Beauty professionals urged to review Level 5 Aesthetic Practitioner - Skin Rejuvenation standard

Published 21st Mar 2023 by PB Admin
Beauty professionals urged to review Level 5 Aesthetic Practitioner - Skin Rejuvenation standard

As part of the Government’s apprenticeship reforms, the draft Level 5 Aesthetic Practitioner Skin Rejuvenation Trailblazer standard is now available for review.

To ensure the standards reflect industry practice once they’re finalised, the Beauty Professional Trailblazer Steering Group is urging beauty and aesthetic professionals to participate in the process and have their say.

The Level 5 standard was drawn up by the Beauty Professional apprenticeship steering group consisting of employers, training providers and Awarding Organisations following Institute of Apprenticeship and technical education quality guidelines.

The standard has been designed to provide a progression step up from the Level 3 apprenticeship standards and provide aspirational targets for apprentices who are keen to progress in their careers.

The standard includes:

  • Health and safety management and infection control protocols for aesthetic procedures
  • Client consultation, skin evaluation, analysis, record and informed consent
  • Preparation, planning and risk assessment management for aesthetic skin rejuvenation procedures
  • Working collaboratively with non-healthcare and healthcare professionals, when required
  • Non-invasive, minimally invasive, and invasive skin rejuvenation using:
    • Very superficial, superficial, and medium grade chemical peels
    • Microneedling procedures
    • Light-based skin rejuvenation procedures
    • Mesotherapy techniques
    • Cryotherapy
    • A combination of intraepidermal procedures
  • Evaluation
  • Business growth
  • Professional and ethical standards

The Beauty Professional Apprenticeship (Trailblazer) Steering Group members said, “The Level 5 Aesthetic Practitioner standard for Skin Rejuvenation apprenticeship will provide apprentices with the right knowledge, skills and behaviours to competently work within the aesthetics sector and will set a great foundation for continual professional development and progression.”

Diane Hey, chair of the Trailblazer Steering Group for beauty professionals, added, “These standards will provide the necessary steppingstone from Level 3 and a career opportunity for Level 5 Aesthetic Practitioner Skin Rejuvenation apprenticeship standard.

"This will meet the potential proposed changes to the licensing of non-surgical cosmetic procedures and enable the professional recognition of higher-level skills that have often been undertaken as continual professional development, due to the previous lack of regulated pathways.”

Caroline Larissey, director of Quality and Standards at the NHBF, said, “The Level 5 Aesthetic Practitioner - Skin Rejuvenation apprenticeship standard will provide a further viable route for beauty professionals who hold a regulated beauty qualification at Level 3 to progress into aesthetics.

“Skin rejuvenation procedures are a massive growth area within our sector, the NHBF welcomes the development of this standard alongside the clause in the Health and Social Care Bill, and the potential licensing of non-surgical cosmetic procedures. This is a real positive step in the right direction to facilitate the recovery of our sector, address the current skills crisis and raising the quality and standards of education and training.”

The draft Level 5 Aesthetic Practitioner Skin Rejuvenation standard can be downloaded here.

Please ensure you have read the draft standard before completing the survey.

You can have your say by completing the Level 5 Aesthetic Practitioner Skin Rejuvenation standard survey here

For more information on the apprenticeships to date, visit the Institute for Apprenticeship and Technical Education website.

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What do you think of the apprenticeship standards? Let us know in the comments…

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Published 21st Mar 2023

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