a-training clinic director features in BBC documentary

7th March 2022


a-training clinic director features in BBC documentary

The clinic director of the training organisation that developed the first Ofqual-recognised qualifications for medic and non-medic practitioners has featured in a brand new BBC documentary, looking at how the industry can improve practices. 

Chris Wade, a-training clinic director, and the leading figure behind the development of the Level 5 and Level 7 Certificates in Aesthetic Practice in 2019, appeared in BBC 3’s Under the Skin: The Botched Beauty Business, first broadcast in June 202.

He was joined by Laura Sexton, an a-training graduate and one of the first aesthetic practitioners to achieve an Ofqual recognised Level 7 Certificate in Aesthetic Practice, plus Dr Wong (Harley Street) and Ashton Collins (Director of Save Face), as part of an expert panel of leading industry figures who reviewed shocking undercover footage from unregulated aesthetic training academies. 

The documentary uncovers academies falsely claiming to be Ofqual registered, offering unregulated courses, and providing grossly inadequate training that leaves models clearly bleeding and in pain.

Chris said, ‘Some of the footage filmed was genuinely shocking and demonstrates the urgent need for action in our industry. Until a change in legislation is forthcoming, aesthetic practitioners should take the Level7 Certificate in Aesthetic Practice to ensure they have the skills and knowledge to keep clients safe and future proof their career against any legislative changes’.

He added, ‘a-training developed the Level 7 qualification precisely to address these concerns, and it is high time it was made compulsory for anyone wanting to offer injectable or filler treatments’.

To view the documentary, go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p09kyrtk