COMPLETE NAIL TECHNICIAN ACRYLIC COURSE

GET 4 COURSES AT ONE GREAT PRICE AND  
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If you’re looking to fast track your career to become a professional nail technician, our complete nail technician acrylic course is a great option. You will learn the most popular nail services and make great savings too!

The Complete Nail Technician Acrylic Course Contains:
Acrylic Extensions, Manicure, Pedicure and Gel Polish. 

Everything is included:

  • Tuition & Theory
  • Tools & Products
  • A Nail Trainer practice hand
  • Unlimited Student Support
  • Professional Accredited Qualification

Scroll down to watch a short video in which Tutor, Sarah Gooderham explains more about our Complete Nail Technician Course Packages, then scroll on, to find out how to get started today.

Complete Nail Technician Course In Detail

Here are the main points

Complete Course

Everything you need is included, all the products, tools and equipment for each course.

On-Demand

Study at home using the on-demand tuition whenever is convenient for you so you can fit it in around your lifestyle and other commitments.

The Process

Practical work is completed on the Nail Trainer hand (included), on models for the Manicure, Pedicure and a live case study for the Gel Polish. Send in the Nail Trainer nails and photo’s of the models for assessment and feedback.

Course Timeline

You have 12 months from the date of purchase to complete the courses but this can be extended if needed.

Accreditation

On successful completion of your course you will receive a fully accredited Diploma (All our courses are accredited by The Beauty Guild).

All Levels

Suitable for complete beginners or to improve/update existing skills.

The Complete Nail Technician Gel Course Contains: Gel Extensions, Manicure, Pedicure and Gel Polish. 
Find out more about each of the individual courses below.

Acrylic Nails Course

Dive into our comprehensive all-inclusive course designed to unlock your potential as an Acrylic Nail Technician.

  • Through engaging online tutorials you will learn the professional skills and techniques needed to master the art of Acrylic Nail application.
  • With your very own Nail Trainer hand you'll be able to practice what you have learnt to perfection.
  • As you progress you send in your nails for personalised feedback and evaluation until you are working at salon standard level, when we will award you with an Essential Nails Diploma accredited by The Beauty Guild.
  • You will also be eligible to obtain industry recognised insurance with your new qualification.
  • All tools, equipment and products are included.

Join the thousands of successful Nail Technicians that have learnt with Essential Nails over the last 20 years. Enrol today!

Description

Acrylic Nail Course

The Essential Nails Acrylic Nail Course is designed to teach you all about how to create great Acrylic Nails, either as a natural nail overlay for strength and beauty, or an extension tip to create longer, well structured nails. Acrylic Nails have always been an important part of the nail industry and are one of the most sought-after nail enhancement treatments amongst clients, so once you have learnt the skills you'll be earning great money either working from your own business at home or as a professional in a salon. You watch the teaching videos and answer the test questions online and copy what you see on your Nail Trainer practice hand. You then unclip your finished nails and send them to us in the post for assessment and certification. If you want to get started in nails, it's an ideal first course.

Benefits of our Acrylic Nail Course

  • A Professional Accredited Qualification
  • Learn at your own pace
  • Unlimited student support
  • All the tools and products are provided for you to complete the course and get your certificate

What will you learn on the Acrylic Nail Course

The course initially covers nail trainer basics, salon skills, chemicals used, health and safety, the anatomy of the nail, and pre-service rules.

Techniques specific for Acrylic Nails.

You then move onto the techniques you will need to learn to make great acrylic nails, such as filing, prepping the nail, tipping, liquid and powder skills, applying acrylic overlay, shaping & finishing, and polishing.

The conclusion of your Acrylic Nail Course

The final stage of the course is about practice. You will practice on 5 different nail shapes fitted to the thumb and fingers, using the Nail Trainer Hand. At the end of this part of the nail course, you will have prepped, tipped, blended, applied acrylic, shaped, and polished at least 60 sets of nails.

Finally, you will submit your finished nails to us for assessment, and if youve reached the required standard of nail technician competency with acrylics, you will be issued your certificate.

A truly practical course.

  • Unique practical training. You can't be successful in nails without practicing the skills.
  • All tools and products included.
  • Unlimited student support.
  • Your work is professionally assessed.
  • Certificate is a recognised accredited qualification.

