JCCP issues standards for premises and practice ahead of licensing

The Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) has created new Premises Standards in preparation for the proposed licensing scheme for non-surgical cosmetics in England.

Developed with input from key clinicians and members of the JCCP Clinical Advisory Group, these guidelines asso align with advice provided by the Chartered Institute for Environmental Health. You can read the new premises standards here.

In the statement from the JCCP, it was reported that the design of the new 'Licencing Scheme for Non-Surgical Cosmetics in England' continues to be "on track".

"We anticipate that consultation on the procedures to be included in the scope of the new license will commence during the mid-spring of 2023, with the aim of the new license being confirmed for implementation during the early part of 2025," said the statement.

"We recognise that time must be taken to develop appropriate practice and education and training standards to underpin the competence requirements of the new practitioner license and a significant amount of preparation will be required to develop secondary legislation and procedural guidelines before the new licence can be implemented."

The JCCP has also written a good practice guide to support education and training providers in the aesthetics and non-surgical cosmetic sector with their pathways and programmes to educate and train, as well as supporting those seeking to develop their knowledge and skills as part of necessary continuous personal and professional development (CPPD) in the aesthetics and non-surgical cosmetic sector.

The anticipated DHSC licence for non-surgical cosmetic practice is reported to include the need for all practitioners to demonstrate that they have achieved a minimum standard of education and training (which is yet to be determined following public consultation next year). 

The good practice guide in part supports achieving minimum standards in education and training for providers, and the competence of individuals, and sets out the JCCP’s expectations regarding ethical and accurate advertising of training courses in the sector.

The guide also differentiates between pre-qualifying training courses (designed for practitioners to acquire the requisite knowledge and practice competencies to perform non-surgical procedures both safely and effectively), short courses and CPPD courses. You can view the Good Practice Guide here.

The JCCP Education and Training Committee has also reviewed and revised the JCCP Application Form for Approved Education and Training Providers. You can view the Revised Education and Training Application Form here.

“We are pleased to announce the publication of the JCCP’s new Premises Standards and our Best Practice Guide for Education and Training Courses, alongside an updated version of the JCCP’s application form for Approved Education and Training Providers," said Professor David Sines , executive chair of the JCCP.

"These documents have been produced following stakeholder engagement across the sector and have been supported by the JCCP’s Education and Training Committee and Clinical Advisory Group. The JCCP will continue to work closely with key partner agencies in preparation for the awaited DHSC licence for non-surgical practice in England."