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About Academy of Advanced Aesthetics

Academy of Advanced Aesthetics is one of the UK’s leading aesthetic training providers. We provide specialised Level 4 accredited courses as well as short courses in advanced aesthetic treatments. Our Level 4 courses have been created to meet the highest standards across the industry. Combining core knowledge with an emphasis on client safety, treatment protocols and machine operation, our courses carry CPD points, are fully accredited, and supported by many leading insurance companies


Creating the Academy of Advanced Aesthetics


Academy of Advanced Aesthetics, founded by Barbara Freytag in 2012, was created to provide medical professionals seeking to crossover into the aesthetics sector and aesthetic practitioners, high quality and in-depth training. Since its conception, our team of highly dedicated and experienced professionals have been committed to providing bespoke training packages in non-invasive aesthetic courses to best suit our students. We are constantly developing courses for treatments we anticipate will grow within the aesthetics industry, and our medical training and specialisation with Ultrasound has helped us create some of the newest courses for cutting-edge treatments, with special mention to High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) which is steadily growing in popularity across the UK and abroad.

We aim to offer new and innovative courses and have responded to our students’ requests to provide courses for new and emerging treatments. We are very proud of our students and their hard work, and hope to be able to continue to expand our portfolio of courses in the future. We take great care to ensure our students are supported every step of the way through their training programme with us and we look forward to hearing the achievements and successes of our students from all over the world.


BARBARA FREYTAGPrincipal Lecturer
– Level 4 – PTLLS
– Level 5 – DTLLS
A1 Assessors Award

Barbara Freytag, the Principal of Academy of Advanced Aesthetics, is a highly trained radiographer, having worked in Poland’s top heart transplant team in the early stages of her career. Now one of the UK’s best-known aesthetic and beauty training practitioners, specialising in treatments utilising Ultrasound, Radio Frequency and other non-invasive technology, Barbara founded the Academy of Advanced Aesthetics in 2012 and has been closely working with leading insurance companies and regulatory bodies, having written the first wave of non-invasive treatment courses, and being one of the first people to write courses on new treatments such as Acoustic Wave Therapy and High Intensity Focused Ultrasound, to name a few.

The combination of medical education with a thorough command of technique, safety, client care and correct machine operation, is what makes us unique.

As most new aesthetic technology has migrated from the medical world, Barbara’s medical experience has given her a considerable edge in writing courses explaining detailed core knowledge behind the treatments, what makes the treatment effective, and how to get the best results, safely. Concentrating on training students to really understand the treatment rather than selling any particular machine, has enabled Barbara to stay independent.

We are a small team, working to the highest standards. We are proud of our achievements and translate this into our training sessions where we take pride in seeing our students thrive when given individual attention and care. For the second year running her Academy has been nominated for the “Diamond Safety in Beauty” award in the Training, Education and Development category and for LUX International’s Best Bespoke Beauty Training Provider – England award. We are proud to be the official training partner for the CCR Expo, one of the largest aesthetics conferences in the world.

What makes us special?

  • All of our courses are delivered by a medically trained lecturer who has over 10 years of experience in the aesthetics sector

  • We offer small class sizes of no more than eight students per training session, and we offer one-to-one sessions to discuss the student’s professional and educational goals

  • Training is delivered in manageable units, and our Level 4 accredited courses carry credits which can be transferred to recognise prior learning

  • All our courses qualify you for CPD points (Continuous Professional Development) as well as for insurance cover

  • We are committed to safety and ensuring the student has understood the core knowledge behind the treatment, setting very high standards for ourselves and our students

  • A light lunch and refreshments during the training are provided


All our courses require the students to have read the course manuals carefully and to have familiarised themselves with all the key terms for underpinning knowledge behind the treatment

We are proud to be one of the UK’s leading aesthetic training providers specialising in non-invasive treatments. As the official training partner of the CCR Expo 2017 and the winner of LUX International’s “Best Bespoke Beauty Training Provider – England”, we are also committed to the Safety in Beauty Campaign and were nominated for the “Diamond Safety in Beauty” award in Training, Education and Development for two years running.

Whilst the vast majority of training providers self-accredit their courses which means that their training has not been externally verified, we are fully accredited by OCNCredit4Learning which is a non-for-profit accreditation organisation that is ISO9001 certified, which means that the OCN Credit4Learning certification service is UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) endorsed, adding further value for our learners both nationally and internationally. We are also accredited by the Complementary Medical Association who are a not-for-profit organisation promoting ethical, responsible, professional complementary medicine to the medical profession.

We set the highest standards and work with our students to help them to achieve their individual goals and learning programmes. All our courses require the students to have read the course materials thoroughly prior to attending the on-site element of the course, in order to familiarise themselves with all the key terms for underpinning knowledge behind the treatment

Hours Taught
Industry Seminars