University College Birmingham
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OVERVIEW With non-surgical aesthetic treatments becoming increasingly popular in the UK, demand for qualified practitioners is at an all-time high. Open to therapists and non-therapists alike, our Aesthetic Practitioner degree opens the doors for you to pursue a variety of reputable and lucrative careers in this rapidly expanding industry.
Learning in our commercial Aspire Aesthetics clinic at University College Birmingham and using the very latest equipment, you will study and practise a range of non-medical procedures in cosmetology, hair removal and skin rejuvenation, developing knowledge and skills in advanced electrical face and body technologies. Procedures you will master include laser treatments, intense pulsed light, chemical peeling and skin needling, ensuring you have the skills to thrive in this booming sector.
Our aesthetic training course gives you the chance to gain vital real-world experience through a work placement and engage with industry experts through conferences and guest speaker visits, while you will also have the opportunity to visit the Mesoestetic production facility in Spain. Demonstrating best practice and providing reassurance to students and clients alike, University College Birmingham adheres to guidelines from the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) and the Cosmetic Practice Standards Authority (CPSA).
WHY 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 with the opportunity to complete a work placement during your course
Residential visit - Learn first hand about the industry, for example on a visit to the Mesoestetic production facility in Barcelona
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
FACILITIES 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, with three clinically-controlled laser rooms and three consultation rooms where comprehensive client management software is used. The clinic also 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, while we use a variety of cosmeceutical product ranges and treatments from leading brands such as Mesoestetic.
PLACEMENTS Our course encourages a work placement during your second year.
Employers we have worked with include sk:n (Leamington), Skin & Tonic (Tamworth), Envie Clinic (Birmingham), Fiji Skin Clinic (Birmingham), Hampton Clinic (Birmingham), Beauty Lounge Training Academy (Birmingham), Medizen (Sutton Coldfield) and My Skin Spa (Solihull).
CAREERS AND PROGRESSION Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:
Laser and skin practitioner
Aesthetic clinic manager
Business development manager
Area sales manager
You could also progress onto one of our postgraduate courses at University College Birmingham.
- Please refer to our website www.ucb.ac.uk for the latest updates to this course
What You Will Learn
Programme content: As a student of Aesthetic Practitioner, BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Minimum Required UCAS Tariff
Level 3 qualifications are accepted at UCB for entrance, a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points will be required. If you are unsure if your qualification is accepted call us on 0121 604 1040 or email [email protected].
UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course
This particular course
UCB will accept A Level in General Studies for this course and will also take into consideration applicants who are studying an extended project.
A relevant HNC or a foundation degree with 120 credits.
A relevant HND or a foundation degree with 240 credits.
You will need a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points
You will need a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points. A minimum of 15 Level 3 credits at Distinction.
This can be achieved from either an Extended Diploma or a combination of smaller BTEC qualifications.
A T-level graded Pass with a core component of grade C.
Year 1 Entry: Students who are studying a combination of different qualification types will receive an offer that will be inclusive of all Level 3 qualifications. Advanced Entry: If you are unsure if your previous higher education qualification is suitable please contact us before completing an application, you can call us on 0121 604 1040 or email: [email protected]
English language requirements
|Cambridge English Advanced||BA/BSc - Minimum 170 with no less than 160 in any skill FdA/FdSc - Minimum 160 with no less than 150 in any skill|
|IELTS (Academic)||BA/BSc - Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component FdA/FdSc - Overall score of 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in each component|
|Institution's Own Test||BA/BSc - Overall score of B2 with no less than B2- in in each component FdA/FdSc - Overall score of B2- with no less than B1+ in in each component|
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Aesthetic Practitioner, BA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
Tuition Fees Aesthetic Practitioner BA (Hons)
|England UK||£9250||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||year 1|
Additional fee information
If you are a UK student enrolling on a Foundation Degree or a BA/BSc at University College Birmingham in 2021/22, your fee for this academic year will be £9,250. A half year tuition fee is £4625.
This is a yearly fee, and will increase with inflation in subsequent years in line with the government’s permitted rise.
If you are an English student studying your first higher education qualification, you can apply for a tuition fee loan from the Student Loans Company. You will not start repaying this loan until you leave the course and are earning over £25,000 a year.
If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you should apply to Student Finance Wales, Student Finance Northern Ireland, or SAAS. The loans and grants available to you will differ from those available from Student Finance England.
UCB does not charge for 24 or 48 week placements.
More information about UK Fees please go to our website here -
EU and International:
More information about International Fees please go to our website here - https://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/international/tuition-fees-and-scholarships.aspx
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
How to apply
January 1, 2024
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Possible Entry Points:
- year 1 (Default entry point)
- year 2
- year 3
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About University College Birmingham
University College Birmingham (UCB) is a university located in Birmingham, England, which specialises in vocational courses for both the higher education and further education sectors. The majority of UCB’s undergraduate and postgraduate degrees are officially accredited by the University of Birmingham, one of the highest ranked academic institutions in the world.
Student composition of University College Birmingham
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Aesthetic Practitioner Top-up BA (Hons)||University College Birmingham||-||-||-||£9250||£12500||94||Birmingham||On campus Part-time|
|Aesthetic Practitioner BA (Hons)||University College Birmingham||-||-||-||£9250||£12500||94||Birmingham||On campus Full-time|