The JCCP is a company limited by guarantee with UK charitable status, approved by the UK Charity Commission. This means that the JCCP will operate as a ‘not for profit’ body governed by a ‘Board of Trustees’ who operate within the Charities Act (2011). In order for the JCCP to become a charity it must demonstrate that it is operating for ‘public benefit’ which in this case means ‘patient safety’ and ‘public protection’.
Information on the JCCP Constitution.
Information on JCCP Committees and Trustees.
The JCCP has established a Board of Trustees under the Chairmanship of Professor David Sines, CBE. Professor Sines chaired the HEE stakeholder consultation process following the Keogh Review and has acted as the Chair of the JCCP Development Project since January 2016. Professor Mary Lovegrove OBE has been appointed as Chair of the JCCP Practitioner Register Committee and Associate Professor Anne McNall, Chairs the JCCP Education and Training Committee. All three are Trustees for JCCP Limited. This organisation has now been formally constituted following legal consultation on due process. These Company has been registered at Companies House. There are a total of fifteen appointed Trustrees.
A full structure of JCCP Committees and membership can be found at here.
The list of JCCP Trustees is avaible on the JCCP web site.
The Articles of Association of the JCCP have been agreed by the Board of Trusteesand the Chairtiers Commission and have been registered at Companies House:
The JCCP has established three standing committees to manage its ‘day to day’ business and to transact its formal governance and oversight requirements:
Practitioner Register Committee - this Committee manages all of the JCCP Practitioner Register activity as well as its 'Fitness to Practice Panels and Procedures.
Education and Training Committee - this Committee manages all of the JCCP Education and Training Register activity as well as dev eloping JCCP policies and procedures in this area.
Policy, Finance and IT Sub Committee - this Committee manages the day to day operational aspects of the JCCP.
Marketing and Communications Sub Committee - this Committee manages the day to day operational and strategic marketing and communications functions and activities of the JCCP.
A full structure of JCCP Committees and membership can be found here.
The objects of the JCCP have been logged at Companies House and have been approved by the UK Charities Commission and are as follows:
The JCCP’s objects are to promote the health and safety of, and protection of the public by the development and promotion of high standards of practice among non-surgical cosmetic practitioners and hair restoration surgeons, including by (but not limited to):
In these Articles, charitable means charitable in accordance with the laws of the United Kingdom provided that it will not include any purpose that is not charitable in accordance with section 7 of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 and/or section 2 of the Charities Act (Northern Ireland) 2008.
The JCCP has been established in order to provide a source of information and guidance for patients/members of the public seeking safe practice in the area of non-surgical cosmetic treatments and hair restoration surgery. Its agreed Mission Statement and Values are set out below
Mission Statement of the JCCP
The Mission Statement for the JCCP is set out below:
‘The Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) and the Cosmetic Practice Standards Authority (CPSA) are recognised self-regulators of the non-surgical aesthetic industry in the United Kingdom and the point of access for the public seeking information about this area of practice and where appropriate for raising concerns about practitioners. The JCCP places public protection and patient safety as the focus of its activities.
JCCP Practitioner Registrants and associated Education and Training Providers will be accredited and endorsed by the JCCP as meeting the highest standards of quality by ensuring that all parties who have been admitted to the JCCP’s Registers have met the agreed industry qualifications, benchmarks and abide by the standards of practice and behaviour as determined by the Cosmetic Industry CPSA and the JCCP’.
Values of the JCCP
Protecting the Public - Key Mechanisms
The JCCP will be undertaking a range of activities to raise awareness and to provide information to the public about how to identify ‘safe practice’. The main areas of activity will be as follows:
The JCCP Practitioner Register is a voluntary register open to all practitioners working in the fields ofcosmetic treatments (who are practising at and beyond Level Four as defined in the JCCP Non-Surgical Cosmetic Interventions and Hair Restoration Surgery Education and Training Competency Framework, 2018 - this framework now replaces the previous framework developed by Health Education England - HEE) and who meet the JCCP’s standards and criteria for admission to the Register.
The Register’s aims are to provide guidance to the public seeking treatments in the procedural areas recognised by the JCCP. The has been formally approved by the ‘Professional Standards Authority’ – the Government's Regulator of public sector healthcare-related registers in the healthcare sector – and has successfully received accreditation of its Practitioner and Approved Education and Training Registers.
The JCCP Practitioner Register is divided into two parts:
PART A: Health Care Practitioners registered with a JCCP recognised 'Professional Regulated Statutory Body (PSRB)
PART B: Non Health Care Practitioners who not registered with a PSRB
A detailed list of recognized health care professionals as agreed by the PSRB's can be found at:
The JCCP and the Cosmetic Standards Practice Authority (CPSA) have developed a set of educational, clinical and practice standards and a set of entry requirements (in conjunction with many leading experts in the cosmetic sector) for persons wishing to join the Practitioner Register.
