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Harley Academy to open new training school as UK Government confirms licensing scheme for aesthetics practitioners

Sophie Smith
25 July 2023

Harley Academy, a postgraduate aesthetic medicine training school in the UK, is opening a second "state-of-the-art" campus in the City of London next month.

The new campus will allow Harley Academy to continue training doctors, dentists and nurses in cosmetic injectables, with a focus on producing safe, effective and ethical medical aesthetics practitioners.

This comes as the UK Government confirms a mandatory Licensing Scheme for all aesthetics practitioners performing non-surgical cosmetic procedures.

The details of this scheme will be revealed at the end of August 2023, with a public consultation to follow.

As part of this, the scheme will involve the Government setting a minimum standard of aesthetics education for injectors.

This will require a specific qualification or qualifications in order to demonstrate the necessary level of competency in order to obtain the new practitioners licence and be able to administer injectable treatments to the public.

Dr Tristan Mehta, the Founder of Harley Academy, developed the Level 7 in Injectables - the first Ofqual-regulated qualification in aesthetic medicine - in 2016.

This qualification was created to fit the Health Education England framework and, as such, is being touted as the Government’s potential minimum standard of education.

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