RPEL Fasttrack Process - Level 7 Diploma in Clinical Aesthetics
The RPEL fast-track route to qualification is solely for regulated practitioners who have already undertaken training in aesthetic practice through other informal and formal means and acquired patient-facing experience working in the clinical aesthetic field. Practitioners who meet the full entry criteria are able to progress to the assessment stage without completing the full level 7 learning programme including exemption for practice-based treatment observations and supervised practice.
Additionally, practitioners who can evidence competence through a comparable Level 7 regulated qualification in clinical aesthetics that match all or a minimum of 60% of the learning outcomes can claim further exemption against the two internal assessment processes. i.e. Stage 1 Assessment – Short Answer Questions (SARs) and or Stage 2 Assessment – Literature Review Skills. There are no circumstances where a learner can claim exemption for the external assessment process. i.e Stage 3 Assessment (Written Exam) and Stage 4 Assessment (practical skills – OSCE).
WHO AWARDS THE QUALIFICATION?
The RPEL fasttrack assessment process is delivered by MAP-IQ and awarded by Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT), an OFQUAL regulated and JCCP approved awarding organisation.
VTCT is a market leading OFQUAL awarding and assessment organisation offering regulated qualifications for a range of sectors, including clinical aesthetics, education, training, assessment and quality assurance. VTCT has been awarding qualifications for over 50 years in 40 different countries. Many of their qualifications are internationally recognised and to date, VTCT has awarded UK and internationally recognised qualifications to over a million learners.
The VTCT level 7 Diploma in Clinical Aesthetic Injectable treatments is aligned to the Cosmetic Practice Standards Authority (CPSA) modality standards and the Joint Council of Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) competency framework ensuring adherence to best practice industry education and training standards.
THE LEVEL 7 QUALIFICATION AT A GLANCE
Qualification Title: Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Aesthetic Injectable Treatments
Academic Level: Level 7
Route: Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL). RPEL practitioners will achieve the same qualification as those who have undertaken the full level 7 learning programme.
- Unit 1 – Principles of clinical aesthetic treatments (9 credits)
- Unit 2 – Principles and practice of clinical aesthetic patient assessment (11 credits).
- Unit 3 – Anatomy and physiology for clinical aesthetic treatments (10 credits)
- Unit 4 – Principles and practice of botulinum toxin in clinical aesthetics (12 credits)
- Unit 5 – Principles and practice of dermal fillers in clinical aesthetics (13 credits)
- Unit 6 – Literature review skills for clinical study in aesthetic medicine (5 credits)
Total Qualification Credits: 60 (RQF)
Duration: Up to 12 months (Flexible)
RPEL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Practitioners wishing to apply for the RPEL fasttrack assessment route must hold provisional registration on Part A of the JCCP Practitioner register OR meet the following criteria:
- A regulated medical or healthcare practitioner with no conditions attached to practice and whose regulatory body deems clinical aesthetic practice as within scope of their professional practice.
- Minimum of certificated training in botulinum toxin and soft tissue fillers
- A minimum of 2 years injectable experience of toxins and soft tissue fillers
- Peer reference from a regulated practitioners who holds qualifications and/or experience equal to or greater than that of the learner.
- Full indemnity insurance to cover botulinum toxin and soft tissue fillers treatments..
- English Language Testing System (IELTS) 7.0 in all components, if English is not your first language.
Practitioners are not required to be independent prescribers, but they must be supervised for their practice-based skills assessment by a prescribing supervisor who is appropriately qualified and experienced in aesthetic practice.
THE RPEL FASTTRACK ASSESSMENT PROCESS
The RPEL four-stage assessment process is conducted completely online and therefore accessible to learners from anywhere in the world. Learners are supported and guided through each stage of the assessment process by MAP-IQ’s expert practitioners and educationalists. The assessment stages consist of two internal assessments and two external assessments.
Learners are required to complete an assignment brief consisting of four short answer responses (SAR) to meet some of learning outcomes for Unit 1 and 2. The learning outcomes for Unit 1 and Unit 2 can be found in the qualification prospectus.
Learners are required to demonstrate literature review skills and evidence-based practice to meet the learning outcomes for Unit 6. The learning outcomes for Unit 6 can be found in the qualification prospectus.
Learners are required to undertake an online external written exam to meet the learning outcomes for units 1-5. The learning outcomes for Unit 1-5 can be found in the qualification prospectus.
Learners are required to perform a short practice-based assessment to demonstrate competence to perform botulinum toxin and soft tissue filler treatment to meet the learning outcomes for Unit 2-5. The learning outcomes for Units 2-5 can be found in the qualification prospectus.
RPEL ASSESSMENT COSTS
Level 7 Diploma In Clinical Aesthetic Injectable Treatments ………………………………………£2,495
The payment is inclusive of OFQUAL and VTCT registration fees there are no hidden costs.