New qualifications will address Keogh concerns

18th November 2019


Keogh concerns

Two new qualifications that will address concerns raised in the Keogh Review of Cosmetic Interventions and raise standards have been launched by the internationally recognised awarding organisation Qualifi.

The qualifications, the Level 5 Certificate in Aesthetic Practice and the Level 7 Certificate in Aesthetic Practice, have been written in line with Health Education England’s 2016 Qualifications Requirements for the Delivery of Cosmetic Procedures, The qualifications have been developed to meet Ofqual’s rigorous requirements for the structure and expression of regulated qualifications together with detailed requirements for those who will provide training, assessment and moderation.

These qualifications will provide high-quality learning programmes that will ensure practitioners are trained, qualified and competent to provide safe, effective and appropriate aesthetic treatments. The qualifications will also mean that practitioners are trained to work within the limits of their competence, while raising overall standards and allowing them to develop their careers and businesses.

Their launch comes after 12 months of development by a-training, a team of industry experts and Qualifi’s Qualification Development team and examiners.

Tiffany Tarrant, who led the development team at a-Training, said, ‘This is a long-awaited standard for the industry as a whole, and aesthetic practitioners in particular. The qualifications have been developed by representatives of the industry who are expert practitioners and trainers in this field, facilitated by experts in the specification and measurement of competence. This won’t just provide aesthetic professionals with official recognition of their skills, but quality assurance in what is still mostly an unregulated industry, ultimately protecting the client’.

She added, ‘Qualifi is the first awarding organisation to offer these qualifications to both medical and non-medical practitioners, and will raise professional standards across the whole of the aesthetic industry’.

For more information, go to https://qualifi.net/qualifications/

Notes to editors:

Keogh Review of Cosmetic Interventions


Health Education England’s 2016 Qualifications Requirements for the Delivery of Cosmetic Procedures



1. Qualifi is an internationally recognised awarding organisation founded to meet the developing education and training needs of learners and employers from the UK and around the globe. As a recognised UK awarding organisation – regulated by Ofqual – Qualifi is able to give assurances to employers, centres and learners of consistent, rigorous and quality standards.

2. a-training are a team of pioneering aesthetics industry experts who believe that professionals and clients deserve better.With a commitment to delivering high-quality education, qualifications and good practice to the aesthetics industry, they have come together to guarantee that all aesthetic professionals have access to the very best training and that clients are provided with reassurance through robust quality procedures.

a-training are responsible for developing entirely new level 5 and level 7 aesthetic practitioner qualifications, that will be delivered through a nationwide network of centres of excellence and that are recognised by Ofqual, the UK government’s Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation – a first for the British aesthetics industry.

a-training are also committed to championing the ability of non-medical practitioners to offer aesthetic procedures, provided that the requirements of the robust training regime they have set are met.

This means that aesthetic professionals, both medics and non-medics, will be equipped with the knowledge to offer any aesthetic procedures and to deal with all outcomes of a procedure.

Ultimately, a-training aim to raise standards across the aesthetics industry so that everyone can enjoy a successful career or operate a prosperous business while providing aesthetic procedures to clients safely, with confidence, and to a recognised high standard.


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