London College of Fashion Moves into Aesthetics

There has been an increase in aesthetic clinics and medi-spas across the UK and a rise in demand for non-surgical aesthetic treatments. Therefore, there is also an increase in the demand for highly-able aesthetic therapists who can support the doctor in performing aesthetic procedures, but also providing the expected quality of pre and posttreatment advice and homecare to patients.

This summer London College of Fashion (LCF) will run the UK's first ever Continuous Professional Development (CPD) course for practising beauty therapists who wish to become a professional Aesthetic Therapist.

LCF has developed the course in collaboration with The Harley Street Skin Clinic with the aim of developing knowledgeable Aesthetic Therapists ready to meet the growing demand from the industry nationwide. This partnership ensures the course content is tailored towards the aesthetic industry's requirements, whilst offering students the opportunity to visit clinics or theatres and see first hand the doctors at work. Having been developed in consultation with industry experts this course will develop students' understanding of the medical aesthetics industry and their knowledge of anatomy and physiology with particular reference to skin biology, health and safety and specific areas of concern in aesthetic procedures.

Students will explore the role of an aesthetic therapist and assisting a doctor, and be introduced to a range of minimal invasive procedures in cosmetic dermatology. Upon successful completion of the course students will receive a Certificate of Achievement from London College of Fashion and will be an ideal candidates to fill one of the many nationwide aesthetic therapist vacancies. The course is delivered on Mondays and Thursdays for 18 weeks at London College of Fashion allowing beauty therapists to continue working full-time throughout the duration of the course.

During the course there will also be visits to the Harley Street Skin Clinic premises or theatres for demonstrations and opportunities to see the clinic and the doctor in practice.

Linda Roberts, Senior Business Manager at London College of Fashion:

"The CPD Aesthetic Therapist course will allow beauty therapists to gain valuable skills which will significantly increase their earning potential. On average Aesthetic Therapists can expect to earn in the region of £25,000-£35,000; in a climate where the beauty industry is moving at lightning speed this course will give beauty therapists competitive advantage in this rapidly growing market."

  • Module 1 (8 weeks)
  • Monday 10:00-17:00 & Thursday 09:00 - 12:00
  •  23rd Jul - 13th Sep 2012
    Module 2 (10 weeks)
    Monday 10:00 - 17:00 & Thursday 18:00 - 21:00
  • 27 Sep - 3 Dec 2012
    Certificate Ceremony
  • 13 Dec

To find out more information about eligibility, costs and dates visit http://www.fashion.arts.ac.uk/shortcourses/

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