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Training Course Reviews

Went for botox and fillers training with Felicity. Great day, very informative and fantastic trainer, Felicity is so easy to understand and approachable. Nice facility and good support from staff. Will definitely go for further courses.

Liz Ryan, Via Google



I would highly recommend 1-2-1 sessions at SkinViva! I learnt more in a few hours than I could have done over a few days. The teaching by Dr Ahmed El Houssieny was tailored to my personal strengths and weaknesses in providing lip and cheek enhancements. It was clear and to the point, and the Dr was very approachable. And of course Georgie Clare was lovely and made me feel at home. Thanks everyone, I will be back!

Farshea Khan, Via Google


I completed two training courses with SkinViva in March and April this year and I have never looked back since! From my first call with Georgie, I knew training here would be the right decision. Georgie answered all of my questions and worries with ease and was so lovely and helpful! I thoroughly enjoyed both of my training days here and Dr Sharan was an amazing teacher, so patient and knowledgable. The theory modules are packed with information and the training days offer plenty of hands on experience. I left on both occasions feeling excited and ready to carry out the treatments that I had learnt. I also felt like I had been taught how to practice safely, which was a huge plus point for me. The support after the course has also been amazing! The closed Facebook group is a great place to learn and ask any questions, it’s a lovely community and everybody is so helpful and reassuring. Overall, I would recommend SkinViva to anybody. Thankyou so much! 5* all the way x

Danielle Campey, Via Google


I first attended SkinViva for the Combined Botox and Derma Fillers course in August. The level of training was of such a high standard I would not go anywhere else now. I have since completed a Lip Enhancement course and am returning to do a Cheek Enhancement course tomorrow! The team are extremely friendly and knowledgable plus the aftercare programe is priceless. If anyone is wondering where to go for their training i would definitely recommend SkinViva Training Manchester. I would like to thank the team for my training experience so far.

Rachel Finney, Via Google


I did a combined course here sometime ago, excellent course with tips on techniques, it’s actually the course that keeps giving due to easy follow up on a Facebook group. I also did another taster course as part of a post grad elsewhere but the professionalism wasn’t there, no focus on techniques and not as enjoyable. Would highly recommend SkinViva for courses for professionals and also for treatments ?

Gemma Halligan, Via Google


Absolutely enjoyed my cheeks&lips training day with lovely Dr Felicity. Learned so many practical techniques which are invaluable ,it just takes my injection skill to the next level. Feel more confident with the standard of the treatment I’m able to deliver to my clients. I am proud to be trained by the best practitioners in this industry!

Le Xu, Via Google


HANDS ON 100%%% I just performed a new training in Aesthetic Medicine at SkinViva Manchester and this was a great experience. I thank Dr. Ahmed and the whole SkinViva Team for the wonderful and extremly high qualitative training they offered me and my colleagues. Thanks a lot! I would anytime recommend SkinViva Training for all interested in a really practical-hands-on training in Aesthetic Medicine! SkinViva – Aesthetic Awards Finalist 2016! Congrats! Looking forward to my next training with you all!

Gisele Montigny, via Google


Excellent teaching for the foundation course. Would recommend

Andrew Kilshaw, Via Google


I attended the foundation Botox and dermal fillers course last weekend. The course was very professional and I learnt so much. Dr Nicole who lead the clinic made me feel at ease straight away and she was very approachable when asking questions I was unsure about. For anyone who is thinking of going into the Aesthetic’s industry I would highly recommend this course. Thank you SkinViva!

Hollie Garforth, Via Google


Excellent training is provided by this organisation. Comprehensive learning provided with training manuals and guidance. The groups are kept small enough to give first class training and online support through the forum is invaluble to the less experienced clinician. I have done 2 training days so far with a third one booked, and will continue on with them.

