Derma Medical were one of the UK’s first training providers to adopt the new Level 7 Certificate in Injectables for Aesthetic Medicine. We are passionate about raising standards in the facial aesthetics industry and the Level 7 course provides a rigorous course and assessment allowing delegates to demonstrate a higher level of competence.
Over the last few months we have had many questions from delegates interested in the course and wanting to new how the changes to HEE Guidelines will affect them. This blog aims to answer some of those frequent questions to help you choose the best course for you.
Why has the Level 7 Qualification in Aesthetic Medicine been created?
Following the huge increase in non-surgical treatments in the UK, Health Education England (HEE) was appointed to review training standards and make recommendations. In 2016 HEE published 2 reports outlining a framework for regulated, standardized training for non-surgical cosmetic practitioners. The Level 7 qualification was created to meet these standards.
Who can enrol on the Level 7 Certificate in Injectables for Aesthetic Medicine?
Derma Medical provide the Level 7 Certificate in Aesthetic Medicine through one of Ofqual’s awarding bodys – Industry Qualifications (IQ). Under IQ’s entry criteria we can currently train:
- Nurses (with/ without independent prescribing rights),
- Midwives (with/ without independent prescribing rights),
- Pharmacists (with/ without independent prescribing rights),
- Dental Therapists or Dental Hygienists
What is covered in the Level 7 Certificate?
The Level 7 course covers the following units:
- Principles of History, Ethics and Law in Aesthetic Medicine
- Principles of Treatment in Aesthetic Medicine
- Principles of Cosmetic Psychology in Aesthetic Medicine
- Principles of Dermatology in Aesthetic Medicine
- Principles of Botulinum Toxin Use in Aesthetic Medicine
- Practice of Botulinum Toxin Use in Aesthetic Medicine
- Principles of Dermal Filler Use in Aesthetic Medicine
- Practice of Dermal Filler User in Aesthetic Medicine
How Long Will the Level 7 Qualification take to complete?
We would usually expect delegates to complete the full Level 7 course in 12-18 months, however it is possible to fast track your certification if you are an experienced practitioner and by choosing 1-2-1 clinical mentoring days. Delegates are allowed a maximum of 5 years to complete the qualification.
You will be able to start practicing immediately after your initial Foundation Training Day.
Will the Level 7 course become a Mandatory Requirement in 2018?
Whilst the Department of Health strongly supports the HEE recommendations and Level 7 qualification, this has not been made a mandatory requirement and is unlikely to become so anytime soon.
Can I continue to practice in Botox and Dermal Fillers without the Level 7 qualification?
Yes, you can complete our Foundation Botox and Dermal Fillers course and be certified to practice and easily gain cosmetic indemnity insurance through one of our course sponsors – Hamilton Fraser or Cosmetic Insure.
What if I am already an experienced practitioner trained in Botox & Dermal Fillers?
If you are already practising in non-surgical facial aesthetics and have a Foundation training certificate in Botox and Dermal Fillers then you will likely be eligible to fast track our Level 7 course and jump straight in to Stage 2. For more information please email us or refer to our Recognition/Accreditation of Prior Learning (RPL/APL) protocol.
Why should I choose to complete my Level 7 course with Derma Medical?
We have structured our Level 7 course into 3 stages, allowing you to train according to your own timescales, budget and experience level. We also offer a Level 7 Package allowing you to prebook all 3 stages and save 10% on course fees.
As part of the Level 7 we train you in Foundation Botox and Dermal Fillers. You also have the option of booking our Advanced Botox and Dermal Fillers training day, ensuring you can safely and confidently treat patients for all 18 common treatment areas.
For each 2 day combined course we arrange over 30 live cosmetic models, giving you plenty of hands-on experience to start practicing straight after your initial training days
All our clinical mentoring sessions are completed in-house with our expert trainers to ensure you receive consistent training at the highest levels.
We also provide delegates with valuable advice on setting up a mobile practice or clinic and employment opportunities to help you get started immediately.
What other courses do Derma Medical offer to further my career in Aesthetics?
Whilst the Level 7 qualification demonstrates long term commitment to the aesthetics industry and a level of competence, we also over several Masterclasses to help delegates stand out in the industry.
Lip Masterclass – Master the art of administering lip filler treatments and learn the full range of techniques to achieve a certain lip outcome tailored to the request of your patient.
Advanced Masterclass in Facial Contouring – This advanced masterclass training course is perfect for those wanting to learn brand new cutting edge techniques with both needle and cannula.
PDO Cog Thread Lift Training – Perfect for Aesthetic practitioners looking to master the art of the non-surgical facelift. The “No Blade Facelift” is an excellent technique to lift and tighten skin.
So whatever the right option for you, we can help you progress in the lucrative field of aesthetic medicine. You can book into any one of our upcoming courses in London or Manchester here. Our courses do get booked out 2-3 months in advance so check out our training dates online now and secure your place on the UK’s No.1 aesthetic training course. If you need any assistance choosing your pathway, then please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 3873 7610.