The Foundation Programme for BOTOX® and Dermal Fillers is the ultimate start to your career in aesthetic medicine. Guided by our expert trainers and educators this multi-stage foundation experience covers the basics of injectable treatments for facial aesthetic rejuvenation, culminating in expert 1:1 supervision when you treat your first patient grounding you in best practices you will keep throughout your career.
Our programme uniquely includes 1:1 supervision of your first treatment by one of our expert mentors. This not only provides the safest experience for your patient but gives you the support you need to effectively consult, treat and follow-up with them.
Meet Insurance Requirements
Your Harley Academy Foundation Day certificate enables you to gain insurance to practice and continue training.
Free Starter Pack
Leave your Foundation Day with a starter pack containing all the consumables you need to treat your first patients. You will also receive our ‘Good Practice Guide’, which answers all your tricky questions regarding prescribing, insurance and data protection.
Through our extensive experience as the largest provider in injectables education for healthcare professionals, we have learned that a multi-stage foundation experience is the best start to your career. That’s why our Foundation Programme follows a three-step process:
We want your time with our expert trainers to be spent on practical skills and exploring your questions. That is why we provide you with interactive eLearning prior to your training, created by our specialist learning team to teach you the theory you need to know in the most painless way possible!
Skin Comes First | Injectables | Regulations & Training | Case Studies | Your Foundation Programme
This 8-hour day is led by experienced aesthetic doctors and includes case studies, live demonstrations of injection techniques on patients, simulated practical experience on professional silicone mannequins and detailed instruction on how to manage complications and practice safely.
On completion of the day you will receive your Foundation Certificate. You will also receive a FREE starter pack containing all the consumables you need to treat your first patients, and our ‘Good Practice Guide’, which answers all your tricky questions regarding prescribing, insurance and data protection.
09:45-10:00 Coffee, Pastries & Arrival
10:00-10:30 Introduction – Medical Aesthetics
10:30-10:45 Skin Ageing
10:45-11:15 The Consultation and Examination
11:15-11:30 Coffee and Pastries Break
11:30-12:15 Dermal Fillers
12:15-12:30 Mannequin Demonstration
12:30-13:45 Small Group Practical
13:45-14:15 Lunch Break
14:15-15:00 Botulinum Toxin
15:00-15:15 Mannequin Demonstration
15:15-15:45 Small Group Practical
15:45-16:00 What Would You Do?
16:00-16:30 Live Toxin and Filler Demonstrations
16:30-17:30 Your Next Steps
1:1 Practical Session – Your First Treatment
This 60 minute 1:1 session with one of our expert mentors in our clinic. You will be guided through consultation and treatment of your patient*, and advised on how to carry out your follow-up. Providing the safest experience for your patient and gives you the support you need for your first in-clinic experience.
Your 1:1 session needs to be completed within 8 weeks of attending the Foundation Day. Slots are bookable on the day.
*We require you to bring your own patient for treatment because it is essential that you review your patient after two weeks to benefit fully from the learning experience. We provide full guidance in selecting your patient. Your patient pays a fee of £100 per treatment administered.
What Will I Learn
The Foundation Programme covers the basics of botulinum toxin (BOTOX®) and dermal filler interventions for facial aesthetic rejuvenation. By the end of the programme, you will be able to deliver both botulinum toxin and dermal filler treatments in the private setting.
The Harley Academy difference? You will never learn from watching another beginner.
All of our training is within a functioning clinic, with direct 1:1 supervision by an experienced practitioner. You will treat your first patient 1:1 with us in one of our clinics, the most hands-on experience of any introductory course on the market.
Completion of the programme will leave you with a foundation knowledge of:
Recognise indications for treatment with botulinum toxins (also known as botox) and dermal fillers, including Glabellar Lines, Crow’s Feet, Horizontal Forehead Lines, Nasolabial Folds, Lip Volume, Cheek Volume, and Marionette depressions. Undertake a thorough assessment of your patient, and keep good clinical records.
Deliver safe injections
Understand the relevant facial muscles and vascular anatomy for accurate, safe injections. You’ll also get to know the types of different of botulinum toxins and dermal fillers are available, and how to formulate and administer them.
Deliver appropriate post-injection advice for optimal results. Recognise complications for botulinum toxin and dermal filler treatments and deliver appropriate management.
You’ll be able to empower and educate your patients about cosmetic injectables using your new understanding of the basics of skin science, the processes of facial ageing, and the biochemistry and mode of action of botulinum toxins.
