Frequently Asked Questions

Questions and Answers


We have put together a list of most commonly asked questions. If you don’t see what you are looking for here, please give us a call on 0141 638 4098 or email carolyn@inspiredcosmetictraining.com


Who can attend our courses?
To attend our BOTOX® and Dermal Filler courses, you must be a registered Dentist, Doctor, Nurse or Midwife with valid, up to date UK GDC, GMC or NMC registration.


What courses do you run?

  • Level 1 - Foundation BOTOX® and Dermal Filler Training 
  • Level 2 - Confidence & Technique Booster: BOTOX® and Dermal Filler
  • Level 3 - Expert Teaching Session: Lip Enhancement
  • Level 3 - Expert Teaching Session: Advanced Lips & Cheeks
  • Level 3 - Expert Teaching Session: Chin & Jawline
  • Level 3 - Expert Teaching Session: Practical Use of Cannulas
  • Level 3 - Expert Teaching Session: Hyperhidrosis
  • Level 4 - Advanced: 8 Point Non-Surgical Facelift
  • Level 5 - Advanced: Tear Trough & Peri-Orbital Rejuvenation Training
  • Level 5 - Advanced: Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Training
  • Skin Rejuvenation: Skin Peels & Micro-needling training (Genuine Dermaroller)
  • Masterclasses: Throughout the year, Inspired Cosmetic Training provides a range of evening masterclasses covering a range of topics to help your business grow. Topics include business and marketing seminars, live demonstrations and developing your clinical skills.

Why do you offer a combined BOTOX® and Dermal Filler training course when some providers offer separate day courses?
We believe you can adequately receive the training you need on both BOTOX® and Dermal Filler in the one day.

If you do two separate courses, this works out very expensive for you. We only ever train small groups at a time to ensure you get individual attention. Our courses are extremely well structured and run like clockwork where the morning session is classroom based learning covering all the theoretical aspects including marketing and business, and the afternoon is all hands on practical. We also follow this up with ongoing mentoring and support. 

Prior to your course, we will send out details for you to access some pre-course reading which we recommend you spend at least 6 hours on to make the most out of your learning experience with us. Your pre-course learning outlines what you will cover on the day and allows you to familiarise yourself terminology and other important information covered in your theory session. Everything in your pre-course learning will be fully covered on the day by your tutor. 


What BOTOX® and Dermal Filler course should I attend?
If you are new to BOTOX® and Dermal Filler, you need to firstly attend our foundation level course .

If you have already attended a foundation level course and have some experience delivering these treatments, and if you are ready to learn some new treatments and techniques, please call us on 0141 638 4098 to discuss the training that is right for you.  A full list of our forthcoming courses can be found on our BOOK NOW page. 


Who are Inspired Cosmetic Training?
Inspired Cosmetic Training is based at La Belle Forme Clinic and is Scotland’s only BOTOX® and Dermal Filler and aesthetic training academy led by a Consultant Plastic Surgeon. Mr Taimur Shoaib and our team of highly skilled medical aesthetic trainers will ensure you receive the highest standard of training. The team is supplemented by Carolyn Fraser, who has spent over 19 years as an Event Manager within the medical field, so you can be assured of a well run course and are in safe hands.


Can I practise after my training?
Provided you reach the standard required at the end of the training course and the trainer is happy with your competence at the end of the course, you will be able to go out and start offering these treatments straight away. You will be required to have insurance in place and a registered premises to practice from. Remember we also provide you with ongoing support and mentoring so we are never far away.


Do you provide mentoring and continued support?
We stay with you even after your course and will provide you with easy access to our trainers for on going advice and support. We also provide refresher training courses and masterclasses throughout the year should you require a little more hands on practical or guidance from our expert tutors.
We also like to keep in touch with our graduates so please do keep us updated on how your aesthetic journey is going!


What is the size of your training groups?
We restrict our numbers attending courses to ensure you get individual attention and 1-2-1 time with your tutor.


Can nurses prescribe Botulinum Toxin Type A?
We would suggest you read the guidelines issued by the NMC.

At present, a face to face consultation must be provided by a medically qualified person or a nurse prescriber. You may wish to work alongside a prescriber to begin with but we recommend in the long term you become a prescriber yourself and undertake the V300 prescriber course. Call us today for more information.

