Online Coloured & Ombre Acrylic Nail Extensions Training Course

Pre-requirement for this course: To get the most from this course, you will need to already be confident working with acrylic nail systems. We recommend our Online Acrylic Nail Extensions Course be taken before or alongside this course.

Our Online Coloured & Ombre Acrylic Nali Extensions Course will teach you to provide creative acrylic nail extension treatments to provide popular ombre effects with acrylic and also to confidently use coloured acrylic powder to overlay false tips to create a strong nail extension.

Guided by our comprehensive study materials and video tutorials, this online course will take you through the extension procedure from applying and blending false tips to working with coloured acrylic powders to overlay tips to create a nail extension. You will learn to provide creative nail extensions from ombre using pink and white acrylic, plus glitter and coloured acrylic overlays. You’ll also learn the maintenance procedure including aftercare advice.

Study from the comfort and convenience of home, with an experienced course tutor on-hand to help by email. Ideal for those who wish to learn treatments for personal interest or to provide pampering to friends, family & paying clients.

Fully accredited by IPHM to allow you to gain insurance to work from home or mobile upon completion!

IPHM Accredited Course. Recognised & Insurable through:

The majority of our online courses are accredited by IPHM (International Practioners of Holistic Medicine) which carries international accreditation. All are accepted by leading insurer’s including Insync, Radius and many others. Accreditation means the certificate you receive is well recognised within the beauty industry and will allow you to gain insurance to work from home or mobile.

Online courses are ideal for anyone, of any age, gender or background who wishes to learn a new skill from the comfort and convenience of home. Our Online courses are suitable for complete beginners and no previous knowledge of beauty is required for the vast majority of courses as the courses cover all aspects of the treatment process including health & safety, consultation and client care to enable you to perform treatments to industry standard.

The Online courses are designed to work seamlessly with PCs, laptops and most mobile devices including tablets and smart phones so you can study at your own pace, wherever you may be. Easy to follow online study materials are provided along with video tutorials filmed with professional therapists making learning engaging and straightforward. Following completion of the quick, multiple choice tests to check your understanding and a small number of case studies provided to friends or family at home, you will achieve your certificate accredited by IPHM, recognising your learning and achievement. The quick knowledge tests can be retaken as often as you require to reach the pass mark of 70% or above on each test, so no exam panic!

On completion of your course, you can gain insurance to work freelance from home or mobile delivering your treatments.

Free access is available by email to our in-house expert Support team, throughout your studies and beyond.

You will have 12 weeks access from date of enrolment, to your online course through our online student portal, to study the online learning resources at your own pace, complete the quick knowledge tests and download your practical assignment (case studies pack). You then have up to 12 months from date of enrolment to practice your treatment skills and work on the case studies. Case studies can quickly and easily be submitted to our team by email once complete. Most students complete our online courses typically within 2-6 weeks so you are given ample time to study at your own pace. The portal is available 24/7 online, allowing you to study at times and from locations to suit you – whether while commuting, during work breaks or around childcare.

If you do find you require additional time to complete your online course, this can be purchased for just £25 per course, following your initial enrolment expiring. Please note: Once your certificate has been issued all work submitted will be destroyed. We do not keep students portfolios for Online courses.  

Our Student Portal is entirely online based and can be accessed quickly and easily from any mobile device connected to the internet including smart phones, tablets, laptops & PCs. It can be accessed at any time, anywhere in the world so you can work through the course at a pace to suit you, around any existing commitments you may have.

For those using a mobile device or tablet, you may wish to search for the free SAP Litmos app from your device app store. Once downloaded, enter domain name: thebeautyacademy and login using the login details you’ve already set up. This will give you a mobile friendly way to view the online portal and avoid any compatibility issues for all resources on mobile devices. A great way to study on the go!

If you book your course through our website, you’ll receive details to instantly begin accessing the online portal through self-sign up. These details will be within your automatic payment confirmation email. If you have difficulties or prefer not to self-sign up, our team will process your booking within 24 working hours and send you a welcome email to set up your login details directly.

