Clinical Aesthetic Injectable Therapies – Level 7 qualifications

  • OTHM Level 7 Certificate in Clinical Aesthetic Injectable Therapies;
    Qualification Number: 603/4261/4
  • OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Clinical Aesthetic Injectable Therapies;
    Qualification Number: 603/4262/6

Overview

The Level 7 qualifications in Clinical Aesthetic Injectable Therapies are designed to enable learners / practitioners to provide the highest standards of patient and client care during all stages of delivering cosmetic / aesthetic injectable therapies.

By achieving these qualifications, learners will acquire the knowledge, skills and competence to administer treatments safely and appropriately, adhering to the principles of ‘do no harm’ and promoting public health at all times.

Entry requirements

For entry onto the OTHM Level 7 Clinical Aesthetic Injectable Therapies qualifications, learners must be aged 21 and above and possess a degree or equivalent (e.g. RQF Level 6 or SCQF Level 10) or be able to provide evidence of ability to study at degree level.

Additional entry requirements are shown below:

Registered healthcare professionals e.g. doctors, dentists, nurse prescribers, independent pharmacist prescribers.

In addition to formal identification documentation and previous qualification certificates, learners must produce evidence of registration with an appropriate professional body e.g. GMC, GDC, NMC.

Registered healthcare professionals who do not hold prescribing rights must provide evidence of working under clinical oversight.

Allied-healthcare professionals (and those registered with the Health and Care Professions Council) are subject to Health Education England (HEE) requirements for working under clinical oversight i.e. they must have access to, and support from, experienced clinicians who are able to deal with medical emergency situations and complications and, where appropriate, have independent prescribing rights.

English requirements: If a learner is not from a majority English-speaking country, they must provide evidence of English language competency. For more information visit English Language Expectations page in this website.

Equivalences

OTHM qualifications at RQF Level 7 represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competences that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to Master’s Degrees, Integrated Master’s Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and Postgraduate Certificates.

Qualification structure

OTHM Level 7 Certificate in Clinical Aesthetic Injectable Therapies

The Level 7 Certificate consists of 4 units all of which are mandatory in order to gain 34 credits and achieve the full Certificate qualification.

Mandatory units

  • Anatomy, Pathophysiology and Dermatology for Aesthetic Injectable Therapies (8 credits)
  • Medical Assessment, Consultation and Image Recording (10 credits)
  • Aesthetic Injectable Therapies for Facial Treatments (12 credits)
  • Aesthetic Injectable Therapies for Non-Facial Treatments (4 credits)

OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Clinical Aesthetic Injectable Therapies

The Level 7 Diploma consists of 7 units all of which are mandatory in order to gain 60 credits and achieve the full Diploma qualification.

Mandatory units

  • Anatomy, Pathophysiology and Dermatology for Aesthetic Injectable Therapies (8 credits)
  • Medical Assessment, Consultation and Image Recording (10 credits)
  • Aesthetic Injectable Therapies for Facial Treatments (12 credits)
  • Aesthetic Injectable Therapies for Non-Facial Treatments (4 credits)
  • Clinical Health, Safety and Welfare (10 credits)
  • Critical Literature Review (6 credits)
  • Values, Ethics and Professionalism in Clinical Practice (10 credits)

Duration and delivery

The qualification is designed to be delivered over one academic year for full-time study, but it is also flexible in its delivery in order to accommodate part-time and distance and blended learning.

The qualification is delivered face-to-face, through lectures, tutorials, seminars, distance, online by approved centres only.

Assessment and verification

All units within this qualification are internally assessed by the centre and externally verified and quality assured by OTHM. The qualifications are criterion referenced, based on the achievement of all the specified learning outcomes.

To achieve a ‘pass’ for a unit, learners must provide evidence to demonstrate that they have fulfilled all the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by all assessment criteria. Judgement that the learners have successfully fulfilled the assessment criteria is made by the Assessor.

The Assessor should provide an audit trail showing how the judgement of the learners’ overall achievement has been arrived at.

Progression

As this qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), after successful completion learners are also eligible to progress to corresponding master’s top-up programmes with advanced standing with many universities in the UK and overseas.