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.

The OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Clinical Aesthetic Injectable Therapies qualification is a fully ‘Approved Education and Training Qualification’ accredited by the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) and is listed on the JCCP Register of Approved Qualifications.

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 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, allied health professionals, 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.HCPC

Registered healthcare professionals from any group who do not hold prescribing rights must provide evidence of working under the clinical oversight of a professional who has regulated prescribing rights.

*Learners may notbe registered for either qualification if they have any conditions noted on their professional body (PRSB) registration. OTHM require centres to check applicants’ status with regards to PRSB registration prior to registration on the qualification and evidence of this retained for scrutiny by OTHM.

Nurses and Allied-healthcare professionals(and those registered with the Health and Care Professions Council) who are not independent prescribers are subject to CPSA / JCCP requirements for working under the clinical oversight of an appropriate professional i.e. they must have access to, and support from, experienced clinicians who are able to deal with medical emergency situations and complications and, have independent prescribing rights.

Applicants registered with non UK regulatory bodies
Applicants who provide evidence of registration on non UK regulatory bodies e.g. The Medical Board of Australia; will have their registration confirmed and vetted on that register and their eligibility to practice in the UK must be confirmed through the appropriate professional register. If there is no evidence of registration, or conditions are noted on that registration, the applicant will not be eligible to register for the qualification. Non UK regulatory bodies must be nationally recognised to be considered a suitable register. Each application will be evaluated on a case by case or individual basis.

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 the OTHM website.

Equivalences

OTHM qualifications at RQF Level 7 represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competences that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent in level 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 OTHM Level 7 Certificate consists of 4 mandatory units for a combined total of 34 credits, 340 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT) and 120 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for the completed 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 OTHM Level 7 Diploma consists of 7 mandatory units for a combined total of 60 credits, 600 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT) and 185 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for the completed qualification.

Mandatory units

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

Duration and delivery

Centres wishing to offer this qualification must become an OTHM approved delivery centre. In addition to meeting centre approval requirements for Ofqual regulated qualifications, centres must also meet the JCCP premises standards as a minimum JCCP_Premises_Standards_Terms_of_Reference and are encouraged to apply for membership of the JCCP.

The qualification is designed to be delivered flexibly in order to accommodate full time, part-time and distance and blended learning.

Assessment and verification

OTHM stipulate that centre trainers have the required training and qualifications in line with JCCP requirements and as outlined below and can demonstrate these.

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. As there is a large competency based element to the qualification, learners will be required to reflect competence achievement.

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.