The Sinclair Pharma Award for Best Independent Training Provider

This award will be presented to the independent training provider whose training programme is considered to have advanced the education of medical aesthetic professionals most effectively during the last 12 months. Judges will look for engaging methods of delivery, a high-quality, generic programme, a continuous development programme and achievement of measurable outcomes. You are encouraged to keep your entry concise and clear; bullet points and the use of formatting options such as bold, underlines and italics are encouraged to ensure your entry is easy to digest for judges. A strict character limit of 1,700 (including spaces) is enforced for each question and you must not exceed this; however, your entry does not have to meet it. References are included in the character count, although you may supply a reference list as part of your supplementary materials if it exceeds the character count. The winner will be selected from the finalists using a combination of Aesthetics reader votes and judges’ scores. Voting will constitute a 30% share of the final score.


Avanti Aesthetics Academy

The Avanti Aesthetics Training Academy is a teaching organisation that stands apart with its comprehensive training and support on a wide range of aesthetic procedures. 

We regard aesthetic treatments as medical procedures and hence should only be undertaken by medical professionals, we therefore only train doctors, dentists and prescribing medical nurses in providing non-surgical facial aesthetic treatments.

We know from experience that many practitioners who train in aesthetics may initially attend a one day or two day course and leave with very little confidence in carrying out procedures. We decided to name our entry level course ‘Fundamental 5’ where our delegates will learn the most popular treatments in Aesthetics.

Experienced delegates who have completed their training with us or elsewhere have the opportunity to further their knowledge and skills by attending any of our advanced courses.

We have become one of the busiest aesthetic academies in the UK based on the 5 star testimonials of all our delegates, this is largely due to our comprehensive theory teaching, extensive hands-on experience treating live models from start to finish and unparalleled ongoing after course support.

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Cosmetic Courses

Cosmetic Courses

Cosmetic Courses

Since 2002 Cosmetic Courses has continued to provide the highest quality of training across the UK. We offer medical professionals comprehensive hands on experience with industry expert trainers helping to shape a safer future within aesthetics.

From experience, we understand that everyone thrives in different learning environments, so flexibility is key. To help our delegates learn in the most beneficial way and be safe, successful practitioners, we offer a variety of different training methods.

Led by internationally recognised Plastic Surgeon Mr Adrian Richards, we provide over 27 certified practical courses including our OFQUAL-accredited Level 7 Certificate and Eduqual accredited Level 4 qualification within our 7 state of the art clinical training centres across the UK.

As the industry continues to grow, we grow with it. Over the years we have worked alongside numerous industry leaders such Allergan, JCCP and Hamilton Fraser working together to improve safety within aesthetics.

Our passionate team continue to offer complimentary support and advice to our delegates as they make their mark within the industry. We are always just a phone call or email away. In addition to this we are also proud to offer our acclaimed support resources which includes our CPD certified online learning academy, industry podcasts, business workshops, Annual conference and FAQ’s answered by our expert faculty.

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Dermaplaning Training Courses

Dermaplaning Training Courses

Dermaplaning Training Courses

We are committed to delivering the highest standard of training in Dermaplaning, with ultimate focus on safe and hygienic practice.

We strive to be the best in our field, in order to train delegates who will ultimately provide clients with the best Dermaplaning treatments available. 

Our mission is to equip delegates with the skills to offer clients peace of mind with hygienic and effective treatments in a safe, clean environment, with a focus on aftercare for ultimate skin health, thus minimising the risk of post treatment complications.  

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Great British Academy of Aesthetic Medicine

The Great British Academy of Aesthetic Medicine was founded to improve standards of training in Aesthetic Medicine. We are dedicated to training healthcare professionals who have a scientific and clinical interest in Aesthetic Medicine and strive to train safe, ethical and competent practitioners (medical aesthetic practitioners).

The Great British Academy of Aesthetic Medicine provides support, education, and networking opportunities for healthcare professionals with an interest in Aesthetic Medicine throughout the UK and internationally. We believe in education, integrity and transparency and actively work to inform and implement Government policy and legislation on safe practice in Aesthetic Medicine.

Founded in the UK (London), by Dr Souphiyeh Samizadeh, the Great British Academy of Aesthetic Medicine provides comprehensive and varied training on different aspects of aesthetic medicine for healthcare practitioners. From core aesthetic techniques and practices to Advanced Aesthetic techniques and procedures, focusing on the art, science, techniques, and procedures;

At the centre of our values is the view that all practitioners should be trained in a comprehensive range of CPD verified disciplines encompassing many topics, from the foundation sciences and art of aesthetic medicine, basic and advanced facial anatomy to managing complications. We aim to bring the most advanced and progressive aesthetic techniques; so, we can confidently train practitioners with the aim of competency in skills and knowledge acquired.