Acrylic Nails Course Course Contents

  • The Nail Trainer Practice Hand
  • Unlimited Student Support
  • Progress Cards
  • Assessment and Certification
  • Full Feedback and Re-assessment if needed
  • 200 x Lint Free Wipes
  • Nail Clippers
  • Manicure Brush
  • 11ml Red Polish
  • 11ml Top Coat
  • 100ml Sanitiser
  • 20ml Tip Adhesive
  • 5 x Glue Nozzles
  • File and Buffer pack
  • 10 x Table Towels
  • Stainless Steel Cuticle Pusher
  • Kolinsky Acrylic Brush
  • Dappen Dish
  • 2 x 35gm Acrylic Powder
  • 200ml Acrylic Liquid
  • Cuticle Oil
  • 100 Practice Nails
  • 100 Extension Tips
  • Acid-free Nail Primer

Syllabus

Essential Nails is the only distance learning provider that requires students to submit finished nails for assessment and certification. Thus ensuring that a holder of a EN certificate has proven competency in producing salon standard nails.

The course is split onto three parts; Foundation, Essential Techniques and Working the Whole Hand.

Part 1, Foundation;
You watch the video, read sections of the manuals, answer the test papers and where appropriate, practice on the Nail Trainer.

Introduction.
By the end of this section you will be able to;
Understand why clients want nail enhancements, and their advantages.
Identify the different nail systems and their advantages and disadvantages.
Understand the basics of being a Nail Technician.
Recognise the advantages of learning from home and the route to getting qualified as a Nail Technician.

Getting ready to learn.
At the end of this section you will have learnt all about the following subjects;
The contents of the kit of tools and products, what they are and what they do, specifically;
Acrylic Liquid. Acrylic powder. Cotton pads. Cuticle massage oil. Nail adhesive. Nail polishes. Top coat. Extension tips. Nail sanitizer. Primer. Table towels. Extender nozzles. Buffers. Kolinsky Sable brush. Cuticle pusher. Manicure brush. Files. Nail clippers. Dappen dish.

The Nail Trainer, time management and practice regime.
The outcome of this section will be that you'll understand how the Nail Trainer works and how its vital to learn and practice in a logical and consistent manner.

Salon Skills.
At the end of this section you will understand;
How to develop a professional attitude, personal appearance and surroundings.
Why your appearance is important.
What qualities make a professional nail technician.
The importance of good personal hygiene.
How to prepare for and greet clients.
The effectiveness of good manners, courtesy and communication.
Interacting professionally and respectfully with colleagues.
The principles of ethics in the work place.
Best practices for retail sales.

Chemicals - hazards and safety procedures.
In this chapter you will learn all about the chemicals used in the Nail Salon.
At the conclusion you will understand fully;
About the safe use of nails tools, specifically the file, buffers, tip removers, primers, acetone, gel prep, wipe off, acrylic liquids, accelerators, tip glues, and acrylic powders.
About the safe storage, use and disposal of nail products and chemicals.
The risks of exposure to chemicals, both for you and your client.
The health hazards of dust and vapour through ingestion, inhalation, and absorption.
The basic chemical reactions that occur in the different nail systems; acrylic, gels and fibreglass.

Health and safety procedures.
At the end of this section the learner will know about;
Hygiene.
Disease and bacteria.
Infection, why it happens and how to avoid it.
The differences between Sanitation, Disinfection and Sterilisation.
How to handle nail tools to eliminate cross contamination.

The parts of a nail.
Following completion of this section the learner will understand;
The names for different parts of the nail, how the nail grows and the different nail shapes.
About common nail diseases, how to recognise them , those that can be dealt with by a Nail Technician and those that cannot.

Pre-service rules.
At the conclusion of this section the learner will understand how to work through the pre-service check list before offering a service to the client.

Part 2 - Essential Techniques
In this section you work through the practical aspects of learning nails. Working on the Nail Trainer practice hand you are lead through a number of learning and practice lessons to build hand-eye co-ordination, improve & speed up your technique and gain confidence.

