MATA PGDip7 – Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma in Facial Aesthetics
The MATA Post Graduate Level 7 Diploma in Facial Aesthetics (BOTOX and Fillers) is a new, postgraduate qualification developed by MATA in partnership with regulated awarding body Eduqual. Our L7 postgraduate diploma is the highest level of qualification currently on offer from any independent training provider in the aesthetics industry.
MATA already offers Level 7 Botox training to certificate level however with our brand new qualification learners are able to work towards a Level 7 postgraduate diploma, which in the specialist sector carries much more weight than a certificate.
What is the Diploma Structure?
Our Level 7 Diploma is made up of a total of 7 mandatory learning units which total 60 credits and 600 total study time. Of this 600 hours, a total of 64 hours (8 days) will be spent in face to face, or practical sessions.
What are the benefits of achieving the Level 7 Diploma?
There are a number of advantages to completing a Level 7 Diploma, these include:
- Diploma holds more weight – in academic terms, a Level 7 diploma in facial aesthetics holds far more weight than a Level 7 certificate
- Improved employability – achieving a diploma over a certificate will mean you stand out from all others in the field of aesthetics
Higher income – achieving a Level 7 diploma will mean you are more highly qualified and therefore able to earn a higher level of income
- Study while you earn – Our blended study programme involves mostly distance-learning with some face to face practical training, enabling you to still work as you study
- Further your personal and career development – completing a Level 7 diploma will boost your own skills to a more comprehensive level and provide the highest possible personal and career development currently available
- Better understanding of Facial Aesthetics – After completing MATA’s diploma, you will gain a more in-depth knowledge of medical aesthetics than you would by doing a certificate
Do other courses count towards the L7 Diploma?
Yes, if you are already practicing in the industry with previously awarded certificates and wish to ‘upgrade’ to achieve our L7 Diploma, this will be possible. In order to achieve an upgrade of your current qualifications to our diploma you will have the opportunity to complete the necessary theory and assessment modules, and develop a portfolio (log book) of patient cases to submit.
Effectively, if you have previously completed a foundation or advanced Botox and dermal fillers course with us, these can be counted as credits towards your Diploma qualification. One of our course co-ordinators will be able to advise you on the best pathway if this is the case for you.
What is involved in the MATA Level 7 Diploma
MATA’s Level 7 Diploma in Facial Aesthetics is made up of 7 mandatory units. From start to completion, MATA recommend 600 learning hours in total. Learners will be required to complete a total of 64 guided learning hours (in physical attendance). These will be split over the duration of the qualification.
Units consist of:
• Anatomy, Physiology & Dermatology for Aesthetic Injectable Therapies
• Patient Medical Assessment, Consultation and Image Recording
• Principles, Practice & Treatment Management of Aesthetic Injectable Therapies
• Injectable Therapies for Management of Hyperhidrosis
• Clinic Compliance, Health, Safety, Welfare and Governance
• Appraising the Clinical Literature
MATA’s blended learning approach uses practical sessions and interactive theory to make the learning hours engaging and fun.
Is this qualification mandatory?
The Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma in Facial Aesthetics is not a mandatory qualification. Learners are qualified to begin practising injectable aesthetic treatments upon completion of a foundation course. However our qualification does provide the highest available level of qualification currently offered by an independent training provider in facial aesthetics. Whilst we also offer the Post Graduate Level 7 certificate, with our new Level 7 training delegates will now achieve a diploma, putting you ahead of the competition in a saturated industry.
Upon completion of MATA’s Post Graduate Level 7 diploma, you truly will be amongst the most qualified in the facial aesthetics field.
Whilst a Level 7 qualification is not currently mandatory, the Joint Council of Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) and other independent organisations are actively working towards an ideal where being qualified to Level 7 is seen as a standard for any medical professional working towards an aesthetic career.
How long does it take to achieve this qualification?
In order to successfully complete MATA’s Level 7 Diploma in Facial Aesthetics we suggest that a total number of 600 study hours will be required. This includes self-study, practical sessions and assessment.
MATA’s Level 7 Diploma in Facial Aesthetics has been designed to suit professionals with a busy schedule. Although it is possible for learners to complete the diploma as quickly or as slowly as they wish, rushing through modules is not advisable. In order to gain a thorough understanding, we would suggest those starting at foundation level allocate a year to complete our diploma in full.
Why study with MATA?
1. MATA’s Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Facial Aesthetics is the highest level of qualification on offer from any independent training provider in the industry.
2. Maximum Practical Experience with Patients
We recognise that a hands-on approach works best when desiring a career in facial aesthetics. We keep practical session group sizes small so that you get the maximum hands on experience possible.
3. Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
The exclusive MATA VLE is a comprehensive, university standard platform containing extensive materials including interactive quizzes, videos, infographics, webinars and other resources for which you have a unique login to work towards your theory elements.
4. Expert Trainers
Our trainers, all experts in their field, come from a variety of backgrounds whether that means they are a Surgeon, Doctor, Nurse Prescriber or Aesthetic Practitioner. You will have the opportunity to gain knowledge from each of them.
5. Advocates for better industry legislation
Medical & Aesthetics Training Academy (MATA) has always been an advocate for better industry legislation. Our L7 Diploma and all of our other courses and qualifications have been developed with the support and input from industry specialists.
6. Award Winning Training
MATA are an award-winning accredited training academy founded on London’s Harley Street with a widely respected reputation.
Available Finance options
We understand that the cost of a degree is quite substantial. Because of this, we want to make payment of our L7 Diploma more manageable. Instalment plans are available.
The MATA PGDip7 will give you all the skills and experience you need to boost chances of employment in the aesthetics industry or growing your own practice. Upon completing MATA’s diploma you will have a complete understanding of the theory behind facial aesthetics and a full logbook which can act as a portfolio to demonstrate your proficiency in administering injectable treatments.
MATA also offer a number of tools and support options which can help assist you on the business side of things.
MATA also have a number of mid, upper and lower face masterclasses available to further develop your skills and treatment offerings.