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Inspired Cosmetic Training

Since 2010, over 2,500 dentists, doctors and nurses have successfully started their aesthetic career with Inspired Cosmetic Training – Scotland’s only aesthetic training academy run by a Consultant Plastic Surgeon.

Multi award winning Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Mr Taimur Shoaib, and our team of medical aesthetic trainers ensure delegates receive the highest standard of training and on-going support throughout their aesthetic journey.

All training takes place at the multi award winning La Belle Forme Clinic in Glasgow City Centre which is fully regulated by Healthcare Improvement Scotland ensuring both patient and delegate safety as well as demonstrating to trainees the high standard expected in the aesthetics industry.

Inspired Cosmetic Training offers a range of courses from foundation to advanced level training in Botox, Dermal Fillers, Skin Rejuvenation and much more.

Our foundation training is our most popular course and is the starting point of delegates aesthetic journey -training in Botulinum Toxin Type A and Dermal filler. This course covers both theory and practical “Hands on” training to ensure delegates have a sound knowledge before they start practicing on their own. Delegates are required to do pre-course learning and a follow on training course offering further “hands on” practical is offered.

We pride ourselves in the standard of training we offer our delegates from foundation to advanced and ensure each graduate is supported throughout their aesthetic journey through our aftercare and support platform.

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Medical Aesthetics Training Academy Ltd (MATA Cour

MATA (Medical and Aesthetic Training Academy) delivers educational training courses and qualifications across the spectrum of cosmetic interventions to healthcare professionals and aesthetic practitioners. Courses and qualifications offered include injectables, lasers, hair restoration surgery, chemical rejuvenation, cadaver based facial anatomy and minor surgical skills.

 Our qualifications range from foundation level (L3) through to postgraduate level (L7).

MATA is an Approved Centre with two UK recognised Awarding Bodies (OTHM and CIBTAC), and all our courses and qualifications are developed in line with sound pedagogy with learning outcomes mapped to current guidance and recommendations for cosmetic interventions.

MATA operate in several locations nationwide. Our training facilities include CQC and Local Authority registered premises.

Programmes are delivered via ‘blended learning’, proven to enhance the learning experience through innovative, engaging and interactive on-line learning, supported with face-to-face (F2F) tutor led clinical and hands-on sessions. The MATA learning platform is a University standard virtual learning environment with videos, illustrations, reading materials and resources, accessed prior to F2F activities. MATA academic tutors have expertise in designing, delivering and assessing educational programmes across a range of cognitive levels, offering great benefit to learners when combined with evidence based practice.

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Oculo-Facial Aesthetic Academy

Oculo-Facial Aesthetic Academy (OFAA) is a non-surgical skills development academy training medical aesthetic professionals across the world to deliver safer, more effective aesthetic treatments. Founded in 2016, by Dr. Sabrina Shah-Desai, OFAA has a passion for safety, knowledge, and expertise at the core of their training philosophy. Our faculty includes National and International educators who employ multiple teaching styles, from traditional didactic lectures, practical hands on cadaveric experience and to an interactive virtual reality platform. Our training is current and relevant based on a comprehensive review of the scientific literature. OFAA have combined live cadaver training which has been shown to be highly effective in offering advanced practical simulation and VR is the next generation natural continuum of training. The unique interactive visual learning content allows an aesthetic practitioner to learn holistic facial assessment, advanced filler injection techniques, detailed cadaver anatomy and gain practical knowledge on how to use hyaluronidase to manage complications. Ongoing CPD assessments allows learning to be conscious and proactive rather than passive and reactive.

OFAA aims to raise educational standards by enhancing and maintaining practitioner skills and proficiency throughout their careers, by the use of cadaver training and a virtual reality training app.

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Totally Aesthetics

Totally Aesthetics

Totally Aesthetics

Totally Aesthetics has been established since 2006 and offers a wide range of aesthetic courses from introductory to advanced and masterclass level. We have carried out thousands of training courses over the last 13 years.  

Totally Aesthetics is based in North Manchester but we have delegates travel from all over the UK. We also offer in-clinic training and mentorship for delegates with their own clinical premises. We have a strict policy of only offering training to nurses, doctors & dentists with a valid UK registration number.  

We specialise in small group training only in order to ensure our delegates have the full attention of our trainers and receive plenty of hands-on experience. Our trainers are very experienced and well-known in the aesthetics industry, but remain approachable and are passionate about education. 

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Key Dates

  • Entries Open 1st May
  • Entries Close 28th June
  • Finalists announced and voting opens 2nd September
  • Voting and Judging Close 31st October
  • Winners Announced The Aesthetics Awards Ceremony 7th December

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