Basic techniques - Filing. In this section the learner will be taught how to hold the file correctly, to minimise repetitive stress disorder and maximise filing accuracy and efficiency.
The correct techniques are demonstrated and a practice regime suggested.
At the conclusion of this section, the student will be able to file accurately, shape a nail with perfect symmetry using even pressure and pre-determined file grips and finger positions.

The Acrylic overlay - 6 steps to perfect Acrylics.
The learner works on the Nail Trainer creating extensions on the nails and saving them on 'progress cards' at each step of the nail build.

Step 1 and 2. 

After working through this section the learner will have been taught about and had practical experience of;
Selecting the correct tools and products for the task.
Removing any previously applied polish.
Preparing the natural nail to take the product.
The speed required to complete the task in a salon.
Preparing at least 10 nails, which are then saved for assessment.

Step 3.

Tipping. After working through this section the learner will have gained knowledge about and had practical experience of;

How to select the correct tools and products for the task.
Sizing & selecting the correct sized tip.
Shaping the free edge.
Cleaning the tip well.
Applying glue to tip.
Judging the correct amount of glue.
Placing the tip on the nail - the correct angle.
How to minimise air pockets.
Gluing times.
Cutting the tip.
Streamlining the left and right edges of the tip.
Shaping the free edge.
Blending the left, centre and right seams.
After watching and practicing these techniques slowly the student is shown the techniques at salon speed, and having followed the suggested practice regime will have tipped, blended and saved at least 6 nails for assessment.

Step 4

Applying the Acrylic. 

After working through this section the learner will have gained understanding of and had practical experience of;

How to select the correct tools and products for the task.
Cleaning and priming.
The correct way of holding your brush.
Cleaning and wetting the brush.
Forming the Acrylic ball.
The different nail zones.
Applying the Overlay zone 1 - Free edge.
Applying the Overlay zone 2 - Nail crown.
Applying the Overlay zone 3 - Cuticle.
Blend the entire surface.
Cleaning and care of your brush.
Acrylic setting times.
How to check the Acrylic has set.
After watching and practicing these techniques slowly the student is shown the techniques at salon speed, and having followed the suggested practice regime will have applied acrylic to, and saved for assessment, at least 6 nails.

Step 5.

Shaping & finishing to a perfect glass like surface. After working through this section the learner will have understood and had practical experience of;


How to select the correct tools for the task.
How to recognise the correct shape required.
Streamlining the left and right edges of the nail.
Smoothing the top, middle / left and middle / right.
Buffing and applying cuticle oil.
How to ask for payment.
After application sanitation.
After watching and practicing these techniques slowly the student is shown the techniques at salon speed, and having followed the suggested practice regime will have shaped, and saved for assessment, at least 4 nails.

Step 6.

Polishing.

To enhance and protect. After working through this section the learner will have understood and had practical experience of;


Ridge fillers and hardeners.
Nail polishes and applying the polish.
How to mix the polish.
Techniques for a shaky hand.
Top coats, and interlocking to avoid smudging.
Colour combinations and matching complexions.
After watching and practicing these techniques slowly the student is shown the polishing techniques at salon speed, and having followed the suggested practice regime will have applied polish to, and saved for assessment, at least 2 nails.

Part 3.

Working the Whole Hand. Improving technique and speed. In this section the student starts practicing on 5 different nail shapes fitted to the thumb and fingers. At the end of the section the student will have prepped, tipped, blended, applied Acrylic, shaped and polished at least 6 sets of nails, with a recommended practice regime of completing another 54.

Conclusion. How to submit your completed nails.
Your test results, Essential Nail certification and route to further skills.

Reviews

Customer evaluation for "Acrylic Nail Course"
Suzanne cook - Suffolk

Acrylic course

Highly recommended

Jac - Sheffield

Great!

The course so far has been very enjoyable. It means I can get on with things in my own time and the support over the phone has been so helpful and the tutors are so lovely to chat to.

