Northumbria University

Northumbria University

Professional non-surgical Aesthetic Practice

Please note: This programme is designed for UK registered Nurses, Doctors and Dentists based in the UK, in order to apply you must provide evidence of UK registration. You must also hold the correct entry clearance to allow you to study part time in the United Kingdom. In order to apply for a postgraduate student loan, it is important to apply and enrol on the full MSc and complete this qualification in continuous progression. This innovative new part time programme is available to existing and aspiring cosmetic practitioners who already hold professional registration as nurses, doctors or dentists. Developed in partnership with expert practitioners and the leading professional associations in aesthetics, the competency based programme has been designed to fully meet the standards for practice identified by Health Education England (2014) Education for non-surgical cosmetic procedures (required by 2018 in order to practise aesthetics). A flexible blended learning approach is used to deliver the programme allowing you to fit it around your work and make it accessible to those geographically distant to the University. The programme is a mixture of e-learning, face to face and practice based learning. The practice based learning will assessed by expert aesthetic practitioners holding a recognised mentoring qualification. The programme provides a 3 stage linked award which you access incrementally. The first stage (Post Grad Cert) focuses on the assessment of your proficiency to provide safe person-centred care to meet the HEE standards, enabling you to practice autonomously as an aesthetic practitioner offering botulinum toxin and non-permanent dermal fillers, demonstrating your "licence" to practice. This will be achieved through the opportunity to develop the relevant evidence based knowledge to underpin your practice and to develop practice competence working alongside experienced, professionally registered aesthetic practitioners who will observe and assess your competence in practice The second stage of the programme, the Post Grad Dip develops your expertise to advance aesthetic practice through; facilitating the learning of others, developing your business and understanding the existing evidence base underpinning aesthetic practice. The third stage of the programme (Masters) enables you to add to the evidence base informing aesthetic practice through undertaking an empirical study or systematic review of the literature.

Entry requirements

This programme is designed for UK registered Nurses, Doctors and Dentists based in the UK, in order to apply you must provide evidence of UK registration. You must also hold the correct entry clearance to allow you to study part time in the United Kingdom.

The minimum entry requirements for Post Grad Cert will be evidence of successful level 6 studies within the last 5 years, plus 120 credits or equivalence at level 5, hold current professional registration as a nurse, doctor or dentist with 2 years post qualifying experience.

Course modules

For a full list of the modules on your course, please access the course pages at www.northumbria.ac.uk

Assessment methods

Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods, which may include lectures, seminars, problem-based workshops, case discussions, practical activities, group work and tutorials. Teaching is backed up by a well-designed support system that will underpin your learning journey. You will have access to a Guidance Tutor with whom you can discuss any academic issues. Extensive feedback from both tutors and peers is built into the course.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2018 - 3 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2018 - 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Coach Lane Campus NE7 7XA North East

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Key information

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01912156222