Who Is This Course For
Essential requirements for joining this course:
A Level 6 (undergraduate) degree in medicine, nursing or dentistry
A valid GMC/NMC/GDC number with an active license to practice in the UK
English as a first language, or English Language Testing System (IELTS) 7.0 in all components
International students may be accepted if an equivalent level of education can be demonstrated, and you are professionally registered. Please refer to our Entry Requirements Policy for details.
Note for Non-Prescribers
Botulinum toxins are prescription-only. If you are a non-prescriber you can find a prescriber to work with who can provide clinical oversight. This will also mean you can practice safely with the prescription-only reversing agents that you require in order to manage the more serious complications that can occur from cosmetic injectables. Let us know if you require help with this.
Times and Address
The Foundation Day runs from 10am to 5pm at the following address:
5th Floor Jasper House
4-6 Copthall Avenue
London EC2R 7DA
Dr Tristan Mehta
Founder & CEO
Tristan founded Harley Academy to combat the established lack of standardised medical training provided within the speciality, and works as a cosmetic physician and lead trainer at Harley Academy. He holds a postgraduate diploma in Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine, and created the nationally recognised Ofqual-regulated Level 7 qualification in Injectables
Dr Emily MacGregor
Curriculum Development Lead & Clinical Mentor
An aesthetic practitioner and teacher with a background of emergency and intensive care medicine. Emily authors and improves our academic content. She completed a psychology degree alongside her medical degree and is interested in the field of the Psychology of Appearance and how this applies to the cosmetic industry.
Dr Kalpna Pindolia
Clinical Education Lead
An aesthetic doctor, trainer, assessor and GMC appraiser, Dr Pindolia is dedicated to a holistic approach to the individual from both medical and psychological perspectives. With a true passion for empowered education in the aesthetics sector, she is dedicated to the experience and success of our student community.
Dr Marcus Mehta
Head of Community
Dr Mehta is a medical doctor and aesthetic practitioner with a postgraduate diploma in clinical dermatology. He is Harley Academy medical lead on Skin Rejuvenation courses, and offers advice, guidance and support to our community of Level 7 students and graduates.
Dr Amanda Penny
An experienced anaesthetist and entrepreneur, Dr Penny is a member of both the British College of Aesthetic Medicine and Joint Council of Cosmetic Practitioners. Her teaching combines high standards of cosmetic care with an entrepreneurial approach.
Dr Yalda Jamali
Clinical Educational Fellow & Mentor
Dr Jamali combines working with our Courses team to develop teaching content with serving as a lead clinical mentor, notable for her upbeat teaching style. Her successful aesthetics clinic in Nottingham reveals her artistic eye for facial aesthetics.
Dr Nishel Patel
Dr Patel qualified from UCL before working as a GP. Today, he uses subtle rejuvenation with strategically placed injectable therapy to create a fresh look for older clients. He was one of the first to obtain level 7 qualification and also holds a level 3 teaching qualification.
Once a star student at Harley Academy, Natalia is now a prescriber and practitioner in botulinum toxins, soft tissue fillers, PRP, PDO threads and skin rejuvenation techniques. She combines a holistic approach to patients with precise clinical focus.
Foundation Day Trainer
Natalie is an NHS Practice Matron, nurse prescriber, and aesthetics practitioner, with over 13 years’ NHS nursing experience. She studied the Level 7 in Injectables in 2017, and now runs her own thriving business, Haswell Aesthetics, across Essex, UK.
Foundation Day Trainer
Murshid Salman is a dentist trained in cosmetic and implant dentistry. He began training in injectables in 2008, and was one of the first to study the Level 7 in Injectables, on which he now teaches. He is founder and director of Fine Art Aesthetics.
Foundation Day Trainer
Mihai is currently a part time emergency nurse practitioner for Imperial NHS Trust, a Foundation Day trainer with Harley Academy, and runs his own aesthetics clinic. He has a Masters in minor injuries assessment and treatment, minor illness assessment and treatment, and prescribing.
Dr Mary Thompson
Foundation Day Trainer
Dr Thompson graduated from St. George’s Medical school. Having had severe acne, resistant facial syringomas and scarring she understands the impact skin conditions bring. Her medical research background means she offers effective treatments with less downtime.
Our mentoring sessions for injectables are typically 4-hour sessions but two can be combined into a full 8-hour day, if you prefer. We have clinics nationwide so that you can find one that’s convenient for you. Ideal for doctors, dentists,nurses and midwives.
Bookable as 4-hour sessions or full 8-hour days, Harley Academy mentoring sessions offer a bespoke 1:1 learning experien..
Bookable as 4-hour sessions or full 8-hour days, Harley Academy mentoring sessions offer a bespoke 1:1 learning experience. You will rapidly improve your fine motor abilities and client consultation skills.
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