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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....

As an RPA2000 certificated Laser Protection Adviser, Dr Godfrey Town Ph.D. maintains continuing professional development (CPD) as an expert witness specialising in personal injury and negligence cases involving laser and intense pulsed light devices and service providers. Godfrey already holds a Cardiff University Law School Expert Witness Certificate for medico-legal training courses completed in 2013. In March 2019 he successfully completed a Legal Update for Expert Witnesses with Bond Solon, UK's leading legal training and information company specifically for non-lawyers....

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....

Online Laser Training secured additional accreditation for this new Laser & IPL Hair Reduction & Skin Rejuvenation course on 14th March 2019 after independent assessment by The CPD Group as worth 60 CPD learning credits, which is equivalent to a notional 60 hours of learning. Learners  already receive an accreditation certificate from Open College Network, OCN Credit4Learning who audits the course and benefit from the assurance that the training they have received is underpinned by an organisation that is ISO9001 certified and has mapped and accredited the Online Laser Training courses against QCF (formerly NVQ) Level 3, 4 and Level 5 standards. This...

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...

Expert witnesses Dr Godfrey Town and Dr Ross Martin consider options for defending yourself against patient claims related to lasers and other energy-based devices The practice of defensive medicine is not a new concept to the medical profession. The incidence of complaints that turn into allegations of negligence is certainly on the increase, and many aesthetic practitioners may not be aware of how vulnerable they can be to such allegations. There is undoubtedly a need for help and advice on how to stay protected against the commonest occurrences. This article will explain how aesthetic practitioners using lasers and other energy-based devices...

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....