The CPSA is a sister body to the JCCP but completely independent. It is seeking charitable status but has already appointed a Trustee Board. It is made up of clinical and aesthetic experts who are charged with independently setting a framework of clinical and practice-based standards linked to the educational and qualifications framework produced originally by Health Education England (HEE):
The CPSA has used the framework developed by HEE to set clinical and practice standards across 5 modalities of non-surgical treatments that are currently recognised by the JCCP and the CPSA:
The CPSA has also been charged with the responsibility to review any new orphan treatments that emerge in the market place and in collecting data on ‘adverse incidents and complications’ occurring in the area of non-surgical treatments.
For more information on the CPSA and standards go to:
The JCCP Stakeholder Council was developed to allow a full range of stakeholders to meet on a biannual basis to discuss feedback on the activities of the JCCP, discuss new developments in the sector and to act as a forum for key opinion leaders. The Chair of the JCCP Stakeholder Council is Dr. Andrew Valance Owen MBE:
If you are interested in joining the JCCP Stakeholder Council please send details to:
Detailed research on the provision of education and training programmes has identified the existence of a wide range of education/training providers:
Many of these providers are formally recognised and have been through appropriate assessment processes whether they be a University, College of Further Education or a private training provider recognised by an approved OFQUAL or SQA awarding body. Many others operate independently. There are major issues involving the misrepresentation of qualifications and in the entry reqirements and processes for joining courses/programmes at all levels. Providers offer recognised university and vocational qualifications but there is also a large and sinificant market for short practice-based courses and CPD programmes.
The JCCP believes that it is important for practitioners to be aware when deciding on which education/training programme to enrol the status of that provider, the natiure and level of the qualifications on offer and how they meet and reflect the JCCP/CPSA standards. To do this the JCCP has established a ‘Register of Approved Education and Training Providers’.
Providers who are not Universities or Colleges of Further Education will be required to be approved by : -
If an Approved JCCP Education and Training Provider submits an approved University or College of Further Education qualification or an Ofqual/SQA approved qualification from a JCCP recognised Awarding Organization the JCCP will then evaluate the specification of this qualification against the JCCP Standards and Competency Framework:
The entry requirements and processes for joining the JCCP Education and Training Provider Register are set out in the JCCP Entry Standards for Education and Training Providers:
The process for joining the register is the same for all Education and Training Providers.
Registrants will need to complete a detailed application, provide evidence and sign a ‘Self Declaration’ statement.
Independent JCCP Assessors will review each application and will give feedback to the applicant prior to an ‘Assessment Visit’.
The final decision regarding the application will be made by the JCCP Education and Training Committee.
In the UK recognized qualifications can be developed, offered and awarded by the following bodies:
The JCCP has agreed a number of Memorand of Understanding with the following bodies:
Higher Education and Vocational qualifications in England are offered at Levels 1 – 7. These levels then equate to qualifications offered by Universities e.g. Level 5 equates to degree level; Level 7 equates to evidence of study at Master’s level. OFQUAL is the regulator of qualifications in England and receives proposals from Awarding Bodies such as City & Guilds and Industry Qualifications (IQ) to offer a qualification. Ofqual determines if the submission meets strict standards and reflects the level of the award. Equivalent regulators operate within the devolved administrations in Scotland (SQA), Wales and Northern Ireland, all of whom will be recognised by the JCCP as legitimate partners by way of Memorandum of Understanding.
Following the publication of the Health Education England (HEE) framework of educational qualifications and levels in 2015 for non-surgical treatments it has been possible to identify which treatments are offered at which levels and the competencies involved.
The HEE framework has now been updated and replaced by the JCCP Competency Framework (2018):
A number of Education and Training Providers adopted the competences contained within the HEE framework and developed a L7 qualification and a L7 programme. These include Universities and Colleges of Education who have their own powers to develop and award qualifications and then private Education and Training Providers and Awarding Bodies who have to apply to regulatory bodies to have a qualification approved. There are only a few providers who can offer the approved and recognized L7 qualifications that correlate with the standards set down within the HEE Framework. The JCCP has now taken over the ownership of the HEE Framework and has replaced it with the JCCP Competency Framework:
The JCCP has now developed a set of 'Entry Requirements for its Education and Training Register' which enables providers to be approved by the JCCP and to seek approval for any qualifications that it offers:
The L7 qualification in aesthetics or linked activities is a benchmark for practitioners to demonstrate competence and is equivalent to a 'Master's Degree' level. It is therefore extremely important that practitioners research any L7 programme and qualification to see if it is recognised by the appropriate bodies. Unfortunately there are many L7 programmes on offer that are not recognised or accredited by the key bodies mentioned above and secondly have not been approved by the JCCP.
