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PGCert in

Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics



2 modules over 1 year –

14 days attendance with additional assessment days


September 2021




1 year, part-time

ICE have developed the PGCert Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics (NSFA) in partnership with the University of Salford. This partnership will allow students to benefit from gaining hands-on supervised learning in a clinical setting, in-line with current legislation and ethics in the field of non-surgical facial aesthetics. Aesthetic medicine is changing, and a level 7 qualification will be needed in the near future. This course meets that need. The course programme is clearly aligned to the JCCP/CPSA standards.

This PGCert in Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics course is aimed to equip students with the necessary core clinical knowledge, skills and competency in both Botulinum toxin and dermal fillers, through a combination of clinical support and academic teaching. The required academic level is set out in the table below.

Education and Training Standards
education and training standards

Theory session and clinical training will take place at the ICE hospital clinic, where students will be taught by internationally renowned world-leading experts in facial aesthetics. The course has been designed to cater for those practitioners wishing to be introduced to the area of non-surgical facial aesthetics, or those experienced practitioners who want an academic qualification of their experience in non-surgical facial aesthetics.


Course Overview

  1. This is the first University accredited, one-year, level 7 qualification in aesthetics medicine.
  2. This is a structured 14-day course, based at Salford, whereby clinical lectures are provided with practical clinical assessments, mentoring and peer review.
  3. This level 7 certifcate is suitable for both experienced, and non-experienced, practitioners who want an overview and, most importantly, practical experience in NSFA.
  4. The course has been built around the JCCP guidelines, which at present complies with current regulatory frameworks. 

Course Structure 

This programme is offered on a 1-year, part-time, Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) basis only. It consists of two 30 credit modules – 60 in total.

Year 1 - Feb - MarchPrinciples of Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics Injectables
Year 1 - June - JulyPrinciples of Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics Dermal Fillers

This course is aimed to be unique in its content and longevity, as it has been structured in order that a level 7 qualification can be obtained over a 14 day period.


Unless stated otherwise, all days will start promptly at 9 am (arrival by 8.45 am recommended) and be finished by 5 pm.

Please note that although it would only be done as a last resort, dates are liable to be changed if absolutely necessary. No changes are anticipated at this stage though.

Core Competencies for Modality

  • Demonstrate holistic assessment to elicit suitability for a cosmetic procedure
  • Demonstrate defensible shared decision making and competence in planning the management of care with the client/patient
  • Implement non clinical interventions to address skin health
  • Implement the agreed cosmetic treatment within the agreed plan of care
  • Apply principles of clinical governance, audit and quality to evaluate the outcomes of clinical and non-clinical interventions

Competencies for Temporary and Semi-Permanent Dermal Fillers

  • Administer semi- permanent dermal fillers within the agreed treatment plan
  • Administer botulinum toxin within the agreed treatment plan

Entry Requirements

The PG Cert Programme in Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics (NSFA) is aimed at dental practitioners, medical practitioners and nurses who are registered with the appropriate body (GDC, GMC) and have a relevant degree at level 6.

All applicants must hold: evidence of a relevant degree and registration in addition to full indemnity insurance.


Book your place!

You will need to include the following documentation with your application:

  1. CV
  2. Personal Statement
  3. References
  4. Passport
  5. ILS Certificate
  6. Qualifications
  7. GDC Registration
  8. Indemnity Insurance
  9. DBS
  10. IELTS certificate (if relevant)

Get in Touch

Any questions? Use our quick enquiry form or call 0161 413 8335

    Teaching Faculty


    Dr Taylor Lee Pope

    BDS, BSc (Hons)

    GDC – 80895

    I am a dedicated, caring, professional practitioner that strives to maintain the highest quality of care for patients. I have a passion for teaching and have developed my skills as an Educational Supervisor and lecturer over the past 7 years having complicated teaching certification from The University of Nottingham, University of East Anglia and in the final stages of completing a PG Cert in Clinical Education at Edge Hill University.

    Having worked extensively over the past 12 years in the field of Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics I have gained a great wealth of knowledge. I started my own facial aesthetics company in 2009 and became Clinical Director at a number of facial aesthetics practices/establishments. I have mentored a number of dental practitioners over the years and helped them develop their NSFA skills with a combination of hands-on session and tutorials.

