Laser Tattoo & Benign Pigmented Blemish Removal—Level 4

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This new BMLA-approved course is for the advanced learner seeking an independent award certificate at Level 4/5 in Laser Tattoo and Benign Pigmented Blemish Removal with additional material covering new and advanced techniques. As this is a Level 4 course, a deeper understanding of the training video and workbooks is required to answer the series of more challenging multiple-choice assessments.

The learner will be typically a practitioner already using laser or intense pulsed light equipment wishing to achieve the minimum recommended educational conditions published by national educational bodies or required by public and professional indemnity insurance providers. The Level 4/5 candidate in Laser Tattoo & Benign Pigmented Blemish Removal will therefore have completed ‘Core of Knowledge’ Laser User Level 4 training or have attended a recognised laser safety certificated course as a pre-requisite before taking this advanced course in Laser Tattoo & Benign Pigmented Blemish Removal.

Several written tasks and documented case studies must be completed and submitted as evidence of hands-on skills. Online Laser Training provides additional study resources to assist the completion of all these portfolio tasks. If a learner does not have access to their own laser, Online Laser Training can arrange for practical study at a suitable training facility.

Tattoo removal in progressThis course is independently accredited by Open College Network, OCN Credit4Learning based in Amersham, United Kingdom. This Accrediting Organisation maps courses to National Academic Standards and provides a valuable Quality Assurance service for training providers. Recipients of OCN Credit4Learning Award certificates benefit from the assurance that the training they have received is underpinned by an organisation that is ISO9001 certified, and has mapped and Accredited Online Laser Training courses against QCF (formerly NVQ) Level 4 and Level 5 standards.

The learner must progress through the following sequence of modules and you can only purchase the next module after successfully completing the multiple choice assessment at the end of each module:

YOU CAN COMPLETE LEVEL 4 CERTIFICATION WITHOUT A LASER. HOWEVER, TO ACHIEVE LEVEL 5 ACCREDITATION YOU WILL NEED ACCESS TO A LASER. IF YOU REQUIRE FURTHER ADVICE ON TAKING THIS COURSE PLEASE EMAIL US ON INFO@ONLINELEASERTRAINING.CO.UK

Module 1: Tattoo Origins, Anatomy and Physiology—£99

Includes 27-page Course Workbook, training video, multiple choice assessment and video transcript
  • Origins, cultural heritage and epidemiology of tattooing
  • Tattoo machines, needles and accessories
  • Tattoo inks and pigments in skin
    • Common skin disorders
    • Tissue structure and function
  • The structure & function of the circulatory, lymphatic & endocrine systems
    • Possible effects of laser tattoo removal treatments
  • Tattoo techniques, methods, classes and craftsmanship
    • Classes of tattoo: amateur, professional; medical and traumatic tattooing
    • Alternative methods of tattoo removal
  • Benign epidermal and dermal pigmentation
    • Common examples and body location
    • When to refer on
    • Mode of action

At the end of this module, you will be prompted to pay for and start the next one.

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Module 2: Skin Reactions to Laser Tattoo and Pigment Removal—£99

Includes 33-page Course Workbook, training video, multiple choice assessment and video transcript
  • Laser impact on skin tissue
    • Tissue effects of laser energy
      Online Laser Training Contraindications booklet

      Contraindications Guide included with the course

    • Selection of personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Possible effects on the skin using laser for tattoo and pigment removal
    • Classification & treatment of burns
    • Treatment end points
    • Pre- and post-treatment advice and care
    • Importance of maintaining client records including photography
  • Contra-indications and when laser treatment is not recommended
    • How to avoid adverse incidents
    • Treatment-related side effects
  • Medication / drugs interaction in laser therapy
    • Photosensitive drugs and herbal remedies
    • Effects of alcohol
  • Laser tattoo removal methodology
    • Picosecond and nanosecond Q-switched lasers
    • Optimal treatment parameters

At the end of this module, you will be prompted to pay for and start the next one.

