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GP, Dr Nadia Taha on Fitting in Aesthetics Training

Fitting in aesthetics training with your day job and life may feel daunting.

We sat down with Dr Nadia Taha to hear how she balanced her Level 7 training alongside part-time aesthetics practice. All while continuing her NHS work.

About Dr Nadia Taha

Dr Nadia Taha is a practising GP with a part-time career in aesthetic medicine. She was also one of the first medical professionals to take the Harley Academy Level 7 injectables course.

After completing her Level 7 qualification, Dr Nadia opened up her clinic, Novea Aesthetics, in London where she practises today.

Watch or read all about her journey below...

How did you find training for your Level 7?

“It took some time but that's because I'm a single mum. So I had to fit it in with that. I'm a practising GP as well but I found it good fun.

“I really enjoyed it, I found it really, really thorough. They [the trainers] were all very helpful and very supportive throughout and yeah, I loved it.”

What was your favourite part of the course?

“Definitely the practical part! Is there anyone who doesn't say that?! ...and being somewhere like the Academy, training with others, so you've got your peers around you... you can just bounce off each other and also learn from the trainers as well... That was the best part of it all.”

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Did the course impact your confidence as an injector?

“I was more confident because I was shown and taught how to do the injectables. I had no idea before then. So I think that's important to have a course where you can learn properly.

“So you learn the anatomy, you learn the physiology, you learn all the injection points and the different techniques. As well as all the tips and types of fillers and toxins.

“I think you need to know what you're talking about and what you're doing.”

Why did you decide to do your Level 7 in medical aesthetics?

“I trained at med school in Birmingham. Then I did three years of plastics and reconstructive surgery and decided I didn’t want to do that any more! So I've ended up training as a GP… I realised that I could do other things as well as being a GP, which is why I'm here.

“The courses were on days that you could pick. If you did your mentorship, for example, you can pick what days and what times would suit you. And if it wasn't, there's always someone there that you could talk to.”

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What’s the best piece of advice you received during your aesthetics training?

“The best piece of advice I received? Have fun. Yeah, I guess, have fun! A lot of them said that and, yeah, it's true. I was like that when I first started... a lot of people get quite scared and afraid that they're going to do something, make a mistake, don’t know enough or are just not confident and secure enough. But being at Harley helped... And the good thing is, you can always come back... it's like a continuing relationship, so it's nice.”

Where did you hear about Harley Academy and the Level 7 in botox & dermal fillers?

“I think someone told me about it... actually, it was a patient who was getting her treatments done and she told me about it. She talked about Tristan and Emily, so I read about it and thought ‘This sounds amazing’.

“Would I recommend Harley Academy or the training courses? Yes, most definitely.”

Jump-start Your Aesthetics Career

A career in aesthetic medicine, whether full-time or part-time, can be a rewarding experience. If you’re a doctor, dentist or nurse and you’re looking to find out more, here are a few options.

Take a look at our aesthetics course options on our website or download our latest prospectus.

To find out more about life as a Harley Academy graduate, discover more Level 7 success stories on our testimonials page.

Not sure which is the right course for you? Book a call with one of our experienced Course Advisors and explore your options.

All information correct at the time of publication