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Our Training

Cosmetic Couture Training Academy, based in the prestigious Salford Quays area, provide Aesthetic Training for non-medics and medics alike. We have a large team that is made up of Doctors, Nurses, Aesthetic Practitioners and administration staff that work to ensure high standards of training, expertise and clinical standards. We pride ourselves on our learning and development facilities that enable the ambitious student to take their first steps in carving a successful career within the aesthetics industry.

Founder and director of Cosmetic Couture Training Academy, Maxine McCarthy has worked closely with the Health Education of England and alongside the Joint Council of Cosmetic Practitioners as part of a Beauty Expert Reference Group. This has enabled a comprehensive course curriculum to be developed that is aligned with both HEE guideline requirements, from Level 4 to Level 7.

Who can attend an Aesthetic’s course?

Courses are tailored to all levels of academic and practical experience and are suitable for any aesthetic practitioners who want to expand or reinforce their knowledge or, hands-on ability to serve their clients.

We train any suitable practitioners from Doctors, Dentists, Pharmacists, Nurses, Podiatrists to Beauty Therapists (NVQ level 3 incl. electrolysis and IPL), as well as other qualified persons. An interview process is in place to help guide students to the best possible training route to suit their needs.

Can I get Financial help with my course fees?

Finance available for our Courses, products and services by contacting Ideal4Finance directly today. Get the finacial help you need to kick start your career in Aesthetics.

Prices are available on request

A discount will apply for for multiple course bookings.

Call 0161 832 3236 for more info.

Cosmetic Couture training courses

How to Apply

Step 1

If you are interested in applying for a course at Cosmetic Couture Training Academy, you must first submit a Course Application Form.

 

Once your application has been submitted, we will review your suitability to the course.

Step 2:

Our open days give you the opportunity to view our great facilities and gain an understanding of the learning environment you will be entering. This helps you decide upfront about what we offer and if you are comfortable with us. 

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Step 3:

You need a certain level of skill in language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) to undertake any of our training courses that are offered. Ensuring your suitability for starting with Cosmetic Couture Aesthetic Training Academy is a responsibility we take seriously and care extremely about, we want you to be the best you can be and this is an important step.

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Step 4:

At this point you would have checked us out so now it’s our chance to check you out. After successfully completing the LLN assessment, the enrolment interview is then carried out. During the enrolment interview you will fill out your personal details, discuss the policies and procedures, payment fees and then pay a deposit to secure your place on one or more of our training courses due to the high demand we get on a regular basis. You will then be registered, given a learner number and student access badge on your official first day.

Cosmetic Couture

Aesthetic & Cosmetic Training Courses

Beauty Therapy Courses

Mandatory Units covered in Level 2:

Follow health and safety practice in the salon

  • Personal Presentation/hygiene
  • COSHH
  • RIDDOR
  • HSAWA

Client care and communication in beauty-related industries

  • Body language
  • Methods of communication
  • Client consultation

Provide eyelash and brow treatments

  • Contra-indications
  • Patch testing
  • Colour choice
  • Practical -tinting lashes and brows
  • Aftercare

Provide facial skin care

  • Contra-indications
  • Skin types
  • Skin conditions
  • Cleansers/Toners/Exfoliators/Warming/Masks
  • Moisturiser
  • Practical – facials
  • Aftercare

Apply make-up

  • Contra-indications
  • Colour Theory
  • Skin Tone
  • Face shapes/Eye shapes/Lip shapes
  • Corrective techniques
  • Contra-actions
  • Aftercare

Mandatory Units covered in Level 3:

  • Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon
  • Client care and communication in beauty-related industries
  • Provide facial electrotherapy treatments
  • Provide body electrotherapy treatments
  • Provide body massage

Both courses will have optional units to complete credits needed for full certificates.

All courses have fully qualified teaching and assessing staff with experience in the beauty industry for many years.

VTCT Beauty Therapy Courses

Course Background

Our VTCT Level 2 Beauty Therapy course is an ideal part-time course for students starting out in beauty therapy. This course combines the skills and knowledge that any beauty therapist needs. Our introduction into beauty therapy is a 1-day-a-week course for 12 weeks and will prepare you for your career in beauty. Pre-study material will be provided 1 week prior to the commencement.

No previous experience is required
Dress Code: Please wear professional attire

Overview of Course

– Health and Safety in the salon
– Facial Therapy
– Manicure – Pedicures
– Eye treatments – Makeup

Assessment & Qualification

– Pre- study
– Theoretical evaluation
– Practical evaluation
– Internal examination
– VTCT accredited certificates will be issued on completion of the course

Prices

Prices available on request.

Course Background

Our VTCT Level 3 Beauty Therapy course is designed to give students a nationally recognized qualification. Our training course enables you to further your skills providing you with the knowledge, and understanding required to gain employment within the industry, increase your employment prospects and earning potential by developing the range of treatments you are able to offer.

Requirements

Must have completed Level 2 Beauty Therapy.

Overview of Course

Mandatory Units: Monitor and maintain health and safety in the workplace, Client care & communicatio, Working in the beauty related industry, Body Massage, Facial electrotherapy treatments, Body electrotherapy treatements, Related anatomy and physiology.

Optional Units: Aromatherapy, Indian Head Massage, Single eyelash extension treatment, Intimate waxing for females, Intimate waxing for males, Provide self tanning, Nail Enhancements, Micro Dermabrasion, Hot stone therapy massage, Contribute to the effective running of a business.

