Government announces licensing for aesthetics industry

10th March 2022


It feels like years or work is finally coming to fruition. And it means it really is time to take your Level 7!

On Tuesday this week, the government set out proposals to change the law on who could offer Botox and filler treatments, and we for one couldn’t be happier. It’s what we have been campaigning on for years, and the reason we developed the Level 7 Certificate in Aesthetic Practice.

a-training is the home of the Level 7 Certificate in Aesthetic Practice. We were the ones who developed it, and put time and resources into creating it. a-training CEO Chris Wade has spent years campaigning for this to happen in order to protect the industry.

We did this not for our own sakes, but for the whole industry, and to address concerns about untrained individuals delivering Botulinum toxin and filler treatments. So we massively welcome this development.

But what does it mean for you?

The Level 7 and licensing – what it means for you 

  • Legislation in the aesthetics industry is now highly likely
  • There will likely be restrictions on who can and can’t offer the public Botox and filler treatments
  • The licensing scheme will introduce consistent standards that individuals carrying out non-surgical cosmetic procedures will have to meet, as well as hygiene and safety standards for premises
  • It will focus on those cosmetic procedures which, if improperly performed, have the potential to cause harm such as Botox and fillers
  • The Level 7 will provide you with an Ofqual-recognised qualification that will safeguard your career against future legislation

Are you Level 7 ready?
You may be ready to complete your Level 7 now and not even realise. If you’ve already completed training with us, it can count towards achieving the Level 7 Certificate in Aesthetic Practice.

Depending on your previous level of study, there are various ways this can be achieved.

To find out if your previous learning counts towards a government-recognised aesthetics qualification, call us today on 01476 849342 or email [email protected]

Interest free credit available. Speak to us now.