The list of regulated Awarding Organisations can be found at https://register.ofqual.gov.uk and a search on Aesthetic will show those qualifications at level 7, along with others at lower levels.
A list of education and training providers and qualifications approved by the JCCP can be found here:
- The JCCP recognises qualifications offered at L7 that have been provided and endorsed:
The HEE report also adopted a number of other key principles with regard to education and training provision that will be embodied in the JCCP entry requirements for Education and Training providers and they are as follows:
The JCCP is working with manufacturers and product companies who provide extensive training to practitioners to consider how their training can be incorporated into recognized programmes, qualifications and for CPD programmes. The case for accreditation of the same is also being considered by the JCCP.
The JCCP has established procedures to deal with two types of complaint from a member of the public:
This would be about the operations of the JCCP or a service type complaint in relation to a Registrant or Education/Training Provider:
Please go to the following section that sets out the JCCP Complaints procedures:
Fitness to Practice Complaint
If you have a complaint about treatment received from a JCCP Registrant then this will be dealt with under the JCCP Fitness to Practice procedures:
The JCCP also has a 'Memorandum of Understanding' with the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) that enables both organisations to work together if a complaint is recieved about misleading advertising practices of practitioners or education and training providers. If you wish to make a complaint ion this area please contact:
The JCCP has agreed very specific supervisory arrangements with its sister body the Cosmetic Practice Standards Authority (CPSA). The CPSA has set out who is able to do what type of treatment at what level with and without supervision.
However despite setting out these standards the JCCP recognises that each practitioner is responsible for ensuring that they practise safely in order to protect the public.
Any breach of the JCCP and CPSA standards may lead to a JCCP Registrant being held to account for their practice to the Council's Fitness to practise Coimmittee.
You can either send us the complaint at:
go directly to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).
The JCCP has established a technology platform that enables all practitioners to apply to join its 'Practitioner Register'. As the JCCP Practitioner Register is divided into a number of parts dependent on your professional/practice status and experience/qualifications
To start the process go to:
For additional help you can also call the JCCP Membership Officer on 0333 321 9413
The JCCP categories of membership are as follows:
Part 1 – Designated health care professional members of the following Professional Statutory Regulated Bodies (PSRB’s)
To view designated member categorties please go to JCCP approved list:
Part 2 – Non-Health Care Members
Who meet JCCP entry requirements, including Beauty Therapists practising at and above Level Four of the HEE Framework and other non-registered PSRB practitioners.
All membership of the JCCP Practitioner Register is initially provisional until evidence can be produced to confirm that each Registrant conforms fully with the JCCP practitioner entrance requirements and provides evidence of competence and proficiency as set down within both the CPSA and JCCP standards.
There is a ‘fast track’ process for experienced practitioners. (to be available from Janaury 2019)
There will also be a ‘Trainee Category’ included in the Register for persons enrolled on JCCP approved training programmes leading to a recognized JCCP qualification (this category of members will not be ‘public facing’).
Moving from Provisional to Full Membership must take place within 2 years of initial registration with the JCCP. Depending on the amount of experience you have, and the route you wish to take, during this time period you will need to either:
The JCCP will operate a process called ‘grandparenting’ whereby practitioners' previous qualifications and experience will be taken into account when assessing competence and proficiency against the agreed JCCP/CPSA standards. A set of guidelines are available that define the term ‘grandparenting’ and the arrangements the JCCP will be putting in place. 'Grandparenting' will be put in place for a defined maximum of two-year period – by which time the member must have reached the full JCCP/CPSA standard.
'Grandparenting’ is the process whereby existing practitioners are exempted from any new qualification and practice requirements set by the JCCP/CPSA for a specified period of time but undertake a process whereby existing educational, clinical and practice-based skills can be evidenced against the newly agreed CPSA/JCCP framework.
The JCCP will embed standards and procedures to undertake the ‘Accreditation of Prior Learning’ which will be used as an authorised process by the JCCP if the candidate can demonstrate they have undertaken specific qualifications recognised by approved JCCP and educational providers and statutory regulators such as a University, or an OFQUAL/SQA approved Awarding Body (or equivalent in Wales and `Northern Ireland). Additionally, the accreditation of Previous Experiential learning (APEL) will be considered for acceptance by the JCCP as long as it is:
The JCCP will confirm processes for verification and assessment by a range of JCCP approved bodies and Assessment Centres with experience of the practical skills involved in all key modalities and knowledge and awareness of the JCCP/CPSA Practice and Knowledge Standards. These centres will be available from June 2019. The JCCP will be issuing 'Expressions of Interest' invitations for the operation of the Assessment Centres in March 2019. and a detailed guidance note on 'Fast Track Assessment'.
