non surgical facial aesthetics

What does ICE offer?

Start date

September, 2022








1 year, part-time


2 modules over 1 year –

18 days attendance with additional assessment days

ICE has developed the course in partnership with the University of Salford. Our partnership allows 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 – a level 7 qualification will be needed to practice in the near future, our course addresses that need. The course programme is clearly aligned to the JCCP/CPSA standards.

The PG Certificate in Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics course is designed to equip students with the necessary core clinical knowledge, skills and competency in both Botulinum Toxin and Dermal Fillers. This is achieved through a combination of clinical support and academic teaching.

Education and Training Standards

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, comprising of clinical lectures with practical clinical assessments, mentoring and peer review.
  3. This level 7 course is suitable for both experienced and non-experienced practitioners who want to gain an overview and most importantly, practical experience in Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics.
  4. The course has been built around the JCCP guidelines and 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.

Date Topic
Year 1 – Feb – March Principles of Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics Injectables
Year 1 – June – July Principles 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  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
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 Member Contact Details
Dr Samantha Curtin – University of Salford Programme Leader – email:
Dr Rabia Khan – Education and Research Leader at ICE Dental Institute Programme Leader/ Module Leader (All Modules) – email:
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)

Teaching Faculty

Dr Taylor Lee Pope

Dr Taylor Lee Pope

BDS, BSc (Hons) | GDC – 80895

Sarah Bailey-Dobson

Sarah Bailey-Dobson


Applications are live for September 2022.

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0161 413 8336


24 Furness Quay, Salford Quays, Manchester M50 3XZ

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

What are the 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, NMC) 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.

What will I learn?

  • 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.

How will I be assessed?

  • The course will require the completion of 40 clinical case studies; 20 Botulinum Toxins 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.

Where is the course being 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.

Who can I contact for more information?

Please email

 Or ring 0161 413 8336.

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.

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