Why should I choose this course?
- PRACTICAL APPLICATION – Work with real clients in our state-of-the-art clinic, featuring the latest equipment from cryotherapy machines to high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU)
- WORK PLACEMENT – Start building your professional network and gain invaluable real-world experience through a work placement during your course
- ENRICHMENT – Engage with industry professionals at events such as ACE Conference and Professional Beauty North, as well as meeting a variety of expert guest speakers
Our Aesthetic Practitioner course lets you get hands-on with real paying clients working in our Aspire Aesthetics clinic on campus, enabling you to put your training into practice using the latest technology and equipment.
Aspire Aesthetics offers a clinical environment using the latest UV and ultrasonic sterilisation technology
We have three clinically-controlled laser rooms and three consultation rooms where comprehensive client management software is used
Our clinic features cutting-edge technology including Motus AY and Lumina lasers, Observ 520 and a range of multi-platform, non-surgical and non-invasive face and body equipment
We use a variety of cosmeceutical product ranges and treatments from leading brands such as Mesoestetic
The aesthetics industry is rapidly growing yet the reasons people choose to paricipate in aesthetic treatments is often misunderstood. This module aims to explore both sociological and psychological factors that may influence a client's decision to engage in such treatments. What is the ideal image, or does it - should it - even exist? Is it important, and who are the drivers of this global industry? This module will ensure you develop a more holistic, well-rounded approach to treating clients.
This module will research current invasive and non-invasive regenerative treatments available in the aesthetics industry. The efficacy and impact on internal and external body structures will be reviewed.
This module will facilitate the development of aesthetic studies applied in the aesthetics clinic using research grade analysis on the face and body to provide a vehicle for critical analysis of data.
The research project module is a key mechanism through which the skills of independent learning, problem solving, analysis, assimilation and presentation of data are developed. The project also gives you the opportunity of deepening your knowledge in a particular area of the aesthetics industry.
The modules listed above for this course are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up to date and informed by industry as well as the latest teaching methods. On occasion, we may need to make unexpected changes to modules – if this occurs, we will contact all offer holders as soon as possible.
A relevant HND or a foundation degree with 240 credits.
If you are unsure if your previous qualification is suitable, please contact us before completing an application. You can call us on 0121 604 1040 or email email@example.com
Students will also be considered if applying with significant industry experience. We will explore with you whether your experience permits exemptions of previous modules based on your experiential learning. If you are interested in securing a place via this route, please contact our Admissions team upon submission of your application as you will be required to attend a meeting with the teaching teams to provide evidence of your industry knowledge.
European and International qualifications studied in a relevant subject matter will also be considered. Applicants will need to have achieved 120 ECTS or equivalent (European Credit Transfer).
If you are unsure if your previous qualification is suitable, please contact us before completing an application. You can call us on 0121 604 1040 or send an email:
Teaching and assessment
Note: Indicative information only – actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued at your induction.
Example of a typical teaching week (up to 16 contact hours):
- Large group teaching – 4-6 hours
- Smaller group teaching – 2-3 hours
- Hands-on learning in the clinic – 4-6 hours
- Tutorials – 2-3 hours
You will also need to commit around 20 hours per week for individual study time.
Estimated breakdown of assessment for this top-up degree course:
- Coursework – 50%
- Practical assessment – 50%
Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2015-2020.
Uniform and kit costs
This course requires a uniform and kit costing approximately £290, depending on the items you purchase. (Prices are subject to change each year – exact costs and information on how to order required items will be provided to you prior to enrolment.)
As a new student studying this degree full-time, you will receive £300 per year via our Kick-Start Scheme (eligibility criteria applies). This scheme will support your studies and future career by contributing to course-related materials, uniform or selected items on campus. You might even qualify for an additional £500 per year.
If you are a UK/EU student enrolling on a full-time foundation degree or a BA/BSc in 2020/21, your fee for this academic year will be £9,250 per each full year. A half year tuition fee is £4,625. UK/EU students do not pay tuition fees for any placement periods.
If you are an international student enrolling on a a full-time foundation degree or a BA/BSc in 2020/21, your fee for this academic year will be £11,500 per year.
If you complete a placement year, your tuition fee would be £500 for a full year (£250 for half year placement).
I chose University College Birmingham because of its location, it offered the course which I really wanted to study, and because of its good reputation. I really enjoy the practical sessions, as well as the theory, and the balance between the two is very good.
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