Level 7 Diploma in Injectables for Clinical Aesthetic Treatments
The 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 glabellar, frontalis and crow’s feet
- The use of Botulinum Toxin to create a brow lift
- The use of Dermal Fillers to treat nasolabial folds, marionette lines, oral commissures, lip augmentation and basic cheek augmentation
This Diploma is an industry-recognised qualification for both medical professionals considering a career in aesthetic medicine as well as those who are already practicing but are looking to obtain formal recognition for their knowledge and skills. Learners who achieve the VTCT (ITEC) Level 7 Diploma may use the following post-nomical: PGDipAes (VTCT).
The structure of the Level 7 Diploma
In order to achieve the Level 7 Diploma you must successfully complete 6 mandatory units. These units cover all key topics of Botulinum Toxin and Dermal Filler treatments such as; pharmacology, understanding your patient, anatomy and ageing, managing possible complications and effective treatment administration.
Education for the mandatory units involves a combination of online learning modules via our bespoke Learning Management System, clinical observation sessions, practical hands-on teaching and assessments to provide you with 600 hours of comprehensive learning (60 credits). The full qualification will be delivered via the following route:
Foundation Botox and Dermal Filler Training Course:
Our one day Foundation Botox and Dermal Filler Training course is your starting point for a career in medical aesthetics.
Online training modules:
Using a mixture of videos and interactive modules, our online training provides delegates with in depth knowledge; ranging from understanding your patient, complications to the historical context of aesthetics.
Assignments and literature review:
Your coursework will consist of an assignment paper and a 1500 literature review for clinical study, using knowledge gained in your interactive online modules and your own research.
Clinical observation days:
Your Clinical Observation Day will allow you to observe 10 Botox and 10 Dermal Filler treatments administered by our experienced practitioners.
Supervised practice days:
You will now complete supervised practice days, administering 10 Botox and 10 Dermal Filler treatments under the supervision of our expert trainers.
You will need to complete a final practical examination of 1 Botox and 1 dermal filler. As well as an external objective exam (MCQ).
Successful completion of each of these elements will result in you being awarded with the Level 7 Diploma in Injectables for Clinical Aesthetic Treatments which will evidence a level of competency that can be relied upon by employers and patients alike.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the entry requirements for the level 7 diploma?
This qualification is suitable for all medically registered professionals including: Doctors, Dentists, Independent Nurse or Midwife Prescribers, Nurse Practitioners (without independent prescribing rights) or Midwives (without independent prescribing rights). We will require confirmation of your professional registration number to confirm your professional status. If you are not a native English speaker then you must have an English language level of International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 7.0 in all components, or equivalent and this score must be less than 2 years old.
How much practical hands-on experience will I get?
Our qualification framework has been adapted to ensure you receive a maximum amount of guided learning hours. You will see over 40 individual patient cases during your qualification, each one selected by our co-ordinators in order to provide you with cases covering a variety of gender, ages and skin types. Cosmetic Courses only train using live models, all provided by our team. This will provide you with an excellent understanding of the consultation, designing a treatment plan, managing your patients’ expectations, appropriate clinical technique and aftercare support.
How long do I have to complete the Diploma?
We allow 12 months for the completion of the full qualification.
What happens if I fail any module of my level 7 Diploma?
A delegate will be able to re sit a failed module providing they meet the IQ specification guidelines. A fee will be charged per module as follows:
• Foundation Botox and Dermal Filler course £200
• Clinical Observation one retake will be included in your qualification
• Clinical practice £200
• SAQ’s one resubmission will be included in your qualification
• OSCE £300
• Before and after photos not taken from £200
What happens if I need an extension to complete the course?
If you are unable to complete your Level 7 Qualification within Cosmetic Courses allocated time frame you will be charged the following fees for extending your modules.
• SAQ’s £450
• OSCE £300
• Practical Day £960
• Observation Day £270.
What happens if I need further training?
The programme has been designed in line with industry qualification’s specification for Level 7 diploma in Injectables for Aesthetic Medicine. This specification allows for an achievable pass rate for medical professionals. We do our utmost to provide you with the necessary content and guidance in order to ensure you achieve your Level 7 Qualification however It is your responsibility to ensure you are ready for each stage of your qualification. If you feel you need additional support or training in order to pass any aspect of the qualification you must notify the Cosmetic Courses team in advance. This will be provided to you but may incur additional fees, please see below the options available. • OSCE preparation session £300 • Half Day Bespoke 121 Training £650.
What is the cost of the level 7 diploma?
There are 2 options to complete our course. The full level 7 qualification is £8000 + VAT = £9600. The RPL route is £4200 + VAT = £5040
Do you offer finance support for the level 7 qualification?
We have a 0% interest finance plan available to help you spread the cost of your qualification. You will need to pay 50% of the course fee upfront plus a £50 administration fee. The rest can then be paid over 6 or 12 monthly instalments. All prices stated are all-inclusive which means there are no hidden costs along the way. Course price: Level 7 – Full Qualification: £8000 + VAT = £9600. RPL £4200 + VAT = £5040
How do I enrol onto this Diploma?
In order to enrol into the Level 7 Qualification you will need to first speak with one of our course co-ordinators who will be able to guide you on which route to achieving the qualification will best suit your needs:
- Call our course co-ordinators – to speak to a member of our team please call our dedicated administrative staff on 01844 390110.
- Email us – alternatively please email us on [email protected] and we will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss your requirements.
What are your options for completing the qualification?
There are two different approaches to gaining your level 7 diploma. The route to achieving this will depend on your previous training and any aesthetic experience you might have.
Option 1: This is the full qualification for those starting out in the industry and includes each element of the diploma from foundation to examination. Those choosing this option will also receive a complimentary starter kit and distance learning for 3 patients.
Option 2: If you are an experienced aesthetic practitioner then you may be able to evidence the clinical practice elements of the diploma using treatments you have performed prior to enrolling. This is known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). RPL is only valid for the clinical practice components of the qualification. Those choosing the RPL route are required 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. With the RPL option the clinical practice components of the Level 7 Diploma will be submitted in the form of a log book to demonstrate the practitioners aesthetic experience, this must include:
- Evidence of 30 case studies for botulinum toxin and 30 case studies for dermal filler (60 in total) collated within the last 8 years
- A reference from an experienced aesthetic colleague or peer who can confirm your prior learning
Why choose Cosmetic Courses Level 7 Diploma?
- Industry leading level 7 diploma
- 100% pass rate
- Only using live models
- 10% lifetime discount off courses
- No hidden costs
- 0% finance options
- Eligible for distance learning discounts
- We are the UK’s First Botox and Dermal Filler Training Course
- You receive practical experience in both dermal fillers and Botox on live models provided by us
- We are an award-winning training provider
- Accredited qualification developed in line with JCCP and CQC standards
- Experienced team of medical aesthetic teachers
- Multifaceted engaging online learning content to suit all needs
- Partners with the leading aesthetic insurance companies
- Dedicated team providing unlimited support to prepare you for your assessments and aesthetic practice
- Further training available to continue your aesthetic journey