Legal Requirements For Aestheticians

Aesthetics Practitioners & Treatments To Require Licences In England

Please be aware that the Government has confirmed plans to introduce licensing for non-surgical cosmetic procedures such as botulinum toxin and fillers. This is to safeguard consumers opting for non-surgical cosmetic procedures in England to give them confidence that the treatment they receive is safe and of a high standard.

Elite School of Beauty in Hertfordshire offers a number of Ofqual-regulated qualifications in beauty treatments and a number of courses for aesthetics procedures so you can rest assured you will receive the best standards of training when it comes to all our courses - from aesthetics and beauty courses to gaining hairdressing qualifications.

The amendment to introduce a licensing scheme is part of the Government's Health and Care Bill.  The new regulations may cover a wider range of non-surgical cosmetic procedures and not just anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers.  The precise details of the licence will be scoped over the next 2 years but you can expect three key areas of regulation:

a checking system to ensure practitioners have the right credentials
a safety check of premises
adequate medical oversight and insurance.

Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid said: "While most of those in the aesthetics industry follow good practice when it comes to patient safety, far too many people have been left emotionally and physically scarred after botched cosmetic procedures.  I am committed to protecting patient safety by making it an offence for someone to perform these cosmetic procedures without a licence."

Please note, under the new laws, an NVQ 3 in Beauty is needed in order to get a licence. We offer NVQ Level 3 courses in beauty and conversion courses and can help get you ready in preparation for the new legislation. 

If you have any questions or concerns about the changes, please call 01279 755077 or email