How to acquire an aesthetic qualification

Choosing to acquire a qualification in medical aesthetics is essential for several reasons. Although it’s not a requirement in the UK, regulation is coming into the aesthetics industry and it’s important to plan to acquire an aesthetic qualification or eligibility for the national licensing scheme.

The key benefits of Acquiring an Aesthetics Qualification

Acquiring a qualification in aesthetics allows medical practitioners to use their creative flair whilst staying up to date with the latest advancements and techniques in this rapidly evolving industry. This will help you stand out and create subtle yet striking transformations for your patients.
Enhance your career opportunities and employability. With the rising demand for aesthetic treatments, there are so many opportunities available to excel in your aesthetic career. Most employers make it a requirement that you have been proven to be a safe and effective injector. Acquiring an aesthetic qualification will future proof your career.
As an Aesthetic practitioner, you have the chance to have a positive influence on society. Aesthetically qualified individuals can contribute to social causes, raise awareness, and inspire others through their work. This will also give you a huge amount of personal fulfillment and satisfaction.

Acquire an aesthetics qualification

Qualifications are a great way to future proof your career within aesthetics. You will gain all of the relevant knowledge and practical skills to perform aesthetic treatments independently in the safest manner. We’re here to help you in the acquisition of your aesthetic qualifications. You can check out all the following options below.

What are your options for the acquisition of your aesthetic qualifications?

JCCP Fast Track

Suitable for experienced injectors, our Fast Track Assessment has been built in collaboration with the JCCP to allow aesthetic practitioners to join the JCCP register after successful completion. Also seen as a “Level 7 alternative”.

The JCCP Fast Track Assessment can be completed in a day (3 hours theory & 3 hours practical) or spread according to suit your schedule. This makes it a great option for experienced aesthetic practitioners who are looking to gain formal recognition for their expertise.

To find out more information on the JCCP Fast Track Assessment including; the structure, assessment and locations, click here.

Level 7 Diploma

The Level 7 Diploma is a JCCP approved and VTCT certified clinical aesthetics diploma in injectable treatments for medical professionals. This is the perfect aesthetic qualification for those considering a career in aesthetic medicine and those already practicing who are looking to obtain formal recognition for their knowledge and skills.

The Level 7 Diploma delves deep into the understanding of Botulinum Toxin Type A and Dermal Fillers, leaving delegates feeling confident in their treatments and practice.

There are two different approaches to gaining your Level 7 Diploma, depending on your aesthetic experience. The two options are the Full Qualification and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Full Qualification

This is the full qualification for those starting out in the industry and includes each element of the Diploma from Foundation level to examination. The Level 7 Aesthetics Diploma will provide you with the relevant knowledge and practical skills to safely and competently perform the following procedures independently:
The use of Botulinum Toxin to treat the Upper and Lower Face.
The use of Dermal Fillers to treat Nasolabial Folds, Marionette Lines, Oral Commissures, Lip Augmentation, and Cheek Augmentation.

You will also learn key information on understanding your patient, facial anatomy and ageing, managing possible complications, and effective treatment administration. The Level 7 Aesthetic Medicine Diploma is suitable for all medically registered professionals. You can find out more information on the Level 7 Diploma by clicking here.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

The Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) route of the Level 7 Diploma is suitable for experienced aesthetic practitioners. The RPL is only valid for the clinical practice components of the qualification. Medical professionals will be required to complete online learning material, summative synoptic assignments, a literature review, and a final practical assessment with an external objective examination. This will be to demonstrate your level of confidence in aesthetic medicine.

Aesthetic practitioner’s experience will be submitted in the form of a logbook and must include:
Evidence of 30 case studies for botulinum toxin and 30 case studies for Dermal Filler (60 in total) collated within the last 2 years.
A reference from an experienced aesthetic colleague or peer who can confirm your prior learning.

If you want to find out more information about the acquisition of your aesthetic qualifications, our team is always on hand to help you choose the best option for you as an aesthetic practitioner. You can find out more information and contact our team by clicking here.