Aesthetics Training Courses London

Are you looking for a aesthetics course that can help you start a career in skincare and non medical aesthetic treatments? Are you fascinated by skincare problems and you want to work for a clinic, or run your own skincare freelance business but don’t know where to start?

At Ray Cochrane Beauty Aesthetics Academy, we have been a flagship training Academy in London since 1954, and we have developed an overwhelmingly positive reputation across the UK and Europe.

We take pride in delivering the utmost skincare service to our learners, ensuring that we provide them with:

  • The most experienced and regulated tutors on board
  • The cleanest and most professional environment
  • Thorough and outstanding training to ensure we only create the best aestheticians we can. Our priority is to create the most successful professionals in our industry.

Safety is our utmost concern, and we are deeply committed to strictly adhering to regulations. It is important to us that our students climb the ladder correctly & safely to ensure they are able to go out and deliver the highest standards in the beauty industry.

Our Aim

Is to provide learners with guidance, skills and knowledge to perform as best as they can and provide them with the competence and confidence to carry out treatments for their clients at the highest level achievable.

This is also the reason why we are not currently offering medical injectables courses such as Botox and Fillers due to uncertainty in the current UK government regulation.We understand that these treatments are unregulated, and there is confusion over who should provide these treatments.

Given the nature of the substances injected, they need to be administered by a medical professional in a clinic environment under medical supervision. Consequently, we do not offer this training at the moment.

However, we understand that the UK government is conducting a consultation and plans to publish a licensing scheme to regulate these treatments. If the government allows non-medical professionals to administer the treatments, we will be prepared to launch these courses.

All of our training courses are taught by industry professionals with extensive non-medical and medical aesthetics backgrounds, as it is extremely important that our students are learning from role models who can pass on valuable skills and knowledge in non-invasive treatments.

Now, let’s delve into the details of our aesthetics courses.

1. VTCT Level 2 Facial and Skincare Course

The VTCT Level 2 Facial and Skincare Course is accredited by OFQUAL (UK Education Governing Body) and fully recognised by the beauty industry, insurance providers, and local councils for licensing purposes.

Ray Cochrane Beauty Aesthetics Academy has introduced the VTCT Level 2 Facial and Skincare Courses for students who want to take a facial course in London. You don’t need any beauty therapy qualifications or experience to take this aesthetic skincare course, and it’s okay if you are a total beginner. All you need is a passion for helping people and a desire to specialise in aesthetic courses in facial and skincare treatments.

This course covers 3 units:

  • Facial Massage and Skincare
  • Health, Safety and Hygiene of the workplace
  • Client Care, Communication and Salon Reception Duties

Upon completing this government-approved facial skincare course, you will be able to work for beauty clinics, spas, hotels, and more. You will also be in a position to promote yourself with your own website and on social media as an accredited skincare expert.

To find out more, read through our Level 2 Facial training course information above.

2. VTCT Level 3 Facial Electrotherapy and Fast Track Courses

Once you’ve successfully finished your Level 2 Facial & Skincare course, the next logical step in your professional development would be to enrol in our VTCT Level 3 Facial Electrical course.

This course is particularly beneficial as it broadens your practical skill set, enabling you to provide a larger variety of facial and skincare treatments. It also deepens your theoretical knowledge, with a strong focus on subjects such as Dermatology, Microbiology, and Microdermabrasion.

The importance of this course extends further as it serves as a recognised prerequisite for those advanced aestheticians who are eager to pursue any Level 4 Advanced Aesthetics courses.

This ensures that your education and training will stay current with the latest industry standards, paving the way for a successful career in aesthetics.

Units included are:

  • Providing Electrical Facials using Microcurrent, Galvanic, Faradic, and Direct High Frequency
  • Applying Microdermabrasion
  • Dermatology and Microbiology
  • Client Care and Communication in Beauty-related Industries
  • Monitoring and Maintaining Health and Safety Practice in the Salon

For more information about our Level 3 Facial course, refer to the details above.

If you are looking to develop a complete portfolio of beauty treatments, including body treatments, make sure you check out our Level 3 Beauty Therapy course. If you are not sure about the differences between the two, check out our blog post: Difference Between Level 3 Beauty Therapy or Level 3 Facial Electrotherapy?

3. VTCT Level 2&3 Facial & Skincare Course

If you wish to complete both Level 2 and Level 3 facial courses in a shorter period of time, thereby saving money and fast-tracking the start of your career, our combined VTCT Level 2 and 3 Facial Course is designed for you.

This all-in-one beginner to expert facialist course is a fully accredited aesthetic training and globally recognised qualification. In just 13 weeks, you can become an expert facial therapist!

For more information about the combined Level 2 and 3 Facial & Skincare course, refer to the details above.

For those looking to upgrade their skills and pursue a career in advanced skin aesthetics, we offer advanced aesthetic courses including level 4 laser/IPL training, chemical skin peel, and skin needling at our beauty academy in London.

Laser, IPL & Skin Rejuvenation Courses

4. VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Laser and Intense Pulse Light (IPL)

Ray Cochrane’s NVQ/VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Laser and Intense Pulse Light (IPL) is an advanced qualification. Specially designed for beauty therapists or medical specialists who would like to become qualified laser aesthetic technicians.

