Level 7 Injectables for Aesthetic Medicine

Comprehensive,
for the right outcome

This course will not launch until mid-2019. However, you may be interested in the below courses both based on the Level 7 curriculum, and both are eligible for recognition of prior learning for the Level 7.

Level 7 Certificate in Injectables for Aesthetic Medicine

Currently, the only regulated course of its type, the Level 7 Certificate in Injectables for Aesthetic Medicine is a regulated Ofqual qualification mapped to the (EQF) European Qualifications Framework and the (NFQ) in Ireland. The course is developed and regulated by the Awarding Body IQ.

Designed to facilitate ethical delivery of injectable cosmetics the course has an underpinning of cosmetic psychology in aesthetic medicine for the evaluation of at-risk groups.

Structured over eight units including:

  • 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 Use in Aesthetic Medicine

Providing not only the practical skills to safely and competently deliver injectable procedures but also the relevant knowledge to ethically deliver or when to refer.

The practical component of the course is designed to deliver the following capabilities:

  • Administer of Dermal Fillers to treat nasolabial folds, marionette lines, basic cheek augmentation, lip augmentation, and oral commissures.
  • Usage of Botulinum Toxin for brow lift
  • Usage of Botulinum Toxin for crow’s feet, glabellar, and frontalis

Estimated TQT is 277 with a GLH of 59, and provides an all-encompassing syllabus for the safe and ethical delivering of cosmetic injection interventions.

Learning structure

The course is broken down into six main sections over three stages.

  • Theory delivered through VLE
  • S.A.Q Assignments
  • Practical Observation
  • Foundation Course
  • Supervised Practical
  • Eight O.S.C.E Exams

The learning pathway is designed to enable you to practice while progressing through the Level 7 course.

Stage 1

Enrolment into the programme

After satisfying entry criteria, you are given access to the virtual learning environment. Here you are able to progress through the theory units at your own pace.

Attend the Foundation Day introduction to dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections, after successfully compleating the day you are equipped with the knowledge and skill to carry out the most commonly requested facial aesthetic injectable treatments.

Stage 2

This part of the course is about meeting the requirements of observation and treatment evidence.

Observation
Observe 10 Botulinum Toxin and 10 Dermal Fillers treatments under the supervision of the Level 7 trainer. Observation criteria are typically met over a single day although depending on numbers and model availability, it is possible, more the one day could be required.

Administer
Administer 10X Botulinum Toxin and 10X Facial filler on a one to one basis in the clinical setting. This is designed to hone your consultation skills mirroring the typical treatment setting.  Learners will need to complete 1-6 sessions under our supervision to build up the required portfolio.

Stage 3

Examination, when learners are confident they can satisfy all examination criteria they are able to progress through stage 3. Learners will be examined on theoretical and practical content to gain the Level 7 qualification in Injectables in Aesthetic Medicine.

Short Answer Questions (SAQs)
34 Short Answer Questions (of 100-800 words) covering the core topics outlined in the syllabus, it is imperative to use an academic style for the SAQ’s. Academic writing need not be complicated, but it does need to have an element of formality. Your choice of words for an academic assignment should be more considered and careful.

Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)
The course requires eight OSCE simulated stations, these will typically be run over nominated days in groups of two to four depending on numbers. They take into consideration all aspects of the treatment pathway from consultation to aftercare.

Portfolio Review
Completed record of treatment signed off by our internal verifier along with successful completion of written and practical assessments enables progress to certification.

How much is this course?

The Level 7 Injectables in Aesthetic Medicine is €7500

Who can attend this course

  • The course is only open to degree holding Level 6 doctors, dentists, nurses, independent nurse prescribers, pharmacists and operating department practitioners.
  • Valid and current registration with a regulated board is required.

I am a beauty therapist can I attend this course?

Due to the unregulated nature of the beauty industry and insurance protocols we are unable to train beauty therapists in injectable cosmetics. However, we do have other courses that suit your skills offering a valuable contribution to the aesthetics sector.

Do you offer a payment plan?

Yes, we understand it can be difficult to manage all educational fees up-front, as such if you pay a 50 percent deposit the balance can be paid interest free over 6 manageable monthly payments.

Do I need my own insurance

No, for the practical course days our insurance covers you. However, once you have compleated the course you will be required to seek your own insurance.

While it is not legislation to hold a Level 7 qualification, it does future proof your income. Moreover, it is inevitable that insurance companies will look favourably upon holding the Level 7. It is a differentiation point within the market, and as more practitioners qualify, undoubtedly clients will start looking for Level 7 practitioners for their peace of mind. Still not convinced, read our why qualify for level 7 injectables.

When the course launches, it will be delivered in the clinic environment and through our VLE. As mentioned, we do have a waiting list in place, and if you would like to be kept abreast of developments, please email us here.