What is the Level 7 Diploma?
The Level 7 Diploma in Injectables for Clinical Aesthetic Treatments is an VTCT regulated qualification. It is a competency based diploma that is aimed at doctors, dentists, nurses and midwives who hold a current professional registration. It has been created in line with the HEE and JCCP guidelines relevant to the administration of Botulinum Toxin and Dermal Fillers.
Why is the Level 7 Diploma useful in the aesthetics?
The Level 7 Diploma as been created in line with the HEE and JCCP guidelines relevant to the administration of Botulinum Toxin and Dermal Fillers and is therefore a recognised qualification within aesthetics. The Diploma is a qualification that can take up to 12 months to complete and includes the following:
One day Foundation Botox and Dermal Filler Training Course
Online training modules covering in depth information from patient consultation through to complications
Assignments and literature review
Clinical observation days where you observe 10 Botox and 10 dermal filler treatments in a clinical environment
Supervised practice days where you administer 10 Botox and 10 dermal filler treatments under the supervision in a clinical environment
Practical Examination with an external examiner to show full understanding and injecting competency
As the level 7 is an in depth qualification more and more clinics are requiring practitioners to have completed the level 7 Diploma as part of their recruitment requirement.
Do you have to complete the level 7 to inject Botox and Dermal Filler?
It is not yet mandatory to complete the Level 7 Diploma before you can inject. However more and more clinics are looking for this as part of their recruitment requirements.
Is the Level 7 the only way into aesthetics?
No, you can complete one day courses to start a career in aesthetics. To train with Cosmetic Courses you must be medically qualified as a surgeon, doctor, dentist or nurse with a current registration with the GMC, GDC or NMC, or equivalent if you are an overseas delegate.
I have been doing aesthetic treatments for some time now do I have to complete the Level 7 to continue?
No you don’t, we do however recommend you continue to train in aesthetic treatments to ensure you continue to develop your skills and leaning new techniques and treatments.
Do I have to complete the Level 7 qualification from the beginning?
If you are new to aesthetics then you will need to complete the Level 7 Diploma in Injectables for clinical aesthetic treatments from the beginning.
If you are an experience aesthetic practitioner you may be able to complete the course via the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). This route requires you to complete the online learning material, summative synoptic assignments, literature review and final practical assessment with an external objective examination to demonstrate their level of confidence in aesthetic medicine. You will also be required to show evidence of the clinical practice element of the diploma using treatments you have performed prior to enrolling. This evidence could come from your existing portfolio.
Can I practice aesthetic treatments whilst studying for the Level 7 Qualification?
Once you have completed our Botox and Dermal Filler Foundation course we recommend you to practice your new skills on family and friend. This will develop your skills and confidence and provide valuable for the rest of the course.
Is the Level 7 Qualification Mandatory
At the moment the Level 7 Diploma in Injectables for Clinical Aesthetic Treatments is not mandatory to start a career in aesthetics. However, more and more clinics are requiring aesthetic practitioners to have completed it as part of their recruitment process.
Are there Level 7 Diploma courses near me?
We have six locations within the UK, Lond0n, Buckinghamshire, Belfast, Nottingham, Leeds and Birmingham and provide our Botox and Dermal Filler Foundation training course in all of these locations The practical, observation and final examination take place in our clinics in Buckinghamshire and Nottingham.
Can I do the Level 7 Diploma online?
As part of the course there is an online element. This uses a mixture of videos and interactive modules, providing delegates with in depth knowledge; ranging from understanding your patient, complications to the historical context of aesthetics. There is assignments and literature review aspect to the course. This is coursework that consists of an assignment paper and a 1500 literature review for clinical study, using knowledge gained in your interactive online modules and your own research.
The observation, practical and final examination are practical elements to the course and are required to be completed in one of our clinics. We hold these days in our Buckinghamshire or Nottingham clinics.
Can non-medics complete the Level 7 Diploma?
Here at Cosmetic Courses we only train medical professionals in Botox and Dermal Fillers including Surgeons, Doctors, Dentists, Nurses and Midwives within aesthetics to ensure safety within the specialty.
I’m a non-prescribing nurse can I do the Level 7 Diploma in Injectable for Clinical Aesthetic Treatments?
Yes you can. You will however need to work with a prescriber to complete the prescription for your patients.
Can beauticians complete the Level 7 Diploma?
The Level 7 Diploma in Injectables for Clinical Aesthetic Treatments is a qualification in administering Botox and Dermal Fillers. Botox is a prescription medication, therefore we only train medical professionals in this qualification.