Independent, international certification body IQ Verify has launched a qualification that will allow beauty therapists to reach Level 7 in many aesthetic treatments, creating the first pathway of its kind that could be recognised by the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP). The L4-7 Skin Rejuvenation Scheme allows therapists to progress from Level 4 to 7 in chemical peels, microneedling and mesotherapy.
The framework is mapped against the current requirements of UKregulated qualifications as well as to ISO17024:2012 – the international standard for the certification of persons. Training schools wishing to deliver the schemes require prior certification against a different standard, ISO17065:2012.
The qualification will be recognised internationally and in the UK. In addition, candidates are required to recertificate at fixed periods to evidence their ongoing competency, something that is mandatory to the Cosmetic Practice Standards Authority’s (CPSA) ongoing requirements.
The CPSA helped develop the JCCP’s code of practice, which recognises ISO:17024. Laurence Clarke, sector lead for health and social care and aesthetic medicine at IQ, told Professional Beauty that the JCCP was “certainly interested” in officially recognising the Skin Rejuvenation Scheme.