Vitamin B-12 shots are injections that treat a vitamin B-12 deficiency.
Vitamin B-12 is an essential water-soluble vitamin that plays an important role in many functions in the body, including:
- DNA synthesis
- energy production
- nerve cell health
- red blood cell formation
- neurological function
Vitamin B-12 shots are injections containing high levels of cyanocobalamin.
Anyone who is displaying any of the signs and symptoms of a B-12 deficiency or pernicious anaemia should consult their doctor immediately.
Some common signs and symptoms include:
- decreased cognitive function, such as issues with memory or understanding
- feeling faint
- depression or irritability
- difficulty maintaining balance
- sore, swollen tongue, which may be pale yellow or very red
- heart palpitations
- mouth ulcers
- paraesthesia (pins and needles)
- vision changes
Vitamin B-12 is crucial to the normal function of the brain and the nervous system. It is also involved in the formation of red blood cells and helps to create and regulate DNA.
The metabolism of every cell in the body depends on vitamin B-12, as it plays a part in the synthesis of fatty acids and energy production. Vitamin B-12 enables the release of energy by helping the human body absorb folic acid.
The human body produces millions of red blood cells every minute. These cells cannot multiply properly without vitamin B-12. The production of red blood cells reduces if vitamin B-12 levels are too low. Amenia can occur if the red blood cell count drops.
Study from the comfort and convenience of home, with an experienced course tutor on-hand to help by email. Ideal for those who wish to learn treatments for personal interest or to provide pampering to friends, family and to paying clients.
Note: no case studies are required for this course so you will not need access to the machines/products at home to learn and complete this course. However, if you wish to practice and submit evidence of a couple of practice treatments, our team will be happy to provide feedback on these.
Fully accredited by IPHM to allow you to gain insurance to work from home or mobile upon completion!
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Who accredits the Online Courses?
The majority of our online courses are accredited by IPHM (International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine). All are accepted by leading insurer’s including The CPD Group, PolicyBee and many others. Accreditation means the certificate you receive is well recognised within the beauty industry and will allow you to gain insurance to work from home or mobile.
Who are online courses best suited to?
Online courses are ideal for anyone, of any age, gender or background who wishes to learn a new skill from the comfort and convenience of home. Our Online courses are suitable for complete beginners and no previous knowledge of beauty is required as the courses cover all aspects of the treatment process including health & safety, consultation and client care to enable you to perform treatments to industry standard.
The Online courses are designed to work seamlessly with PCs, laptops and most mobile devices including tablets and smart phones, or can be printed so you can study at your own peace, wherever you may be. Easy to follow online study materials are provided along with video tutorials filmed with professional therapists making learning engaging and straightforward. You will achieve your certificate accredited by The CPD Group recognising your learning and achievement. You can then gain insurance to work from home or mobile delivering your treatments.
Free access is available by email to our in-house expert Support team, throughout your studies and beyond.
How long will I have to complete an Online Course?
There are NO TIME LIMITS – study at your own pace, work as slowly or quickly as you need through the learning resources and practicing your treatments to ensure you feel fully confident. This can be extended as needed, just drop us an email and let us know how you’re progressing. You have access to our in-house Support team by email or telephone throughout your studies and beyond. Most students complete their Online courses within a few weeks; however just work through at your own pace and enjoy your learning with no pressure.
Please note: Once your certificate has been issued all work submitted will be destroyed. We do not keep students’ portfolios for Online courses.
What do I need to do to complete an Online course?
You will be sent an email with the Manual of the course as soon as your bookings is processed. You will work through the comprehensive study materials at your own peace. You will need to complete a small number of treatments at home on friends or family and submit evidence of these treatments to complete your course. This is approximately 1-6 treatments depending on the course, although we recommend you complete as many treatments as you need to build your confidence before submitting your practical assignment. You will need basic products and tools at home to complete these treatments. Once all assignments are complete, you will receive your certificate by email.
Do I need to purchase a starter kit to complete the course(s)?
You will need to have basic products/tools to allow you to complete a small number of treatments on friends and family. You will submit evidence of these treatments towards achieving your certificate. A small selection of starter kits is available to purchase online through Gabrielle Aesthetics Beauty & Academy. Alternatively, you can purchase products or kits from your chosen supplier.
How can I book my online course?
It is quick, easy and secure to book onto any of our online courses through our website. Once we have processed your booking, you will receive a confirmation email providing the manual of the course.
