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 Academy has risen to the forefront of medical aesthetics training over the last 5 years. We are a teaching organisation that stands apart with its comprehensive training and support on a wide range of aesthetic procedures.

From our experience traditional one or two day courses leave delegates with very little confidence in carrying out procedures. All delegates who wish to learn botulinum toxin and dermal filler treatments at our academy will start with our 5 day “Fundamental 5 Course” covering upper and lower face botulinum toxin, dermal filler for cheek augmentation, nasolabial folds, marionette lines and lip augmentation with safe needle and cannula techniques. Anatomy and complication avoidance/ management are both extensively covered on courses.

Our advanced dermal filler courses include a lip masterclass, non-surgical rhinoplasty, tear trough/temples/supra-orbital and chin/jawline courses. 

Delegates can also take advantage of our PRP, micro-needling, skincare, chemical peel, skinboosters and fat dissolving injection courses.

We regard aesthetic treatments as medical procedures and hence should only be undertaken by medical professionals. As our commitment to safety within the industry we only train doctors, dentists and prescribing medical nurses in providing non-surgical facial aesthetic treatments, unlike the majority of other training providers who train non-prescribing allied health professionals and non-medical persons.

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Highly Commended

Oculo-Facial Aesthetic Academy

OFAA offers 6 CPD accredited one-day comprehensive injectable training days. Each training day can be undertaken independently or as a course. 

In addition ,OFAA has introduced a Virtual Reality (VR) App to supplement the practical cadaver course, so practitioners can re-skill and up-skill using interactive immersive technology.

The courses are designed to provide “hand-on” fresh cadaver wet-lab training, with the aim of promoting safe and evidence based practice amongst medical professionals. The VR app is designed to maintain and update CPD achieved.

Mrs. Sabrina Shah-Desai, leads the training and is supported by a multidisciplinary faculty of International and National clinical and anatomical trainers

The curriculum includes how to avoid and manage complications from poor technique, inappropriate product and patient selection and the management of complications with a hyaluronidase wet-lab. Specific and challenging anatomical areas like the peri-orbital and peri-oral are covered in a separate course , and different techniques to treat male & female faces with emphasis of “beautification” of the facial profile are taught in another. These courses allow the delegates to not only learn anatomy, but also appreciate the different anatomical "safe and unsafe" planes and practise advanced techniques in cadavers before treating patients.

The course material is scientific, based on current evidence and not biased by industry support.

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Totally Aesthetics

Totally Aesthetics

Totally Aesthetics

Totally Aesthetics 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 & have a ratio of 3 delegates maximum to 1 trainer.

Totally Aesthetics is based in 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 many delegates who have trained elsewhere but due to large groups, did not receive hands-on experience and so lack confidence. Our focus is plenty of hands-on so that our delegates leave feeling equipped to carry out treatments. 

We offer a wide range of course:

- upper face Botulinum Toxin

- lower face Botulinum Toxin

- introductory dermal fillers

- advanced dermal fillers covering chin, jawline & cheeks

- lip masterclass

- peri-orbital rejuvenation

- one to one mentorship

- microsclerotherapy

- consultations skills & patient assessment 

- 8 point lift

- cannula training

- Judeverm Volite

- Juvederm Volux for chin and jawline

- superficial peels (courses supported by AestheticSource)

- medium peels (courses supported by AestheticSource)

Totally Aesthetics is also used as a venue by Allergan for training workshops and has also been used previously by Merz and Sinclair.

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Cosmetic Courses

Cosmetic Courses

Cosmetic Courses

  • We train fully qualified registered medical professionals on our injectable courses – as a leader in aesthetic training we make it our aim to encourage safety within the industry administered by those with exceptional training and qualifications behind them.
  • Our training starts from our Foundation Botox & Dermal Filler training and progresses over 27 comprehensive courses categorised by beginner, intermediate, advanced & expert as well as a variety of skin rejuvenation courses. We truly believe we have a course for every level and need at Cosmetic Courses.
  • Courses vary from 1-2-1 bespoke courses to full qualifications spread over 12 months.
  • Our training framework has been adapted to ensure that delegates receive a maximum amount of practical hands-on experience whilst under our training.
  •  All patients are individually selected by our clinical leads to provide delegates with cases covering a variety of gender, ages and skin types. Ensuring all our delegates leave with a thorough understanding of conducting a consultation, designing treatment plans, managing patient expectations, appropriate clinical technique and aftercare support.

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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.  
  • The training approach is holistic; not only technique based but it provides delegates with a thorough understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the skin in relation to Dermaplaning. The consultation process training is extensive, incorporating skin analysis, product analysis, product recommendation and aftercare advice.  
  • We have developed our own adjunctive products - the Dermaplaning Skincare Range to accompany treatment and retail to clients. This ensures delegates gain insight, not only into treatment protocols etc, but into the ingredients that best support the skin pre and post treatment, therefore offering the client the ultimate in treatment efficacy. 

