Botox Training for Doctors, Dentists and Nurses

The wellbeing and aesthetics industry is growing rapidly which means training standards and regulations must keep the pace to ensure successful businesses and patient safety.  In the anti-ageing market the injectible serum, Botulinum Toxin – more commonly known as BOTOX®, has become one of the top procedures for the effective treatment of fine lines and wrinkles.  Once the preserve of the rich and famous, this wonder-treatment now has a long track record of success and safety – making it a highly desirable procedure for a more youthful and healthy appearance.

More and more healthcare professionals are becoming qualified in aesthetics practices.  Offering BOTOX® as part of a clinic’s services is now an expectation due to the high demand from those with even moderate incomes.  Once qualified and well practiced, it is a straightforward procedure and highly lucrative for any business.


If you are considering becoming a BOTOX® clinician you will want the best training available today – training that gives you a full understanding of the product and how to administer it safely with outstanding results for your clients every time.  MATA Courses are at the leading edge of training in aesthetics procedures.  One of only two centres that offer Level 7 qualification for doctors, nurses and dentists, MATA Courses is superior in meeting the HEE guidelines which all practitioners must adhere to.  The depth of learning and hands-on practice will equip you and your teams with the knowledge and experience you need to be fully regulated and confident to deliver safe and outstanding services at your clinic.


Rather than just meeting regulation requirements (see updated 2016 HEE Guidelines), MATA Courses gives you the added value of plenty of in-depth, hands on practice which we believe is critical for professional confidence and patient trust.

The way we structure our training – a blend of online learning and practical sessions for both Foundation and Advanced Levels – ensures a fully comprehensive understanding for Industry Qualification Level 7.  This is a unique approach and one that our customers tell us works perfectly.

Our tutors for this qualification are experts in aesthetics, with a great deal of tutoring experience in the industry.  And what’s more, our support team are always on hand for any questions and assistance you may require following your training.

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Certification and Qualifications

A Level 7 Post-Graduate Industry Qualification is offered to qualified health professionals.  The Certificate in the Principals and Practice of Clinical Injectible Therapies (Botulinum Toxin and dermal Fillers) is attained through completion of the Foundation and Advanced Levels at MATA Courses.

As this certificate is recognised by the National Qualification Framework by Ofqual it is awarded by the independent awarding body EduQual.  Units from the qualifications are also available as stand-alone, accredited short courses, which means students can build credits whilst gaining training and experience in line with HEE guidelines and recommendations.

This certificate is a requirement by insurance companies and is therefore essential for any business practice.

Upon completing your course you will receive a certificate which is recognised by all of the main insurance bodies.

Who is this course for?

The courses are designed for all professionals educated within the healthcare sector to Level 6 (Bachelor degree).  Specific roles within the medical profession will typically be:

  • Doctors
  • Nurses and Midwives
  • Dentists, dental therapists and dental hygienists
  • Paramedics
  • Pharmacists
  • Operating Department Practitioners


The Advanced Level is for healthcare professionals who have already completed the Foundation Level in BOTOX® training with us or who have equivalent experience, and those already practising BOTOX but wishing to learn new techniques.

Essentially, the MATA approach is a blended learning course which includes:

  • Online theory which can be studied in your own time via our university-standard learning platform with interactive tests.
  • Tutorials with hands-on practice with cadaverous materials progressing to live models.
  • Clinic-based assessments and completion of a log book.
  • Written examinations.

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Foundation Botox

Course Content

  • Facial Anatomy
  • Optional dissection and injectable practice on cadavers
  • Different types/brands of Botulinum Toxin
  • Medical history, consent forms and note taking
  • Patient assessment
  • Frown lines
  • Forehead lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Brow lifting
  • Achieving a natural result with Botox
  • Pre-treatment and post-treatment care
  • Possible complications and how to avoid/deal with them
  • Demonstrations
  • Practical training on models

Advanced Botox

Course Content

  • Hyperhidrosis (excess sweating)
  • Definition of the chin/jaw (bruxism)
  • How to correct a downward turned smile
  • Brow lift
  • Reduce a gummy smile
  • Smoker’s lines around the mouth
  • Nefertiti lift

Career Opportunities

The expansion of the aesthetics industry has been phenomenal over recent years and, in particular, injectible procedures have seen a dramatic increase in the number of treatments offered throughout the UK.  With this increase in the desire for quick, effective and affordable procedures comes the demand for more qualified practitioners.  With so many disillusioned yet highly skilled medical professionals working long hours on low pay it is not surprising that a good number are turning to a career in the world of private cosmetic practices.  Advancing technologies and applications set the training requirements as paramount to delivering excellent service.  For great customer care and business integrity your career in aesthetic procedures will benefit from completing any of the courses at MATA.  With fully comprehensive learning and ongoing support you can continue to build your knowledge and experience to match any of the latest developments in this exciting industry.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the course take?