Can I attend any face to face training?
Face to face training is not required to achieve the certificate or to obtain insurance through our scheme. Our Online courses are very comprehensive and ensure you will learn best practice and acquire the skills required to deliver treatments to an industry standard so you are fully supported to achieve the certificate through distance learning only. However, if at any time during your studies or within 12 weeks following completion of your online course, you feel you would benefit from attending some face-to-face training*; we are happy to arrange this for £150 per day required. Subject to availability, training sessions run across our training centres with attendance from 10.00am – 04.00pm and would be provided on set dates from our training schedule(s).
*This option is only available for selected courses. We do not offer a face-to-face option for all online courses. Others are provided only at selected centres. If face to face training is an option you are considering, please contact our team to discuss this before enrolling for an Online course, to ensure you begin the best training route for you.
What are the advantages of an online course?
- You can study online anytime or anywhere using most mobile devices
- You can study at your own pace around other commitments you may have, such as childcare or long working hours
- Ideal for those who do not live local to one of our 10 training centres
- Ideal for those who would prefer to study over a longer duration, at their own pace with time to reflect and revisit any aspects as you prefer
- Online courses can be studied either instead of attending our face-to-face intensive training courses or in addition to face-to-face training courses as additional learning support
- Option to arrange a face-to-face training session at our training centre, is available for £150 per day for those who feel they would benefit from further tuition, guidance and feedback in person from a professional tutor (selected courses only, subject to availability)
- Following completion of our Online courses, you can gain insurance to work from home or mobile. Learn more here about insurance scheme for Online courses
What this Online (Home-study) course covers
- Health & Safety
- Needle stick injuries
- Infection control
- Accountability guidelines and requirements
- B12 and autoimmune disorders
- Causes of B12 deficiency
- B12 injections and common side effects
- Anaphylaxis Management
- Side effects, contraindications and precautions
- The anatomy of injection site
- Correct administration techniques for intramuscular, subcutaneous and intranasal vaccination
- Advice post injection
- Legal requirements regarding consent, documentation and confidentiality
- Prescribing Issues – Patient Specific Directions
- Storage and handling of vaccine and correct waste disposal
- Live Practical injection sessions
- Competence: assessment, supervised practice and delegation
- Legal, professional and indemnity requirements regarding administration
This course covers B12 deficiency, diagnosis, treatment and management. It also covers signs and symptoms of pernicious anaemia. We check the inclusion and exclusion criteria and identification of the appropriate patients. Students will get the opportunity to perform live practice with hands-on practical demonstrations of how to give b12 injections correctly and safely. We will cover administration techniques, where to give the injections. We will discuss role and responsibilities and contraindications and precautions. This course is very interactive. The average treatment prices range from £30-40 per treatment making this a highly profitable addition to your treatment menu especially as the treatment time is very minimal.
Course entry requirements
If you do not have the specified medical qualifications then entry to this course is NVQ Level 3 in beauty therapy ( General) Or If you do have other qualifications that are directly related to this area of work, particularly if you work with needles, then please do not hesitate to contact us to find out if you are eligible to attend this course.
What qualification will you receive?
When you have successfully completed your training course(s), you will receive a certificate issued by Gabrielle Aesthetics Beauty & Academy recognising your achievement on the Online course. These are great to support applications for further training courses, entering employment or indeed may be considered CPD for existing therapists.
What will your career opportunities be?
The online courses are an excellent starting point for those who have a passion for beauty and wish to learn new skills. Completion of the online courses will equip you with the essential knowledge and skills to provide pampering on yourself and also to friends, family and paying clients.
Why choose Gabrielle Aesthetics Beauty Academy?
Our online courses have been designed following over 5 years of experience in delivering private beauty training. We understand the requirements of our students and online courses are delivered in an easy-to-follow way, accessible on your computer or mobile device.
Comprehensive course manuals written to the highest industry standards accompanied by video tutorials produced with professional tutors allow you to develop the required knowledge and skills to be successful within beauty.
Our in-house Support team is available through your studies and beyond.
Ways to Pay
Payment in Full – Securely by telephone using Debit / Credit Card or Online using PayPal / WorldPay
By making payment in full, you can secure your course place and enjoy the greatest flexibility to book all of your training days at your preferred training centre, in the best way to suit you – whether that’s as a consecutive block (subject to availability) or taken at your own pace. Book securely online 24/7, or call our friendly Advisors by book by phone.
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