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© 2016 by The Association of Cosmetic Practitioners of Britain

The Association of Cosmetic Practitioners of Britain is known as The ACPB. The ACPB welcome professionals from both medical and non-medical backgrounds, and the key directive is that you abide by the code of conduct by having full accreditation and insurance.

The ACPB aim to allow all those who wish to train in this area to have an equal advantage, putting aside rivalries from any professions within the medical or aesthetic practitioner fields. Thus allowing for entry to be accepted on HIGH STANDARDS OF SAFETY, adhered to through rigorous and regular inspections which protect the public at all times.

All parties are enabled to train regardless of their professional background. All are required to adhere to the strict protocol and procedures and to have completed thorough training, ensuring that the ACPB standards have been met which emphasises of complete safety for the patient/client.

ACPB is a registered charity. Registered charity number is 1184629.


The Association of Cosmetic Practitioners Britain’s stated objectives are: “To promote the health, safety and protection of the general public in the United Kingdom through the development of the highest standards of practice among non-surgical cosmetic practitioners, with special focus on injectables.”


Four key aims and objectives:

  1. To provide regulation through the maintenance of a voluntary register of persons, companies, organisations and others who are fit to practice as non-surgical cosmetic practitioners.

  2. The advancement of the study, knowledge base and practice of non-surgical cosmetic intervention practitioners to help inform and promote safe, effective and professional standards for the benefit of the general public

  3. Advancing the education of the general public in the field of non-surgical cosmetic treatments with special reference to injectables

  4. Create an inspectorate which monitors and polices standards for the public benefit – all visible on an upgraded website subject to available funding.


We welcome all those that wish to join ACPB as a training provider to register. All training companies when endorsed by ACPB have to adhere to strict guidelines and protocols set out with transparency to promote the highest levels of training.

  • Each training establishment endorsed will follow guidelines, which are set out by the appropriate governing bodies both within the medical arena and aesthetic practitioner industry.

  • Our strength is equal opportunities for ALL in the aesthetics industry.

  • The association membership is open to ALL professionals already trained who wish to be represented by an ethical ‘not for profit’ association.


Our aim is to bring together individuals who wish to unite the rights of both the aesthetics practitioner and the general public united by principles of equality.

Membership Benefits


As a member of the ACPB you will be receive the following benefits:

  • Support of Clinical Oversight

  • Access to a National Network of pre-approved Prescribers

  • Out of hours Emergency Support Number 

  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD):

  • Two 6-hour sessions of CPD per course completed in the following:

  • Basic Dermal Filler

  • Advanced Dermal Filler

  • Basic Botox

  • Advanced Botox

  • Cannula

CPD Days Terms & Conditions:

  • CPD days will only be available only in relation to the courses completed and must be completed within 12 months of membership start date.

  • No unused CPD days can be carried over into another membership year

  • It is understood that if a member requires more than two CPD days in a 12-month period for one course then retraining is likely to be required as sufficient competency has not been demonstrated

  • ACPB will release and reschedule CPD days if a minimum number of bookings has not been achieved four weeks prior to the booking

  • The minimum number of bookings for a day to go ahead is three

  • Any bookings cancelled by members less than five working days prior to the CPD day will incur a £49 cancellation fee.

  • Premium discount with preferred insurance provider – proof of membership required

  • 30% off monthly premium for Flourish Cosmetic Clinic Management App– proof of membership required

  • Discount offers from industry suppliers (i.e. clinical waste)

  • A support staff member available during office hours for general inquiries

  • Access to the ACPB website private members area

  • Ongoing industry updates

  • Official personalised photo-identification card 

  • Official ACPB membership certificate for display



*Please note the ACPB run a non-refund policy.

For full details please contact us for a copy of our T&C's




All The ARA courses are run by The Cosmetic Couture Training Academy who has been providing Basic, Intermediate and Advanced aesthetic training in Manchester for more than 6 years. The combined experience of their trainers and consultants cover over 50 years within the beauty and cosmetic  industry.

For more information at The Cosmetic Couture Training Academy and the courses on offer please contact or visit

Cosmetic Couture's website.

Who can attend a aesthetic course?


Courses are tailored to all levels of academic and practical experience and are suitable for any aesthetic practitioners who want to expand or reinforce their knowledge or, hands-on ability to serve their clients. We train any suitable practitioners from Doctors, Dentists, Pharmacists, Nurses, Podiatrists to Beauty Therapists (NVQ level 3 incl. electrolysis and IPL), as well as other qualified persons. An interview process is in place to help guide students to the best possible training route to suit their needs.


*CPD Days are only available to those who have completed courses at an approved training academy.


All The ARA courses are run by The Cosmetic Couture Training Academy who has been providing Basic, Intermediate and Advanced aesthetic training in Manchester for more than 6 years. The combined experience of their trainers and consultants cover over 50 years within the beauty and cosmetic  industry.


The ACPB exists to protect the public. Aesthetic procedures are big decisions and all members of the public should be confident in the practitioner they choose. By choosing a practitioner who is a member of the ACPB , you can be assured that you are in the safest hands. 

We ensure that all ACPB members are:

  • Required to meet our professional standards at all times.

  • Trained to the highest level. We only accept members who have completed ACPB approved Aesthetic Courses.

  • Have access to further, unlimited training days.

  • In touch with professional medical prescribers, who provide clinical oversight and advice to all members.

  • Up to date with full First Aid training, including Anaphylaxis training.

  • Can get in touch with experienced Aesthetic tutors and practitioners to offer advice and guidance.

  • Fully insured. 

If you have any reason to believe that an ACPB member is not fulfilling these requirements, or you've had a treatment from a member that you're not satisfied with, please get in touch with us via our HELP & ADVICE page.



As a member of The ACPB you will have access to our recommended prescribes that follow The ACPB guidelines and offer clinical over sight. 

Please email our membership team for additional information membership@acpb.co.uk and have your membership number to hand.

The ACPB Prescribers Area is for prescribers only. As a prescriber you will need your login details to check any ACPB Members details. Click on the tab on the main menu to gain access.


"It's been great to have the support of The ACPB and the knowledge that I can get advice if I need it"

Katie Morgan  -  Manchester

"I'm pleased I chose to train with a company that offers continued support and really wants to help me build my business and knowledge"

Sarah Logan  -  London

"Thank you ACPB for supporting my business...to offer my clients new and cutting edge treatments"

Amy Holiday  -  Manchester



Our Postal Address

Michigan Avenue, Salford Quays, Salford,

Greater Manchester, M50 2GY

Contact Details

For membership enquiries please contact


0161 832 3236 Option 3

07769 236 176

For all other enquiries please contact support@acpb.co.uk