Do you want to start your medical aesthetic training? Exciting news! There are many injectables courses out there to suit a variety of skill sets and qualification levels. But, how do you determine what’s a good training provider is, particularly when they require investment? Here’s a brief guide.
Attend Open Days
This is the best way to get to know the training provider. You’ll be able to understand the different courses on offer and potential motivations for enrolling onto each one. If you are unsure about which course would be best for you, open days give you the chance to speak to practising aesthetics practitioners and get your questions answered. They’ll be able to give you advice based on their experience not only as a practitioner but as a student too. We hold regular open days – learn more about Harley Academy open days.
Choose a training academy that offers a regulated course
Harley Academy created the first Level 7 certificate in the UK, with the principle goal of standardising and raising safety standards in aesthetic medicine. Our Level 7 was the first fully regulated Level 7 qualification in injectables. This means that as a training provider we are up to date with the latest guidelines issued by Health Education England. We were also the first training provider recognised by the Joint Council of Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP).
What will you actually learn?
What will the course teach you? How in-depth is the course? Will it give you the information you need to practice? One day courses only cover the very basics of aesthetic medicine. In order to have an in-depth understanding of aesthetic medicine, including how to manage potential complications you can complete the Level 7 qualification. Find out what our Level 7 course consists of by downloading our course prospectus.
If opting for the Level 7, are the mentoring sessions 1:1 or in a group setting?
This should be a determining factor of your decision. Mentoring sessions are a crucial part of every Level 7 course experience. When it comes to injectable treatments, we truly believe that we only learn from an expert. The 1:1 setting of Harley Academy mentoring means you have the opportunity to be observed injecting, get tips and feedback from your mentor in a setting where our experts can really focus on you and your particular strengths. At Harley Academy, all of our Level 7 students get 4 1:1 Mentoring Sessions as part of the course.
Life after training
What happens next? Does the training provider give you career support and/or prepare you for life after training? At Harley Academy, we run regular clinical seminars and business workshops designed to give you the skills you need to pursue a career in aesthetics for example, how to find your USP and increase patient retention. You can learn more about the perks of joining Harley Academy’s Level 7 community here.
What do other students think?
Reviews, reviews, reviews! The best way to learn about a training provider is by reading about what other students say about them. Here’s what our students say about us: