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Success for First Cohort of Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics

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The University of Salford and ICE PG Dental Institute & Hospital celebrate the first cohort’s completion of the PG Cert Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics course

The University of Salford, Manchester, in conjunction with ICE Postgraduate Dental Institute and Hospital in Salford Quays, is celebrating the success of the first cohort’s completion of the PG Cert Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics (NSFA) course this summer.

The course structure

The Level 7 certificate is a part-time, one-year programme that aims to equip participants with the necessary core skills in administering Botulinum toxin and dermal filler treatment, through a blend of academic theory and supervised clinical sessions. The course focuses closely on law, consent and ethics with a strong emphasis on developing clinical skills and competency through reflective learning. Students are mentored one-to-one while treating model patients, all of whom are sourced by ICE. 

The essence of the course is to enable students to practice non-surgical facial aesthetics safely and in full compliance with anticipated legislative changes coming into force over the next few years. The course follows the JCCP and CPSA guidelines and is fully compliant with current regulatory frameworks. 

The course is aimed at dental and medical practitioners & registered nurses who are GDC or GMC-registered and already possess a degree or equivalent in their home country, with post-qualification experience in the relevant healthcare sector. 

The course follows the JCCP and CPSA guidelines and is fully compliant with current regulatory frameworks.”

Clinical and academic knowledge is tested using a range of formative and summative assessment techniques, including essays, presentations and an ePortfolio of clinical learning.

Karen Miller, who successfully completed the course this year says: “I am delighted to have achieved this highly valued Postgraduate Certificate. Although I have been practicing injectables since 2004, my aim was to obtain a university accreditation to a standard recognised throughout the profession. After one year, comprised of many hours of academic study, clinical training and practical assessment, I am very proud to have attained a Level 7 accreditation.”

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Karen Miller RGN PgCert ( Salford)

Dr Tracey Bell, the Programme Lead, who has worked with Karen since 2004 at the Tracey Bell Aesthetic Clinic says: “I’m thrilled for Karen – she was already an experienced practitioner, but by undertaking this rigorous postgraduate course, Karen has proved her commitment to education with regard to all aspects of facial aesthetics. She was not only academically and clinically excellent but an outstanding role model to those students who had little or no experience.”

The next cohort

The second cohort will begin in early October 2020, with applications being accepted in August and September. The cost is £8,600 and can be paid upfront in full, or in instalments of 5 or 8 payments. All other matters regarding tuition fees can be discussed with the University of Salford Finance Team.


For more information or to apply for the course, please visit the University of Salford website: https://beta.salford.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/non-surgical-facial-aesthetics

ICE Business Manager & Programmes Administrator:

Carl Morgan 

Email: carl.morgan@icedental.institute  

Tel: 0161 413 8335 


Watch Dr Tracey Bell’s Q&A on the NSFA programme here.