VTCT (ITEC) Level 5 Tattoo Removal

  This qualification is informed by employers and national occupational standards for beauty therapy and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a fully commercial laser tattoo removal practitioner. Learners must achieve all mandatory units which include:

• Principles and practice of non-medical aesthetic therapies
• Advanced consultation for non-medical aesthetic therapies
• Advanced skin care for non-medical aesthetic therapies
• Remove or fade tattoos using Q Switched Laser systems

Throughout this qualification, learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology and health and safety pertaining to level 5 non-medical aesthetic therapies. They will also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to consult with and analyse clients whilst providing laser tattoo removal treatments. In parallel, learners will develop their communication and customer service skills and widen their knowledge of the principles and practices of non-medical aesthetic therapies, all of which are valued highly by employers. 

This is an intensive course and you will be required to complete 3 assignments at a Level 5 standard, and 6 case studies. Please note that this qualification is of a Level 5 and assignments must be submitted to this level of standard.

What is VTCT?

VTCT is a UK Government-approved awarding organisation which has awarded world class qualifications since 1962. Through our strategic approach to sectors we support, we aim to advance education, research and the public dissemination of knowledge, by helping to introduce new initiatives into the education system, to improve the employability and career prospects of learners.

What are the entry requirements? 

You must be 18 or over to enrol on this course. Learners are required to hold a level 4 laser and IPL qualification. Learners who hold a level 3 beauty therapy qualification or equivalent will be able to access the level 4 laser and IPL qualifications as a natural progression route. Learners who wish to undertake this qualification must also achieve the VTCT (ITEC) Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID-19) for Beauty Therapy and Nail Services qualification or a regulated equivalent.

What is the course duration? 

You will need to attend the academy for 3 practical day and complete home study assignments. Home study can be done in your own time, at your own pace. We recommend a minimum of 14 weeks dedicated home study.  

When can I start?

Immediately! You can get started with your home study right away. Available practical dates are shown below. 

Do you provide models?

Yes, we will provide all your models for you to carry out your practical treatments on, as well as require you to work on each other in your learner group.


Home study assignments can be submitted by email to the academy directly for marking and feedback will be given. You will be practically assessed by an external VTCT/ITECA examiner during the practical exam at the academy. You will also sit a multiple choice paper exam.

Payment options?

You can pay in full via bank transfer or a secure Worldpay link by contacting the academy directly. Alternatively you can pay in instalments through booking online with Klarna, or please contact us to arrange direct payment in instalments. 

How much is it? 

£1500.00 This includes all fees. 

Where are you based? 

We are based in both London and Manchester.

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