In 2001, internationally-recognised Consultant Plastic Surgeon Mr Adrian Richards returned to the UK after completing advanced training in aesthetic techniques in Australia and the US. He quickly realised there were no quality training courses for non-surgical techniques available in the UK. It was impossible to get adequate training without going abroad – so he set out to change this.
“My goal with Cosmetic Courses was to offer the highest quality training in Botox and dermal fillers to medical professionals in the UK. Over the years, we’ve gone from strength to strength, now offering 20 different aesthetic training courses from 7 locations across the UK.
To date we have trained and mentored over 6000 medical professionals to set up their own successful aesthetic clinics so they can offer the most up-to-date non-surgical techniques to their patients.” – Mr Adrian Richards
Why is Cosmetic Courses the right training provider for you?
In 2014 Mr Richards was named as one of the world’s Top 100 Most Influential Cosmetic Doctors by international cosmetic surgery website RealSelf. He was also named ‘The Botox Expert’ in the Evening Standard‘s ‘Harley Street Heroes’ and is the author of best-selling textbook ‘Keynotes on Plastic Surgery’. This continued involvement in both the surgical and non-surgical cosmetic industry allows Mr Richards to produce up-to-date course programmes of the highest quality.
Mr Richards' handpicked team of aesthetic trainers includes Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, ENT Surgeons, Aesthetic Doctors, Dentists and Nurses who have all excelled in their respective fields. All of our trainers have either owned or worked in established aesthetic clinics, which has given them a comprehensive understanding of the skills required to become a successful aesthetic practitioner and many also lecture with leading universities. In a fast-moving and dynamic industry, we understand the need to stay at the forefront of aesthetic knowledge. To ensure our trainers are completely up to speed with developments in the industry they all regularly attend national and international training courses, conferences and masterclasses to familiarise themselves with the very latest products and techniques. Many of our trainers actively contribute to educational articles in industry journals and are keen members of relevant independent aesthetic associations (i.e BACN) enabling them to continue to offer best practice advice and work safely in line with the necessary guidelines.
Our training programmes are designed for registered medical professionals including surgeons, doctors, dentists and nurses from both the UK and overseas. We also have specialist courses for Beauty Therapists looking to expand their aesthetic skills. From experience, we understand that people thrive in different learning environments, so flexibility is key. Our training is delivered through a combination of theory, videos, demonstrations and practical hands-on, so there is something to suit all learning types - visual, physical and verbal and provides you with a comprehensive understanding of the treatments whilst gaining practical competency. We pride ourselves on our unique bespoke courses, designed to meet your individual requirements. The duration of these courses can be tailored to both your needs and budget, allowing a dedicated amount of time for each topic. Our team will always take the time to understand your requirements and select the best trainer and most appropriate patients in order to optimise your overall training experience.
The practical session forms the most important part of our aesthetic training programme. You will receive hands-on practice with live models provided by us to build up your confidence in administering these treatments. This is carried out under the guidance of our trainers who can offer advice and support along the way. It’s important to note that each one of our courses takes place in a fully functioning clinic environment allowing you to experience how a working aesthetic clinic operates on a day-to-day basis and gaining experience on the patient consultation process.
We provide comprehensive course literature to equip you with the knowledge and confidence you will need to treat your own patients. This literature covers everything you have learned on the day of the course along with extra support, advice and FAQs that may be helpful as you set up your practice. You will also gain access to our online training academy which is a bespoke learning management system offering online support, clinical mentoring, business support and downloadable templates to get you started in your practice. We are also partnered with a number of the leading pharmaceutical, insurance and accreditation schemes in the UK which offer you ongoing business and clinic support following your training. Most importantly, we offer you the chance to speak to one of our clinical team at any point after your training. If you have a patient you are unsure about treating, have a question on which product to use or simply need some advice, our clinical team are always at the end of the phone or via email to offer you a helping hand.
On successful completion of your training you will receive a certificate of attendance which is recognised by all leading aesthetic insurance companies. All courses on our training programme are also CPD certified ensuring you receive the very highest standard of training, whichever course you choose.
If you would like to learn more about the courses we offer and our experience teaching in medical aesthetics then please contact our course co-ordinators who will be more than happy to discuss your training options.
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