Aesthetic Beauty? …
your career starts here
Prospective beauty therapists will soon have an educational pathway from Level 3 all the way through to Level 7. This new direction in aesthetic beauty provides a career pathway that until now has not been possible in the sector.
September is not that far away, and you are starting to think about your career as a beauty therapist. You have always had an interest in aesthetic beauty but you have never really been that into nails, massage, brows, tanning. It is the advanced side of beauty that you love.
Until now your options were really limited, all you could do was take a beauty specialists diploma. Many school leavers and those without existing experience want to enter the growing aesthetics industry, treat the skin as an organ, help people with their skin conditions, and change lives.
Our new Level 4 and 5 Certificates in Aesthetic Therapy are suitable for school leavers or those without existing industry experience.
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 traditional routes of qualification 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.
A new direction in the industry that provides prospective therapists with an educational pathway from level 3 all the way through to Level 7.*
With careers centred flexibility in mind, we have developed several routes to address this clear shortcoming. We commenced the development of a Level 4 and 5 set of entry qualifications that met the latest guidelines for aesthetic practice. From this, learners will be able to progress into the Level 6 component of the recently launched ISO 17024 Level 4- 7 Skin Rejuvenation Framework, or alternatively the Level 6 component within an ISO 17024 Level 4-7 Energy Based Devices Framework- currently in development.
Managing Director of IQ Verify Mark Salt stated: “We are delighted to be working with such an innovative partner in order to raise the calibre of training within the aesthetic sector. Through the combined use of Ofqual regulated qualifications and Internationally Recognised Standards, we intend to deliver learner-centred training programmes that help to progress prospective practitioners from Level 3 to Level 7. The use of ISO standards will further this goal as it will provide practitioners with recertification based accountability and moreover a certification with true international recognition. I feel certain that 2019 will be an exciting year within the world of aesthetic training.
This new direction in the industry provides prospective therapists with an educational pathway from level 4 all the way through to Level 7.* One of the most significant issues in the industry has been a lack of robust training across the board of most modalities, this manifests in poor clinical outcomes for the general public and increased litigation. With the lack of regulation in the industry, people are using medical devices with only a one-day-course or in some cases no training at all, just shown what to do by an existing operator.
Theory delivered through online learning
Uniform theory is a pivotal component of quality education; it is with that mindset that all theory for our courses is provided through online learning. It allows more flexibility for the learner while enabling the college to concentrate on practical skills training maximising the effectiveness for the student. Students have lifetime access to their coursework; you can ‘plug-back-in to learning at any stage to refresh their knowledge.
Knowledge at a new standard
Learners gain a foundational education far exceeding current beauty courses, with the focus on aesthetics meant we needed to rethink what students should be taught. Students gain an education that would be typical of nursing. Our subject matter experts are current medical professionals. This allowed us to form a robust and in-depth approach to theory while inclusive language and modern learning aids provide a memorable learning experience regardless of academic level.
A more rewarding career
Therapists will now have the ability to gain formal qualifications in multiple modalities, gain insurance and practice with competence and confidence. There really is no better time to enter the growing aesthetics sector.
What are the competencies of the courses?
Below you will find indictive competencies of the two qualifications, the level 5 version includes all from the level 4.
Level 4 Aesthetic Therapy
- Level 4 Aesthetic Practice Core of Knowledge
- Level 4 Anatomy & Physiology
- Level 4 Laser & Light
- Level 4 IPL for Superficial Redness, Facial Flushing and Rosacea
- Level 4 IPL & LED for Acne
- Level 4 IPL for UV Damage/ Pigmentation
- Level 4 Facial Microneedling (0-.5mm)
- Level 4 Non-Facial Microneedling (0-1.0mm)
- Level 4 Very Superficial Chemical Peels
- Level 4 Facial Electrics
- Level 4 Electrolysis
- Level 4 Facial Therapy
- Level 4 Radio Frequency for Skin Tightening and Body Contouring
Level 5 Aesthetic Therapy
- Level 5 Advanced Vascular & Facial Anatomy
- Level 5 Advanced Psychology for Aesthetic Practice
- Level 5 Advanced Consultation Skills
- Level 5 Facial Microneedling (0.5-1.0mm)
- Level 5 Non-Facial Microneedling (1.0-1.5mm)
- Level 5 Low pH and High Concentration Very Superficial Chemical Peels
- Level 5 Vascular Therapy for Vascular Birthmarks
- Level 5 Vascular Therapy for Angiomas
- Level 5 Vascular Therapy for Red Vein and Thread Vein
- Level 5 Vascular Therapy for Telangiectasia
- Level 5 Blemish Removal for Skin Tags
- Level 5 Blemish Removal for Milia
Want to enrol?
Enrolments will be open in January for a September start
Want to find out more? View the indicative level 4 and level 5 courses
* Denotes modality specific, while therapists are able to study through to Level 7, some modalities are specific to HCPs.
* HCPs, Health Care Professionals, Doctors, Nurses, Midwives, Dentists.