Designed to complement the three Anatomy and Physiology units (AP 401, 402 and 403), the Resource Handbook for Anatomy and Physiology fulfills all of the assessment criteria. The A and P for Aesthetic Practice takes the learner from basic cell biology and organ systems to skin morphology, human physiology, and facial anatomy. The theory content of Units 1 and 2 is then put into context in Unit 3, where it is applied to everyday aesthetic practice procedures. Each topic is accompanied by exercises in the ‘Workbook Questions’ booklet which are then answered in a separate ‘Workbook Answers’. Recall and understanding are reinforced along the way, until students feel prepared to take the MCQs assessments.
Similar resource handbooks are available for Health, Safety and Hygiene for Aesthetic Procedures (CO401), Client Consultation for Aesthetic Procedures(CO402), Micro-needling (AP409), Peels (AP 410), Dermaplaning (AP415) Plasma Therapy (AP 408) and Mesotherapy (AP 411). Mark schemes for the SAQs and assignments, such as The Salon Handbook, are also part of the resources package for centres. These include numbered marking points which can then be credited by the assessor, and the award recognised during IQA and EQA.
A comprehensive glossary accompanies the course. Each Resource Handbook includes the Consultation Process which is relevant to that procedure, so all aspects of contra actions, contraindications and adverse reactions are covered. The resources can only be supplied as a package and cannot be bought individually. The resources are not time-limited nor is the number of students provided by the Centre. Our resources are all mapped to the NOS guidelines and the assessment criteria within each unit, as collaborators with Qualifi for the Level 4 Diploma in Aesthetic Practice, these resources are tailored to each course, they provide references and exercises to enable students to answer the SAQs, MCQs, and assignments for all 10 units. Our approach to self-supported study allows students to work at their own pace, and need no prior experience of aesthetic practice.