Module 3: Laser Tattoo and Pigment Removal Application (Theory)—£99

Includes 35-page Course Workbook, training video, multiple choice assessment and video transcript
  • How tattoo and pigment removal treatments are modified for the client’s individual skin type
    • Effect of laser wavelengths on different tattoo colours and pigmentation
  • Preparation of the treatment site for safe laser tattoo removal treatments
    • Equipment, accessories and safety products
    • Medical precautions for the laser user
  • How to prepare for and perform a patient consultation to identify treatment objectives
    • Importance of informed consent and how it should be achieved
    • Consultation checklist
    • Alternative treatments
  • The necessity of pre- and post-care protocols
    • Pre- and post-care regimes
  • Skin patch tests in the treatment protocol for laser tattoo removal
  • The importance of maintaining patient treatment records including photography.
  • The relevance of photography and its advantages when considering laser treatments
  • The use of skin cooling including pre-, post-cooling in laser tattoo and pigment removal treatments
    • Forced chilled air and thermoelectric cooling
  • The safe operation of tattoo and pigment removal laser devices
    • Engineering controls
    • Risks including eye damage, burns and laser plume
    • New laser tattoo removal techniques (R2 & R4, etc.)
    • Relevant regulations and standards

 

You are also provided with a set of help sheets under the ADDITIONAL RESOURCES TAB at NO EXTRA CHARGE including:

  • cpd accredited course 1002850Glossary of Abbreviations and Terms
  • Guidance on Photosensitive Medication
  • Fitzpatrick Skin Photo-typing
  • Insurance Help Sheet
  • Tattoo Lasers Technical Comparison Table
  • UK Laser and Accessory Supplier List
  • Access to two videos demonstrating tattoo removal
  • Access to one review study from published literature on tattoo removal

You will also be invited to enrol and pay for the fourth and final Level 4 practical module.

REMEMBER! TO PROGRESS TO COMPLETE THE LEVEL 5 COURSE YOU WILL NEED ACCESS TO A LASER. IF YOU REQUIRE FURTHER ADVICE ON TAKING THIS COURSE PLEASE EMAIL US ON INFO@ONLINELEASERTRAINING.CO.UK

Module 4: Practical Work Experience & Assessment—£795

Includes course workbook, training video, multiple choice assessment, video transcript, guidance on assessment, ‘contraindications guide for light-based cosmetic therapies’ and set of example practice management documentation.

You are provided with a dedicated Module 4 course workbook giving guidance on completing QCF Level 5 Practical Work Experience and Assessment together with a set of example practice management documentation (worth £125) at NO EXTRA CHARGE including:

  • Pre-Treatment Advice to Clients (Example)
  • Post-Treatment Care Information (Example)
  • Client Medical History Form (Example)
  • Consent Form (Example)
  • Tattoo Assessment Form (Example)
  • Laser Start of Day Check List (Example)
  • Case Study Guidance (Checklist)
  • Access to 11 clinical studies from published literature

Finalise and submit your portfolio of case studies performed on your own clients / volunteers and participate by computer video link (Skype or WhatsApp) to complete your assessment of client consultation, case studies and demonstration of your practical skills.

Upon successful completion of Modules 1 – 4 (which have to be taken sequentially), you will qualify to receive a Level 5 achievement certificate from OCN Credit4Learning (our educational awarding body here in UK). This Accrediting Organisation maps courses to National Academic Standards and provides a valuable Quality Assurance service for training providers.

If only Modules 1 – 3 are completed successfully, the learner will just qualify to receive QCF Level 4 award certification.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Level 4 Core of Knowledge Laser User or equivalent recognised certification course, and
  • NVQ Level 2/3 Beauty Therapy Certificate or equivalent recognised certification course

 

INCLUDED FEATURES

  • British Medical Laser Association (BMLA)BMLA-approved course
  • Student resource workbooks and video presentation
  • Multiple choice assessments at the end of each of the first three online units
  • External assessment of case studies
  • Provisional certificate provided instantly online
  • Independently issued Level 5 accreditation by Open College Network, OCN Credit4Learning follows by post
  • CPD accredited course 1002660cpd accredited course 1002850Awarded CPD credits
    • 30 credits for completion of theory modules (modules 1 – 3): 1002850
    • 30 credits for practical module 4: 1002660

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