File & Polish (Basic Manicure) Training Course

Course pre-requisites: No pre-requirements, course is suitable for complete beginners to beauty / nail treatments.

Our File & Polish (Basic Manicure) Course is ideal for anyone looking to learn how to carry out a basic manicure with polish. The course is ideal for anyone new to nails / beauty. File & Polish is the perfect mini treatment to add on to packages or spa days, alongside treatments such as massage or facials. Also for those who just want a very basic nail service for a special occasion. This course is also ideal for existing nail techs who wish to learn how to improve the condition and appearance of natural nails following removal of nail extensions or overlays.

This course is completed as a half day course from 10am – 1pm approximately.

  • Health, safety & hygiene
  • Consultation techniques
  • Contraindications
  • Soaking of hands/nails in warm water
  • Filing to shape the natural nail
  • Pushing back of cuticles
  • Application of light, block colour nail polish
  • Application of hand lotion & cuticle oil
  • Homecare advice for clients

*Please note: During the course you will give and receive treatments. It is essential that nail extensions and any gel polish are removed from your nails prior to this training day.

This course is structured as a half day and runs from 10am – 1pm. 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 course on tutor demo and student practice of the practical skills.

File & Polish are excellent skills for anyone offering beauty services, allowing you to provide a quick but effective mini treatment. Typically taking around 15-30 minutes, it is a great treatment to add-on to other services or as part of a package, for special occasions or on spa days. It is also an excellent treatment to promote to fill short gaps between bigger treatment appointments in the salon diary. Earn £10-£20 for this service, with minimal initial start up costs and minimal product costs per treatment.

This half day course is excellent for anyone new to beauty / nails who wants to start offering a basic but popular treatment.

It is also ideal for existing therapists / make up artists / lash technicians who may specialise in other treatments on the whole, but wish to offer this as a new service to meet client demand. It is also ideal for existing nail technicians who want to improve their knowledge of working on the natural nails, to improve nail / skin condition and appearance following removal of nail extensions or overlays.

This course does not cover Pedicure or Luxury Manicure aspects (e.g. hot oil, mask, mitts etc.). If you are looking to learn pedicure and/or luxury aspects, you may like to consider our 1 Day Manicure & Pedicure Course.

There are no pre-requisites for this course, suitable for complete beginners to nails / beauty services.

You will give and receive treatments as part of this course and so must remove any nail extensions, polish and/or gel polish from finger and toe nails before attending the course. No models are required. 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 and completed enrolment form.

This course runs at all of our beauty training centres: Birmingham, Cambridge, Leeds, London Bridge, London Clapham Junction, London Kings Cross, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Newcastle and Reading. All our centres are well-equipped and easily accessible.

This course is available at all of our 10 training centre locations including: London Kings CrossLondon Clapham JunctionLondon BridgeReadingMilton KeynesBirminghamCambridgeLeedsManchester and Newcastle.

All training centre locations are our own exclusive, permanent training facilities are set up, ready to train all-year round. Our centres are highly equipped and staffed by our friendly, fully qualified and experienced tutors. We never train from hotel rooms, conference suites or in-salons to ensure you get the best possible learning experience in spacious, well appointed and easily accessible locations.

All training centres can be reached by public transport. Many centres also have parking on-site or within reasonable walking distance.

Can’t make it to a training centre? This course is also available for study as an online course option. See Online Manicure & Pedicure Course

When you have successfully completed your training course(s), you will receive a diploma certificate issued by The Beauty Academy and accredited by ABT.

Once you have completed your practical training course with us, there is no additional work to be completed. Your diploma certificate will be sent to you by email within 1-2 working days and you can then begin working from home and/or mobile, once insurance has been obtained.

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 and/or mobile.

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.

We offer high-quality 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 our accrediting / awarding bodies (VTCT, City & Guilds, ABT & IPHM) to ensure we are giving you the best service for your money. We pride ourselves on working with only qualified and 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 small groups which allows 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 have an on-going Support Team available to answer any query you may have following your training with us.

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.

  1. Simply choose your course (including venue & date for classroom courses)
  2. Click to ‘Add Student Details‘, enter details & click ‘Add to Basket
  3. 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

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.

 

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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.
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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.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • must be aged 18+
  • must be a UK resident
  • must have online banking
  • must have a regular source of income

Learn more with Payl8r FAQS here or view the Payment Calculator here

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The Beauty Academy Limited is a Introducer Appointed Representative of Social Money Ltd t/a Payl8r, a company registered in England under company number 08054296, and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, and is entered on the Financial Services Register under reference number 675283. Registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office under reference number ZA026178.

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.

 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • 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).

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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.

The Beauty Academy offers an excellent, 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 as part of our Classroom based courses and/or VTCT qualifications. Read more about insurance options here or Get a quote online now.

Students may otherwise wish to consider the accrediting partner for our classroom courses for insurance. Purchase insurance from ABT quoting code ACADEMY99.

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.

Once you have completed your diploma course, you have the opportunity to further your skills by completing additional training. Our further nail treatment courses are the next steps in enhancing the nail services that you are able to offer your clients. You can also complete our other beauty training courses, which will complement the services that you can offer your clients as a beautician working from home and/or mobile.

You may also consider completing a qualification in beauty or nail technology to further your career opportunities within this industry. To learn more about the qualifications that we offer, please click here.

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£129.00

Total price for 1 Student(s): £129.00

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