The Level 7 Certificate transitions to a new awarding organisation – what you need to know

As many of you will be aware, the Level 7 Diploma Certificate was the first officially regulated qualification for injectables in Aesthetic Medicine, and Acquisition Aesthetics awarded this certificate through an awarding organisation (AO) called Industry Qualifications. However, since the acquisition of Industry Qualifications by SFJ Awards – the certificate has been withdrawn and is no longer accepting new registrants from June 2020.


So what does this mean for you if you are already on the qualification or if you want to enrol on the qualification?

Well, firstly, rest assured no matter which camp you are in, Level 7 qualifications are still around and here to stay as the benchmark and gold standard in aesthetic training! Hoorah!


If you are already enrolled on the Level 7…

If you registered with ourselves or another training provider for the Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma before the withdrawal notice, you can still complete and achieve this qualification, and you have plenty of time to do so with a generous deadline for completion of 31st May 2022. So essentially, no changes for you and you continue as planned.


For those who have not yet registered but want to complete the Level 7 Certificate, we would advise you contacting us for more information and to register your interest now. Acquisition Aesthetics as an academy is coordinating the transition to a new awarding organisation so we are actively welcoming new registrants who wish to start the training now. Our new awarding body has a bespoke pathway to recognise prior learning so any work completed under the old specification from our previous awarding body will be acknowledged and won’t have to be repeated. What’s more, we and the aesthetics community at large are seizing this opportunity to enhance the learner journey and elevate the delegate experience alongside our new awarding organisation.


As recently quoted in the Aesthetics Journal, our own Director Dr. Lara Watson commented, “The training providers offering the Level 7 Certificate in Injectables for Aesthetic Medicine have come together to execute the smooth transition to a new and improved awarding body. Training academies including Acquisition Aesthetics, SkinViva, Cosmetic Courses, and Derma Medical are excited about the positive impact this will have on the learner experience and the regulation of the aesthetics industry as a whole.”


If you have any queries or concerns regarding your existing enrolment on the Level 7 Certificate with Acquisition Aesthetics, or if you would like to know more about undertaking this certificate with our academy, please reach out to our friendly team. Call 0203514 8757 or email



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