Award Winning Foundation Aesthetics Training to set you up for Success

We have seen on our recent Foundation Botox and Dermal Filler Training Courses that medical professionals (doctors, dentists, nurses, and surgeons) want to learn everything in the shortest time possible. We understand this but will it make us good injectors?

Something one of our aesthetic trainers, Dr Matt Perks sees very often is that after the Foundation Botox and Dermal Filler Training Day, some delegates feel lost and overwhelmed. Due to there being no set structure within a career in aesthetics, it’s something a lot of NHS professionals struggle with. So how do Cosmetic Courses help medical professionals get started in aesthetics?

Aesthetics Structure

  • We try and offer as much as possible while still ensuring patient safety.
  • We will cover both Botox techniques and Dermal Filler techniques in a way that you will be fully equipped to go and practise.
  • We provide unlimited support after your training course so you can get the answers to your questions.

How can you set yourself up for success?

  • Please complete the pre-course reading and learning before your training day. This will ensure that you are set up for success and have a strong platform for when you start.
  • You will be able to do ‘upper face Botox’ at the end of the session so think of 3 people that you could treat. Take before pictures and ask for some advice on injecting from your trainer. The same goes for Dermal Filler treatments. Our aesthetics trainers will do everything we can to ensure you are ready to go, and getting some advice on your first patient is a good way to start.
  • Don’t wait too long before booking your next training. I say to all of my delegates, do a training practice three times then add more training. This is a great way to practise and consolidate your knowledge and not lose the muscle memory from the practical on the day. At the start of your career, you’ll want to learn a lot to feel confident. The starter package is a great way to do this.
  • Continue to ask for help. You can always email us asking for help. Our trainers are always here to help with cases, complications and any questions about medical or business topics.

Upcoming Foundation Courses

For a limited time, we have 10% off our Foundation Botox and Dermal Filler Training Course when you use the discount code CC24 in the cart. This discount is available for all Foundation Botox and Dermal Filler Training Courses across all Cosmetic Courses Training Clinics.

We have a special offer running when you refer a friend. If you refer a friend to us, you will both get 20% off your next aesthetics training course. Find out more about our referral scheme by clicking here.

Upcoming Foundation Aesthetics Training Dates

27th January – Buckinghamshire
28th January – Leeds – 3 Spaces Left

10th February – Birmingham – 2 Spaces Left
17th February – Nottingham
22nd February – Glasgow – 2 Spaces Left
24th February – Buckinghamshire
25th February – Leeds – 3 Spaces Left

2nd March – Nottingham
9th March – Birmingham
9th March – London – 3 Spaces Left
11th March – Glasgow
13th March – Belfast
16th March – Buckinghamshire

Click here to view more information and book an upcoming training course.

Career progression for injectors completing our Botox & Dermal Filler Foundation Course

The Botox and Dermal Filler Foundation Training Course is a comprehensive course that gives delegates all the knowledge, skills and practice they need to start injecting Botox and Dermal Fillers. The course will provide an introduction to essential treatments most sought after by patients and clinic employers in the aesthetics industry. On successful completion of the course, delegates will have all the knowledge and skills needed to begin treating their patients.

Injecting Botox and filler is a highly specialised skill that takes time to learn.

Injecting Botox and Dermal Filler is a highly specialised skill that takes time to learn. To become an injector and attend an aesthetic training course from Cosmetic Courses, you must be medically qualified as a surgeon, doctor, dentist or nurse with a current registration with the GMC, GDC or NMC, or equivalent if you are an overseas delegate.

Injecting Botox and Dermal Filler is not just about injecting into your patient’s face, it involves knowing how the product works, what side effects can occur and how best to manage them if they do happen. You will also need to understand why we use these products in certain areas of the face rather than others. A deep knowledge of anatomy and an understanding of facial muscles is crucial to ensure your patient is in the safest of hands.

We pride ourselves on the quality of our training and the expertise of our trainers to ensure delegates are trained to the highest standard.

We pride ourselves on the quality of our courses and the expertise of our trainers to ensure our delegates are trained to the highest standard. All of our aesthetic training programmes are managed by our Clinical Director and Consultant Plastic Surgeon Mr Adrian Richards. Mr Richards works with a handpicked team of expert aesthetic trainers including Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Aesthetic Doctors, Dentists and Nurses who have all excelled in their respective fields. Our trainers have many years of experience in aesthetics and have either owned or worked in established aesthetic clinics, which gives them a comprehensive understanding of what it takes to become a successful aesthetic practitioner.

