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Aesthetic Practitioner Top-up BA (Hons)

University College Birmingham

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Flexible learning

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Course snapshot**Non-surgical and non-invasive aesthetic treatments are on the rise in the UK, putting demand for qualified practitioners at an all-time high. University College Birmingham's Aesthetic Practitioner top-up degree course builds on your existing knowledge and skills for practising a wide range of non-medical procedures within cosmetology, hair removal and skin rejuvenation, offering you a gateway to a range of reputable and lucrative careers in this rapidly expanding sector. Working with real clients in our state-of-the-art Aspire Aesthetics clinic, you will gain valuable hands-on experience using the latest equipment, procedures and techniques. You will also have the opportunity to visit a production facility abroad, as well as the chance to engage with industry experts.**Who's the course for?**Designed for anyone who has previously studied a relevant subject (up to Level 5) or with substantial industry experience, our course is open to therapists and non-therapists alike and is ideal for anyone keen to pursue a career in the aesthetics industry, including roles such as laser practitioner, cosmeceutical skincare specialist or clinic director. **Why should I study this course?**- **PRACTICAL APPLICATION** – Work with real clients in our cutting-edge clinic, featuring the latest equipment including high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) and cryotherapy machines- **RESIDENTIAL VISIT** – Gain first-hand industry insight on a visit to the Mesoestetic production facility in Barcelona, with essential costs of the trip covered by the University- **ENRICHMENT** – Meet industry professionals at events such as Professional Beauty North and ACE Conference, as well as engaging with expert guest speakers**Great! Tell me more**Our top-up course lets you get hands-on with real paying clients working in our Aspire Aesthetics clinic on campus, enabling you to put your training into practice using the latest technology and equipment. The clinic features cutting-edge technology including Motus AY and Lumina lasers, Observ 520 and a range of multi-platform, non-surgical and non-invasive face and body equipment, as well as the latest UV and ultrasonic sterilisation technology. We have three clinically-controlled laser rooms and three consultation rooms operating comprehensive client management software, while we use a variety of cosmeceutical product ranges and treatments from leading brands such as Mesoestetic.As part of your course, you will travel to the Mesoestetic production facility in Barcelona, visiting the clinical labs and learning first hand about treatment solutions, products, manufacturing safety standards and product testing. The essential costs of this trip are covered by the University. You will also have the chance to engage with industry professionals at events such as ACE Conference and Professional Beauty North.Demonstrating best in practice and providing reassurance to students and clients alike, University College Birmingham adheres to Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) and Cosmetic Practice Standards Authority (CPSA) guidelines.**What skills will I gain?**You will master a variety of non-surgical and non-invasive procedures including laser treatments, intense pulsed light, chemical peeling and skin needling.You will also learn how to use the latest highly-specialised equipment, from cryotherapy machines (fat freezing) to high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU).**What about the future?**This course is an ideal stepping stone towards a range of careers in the flourishing aesthetics and cosmeceutical industry. Potential roles you could explore after graduating include:- Aesthetic practitioner- Laser practitioner- Cosmeceutical skincare specialist- Treatment or training coordinator- Business developmen

Tuition fees

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£ 12,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A relevant HND or a foundation degree with 240 credits.


University information

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University College Birmingham

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    University College Birmingham, Summer Row, Birmingham, Birmingham, B3 1JB, England

25% of the university’s students are from overseas, with undergraduates from around 65 countries across Europe, America, Africa, the Middle East and Far East.
Many of the university’s courses are offered in partnership with the University of Birmingham.

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