Aesthetics and the Government 1 {Support for level 7 pathways}

In a new series of blogs Pete Richardson takes a look at what the Government is doing in the beauty and aesthetics industry.

A recent edition of Professional Beauty magazine has a major story which it may have slightly under-played.

Under the headline: “Government pledges support for therapists in aesthetics” it reports that: “The Government has pledged to work with beauty industry representatives to move towards the development of accredited pathways for therapists working in aesthetics”.


Indeed, editor Eve Oxberryin praises moves that: “indicate Government support for vocational training routes that would enable therapists to reach Levels 6 and 7”.

Eve goes on to say: “Regardless of your thoughts on who should be allowed to perform which treatments, conversations like these are vital….”

Many have been vocally repeating calls for higher standards, better professionalism but fighting for the right of beauticians to be able to perform perfectly legal procedures like Botox and dermal fillers.

And many defend the rights of properly trained non-medics to be able to practice – but also call for stricter controls of the insurance industry and proper national standards of training and regulation.

So now it appears beauticians and aesthetic practitioners may have a ray if light in the fight to be able to reach level 7 and achieve national recognition for their skills and their profession.