PG Cert in

Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics

(Level 7)


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  • RASA Academy is the first Trusted Provider for the College of General Dentistry to deliver this programme, designed to steer your career partly or fully into non-surgical facial aesthetics (no prior experience required).

  • This is a comprehensive competency-based, flexible programme which provides a harmonious balance between the theoretical understanding underpinning the use of Botulinum Toxin and non-permanent Dermal Fillers and the clinical “hand-on” application of these treatments. 

  • The flexible nature of the programme means that you can enrol at any time and you have between 6 months and 2 years for completion.

  • Over the duration of the programme you will observe and perform a total of at least 40 cases at one or more of our clinics.  All of the cases are provided and you will have the option of various dates and clinical sites to enhance flexibility.  20 cases will be mentored on a 1:1 basis.

  • This course has been carefully designed to align with the competency framework developed by the Joint Council of Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) resulting in programme which demonstrates “best-practice” in the Aesthetics industry.  

  • Having completed this course you will have the competence to perform facial cosmetic injectables.  

  • Given the robust blend of training candidates will receive; opportunities are likely to arise in the private sector of this growing industry post-successful completion of the programme.

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The College of General Dentistry has designated the RASA Academy as its first Trusted Providers to deliver training for the Level 7 Postgraduate Certificate in Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics, which will be awarded by the College.

Programme Structure

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Educational aims

  • Application of skin and facial anatomy and morphology in relation to aesthetics and ageing
  • Critically appraise the evidence base to determine how non-surgical aesthetic interventions can be used effectively to address age-related changes and their respective limitations
  • Ability to assess patients' requests and requirements and determine suitability for aesthetic intervention
  • Application of sound, evidence-based, clinical judgements to formulate appropriate individualised treatment plans
  • Application of consent and ethical practice in aesthetic medicine
  • Procedural skills in non-surgical aesthetic procedures including dermal fillers for the treatment of lips, nasolabial folds, marionette lines and cheeks and botulinum toxin injections for the treatment of forehead, frown and crows feet
  • Management of complications that may arise from any of these procedures

Learning outcomes

By the end of this Postgraduate Certificate level programme learners should:

  • Have detailed knowledge of the structure and function of the skin and hair
  • Understand relevant dermatological conditions/diseases
  • Understand the intrinsic and extrinsic causes of skin ageing and preventative measures
  • Understand commonly used skin rejuvenation methods to help treat the effects of skin ageing
  • Have detailed knowledge of facial anatomy
  • Understand the changing morphology of the ageing face
  • Understand the psychological and social impact of the presenting complaint and potential impact of aesthetic interventions
  • Have an in depth understanding of high-risk groups that may seek aesthetic interventions including those with body dysmorphic disorders and other mental health illnesses
  • Have an in depth understanding of Botulinum Toxin and Dermal Fillers and how they can be used to help reduce clinical manifestations of age-related changes
  • Have detailed knowledge of common treatment areas for Botulinum Toxin and Dermal Fillers, higher-risk areas/danger zones and possible intra- and post-procedural complications that may arise
  • Have detailed knowledge of relative and absolute contraindications of the use of botulinum Toxin and Dermal Fillers

Intellectual skills

By the end of this Postgraduate Certificate level programme learners should:

  • Be able to critically appraise literature to make evidence-based decisions and defend clinical judgments
  • Be able utilise appropriate breadth of knowledge as a basis for sound clinical judgement having taken a relevant medical history
  • Be able to assimilate information collected from a clinical assessment to determine patient suitability for aesthetic intervention and, when deemed appropriate, the formulation of a robust treatment plan
  • Be able to apply a detailed understanding of anatomy and morphology when determining product selection, site and technique of administration in order to help mitigate against risk and achieve optimal achieve outcomes
  • Be able to reflect on personal practice and identify areas of development and improvement

Practical skills

By the end of this Postgraduate Certificate level programme learners should:

  • Be able to conduct a full facial assessment
  • Be able to work in partnership with the patient to support shared decision making and development of an appropriate and effective treatment plan with informed consent and shared agreement on outcome expectations
  • Be able to produce accurate and contemporaneous clinical records
  • Be able to conduct appropriate pre-injection processes as necessary
  • Be able to administer Botulinum Toxin and Dermal Fillers safely, effectively and proficiently
  • Be able to recognise a complication arisen from the administration of Botulinum Toxin or Dermal Fillers and manage it effectively


The College is committed to the career development and enhanced professional standing of all members of their community, building trust and confidence amongst patients. At the heart of this vision is the College’s educational philosophy and its’ commitment to excellence in education and training.


As a Trusted Provider of the College of General Dentistry, RASA Academy has demonstrated that they share in this philosophy and it is our mutual objective to offer postgraduate education that will deliver high-quality and learner-centred training.  We are both committed to the highest standards of delivery, drawing on best practice whilst cultivating innovation and a questioning, critical approach.

Career Pathway

RASA Academy also recognises the value of integrating and aligning their qualification with the College’s Career Pathways Programme and Professional Framework, adding value to the qualification for learners.

Highest Standards

The College of General Dentistry is confident that, working with RASA Academy, this award establishes a high standard for postgraduate education and supports the College’s mission to promote excellence in general dentistry.



Our Training Centres


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10 Harley Street, Marylebone, London, W1G 9QY




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Esher Groves

13-17 Church Street, Esher, Surrey, KT10 8QS




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221 Marsh Road, Pinner, HA5 5NE



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Clinic@ 39 Rodney Street,


L1 9EN


*Request call back if you would like to speak to one of our clinical tutors about the programme