There is a wide range of treatments nurses can offer if you decide not to use BOTOX® to start with or have limited use. This includes skin peels, advanced dermal filler treatments, laser treatments and so on and we can help you with training in all these areas.


What products will I use for training?
Inspired Cosmetic Training only trains using the best products on the market. We use a range of different products and brands on our courses including:


How can I book and pay for my course?
There are three easy ways to book.

1. Book Online using our Book Now button

2. Over the phone by calling 0141 638 4098 or 079 6656 1474

3. Download the booking form and post it back to us at Suite 23, 1 Spiersbridge Way, Glasgow, G46 8NG

Payment: You can pay by credit/debit card when booking online or by bacs/cheque when selecting invoice option. Payment must be made before your course and further payment instructions will be sent to you at time of booking. 


Can I pay my course fee in instalments?
You are welcome to pay your course fee in easy instalments. Please call Carolyn Fraser on 0141 638 4098 to discuss a payment plan that's right for you. The full course fee must be made before your course date and deposit and any other monies paid will be non-refundable. 


What is the cancellation policy?
Please see our terms and conditions which are detailed in the booking form on the website and on the online booking reservation system. Please also take time to read our privacy policy on how we use your personal data.


Do you ever offer discounts?
From time to time we do provide discounts. Also, there may be a discount available for group bookings; for more information please call our office or keep checking the website.


Do I get a certificate of attendance?
Provided you reach the standard required at the end of the course you will receive a Certificate of Attendance which is recognised by all leading medical aesthetic insurance providers. Self verifiable CPD hours are included on your certificate. 

Should you fail your course, you will not receive a certificate of attendance and will be invited back at a later stage to undertake further training. Please note this will incur an additional cost. A member of the team will be in contact after your course to discuss further training options. 


What about insurance?
Our Certificate of Attendance means you can get preferential medical aesthetic insurance with Hamilton Fraser Insurance and the other leading medical insurance companies. We are a Hamilton Fraser Insurance and Cosmetic Insure recognised training provider, which means all our courses conform to a set standard of high quality training for aesthetic practitioners.


What will my return be on my investment?
This is all covered in the business and marketing part of the course, and in the masterclasses that we run. The cost of products varies according to the product purchased and the supplier used. Most people charge fees according to market prices and some people are more competitive than others, depending on their particular set ups.

You will want to set your prices based on your own criteria, and we discuss this in detail during our foundation course.


Is there any pre-course reading?
After booking, we will send on a link to download our pre-course reading and learning modules. We recommend at least 6 hours pre-course reading before our foundation course as your tutor will refer to the learning material on the day. Everything will be fully covered and taught in further depth on the day. We also provide you with a course folder full of useful tips and information to help you get started. 


Can you provide tailor made training courses?
Inspired Cosmetic Training offers bespoke training packages tailored to meet you or your groups learning needs. Training can take place at our training premises, your clinic or another suitable learning environment. Please give Carolyn a call on 0141 638 4098 or email carolyn@inspiredcosmetictraining.com to discuss training that is right for you.


Should I bring along models to work on?
For your practical session it is best you bring along your own model to work on. Your tutor will work closely with you delivering these treatments. We recommend bringing your own model as you can see the effect of the treatment over time.


What does the new Healthcare Improvement Scotland law mean for me?
Regulation of independent clinics from April 2016

In April 2016, Healthcare Improvement Scotland started regulating independent clinics in Scotland.

Who is being regulated? Independent clinics are defined in the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978 as clinics that are not part of a hospital and from which a medical practitioner, dental practitioner, registered nurse, registered midwife or dental care professional (clinical dental technician, dental hygienist, dental nurse, dental technician, dental therapist, orthodontic therapist). provides a service, which is not part of the National Health Service. The term ‘service’ includes consultations, investigations and treatments.

This means that if you are offering BOTOX® and Dermal Filler or any aesthetic treatment to patients outwith an NHS setting - you must register. 

More information & a registration form can be found via the link below:
http://www.healthcareimprovementscotland.org/our_work/inspecting_and_regulating_care/independent_healthcare/regulation_of_clinics.aspx