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Clinical Aesthetics

Who is this qualification for?

The VTCT (ITEC) Level 7 Diploma in Clinical Aesthetic Injectable Treatments is designed for qualified personnel who are registered with a national professional health care statutory regulatory body in the country within which the qualification is being delivered.

What does this qualification cover?

This qualification will focus on the required practical and theoretical knowledge to enable the learner consistently to administer safe, effective and appropriate injectable, clinical aesthetic treatments.

What could this qualification lead to?

This qualification is the first in the VTCT (ITEC) Aesthetic Clinical Suite of qualifications and is designed to support a role in the workplace. This qualification will assist in updating current skills and continuing professional development (CPD).

Entry Requirements

For entry onto the VTCT (ITEC) Level 7 Diploma in Clinical Aesthetic Injectable Treatments, learners must:

  • Prove they are registered with a professional health care statutory regulatory body and have no conditions attached to their practice.
  • Evidence achievement of required academic entry-level (minimum Level 6/degree level) on a relevant national framework.
  • An English language level of International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS) 7.0 in all components or equivalent will be required if English is not the learner’s first language.

Learners are not required to be independent prescribers as they will be supervised at all times by a qualified prescribing practitioner, who will have ultimate clinical oversight.

Centre Approval Application

The application process

To ensure your centre meets VTCT approval criteria, VTCT will undertake a centre approval activity, which will be carried out by a VTCT External Quality Assurer (EQA). As part of the process, you will need to demonstrate you understand the centre approval criteria and centre agreement.

To help you with this process, please ensure you download and read the following documents;

• VTCT Centre Qualification Requirements: This document will ensure that you know the resource requirements that VTCT expects you to have available to become a centre.
• Approval Visit Criteria: This document outlines the types of evidence that an EQA will be expecting to review as part of the centre approval review.
• Centre Agreement

To proceed with your application please complete the form by clicking on the button below


This qualification is informed by employers, providers, regulators and professional body consultations and has been designed to meet the guidance provided by:

  • Health Education England (HEE): Qualification requirements for the delivery of cosmetic procedures (2015)
  • General Medical Council (GMC): Guidance for doctors who offer cosmetic interventions (2016)
  • Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP)
    • Education and Training Standards (2018)
    • Competency framework for cosmetic practice (2018)
    • Premises standards (2017)
  • National Occupational Standards (NOS) 2020 in the relevant modalities
  • Professional and regulatory bodies included in the consultation
  • The Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP)
  • The Cosmetic Standards Practice Authority (CPSA)
  • British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAARPS)
  • British Association of Cosmetic Nurses (BACN)
  • Welsh Aesthetic and Cosmetic Society (WACS)