Aesthetic training provider Cosmetic Courses now provides an OFQUAL accredited Level 7 qualification in injectable treatments.
Level 7 Certificate in Injectables for Aesthetic Medicine, which launched on June 1, aims to provide medical practitioners with the relevant knowledge and practical skills to safely and competently perform a range of botulinum toxin and dermal filler treatments independently.
The certificate is said to be suitable for both new practitioners entering into aesthetics as well as established practitioners looking to obtain formal recognition of their skills.
The qualification comprises eight mandatory botulinum toxin and dermal filler treatments, including: pharmacology, understanding your patient, anatomy and ageing, managing possible complications and effective treatment administration.
To gain the certificate, delegates will undertake a combination of online learning modules, clinical observation sessions, practical hands-on teaching and assessments to provide 277 hours of comprehensive learning.
Clinical director and consultant plastic surgeon Mr Adrian Richards, who will lead the course, said, “The non-surgical cosmetic industry has, up until now, been highly unregulated. The introduction of a Level 7 qualification is a necessary movement towards a more standardised level of training for medical professionals."
He continued, "We have invested a lot of time in creating a qualification that our delegates can be proud to achieve, offering a challenging but engaging learning experience. I’m also fully aware of how difficult it can be to study alongside full time work and family life, so we decided to offer a bespoke Level 7 programme designed to fit in with our delegates’ time schedule and budget.”
The online element of the training is available immediately with the practical elements starting in July 2017.
Enrolment for the Cosmetic Courses Level 7 Qualification is now officially open. More information about the course can be found on the Cosmetic Courses website.