New Online Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma in Aesthetic Injectable Therapies – Theoretical Principles

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MATA’s exclusive Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma in Aesthetic Injectable Therapies – Principle Theories is a customised qualification for anyone either looking to start their journey in aesthetic injectables or for those who have been practising but are looking to gain a Level 7 Qualification in their name.

This brand new qualification was developed to provide a more flexible option and be more accessible, flexible and tailored to suit a variety of individual’s needs.

Who is this Qualification for?

This qualification is a great option for many medical professionals, whether you would like to dip your toes in aesthetic injectables this is a great course for new starters, but can also be great for those looking to obtain a level 7 qualification who already have the practical experience and have been practising already.

Medical Professionals

To be eligible for this course, you must be a medical professional, we accept those who can meet the following criteria:

  • An undergraduate degree (level 6) in medicine, nursing, dentistry, midwifery, pharmacy and paramedics.
  • Are currently holding a valid GMC/NMC/GDC/GPhC number with an active licence to practice in the UK.
  • Preferably English as a first language or evidence or English Language Testing System (IELTS) 7.0 in all components.


New to Aesthetic Injectables

If you are a medical professional who has no experience in injectable therapies but you are considering a career change, or would like to have the opportunity for a part time side business and introduce multiple streams of income – this could be the perfect entry point to get a flavour for aesthetic injectables. The theoretical principles covers all of the core knowledge and theory required to confidently take the next steps in practicing injectable therapies. It is a great precursor to obtaining a Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Facial Aesthetics, which includes all of the practical training, allowing you to start practicing in aesthetic injectables.

Already Practicing in Aesthetic Injectables

You may have just completed a practical course in aesthetic injectable therapies and be looking to grow your confidence and expand your knowledge, or you may have been practicing in injectable therapies for years with an established clinic, however are missing that certificate to set you apart from your competitors. The theoretical principles is ideal for medical professionals who have the practical experience but would like to have a Diploma without having to do practical training days (and of course pay for those training days).

Benefits of Obtaining a Level 7 Diploma

The unregulated industry is facing possible tightening of regulations, and obtaining the highly sought after Level 7 Diploma will safe guard your business in the future when regulations become stricter, along with all of the other benefits;

  • Establish confidence in both yourself and your clients
  • More attractive to employers
  • Establish yourself within a competitive industry
  • Ensure you have the knowledge to begin an aesthetics business
  • Experienced in managing medical emergencies

Our Pathway to Learning

At MATA, we pride ourselves on giving you the best experience when entering the aesthetics industry. This online course allows you to receive a Level 7 Diploma which can be accessed at your own leisure to fit in with a busy schedule, and you have a full 12 months to work through the 7 online units and complete the coursework assessments.

Saliently, we have designed our courses with leading industry experts including our Medical Director, Mister Faizeen Zavahir (MBCHB, MRCS, MSC) a cosmetic surgeon with an extensive background in aesthetics. We walk you through the process as you complete these seven aesthetic units:

Unit 1: Anatomy, Pathophysiology, and Dermatology for Aesthetic Injectable Therapies

  • Structure and function of the skin and its appendages
  • The role and potential use of a range of cosmeceuticals with reference to skin health assessment
  • Location and function of muscles, tissue planes, nerves, glands, and blood supply
  • How to select appropriate treatment areas for injectable therapies

Unit 2: Medical Assessment, Consultation and Image Recording

  • External and internal motivations of persons seeking cosmetic and aesthetic therapies
  • Strategies to respond to patients needing emotional or psychological support
  • How to use effective verbal and non-verbal patient consultation skills
  • Prepare accurate patient treatment records as part of treatment planning for injectable therapies

Unit 3: Aesthetic Injectable Therapies for Facial Treatments

  • Commercial injectable preparations for cosmetic/aesthetic interventions
  • Factors involved in ageing and volume loss
  • Safe clinical practice in the delivery of biologic and dermal filler injectable therapies
  • How to differentially diagnose commonly presenting complications arising from cosmetic/aesthetic interventions
  • When to propose appropriate management pathways for a given presenting adverse event or complication.
  • The importance of review of own practice

Unit 4: Aesthetic Injectable Therapies for Non-Facial Treatments

  • How to recognise the presenting condition of hyperhidrosis amenable to BoNT injectable therapies
  • Safe clinical practice in the delivery of BoNT therapies for hyperhidrosis

Unit 5: Clinical Health, Safety and Welfare

  • How to manage the risks associated with cosmetic/aesthetic injectable procedures
  • Health and safety legislation, guidance and professional standards in a clinical injectable therapy setting

Unit 6: Critical Literature Review

  • Appraise scientific and clinical literature
  • Comply with standards and best practice in critical writing, citation and referencing

Unit 7: Values, Ethics and Professionalism in Cosmetic Aesthetic Practice

  • Core values in clinical practice
  • Ethics and professionalism in clinical practice enhances the patient pathway
  • The role of team working, leadership and management in clinical practice
  • The contribution of education, innovation and information technology to clinical practice


These units are assessed through a mixture of short answer questions, essays and a critical literature review. It is designed specifically with medical professionals in mind, and we understand work pressures and busy schedules, therefore these assessments can be completed in your own time throughout the 12 months to give you flexibility.

If you wish to carry on your journey to becoming qualified to practice injectable therapies then you can enrol in our practical training to get hands on experience with injecting in real life patients and completing a log book of completed and observed cases. Find out more about our practical training courses here.