Blended online course

CPD Injectables in Aesthetic Medicine (BCDG)

  • Qualification: CPD
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Delivery: Part-time, online with one practical day plus mentorship scheme
  • Workload: Approx 15 hours per week
  • Next enrolment: November 2021
  • Fees: £2,000
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Provide clinical excellence in cosmetic dermatology

Available exclusively for members of The British Cosmetic Dermatology Group (BCDG), our part-time, flexible, blended CPD course was developed in response to the growing demand for qualified professionals in the industry. With the number of people looking for cosmetic procedures, it’s important that patient safety is at the forefront. Through this course, you will be equipped with the knowledge you need to build on your medical expertise and provide excellent service in a booming industry.

Cosmetic procedures are on the rise and as qualified medical professionals, you are perfectly placed to meet the demand. This course will provide you with the latest knowledge in evidence-based approaches to treatment including injectables and dermal filler treatments. Taking the CPD Injectables in Aesthetic Medicine (BCDG) will empower you to provide the vital clinical excellence this sector needs and develop your career in the process.

Key features

Industry focused and rooted in research

Benefit from the expertise of leading academics at The University of Manchester and The British Cosmetic Dermatology Group (BCDG).

Develop your knowledge and practice

Leverage your clinical background to provide safe and effective cosmetic dermatology procedures.

Build a global network of professionals

Connect with your international peers, academics and BCDG experts at our practical day.

Developed in association with The British Cosmetic Dermatology Group

The British Cosmetic Dermatology Group

Benefits of our collaborative approach

  • Pioneering teaching led by an interdisciplinary team from The University of Manchester and Salford Royal NHS FT as well as experienced well-renowned BCDG dermatologists.
  • BCDG partnership ensures the course is firmly based in the latest best practice and standards and provides mentorship of 30 injectable procedures
  • Boost your career with multidisciplinary insights and from making connections with your course peers.

Key information

  • Start date

    November 2021

  • Duration

    10 weeks online and one practical day plus access to student mentorship scheme

  • Delivery

    A mix of online content with one practical day

  • Practical day

    Held in March 2022, the practical day will consist of workshops and activities delivered jointly by The University of Manchester academics and the BCDG, providing an opportunity to apply your learning and to network with peers, academics and experts. The practical day will take place in Manchester, UK and while in-person attendance will not be compulsory, it is highly recommended. The workshops will be live streamed or recorded for those unable to attend.

  • Mentorship

    All students will be assigned a mentor who will be an experienced clinician and BCDG member. You will have three meetings with your mentor, held either remotely or in person, and each meeting will cover 10 injectables cases. In these sessions, students will be able to seek advice and discuss problem cases as well as any possible complications.

  • Workload

    Approx 15 hours per week

  • Apply

    Applications are now open. Apply now or complete the contact form below and we'll email you with course updates and details about our online events.

  • Related courses

    PGCert Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine

  • Course director

    Dr Helen Graham

Fees and funding

The November 2021 academic year tuition fee is £2,000 (UK/EU/International).

The advertised fee covers your tuition. It does not cover your accommodation, travel costs or any other expenses that you may incur when attending face-to-face practical days.

Entry requirements

You must be a BCDG member and priority will be given initially to UK based NTNs/Consultants.

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Course overview

Who this course is for

This CPD is exclusively for members of The British Cosmetic Dermatology Group who are registrars on a training rotation or consultants. As this course is exclusively for BCDG dermatologists, a certain level of prior knowledge will be assumed.

Through this course, we’ll equip you with the knowledge, expertise and skills needed to refine your practice and provide clinical excellence in cosmetic dermatology. You’ll learn how to emphasise patient care, and the latest evidence-based approaches to assessing and formulating strategies for a patient undergoing treatment with injectable devices.

This course is also a stepping stone to setting up your own practice specialising in procedures such as botox, fillers and lipolysis. Studying the CPD Injectables in Aesthetic Medicine (BCDG) will ensure you have the competitive advantage in a growing field by providing the high-quality care that only clinically trained professionals can.