In this course, you cover 4 units:

  • Laser and light treatments for hair removal
  • Laser and light treatments for skin rejuvenation
  • Client care and communication in beauty-related industries
  • Management of health, safety, and security in the salon

To find out more, read through our Level 4 laser hair removal training course information above.

5. VTCT Level 5 Certificate in Laser Tattoo Removal

The Level 5 Laser Tattoo Removal Course is the next step after completion of Level 4 Laser course, which is a necessary prerequisite. This progression is perfect for those who want to expand their range of skills and delve into further uses for laser equipment, specifically in the field of tattoo removal.

In this course, students will acquire the skills needed to use Q Switched laser equipment effectively.

The course extends its reach by not just covering the basics, but also by teaching students how to handle more complex tattoo ink colours such as blue, black, red, and green. The curriculum takes into account the variations in skin shades and equips students with the knowledge to work efficiently on different skin types.

Units included are:

  • Principles and Practice of Non-Medical Aesthetic Therapies
  • Advanced Consultation for Non-Medical Aesthetic Therapies
  • Advanced Skin Care for Non-Medical Aesthetic Therapies
  • Remove or Fade Tattoos using Q Switched Laser Systems

To find out more, read through our Level 5 laser Tattoo Removal course information above.

Advanced Aesthetics Courses

6. VTCT Level 4 Combined Chemical Peel & Microneedling Course

Our VTCT Level 4 Combined Chemical Peel & Microneedling Course is an intensive 9-week course, and it offers a streamlined learning process by combining our popular chemical peel and microneedling treatments into one program.

As some of the course units overlapped, we have decided to combine our best sellers, VTCT Level 4 Chemical Skin Peel and VTCT Level 4 Microneedling, creating the ideal aesthetics training program.

Upon completion, you’ll be ready to take advantage of the booming advanced non-medical aesthetics industry. Both skin peeling and skin needling are sought-after treatments offered in skin clinics, medispas, and luxurious clinics worldwide. With your VTCT qualifications, you’ll be in high demand.

The VTCT (ITEC) Level 4 Certificate in Chemical Skin Peeling is ideal for those looking to become fully qualified skin aestheticians. Learners will discover how to use Glycolic acid, Salicylic Acid, Kojic acid to treat and improve their clients’ skin concerns.

The course will cover 4 units:

  • Advanced consultation for non-medical aesthetic therapies
  • Principles and practice of non-medical aesthetic therapies
  • Advanced skincare for non-medical aesthetic therapies
  • Providing skin peeling treatments

To find out more, read through our skin peeling course information above.

The VTCT (ITEC) Level 4 Certificate in skin needling is perfect for level 3 qualified beauty therapists who would like to learn micro-needling, derma rollers, or automated dermal needling and become a highly qualified skin needling practitioners.

This course includes 4 units:

  • Principles and practice of non-medical aesthetic therapies
  • Advanced consultation for non-medical aesthetic therapies
  • Advanced skincare for non-medical aesthetic therapies
  • Provide cosmetic skin needling treatments

To find out more, read through our skin needling course information above.

7. Mesotherapy Training – Full Day CPD Accredited Course

If you hold a Level 3 qualification or are a medical practitioner, you have the opportunity to enrol in our full-day Mesotherapy Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course.

Mesotherapy is a non-surgical, minimally invasive treatment that involves superficial injections of serums into the skin. These serums may contain a variety of peptides, enzymes, hormones, vitamins, and botanical extracts.

This treatment is highly effective in treating a wide range of skin conditions, including loose skin, the appearance of fine lines, and overall skin tone. Upon certification, learners will be fully insured and ready to start providing mesotherapy treatments.

Like all courses offered at Ray Cochrane Aesthetic Academy, the Mesotherapy training course is taught by expert aestheticians who are already proficient in mesotherapy and offer the treatment to their clients. This ensures that learners are taught the most current and accurate practices. Additionally, they will receive business advice from renowned aestheticians.


  • Skin Anatomy & Physiology
  • Health & Safety, Client Consultation
  • Mesotherapy Practice

*Newly Launched Aesthetic Course

8. VTCT (ITEC) Fibroblast Level 4 Plasma Pen Course

The VTCT (ITEC) Level 4 Award in Plasma Pen Techniques is a brand new aesthetic beauty qualification designed for Level 3 qualified practitioners aged 18 and over, who wish to add Plasma Pen Techniques to their range of treatment offerings.

This qualification covers all necessary components to become a fully qualified Plasma Pen practitioner, aligning with both national and international aesthetic beauty standards.

In this qualification, you will develop a comprehensive understanding of the requirements, regulations, and safe practice treatment protocols for plasma pen techniques. You will also acquire the knowledge and skills needed to consult with clients, provide specific aftercare, and offer home care advice.

The unit entitled: Enhance appearance using plasma pen techniques includes learning how to:

  • Reduce fine lines
  • Perform blepharoplasty – an eyelid lift (upper and lower)
  • Improve stretch marks
  • Adjust pigmentation variations
  • Enhance skin texture
  • Remove skin tags (with GP permission)
  • Remove Dermatosis papulosa nigra (with GP permission)

For more information, refer to our Level 4 Plasma Pen Techniques Course here. 


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