We have been about since 2002 and have continued to provide the highest quality Botox training and aesthetic medicine courses across the UK. We have a great reputation in the industry for delivering excellent training courses, which is why so many medical professionals choose us as their training provider when it comes to hands-on learning of new aesthetic treatments or gaining their aesthetic qualifications.

Foundation Botox & Dermal Filler Training

Our Foundation Training is designed to help you gain a solid grounding in facial aesthetics.

Our Botox & Dermal Filler Foundation Training Course is designed to help you gain a solid grounding in facial aesthetics, giving you an excellent start in becoming a confident injector. The one-day Foundation Training Course comprises of a group interactive lecture led by one of our expert trainers, followed by an afternoon of practical hands-on training in small groups. The covering areas the aesthetics course will focus on are:

  • Upper face 3 area Botox
  • Nose to mouth lines
  • Marionette lines
  • Corners of the mouth

We are one of the few providers to train in genuine Allergan Botox® as well as the Juvederm Ultra range of dermal fillers. If you successfully complete your Foundation Botox and Dermal Filler training day you will receive a certificate of attendance which is recognised by all major aesthetic insurance companies. Once you have your insurance in place, you can then begin practising. You can find out more about the Botox & Dermal Filler Foundation Training Course by clicking here.

What are your options after completing the Foundation Botox and Dermal Filler Training Courses

On successful completion of our Foundation Botox and Dermal Filler Training Course, we advise attending either our Botox and Dermal Filler Bespoke Training Course, Introduction to Lip Filler Training Course or our Intermediate Botox & Dermal Filler Training Course. These Aesthetic Courses are a great natural progression for you to improve your knowledge, skills and confidence as an aesthetic practitioner.

The Intermediate Botox and Dermal Filler Training Course is a small group course that will focus on key areas to support the next stage of your aesthetic development. You will be able to consolidate your current knowledge and develop your techniques whilst addressing any questions you may have.

Now you have your core training, there are two different routes you can go down, either you start to incorporate skin into your practice with a course like Chemical Peel Training or you can decide to advance your injecting knowledge further with our advanced level training courses.

Aesthetic Qualifications

We also offer Level 7 qualification in Medical Aesthetics. The VTCT Level 7 Aesthetic Medicine Diploma is a JCCP approved and VTCT certified clinical aesthetics diploma in injectable treatments for medical professionals considering a career in aesthetic medicine as well as those already practising but looking to obtain formal recognition for their knowledge and skills. Future proof your aesthetic career and find out more about our VTCT Level 7 Aesthetic Medicine Diploma by clicking here.

The aesthetics industry is a great industry to be a part of as you can control your own destiny. The career is very flexible to your needs and lifestyle. With less regulation, you have the ability to choose which Botox and Dermal Filler products to use as well as preferred techniques and treatments for your patients. This also means that you will have a greater standard of care for your patients as your patient contact time will generally be longer.

Find out more:

Our team are always on hand to support you every step of the way, from what to train in next to business and marketing advice. Talk to us today: 01844 390110 / [email protected]

The Aesthetics Knowledge Hub is a great place for you to find answers to frequently asked questions from aesthetic practitioners. Here you will find out key information on the aesthetic industry.

How do I train As An aesthetic Nurse

The field of Aesthetic Nursing has exploded over the last 10 years. It can be a great way for nurses to help people feel better about themselves and their lives, while still practising nursing.

Nurses are becoming increasingly involved in aesthetics

As the demand for aesthetic treatments is increasing, nurses are in a unique position to help patients with their aesthetic concerns. They can help them feel more confident and happier about how they look, which may improve their overall well-being.

How can nurses get into aesthetics training?

There are several ways to get started in aesthetics training. We recommend enrolling onto a Foundation course in Botulinum Toxin and dermal fillers. After you have completed this course, you can then expand your knowledge by choosing other aesthetic courses covering a variety of treatments. The foundation course can also be used as part of your Level 7 Diploma, if this is the route you are wishing to take.

Whatever method you choose, remember that it is important not only that you understand what makes someone beautiful but also how they feel about themselves when they look in the mirror every day before stepping out into society again after getting their procedure done – whether it be injections or chemical peels – because these two things go together!

Full-time, part-time or online

  • Full-time training is the most intensive option, and it can be a good choice for someone who wants to learn as much as possible in a short amount of time.
  • Part-time programs are typically more accommodating if you have other commitments.
  • Online courses allow you to study at your own pace, so they’re ideal if you want flexibility with your schedule. Our Online Academy allows you to learn anywhere at any time.

Where to get training?

Now that you know what aesthetics are, and how they can help your patients, where do you go to get training?

