About e.l.k Aesthetic Academy

e.l.k ™ Aesthetic Academy is one of the UK’s leading aesthetic training providers. We provide specialised accredited courses in advanced aesthetic treatments and with a big focus on HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound). Our 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 by 2 external companies, and supported by many leading insurance companies

Creating the e.l.k Aesthetic Academy

e.l.k ™ Aesthetic Academy part of e.l.k ™ Beauty London was founded by Emma Hawkes in 2014 specialising in HIFU Training after 26 years in the industry and 12 years teaching in the industry. E.l.k ™ Aesthetic Academy was created to provide medical professionals seeking to crossover into the aesthetics sector and aesthetic practitioners and level 3 salon owners and above, 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, treatments and machines for treatments we anticipate will grow within the aesthetics industry, and our experience has helped us create some of the newest courses for cutting-edge treatments such as being one of the first training centres to offer accredited High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) training and machines. HIFU 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.


EMMA HAWKES Principal / Lecturer
NVQ – Level 3 Beauty Therapist
ITEC – Anatomy & Physiology
ITEC – Anatomy, Physiology & Massage
CIEH (Chartered Institute Environmental Health) – Teacher Training Qualification
OCN – HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) – Level 4 Qualification

Emma Hawkes, the Principal of e.l.k ™ Aesthetic , is a highly trained and experienced therapist, teacher trainer, anatomy and physiology specialist, massage specialist, and highly trained up to level 4 standard in HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound). Emma has been specialising in HIFU since 2015 and has trained with various prestigious organisations in the uk and worldwide in HIFU and continues to update her skills , training and expertise in her field so she can pass it onto her students and be the go to company for specialist HIFU training in the world. E.l.k is one of the UK’s best-known aesthetic and beauty training companies and equipment suppliers, specialising in treatments utilising High Intensity Focused Ultrasound, Infra-red technology treatments and other non-invasive technology. Emma founded e.l.k ™ Aesthetic in 2015 and has worked closely with leading insurance companies and accreditors, regulatory bodies to make sure the course content is of a high standard. Emma writes all the course manuals herself to a very high standard and was one of the very first to have written the first wave of non-invasive treatment courses and being one of the first people to write courses on new treatments such as HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) and have the courses externally accredited and guaranteed to be insurable.
Emma’s 25 years industry experience and knowledge in training, treatments, techniques and products combined with her amazing level of passion and interest in technology and innovation and desire for wanting the best standards, best innovative machines, the latest treatments that give outstanding results proven by medics and the FDA has led to e.l.k™ Aesthetic being founded. Emma’s thorough attitude and demand for correct techniques and procedures, safety, client care and correct machine operation being taught is what makes us stand out.

Emma’s experience and specialisation in anatomy / physiology and years of extensive research, training and experience in HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) has given her considerable knowledge to enable her to write detailed manuals and study material explaining every aspect. Whether you just train with us and buy a machine elsewhere or whether you have a complete business package to include high quality aesthetic machine, accredited training and aftercare you can be assured you will be fully trained and equipped regarding safety, treatment delivery, what makes the treatment effective, and how to get the best results, differences in machines and protocols, and all safety and legal obligations. Emma concentrates on training students and medics/ aesthetic practitioners and salon owners to really understand the treatment and the machines. This is to ensure that anyone buying a HIFU / aesthetic machine or training course from e.l.k ™ will have all the underpinning and all the knowledge and skills and legal qualifications they require in order to deliver safe and effective treatments and take their business forward legally, efficiently and safely.

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.
What makes us special?

Our courses are delivered by a highly trained and experienced lecturer who has over 25 years of experience in the industry.
Our HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) Non -surgical aesthetic machines are of the highest standard and have CE, iSO and Medical Device Directive certificates.

Our courses are highly accredited by 2 EXTERNAL companies. It is not just a certificate that e.l.k hand out!
Our HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) Non -surgical aesthetic machines are installed / calibrated at your clinic/ salon professionally by our highly skilled specialist aesthetics machine engineers who have 20 years’ experience and are fully insured.

In the unlikely event of a machine breakdown our engineers can fix at your clinic or at their site within 3 days and can collect and return carefully packaged machines with speed and professionalism.

All of our products and machines are backed by vast research and proven scientific results. If they weren’t amazing we wouldn’t be saying they were.

All our courses qualify you for CPD points (Continual Professional Development) and are fully insurable.
We offer small class sizes of no more than 4 students per training session, and we offer one-to-one sessions in your clinic or our training centres and discuss the student’s professional and educational goals

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

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


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 prior to the practical training days.

We are proud to be one of the UK’s leading innovative beauty and aesthetic companies focusing on quality non- surgical, non-invasive, accredited training and treatments, HIFU specialists HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) machine specialists and bringing industry leading innovations and products to you first. Quality and highest standards are our top priority.
Whilst the vast majority of training providers self-accredit their courses which means that their training has not been endorsed, we are fully accredited by the CPD Association Group (Continuous Professional Development) which is a non-for-profit accreditation organisation adding further value for our learners both nationally ,internationally, globally.

externally verified, we are fully accredited by the CPD Continuing professional development (CPD) is important as it ensures you continue to be competent in your profession. It is a contractual obligation for several professions.

The ultimate outcome of well-planned CDP is that it protects the public, the employer, the professional and the professional’s career.

CPD ensures knowledge stays in line with up-to-date research and keeps pace with current standards

CPD helps you maintain and enhance the knowledge and skills to ensure your customers, clients and community receive a professional service

CPD helps you to stay interested and interesting.  Focused CPD opens up to new possibilities, new knowledge and new skill areas

As technology develops, the pace of research and therefore change is probably faster than it’s ever been. If you stand still you will get left behind, as the currency of your knowledge and skills becomes out-dated. CPD supports the spread of best practice

CPD helps you continue to make a meaningful contribution to your team. You become more effective in the workplace. This assists in the advance in your career and move into new positions where you can manage, influence, coach and mentor others
The importance of CPD should not be underestimated.  In many professions, the regulatory body prescribe a minimum level of CPD.

Sometimes it is mandated by professional organisations or required by codes of conduct or codes of ethics. But at its core it is a personal responsibility of professionals to keep their knowledge and skills current so that they can deliver the high quality of service that safeguards the public and meets the expectations of customers and the requirements of their profession.

The most important thing to remember is research, innovation, reviewing of best practices and adoption of new technology will see your work place evolve, probably quicker than at any time before.  If you do not keep up with that evolution you could be ‘Out of Date’ very quickly.

We are also accredited by InEvexco / PBD (Professional Beauty Direct) who are an organisation promoting professional, high quality training courses giving you comfort that the courses that you are attending are fully supported by industry leading professionals and the course content has been assessed by many people.

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



Leading UK manufacturer, HIFU aesthetics training provider, specialising in cutting-edge training courses, HIFU machines and product innovations of the highest standard.  We offer accredited short courses. All our courses carry CPD points and qualify for insurance cover


All of our courses can be offered to medical professionals, doctors, dentists, paramedics, nurses ,aesthetic therapists and level 3+ beauty therapists.