More Qualification Confusion
A new qualification claiming to be the best thing since sliced bread is causing yet more confusion for non-medic aesthetic practitioners.
Despite Ofqual being the awarding organisation for a Level 5 Certificate in Aesthetic Practice and Level 7 Certificate in Aesthetic Practice the JCCP has said it has concerns that such approvals have been made by the awarding body Qualifi: “..without a requirement to map onto our standards”.
The JCCP also stated that while Ofqual have indeed approved Qualifi to deliver this qualification the qualification is not JCCP approved. An agreement between the JCCP and Qualifi says that: “The JCCP will only approve non-surgical cosmetic (including hair restoration surgery) qualifications presented by Qualifi for approval at Levels 6 and 7 of the JCCP Competency Framework (2018) for delivery to JCCP designated health care professionals who are registered on a Professional Statutory Professional Register in the UK.”
Therefore, the qualification is not nationally recognised for non-medics – and it’s not even yet approved for medics!
Any training centres are required to tell non-medics that the JCCP only approves such qualifications at the present time for JCCP designated health care professionals who are registered on a Professional Statutory Professional Register in the UK.
The JCCP continue: “As such non-health care practitioners will not be eligible to use their qualification to seek entry to the JCCP Practitioner Register at Level 6 or 7 in specific treatment modalities that relate to Injectables and Dermal Fillers.”
The JCCP has even stated that they have yet to see the qualification so they can even review it for medics.
One industry expert has said this will all “end in tears.”
He believes those learners purchasing registrations now will leave with an expensive unregulated certificate – of value equivalent to a foundation day certificate and no chance of recognition within the JCCP register at any level.