Gel Polish Starter Kit (The Edge Gelover)
Our Online Gel Polish Nail Art Course will teach you how to create a range of freehand nail art techniques working with gel polish, which can be combined to create stunning Nail Art designs. Guided by our comprehensive study materials and video tutorials, this online course will take you through using different medium and tools to perform Gel Polish Nail Art treatments with confidence, adhering to a professional level of service.
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 and to paying clients.
To enable you to make the most of this professional course we advise that you purchase an optional starter kit to practice with, which is required if you do not already have gel polish products at home. This would enable you to complete the course and then for using on your clients.
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 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 multiple-choice theory assignments and a small number of case studies provided to friends or family at home, you will achieve your certificate recognising your learning and achievement.
Free access is available by email to our in-house expert Support team, throughout your studies and beyond.
All students have 8 weeks from the date of booking to access the Online Student Portal where you can access the comprehensive course materials including training manuals, video tutorials and the online multiple choice assignments. You have access to our in-house Support team by email or telephone throughout your studies and beyond. Most students complete their Online courses within a few weeks; however we can extend the study period upon request.
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.
You will be sent login details to access our Online Student Portal as soon as your bookings is processed. You will be guided through your online course 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 we recommend the purchase of a starter kit. Once all assignments are complete, you will receive your certificate by email. 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. You will submit evidence of these treatments towards achieving your certificate. A small selection of starter kits are available to purchase online through The Beauty Academy. Alternatively you can purchase products or kits from your chosen supplier.
It is quick, easy and secure to book onto any of our online courses through our website. Once we have processed your booking, you will receive a confirmation email providing your login details for the Student Portal allowing you to 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 studies or within 12 weeks following completion of your online course, you feel you would benefit from attending some face to face training*; we are happy to arrange this for £100 per day required. 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. We do not offer a face to face option on some courses including Tanning, Nail Art, Thai Foot Massage, Indonesian Massage & Express Volume Lashes; these are Online courses only. Others are provided at selected centres only. If face to face training is an option you are considering, please contact our team to discuss this before enrolling for an Online only course, to ensure you begin the best training route for you.
*To get the most from this course & also ensure you are eligible for insurance upon completion of this course; you must already have completed training within the application of gel polish as this is intended as a follow-on training course and will not cover general application of gel polish. You may wish to consider completing our Online Dry Manicure & Gel Polish course first or alongside this course.
Nail Art is an excellent add-on service to offer to your clients to really enhance the nail treatments you provide – whether natural nail services (manicures and pedicures) or nail extensions. Nail Art designs allow your client to receive something truly unique and give you an edge over the competition. The advantage of creating nail art using gel polish is a longer lasting, chip free result for up to 14 days meaning your stunning nail art designs will last their best for longer. Gel Polish is a fundamental treatment for any nail tech as more clients become savvy to the benefits of gel polish. Using gel polish for nail art also gives a result which is dry and safe from smudging by curing through UV (or LED) lamp. Our online course will teach you how to adapt your gel polish application skills along with new nail art techniques which can be combined to create an unlimited number of unique designs, enabling you to perform Gel Polish Nail Art with confidence.
Our online courses are suitable for complete beginners. However, to get the most from the course and ensure you will be covered for insurance purposes; we do recommend this course is completed alongside or following training within Dry Manicure & Gel Polish to ensure you have the necessary basics to complete the required nail preparation and overall application of gel polish that precedes the application of Gel Polish Nail Art.
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.
When you have successfully completed your training course(s), you will receive a certificate issued by The Beauty Academy recognising your achievement on the Online course. These are great to support applications for further training courses, entering employment or indeed may be considered CPD for existing therapists. You will be able to provide treatments on yourself, to friends, family and clients.
You should purchase our student insurance policy (£20) while studying and then our professional insurance package (£70) before you offer treatments to paying clients. Remember to follow closely what you have learned on your course and to always adhere to best practice. You can find out more and purchase insurance online by visiting the page for Information on Insurance Scheme for online courses.
The online courses are an excellent starting point for those who have a passion for beauty and wish to learn new skills. Completion of the online courses will equip you with the essential knowledge and skills to provide pampering on yourself and also to friends, family and paying clients.
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 designed following over 25 years experience in delivering private beauty training. We understand the requirements of our students and online courses are delivered in an easy to follow way, accessible on your computer or mobile device.
Comprehensive course manuals written to the highest industry standards accompanied by video tutorials produced with our professional tutors allow you to develop the required knowledge and skills to be successful within beauty.
Our in-house Support team is available through your studies and beyond.