Our Dry Manicure & Application of Gel Polish course will teach you the essential skills that any nail technician should hold in order to provide a gel polish application and dry manicure treatment to their clients. Due to the longevity and high-gloss finish, this treatment is particularly popular all-year round and learning this skill would enhance your services when offering nail treatments from home and/or mobile.
BABTAC carries out rigorous checks for every course they accredit to ensure it’s providers, such as The Beauty Academy maintain the highest standards of training. Having completed BABTAC accredited training raises your profile and an edge over the competition when advertising to prospective clients; giving a quality assurance to your clients that you have formal training and are well versed in health and safety. Professionals across all sectors are aware of the importance of training and development, the need to enhance skills to stay effective and also for your insurance provider’s requirements. Continuing professional development (CPD) is the term used to describe this commitment to lifelong learning and engage with developments in the industry. The BABTAC accredited courses are approved for CPD ‘points’ and so are ideal for both new therapists; and existing beauty therapists looking to complete additional or refresher training.
Dry Manicure & Gel Polish training (1 day) covers;
- Health, safety & hygiene
- Consultation techniques
- Dry manicure procedure to prepare the natural nail
- Shaping the nail and cuticle work
- Painting techniques (block colour)
- Demonstration of french polish
- Application of gel polish
- Removal procedure
- Aftercare advice
*Nail extensions / gel polish must be removed before attending both training days as students are required to give and receive treatments as part of this training course.
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
*Payment in full at time of booking online or by telephone allows you to select 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. Deko Finance (Payment Plan) is available on all bookings over £299. To enquire, simply click ‘Apply for Payment Plan’ on the right-hand side or give us a call to learn more.
1. Payment in full using a Credit / Debit card
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.
The BABTAC accredited Gel Polish Training Course is ideal for anyone already insured with and/or a member with BABTAC who wish to learn acrylic nail extension treatments with the option to add the treatments to their existing BABTAC insurance policy.
Gel polish is an essential skill for any therapist; all of us want attractive hands but we don’t always have the time to maintain them. It is one of the most in-demand nail treatments throughout the country, specifically because of the high-gloss shine finish, zero-drying time along with no edge-wear, chips, scratching or dulling; ideal for those who lead a busy lifestyle.
To achieve the BABTAC accredited unit certificate you will attend your practical training then access our online student portal where you will find a wealth of learning resources including training videos and comprehensive manuals. You must complete a multiple choice theory tests online and evidence of a small number of case studies (all at your own pace, from home). Once completed, you will receive the BABTAC accredited certificate within 4 weeks to allow you to promote yourself as trained to the highest standards and add the treatment to your existing BABTAC insurance (or to apply to BABTAC as as insurance member).
This training package is also ideal for existing beauty therapists/nail technicians who need to complete some recognised CPD (Continuing Professional Development) to meet the requirements of their insurance provider and/or to update their knowledge and skills in this fast paced, ever-changing industry. This training is ideal as a fast track way to learn additional skills to add to your treatment menu, to meet the changing needs of your clients or indeed improve your confidence and treatment timings within your existing treatment skills, and have the advantage of CPD points to add to your CV.
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 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 therapist and looking to refresh your knowledge of particular treatments.
You will need to remove nail extensions/gel polish before attending this course as students will give and receive treatments as part of the practical training. All products and tools are provided for the training day at the centre when you attend. No kit is required to complete the training day, nor included in the course fee. On the training days, you only need to bring a hand towel for your personal use, completed enrolment form and cold food for your lunch (e.g. sandwich/salad). Tea & coffee are provided on the training day. You will receive The Beauty Academy diploma upon completion of the practical training day.
Students will require a good command of spoken and written English to complete this training package. 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 or telephone while completing your assignments and case studies towards the BABTAC accredited certificate(s). 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.
When you have successfully completed your training course(s), you will receive a diploma certificate 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 from ABT (if desired) so you can start offering treatments to paying clients from home or mobile. Once you have complete the online theory tests and submitted the small number of case studies for each treatment subject, you will receive the BABTAC accredited Introduction to Gel Polish certificate within 4 weeks. With your BABTAC certificate you can then add the treatment to your existing BABTAC insurance (or apply for insurance membership with BABTAC).
We recommend students to read through the study materials provided before, during and after your training to consolidate your learning and also to begin practising their skills following training to develop further confidence. The Beauty Academy diplomas are issued within 2 days of attending your training days to allow you to gain insurance with ABT.
The BABTAC accredited certificates are provided within 4 weeks of submitting your completed multiple choice theory tests online and case studies (for each treatment subject). Comprehensive study materials are provided to you through our online student portal when you book, allowing you to begin studying straightaway and our friendly, expert Support Team are on-hand by telephone or email to provide support throughout your studies and beyond.
Once your certificate has been issued all work submitted will be destroyed. We do not keep students portfolios for BABTAC or Online courses.
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.
Once you have received the BABTAC accredited certificates (within 4 weeks of submitting your assignments & case studies), you are eligible to apply for BABTAC membership; and to receive £5 off your membership fee by quoting SMSCA17 at the time of purchase.
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 training within the ever popular gel polish treatments to enable you to begin your freelance nail technician business or indeed to add these treatments to your existing beauty business offering, all with the backing of recognised, industry professional body BABTAC accredited certification!
We offer high-quality ABT and BABTAC 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 body (VTCT) 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, contactable on either email or telephone.
Once you have completed your diploma courses, you have the opportunity to further your skills by completing additional training. You can discover further nail training courses here. These will complement the services that you can offer as a nail technician working from home and/or mobile.
You may also consider completing a qualification in nail technology to further your career opportunities within this industry. To learn more about the qualifications that we offer, please click here.
Course Info & Price
- Course Duration
- Flexible 10am to 4pm
- No hidden charges: includes all exam fees & VAT.
How to Apply