As a not for profit company the JCCP relies on membership fee subscriptions to sustain its registers and other activities. The level of membership fees for Practitioners is set out here with Education and Training Providers Charging Policy here
There is a separate charging policy for large chains of clinics that provide services within the scope of the JCCP and this is by negotiation dependent on individual practitioner numbers. For more information and to arrange a visit to discuss options please contact:
The JCCP has a specific set of procedures to follow in such situations. The procedures vary according to whether you are an existing and current member of a ‘Professional Statutory Regulated’ Body (PSRB) - (GMC, NMC, GDC, GPhC and HCPC) or not. The JCCP has negotiated formal agreements with the GMC, GDC, NMC and GPhC that recognises their primacy of interest in considering any ‘fitness to practice or conduct’ first before returning the matter to the JCCP for its own consideration, determination and action.
If you are not a current member of a PSRB then any cause for concern or complaint will immediately be considered within the context of the JCCP’s own Fitness to Practice Procedures.
All registrants who are also members of one of the above cited PSRBs will also be subject to the JCCP’s Fitness to Practise Rules and procedures.
The JCCP has appointed HF Resolution to develop and manage the JCCP Practitioner Register. HF Resolution is an independent private company with experience of managing registers across a number of sectors. It has specialist knowledge of the aesthetics sector. The JCCP helpline can be contact on:
Telephone: 0333 321 9413
The JCCP is one of a number of different registers that practitioners can join. These vary from Professional Statutory Professional Registers maintained by Professional Statutory Regulators such as the GMC, NMC, GDC, GPhC and the HCPC etc. to other voluntary registers, some of which are approved by the Professional Standards Agency (PSA) and others which are not. Practitioners have a free choice when it comes to selecting and deciding to join voluntary registers (such as the JCCP) . The JCCP recommends that you join a register that is approved by the PSA. PSA approval is a long and rigorous process and is designed to ensure that the Registers they approve are specifically accountable against a set of specific standards. For more information on the PSA please go to:
The JCCP has negotiated Memorandum of Understanding with a number of the major PSRBs outlining agreements of how we will seek to work together and advising of the procedures we will adopt for dealing with practitioner issues when a practitioner is a member of both a PSRB and the JCCP.
The JCCP Practitioner Register was launched on 22nd February 2018 at the House of Lords. It is now fullly operational and open for registrants. The JCCP Register was formally accreduted and approved by the Professional Stanadards Authprity (PSA) on the 10th April, 2018.
No. However the JCCP has links with a number of product and service suppliers, including insurers for JCCP members. We would always advise that you check out the origin of any products and their safety/compliance with UK standards you intend to use as a practitioner in the interests of the safety of patients and your reputation and capacity for redress if there is a product related issue. We would also advise that whern seeking insurance you check out the provider and identify a specialist in the field who has a track record and where you can gain access to references from existing customers. You should always ensure that your insurance relates to the modalities where you are offering treatments and is regularly reviewed and updated. You should also ensure that the limit of your libility cover is adequate to fully meet all potential claims against your practice.
Detailed research on the provision of education and training programmes in the aesthrtics sector has identified the existence of a wide range of education/training providers:
Many of these providers go through appropriate accreditation processes, whether they be a University, College of Further Education or a private training provider recognised by an approved OFQUAL, SQA or eqivalent awarding body in Wales and Northern Ireland. Many other companies operate independently with no externaly approved quality assurance processes. In thsse cases it has been difficult to evaluate the value of any particular course or the extent to which they accord with public safely and protection requirements. The JCCP Approved Education & Training Provider Register will enable practitoners to know which couses and programmes meet the required JCCP/CPSA standards and prepare them to enter the JCCP practitioner register.
The JCCP believes that it is important for practitioners to know when deciding on which education/training programme to choose, the status of that provider, the level and nature of the qualifications on offer, and whether they meet and reflect the JCCP/CPSA standards. To do this the JCCP has established a ‘Register of Approved Education and Training Providers’.
The entry requirements and processes for joining the JCCP Education and Training Provider Register are the same for all Education and Training Providers. Registrants will need to complete a detailed application and provide relevant evidence. JCCP Assessors will review each application and will give feedback to the applicant prior to an ‘Assessment Visit’.
The JCCP recognises qualifications offered at L7 that have been provided and endorsed:
The HEE report also adopted a number of other key principles with regard to education and training provision that will be embodied in the JCCP entry requirements for Education and Training providers and they are as follows:
The JCCP is working with manufacturers and product companies who provide extensive training to practitioners to consider how their training offer can be incorporated into recognized programmes, qualifications and for CPPD programmes. The case for accreditation of the same is also being considered by the JCCP.
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