25% OFF Master Nail Technician Training Package

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Worth £795! 5 Courses in 1 Package for Only £599!

What this Package Includes:

  • ABT Accredited 1 Day Manicure & Pedicure including Luxury Treatments Course
  • ABT Accredited 1 Day Gel Polish Course
  • ABT Accredited 1 Day Acrylic Nail Extensions Course
  • IPHM Accredited Online Sculpting (with Acrylic) Course
  • IPHM Accredited Online E-Filing Course

Our Master Nail Technician Package will teach you to confidently deliver the most popular nail treatments within the industry, designed specifically for those embarking on a career as a nail technician, and requiring the fundamental skills to launch their business within this exciting industry. On completion of your training, you’ll achieve an accredited certificate for each of the above courses giving you a full skill set to work freelance offering your treatments, typically earning £25-£40 an hour.

ABT (Associated Beauty Therapists) Accredited Course. Recognised & Insurable through:

The Beauty Academy are the UK’s leading provider of private beauty training courses. We have been delivering our fast track, intensive training courses since 1990. With over 32 years’ experience in the industry, we have refined our courses to ensure they meet the highest standards of industry training, while ensuring a welcoming and enjoyable training experience. Most courses are suitable for complete beginners.

We work with only the most passionate, qualified and experienced beauty training professionals. We regularly update our team’s training to ensure we are delivering the most up to date knowledge and techniques.

All courses are accredited for insurance by IPHM and/or ABT. We also provide OFQUAL regulated, internationally recognised qualifications for those seeking employment within beauty through both VTCT and City & Guilds.

We train only from our own well-equipped and well located training centres for ease of finding us. Never from conference suites or hotel rooms. Most centres are only a short walk from public transport links, or with parking on-site or locally. We keep our class sizes small (typically only 4-12 students per tutor) to give you every opportunity to ask questions and get support on your training days. Our in-house Support Team are available by email during your studies and beyond to give you the best start to your beauty career.

Entry Requirements

You must be aged 16 years or over to attend our classroom courses. This course is suitable for complete beginners to beauty / nails. No previous training or qualifications required.

Course Duration / Timings

Each classroom course included within this package is completed within 1 day. Each classroom course duration is 6 hours, you will attend from 10am – 4pm with a short break for lunch. Please arrive at 9.45am for a prompt course start.

The Online Sculpting with Acrylic Course and Online E-Filing Course within this package are completed entirely online through our student portal, no attendance required. Study at your own pace with up to 12 weeks access to our portal & up to 12 months to submit your 2-3 case studies for each course to achieve the online course certificates.

Dress Code

If you have beauty uniform (tunic, fitted trousers etc.) this would be ideal. Otherwise smart, comfortable clothing suitable for the practical nature of the courses, such as short sleeved t-shirt with trousers or leggings would be suitable. Shoes must have a closed toe and flat sole. No flip flops / sandals for safety. Long hair (as applicable) should be tied back. Valuables such as jewellery should be removed and left at home.


You will attend for each of the 3 course days including in this package from 10am – 4pm with a short break for lunch on each day. The courses are very much hands-on practical throughout the days. Short introduction on the theory followed by tutor demonstration & practical work by students. There are no exams or case studies required, your competence is assessed informally by the tutor throughout the training days.

The Online Sculpting with Acrylic Course and Online E-Filing Course are both completed at your own pace, conveniently online from home through our online student portal with pre-recorded step by step video demonstrations and detailed e-manuals to support your learning. You complete 2-3 case studies for each online course to achieve the online course certificate.


No models are required for the classroom course days. Students will give and receive treatments working upon each other on both the Manicure & Pedicure Course and the Gel Polish Course so nail extensions / gel polish must be removed prior to attending. For the Acrylic Nail Extensions Course, this is completed entirely practising upon a professional nail training hand allowing you the maximum time possible during the training day to work upon acquiring and demonstrating the required techniques for nail extensions. 

For the Online Courses, you will need to complete 2-3 case studies for each course to achieve your online course certificate. These can be completed at home on friends/family or a training head as preferred. Case study evidence is simply submitted by email (consultation form and before/after photo).

You will need to bring:

Cold food (salad or sandwich) for your lunch. Clean hand towel for personal use on the course. Pen/paper if you wish to make any brief notes on your training days.


No kit is included in the course fee. All products / tools required to complete the classroom courses are provided at the centre for your use on the training days. Basic products/tools will be required to complete your 2-3 case studies for the Online Courses. Guidance will be given on the day by the tutor about products / suppliers so we recommend waiting to buy any kits. Selected kits are available to purchase from our website, for a convenient way to get started offering your treatments. You may interested in the following optional kits:

Upon booking, you’ll be sent a confirmation email with course e-manual attached for each classroom course. We recommend reading this before your training days to get the most from your course.