    I keep up to date with developments in the field of NSFA and attend the North West and London Aesthetic Medicine Conferences. I ensure I maintain extensive CDP training in a variety of areas to maintain my skills as a practitioner, educator and practice owner. I can carry out e.g skin peels, dermaroller, Saxenda weight loss treatments.

    Sarah Bailey-Dobson


    GDC – 138756

    I am a conscientious dentist with extensive experience in anterior short-term orthodontics, composite bonding, and advanced facial aesthetics.  I find teaching enriching, fulfilling, and I would appreciate the opportunity to hone my skills and join a committed team of like-minded professionals.  I have enrolled (Covid allowing) on a “teach the teacher course” to further improve my teaching skills.   I have a professional attitude, am competent in medical and facial emergencies, I am organised and communicate effectively and politely with all staff and patients.  I thoroughly enjoy presenting and teaching and have recently delivered a presentation for Mandec on facial aesthetics in dental practice.  I have established long lasting and good working relationships throughout all of my employment positions.  My oral and maxillofacial role at the MRI tested my resolve and ability to function effectively and professionally under pressure which was invaluable to my progression.  I have a passionate commitment to furthering my personal development and that of my team.  My previous degrees have provided me with excellent verbal and written communication skills.  I have completed a 10-month facial aesthetics mentorship programme with Dr Lee Walker, amongst other facial aesthetics, dermal filler and toxin courses.  I am also qualified in PRGF, Nano-plasma, Electrolysis, mesotheraphy, microneedling, and TCA Skin Peeling.  I am also currently training on the National Weight Loss Programme prescribing GLP-1 Ozempic and Saxenda.

    Alisha Louise Stonier

    Registered General Nurse 2009
    MSc in Professional Clinical Practice 
    Nurse Independent Prescriber

    Alisha has an illustrious and comprehensive background. After qualifying in 2009 her nursing experience ranges from working in an acute stroke unit, a category B prison, and extensive clinical research. After achieving an additional Masters in Advanced Nursing, she is also a qualified independent nurse prescriber.

    Today she is a successful business owner specialising in non-surgical aesthetics based in the North West.

    Alisha is renowned for her integrity, moral ethics, and high-quality results, always delivered professionally and safely. Often referred to as an inspirational mentor she has been teaching foundation aesthetics courses since 2019, she has invaluable knowledge and experience to help like-minded medical professionals who are looking to kick start or enhance their career in aesthetics.

    Programme Leaders


    This programme is a collaboration between the University of Salford and ICE Postgraduate Dental Institute and Hospital, Salford Quays. The Programme Leader is responsible for the day-to-day running of the programme of study. Programme and Module Leadership is shared between both ICE and the University.

    Staff MemberContact Details
    Dr Samantha Curtin - University of SalfordProgramme Leader - email: s.l.bird3@salford.ac.uk
    Dr Rabia Khan - Education and Research Leader at ICE Dental InstituteProgramme Leader/ Module Leader (All Modules) - email: rabia.khan@icedental.institute


    What will I learn on the course?

    The course is based on a competency framework, provided by the JCCP, and its aim is to provide the required competencies of practitioners providing Botulinum Toxin and Dermal Fillers in clinical practices.

    Is there an opportunity for recognition of prior learning?

    Accreditation of Prior Learning

    An applicant who does not possess one of the qualifications which satisfies the General Academic Entry Requirement may be considered through the Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) (both Certified Prior Learning and/or one Prior Experiential Learning) as per the University’s Admissions and Retention Policy.

    Where will the course be held?

    The course consists of 14-day lectures and practical assessments. The module introductions and academic writings, take place at the University of Salford’s School of Health & Society campus, and the demonstration and clinical days take place at the ICE Dental Institute & Hospital.


    How will I be assessed?

    The course will require the completion of 40 clinical case studies; 20 Botulinum Toxin and 20 Dermal Fillers. In regards to the JCCP requirements, 10 of each will be observed. The clinical cases will be uploaded within an e-portfolio, which will form part of the assessment and will be a valuable resource to show present and future patients of the clinical outcomes achieved.

    Assessment will be in the form of oral presentations and a short research-based essay will be required, full clinical support and peer review will be provided.

    Who can I contact about more information?

    Please contact our Programmes Administrator, Carl Morgan:


    0161 413 8335

    Please note, as this course is accredited by the University of Salford, in some instances, you may need to check the University of Salford website for more information.

    Awarding body

    University of Salford

    Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics