Complete Nail Technician Course

Complete Nail Technician Course

If your dream is...

• To earn extra money
• To run your own small business from home
• To provide great nails for your friends and family
• To start a new career as a certified, professional Nail Technician

Then we have 16 years experience in helping people like you, do exactly that.

With Essential Nails you can learn FAST and fit the courses around your life. There is no traveling, no classrooms and no time limits. You work at your own pace, in your own time, in your own home.

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4 Courses for one unbelievable price
Only £699 - Normally £967*
A whopping saving of £268!!

You will learn: Spa Manicure and Pedicure, Gel Nail Extensions and UV Gel Polish.

This offer can not be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotional discount codes.

*Full price of courses if purchased individually

What is included in the course:

Spa Manicure & Pedicure Courses

Every Nail Technician should be able to provide a basic Manicure service for their clients. Good Nail Technicians will be skilled in both Manicure and Pedicure.

The best Nail Techs will mould these basic services into the ultimate in luxury nail services by adding those special touches that bring their clients back for more, time after time. This is what we teach you in the Essential Nails Spa Manicure and Pedicure course: We'll teach you not only the basics, but also those special, pampering services that will bring you more clients and extra income.

There are two courses in the box:

• Manicure
• Pedicure

You can choose to do either Manicure or Pedicure or Both.

The course covers the NVQ curriculum and provides all the tools and products you need..

• This Spa Manicure Pedicure Course is a comprehensive training course.
• It contains everything you need to learn professional Spa Manicure and Pedicure treatments.
Over 2 hours of incredible tuition, tips and techniques from nail guru Jacqui Jefford and international Nail Technician Denise Wright.
• All techniques are demonstrated on live models, however you can use The Nail Trainer® practice hand (available to purchase separately) to practice your shaping, preparation and polishing technique.

On completing your Spa Manicure and Pedicure course;

• Simply return your completed case study work book and question papers to us for marking.

• We will then assess your work, and if it is of a high enough standard we will issue you with your certificate. There are separate certificates for Manicure and Pedicure.

Gel Nail Extension Course (Gel Tip & Overlay)

Gel Nails are the current talk of the town and are the second generation of nail enhancements after acrylics that have taken the nail industry by storm. They are easier to create and apply compared to acrylic nails, making them a perfect choice for budding nail technicians.

Gel nails are known to be odour free and chip resistant compared to a normal manicure making them a big hit amongst clients. They also blend in and mould seamlessly with natural nails, regardless of the shape and length of the nail, making the gel course an ideal one for beginners with no experience at all.

Course Options:
Gel Full Course - Includes the Nail Trainer®.
Gel Conversion Course - Does not include the Nail Trainer®.

You can be a beginner wanting to get a grasp of this currently popular nail enhancement or you could be a practising nail technician wanting to keep up with the latest trends in the beauty industry? This Gel Extension course will benefit you in every way.

This is an independent learning, flexible at-home course that fits around your lifestyle and schedule. It's convenient and condensed into a DVD which you can pause, rewind and repeat at your discretion. No college commitments, commute or expensive fees - simple one-to-one, private tutoring at the comfort of your home. Especially designed for aspiring nail technicians, no previous experience or qualification is needed to complete this course.

• This Gel Nail Course is a comprehensive training course.
• It contains everything you need to become a Qualified Gel Nail Technician.
• You watch your lessons on the DVD with Gina as your Personal tutor.
• You will be provided with The Nail Trainer practice hand to create your gel nail extensions and to simulate the experience of providing the service to clients in a salon.

On completing your Gel nail course:

• You send your finished nails to us for assessment.
• If you have reached the required pass mark we then issue you with your Nail Technician Certification.

UV Gel Polish Course

UV Gel Polish has taken the industry by storm and demand from clients for this service is high. Why? Because UV Gel Polish is perfect for natural nails and nail extensions. It's quick to apply, has a glossy finish that doesn't lift, chip or wear for 14 days.

In this Gelaze® UV Gel Polish course we will teach you:

• How gel polish works
UV light box safety
• Preparation of the natural nails
• Perfect Gel polish application in solid colour and french on the Nail Trainer.
• Professional Application and removal on a live model.

