Botox Training Courses Edinburgh

MATA are pleased to announce that we are offering Botox Courses in Edinburgh up to  Level 7. Scotland’s demand for injectable treatments has been rising significantly year on year. With Edinburgh being the capital of Scotland, there really is no surprise that there is a vital demand for skilled and qualified injectable practitioners in the area. With such a high demand for both the treatment and practitioners, it is no short of certain that adding injectable therapies to your qualifications and skill set will be a lucrative development for you.

To be able to legally and safely administer BOTOX® in the UK, there are certain regulations in place. Medical & Aesthetic Training Academy (MATA) understand these regulations, and will ensure that every delegate goes above and beyond the necessary requirements to be able to practice BOTOX® legitimately with a trusted reputation.

Edinburgh BOTOX® Courses

When embarking on your journey into studying aesthetics, you want to ensure the academy you select will provide you with the best possible opportunity for success.

MATA has always been an advocate pushing for better industry legislation and we have won numerous awards for the work which we have conducted in order to make the world of aesthetics a safer place. Our courses and qualifications support this advocacy, ensuring that every delegate graduating from one of our courses is able to administer treatments at a safe and effective level. Our award winning academy holds a reputation for improving standards in the industry and we are extremely proud of the work we achieve.

We offer two levels of training. We understand there are delegates with varying degrees of ability and we aim to ensure that all can be accounted for. Both the Foundation Level BOTOX® Course, and the Advanced Level BOTOX® Course equal units towards an internationally recognised Master’s degree (UK Level 7). Pre-requisites for either course is a Bachelor’s degree (UK Level 6) but the Foundation Level BOTOX® Course must be completed (either with MATA or an equivalent course) before progressing onto the Advanced Level BOTOX® Course.

The Foundation and Advanced levels count towards our UK Level 7 Botox Qualification.

Upon completing a course with MATA, you will be awarded a certificate which is your proof of attendance and passing the assessment and will enable you to successfully apply for indemnity insurance for your business in Edinburgh.

Why train with MATA?

MATA is one of the most widely recognised and acclaimed training academies in the aesthetics industry. We have developed courses and qualifications which have advanced and paved the way in the medical aesthetics training arena.

Our trainers are all leading experts in their fields of work and have ample knowledge to pass on to course attendees. MATA keep class sizes small so that everyone attending gets the maximum face-to-face learning time with their trainer and the best opportunity to gain plenty of practice time on the volunteer patients. We feel group sizes of around 6 members provides the perfect balance between optimising practical elements for individuals whilst still encouraging interactive question and answer sessions.

All of our training courses and qualifications are extensive, comprehensive and consistently achieve 5 star reviews from previous delegates.


If you’re looking to train to a higher standard than predicted in the aesthetics world, MATA is the training academy for you.

Who is the course for?

MATA’s Foundation Course for BOTOX® has been designed by MATA with healthcare professionals in mind. Necessary entry requirements are a relevant, internationally recognised Bachelor Degree. Typically those ready to enrol on the course are:

  • Doctors
  • Dentists
  • Nurses
  • Other Health Care Professionals


If you are not sure whether or not you are suitable for our course, please get in touch with us so we can advise you on your best access route.

The BOTOX® Advanced Level at MATA is for those healthcare professionals who have already completed the Foundation Level training and are looking to take their skills to the next level. It is recommended that applicants complete their foundation training with us however those with equivalent qualifications will also meet entry requirements.

What can I expect from the BOTOX® courses and what is covered in the content of each course?

MATA courses offer a blended learning approach and are compiled of the following aspects:

  • Online theory which can be studied in your own time via our university-standard learning platform with interactive tests.
  • Tutorials with hands-on practice
  • Clinic-based assessments (including completion of a log book).
  • Written examinations.
  • Ongoing support if needed.

Foundation BOTOX® Course

Around 100 hours (containing four core units and one optional unit) covering:

  • 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

Around 200 hours (containing four core units and all six optional units) covering:

  • Chin
  • Jaw (bruxism)
  • How to correct a downward turned smile
  • Brow Lift
  • Reduce a gummy smile
  • Smoker’s lines around the mouth
  • Nefertiti lift
  • Tear Toughs
  • Cheek
  • Temple


Edinburgh Points of Interest

Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital city, home to Scotland’s Crown Jewels, Edinburgh Castle, Arthur’s Seat and the National Museum of Scotland. There are few cities that can rival Edinburgh’s rich collective of culture, geological formations, natural wonders and historical monuments.

The medieval old town is the city’s oldest neighbourhood with small winding streets lined with historic architecture and monuments, wool shops and quirky drinking holes. The newer parts of the city, also known as Edinburgh’s ‘New Town’ date back to the Georgian era. Properties which were once servant housing or stables are now some of the most desired properties in the city. Thanks to strict building codes the original architectural and design integrity has been preserved making this residential area, rich with communal gardens and parks, a sight to behold.

Despite all of its iconic historical sites, Edinburgh is a bustling cosmopolitan city. Whether it’s a family day out, a night out with delicious food and drink or a sightseeing tour that most appeals to you, you will not be left short of things to do in this wonderful place.