What's the big deal about Level 7? Here's everything you need to know.
What is it?
A Level 7 qualification is a post-graduate qualification. You can obtain it the same way you get the rest of aesthetic qualifications—either through universities or accredited training providers in the industry.
It's designed to comply with the latest standards for aesthetics medicine, which empowers practitioners to provide high-quality service to their clients during all stages in delivering cosmetic injectables.
Why should I get it?
The aesthetics industry is woefully under regulated, yet the market is getting more competitive, and consumers these days are becoming more and more careful with where to get their treatments from. As they rightfully should be, consumers are looking to clinics with all the credentials needed to ensure they're in good hands and their chosen practitioner is fully qualified and operating at the highest possible industry standard. In turn, it's our responsibility as practitioners to work ethically and to the highest standards that our industry can recommend, and that's through getting a Level 7 qualification.
Though a Level 7 qualification isn't a mandatory qualification to obtain, we as practitioners are obligated to comply with any and all improvements made in the aesthetics industry. It's worth looking into in terms of expanding and legitimising your career. If you plan on working in the aesthetics industry for a long time, then it's crucial to invest your money in improving yourself, which, in turn, is crucial will heighten your business.
Am I eligible to get it?
Doctors, dentists, nurses, midwives, pharmacists, dental hygienists, therapists and other registered healthcare professionals who hold a valid registration with their respective regulatory body (the GMC, GD, NMC, GPhC, and so on) are qualified to obtain a Level 7 qualification.
Where should I get it?
You can get a Level 7 qualification in any of these places.
What should I expect?
You should expect a comprehensive and holistic training course that supplies you with all the information you need to operate at the highest standards in the industry. A sample outline may look like this:
Learning modules will be distributed online, so you know what's ahead of you, and you can keep track of where you are during the learning process. Learning modules can also enable you to learn at your own pace.
A refresher or foundation course will lay the foundation of your comprehensive and holistic learning experience, and you'll master the basics before you proceed with anything else.
Graded and non-graded assessments based on the contents of your learning modules will help ascertain whether you're capable of operating ethically, not just competently.
Observation days will help you learn visually from your trainer.
Supervised treatment days will be your hands-on practice to see whether you're able to competently administer injectables under the guidance of your trainer.
Your trainer's report will show all the progress you've made and see if you've managed to apply what you've learned to a practical approach.
You might have to answer SAQs or Short Answer Questions that cover the entirety of your learning modules.
A portfolio review that your trainer will sign off to officially end your training if you've successfully passed both your theoretical and practical education.
Of course, your hard-earned certificate!
Don't be afraid to take the leap!