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Certificate in Clinical Aesthetic Injectable Therapies (SCQF Level 11)

This qualification is frequently referred to as “The Level 7 qualification” by stakeholders within the sector.
Qualification Title Certificate in Clinical Aesthetic Injectable Therapies
SQA-Accreditation Qualification Number R571 04
SCQF Level 11
QCF / RQF / EQF Level * 7
Credits 40

* Equivalent level. See Qualifications Can Cross Boundaries for a comparison of the UK and European Qualifications Frameworks.

This qualification is accredited by SQA-Accreditation (the qualifications regulator) and credit-rated for the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF). See the SQA-Accreditation website and the SCQF website for the confirmation of qualification accreditation and credit-rating.

The SCQF is a partnership between the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), College Development Network, the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and Universities Scotland.

Programme Specification

The qualification consists of the following 3 units:

Unit Title SQA- Accreditation Code SCQF Credit SCQF Level RQF1 Level EQF2 Level
Anatomy, Physiology and Dermatology for Aesthetic Injectable Therapies UM55 04 10 11 7 7
Patient Medical Assessment, Consultation and Image Recording UM56 04 10 11 7 7
Principles, Practice and Treatment Management of Aesthetic Injectable Therapies UM57 04 20 11 7 7

1 Ofqual Regulated Qualifications Framework
2 European Qualifications Framework

The Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) has officially recognised EduQual as meeting the criteria to be formally cited as a partner Awarding Organisation.

Cosmetic interventions are a booming business in the UK (worth £2.3 billion in 2010). They can either be surgical – such as face-lifts, tummy tucks and breast implants – or non-surgical – typically dermal fillers, Botox or the use of laser or intense pulsed light (IPL). These latter interventions account for nine out of ten procedures and 75% of the market value.

Following the Poly Implant Prostheses (PIP) health scare in 2013, the Department of Health reviewed the regulation of Cosmetic Interventions – The Keogh Review. This review exposed woeful lapses in product quality, after care and record keeping. Following on from the Keogh review, in November 2015, Health Education England (HEE) produced reports relating to the qualification requirements for the delivery of non-surgical cosmetic interventions and hair restoration surgery. Consequently, a new body for the non-surgical aesthetics industry was set-up – the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP), alongside its sister body, the Cosmetic Practice Standards Authority (CPSA). Practitioners, and centres which deliver training to practitioners, are now encouraged to join the JCCP registers.

The EduQual Certificate in Clinical Aesthetic Injectable Therapies (SCQF Level 11) was developed in partnership with the Medical Aesthetic Training Academy (MATA) and reflect the CPSA standards, the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) Professional Standards for Cosmetic Surgery (2016), the General Medical Council Guidance for doctors who offer cosmetic interventions (2016), the Committee of Advertising Practice Guidance for the marketing of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic interventions (2013) and the Aesthetic Medicine Services: Non-surgical Medical Treatments standard (EN168444) (produced by the British Standards Institute in 2017).

Sample Certificate


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