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Physiotherapists Now Eligible For Level 7 Certificate

Injectables for Aesthetic Medicine Qualification

The awarding organisation ‘Industry Qualifications (IQ)’ has expanded its entry criteria to recognise and include Physiotherapists onto the Level 7 Certificate in Injectables for Aesthetic Medicine.

The IQ Level 7 Certificate in Injectables for Aesthetic Medicine has undergone continuous review and improvement since its launch in June 2016.

The addition of physiotherapists to the entry criteria was made in response to industry feedback and reflects the profession’s increasing use of injectables. In addition to physiotherapists, other professions on IQ’s entry criteria list are professionally registered Doctors, Dentists, Prescribing Nurses, Non-Prescribing Nurses, Prescribing Midwives, Non-Prescribing Midwives, Pharmacists, Non-Prescribing Pharmacists, Paramedics, Dental Therapists and Dental Hygienists.

SkinViva Training Sales Manager welcomes the announcement, saying:

“I personally believe this is a positive step forward. The more people that register on Level 7, the more practitioners will be proving their competence as part of building their business.”

Dr Tim Pearce, Clinical Director at SkinViva Training (an centre offering the Level 7 qualification), added:

tim pearce botox training“I am pleased to be able to open our level 7 program to this cohort of skilled health care professionals. As the NHS has committed to the development and specialization of healthcare professionals we have seen physiotherapists present a formidable case for adding aesthetic qualifications to their scope of practice.”

“This highly intelligent cohort qualify with a level 6 degree which validates their ability to make independent decisions in the realm of diagnosis and management. We know these professionals go on within the NHS to gain prescribing qualifications, diplomas in injection therapy and work in emergency clinical settings. For this reason it is just that they have the opportunity to grow their skills in Aesthetics within a validated program of study.

“I am certain these highly trained practitioners will make a valuable contribution to raising standards in the industry.”

Sue Pieri-Davies a Private Consultant Physiotherapist & Aesthetic Practitioner, welcomed the news, saying:

“I would like to acknowledge industry qualifications for recognising the suitability of physiotherapists to access their Level 7 Certificate in Injectables for Aesthetic Medicine. While it should have always been so, it is honorable that IQ now understand the high educational and clinical expertise of physiotherapists, along with their contribution to practising safe aesthetic techniques.”

Who are IQ?

Industry Qualifications (IQ) is an Awarding Organisation regulated by:

  • Ofqual
  • Scottish Qualifications Authority
  • Qualifications Wales
  • Council for Curriculum Examinations and Assessment (N Ireland)

What is the Level 7 Certificate in Injectables for Aesthetic Medicine?

This is a formally recognised and accredited qualification within a currently unregulated market.

Having the Level 7 qualification will help with applications to the emerging aesthetics registers i.e. JCCP/Save Face.

For more information see:

SkinViva Training Academy Manchester

SkinViva Training Ltd offer a range of professional training courses for cosmetic and medical skin treatments. Their courses in cosmetic treatments directed at suitably qualified medical professionals* who wish to learn and build on their skills in delivering these procedures (*subject to meeting SkinViva Training’s entry criteria).

See our full list of forthcoming training course dates.

SkinViva Training Academy was established in 2013 by Dr Tim Pearce MBChB BSc (Hons) MRCGP – learn more about us. The SkinViva Training Academy team upholds high standards of clinical training providing a combination of fully-supervised practical experience together with essential theory.

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