Jackie Ayres - Walton on Thames

Acrylic course

So excited to start my acrylic course with essential nails. Kim was very helpful and friendly so much help

Allie Tapsell - Cambridge

Fabulous

Loved the Acrylic course- it took me a couple of attempts but was so glad of the feedback- Jo has been instrumental in my confidence building - the support and guidance from the team is amazing- I?ve completed two courses so far and on my third- but not f

Amy Dovey - Gloucestershire

Amazing acrylic course!

loved this course everything you needed came altogether in the box you can work at your own pace and if you get stuck the lady's are very very helpful highly recommend this course you literally can not go wrong ;)

rebecca gore - golborne

acrylic course

ive just finnished my first course with EN, and i loved it, the information on the video and in the book was presice and really helped me to understand each step, also the product is of very high quality far better than anything ive been using. i think i wi

Julie Misters - Midlands

Acrylic Course

I throughly enjoyed doing this course it was the 1st course I completed with Essential Nails, I had never even had my own nails enhanced so was a little apprehensive. I needn't of worried because there was always a friendly voice ready to help me out with

Katie - York

Acrylic nails

Just ordered acrylic nail course can't wait for it to arrive and for me to get started quick and easy payment plan aswel xxx Thank you for enrolling with us Katie, enjoy completig your training :)

Lisa - Augher,co.tyrone,N.ireland

Amazing

I done acrylic course was really easy to learn Thank you Lisa,we are glad you enjoyed your course

Desrie - West London

Acrylic tips and overlay

this is my 5 course with EN loved doing this course I just got a credit pass and will be doing more courses with EN. THANKS TO THE EN STAFF FOR ALL THEY HELP

Zoe - London

Acrylic nails

I have just ordered the acrylic nails course and I'm super excited to start! I think it's fab that it's finally something I've been interested in doing but at home around the kids and work! Payment plan is brill Thank you for enrolling with us Zoe. Wel

Sarah - Plymouth

Excellent

Yippee I've just passed my first course ,the acylic course . And I must say I've loved every minute of it . All the hard work I've put in has finally paid off. And I can't wait to start the next course :-) Well done & Congratulations sarah, thank you fo

Jemma - Preston

Fantastic Course

I really enjoyed learning from home. The support was fab and even though it took me 7 months to submit my work I got my pass certificate last week :) Happy days! Now enrolled onto the gel course.

Jade - Marden, Tonbridge

Soo excited!

I can't wait to start my course :) I've always been intrested in nails Thank you for choosing to train with us Jade, enjoy your course

Donna - Aberdeen

Acrylic

Fab course. Liked learning with video at own pace. great support from staff at essential nails. amazed at how well they can see where you are going wrong by listening to you or looking at your work. have passed this course with credit.

tracey morris - United Kingdom

Acrylic Nail Course

Have just received my pass certificate in the the post Congratulations Tracey and well done on all your hard work

Kaylz - Scotland

Fantastic course!

I loved doing this course I just got a credit pass and will be doing more courses. The video is so easy to follow x

tracey morris - United Kingdom

Brilliant course

I started this course about 2 weeks ago

tracey morris - United Kingdom

Brilliant course

I started this course about 2 weeks ago

Holly - Walsall

Acrylic nail course

Ive just finished and sent off my finished acrylic and maintance course, which i hope i have passed in. I really enjoyed it and the ladys at essential nails where always happy to help and really friendly. Id recommend this course to anybody. Gina was

louise - west yorkshire

Acrylic Nail Course

i started this course about 3 weeks ago and i am loving it, i have done my first assesment which i am very proud of, and i have also been doing my friends and my own nails the course is very easy to follow and i cannot wait to finish so i can start anothe

deborah hastings - peterborough

acrylic extensions course

well what can i say , i have been doing this course about 5 weeks now and loved every minute of it , i have already submitted my work and am really hoping i have done well , i have done a lot of practice on the nail trainer and also on friends (all of whi

Maryanne - East Sussex

Acrylic Course

Great course with everything you will need to learn about Acrylic nails, I began last year it was 95% perspiration and determination, I started eight months ago and worked everyday on the course. I found the training easy to follow, with the lovely Sarah her a

Jenna - Hertfordshire

great course, support when needed

This is a brilliant course if you wish to qualify as a nail tech, unfortunatley for me, after i ordered the couse i found it hard to find the time to do it as i have children! Hi , there are no time limits on our courses, so you can take as long as you

edona - albania

great support

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Amy Bowyer - wiltshire

very helpful!

I ordered my course today through the helpline and they were so helpful, pleasant and well lovely! She gave me advise on courses, arranged a payment plan and on dates to suit me! The best customer service i had ever dealt with! Very excited to get started

Karina - Rochester, Kent

Excellent !

Ive just completed this course and passed with distinction !! Worked hard and completed in just a couple of months :) Im now addicted!! cant wait to order another course and im hoping to make a career out of doing Nails now. Thanks to everyone at Essent

janeth - mexico

los cursos se pueden enviar hasta mexico

hola muy buenas tardes preguntando si este curso de u?as lo mandan a mexico si espor distancia verdad Hola tenemos cursos en espa?ol y se puede estudiar en M?xico. Le enviaremos su curso y que regrese a su trabajo por correo postal a nosotros para la ev

Marcelle Tuckley - Birmingham

Fantastic

So far, I have completeed and passed the Nail Art Course with a distinction and the Acrylic Course with a credit. I am currently working on the Maintenance Course and will go on to the Gels after that. I have never been good at studying but Essential Na

Justin Hustwait - Kettering Northamptonshire

Acrylic Nail Course

Well as I had no prior knowledge of Nail enhancements I searched and searched for the right course and decided to go for Essential Nails training. Can I say the best decision I made The course content is very in depth and easy to follow the products you

Claire Ingram - Kettering

Acrylic Overlay

Just started this course, it is my first. arrived next day easy to follow step by step video and book, I ama enjoying learning. Thank you

Claire till - Telford

Acrylic nails course

I've just started this course. I found Sarah is very friendly and helpful and I received my course next day delivery!! Loving it so far.

Nicole Jones - Darlington

Loving it!

I am really enjoying this course. Everyone I have spoke to at Essential Nails has been really friendly and I have had great feedback from my progress card. I cannot wait to get started on the Airbrushing course to go with thse fabulouse Acrylics. Thank y

clare m - kidderminster

Acrylic nail course

I have not long started this course and its amazing, the video is very easy to follow and the course books are very helpful...great course to do!!!

zoe - worthing,west sussex

unsure

Hi im really interested in doing a nail course and these sound fab being able to do them in the comfort of my own home, can anyone let me know how they got on doing them because im unsure but dont fancy going to college to do a course because of my job.Th

Nikita swan - stonebridge

nail art

i would like to do this course beacuse it looks good and ive always wanted to do it plus i can make my self a little bit of money

Alison Baillie - Manchester

Acrylic Nail Course

Hi, I've now completed four courses, The Acrylic course, the gel, the maintenance courses and Nail Art. I passed three courses with credit and one course with a distinction. I have to say that the nail art was my favourite, but I loved doing them all. Sar

Stephanie Adeniji - London

Acrylic Nail Course

I took this course and found the instructor on the training video was well gounded and carried you along explaining why some steps need to be taking. Its really wonderful to be able to take the course at home and at ones pace. The course contents are fant

Tracey Wildman - Bedford

Acrylic Nail Course

This was my third course with Essential Nails. I can't believe I am able to train to be a nail tech at home its brilliant!! The course is very informative and helps you to create great nails. Sarah and Nikki have been so helpful since I started trainin

Natasha Carter - Bucks

Fantastic Course!!...

I got this course last year and I loved it from the start, I also did the maintainence course and have almost compleated the Acrylic Sculpting. If it wasnt for Essential Nails I dont think I would have been able to fulfil my dream of being a Nail Technici

kay smith-jeffrey - haverhill, suffolk

acrylic nail course

I would like to thank essential nails for all the support in doing this course. it was a fantastic course because you had no time limit and the payments were a great help. i would recommend essential nails to anyone who is interested in doing nails. i als

Suzy Fligelstone - Stanmore, Middlesex

Fantastic Course

Wow, can't believe I passed with distinction. Thanks to Essential Nails and your fabulous course. Not to mention the great and continuing support you receive all through the course. I found the online video and book both very helpful and the phone support and emai

Corrina Hughes - Scotland

Acrylic course

Would like to say thank you so much to all at essential nails I have started my acrylics course and loving every minute of it even if it is harder and more complex than i thought it would be but its great.