What you will learn

  • Develop an in-depth, critical understanding of facial anatomy and morphology of ageing changes.
  • Recognise evidence-based approaches to assess both clinically and psychologically a patient requesting treatment with injectable devices including botox, fillers and lipolysis.
  • Gain an understanding of service user and carer perspectives to apply to your practice.
  • Obtain expertise in post-treatment review and assessment plans based on an in-depth knowledge of patients’ emotional and physical needs.

Where and when you will study

In this course, you can enjoy the freedom to study flexibly and at your own pace. You will study online and have the chance to attend a practical day in Manchester, UK. Online learning materials will consist of a mixture of video and audio files alongside written text and instructions accompanied by interactive engagement activities and tasks. The masterclasses and tutorials will be streamed or recorded for those unable to attend. 

How it will benefit your career

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be recognised by the Joint Council of Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) to be eligible to join the JCCP register. This will confer a year of membership of the JCCP free of charge. With this recognition, you can confidently provide a wider variety of aesthetic treatments and cosmetic dermatology in line with industry best practice.

Course structure

The part time, blended CPD Injectables in Aesthetic Medicine (BCDG) lasts 10 weeks and is designed to perfectly fit around your work commitments. You will have access to a virtual learning environment and all teaching is conducted online with an optional practical day in Manchester each year.

You will study the course material entirely online whilst benefiting from professional and academic support, plus the opportunity to network and exchange ideas with your peers. There is also a formal practical day held each year in Manchester, UK where you will be able to reinforce your skills and knowledge by performing injectable treatments on models under supervision.

In addition to this, you will complete a logbook of 30 injectable procedures in your own time. These cases will then be reviewed and discussed in detail with your appointed educational guide, who will be an experienced BCDG dermatologist (including Emma Craythorne, Andrew Markey, Bav Shergill, Anjali Mahto, Nis Sheth, Richard Barlow and Tamara Griffiths amongst others).

These sessions will be streamed for those unable to attend in person. By allowing you to blend work with study and theory with practice, this course is a unique opportunity to enhance your career in this growing industry.

Course learning aims

This course aims to equip students with in-depth knowledge, understanding and skills using evidence-based approaches to the assessment, formulation and management of patients undergoing treatment with injectable devices. It is designed to enhance best practice and maintenance of appropriate standards within aesthetic practice.

Teaching and learning

Learning methods will utilise online e-learning resources and will require students to engage with on-line materials developed for the purpose. These include video lectures, video demonstrations of practical procedures, formative online short answer quizzes and facial assessment exercises. Directed study components comprise formative group work via discussion boards and specified reading related to each session/seminar. In addition to online learning, you will be invited to a workshop day in Manchester, UK and have access to a mentorship scheme.

Coursework and assessment

Summative (credit bearing) assessments include an online video presentation of a case study and group work discussions on critiquing of recent studies. Both are designed to develop and assess the students' critical evaluation of literature and development of evidence based practice and life-long learning. Additional formative quizzes and case studies are included in the unit to encourage self evaluation of learning progress.

For a full unit specification, please contact Lisa Meyer.

Admissions information

From your initial expression of interest right through to graduation, you’ll receive all the support you need. We can support you with enrolment and subject assistance, administrative logistics and fee options, online learning skills, workload management and special circumstances including a possible professional entry route.

Entry requirements

Academic entry qualification overview

Anyone with membership of The British Cosmetic Dermatology Group will be accepted onto the course. Priority will be given initially to UK based NTNs/Consultants.

Application and selection

How to apply

Applications for November 2021 are open.

Applicants will need to supply the following supporting documents:

  • 1 page CV detailing record of training
  • An email which confirms membership of the BCDG  
  • Begin your application today here .

    If you have any questions about the course please email Lisa at

    School/Faculty: Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

    Contact name: Lisa Meyer

    Telephone +44 (0)7584 640790

    Additional cost information

    Additional expenses

    The advertised fee covers your tuition. It does not cover your accommodation, travel costs or any other expenses that you may incur when attending face-to-face conferences/workshops/masterclasses/field trips.

    Policy on additional costs

    All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

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