Once logged into the portal, you will find your dashboard where you can view all your active courses. You will be guided through your online course(s) so you are clear what is required at each stage. You will work through the comprehensive study materials online at your own pace; including training manuals, video tutorials and multiple choice tests to help demonstrate your understanding. You must achieve 70% on each online theory test but can retake the tests as many times as you need.

You will need to complete a small number of treatments at home on friends or family and submit evidence of these treatments to complete your course. This is approximately 3-6 treatments depending on the course, although we recommend you complete as many treatments as you need to build your confidence before submitting your practical assignment. You will need basic products and tools at home to complete these treatments so you may wish to consider our optional starter kits or you can purchase any brand from your chosen supplier to practice with.

Once all assignments are complete, submit these to [email protected] for evaluation. You will receive feedback and/or your certificate by email within 7 days. We also highly recommend the purchase of Student Insurance to cover you during your studies.

You will need to have basic products/tools to allow you to complete a small number of treatments on friends and family, for the majority of courses. You will submit evidence of these treatments towards achieving your certificate. A selection of starter kits are available to purchase online through The Beauty Academy. Alternatively you can purchase products or kits of any brand, from your chosen supplier. Our courses are not brand specific so you are not tied to any expensive kits!

It is quick, easy and secure to book onto any of our online courses through our website. You’ll receive an automatic payment confirmation email which includes a unique code for self-sign up to get instant access to your course. Alternatively if you prefer not to self-sign up or have difficulty, our team will process your booking within 24 working hours and provide a welcome email with a direct link to set up your login details and begin learning.

Face to face training is not required to achieve the certificate or to obtain insurance through our scheme. Our Online courses are very comprehensive and ensure you will learn best practice and acquire the skills required to deliver treatments to an industry standard so you are fully supported to achieve the certificate through distance learning only. However, if at any time during your 12 week online course access, you feel you would benefit from attending some face to face training*; we are happy to arrange this and we will offset the price paid for your online course against the applicable, corresponding classroom based course fee. Subject to availability, training sessions run across our training centres with attendance from 10.00am – 4.00pm and would be provided on set dates from our training schedule(s).

*This option is only available for selected courses/centres. We do not offer a face to face option for all online courses. If face to face training is an option you are considering, please contact our team to discuss this before enrolling for an Online course, to ensure you begin with the best training route for you, from the start!

  • You can study online anytime or anywhere using most mobile devices, laptop or pc.
  • You can study at your own pace around other commitments you may have, such as childcare or long working hours.
  • Ideal for those who do not live local to one of our 10 training centres, or even live outside the UK.
  • Ideal for those who would prefer to study over a longer duration versus classroom training, learning over 12 weeks access, with time to reflect and revisit any aspects as you prefer during your enrolment.
  • Online courses can be studied either instead of attending our face to face intensive training courses or in addition to face to face training courses, as additional learning support.
  • Option to arrange a face to face training session at 1 of our 10 training centres, is available when you pay the top-up to classroom fee for those who feel they would benefit from further tuition, guidance and feedback in person from a professional tutor (selected courses only, subject to availability).
  • Following completion of our Online courses, you can gain insurance to work from home or mobile with your IPHM internationally accredited certificate. Learn more here about insurance scheme for Online courses. Recommended insurers for online courses are Radius, Insync and IPHM, with policies from around £70 per year.

Health, safety & hygiene
Consultation techniques
Nail preparation
Tip application and blending techniques
Application of acrylic including use of glitter and coloured acrylic powders
Creating ombre acrylic nails using pink and white acrylic powders
Maintenance & removal procedure

You have 12 weeks to access our online student portal & view the online course resources at your leisure from date of enrolment. This course is taught through pre-recorded video demonstrations and e-manuals. There is no ‘live’ online session to attend so you are free to study online at a time convenient for you. You have up to 12 months from date of enrolling to submit your case studies to us by email, to achieve your course certificate.

We anticipate students to take a minimum of 12 hours to complete this online course, including completion of case studies.

