If you are a non-medic looking to begin a career in the aesthetics industry, this is the right course for you. Train from start to finish to become a level 3 qualified Aesthetic Practitioner with our Pathway to Aesthetics course. Our hands-on learning framework and expert guidance throughout the course ensures you are trained to an exceptionally high standard.
This course is more comprehensive than most, you will be given ample 1-2-1 training from your tutors, and you will not be rushed through the qualification. Our aim for students on this course is that upon graduation, you have the necessary depth of knowledge and expert skill set to hit the ground running and be successful in a competitive industry.
Course eligibility criteria: Beginner
Course duration: 6-12 months part-time
Why choose Pathway to Aesthetics?
• Suitable for complete beginners with no medical background
• Flexible learning programme to fit around your schedule
• Personal tutor to support you throughout
• Learn a wide range of treatments
• Training in small groups
• Taught by a highly qualified team with a combined industry experience of over 60 years
• Fully insured
• VTCT and CPD certified
• Assistance finding a prescriber once qualified
• Instalment and finance options available
How is the course taught?
This course is taught using a variety of teaching techniques. The Anatomy and Physiology module is taught online via home-based learning with the assistance of your personal tutor. The other modules include a theoretical element in which you will be required to study and complete a home study, before attending the clinic for your practical training classes.
During your practical training days, you will receive a lecture from your tutor before proceeding to practice each treatment on live models provided with the close oversight of your tutor. You will then be required to practice on a number of models during your own time for each module and provide evidence and feedback to your tutors.
How is the course assessed?
After completion of the Anatomy and Physiology module, your competency will be assessed using two online exams which you will complete within our clinic in exam-based conditions. We have a 100% pass rate first time for this exam. The First Aid module is assessed through hands-on learning which you will undertake under the guidance of an experienced first aid trainer.
All other modules contain a theoretical and practical element. You will receive pre-course reading and study material to prepare you for your practical training day. The first part of your practical session will entail a group lecture from your trainer. This will be followed by practical training in small groups.
Live models are provided. Following completion of your practical training, you will be asked to complete case studies in your own time, undertaking the treatments on your own models. You will be asked to document and provide evidence, before being issued with your certificate of achievement for completion of the module.
The cost of the full course is £6,200. If you have a medical background or have already completed prior training in some of the modules listed, please contact us to discuss the discount applicable.
Anatomy and Physiology
The VTCT certified Level 2 and 3 Certificate in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for Complimentary Therapies is a knowledge-based qualification which will provide you with a sound foundation to pursue a career as a complementary therapist. This qualification will provide you with the medical knowledge necessary to begin a career in aesthetics and develop your knowledge and understanding of the function and organisation of the human body. You will learn about the structure, function and pathologies of the human body systems, including the skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, urinary and reproductive system.
You will learn:
• The organisation of the human body
• The anatomy, physiology and pathologies of the skin, hair and nails
• The anatomy, physiology and pathologies of the skeletal system
• The anatomy, physiology and pathologies of the muscular system
• The anatomy, physiology and pathologies of the nervous system
• The anatomy, physiology and pathologies of the endocrine system
• The anatomy, physiology and pathologies of the respiratory system
• The anatomy, physiology and pathologies of the cardiovascular system
• The anatomy, physiology and pathologies of the lymphatic system
• The anatomy, physiology and pathologies of the digestive system
• The anatomy, physiology and pathologies of the urinary system
• The anatomy, physiology and pathologies of the reproductive system
On this module you will learn the process of drawing blood with a cannula. The procedure itself is known as a venipuncture, which is also used for intravenous therapy. The art of phlebotomy is invaluable when in the aesthetics industry for those who wish to offer alternative treatments such as Vampire Facials, the perfect addition to your clinic.
Platelet Rich Plasma
On this module you will learn the art of the vampire facial, an innovative treatment which uses the body’s own healing properties for skin rejuvenation. This treatment involves extracting plasma from your client’s blood by spinning it in a centrifuge. The plasma is then reinjected back into the face, providing a multitude of benefits. This treatment is a natural way to treat dark circles, reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation and scarring.
Foundation Dermal Fillers
This module is designed as an introduction to the basic dermal filler treatments. Following completion of this course you will be able to deliver hyaluronic acid fillers to the lower third of your client’s face with good competency and knowledge. You will receive pre-course reading and study material to prepare you for your practical training day.
You will learn:
• Lip Contouring
• Marionette Lines
• Fine Lines
Advanced Dermal Fillers
This module is designed to be taken in conjunction with our Foundation Dermal Fillers course and is the perfect next step in your aesthetics learning. This course will allow you to develop your skills further and provide more complex aesthetics treatments to your clients. You will learn how to restore youth and fullness and enhance your client’s best features. You will receive pre-course reading and study material to prepare you for your practical training day.
Botulinum Toxin is injected into the skin to relax muscles, reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. It is possibly the best-known aesthetic treatment and certainly one of the most effective. This course is designed as an introduction to basic Botox treatments. Following completion of this course you will be able to deliver Botox treatments with good competency and knowledge.
You will learn:
• Frown Lines
• Crow’s Feet
This course is designed to be taken in conjunction with our Foundation Botox course and is the perfect next step in your aesthetics learning. This course will allow you to develop your skills further and provide more complex Botox treatments to your clients. You will learn how to administer Botox in more advanced areas to soften fine lines and wrinkles, creating a more youthful appearance.
You will learn:
• Lip Lines
• Bunny Lines
Hyaluronidase is a medical substance used to dissolve dermal fillers. Knowing how to administer this product is an essential skill for all Aesthetic Practitioners. Being able to dissolve dermal filler in an emergency could be the difference between your client being seriously injured or not. Additionally, many clients will wish to reverse procedures for aesthetic reasons.
Advanced Adverse Effects
Having the ability to recognise a complication and effectively treat it is essential as an Aesthetic Practitioner. Although complications are rare, they can be serious and it is vital you are confident in dealing with a possible emergency situation calmly and effectively. Your ability to think quickly in these situations can be the difference between your client being seriously injured or not.
Ensure your clients are in the safest possible hands by enrolling onto our first aid training. On this practical course you will learn how to respond in an emergency, and how to deal with accidents and injuries. You will receive practical hands-on training to ensure you develop the skills required to deal with a potentially life-threatening situation.
After completion of Pathway to Aesthetics, you have the option to further your career and experience by completing the Levels 4, 5 and 7 Certificate in Aesthetic Practice.
Julie – Anatomy and Physiology
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Lisanne – Phlebotomy and Platelet Rich Plasma
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Jessica – Foundation and Advanced Dermal Fillers, Foundation and Advanced Botulinum Toxin, Hyaluonidse and Advanced Adverse Effects
(Jess interview video)