Naomi Doswell - Hastings

fantastic acrylic course

This course is fantastic, you get everything you need, all the help you could wish for......AND you could end up a fully qualified Nail Tech just like me!!! Thanks essential nails. x

Ruby Whitman - Ipswich Suffolk

Acrylic Nail Course

I have always been interested in nails but never had time to go to college ect to be able to complete a course, after alot of research i came across Essential Nails, it looked great, i could start when i want, practice when i want and have flexible paymen

Donna Caldicott - west midlands

Great service and course

I went with Essential nails after speaking to Nikki (customer services) she told me everything i needed to know helped me choose the right course and payment scheme. Delivery was very quick. The course itsself was fab, everything u needed to know and all

Lenna - hackney, london

Acrylic Nail Course.

I was very pleased with the customer service staff, they were friendly and helpful. I ordered the Acrylic nail course, maintenance course and nail art course. All the contents are of high quality and the video is very helpful. The Hand Trainer makes life so

Debbie Broome - Inverness

Looking Good

Delivery was very fast, packaged very well and the communication amazing. I would recommend Essential Nails to everyone wanting to learn. I can not wait to get started now I have everything I need, and I am sure your going to hear from me soon :-)

Debbie Leighton - Bridlington

Acrylic Nail Course

This course is EXCELLENT from placing your order to delivery which is very fast to the products. The products are very superior to other products I have seen online. The people that work at Essential Nails are there to help you and they want you to succee

lorna - Hove

great course

Really great course, great phone support too. course was here the day after i ordered it which was great as i was excited about getting started, Really enjoying it and i can fit it in around family life and dont feel pressure to have it done. When i

Marie Drummond - Dublin

Acrylic course

This course allows you to have practical work assessed; other companies only assess written work, which I find strange. How can you possibly gain a qualification for something that you have no practical experience of. Also the range of follow on courses a

Roddy - cantebury

Course

Wow, I just can not say how good this has been well recommended! I very happy with the course

Josephine Sanchez - devon

Acrylic Nail Course

I wish to thank the whole team for thier help in this course I have just this moment received my email stating that I have passed with a credit and I have two diploma's with Essenial Nails Ltd and now I can get going with a career that I didnt think I cou

michele - Fife

Acrylic

Just got my certificate for the acrylic course and just finished the gel and now doing the airbrush course. The courses are fantastic and i enjoyed every minute. I am now going to get my business cards made and its all thanks to essential nails and their

Jade - w london

Acrylic course

well what can i say!!! so helpful and very understanding, thankyou for all your help a very good course and would recommend to anyone.

Hillary - York

Acrylic course

Really enjoying my course, find it so relaxing when the kids have gone to bed, thanks for your help when i called it is nice knowing you are there if i need you.

hannah - Cornwall

Acrylic course

have recently passed my acrylic course and wanted to share with the world what a fantasic course it is!!!!! all the training materials and support from essential nails was fantastic and am so proud of myself for passing with a mark of credit!! i would rec

linda green - Manchester

fantstic

fantastic no time limit doing the gel now and the nail art

Cassy - Hull

Acrylic course

This course was very interesting and i've learnt alot it was worth every penny ,Thanks to everyone at essential nails:-)

Jessica - London

Acrylic course

These courses are amazing, you learn everything you need to know about nails, and to top it off i have got my self a great job working in a salon, this time last year i was in a job i hated and now i love what I do. Thanks you.

Sally Stevens - London

Acrylic course

Big thanks for all your help, the acrylic course was laid out really well and really enjoyed it.

Sally Nunn - Norwich

Acrylic course

I have completed my acrylic course, i am now building up a client base and still getting the full support from the Essential nails team, i will be doing more courses. Thanks.

Denise Pot - Surrey

Acrylic course

Thank you Essential nails, really enjoyed the course will be doing more.

Gemma Montgomery - London

Acrylic course

I placed my order yesterday and have just received it today. I want to say how satisfied I am with the service you provided. Delivery was very fast, packaged very well and communication was spot on. I would definitely recommend Essential

Michelle - Bradford

Acrylic course

This is a fantastic course. I didn't study much at school but I got a distinction for my nails and I feel so proud with myself. I can't wait to start seeing my ladies.

