Our beginners manicure and gel polish course are designed for anyone wanting to start a career as a natural nail technciain.You do not need any previous experience to be able to attend this course.
This course is accredited by ABT. PLEASE note: this course involves an online theory element that needs to be completed before attending your 1st day of practical. You will need access to a mobile, laptop, tablet or similar to complete this course. You have access for 4 weeks before your practical day to complete this work.
Train with our Award winning team 



Norfolk Academy: Kym Moody
Theory Starts: 5th January 2024
Day 1: 5th February 2024
Day 2: 11th March 2024
Day 3: 22nd April 2024


Inverness Academy: Karen Newman
Theory Starts: 4th September 2023
Day 1: 2nd October 2023
Day 2: 6th November 2023
Day 3: 4th December 2023


Wisbech Academy: Nicola Parkes
Theory Starts: 1st June 2024
Day 1: 1st July 2024
Day 2: 29th July 2024
Day 3: 26th August 2024


Essex Academy: Kayley Cairns
Theory starts: 7th December 2023
Day 1: 7th January 2024
Day 2: 4th February 2024
Day 3: 3rd March 2024


You will gain access to your online theory element of this course 1 month before your 1st practical day, this needs to be completed before day 1 - To gain access all course payments need to be paid in full.

This course is spread out over around 4-5 months to ensure you are confident in all aspects of this course. During this time you will attend your practical days and have access to your educator throughout as well as our Facebook student support group.

You will also have access to our NEW online video resources section via your personal STUDENT PORTAL, this is where you can watch pre-recorded demos on the gel polish techniques you've learnt in class as a refresher and you can upload your case studies for your portfolio.  
Start date - 1 month  - Theory online - this must be completed prior to attending your 1st practical day

*Please note you must attend all training days, complete all homework, assignments & successfully pass all written & practical exams.


Guide to the hours normally required for this course. 
Min Theory Hours - 15-20hrs
Practical (in house) hours - 18hrs
Practical Total (portfolio) Hours - 20-30hrs


Day 1:  10AM-4PM or 9:30AM - 3:30PM
Day 2: 10AM-4PM or 9:30AM - 3:30PM
Day 3: 10AM-4PM or 9:30AM - 3:30PM


Health & safety, hygeine, nail anatomy, nail disorders & diseases, client consultation, product knowledge, polish application, nail preparation, filing techniques, gel polish application & techniques, removal and aftercare.


Course cost includes training, manual and certifcate of attendance upon successful completion of the course and completion of all portfolio work.. 


Price may vary depending on contents (Please note: All kits must be pre-ordered and paid for in full at time of ordering) Your educator will provide you with a list  



To secure your place on this course you will need to pay a non- refundable booking fee. The balance of the course is required 28 days prior to your course start date. Before booking any of our courses please read our full terms and conditions.


If the course you want to do doesn't have any dates listed, please contact us and we will arrange a date for you.

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