Diane Buckle, Via Google


Researched many training providers before settling on Skinviva. So glad i did. Great pre course information and reading. Professional and stylish training rooms and offices. On the day the training itself was very hands on and the supervision was great, no questions unanswered. Since completing the course I have had amazing support both from Skinviva and their support network of practitioners. Really so pleased i chose Skinviva and will definitely do further training with this great provider. Highly Recommended!!!!

Patricia Quigley, Via Google


I have done all my training with SkinViva from the foundation course through to the advanced training I have done. I wouldn’t go anywhere else, yes I could go somewhere cheaper but the standard wouldn’t be nearly as good as you get here. Dr Tim has very high standards and expects the same from his doctors as he does from his trainees.

Debbie Murphy, Via Google


I researched the different cosmetic courses extensively and booked with Skin Viva, firstly for the friendliness and ease of answering all my questions, secondly the fact it was a bit nearer for me as I am in Newcastle Upon Tyne and it seemed the most professional. I was correct, when I did my combined Botox and Fillers course it gave me the confidence to commence and on Tuesday I did the Cheek and Lip course which was a mazing with Dr Sharan. She was very precise but also had the ability to give you confidence. She was extremely knowledgable and very good with her clients. A great experience, don’t hesitate to book with them!

Joanne Wood, Via Google


It took me quite some time researching on the web various course providers and having not had any previous experience with cosmetic medicine I was very skeptical. Skinviva seemed to be ticking most of my (very demanding) boxes when I looked them up, so I thought I’d give it a go! It was one of my best decisions ever – great pre-course support, very informative and hands-on foundation course day, excellent and invaluable post-training support through the facebook closed group, very ethical team having their clients’ and trainees’ interest at heart! These guys have got a medical cosmetics vision and they’re taking their role seriously! I couldn’t have asked for more and yet their post-training support is endless. I completed the foundation training in April and Lips&Cheeks yesterday – another excellent course; already flirting with the idea of the next step. A message to the skeptical candidates: go for it, you’ll never regret it!

Evan Mitsis, Via Google


Attended the foundation Botox and fillers training last month.. Received great training resources prior to the course which allowed more time to spend doing hands on practical training/injecting on the day, Dr Felicity was a brilliant mentor. The support network after completion of the course is fantastic and I would highly recommend others to go with Skin Viva

Joanne Holcroft, Via Google


I would highly recommend 1-2-1 sessions at SkinViva! I learnt more in a few hours than I could have done over a few days. The teaching by Dr Ahmed El Houssieny was tailored to my personal strengths and weaknesses in providing lip and cheek enhancements. It was clear and to the point, and the Dr was very approachable. And of course Georgie Clare was lovely and made me feel at home. Thanks everyone, I will be back!

Amjad Raja, Via Facebook


I completed the combined botulinum and fillers course on the 1st October and I have to say that it was thoroughly enjoyable. Ahmed is so patient and supportive creating a positive learning environment. Anyone considering doing the course should take the plunge and book it now, you won’t regret it!

Clara Bella, Via Facebook


I did a 1-2-1 lip course with Sharan and i can’t emphasise enough how great these guys are! I have attended quite a few aesthetic courses now, and this was by far the best. I’ve found a lot of courses contradict each other, one will say to do things a certain way, then another will say something completely different. Sharan answered all my questions and is really great at what she does. She explained the differences in the different types of product, and had a reason behind everything she taught me, which meant I left feeling a lot more confident and much less confused about the best way to practice!

It was £1000 for the 1-2-1 course with two models to inject, which I thought was a bargain as I have paid that for group courses where you only get to do a tiny bit of practical as 4 people will be injecting the same model!

The training network you gain access to after the training is an excellent resource when you are starting up and everything seems a little daunting. It’s full of people who are in the same position as you, or have been where you are now, and the advice and reassurance is priceless.

I will definitely attend future courses with SkinViva and would highly recommend them to anyone.

Jenna Rae Carr, Via Facebook


I just LOVED it. I performed a combined Botox & Filler Training at SkinViva Training and it was great. Dr. Ahmed was my “hands-on” trainer and it was lovely to have him as a tutor! Great and high competency from the whole SkinViva Team! I can without any restrictions recommend this Instititute and am happy and looking for performing my next training soon! Thanks and congrats!

