Aesthetic Nurse Training

Aesthetic Nurse Training

Becoming a cosmetic nurse is a rewarding career path where you will enjoy autonomy, work-life balance and uncapped earning potential. Find out how you can become an aesthetic nurse with industry-leading training from Harley Academy.

Aesthetic Nurse Training

Becoming a cosmetic nurse is a rewarding career path where you will enjoy autonomy, work-life balance and uncapped earning potential. Find out how you can become an aesthetic nurse with industry-leading training from Harley Academy.

Aesthetic Nurse Training

Aesthetic Nursing

Becoming a cosmetic nurse is a great way to carve out more time for the things that you love. When you make the leap into this new career path, you will discover that life as an aesthetics practitioner has many benefits, including:

Any registered nurse or midwife can train to become an aesthetic nurse with Harley Academy. You also don’t need the V300 to administer treatments, although if you aren’t a prescribing nurse you will need to work with a prescriber.

Opportunity in this industry is constantly growing. In a report published Dec 2020, LaingBuisson has estimated the market for non-surgical facial aesthetics will grow to £3.6bn in 2021, despite the impact of coronavirus.

Level 7 Diploma - Dr Jo Hackney treats a patient with botox during an Observation Day

Level 7 Diploma for Nurses

The Level 7 Diploma in Aesthetic Injectables is the highest qualification in aesthetic medicine in the UK, an equivalent level to a master’s degree. Students of the Level 7 qualification have ample career opportunities in a popular industry, whether they choose to join an established practice or strike out on their own.

Book a call with our Head of Student Recruitment, Deneal Basi, to enrol on our Level 7 Diploma course.

How the Level 7 Qualification Works

Level 7 Diploma Course Timeline

The L7Dip course is a 4-part process, throughout which our student support team is actively working to ensure your successful completion:

  1. Level 7 eLearning – throughout the course, you will have in-depth, self-paced eLearning on anatomy, the science behind injectable treatments, professionalism, law and ethics.
  2. Foundation & Induction – your first step on the course will be the Level 7 foundation training, which includes 6 hours of eLearning and a half-day in the clinic practicing injection technique on mannequins and having your Level 7 induction.
  3. Observation & Mentoring – as part of the Level 7 Diploma, you must complete 20 observed and 20 supervised injectable treatments.
  4. Assessment & Qualification – the final part of the L7Dip course is the assessment, which includes written short answer questions, a written literature review and a timed academic examination.


Book your call with our Head of Student Recruitment
, Deneal Basi, to enrol on the Level 7 Diploma course.

For those with prior experience

Practitioners who have completed 100+ treatments or practiced for 3+ years are able to use our Level 7 Fast Track option to be enrolled directly on the assessments. You will gain access to all the Level 7 eLearning and other learning materials, as well as have full access to student support to ensure your successful completion.

Aesthetic Nurse Training

Here are the key aesthetic courses for nurses.

Foundation Training in Botox & Dermal Fillers

Injectables / Short Course

This is the ultimate start to administering popular injectable treatments. On this course, you will learn essential science and theory behind injectables. You will begin with 6 hours of eLearning and online lectures, followed by a half-day in clinic learning practical needle skills and treating your first aesthetics patient.

This is the ultimate start to administering popular injectable treatments. On this course, you will learn essential science and theory behind injectables. You will begin with 6 hours of eLearning and online lectures, followed by a half-day in clinic learning practical needle skills and treating your first aesthetics patient.

1:1 Training in Injectables

Injectables / Short Course

Do you need to tighten up your skills in one area? Take a 1:1 training session to sharpen your needle and cannula technique. HD video tutorials provide area-specific anatomy and ageing, along with expert-led treatment demonstrations. Meet your mentor in our training clinic to be guided through a full patient treatment.

Do you need to tighten up your skills in one area? Take a 1:1 training session to sharpen your needle and cannula technique. HD video tutorials provide area-specific anatomy and ageing, along with expert-led treatment demonstrations. Meet your mentor in our training clinic to be guided through a full patient treatment.

Preventing and Managing Dermal Filler Complications eLearning

Injectables / eLearning

As with any medical treatment, there are risks associated with injectables. Learn a methodological approach to preventing, identifying and managing dermal filler complications. This eLearning course includes a downloadable protocol you can use in your own practice.

As with any medical treatment, there are risks associated with injectables. Learn a methodological approach to preventing, identifying and managing dermal filler complications. This eLearning course includes a downloadable protocol you can use in your own practice.

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Harley Academy Course Prospectus 2021

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How To Become a Cosmetic Nurse

Here are the three first steps you need to take to begin administering injectables as an aesthetic nurse:

  1. Enrol on practical training with a reputable provider. The very first step you’ll need to take is, at minimum, Foundation Training. This will give you the essential knowledge and skills for popular injectable treatments and allow you to gain the appropriate insurance to begin practicing. Above, we’ve listed key cosmetic nurse courses you’ll need to consider.
  2. Gain your facial aesthetics insurance. Once you have completed your Foundation Training, you will be able to gain the appropriate insurance to begin practicing. This will allow you to practice alongside more advanced training so that you can begin earning back your investment in this new career.
  3. Start small and keep building. Medical aesthetics is a broad and innovative industry – it can be thrilling to imagine the new technologies you’ll bring into your practice, from devices like lasers to complex treatments like tear troughs. But doing too much, too soon, and not executing it to the best of your abilities, can have a negative effect on your reputation. Be sure to nail down the basics before exploring more advanced techniques.

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1:1 Training in Mid-Face & Cannula

Nurse Prescribing Courses

If you're a nurse interested in getting into aesthetic medicine, learning to prescribe or working with a prescriber is simply essential.

Watch our pre-recorded Open Evening webinar