All tools, products, training DVD, assessment, certification and unlimited student support are included. Your tutor will be Essential Nails, nail expert Sarah Gooderham. Sarah will share her top techniques. You'll work on the unique Nail Trainer® practice hand and a live model to complete your portfolio. Once you have learnt, practiced and perfected your techniques you simply return your portfolio to us for assessment. We'll assess your work and issue your recognised certificate, to show your clients you are a professional Gel Polish Technician.

*The Qualification/Certifications that you receive is issued by the Essential Nails Institute and is nationally recognised within the nail industry. What this means is that you will be able to gain your professional indemnity insurance with our certificate. This insurance will cover you to work from home, mobile or in a salon.

Spa Manicure & Pedicure Course Contents
  • Spa Training Manual
  • Spa Manicure DVD
  • Spa Pedicure DVD
  • Client Record Cards
  • Unlimited telephone support
  • Assessment and certification
  • Re-assessment if you fail
  • Cuticle Massage Cream 100ml
  • Creamy Cuticle Remover 200ml
  • Cuticle Oil
  • Orangewood Sticks pack of 10
  • Nail Buffing Cream 50ml
  • Nourishing Hand Lotion 150ml
  • Footspa
  • Pro Stick Foot Rasp
  • Polish Remover 125ml
  • Replenishing Hand Mask, 150ml
  • Stainless Steel Cuticle Nipper
  • Sterilising Liquid 500ml
  • Refining Hand Scrub 100ml
  • Stainless Steel Cuticle Knife and Pusher
  • Edge Base Coat
  • Revitalising Hand Soak, 200ml
  • Stainless Steel Toe Nail Cutter
  • Edge Top Coat
  • Cotton Wool Wipes (round)
  • Natural Nail File
  • Edge Beijing Polish
  • Sterilising Jar
  • Edge Mont Blanc Polish
  • Manicure bowl
  • Edge Champagne Polish
  • Toe Nail Clippers
  • Essential Nails Strengthener 11ml
  • Toe Separators
  • Hygiene Spray 200ml
  • Leather Nail Buffer
  • Massage Oil 500ml

  • Nail Trainer® Hand included in the Gel Nail Extensions Course.

    Gel Tip & Overlay Course Contents
  • The Nail Trainer® Practice Hand
  • Unlimited telephone support
  • Assessment and certification
  • Re-assessment if you fail
  • 240 page reference manual
  • 2 hour teaching DVD
  • 8 question papers
  • 100ml Sanitiser
  • 100 practice nails
  • 100 x Cotton Wipes
  • Nail Clippers
  • 5 x Glue Nozzles
  • 100 extension tips
  • 15gm Builder Gel
  • 15ml Nail Varnish
  • 20ml Tip Adhesive
  • File and buffer pack
  • 10 x Workhorse towels
  • Gel Brush
  • Cuticle Pusher
  • Manicure Brush
  • 11ml Top Coat
  • 15ml Cuticle oil
  • 100ml Super Shine Wipe Off
  • Progress cards

  • Nail Trainer® Hand not included in the UV Gel Polish Course.

    UV Gel Polish Course Contents
  • Welcome Letter
  • Training DVD
  • 25 Refit Nail Trainer Nails
  • Assessment Folder & Question Papers
  • Progress Card
  • Student ID Tag
  • Client consultation forms
  • Unlimited Support
  • Assessment and certification
    • Gelaze® polishes;
      • Red Riding Hood
      • Rose Quartz
      • Satin Sheets
      • Happy Pink
      • Millenium
    • Gelaze® Top Coat
    • Gelaze® Base Coat
    • 9 Watt LED Lamp
  • Stainless steel cuticle pusher
  • 10pk orangewood sticks
  • Gel Wraps
  • Gel Wipe off
  • Gel Soak off
  • Lint free wipes
  • Table towels
  • Cuticle oil
  • 3 x files
  • Passing the course, entitles you to automatic membership of 'Aspire', our club for qualified Nail Technicians. Aspire members enjoy 20% discount on Professional Nail Products, access to business help and special offers. See essentialnails.com/aspire for more information.

    Payment Options

    Click here to download our Price List PDF.

    We are pleased to offer a stage payment option on all of our Nail Courses, we call this "Easy Learn, Easy Earn". Many of our students spread the cost over several months, it's easy, quick and you can start your course in a matter of days.

    We can advise on all of the available monthly options over the phone (01440 820 999) or on Live Chat.

