The Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) has announced the first wave of approved education and training providers.
In January this year, the JCCP announced that it was working with three education and training provider organisations as ‘test sites’ in order to pilot the implementation of a review process.
This process aimed to provide assurance to the council that its proposed standards and process for the approval of education and training organisations were fit for purpose.
The JCCP has now revealed that formal approval has been awarded to the Harley Academy, in London, for the delivery of the IQ approved Level 7 certificate in Injectables for Aesthetic Medicine; Northumbria University, in Newcastle Upon Tyne, for the delivery of a post graduate certificate in Professional Non-Surgical Aesthetic Practice; and Sally Durant Aesthetic Education and Training, in the West Midlands, for the delivery of the CIBTAC Level 4 certificate in Micro-Needling.
These education and training organisations will now be added to the JCCP register of ‘Approved Education and Training Provider Organisations’ for the named programmes and qualifications.
Dr Tristan Mehta, founder and CEO of Harley Academy, spoke about how significant the accreditation from the JCCP was for both the future of Harley Academy and for aesthetic medicine. He said, “I’m fully aware of the mixed perceptions that healthcare professionals have of the JCCP, and my stance remains the same. Regulation is needed, not just to restrict non-medics from injecting, but also to regulate ourselves. Registering with the JCCP will not bring a flood of patients to your door, and it will not immediately stop the non-medic down the road injecting fillers. However, what’s required right now are medical professionals who can finally unite on shared values.”