As new regulations come into play, causing the British Association of Cosmetic Dental Professionals (BACDP) to evaluate available training options, Scottish dental professionals are seeking legitimate qualifications to allow them to move into the aesthetics industry. Health Improvement Scotland since 2016 has sought to regulate independent clinics by precisely monitoring issues associated with botched aesthetic treatments. Evidently, transitioning into aesthetics as a dental professional is recommended by following precise standards set by JCCP (Joint Council of Cosmetic Practitioners) and CSPA (Cosmetic Standards Practice Authority).
At MATA, we have recently expanded our training into Glasgow from significant success already achieved in other parts of the UK, specifically Harley Street, London. Glasgow is home to some of the major medical advances made by previous physicians and is a great place to offer fantastic aesthetic courses tailored explicitly for dentists. We are proud to be offering our Level 7 Diploma in Facial Aesthetics: Incorporating OTHM Level 7 Certificate/Diploma in Clinical Injectable Therapies; including core units 1-7, covering an introduction to aesthetics, medical emergencies, Botox, Dermal Fillers and other vital concepts. Our practical days are designed to give you enough experience with our foundation days that focus on the basics of your injection skils, fundamental techniques and experience with live models. All of our courses are proud to use live models, models whom you can request or recommend for your practice sessions. This ensures you get the right amount of experience and recognise the most appropriate method in the application of aesthetic injectables. Additionally, our advanced training days, also held in new Glasgow facilities teach you advanced techniques, giving you an idea ho to manage challenging scenarios that may prompt or cause medical emergencies.
By guiding you through the core units 1-7, you can complete the first four and qualify with a Level 7 Certificate. As a dental professional already with a job after completion of our foundation training, you can begin as treating patients with Botox and Dermal Fillers. However, there are several reasons we recommend our Level 7 Diploma since it allows out to stand out in a competitive market, gain enough practical skills and learn the core knowledge.
We highly recommend our Level 7 qualifications with training in Glasgow because its essential as a Scottish dentist you are are aware of the changing rules. Additionally, if you were planning to begin a clinic then you have to ensure you are trained, competent and all your clients are aware of your professional accreditation as a dentist ready to train with MATA, I am sure you have some questions about our training, ethos, and Level 7 Diploma:
Where in Glasgow is the training taking place?
Room 37, 3rd Floor, 7 Buchanan St, Glasgow G2 8BL
FAQ for Botox and Dermal Fillers Courses for Dentists in Glasgow
- What does the Level 7 mean?
In academic terminology, the Level 7 equates a postgraduate qualification like a Master’s qualification or Postgraduate Certificates. For instance, there are 8 qualification levels, each one considered as more progressively difficult than the previous. In Scotland, a higher national certificate (HNC) equates to level 4, and a higher national diploma (HND) is level 5.
- How do I start changing my dental clinical into an aesthetics practice?
Initially, based on JCCP (Joint Council of Cosmetic Practitioners) and CSPA (Cosmetic Standards Practice Authority) regulations, it is considered to be highly essential to seek official accredited training for a Scottish provider. Regardless, if one is a medical doctor, dentists or nurse – MATA can teach all our sophisticated Level 7. Next, you need to know how to market yourself, get more patients into your clinic. At MATA, our courses also include fundamental business psychology, how to sell yourself and create new clientele. Through a step by step process, we aim to aid you learning the knowledge, practical and becoming successful in aesthetics.
- What is the difference between an MSc in aesthetic therapies and a postgraduate Level 7 qualification?
An MSc, Masters of Science degree, can only be awarded by a University. MSc courses tend to be more ‘academic’ less likely to be considered as a vocational qualification, great for aesthetic practice. A vocational qualification gives you the necessary postgraduate qualification but ensures on taking a practical approach in learning the foundation, advanced and mentorship training.
- What is the difference between an award, certificate and diploma?
The regulated qualifications framework (RQF) is the system used to catalogue their qualifications based by their level and size. The award, certificate and diploma all vary in considerable qualification length with the diploma being the highest ranking. Total qualification time (TQT) gives a framework for average time, awards equate to 10-120 TQT, certificate equals 121-350 TQT and Diploma can be 350 hours plus TQT.
- Do you offer mentorship training for additional help or clinical support?
If you feel that our weekend courses or foundation, advanced training is not enough – we can offer mentorship training to ensure you are confident and competent with your newly learned clinical skills. Saliently, we have to make sure you are happy and able to manage complications effectively, the most common side-effects from practising aesthetic injectables.
- How do I know which training companies are suitable for me?
At the end of the day, we cannot tell you which company is the best, we can only provide you with the facts and evidence. AT MATA, our Level 7 Diploma in Facial Aesthetics: Incorporating OTHM Level 7 Certificate/Diploma in Clinical Injectable Therapies includes seven core units and an extensive amount of practical training. We are highly proud of our vocational approach in teaching aesthetic injectables. For instance, our practical days are the foundation, advanced and mentorship training days. This means you can learn sufficient practical skills from MATA exclusively using live models – rarely used by other companies. Additionally, we stand out in Scotland and other parts of the UK since we are the first independent company to offer an exclusive Level 7 qualification accustomed to your needs.
- Am I able to choose my time with my patients?
As a dentist who has a massive amount of technical skills and you work in a fully equipped clinical environment. As someone who is seeking new freelance opportunities in aesthetics, you can choose who you wish to work on. For example, some dental professionals seek to manage their working hours more effectively by deciding on how many clients to treat. Essentially, this is very different if you currently work in public healthcare, where some dental professionals are overstretched and expected to meet patient demands in a minimal time-frame.
- How does MATA assess me throughout the qualification?
We have designed our qualification explicitly based on OTHM standards using various methods of assessment. For instance, we use direct observation practices (DOPs) to measure your practical effectivity and competence. Additionally, as you work through your units 1-7, you are consistently assessed using short answer questions (SAQs) and end-of-unit reviews to measure academic performance. Throughout, we can test other aspects of your performance with course assignments and logbook recording. Logbook recording is highly effective because it keeps a detailed record of specific times when you have experienced applying botox or observed other professional tutors. Hence, ensuring you gain constructive feedback and are continually developing your entire aesthetic portfolio.
- What happens if I fail an assessment?
Since MATA guide you through the entire process, we do believe it is highly unlikely you will ultimately fail if you are completing the course throughout, passing key objectives and attending practice sessions. However, if you are struggling, we can aid by offering you advice and support. Additionally, if you do fail, we can process an appeal or referral.
- If I have a disability as a dentist, can I still train with MATA?
A learner’s disability is not a barrier to study at MATA, we have a disability statement that we use to meet each individual’s specific needs. We can provide guidance, assist with completion of application forms, support learners at the enrolment stages and put our delegates in contact with tutors who can assess the needs and arrange appropriate support. We are fully committed to equality of opportunity and strive to actively promote equality with each one of our delegates.