    We are available:
    8am - 8pm - Monday to Thursday
    9am - 6pm - Friday

    You can enrol on a Course right away online and can pay monthly by selecting the Easy Pay option at the online checkout.

    Brilliant Course!!

    Bethany Bradbury , Stoke-on-Trent

    This was the first course I took with Essential Nails and it's made me want to keep on doing more. It's a great way to learn and the support is fab. The prodcuts are amazing, I wouldn't change from Gelaze, it goes on so easily and smooth. Definitely recommend this course :)

    amazing !!!

    aaliyah , west sussex

    i did this course really taught me alot best way to start especially for begginers . worth the money i paln to do acrylic and gel with maintance .

    Fab Course Fab Products!

    Katie , Maidstone, Kent

    This is my first course with Essential Nails. I bought combined with the Spa Manicure and Pedicure which I am working my way through now! Everything right from ordering through to receiving back my assessed work has been outstanding. The support from the ladies is excellent, they are all so knowledgeable and always happy to help. I'm in love with the Gelaze, it is simply gorgeous to apply, a dream to remove and the colour choice is amazing! I am one happy lady and so glad I found Essential Nails! Can't wait to do the Gelaze Nail Art Course! Thanks guys xx

    Fantastic Course!

    Natalie , Westbury, Wiltshire

    I have previously completed two courses with EN (both a long time ago!) and I have been so excited to start two more now. This course arrived Two days ago and I got stuck in straight away. I was so pleased with the contents and the DVD is brilliant and informative, its easy to follow but thorough. I am excited to start my case study and really look forward to putting my new skills to good practice! Thank you EN for producing another fantastic course!

    Thrilled with this course

    Gillian , Yorkshire

    I have just enrolled with Essential Nails for the first time and received my UV Gel Nails course today. It is absolutely brilliant and everything has been so well thought out. It is like having a training academy in my living room and I have watched the training DVD all the way through once. I am really looking forward to rewatching this and practising my nails on The Nail Trainer hand. Very impressede with the hand - what a superb concept. Looking forward to qualifying and will definitely go on to study further courses with Essential Nails.

    fab course

    Yvette , Scotland

    loved doing this course and the instructions where clear and simply put.

    Manicure Course

    Mandy , Devon

    I found Essential Nails online and liked the idea of training at home round the kids. It's been really good so far, should complete my course by the end of the month

    Excellent new course

    julia quinlan , Suffolk

    I have brought 3 other course but never got round to doing them (I did qualify as a full nail tech years ago but am not confident). I love gel polish and when I saw this I thought great I shall do this one and give myself a kick start - well it sure did that. Within the month I had completed it and sent it off. I could not believe it when I got a distinction!!!! I'm now going to do my gel course and can't wait to get that it. Plus I then brought the whole collection of Gelaze gels :-) I really loved the way you had to do a case study - These courses are better than any of the Fast Track courses you'll find on the net where you go and complete it in a few days!!


    Sadie , Liverpool

    I ordered my kit 2 days ago, and it's just arrived, I am so pleased with it up to now looks amazing so excited to start!

    gel polish course

    lynne williams , whitefield

    wow i love this so much arived at 2 this afternoon been working on it since well worth the money x

    Fantastic Course

    Helen , East Grinstead

    This was my 1st experience with EN and loved all of it. Its easy to follow and the products are great. There is enough left after completion to get you started if you are going into business.I passed with 100% distinction and the support and feedback I got was brilliant I've got the EN bug now and would recommend to anyone.

    great course :-)

    claire , newcastle

    i was really pleased when i received this uv gel polish course, you get everything you need included in the course in good quality and quantity :) ..this was my first course completed with essential nails and i achieved a distinction :) i am definitley going to be ordering more courses.

    spa manicure and pedicure

    lynne , manchester

    I recieved this course two days ago and i am really pleased with the contents and layout, I am enjoying reading the book and watching the dvds, I am finding this course very interesting.

    Fun to practice

    Bev , London

    Just received the call that I have passed this course. This course was great to do and fun everything needed was in the package and the DVD was very helpful, even if you dont want to do feet just learning how to do them is fun because you choose whose feet you practice on

    Spa of Excellence

    Sheena , Orpington, Kent.

    Fabulous, wonderful

    Spa manicure

    Lauren , Orpington, kent

    I found this course very enjoyable, informative, easy to follow and learn the necessary skills. Great course for the beginner like myself, I am now lookin to start the nail extension and maintenance courses!