As part of this pre-course learning and tuition on the training days, you will learn the following:

Manicure and Pedicure including Luxury Treatments training (1 day) covers;

  • Health, safety and hygiene
  • Consultation techniques
  • Contra-indications
  • Aftercare
  • Manicure procedure *
  • Pedicure procedure *
  • Filing and cuticle work
  • Massage of the hand and foot
  • Luxury aspects of manicures & pedicures

Dry Manicure & Gel Polish training (1 day) covers;

  • Health, safety & hygiene
  • Consultation techniques
  • Contraindications
  • Dry manicure procedure to prepare the natural nail*
  • Shaping the nail and cuticle work*
  • Application of gel polish*
  • Removal procedure
  • Aftercare advice

Acrylic Nail Extensions training (1 day) covers;

  • Contra-indications
  • Nail preparation
  • Tip application and blending techniques
  • Achieving correct product ration
  • Application of acrylic
  • Maintenance procedure
  • Removal procedure
  • Aftercare advice

*Please note: During the Manicure & Pedicure and Gel Polish training days, students will be required to give and receive treatments working so nail extensions and/or gel polish must be removed before attending these training days. For the Acrylic Nail Extension training day, this will be completed entirely working upon a professional nail trainer training hand.

Online Sculpting with Acrylic Course (studied entirely online from home, no attendance) covers;

  • Health, safety & hygiene
  • Consultation techniques
  • Contraindications
  • Sculpting nails using nail forms
  • Application of nail forms
  • Correct filing techniques to finish nails
  • Sculpting pink & white 'French' tips
  • Creating the perfect C curve
  • Glitter tips
  • Aftercare advice

Online E-Filing Course (studied entirely online from home, no attendance) covers;

  • Health, safety & hygiene
  • Consultation techniques
  • Contraindications
  • Techniques of using a E-File
  • Use of E-File to remove bulk of nail product, assist with infills, reduce false nail length & finish nail extensions
  • Components of the E-File (drill bit sizes & their use)
  • Maintenance of the E-File

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.


On successful attendance of each of your classroom training days, you will be sent The Beauty Academy Diploma by email within 2 days of the course. This is accredited by ABT (Associated Beauty Therapists) allowing you to purchase insurance to work offering your treatments to the public.

Within 7 days of submission of your 2-3 case studies by email, for each Online Course, you will be sent your certificate by email which is accredited by IPHM.

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of your courses, you can start your own business working from home or mobile offering your treatments. Earn up to £50 an hour as a Master Nail Technician!

Some salons may also accept you for self-employed or employed opportunities, although this does vary across the UK and is dependent on individual salon/employer requirements for their insurance and/or local authority special treatment licensing (as applicable). For those specifically seeking employment or to work outside the UK beyond training, you may wish to consider our International Qualifications.

Insurance on Completion

Our ABT Accredited Diploma is accepted by a number of leading beauty (public liability) insurers including Balens, InSync, Radius and many more. It will cover you when providing treatments to the public, but many policies also provide additional benefits such as covering your kit for loss/damage, risk of damage to client property while providing treatments in their home and legal assistance.

You do not need any insurance to attend our courses as you will be covered by our company insurance on the training day(s). This is just for when you start working with the public as a therapist yourself.

Click below to find out more about getting insured on completion of your course:

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Courses can be booked online 24/7, using our secure website.

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Choose from secure payment options including PayPal, WorldPay or Klarna. Newpay and Payl8r finance are also available, allowing you to spread the cost over 3-12 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.


Book Now, Pay Later with Klarna with no fees when you pay on time. 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 Klarna’s Pay in 3 / Pay in 30 days are unregulated credit agreements. Borrowing more than you can afford or paying late may negatively impact your financial status and ability to obtain credit. 18+, UK residents only. Subject to status. Late fees may apply. Ts&Cs apply. klarna.com/uk/terms-and-conditions. Please spend responsibly. 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).
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  • 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.

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

Disclaimer: Missed payments may affect your Credit File, future borrowing and incur fees.

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.


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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If you would like to further the range of treatments that you offer to your clients following the completion of this training package, you may be interested in achieving a VTCT qualification within nail treatments. You can find full details of our VTCT Qualifications here

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Course Info & Price

Course Duration
3 days + Online

Manicure & Pedicure inc Luxury Treatments Training Course

BEST SELLER Gel Polish Course

BEST SELLER Acrylic Nail Extensions Training Course

Online Sculpting with Acrylic Training Course

Online E-Filing Training Course



Total price for 1 Student(s): £599.00

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