  • Safe & hygienic practice
  • Anatomy & physiology of the skin in relation to dermaplaning  
  • Exfoliation for skin rejuvenation 
  • Adjunctive skincare products 
  • Client selection & consultation process 
  • Pre & post treatment care 
  • Dermaplaning practical application (bespoke protocol) 
  • Recommended combination treatments 
  • Progressive combination treatments (chemical peeling etc) 
  • Target medical professionals and beauty therapists of Level 3 and above 

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Great British Academy of Aesthetic Medicine

Delegates can expect to develop sound theoretical and practical knowledge in the safe practice of various aesthetic procedures and protocols. We emphasise a scientific approach to education supported with extensive practical experience. By studying with us, delegates will learn the fundamentals of: (please also see the syllabus on the next page)

  • Anatomy

  • Physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Psychology and patient care
  • Aesthetics, and ageing
  • Complication prevention strategies
  • Treatment protocols
  • Assessment and Training Planning

Treatments taught include:

  • Dermal Fillers: (Juvéderm, Restylane, Belotero, Teosyal) foundation, mid face and jawline, lip enhacement, temple enhancement, forehead enhancement, full facial contouring, full facial revolumisation
  • Botulinum Toxin: upper face, midface, neck, full face, hyperhidrosis, BTX-A (Botox®, Dysport®, Bocouture),
  • Threadlifting: bio-stimulation, soft tissue repositioning 

Bespoke sessions are also available.

There are essential, intermediate and masterclass levels. Essentials must be completed first prior to advancing. For example, the foundation course on botulinum toxin A (Botox/Bocouture) is an essential course.

Target audience 

Our courses at the Great British Academy of Aesthetic Medicine are tailored for healthcare professionals with an interest in the science and art of aesthetic medicine, including:

  • Healthcare professionals
  • Dentists
  • Doctors
  • Nurses

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Inspired Cosmetic Training

Inspired Cosmetic Training provides high quality aesthetic training for registered Dentist, Doctors and Nurses with valid GDC/GMC/NMC registration.

We run a range of aesthetic courses from beginner Botulinum Toxin Type A & Dermal Filler training to advanced procedures for those looking for further training. We also provide a range of skin rejuvenation courses including skin peel and micro skin needling training.

All courses are prepared by Clinical Course Director & award-winning Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Mr Taimur Shoaib and our team of expert medical aesthetic trainers.

Our foundation training is our most popular course training in BOTOX & Dermal filler covering:

Botox: Glabellar, Frontalis & Peri-orbital

Dermal fillers: Nasolabial folds, marionette lines & lips.   

This course, as with all our training, is taught through a structured programme of lectures, discussion, demos and practical on live models. Delegates also receive pre-course learning modules to complete before they attend their training.

Our foundation course provides those new to aesthetics with the essential knowledge and clinical skills to treat patients safely and achieve optimal results. Business and marketing aspects are also covered, with an emphasis on ethical and legal marketing.

Those who have already completed entry level training and meet our course criteria can increase knowledge, skills and treatment portfolio from a range of next level training:

Expert Teaching Sessions

  • Lips & Cheeks 

  • Chin & Jawline   

  • Cannula Training   

  • Hyperhidrosis   

Advanced Training

  • 8 Point Non-Surgical Facelift 

  • Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty   

  • Tear troughs & Peri-Orbital Rejuvenation   

  • Advanced Botox (inc lower face) 

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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, including:

  • laser/light based training: laser/IPL hair removal, laser tattoo removal, skin rejuvenation, vascular and pigmentation reduction training

  • injectable therapies: Botulinum Toxin and dermal fillers

  • non-surgical hair restoration: FUT and FUE - open to medically qualified doctors only

  • Minor surgical skills on behalf of RCGP

  • Facial anatomy and complications: cadaver-based dissection - Chemical peels and mesotherapy

With programmes from entry level L3, Level 4 and 5 laser training for medical professionals and aesthetic therapists, through to postgraduate level L7 for medical professionals only.

MATA’s learners include:

  • doctors

  • dentists

  • nurses

  • some other allied healthcare professionals registered with a professional body

  • aesthetic practitioners only for laser training and chemical peel training

All of whom can benefit from MATA’s academically robust, evidence-based training and educational events.

MATA is an approved training centre for two Ofqual recognised Awarding Bodies (OTHM and CIBTAC), and all of its courses and qualifications are developed in line with sound pedagogy with learning outcomes mapped to current guidance and recommendations for cosmetic interventions, namely the Joint Council of Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) framework of educational competencies and the clinical and practice standards developed by the Cosmetic Practice Standards Authority (CPSA) (2018). The qualifications also comply with the current GMC Guidelines for Doctors who offer Cosmetic Interventions (2016).

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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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