    Spa Manicure Pedicure Course

    Pearl , Minehead

    I love it, wanted to start with the basics and for me the massage is a must in a treatment which I missed everytime I went to manicurist. I like that the book and DVD is detailed with all the essentials you need for the course and love the DVD as everytime I watched it I felt like I am being treated myself :) brilliant idea to learn the practiculars of the job! I had my first practice day with one of my models a couple of days ago, and she loved it, gonna take sister with next time!!! Can't wait to finish and start working as a pro, just can't decide what to do next, gel or acrylic?! :)

    LOVED IT!!!

    scarlett warren , kings lynn

    this was my first course with essential nails and i really enjoyed it, i have now completed this course and nail art and now doing my mastertech course and acrylics i would seriously recommend essential nails for any course!!!!!!xxx

    spa manicure and pedicure.

    Michelle , Startford-London

    I enjoyed my course i learnt a lot how to become a good nail techinician the course content was very helpful and now i passed my course i would do another course. Thankyou for your help essential nails.- 6/611


    lauren holbrook , king's lynn

    this was my first course as i though i ought to learn the basics before i go on to acrylic etc. The course contents were brilliant and i cannot praise the skintruth products enough!!!! i received my course quickly and the monthly re-payment option is brilliant! i would seriously recommend essential nail courses for anyone who likes doing nails or wants to make a career out of it! Massive thank you to the whole EN team! xx


    Lisa Alsford , Milton Keynes

    This is the first nail course I have done - ever. I received the course quickly, the payment options are a brilliant option and the customer service is 2nd to none. The course is presented to a very high standard, the materials are fabulous and the DVDs offer a great way to learn. Being able to pause, rewind and rewatch is very helpful and in just 5 days I have learnt a massive amount. I am feeling confident that I will be able to offer a fantastic additional service to my clients thanks to the comprehensive course structure and contents. Having everything you need in one box is great, all covered by the cost of the course. I will be recommending to anyone who is considering an introduction to nails!

    Spa Manicure and Pedicure Course

    Natalie Rust , Westbury, Wilts

    I must say I'm very impressed with EN Spa manicure and Pedicure course. This is the first course I have taken out with EN and it sure won't be the last. I have just about finished the case studies for the Manicure and have the pedicure ones to start on now! I am very happy about the support I have had so far and everyone is SO friendly! The products are lovely and everyone who has had a manicure/pedicure with me so far has loved the treatment. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is thinking of taking on the course. I don't think I could have found this site at a more perfect time!

    Spa Manicure Pedicure Course

    Rachel Turner , Nottingham

    Have just finished the manicure course. About to send work back to be marked. I have really enjoyed it and so have my models.

    Lisa hathaway , Poole, Dorset

    I ordered the course from Essential Nails as I am always getting asked, especially in the spring and summer months for Manicures/Pedicures. Its great, the DVD's which you receive with the course are in depth and I always thought that a Manicure and Pedicure was easy, I cannot wait to start to learn the techniques and receive lots of extra new and existing clients this year to expand my Mobile Business as a Nail technician. I have ordered other courses from Essential nails and would highly recommend anyone that are thinking of taking that first step into becoming a Nail technician, its well worth it. Essential nails are very quick in processing and dispatching orders and they are always a phone call away especially if you need help and guidence, not only when you are training on one of their courses but afterwards when you become qualified.

    Spa Manicure & Pedicure

    Natalie Hutchison , Banham Norfolk

    Love this course !. I have just about finished all my models now and they loved it. They have booked appointments at the salon in the next month. So I guess I better get my course work back to you quickly.!!!!!!!!!! The girls at essential nails are amazing with their continued support. If you are thinking of doing this course I would stop thinking and go for it . It is easy to follow and as I said the support at the end of the phone is always there. As with all the courses I have done with essential nails they have been great. And thanks to their help I now have added a very successful nail bar to my salon and have not looked back. Thank you everyone at essential nails.

    Spa Manicure & Pedicure course

    Nicola Faulkner

    I just wanted to say a big "THANK YOU" . I absolutely love the mani/pedi course, its wonderful ! Already done my first manicure (on my husband but shhhh!) I really appreciate all your help. Hope to get my assessment folder back to you in January ! Wishing you, and all the girls at Essential a very merry Christmas & a happy new year!

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