Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics

CGDent Postgraduate Certificate in Non-Surgical
Facial Aesthetics

Delivered by RASA Academy, a CGDent Trusted Provider.

Enrolment is accepted throughout the year so you can start the course at a time that suits you.

Watch our three-part Introduction to Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics webinar series led by Course Lead Dr Jalpesh Patel.

Our Postgraduate Certificate in Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics is a competency-based, clinically-focused, flexible programme which provides a balance between the theoretical understanding underpinning the use of Botulinum Toxin and non-permanent Dermal Fillers, and the clinical “hands-on” application of these therapies.

The qualification is intended to align with the competency framework developed by the Joint Council of Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) thereby promoting best practice. It is suitable for candidates seeking to incorporate non-surgical aesthetic medicine in their practice or to embark fully in a career in this area.

What does the course cover?

The comprehensive Certificate programme is delivered through three modules.

Module one

  • Facial anatomy
  • Morphology
  • Physiology
  • Principles of the use of botulinum toxin and dermal fillers

Module two

  • Patient assessment
  • Treatment planning

Module three

  • Administration of botulinum toxin and dermal fillers
  • Complications management

How is the course delivered?

This is a flexible programme which means you can study the three modules at your own pace, completing the course in a minimum of six months and a maximum of two years.

The programme is delivered through a blended approach of face-to-face teaching, online learning and written assignments.

Over the duration of the programme you will observe and perform a total of at least 40 cases at one or more of RASA Academy’s 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.

The CGDent Postgraduate Certificate in Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics is a Level 7 course and is worth 60 credits.

GDC development outcomes: C, D


The course is assessed through four written assignments, a portfolio of 40 completed cases (observed and performed at RASA Academy), objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) and case-based discussions.

Your leads

The trainers at RASA Academy are highly experienced, successful practitioners who have a passion for teaching and passing on their years of knowledge.

Dr Jalpesh Patel
RASA Academy Founder and tutor

Dr. Jalpesh Patel is an aesthetic and dental practitioner, with a Masters in Aesthetic Dentistry from King’s College London and a Postgraduate Certificate in Skin Aging and Aesthetic Medicine from the University of Manchester. As a member of the Practitioner Register Committee of the Joint Council of Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) he has a strong commitment to improving the regulation and learning pathways within the facial aesthetic industry, and founded RASA Academy to provide a robust educational structure for those wanting to enter and practice in this field.

The teaching team also includes Dr Bea Brookes, Dr Vikram Swaminathan and Dr Jemma Gewargis.

Next course dates

We accept enrolments onto the Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics programme throughout the year, so you can plan your study around existing commitments. The course has a flexible structure and you can complete all three modules in a minimum of six months and a maximum of two years.


£9,995 including VAT

The fee can be paid in monthly instalments over 12 months.

Entry requirements

To enrol on this course, you must:

  • be registered with the GDC/GMC/NMC (NMC must be with prescribing rights)
  • have been a qualified practitioner for at least one year

Next steps

Register your interest here to find out more about the course and enrolment details.

Introduction to non-surgical facial aesthetics webinar series

RASA Academy founder and Course lead, Dr Jalpesh Patel, hosts a three-part webinar series that provides an overview of non-surgical facial aesthetics, clinical cases for learners to develop an appreciation of the clinical aspects of the patient journey, as well as anatomy, and finally complications that can arise when delivering cosmetic injectables. 

The on-demand webinars are free to view for CGDent members and are available to non-members for a small fee.

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