Gisele Borelli-Montigny, Via Facebook


Completed the Botox & dermal fillers course earlier this month. Was a bit dubious as I wasn’t sure what to expect. Absolutely loved the course, Felicity was so helpful & friendly. The group was small so there was a relaxed atmosphere & most importantly I felt completely competent by the end of the day. Really happy with the post course support I’ve received & will definitely be booking the lip & course in the near future. Would highly recommend.

Emma Louise, Via Facebook


I recently completed the skin viva combined Botox and dermal fillers course and I would like to thank all the staff who I met for their kindness and professionalism especially Dr Felicity. It was very relaxed, informal, a lovely environment, It certainly met all my learning needs, I thoroughly recommend skin viva wonderful team thanks Elaine RIley x

Elaine Riley, Via Facebook


I have just completed the foundation course in Botox/fillers. It was full on for the day but I thoroughly enjoyed it and highly recommend the training. Can’t wait to return to the lips course. Thankyou everyone.

Debbie Roberts, Via Facebook


  • ‘Had a brilliant day a start to a new career’
  • ‘Exceeded expectations’
  • Had a brilliant day a start to a new career
  • Instruction from felicity was GREAT, good facilities
  • Dr Felicity was brilliant, she made me feel at ease to practise and her knowledge was brilliant
  • Exceeded expectations
  • Loved the informal hands off approach
  • A great day! Will be back for more!
  • Excellent training! Loved the hands on experience!
  • Many thanks for the excellent course!
Post-Training Course Feedback August/September 2016


About two years ago , whilst browsing through the web,looking for a reputable aesthetic trainer I stumbled across Skinviva. I looked at some reviews and decided to go for a Combo course.

I survived through the intensive/ packed day course in the end. I found it comprehensive , professional and in a friendly, relaxed environment .Looking back, the last session on setting up Business , it’s technicalities and legalities was the one of the most important part, which helped me at each stage of my aesthetic Business.

In last year and a half we have grown from zero client to over 3000 regular clients. Currently we have more than ten thousand likes on our Facebook page and diary is always full for at least 4 weeks in advance.

Thanks to superb training at Skinviva we have 99.9% happy customers, who always love their Dermafillers/ AntiWrinkle injections treatment results.

Amjad Raja, Via Facebook


For anyone who is in two minds about attending training here all I can say is “just do it”. I recently attended the foundation Botox/ fillers course in March after years of thinking about it I decided to take the plunge!! . I had been recommended the course from a lady trained here, several of my work colleagues had attended the training elsewhere, didn’t feel confident therefore didn’t go on to practice. The classes were very small making it very personal and plenty of opportunities to ask questions and gain practical experience which was great because you can read as much as you like but you can’t gain the skills necessary without “hands on” experience. My first course was with Felicity McGuire she was fab!! Making you feel relaxed, focussing on safety but with a relaxed atmosphere. What I liked about it most was that no question was too daft to ask so I got some much out of that day I went straight to my clinic two weeks later feeling equipped with the skills and knowledge gained from that day. A month later I went back to Manchester to undertake the lip enhancement course with Zohaib Ali, again brilliant day lots of hands on experience, so patient with all of us. I came home from both days feeling ready to undertake my new venture, the training was so worth it mainly because of the teaching ethos and the training team. I will definitely be back next year Thank you all Kim Coxall

Kim Coxall, Via Facebook


I chose SkinViva for my lip course because it is a a one-to-one session where you get to perform the whole procedure from consultation to injection to after care advise yourself under the supervision of (in my case) Dr Tim Pearce himself. Dr Pearce made me feel very relaxed and answered all the questions I had, his understanding of patient expectations and technical knowledge really impressed me and I would highly recommend this masterclass course on lip enhancement. Thanks to this masterclass I now feel confident in providing non surgical lip enhancement. I must also mention the beautiful environment in which the training is conducted in! Finally, I would recommend the start-up kit they offer, as it essentially has almost everything you need to get started.

