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The Importance of Continuing Professional Development

The Importance of Continuing Professional Development

We are all guilty of completing a one off course and praising ourselves for ticking the box of ‘attend training’. But is attending one course a few months ago really enough when specialising in a new profession? Keeping yourself up to date by attending additional courses, refresher sessions, industry conferences or reading relevant journals are all valuable parts of your journey to become a successful practitioner.  This ongoing learning also forms vital parts of your continued professional development. 

Clinical director of Cosmetic Course, Mr Adrian Richards shares his view on this hot topic …

“Training is never finished for anyone. If you think your training is finished, then you will become a dinosaur and as we know, dinosaurs become extinct! Even as an experienced plastic surgeon I need to stay updated with the latest techniques – the best practitioners in my experience are the people who focus on continued lifelong learning.”

Why do you need to continue your professional development?

The cosmetic market is amongst the fastest growing industries across the world. New treatments and clinics are regularly emerging bringing new practitioners and creating an increasing awareness for non surgical procedures. Patients are becoming more aware of what to look for, delving into their own research on who to go to for treatments or opting to follow celebrity trends. Due to this growing awareness of different treatments and new trends, as a practitioner it is important that you remain knowledgeable and up to date with the latest treatments and products available. Offering the highest standard of treatment, using the safest techniques is crucial in order to stay ahead of your competition in this ever-growing market.

Revalidation of your medical registration is an extremely important part of practice. The NMC, GDC and GMC have their own structures of revalidation and all have one thing in common, CPD (continuing professional development).

As a medical practitioner you will be aware of the number of CPD hours that you need to reach each year. These should be relatable to your practice and something you should be able to discuss if mentioned. This process works in the same way once you practice in aesthetic medicine.

Expanding your knowledge will earn  you valuable CPD hours. Exploring new treatments, reading up on articles and attending conferences are all proof of your continued professional development and your passion for the industry.

How do I continue my professional development? 

Did you know… All of the above qualify for CPD points! 


Continuing your Professional Development with Cosmetic Courses

At Cosmetic Course we know that to be successful you must continue to learn. With our ongoing support and mentoring service we are with our delegates at every step of the way.

We pride ourselves on our ability to develop as a company allowing us to offer more and more resources to our delegates. On completion of our Foundation Course a whole new range of courses will be unlocked and ready for you to explore.  Our team of dedicated trainers never stop their own development either, which enables them to bring you the latest cutting edge techniques, knowledge and training..

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Online Training with Cosmetic Courses

We recently launched our CPD certified online training portal, with 6 new comprehensive modules and 2 “short courses” in Botox and dermal fillers. The courses were built on the philosophy of blended learning so that individuals with any preferred learning styles can get the most out of them. The added benefit is that they can be accessed anytime, anywhere. Once completed delegates can refer back to their online course whenever they wish.

Browse our online learning academy here! 

Training with Cosmetic Courses

At Cosmetic Courses we put our delegates first and offer support throughout their aesthetic journey. Our dedicated teams are continuously developing their own knowledge in order to provide the latest techniques, courses and support from the industry.

For more information about training options speak to a member of our friendly team or send us an email [email protected]


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