Natasha - Cantebury

Acrylic course

I can't say enough good things about this course, everyone was so helpful and I did not feel that I was on my own at all. It was very easy to follow the video and to fit in the training whenever I was free, infact I went on to do the air brush course as wel

Dionne - Auckland New Zealand

Acrylic course

Thanks for your time and thanks again for everything Im very happy with the course :0)

Jaqueline - Somerset

Acrylic course

I looked at lots of courses and decided this was the best one. I'm really pleased I made this decision as I'm now building great extensions and recieving complimnets from both clients and fellow technicians

Gel Polish Course

If you're looking to expand your skillset, there's no better time to master the art of Gel Polish application. Gel polish is the go-to choice for natural nails and extensions, offering a versatile glossy or matte, long-lasting finish that clients love.

  • Watch the on-line tuition. Practice what you see on your Nail Trainer hand.
  • Send in your completed nails for assessment.
  • Achieve a pass, credit or distinction Accredited Diploma.
  • Get industry recognised insurance with The Beauty Guild

Join the thousands of successful Nail Technicians that have learnt with Essential Nails over the last 20 years. Enrol today!

Description

Gel Polish Nail Course

Gel Polish is perfect for natural nails and nail extensions, and is the no. 1 nail finish requested by clients. It is quick to apply, has a glossy finish that does not lift, chip, or wear for 14 days. In this 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 online, 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 learned, practiced, and perfected your techniques, you simply return your portfolio to us for assessment. We'll assess your work and issue your recognised accredited certificate, to show your clients you are a professional Gel Polish Technician.

Please Note: Before starting this course, you need to have completed one of the following courses with Essential Nails: Manicure & Pedicure, Gel Tip and Overlay, Acrylic Tip and Overlay or have completed a course elsewhere that covered health, hygiene, and sanitation.

Gel Polish Course Course Contents

  • The Nail Trainer Practice Hand*
  • Welcome Letter
  • Training Online
  • 25 Refit Nail Trainer Nails
  • Assessment Folder & Question Papers
  • Progress Card
  • Student ID Tag
  • Client Consultation Forms
  • Unlimited Support and feedback
  • Assessment and Certification
  • Halo Gel  Polishes;
  • Apple Red
  • First Love
  • French White
  • Rose
  • Silver Sparkle
  • Top Coat
  • 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

Reviews

Customer evaluation for "Gel Polish Nail Course"
Mellenie Sherwood

This course was so much fun, the techniques are so...

This course was so much fun, the techniques are so effective, and look stunning. Having now completed several courses with Essential Nails, with their support I have gone from being a complete novice to a competent nail technician with a growing business.

Louise cotter

Absolutely loved this course the technique that you learn are...

Absolutely loved this course the technique that you learn are amazing. I love there gelaze polish and the colours you get in this course are just lovely. This course has given me the confidence to do art on client nails. This is my 4th completed course w

Emma Colbourne

A fantastic course gave me so much confidence comes with...

A fantastic course gave me so much confidence comes with everything you need to complete the course. It was also so fun to learn and complete and now gel has taken over my life!!

Hayley Chandler

I loved doing this course! I find gel a dream...

I loved doing this course! I find gel a dream to work with and the best thing with this course is you don't need to rush :)

Natalie Mugridgereallu

I really enjoyed this course! Arrived the day after I?d...

I really enjoyed this course! Arrived the day after I?d ordered. The gel polishes are fantastic to use. The team at EN are incredibly helpful, cannot fault their customer service! Would thoroughly recommend them and their courses!

Laurie Langley

This course is amazing. I've enjoyed working through my...

This course is amazing. I've enjoyed working through my coursework booklet and practicing on my nail trainer hand. Its brought out my creative side and is building my confidence as I practice on my family and friends nails. This is my first course with

Heather Stacey

I loved this course! It is comprehensive and informative and...

I loved this course! It is comprehensive and informative and I felt that I learned a lot about what I thought I already knew. Gelaze goes on like a dream and is fab to work with and I thoroughly recommend this course to everyone.

Amy Dovey

This one has been my favourite course yet the whole...

This one has been my favourite course yet the whole package is lush very speedy delivery literally came the next day and Gelaze apples on like a dream this course is a must! You will not be disappointed!!