Assessment & Qualification

– Pre- study
– Theoretical evaluation
– Practical evaluation
– Internal examination
-VTCT accredited. Certificates will be issued on completion of the course

Level 4

Course Background

Overview of Course

Assessment & Qualification

 

Level 5

Course Background

Nytox® is an exclusive treatment for natural facelifts using autologous platelets and nytox® serum. The purpose of the course is to enable aesthetic practitioners to be able to deliver derma roller treatments to the faces and bodies of their clients. More advanced students will also learn the techniques to administer PRP injections to assist healing in clients’ problem areas**. To achieve this you will learn the anatomy and physiology of the skin and face and the causes and signs of ageing. As the platelet rich plasma is extracted from clients you will need to understand the structure of blood, the structure and uses of platelet cells and phlebotomy. As with any treatment the essential health and hygiene elements will be taught along with client care for pre and post treatment, including legal documentation for insurance purposes.This will underpin all practical training facilitated at the Cosmetic Couture clinic and will result in fully accredited CPD certification.

Course Length

Course length: 35 hours of self guided study prior to 35 hours of practical training. All aspects of the course are mandatory.

*To meet the minimum requirement for enrolment, students must have completed the equivalent of NVQ level 2 beauty therapy.

**Aesthetic practitioners with 1 year of experience with injection techniques will progress to PRP injection training. Please discuss with your tutor.

Course theory components

  • Anatomical structure of the skin and face
  • Troubleshooting derma roller treatments
  • Understanding blood
  • Pre and post treatment protocols
  • Pain management protocols
  • Health and hygiene systems
  • Needle stick injuries
  • First aid and anaphylaxis
  • Phlebotomy
  • Injection techniques

Course practical components

  • Client consultation protocols (Medical history, client consent)
  • Managing expectations and complaints procedure
  • Hygiene sharps disposal and legal aspects
  • Phlebotomy
  • Practice of derma rolling techniques using live models

Level 6

Course Background

Botulinum Toxin procedures have become increasingly popular for the reduction of facial lines and wrinkles. Introducing this aesthetic treatment could significantly increase revenue within your clinic and enhance your personal income. Our training course will provide you with the practical experience and the necessary documentation, enabling you to start your own aesthetic business.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must be qualified Doctors, Dentists, Pharmacists, Nurses, Beauty Therapists with NVQ3 Beauty Therapy Level 3 incl. electrolysis and IPL or other selected and qualified persons.

Course Content:

  • What is Botulinum toxin?
  • Anatomical structure of the skin
  • Muscles of the face and facial expressions
  • Troubleshooting botulinum toxin
  • pre and post treatment protocols
  • Injection techniques
  • Pain management protocols
  • Health and hygiene systems
  • Needlestick injuries
  • First aid and anaphylaxis
  • Industry guidelines
  • Client consultation protocols
  • Managing expectations and complaints
  • Hygiene, Sharps disposal and Legal aspects

Course Background

The purpose of the course is to enable aesthetic practitioners to be able to deliver Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers to the lower third of the faces of their clients. To achieve this the theoretical knowledge and understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the skin face will be studied to underpin all practical training facilitated at the Cosmetic Couture clinic and will result in fully accredited CPD certification.

Course Length

35 hours of self guided study prior to 35 hours of practical training. All aspects of the course are mandatory.

*To meet the minimum requirement for enrolment students must have completed the equivalent of NVQ level 3 beauty therapy with electrolysis or IPL or have medical experience of working with needles.

Course theory components:

  • Learn about hyaluronic acid (HA)
  • Anatomy and physiology of the skin and lower face and signs of ageing
  • Troubleshooting HA treatments
  • Pre and post treatment protocols
  • Injection techniques
  • Pain management protocols
  • Health and hygiene systems
  • Needle stick injuries
  • First aid and anaphylaxis
  • Industry guidelines (GMC and HE)

Course practical components:

  • Client consultation protocols (Medical history, client consent)
  • Managing expectations and complaints procedure
  • Hygiene sharps disposal and legal aspects
  • Practice of injections using Zanco models (Facial injection mannequins)
  • Practice of injections using live models
  • Product knowledge

LEVEL 7

Course Background

 

Entry Requirements

 

Course Content:

Courses of Excellence

Unattractive skin lesions can often appear, despite the fact that the body does have a natural mechanism to safeguard the health of the skin. Removing skin lesions for both cosmetic reasons and medical necessity is an ever increasing need. Patients can now be treated quickly, safely and effectively.

Cryotherapy is an innovative treatment which is, fast, effective, safe and new solution, for the removal of skin imperfections.

Removes:

  • Skin tag
  • Sar lentigoage spots
  • milia
  • warts
  • cherry angioma
  • viral verrucae

Our Students

What they said

I am completely delighted to have had the pleasure of being trained by Maxine …. Her passion, commitment and training was outstanding. I feel very positive and have complete knowledge and practical skills to start my clinic. The only down side is I will miss her and her wonderful work team who also make u feel comfortable and welcome x
Lesa Trewin - 5 Star
Have had one of the best weeks of my life!! So glad I decided to train here with you. I’ve learnt so much and I want to no more! Thank you so much for balancing out my wonky cheeks and lips for me. Your the best at what you do and I couldn’t have asked for a better teacher. Thank you so much Maxine and the team for all your help xxx
Jenny Laird - 5 Star