Pre-requirements: There are no pre-requirements for this course. It is open to complete beginners to nails and beauty!
This course includes 3 days hands-on practical training within:
- Manicure & Pedicure including Luxury Treatments
- Acrylic Nail Extensions
- UV Gel Nail Extensions
Become a Nail Technician!
Our pathway to nail technology is available to complete beginners, with no beauty background. This non-regulated course provides learners with accredited training to enter the nail industry! This course is mapped to the VTCT (NVQ/VRQ) programme standards, covering the same theory and practical training days. This pathway is ideal for those who do not wish to follow the traditional VTCT qualification route with exams and assessments. Learners who successfully achieve this qualification will be able to gain insurance to work on a self-employed / freelance basis. All training completed in this programme is accredited by Associated Beauty Therapists (ABT), allowing you to gain insurance & start earning upon completion of your training.
As part of this programme you will:
- Attend 3 days of practical training
- Access online learning resources to complete quick, multiple choice theory tests to check your understanding
- Submit a small number of treatment case studies completed on friends/family, allowing you to put your skills into action & receive feedback from our team
- Access our in-house Support team for support and guidance throughout your programme & beyond
There are no formal written exams, no assessment days. Simply accredited classroom training & flexible online study, completed conveniently online, at your own pace!
On completion of this programme, you will have the option to progress to the VTCT Level 2 in Nail Technology course that we also provide, should you later decide on this route. We offset the cost of your Academy Level 2 Programme against the VTCT course fee saving you money to upgrade, if booked within 12 weeks of completing your Academy Level 2 programme. The VTCT route is an internationally recognised qualification for those specifically seeking employment in the beauty industry.
Academy Level 2 Diploma in Nail Technology (3 days training) covers;
- Health, safety & hygiene
- Consultation techniques
- Manicure and Pedicure including Luxury treatments
- UV Gel Nail Extensions
- Acrylic Nail Extensions
- Aftercare advice
This programme includes 3 days of classroom based training, which can be taken at any of our 10 training centres as convenient for you. Training runs 6 days a week, all year-round ensuring training is flexible. On completion of your training days, you’ll achieve The Beauty Academy diploma within each treatment, accredited by ABT for insurance to begin working freelance offering your treatments immediately, as you wish.
You’ll have access to our online student portal with a wealth of learning resources to allow you to learn the essential theory around anatomy & physiology, health and safety and practical techniques fundamental to your treatments. You’ll complete short multiple choice tests on the online portal to check your knowledge and carry out a small number of treatments on friends/family at home, which you submit to our team for feedback. Online learning is accessible 24/7, allowing you to study flexibly from home, at your own pace and all with support as needed from our in-house team. Once all home study is completed, you will receive the Academy Level 2 qualification diploma, recognising your achievement.
Our friendly, expert Advisors are on hand to answer any questions & assist you in booking your place over the telephone. Call on Freephone 0800 999 2277
Alternatively, most of our courses can be booked online 24/7, using our secure payment system.
- Simply choose your venue and date
- Click the add to basket button
- Then complete the secure, online checkout
When booking online, choose from secure payment options including PayPal, WorldPay or Klarna. Premium Credit (Payment Plan) is also available on all bookings allowing you to spread the cost over 6 or 12 months at a reasonable rate of interest. To enquire, simply click ‘Apply for Payment Plan’ on the right-hand side or give us a call to learn more.
Card / PayPal / WorldPay: All Bookings - Payment in Full securely by telephone or PayPal / WorldPay online
By making payment in full, you can secure your course place and enjoy the greatest flexibility to book all of your training days at your preferred training centre, in the best way to suit you – whether that’s as a consecutive block (subject to availability) or taken at your own pace. Book securely online 24/7, or call our friendly Advisors by book by phone.
Book Now, Pay Later with Klarna with no interest & no late fees*. Available on all bookings totaling £79 or more. Spread the cost over 3 equal, monthly payments.
Simply pick your courses & add to shopping basket, at checkout select Klarna Pay in 3 and then enter your details to check if you’re eligible. You’ll know instantly if you’re approved. Available to those aged 18+, resident in the UK & with a UK bank account. T&Cs apply. Find out more about Klarna with Klarna FAQs
Disclosure: The Beauty Academy is not a lender and acts only as an introducer. The credit product is provided by Klarna Bank AB (publ). Klarna’s Pay in 3 instalments & Pay in 30 days credit agreements are not regulated by the FCA. Use of these and any missed payments may affect your ability to obtain credit from Klarna and other lenders. 18+, UK residents only. Subject to status. T&Cs apply. klarna.com/uk/terms-and-conditions. Please spend responsibly. Borrowing more than you can afford could seriously affect your financial status. Make sure you can afford to make your monthly repayments on time. Missed payments may affect your ability to use Klarna in the future.
PayPal Credit allows you the option to spread the cost of any course(s) totalling £99 or more over 4 months with 0% interest*.
