Level 7 Clinical Aesthetics – Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

How can centres become approved to offer these qualifications?

All centres, both new and existing, must gain both centre approval and qualification recognition. Application is made using the bespoke Centre Application Form – Level 7 Diploma in Clinical Aesthetic Injectable Treatments, found on the level 7 pages on VTCT and ITEC websites. All centres are subject to an approval visit for which there will be a charge in line with published fees.

How much will it cost a centre to achieve recognition?

Please refer to published fees.

How much are the registration fees for these qualifications?

After the application process, there are additional learner registration fees per learner for the Level 7 Diploma in Clinical Aesthetic Injectable Treatments, please refer to published fees.

What are the equipment and specific safety requirements for teaching and learning purposes?

  • All treatment areas must have hand washing facilities with hot and cold running water.  The environment for practice-based teaching and assessment must be of a clinical nature. At a minimum the following structural standards must be met:
  • The treatment room is clinical in nature and lockable
  • The clinical room has adequate heating, ventilation, and lighting
  • The walls, wall accessories, window coverings are impervious to moisture, intact and washable, including moveable spot lighting
  • The ceilings, fixtures, fittings are damage free, with a smooth impermeable surface and easy to clean
  • The floors are impervious to moisture, intact, washable and non-slip
  • A clinical use only hand wash basin is located within the treatment room with easy access to disinfectant consumables and wall-mounted disposal paper towels
  • The treatment room allows for the practitioner to access all sides of the treatment couch with ease
  • The clinic has a temperature-controlled lockable fridge for cold link medicines
  • A range of storage cupboards (lockable and unlocked) are available for medicines, medical equipment, materials and consumable storage (to prevent cross-contamination)
  • The clinic has a separate waiting area with toilet and aseptic hand-wash facilities, with disposable paper towels for staff and other visitors
  • All appropriate PPE must be available
  • Standardised data collection sheet, consent and consultation forms


Injecting equipment:


  • Botulinum toxin (real/mock vials)
  • Dermal filler (real/mock vials)
  • Hyaluronidase (real/mock vials)
  • All products need to have an EU kite mark and must be compliant with all regulatory requirements
  • Digital camera (for mock pre/post-treatment photography)

What are the teacher’s/lecturer’s requirements?

Please refer to the specific qualification specification for the teacher/educator, trainers/mentors/supervisors, internal and external quality assurance roles. (IQA and EQA).

Do they need fixed premises or can they hire a room/hotel?

Fixed premises are a mandatory requirement.

What branding will these qualifications have?

The qualifications are dual branded, VTCT and iTEC.

Do assessors and IQAs need to be medically trained? Can a non-medic with a Level 7 qualification be an assessor and IQA?

The same rules apply to personnel delivering the qualification as apply to learners on the qualification. Assessors and IQAs must prove they are registered with a professional health care statutory regulatory body (Professional registration numbers will be required) and come from a clinical/medical background.


All assessors are required to hold a medical/clinical background. Additionally, assessors are required to have the ability to provide clinical oversight – the ability to take direct responsibility for the consequences of treatment and clinical management of complications, including the ability to prescribe where necessary/appropriate.

Are there any other requirements for this qualification?

Yes, in addition to the information required, listed above, it is also necessary for learners to  be able to produce formal identification and evidence of qualification certification achievement to Level 6 degree level. Learners must prove they hold a relevant English language qualification if English is not their first language. A level 2 qualification in infection control is also a pre-requisite to this qualification.