The Aesthetics Pathway

Qualifications in non-surgical skin procedures for aesthetic practitioners, available from Level 2 to Level 7.

What is the Aesthetics Pathway?

The Aesthetics Pathway: Non-Surgical Skin Procedures for Aesthetic Practitioners is a suite of qualifications at Level 2 to Level 7, designed to provide learners with a clear route to a successful career in non-surgical skin procedures. The qualifications have been developed in partnership with Skin College (a division of Skin Group International Ltd) and in line with all relevant National Occupational Standards, with due regard to the standards and guidance of relevant regulatory and standard-setting bodies. The Pathway consists of a spiral curriculum that provides a clear progression route of qualifications for non-surgical aesthetic practitioners. The qualifications are designed to develop the essential knowledge and practical skills needed to carry out non-surgical skin procedures safely and effectively. Progression through the Pathway deepens and integrates learning and builds learner’s skills and competencies in an increasingly complex way as the level of qualification undertaken increases.

Who is the Aesthetics Pathway for?

The Pathway provides an ideal route for learners who currently work, or aspire to work in the Aesthetic Sector, predominantly in a clinical working environment. These qualifications are therefore ideal for:

all aesthetic practitioners and beauty professionals
medical practitioners wishing to provide aesthetic treatments
those from a related but non-traditional therapy background wishing to provide aesthetic treatments
non-practitioner managers requiring a greater understanding of the skin
retail skincare consultants who require a better understanding of professional skin analysis and treatment

Centre Approval Arrangements for the Delivery of Aesthetic Pathway Qualifications

SGI and GA operate a Licencing Programme for centres wishing to offer these qualifications. All Licensees are thoroughly vetted by SGI and GA prior to being approved, receive on-going mentoring, support and guidance, and are subject to terms and conditions (including annual revalidation). Details of the Licencing Programme for Centres are provided in the document 'Centre Approval Arrangements for the Delivery of GA Aesthetic Pathway Qualifications below. To request an Application Pack, please email


These qualifications are available to centres in the UK and internationally via Skin College (a division of Skin Group International Ltd).

Contact GA for further information about how to offer these qualifications.

Information for Learners and Practitioners

View useful illustrations of how the Aesthetic Pathway is used with typical people from a variety of backgrounds and Pathway routes by modality

Aesthetic Pathway - Examples of Typical Individuals from a Variety of Backgrounds

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