The first step is to do some research. There are many different training providers offering courses available in this field, so it’s important to find the right one for your needs. Some of the key areas you should be looking out for should be:

  • Only training medical professions
  • CPD accredited
  • Training held in a clinical environment
  • Use of live models (live patients)
  • Support offered to delegate (before, during and after)

Cosmetic Courses offers practical training within all our courses in a state-of-the-art training clinic. This clinical environment combined with the hands-on training allows our delegates to apply the theory and techniques they have learnt from the lectures into their practice following the courses.

These treatments are carried out on live models under close supervision from our aesthetic trainers, which also gives our delegates the chance to ask any questions or queries that they may have. At Cosmetic Courses, we only train doctors, dentists, and nurses. Practical training sessions are an essential part of our course content as we feel it is an asset for the delegates that train with us.

Our unlimited support helps delegates with their unanswered questions from their training or any questions that might have arisen from treating their patients. This includes both aspects of aesthetics, the clinical side, and the business side.

What courses should I consider doing?

There are a few things to consider before choosing the right course. Firstly, if you want to be an aesthetic nurse, there are some prerequisites required such as, you must be medically trained and qualified. You do not however need to be a nurse prescriber to get started, this is something you can look into as you continue your learning.

Nurses are at the forefront of the shift towards aesthetic treatments

Nurses are at the forefront of a growing field. The beauty industry is booming, and it is not just about hair and makeup anymore. As aesthetic treatments become more popular, nurses are trained in a wide range of skills that allow them to provide many diverse types of aesthetic care to help their patients feel better both physically and mentally.

The future of the aesthetic industry looks bright, especially for those who are willing to embrace it. As we’ve seen in this article, there are plenty of options out there, whether you want to do a full course or just dip your toe into aesthetics. For nurses who want to get started on their training now, it might be as simple as enrolling in an online course and reading up on some textbooks!

Next Steps

The Foundation Botox and Dermal Filler Training Course is the ideal next step for you to start your journey in aesthetics. You will learn how to perform the basic treatments from our expert trainers. Their hands-on approach will leave you feeling confident, giving you the knowledge and practical hands-on experience to start treating your patients. The Foundation Course is also part 1 of our full Level 7 Qualification in Botox and Dermal Filler, which offers a fast-track route to qualification for experienced practitioners who can evidence RPL in aesthetics.


Botox and Filler Foundation Training Course AKH 1    Level 7 Diploma In Injectables for Clinical Aesthetic Treatments AKH

View our Aesthetic Knowledge Hub for more information. The Knowledge Hub talks to Aesthetic Nurses. Within each section, you will find detailed common FAQs from delegates plus handy links to relevant articles from our expert trainers

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How to train as an aesthetic practitioner

If you’re thinking about changing your career, and want to get into the aesthetic industry, our Foundation Botox and Dermal Filler Training Course will give you all the skills you need to become a successful practitioner in this exciting field.

There are many benefits to pursuing a career in aesthetics and the demand for treatments is higher now than ever.  It’s an exciting time for those who have been waiting for an opportunity like this.

The world of aesthetics has changed drastically over the last decade, and now more than ever there are opportunities for people who want to work part-time or full-time in this field. Alongside our training courses we also work with Clinic People, an aesthetic recruitment company who specialize in finding aesthetic practitioners jobs within the industry.

We also offer free business and marketing advice as part of our courses, so if becoming self-employed is what you want then we will help make sure your business gets off the ground quickly.

The benefits of training in aesthetics include:

  • Being your own boss and having control over your salary
  • Working in an industry that is growing rapidly
  • Being able to help people look and feel their best
  • Being able to set your own hours
  • Working with people who are passionate about their appearance
  • Learning the latest techniques and trends in the industry

Foundation Botox and Dermal Filler Training Course

The Foundation Botox and Dermal Filler Training Course is for medical practitioners looking to get into aesthetics. It is an entry-level course which provides you with the knowledge, skills and techniques required to perform upper face toxin treatment and dermal filler treatment. The training will be delivered in a small group environment, with up to date information on the latest techniques and products, advice on best practice, as well as time to practice what you have learnt on live models provided by us.

This course is suitable for practitioners who are new to injectables or those that have some experience but want to expand their knowledge further. It is also suitable for those looking to gain more confidence when performing injections on their clients.

Our foundation course has been designed by industry experts who have many years’ experience in the field of cosmetic medicine. They have created an informative yet relaxed environment where learners can ask questions and receive advice throughout the duration of their course.

We currently run our Foundation courses in Buckinghamshire, London, Leeds, Nottingham, Belfast and Birmingham, find out more about our locations here. 