- It’s quick and easy to apply for PayPal Credit – all you need to do is select the PayPal Credit option when completing your order and this will prompt you to complete a short application form.
- PayPal give you a decision instantly. If approved and you accept, you’ll have a credit limit attached to your PayPal account to start using straightaway allowing to spread the cost of your training.
- Book your training & pay quickly and conveniently, all with the security and peace of mind of using PayPal (PayPal Buyer Protection provided for eligible purchases).
- PayPal provide paymemt reminders and you can manage your PayPal Credit account easily online, on mobile, tablet or desktop.
Representative Example: 19.9% APR (variable). Purchase interest rate 19.9% p.a. (variable). Assumed Credit limit £1,200. This example illustrates the typical cost of using PayPal Credit as a standard funding method. If you take advantage of our offers and promotions, including our 0% for 4 months offer, the interest rate that applies will be lower in many circumstances.
*The minimum payment due still applies to 0% offer balances. Any remaining balance due after the 4-month promotional period or any transactions under £99 will be charged interest at 19.9% p.a. (variable). In order to maintain the 0% offer, you need to keep up monthly repayments and stay within your credit limit. Credit subject to status. Terms and conditions apply. UK residents only. PayPal Credit is trading name of PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A. Société en Commandite par Actions Registered Office: 22-24 Boulevard Royal L-2449, Luxembourg RCS Luxembourg B 118 349.
Newpay allows you to spread payment for your training flexibly but you can still start your courses straightaway.
Newpay is a flexible finance account provided by NewDay. With it, you could enjoy credit to spend everywhere you see Deko and Newpay available at checkout. It provides various payment plan options – an fixed duration instalment plan or flexible credit. So, you can repay the balance however suits you best. Just bear in mind, the interest rate, credit limit and payment plans you’re offered will be based on a credit check.
There’s no minimum spend if you want to use the flexible credit payment plan. But for an instalment plan, there’s a minimum spend of £100. Finance will be offered from 0% interest, subject to your credit status and payment plan selected
- Aged 18+ with a regular income
- Have no existing Newpay account
- Have a UK bank account & phone number
- Been resident in the UK for at least 12 months
Checking your eligibility is simple, quick, secure & won’t affect your credit score. Simply click “Will I qualify?” to complete a soft check, before applying. When ready to go ahead, simply select “Pay with finance with Newpay” at checkout to process a new finance application instantly online, or login using your existing Newpay account details when prompted (if applicable).
Learn more with Newpay FAQS here
Credit provided by NewDay Ltd. Subject to status. 18+. UK only. Terms apply. Deko is a trading name of Pay4later Ltd which acts as a credit broker for NewDay Ltd.
GoCardless Direct Debit: All Classroom Courses over £449 - Spread the cost with zero interest or fees over 6 months
Spread the cost of your training over 6 easier to manage, interest free instalments, paid through direct debit, while still being able to begin your learning straightaway! Using GoCardless, our EasyPay Direct Debit plan allows you to enrol for your chosen training package and paid only £99 upfront. This allows us to book your first course. You’ll then pay the remainder of the course fees split over 5 equal monthly instalments, taken through direct debit.
For a £449 (3 day package) pay £99 upfront & book 1 course. 5 x monthly instalments of £70 each. Book 1 further training day after the 3rd instalment & 5th instalment.
For a £459 (3 day package) pay £99 upfront & book 1 course. 5 x monthly instalments of £72 each. Book 1 further training day after the 3rd instalment & 5th instalment.
For a £699 (4 day package) pay £99 upfront & book 1 course. 5 x monthly instalments of £120 each. Book 1 further training day after the 2nd, 3rd & 5th instalment.
For a £899 (6 day package) pay £99 upfront & book 1 course. 5 x monthly instalments of £160 each. Book further training days after the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th instalment.
For a £999 (8 day package) pay £99 upfront & book 1 course. 5 x monthly instalments of £180 each. Book 1 further training day after the 1st, 2nd & 3rd instalment. Book 2 further training days after 4th & 5th instalments.
No credit check required. Must live in the UK, be aged 18 years + and have a UK bank account which accepts direct debit mandates.
Simply decide upon your chosen courses and then call our team on freephone 0800 999 2277 (option 1) or submit an enquiry through our website. Our team will then be in touch to confirm your courses and set up your payment plan through GoCardless.
If you are looking to embark on an exciting new business venture, our Academy Level 2 Diploma in Nail Technology is designed to equip you with the knowledge, practical skills and industry-required training to be able do this with confidence. It is the ideal training package for anyone who wants to get up and running as a Nail Technician working from home or mobile, with backing of one of the UK’s leading industry insurance and membership bodies behind them (Associated Beauty Therapists). The package includes the most in-demand treatments for freelance nail technicians. This course is mapped to the VTCT Level 2 in Nail Technology syllabus in terms of the practical training and theory covered as part of the programme. This is an unregulated qualification.
