CTIA – The Cosmetic Treatments and Injectables Association and Training Academy:
In 2008, the CTIA were the very first, Aesthetic Training Company and Association to offer beauty therapists and non-medics a progression route into aesthetic injectable treatments? With 10 years injectables experience in both training and treatments under our belt, we have led our sector and campaigned for non medics to be openly accepted and recognised for aesthetic treatments.
Who Do We Accept on Our Training Courses?
We accept students from all sectors, with each individual person looked upon by merit, qualification, experience and very importantly their attitude.
We have trained members who are:
- Beauty Therapists with Level 3
- Body Piercers
- Dentists, Dental Nurses
- Dental Hygienists
- Semi Permanent Make-up Practitioners
- Tattoo Artists.
Not on the list Above?
If your sector is not listed above, we most certainly will have a progression route for you into aesthetics with our ˜Bridging into Aesthetics Module’ which further information can be found on our Training Course Page, This will eventually lead you into injectables training with the CTIA.
Pre Course Requirements:
- We ask you to complete the registration form that is on the website under ‘Register’. You will be asked to upload your 2 main certificates onto this form if you have them at hand.
- We then forward your registration form along with your certificates to our insurance to gain you the ‘cheapest insurance within the UK for CTIA members. Saving you approximately £1000 on other training establishments insurance quotes – every year you are a CTIA member.
- We then will arrange dates for your training once you have been accepted onto our discounted insurance scheme.
What you will learn on our courses:
We offer blended learning in the form of homestudy, research modules, and further theory at our beautiful training establishment in Warrington, Cheshire. Practical sessions however are paramount to your learning, so our focus is models contact on the practical sessions.
During the courses we cover the following areas:
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Health, Hygiene and Safety
- Injection techniques
- Clinical & Waste Legislation
- Client Expectations
- Consultation and Aftercare
- Dealing with adverse reactions
- Before and After pictures
- Needle stick injury
- Treatment Protocols
With nearly 10 years experience within this industry, delivering advanced and injectables training, we know that our training methods are proven and work for our students.
Our ‘professional aesthetic training courses’ contain various elements; the theory module is taken as home study, with workbooks, tasks, research all done at your own pace and prior to your practical session.
Once you have completed your practical sessions, we then require you to complete 10 ‘case studies‘ these will complete your training and reinforce your practical, making you a better and more confident practitioner. Case studies help you to fine-tune your practical skills and give you a chance to analyse your treatments. They also provide us, as tutors a way to confirm that you are practicing in the big wide world, safely and skilfully on your clients.
Once you have completed your 10 case studies, you will feel more confident and have the appropriate level of knowledge and experience needed to carry out your own treatments in your own clinic with skill and proficiency. However, our team of tutors, prescribers and mentors will always be there to help.
Why Choose Us?
- As a CTIA member we give you FREE first Aid Training (worth £300)
- FREE Hyaluronidase Training (worth £495)
- FREE Managing Complications
- 5% Discount on further courses as a CTIA member
The CTIA differ to other training companies, as our students learn their craft, either on a ‘one to one’ basis or in ‘very small groups’. It is intensive training.
We can also travel to you; we find it more personal for the learner when we carry out training in your own clinic or salon and it saves you the upheaval of having extra days out of work travelling when we can do that for you. It also gives us a chance to see where you work from, and to advise you if there is anything that needs addressing or perhaps you may need important advice on waste disposal or clinical waste or even advise on where a hand washing sink can be placed within your room. Other aesthetic training companies don’t do this, as it isn’t cost effective for them.
*99% of our student opt for one to one training in their own salons.
We have witnessed multiple principle courses being taught within less than a week, which in effect, benefits the school rather than the learner. The CTIA believe this is wrong, dangerous to the public and provides the sector with apprehensive, nervous and unskilled practitioners. We believe that any injectables or aesthetic training courses should be taught as intensive study, however not combined with other modalities.
We hope that you agree; education should be about the student embarking onto their new career confidently, and initially working with the skills learnt to then further progress onto another. Learning should be competency based and not quantity. Therefore, if for any reason you do not feel confident in any way, our philosophy is that we will provide you with the extra free training at our CTIA training centre to get you to the level to offer the best treatments in the industry.