Book your foundation training course

Find out more about our Foundation training course by clicking here, where you can also see all upcoming dates available to book online or contact the team on 01844 390110 / [email protected]

At the end of June 2022 we held an online webinar titled “A Career in Medical Aesthetics” led by Medical Director Mr Adrian Richards, Clinical Lead and Aesthetic Doctor Dr Fiona Durban and Clinical Lead Aesthetic Dentist Dr Olya Vorodukhina.

This webinar was aimed at medical professionals looking to go into the exciting world of aesthetics. With the live broadcast being split into training, treatments, business advice and common pitfalls. It was also a great opportunity to hear from our clinical team about their own experiences and the advice they can give to any budding aesthetic practitioners.

What should I do after my Foundation course (1)

At Cosmetic Courses one of our most popular training courses is our Foundation Botox and Dermal Filler Training Course. It’s the first step in entering the exciting world of aesthetics and provides you with the fundamentals of aesthetic medicine along with business and marketing advice. The course covers basic Botulinum Toxin treatments and filler around the mouth. 

After completing the Foundation course some delegates may feel overwhelmed of what do to next. We spoke to Abi one of our course coordinators and Lucinda from our marketing team who outlined the most popular next steps after Foundation training to help grow and flourish your aesthetic career!

What courses do you recommend delegates go on after their Foundation training?

“I would recommend our intermediate training course to consolidate the knowledge gained already. From here most delegates then decide to undergo introduction to lip training to learn about this popular area and implement into their clinics. A popular next step would be one of our bespoke training days, these days allow you to choose what you wish to learn, whether that be recapping from other courses or choosing some new areas!

Now you have your core training, there are two different routes you can go down, either you start to incorporate skin into your practice with a course like Chemical Peel Training or you decide to advance your injecting knowledge further with our advanced or contouring course.

At this point you will of covered all popular areas of Botulinum Toxin and filler along with skin treatments and now would be looking at one of our expert courses!” – Abi

In terms of marketing, what should delegates be doing after their Foundation course?

“To start with I would recommend setting up social media pages for the business as soon as you can. Social media is a free way to get your message out and bring clients in. Using social media to showcase your training and treatments along with before and afters will help grow your business from your phone! Before and afters can be hard to come by in the beginning but its important you practice what you have learnt so by inviting friends and family in for treatments and using them as case studies across your marketing helps not only build your confidence but gets your services out there!

List your business on local listing sites too to help grow your visibility, these are mostly free and will help get your name out there.

A good tip is to look at your competition, what are they doing that you could do? Also look at bigger clinics that inspire you as you build your business.”

Unlimited support:

Our team are always on hand to support you every step of the way, from what to train in next to business and marketing advice. Talk to us today: 01844 390110 / [email protected]

Find out more:

The Aesthetics Knowledge Hub is a great place for you to find answers to frequently asked questions. We recommend having a look at the Business and Marketing Knowledge Hub. Here you will find out key information on the aesthetic industry.

Treating The Depressor Anguli Oris With Botulinum Toxin

In this series we have looked at popular areas to use Botulinum Toxin within aesthetic medicine. Botulinum Toxin can be used in a variety of areas around the face to help relax muscles and restructure the face.

One of the popular advanced treatments we have spoken about before is the Nefertiti lift. Close to this area there is another use of Botulinum Toxin in the lower face, treating the muscles near the mouth otherwise known as Depressor Anguli Oris.

Botulinum Toxin for the Lower Face

Botulinum Toxin has always stuck to the top half of the face but more so than ever the muscle relaxing injections have moved further down the face! By careful and strategic placing, botulinum toxin in in the lower face can improve structure and contour to the jaw and neck area.

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Video: Mr Adrian Richards demonstrates where to inject Botulinum Toxin for frown lines

Frown lines are one of the most common areas to treat with Botulinum Toxin. As one of the three upper face areas, using Botulinum Toxin injections we are able to relax the muscles causing the frown lines to appear.

In this video Mr Adrian Richards and his model demonstrate the key injection sites to achieve optimum results.

Botulinum Toxin injections cosmetic courses

In this video Clinical Director of Cosmetic Courses and Consultant Plastic Surgeon Mr Adrian Richards discusses the three most popular areas for upper face Botulinum Toxin injections, including:

Forehead lines

Glabellar / frown lines

Crows feet

This is the first of a series of videos where Mr Adrian Richards will be talking through each of the Botulinum Toxin injections areas on the face.

Botulinum Toxin training courses:

If you would like to learn more about Botlinum Toxin in the upper face we offer the following courses:

You can also contact our team to find out more about our training on 01844 390110 // [email protected] and don’t forget to follow us on social media @cosmeticcourses.

Find out more

Learn key information and frequently asked questions on Botox Training in our Aesthetics Knowledge Hub.