ATAI has quietly been working away with Industry Qualifications (an Ofqual regulated awarding organisation) and IQ Verify (a UKAS accredited certification body), to bring about a new pathway into the aesthetics sector. After looking at all the qualifications available in the market, nothing suited learners wishing to enter the industry while bypassing traditional routes of beauty. This mismatch in the industry is highlighted by the many prospective learners who are put off from undertaking conventional qualification routes due to the lack of evidence-based qualification pathways. With so many health care professionals ‘HCPs,’ coming into the industry this also makes perfect sense.
Let’s say you are set on the beauty sector; you see yourself becoming a facialist, a skin professional with the tools of the trade centred in laser & light, and other energy-based treatments. If you mention the ‘B’ word, ‘beauty’, collages within the industry are going to say CIDESCO is the best place to begin your exciting new career. There is no doubt that CIDESCO beauty therapists have something unique about them. Their manner, their knowledge and skills is the benchmark in the beauty sector.
Although, and this is where you need to think long and hard about your foundation education. The beauty sector is at a curvature, it has been evolving for some time, and now due to a combination of effects, it is going through the most significant evolutionary cycle of its entire history.
It is both fortunate and unfortunate that we speak with a lot of nurses. Fortunate, that the non-surgical cosmetic interventions sector is expanding and nurses are in demand. Although, it is also unfortunate as many nurses are swapping bedpans for botox due to the lack of appreciation, pay and conditions within the health sector.