Introducing the ‘Core of Knowledge’ training to provide you with a fundamental understanding of laser and light technology, how light interacts with skin to produce specific biological effects and how to use laser and intense pulsed light (IPL) safely. It also covers relevant standards and regulations governing their use in a professional setting in different jurisdictions. It is a legal obligation in some UK jurisdictions (Wales & N.I.) that a ‘Core of Knowledge’ course from a recognised or approved trainer is provided as a requirement of registration and/or licencing. Training videos and Manual will be provided for you to study the course in detail and to complete the online multiple-choice assessments at the end of each section.
Aims of this Course:
  • By the end of the course, all participants will be able to understand the aesthetic devices in sufficient detail.
  • To become familiar with lasers and intense pulsed light and how these devices are used safely in aesthetic practice.
  • To cover the “Core of Knowledge” topics required by insurers and various regulatory authorities in the UK.
Topic Modules:
  • Introduction
  • Basic Laser Theory
  • IPL Theory
  • Laser versus IPL
  • Hazards of Laser/IPL
  • Tissue Characteristics
  • Mode of Action of main laser types
  • Photothermal effects
  • Skin Components Absorption
  • Wavelengths of Certain Lasers
  • Frequency Doubled Nd:Yag Laser
  • KTP Frequency Doubled Nd:Yag Laser
  • Development of Diode Laser
  • Laser Penetration in Skin
  • Skin Types and Classification
  • Laser Safety Working Procedures
  • Local Rules
  • Quiz


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Core of Knowledge