Acrylic nail extensions uses a two-component system with liquid and powder, making it the strongest, most versatile nail enhancement. They are easy to shape to the desired style and they can dramatically enhance the look of natural nails. The acrylic nail extension system is the most popular in the UK, holding about 50% of the nail market, making it an extremely profitable skill to learn. Our Online Coloured Acrylic Nail Extensions Course will teach you to work confidently with the acrylic nail system to provide pink and white ombre, glitter acrylic and coloured acrylic overlays on false tips for sensational nail extension results.

You will need access to a pc / laptop (recommended), tablet or mobile device connected to stable, high speed internet to access the online student portal. You will also need basic products / tools and 2-3 models to complete your course case studies.

Our online courses have been designed to take you from beginner level, to confident to offer your treatments to paying clients on completion of the course. The courses cover essential theory underpinning the treatment(s) taught on the online course. Detailed e-manuals and video presentations support your learning of the practical skills through our online student portal, with a small number of case studies to put your skills into action and demonstrate your competence to achieve your certificate. Most courses are suitable for complete beginners with no prior knowledge or training within beauty required to take the course.

Specific pre-requirements for this course are:

To get the most from this course, you will need to already be confident working with acrylic nail systems. We recommend our Online Acrylic Nail Extensions Course be taken before or alongside this course.

Within 7 working days of submitting your online course case studies to us by email, our team will be in touch by email with your feedback and/or certificate. The courses are not pass-or-fail, if you need more time to practice and resubmit, we will guide you with this to ensure you achieve complete confidence in your treatment skills.

You will achieve The Beauty Academy Certificate on completion of this course, which is accredited by IPHM recognising your achievement.

You will then be able to purchase therapist’s (public liability) insurance to allow you to begin working from home or mobile offering your treatments to paying clients, should you wish. You may also be able to use the certificate towards purchasing products/equipment from professional suppliers or towards meeting the entry requirements for more advanced training courses.

Completion of online courses allows you to gain insurance for your new treatments, to begin earning from home or on a mobile basis working with paying clients. Start your own business or side-hustle with low initial start-up costs and flexible working hours.

Freelance therapists typically earn between £25-£50 an hour!

The courses provide a recognised certificate of completion, allowing you to progress onto further or more advanced training courses. They are also excellent for existing therapists who want to refresh or extend their knowledge, adding new treatments to their CV to enhance their employment opportunities.


Our online courses are not brand specific and no kits are included within the online course fee. Purchase of starters kits is entirely optional, you can source from your own chosen supplier as you prefer.

However, we are proud to offer a range of starter kits to give you a convenient and affordable option to quickly get started practising your treatments. Our kits are sent direct to the address provided with your booking, within 3-7 working days.

You can view the full range of starter kits here


We recommend all students purchase Student Insurance while studying their Online course. This is available for just £20 (plus tax) and covers you while practising your treatments on friends and family. This can be purchased securely online directly from Radius Insurance.

Upon successful completion of your online course, you will be issued with a certificate from The Beauty Academy which is recognised by Radius, the leading provider of professional beauty insurance. This will allow you to gain Therapist Insurance for just £70 (plus tax) to cover you when working from home or mobile providing your treatments. Find out more at our Insurance for Online Courses

Our Online Courses have been devised following 32 years’ experience delivering high quality private beauty training in our centres.

We understand our students’ need for affordable, flexible training that works around their other commitments; while still providing a well regarded and insurable certificate on completion. There is no attendance required so no travel costs or time to commute to centres involved. Study conveniently from home, with our tried and tested, accredited courses.

Our courses are delivered in a highly accessible way, available 24/7 through our Online Student Portal. Dip in and out of your course materials, with as much support as you need from our expert in-house team by email, throughout your studies and beyond.

Comprehensive course e-manuals written to the highest industry standards, accompanied by video tutorials produced with our professional, highly skilled tutors allow you to develop confident ability and knowledge to be successful within the beauty industry, whether that is starting your own new freelance beauty business or extending an existing beauty business with new treatments.

Our courses cover the latest, most in-demand beauty treatments with new courses launched regularly. Gain insurance on completion to begin earning £25-£50 an hour!

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

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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.

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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.


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