To achieve The Beauty Academy Level 2 Diploma to begin earning from home or mobile, you simply attend your 3 days of training and then can gain insurance – an advantage for those who want to complete their training within the shortest time possible to begin earning. You then complete online multiple choice theory tests to help consolidate your understanding (all at your own pace, from home) and evidence of a small number of case studies and once completed, you will receive the Academy Level 2 Diploma in Nail Technology issued by The Beauty Academy recognising your learning and achievement on this programme.
Our diploma courses are suitable for complete beginners and do not require any prior learning to be able to train with us; many of our students have no previous background in nails or beauty and are looking to start up a business in the industry. We welcome students of all abilities, whether you are looking to learn a new skill from scratch or currently working as a nail technician or beauty therapist; and looking to refresh your knowledge of nail treatments.
Students will require a good command of spoken and written English to complete this training programme. We do provide comprehensive written study materials to assist you in consolidating your learning before, during and after your training days; and a support team on hand by email while completing your online theory and case studies towards the Academy Level 2 Diploma. You will need a pc/laptop or mobile device connected to the internet to allow you to access our online student portal. You will require basic products and tools at home, along with friends or family to practice upon in order to complete the required small amount of case studies.
We are so proud at The Beauty Academy to work with such a professional, passionate and friendly team of tutors, all of which hold a Level 2 and Level 3 qualification in their specialised sector. Our tutors are also all qualified with either Level 4 PTTLS or equivalent teaching awards in education, with years of experience in beauty-related professional industries. Furthermore, our tutors who are involved in the assessment process all hold an Assessors Award.
We pride ourselves on the welcoming nature of our tutors and their ability to engage, educate and enrich students from all ages and backgrounds. All of our tutors are dedicated to maintaining their knowledge and keeping up to date with the latest treatments and techniques in the ever-changing industry.
If you would like to read more about our fantastic tutors individually, please have a look at our Meet the Tutors page.
When you have successfully completed your practical training days, you will receive certificates for your training days issued by The Beauty Academy and accredited by ABT. This not only demonstrates your commitment to the training, but also allows you to obtain Public Liability insurance so you can start offering treatments to paying clients from home or mobile. Once you have completed your online theory and small number of case studies for each treatment, you will receive the Academy Level 2 Diploma demonstrating your further achievement.
All courses completed with The Beauty Academy are accredited by ABT allowing you receive a 10% discount off your policy with ABT Insurance when you quote ACADEMY99
The Beauty Academy also offer a discounted insurance scheme with Balens; a Specialist Insurance Brokers aimed at Health and Well-Being Professionals, offering both Therapist and Student Therapist insurance for those who train with us. To learn more about the Balens insurance scheme, please click here.
All of our diploma courses enable you to work from both home and mobile offering the specialised treatment(s) that you have completed. You can start earning by offering treatments to paying clients as soon as you have obtained your insurance. This training package includes all the of most popular and commonly requested beauty treatments to enable you to put together an excellent treatment package to begin your beauty business with, all with the backing of recognised industry professional body ABT Accredited training certificates!
If you are considering specifically gaining employment following training or within the future, you may prefer to consider the VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Nail Technology qualification.
If you are unsure which programme to decide (VTCT or Academy Level 2), we recommend initially enrolling for the Academy Level 2 programme to allow you to get into the industry quickly and setttle on your longer term goals. If you decide to upgrade to the VTCT programme, our team can offset the cost of the Academy Level 2 programme against the VTCT programme to save you money and allow you to progress with the VTCT more quickly (as practical training will already have been completed). Upgrade to VTCT is available up until 12 weeks post completion of the Academy Level 2 award.
We offer high-quality ABT & IPHM accredited training with experienced tutors, professional equipment and a great atmosphere to train in. Our training centres are well-equipped, within easy reach of public transport and regularly inspected by the awarding bodies (VTCT and City & Guilds), which we provide qualifications through; to ensure we are giving you the best service for your money. We pride ourselves on working with only qualified and industry experienced tutors who are friendly, welcoming and happy to go the extra mile to deliver the very best student experience possible.
All courses are run as smaller groups than most other providers, allowing plenty of opportunity to ask questions or seek further support if required. Our training centres are permanent and exclusive to us and they are always set-up ready to begin your training. All centres have the very latest equipment and products required to adhere to industry standards. We also provide free and unlimited on-going access to our Support Team who are available to answer queries or provide guidance within any aspect of your course with us by email.
Following your training, you may like to complete some further in-house diploma training with The Beauty Academy to enable you to offer advanced treatments to your clients. You can find details of all diploma courses here
You may also consider completing a VTCT qualification to further your career opportunities if you decide you may wish to look at gain employment within a salon or spa. To learn more about the VTCT accredited qualifications that we offer, please click here.
We also offer a Starting a Business in Beauty Therapy course for our students; a comprehensive, home-study course that would complement any course completed with us, aimed at those looking to launch a business in the industry.