Please note: For course dates as of 1st May, the course outline for this course has been updated as given in the information below. There are no pre-requirements for this course, although we do recommend completion of the Manicure & Pedicure Course alongside this course to extend your knowledge of full natural nail services.
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Our Gel Polish course will teach you the essential skills that any nail technician should hold in order to provide a gel polish application 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.
- Health, safety & hygiene
- Consultation techniques
- Preparing the natural nail for gel polish
- Applying block colour gel polish to fingers & toes
- Applying nail glitter to create a 'feature' ring finger
- Applying a rhinestone to embellish gel polish
- Demonstration of french polish
- Demonstration of removal procedure
- Aftercare advice
For training dates as of 1st May 2022, this course has been updated to include application of block colour gel polish on fingers & toes. Please note, the natural nail preparation taught on this course does not form a full manicure or pedicure treatment (or certification for this) and so for best practice and insurance purposes, we would still highly recommend undertaking the Manicure & Pedicure Course before or alongside this course. The course will also cover application of nail glitter to ring finger and how to incorporate a rhinestone to gel polish for embellishment.
This course is structured over one day and runs from 10am – 4pm. We ask students to arrive at 9.45am to ensure a prompt start. You will learn the theory of the treatment firstly, and spend the majority of the day practising your practical skills, with a short break for lunch. As you will give and receive treatments as part of this course, it is important you arrive free from nail polish, gel polish or nail extensions in order to complete this course.
We do not include any kits within our training courses, however we provide all products and tools required to complete the practical training on the day, at the training centre for you to use. We took this approach following student feedback so that students are not tied into specific kits or brands of products as part of their course fee, before they are trained and able to make an informed choice. Our training courses teach the generic treatment techniques and processes, they are not brand specific.
We recommend attending training where you will gain advice about different brands and suppliers to enable you to purchase products from your chosen supplier directly following your training. We do offer selected starter kits available to purchase through our website & supplied directly from the supplier to you by courier.
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 or click the ‘Chat Now‘ option below to connect through live chat on our website.
Alternatively, our courses can be booked online 24/7, using our secure payment system.
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- Click to ‘Add Student Details‘, enter details & click ‘Add to Basket‘
- Then complete the secure, online checkout choosing your preferred payment method
Choose from secure payment options including PayPal, WorldPay or Klarna. Newpay and Payl8r finance are also available, allowing you to spread the cost over 3-18 months. Apply quickly & easily online at checkout, for an instant decision. For more information on finance options, click here
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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
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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.
Payl8r allows you to spread payment for your training flexibly but you can still start your courses straightaway.
Choose Payl8r at checkout and have a decision in minutes. Spread the cost of training over 3, 6, 9 or 12 months. The interest rate, credit limit and payment plan you’re offered will be based on a credit check. Payl8r will consider all credit types but may ask you to complete an affordability assessment through Open Banking.
If you repay your plan in full within 30 days of application, no interest will be charged. On top of the interest agreed for your plan, there will be a £2 credit check fee and a £4.95 application fee. The credit check fee is refunded if you are approved.
- must be aged 18+
- must be a UK resident
- must have online banking
- must have a regular source of income
Disclaimer: Missed payments may affect your Credit File, future borrowing and incur fees.
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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
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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.
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. Following the course, you will be able to work from home and mobile as a nail technician offering a gel polish manicure (once you have obtained insurance). This course would complement our Manicure and Pedicure training course, as these treatments are frequently requested together.
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 are not yet beauty trained and are looking to start up a business in the industry. However, we recommend students consider completing the Manicure & Pedicure training course prior to this course. 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 must arrive for the course free of nail polish, gel polish and/or nail extensions as an important part of the course is to give and receive treatments upon the natural nails.
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 day, 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 day.
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 so you can start offering treatments to paying clients from home or mobile.
Once you have completed your practical training day with us, there is no additional work to be completed. Your diploma certificate will be sent to you within 1-2 working days and you can then begin working from home and/or mobile, once insurance has been obtained.
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; however it is recommended that you undertake some further training within nail services such as our Manicure & Pedicure course to ensure you are confident in the widest range of popular nail services possible, to best meet the needs of your clients.
We offer high-quality ABT 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 course, you have the opportunity to further your skills by completing additional training. Our Manicure & Pedicure inc Luxury Treatments course and Nail Extension Courses are the next step in enhancing the nail services that you are able to offer your clients. 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
- 1 day 10am to 4pm
Total price for 1 Student(s): £199.00
Payment Plans Available:
- No hidden charges: includes all exam fees & VAT.
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