Varna Sakthikugan, Via


I really enjoyed training at skinviva. The course was very informative and professional. Delivered by practitoners who were able to support and answer any questions. I would highly recommend traini.g at skin viva and will certain hope to attend more courses in the future.

Vanessa Venables, Via


A really enjoyable and informative course. Highly skilled and knowledgable trainers who were patient and helpful. Made me feel prepared and ready to progress into this area. Would definitely consider booking other courses with skinviva.

Aurora Leighton, via The Independent Business Directory


I attended the Foundation Botox and Fillers course on 21/09/15 and I was certainly not disappointed! Dr Sharan was extremely patient and very encouraging. It was very much ‘hands on’ all day. She let us work at our own pace and ask any questions along the way. A huge ‘thank you’ to the models also! I would definitely recommend this course, the training school and the staff – nothing but positive things to say.

Sharynne, Foundation Botox and Fillers


Attended the Lips Master Class today with Sharan. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Loved the fact that the technique demonstrated was such a well structured approach that could be broken down to suit each individual client’s needs. Sharan was an excellent teacher, very patient and clearly very talented. I would highly recommend the course. Now I look forward to finding some lips!!!

Katie, Lips Masterclass


Highly recommend SkinViva, from booking to treatment the level of service is superb and all at an affordable price. It’s reassuring to know that treatments are carried out by actual Dr’s and that they have all undergone specialist training in the products they use. What I love about the whole service is the zero pressure to under take more than what you want and how they take into consideration your budget also.

Sara Bouamra, via Google


I recently attended an excellent 1-2-1 training session at SkinViva with Dr Tim Pearce. It was very hands-on and informative with plenty of models to get experience. Dr Tim has exceptional knowledge of anatomy and aesthetics and took time to explain things in detail with plenty of diagrams and examples. The work book I received prior to the course has been a valuable resource. I felt confident, competent and safe on completion of the session. Highly recommended to anyone looking for a course in facial aesthetics.

Sophie Pakman


The course provided me with excellent training for me to start my own aesthetic business with hands on practice on live models from the offset. pre-course material was relevant for preparing me for the one day course and course content and training covered all aspects of safely administering Botox and Fillers and creating amazing results. Also covered was the key aspects of business , legalities and ordering stock .Also ongoing support is there if needed which is piece of mind . Friendly and relaxed atmosphere . Would recommend ++++

Liz Perry, via The Independent Business Directory


What makes this course unique is Dr. Pearce’s focus on safety. There are things that can go wrong (as with any drug) and this course helped me not only understand the side effects and complications but made me realise how to best avoid them or at the very least treat them to the best of my ability. In short, I was very glad I booked this course and will certainly look to SkinViva again for future courses. Many thanks again!

Kavita Krishnan, Foundation BOTOX® and Dermal Fillers Course


I attended the one day botox and filler course by skinviva and I am now looking forward to doing it on my own! The course was very informative but not too intense. I found the information on underlying anatomical structures to be wary of when injecting very helpful. I was able to practice injecting on real clients whilst being supervised and directed by Dr Tim and felt he was patient and encouraging. I felt relaxed during the day and that I could ask any question however silly I felt it was and he would answer it for me. I highly recommend the course for anyone wanting to start injecting.

Dr Travis, Foundation BOTOX® and Dermal Fillers Course


I really enjoyed my joint botox and fillers training with Skinviva. Everyone involved was knowledgeable, helpful and positive and I felt more than ready to begin injecting on my own afterwards. The theory side gave us a great foundation for the practical later on and I really valued having lots of time injecting. I’d highly recommend the training to others.

Dr Forth, Foundation BOTOX® and Dermal Fillers Course


All nurses gave brilliant feedback on the training

Aesthetics Associates