Ruth Trebilcock

This is such a fantastic course to kick start the...

This is such a fantastic course to kick start the artist in any one. Step by Step guidance, easy techniques that guarantee success and a fantastic effect. This course is so much fun to do. Brilliant!

Gemma

This course was fun to do, very addictive too. Loved...

This course was fun to do, very addictive too. Loved every minute of this course. The Gelaze polish is very easy to work with, better than normal nail polish. Would highly recommend this course! x

Sara

I purchased this course, having already completed several great Essential...

I purchased this course, having already completed several great Essential Nails Courses. I love being able to do these at home, in my own time, with the support of the instructional video and the team at Essential Nails. The contents of the course is great.

Bethany Bradbury

This course just makes Gelaze even better than it already...

This course just makes Gelaze even better than it already was. It shows you different ways of doing amazing art, just using the gel polish itself. The designs are great and are taught brilliantly! Highly recommend this course.

Bethany Bradbury

This was the first course I took with Essential Nails...

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 recom

Natalie

After thoroughly deciding that its about time I turned my...

After thoroughly deciding that its about time I turned my passion into a business, I decided to go ahead and get myself a new qualification. I started this course last week and can honestly say I am in love with the Gelaze brand and the colours are just b

Katie

This is my first course with Essential Nails. I bought...

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

Natalie

I have previously completed two courses with EN (both a...

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 streaming video is brilliant and in

Linsey

i have done all the other art courses with en...

i have done all the other art courses with en and didn't know whether to bother with this one or not, but I am so glad I did!! Working with gelaze is nothing like normal paint and polish, I have learned loads of new tips and techniques. Highly recommended

Gillian

I have just enrolled with Essential Nails for the first...

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 th

Yvette

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

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

Cath

having done a few of the other courses, I had...

having done a few of the other courses, I had to complete this one, the brilliant gelaze polishes and the new designs were too much temptation, another fantastic course by essential nails, thank you and when is the next one coming out?

Alison Vickers

As soon as I opened the box I was hooked!...

As soon as I opened the box I was hooked! I couldn't wait to get my hands on this course, the amount of products you get with it is fantastic and I'm in love with the brush set and am using them in the salon. I've learnt so many new skills with this and c

julia quinlan

I have brought 3 other course but never got round...

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

lynne williams

wow i love this so much arived at 2 this...

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

Helen

This was my 1st experience with EN and loved all...

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 go

claire

i was really pleased when i received this uv gel...

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 go

Manicure & Pedicure Course

As a nail technician, it's important to have a well-rounded skillset that includes both manicure and pedicure services. Providing a basic manicure is a fundamental service that every nail technician should be able to offer.

  • Watch the on-line tuition. Practice what you see on your Nail Trainer hand.
  • Send in your completed nails for assessment and feedback.
  • Achieve a pass, credit or distinction Accredited Diploma.
  • Get industry recognised insurance with The Beauty Guild

Join the thousands of successful Nail Technicians that have learnt with Essential Nails over the last 20 years. Enrol today!

Description

Spa Manicure Course & Pedicure Course

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 skills into the ultimate luxury nail services.

This course will not only teach you the basics, but also those special pampering services  that will increase your clientele and have them coming  back time and time again. 

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 contains all the tools and products you need.

  • The 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 to practice your shaping, preparation, and polishing technique.

On completing your Manicure Course and if completed, the Pedicure course:

  • Simply return your completed case study work book  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 accredited professional certificate. There are separate certificates for Manicure and Pedicure.

Manicure & Pedicure Course Course Contents

  • Spa Work Book
  • Client Record Cards x 12
  • Unlimited Telephone, Email or Messenger support
  • Assessment and Certification
  • Re-assessment if needed
  • Skintruth Cuticle Massage Cream 100ml
  • Skintruth Creamy Cuticle Remover 200ml
  • Cuticle Oil
  • Orangewood Sticks pack of 10
  • Skintruth Nail Buffing Cream 50ml
  • Skintruth Nourishing Hand Lotion 200ml
  • Luxury Foot Spa
  • Foot File x 6
  • Polish Remover 100ml
  • Skintruth Replenishing Hand Mask, 100ml
  • