As was recently covered by the journal Aesthetics, The British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM) has endorsed Harley Academy’s level 7 course with 142 hours of CPD accreditation. This makes it the first fully HEE-compliant level 7 course in aesthetics to become BCAM accredited.
What this means is that BCAM recognise that Harley Academy have the facilities and expertise to run the highest level cosmetic training course in the industry.
“We are delighted that level 7 training, as outlined in the recent Health Education England report, is being adopted by training organisations” says Paul Charlson, President of BCAM. “BCAM supports any educational organisation that delivers to this standard. BCAM are therefore delighted that Harley Academy is the leading the way.”
There are various reasons why many cosmetic training courses do not meet BCAM’s stringent standards. This includes the demand that, for example, the educational programme should not be influenced or biased by commercial organisations. This Ofqual-regulated level 7 course “fills a much-needed gap in aesthetics education”, according to founder and managing director, Dr Tristan Mehta.
“We set out to improve patient safety through raising the standard of education in aesthetics”, says Dr Mehta, “we are very proud that BCAM has recognised that our course represents this new era in aesthetics. We also expect that this higher standard of education will propagate throughout practitioners, and other course providers, and ultimately lead to a new standard of patient care.”
It is expected that all training in the delivery of botulinum toxins and dermal fillers in the UK will need to be taught at level 7 going forward, as well as being officially regulated, like the Harley Academy level 7. As such, the BCAM endorsement marks another concrete turning point for aesthetics training.