Most units are between 10 and 30 guided learning hours – which includes your private study, hands-on practical sessions and time for written and Log Book Assessments.

  • The smallest qualification size is 100 hours (containing four core units and one optional unit).
  • The largest laser and light qualification is 200 hours (containing four core units and all six optional units).

Before you enrol, please ensure you can: 

  • Set aside time to study the learning materials and resources – some people may do this all in one go, others may want to fit it in around their work/life schedules
  • Attend the one/two day clinical hands-on sessions (call us for dates and times)
  • Complete the Log Book Assessment, either before or after the clinical hands-on sessions depending upon whether or not you are already in clinical practice.

The length of time it takes to complete your qualification depends very much upon your circumstances – if you already in clinical practice it may be quicker for you to complete the Log Book Assessment than if you don’t have access to BOTOX therapy.

Most importantly, we want you to become part of the MATA learning community by sharing our forums and discussions as part of your life-long learning and development. MATA will support you at all stages of your learning and our course tutors will be happy to discuss how to get the most from your studies.

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Can I build points towards another certificate?

Yes, as the course is modular, units from the qualifications are also available as stand-alone accredited short courses, offering learners the opportunity to build ‘credits’ whilst gaining valuable training and experience in safe practice of cosmetic therapies, in line with HEE guidelines and recommendations.

Who will conduct the training?

Your tutors and assessors are highly experienced medical experts with lots of tutoring experience.  It will depend upon the session or module, and availability but you can be assured you will be getting the very best in tutoring at any of the centres we conduct our training in.

Is the qualification right for my practice?

Unfortunately there are no short cuts to the qualification for administering BOTOX®.  The government outlines the regulations due to injectible procedures being semi-invasive and therefore not without risk.  It is therefore essential that only those who have already received Level 6 qualifications in the medical sector can attain this next Level 7.

Will I need to bring my qualification certificates?

As part of the enrolment process you will be asked to complete your certification section.  The Online learning portal can then be started.  For the day sessions at our clinics we do require you to bring your professional body registration documents (eg. PIN, GMC, GDC) and a form of photo ID as proof of identity on the day of the course to enable you to participate in the practical section of the training.

How many people are in the tutoring sessions?

This will depend to some extent on the demand but not usually more than 12 delegates per session.  We believe in small groups to aid learning and enjoyment of the module.

How much about the anatomy of the face is actually taught?

Facial anatomy is quite an in-depth training session as it is essential that delegates have a full understanding about the face: its skin, bone and muscle structure before moving on to the next stage of learning.  We offer an optional dissection session using fresh-frozen cadaver material which further enables a good grasp on

What if I fail the assessment?

MATA ensures that all assessments are clearly explained to you, together with the criteria you must meet to pass each assessment. If you do not meet the pass criteria, your course tutor will give you feedback and guidance on how to improve your performance and options open to you to retake or complete further assessments.

To achieve the qualification, you must achieve the required pass mark or grade for each assessed component. MATA IQ centre policies explain our Assessment appeals and referrals procedures.

Can I build points towards another certificate?

Yes, as the course is modular, units from the qualifications are also available as stand-alone accredited short courses, offering learners the opportunity to build ‘credits’ whilst gaining valuable training and experience in safe practice of cosmetic therapies, in line with HEE guidelines and recommendations.

Harley Street London

Where to find us

Based in the heart of London’s medical district, Harley Street, MATA Courses is perfectly situated to deliver your aesthetic training needs. BOTOX® courses are mainly at this address or at

90 Harley Street, England’s oldest private dental practice, and was once the home of the legendary Florence Nightingale! Some elements of the courses such as dissecting facial anatomy, we operate at the leading medical centres of excellence – Guy’s Campus at King’s College London or the Royal Society of Medicine.

MATA’s Harley Street location is easily accessible and just a short walk from Oxford Circus underground tube station, as well as Regent’s Park and Great Portland Street tubes and Marylebone mainline railway station.  For our international delegates, there are good transport links to all of London’s main airports.

Day time catering and refreshments are provided for all of our courses.  The area is surrounded by plenty of good bars, restaurants and theatres so you can make a day and night of your training if you wish!

Contact Us

1 Harley Street,

020 3126 4870

Nearest Tube Stations: Bond Street and Oxford Circus

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