Course Director, Patricia Owens BSN, RN, MHA, CMLSO, CNOR participated in the Nursing and Allied Health programme at the American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery in Denver, USA recently. Both gave talks as Faculty and Board speakers respectively on Core of Knowledge laser and intense pulsed light safety and networked with practitioners interested in the Online Laser Training 'Laser and IPL Hair Removal & Skin Rejuvenation' Level 4 OCN-accredited course....

Online Laser Training has introduced a “pay as you learn” method of learning to cover the cost for our new Laser and IPL Hair Removal & Skin Rejuvenation Level 4 OCN-accredited course. The course has been divided into four modules so that each module can be purchased separately. After three modules, you will achieve Level 3 certification. Level 4 certification is achieved upon completion of all four modules. OCN Accredited Online Training Course #1001484 which provides 60 CPD credits....

Legal enforcement of the intended educational standards for non-surgical cosmetic interventions in England is unlikely, as the Government rejected proposals in the Keogh review to introduce statutory regulation. Several alternatives for recognition of qualifications have been proposed but the strongest contender has created a new joint industry standards body, the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP). Several London and Essex boroughs and Nottinghamshire have “jumped the gun” and introduced Level 4 certification for newly registering therapists, otherwise, the majority of London boroughs and most of the major insurance providers still require only NVQ Level 3 beauty certification before providing cover for...

From documentation circulated to stakeholders by Health Education England (HEE) in 2015/16, it was clear that the intention is to introduce educational standards governing requirements for specified cosmetic procedures from 2016 with a target date of full implementation by 2018. The educational requirements will follow the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) which has replaced the National Qualification Framework (NQF). Although the HEE identified a wide range of treatments that needed to be included in the review of qualifications (amongst others: body piercing, branding, derma rolling, electrolysis, RF and ultrasound treatments, tattooing and various laser treatments) it was decided for the first...

Online Laser Training has secured a further three-year approval of its 'Core of Knowledge’ Laser User and Laser Safety Supervisor / LSO courses. The BMLA Education Subcommittee oversees educational activity by third-party providers and applies a rigorous evaluation of courses before granting approval including strict quality assurance requirements. As a mark of BMLA approval, the BMLA allows the use of its Logo and the wording ‘BMLA approved’ on promotional material and certificates of participation. OLT is around to carry the BMLA endorsement of its courses.”...

Our Online Laser Training International Programme Director, Dr Godfrey Town was re-certified on 1st May 2018 by RPA 2000 for a further five years to act as a Laser Protection Adviser (LPA) under the Care Standards Act 2000 (Wales & Northern Ireland) and as required in England by councils with unitary powers who regulate service providers using lasers and intense light sources. These jurisdictions in England include London, Essex and Nottinghamshire. The RPA 2000 LPA certificate is evidence of competence in radiation protection for non-ionising radiation and Dr Town holds this for medical, research and teaching. RPA 2000 was set up in 2000...

Online Laser Training has secured accredited CPD Training Provider status with The CPD Accreditation Group for the ‘Core of Knowledge’ Certificate training issued under the signature of Dr Godfrey Town Ph.D., RPA 2000 certified Laser Protection Adviser (Certificate No: L00159 re-issued 1st May 2018). This ‘Core of Knowledge’ Certificate course has been independently assessed by The CPD Group as worth 30 CPD learning credits which is equivalent to a notional 30 hours of learning. View CPD Certificate....

We all want to ensure that we are delivering the best quality, safe care. Treatments performed with lasers and light sources have some inherent risks. In the UK, legislation and standards exist to help protect us, and our patients, from these risks. Nobody would want to find themselves operating outside of these standards, especially if it resulted in unnecessary harm. Sometimes it is difficult to know which standards apply to us in the NHS or private healthcare setting. Well, now there is no excuse! The following article, penned by BMLA members and world renowned experts Dr Godfrey Town and Dr Elizabeth...

Our international Online Laser Training Programme Director, Dr Godfrey Town attended the 5-CC conference in Barcelona as an Invited Faculty Speaker where he provided a Teaching Course on ‘Core of Knowledge’ laser and intense light source (IPL) safety. Godfrey also gave two other oral presentations on light-based hair removal treatments and a comparison study on home-use IPL hair removal devices....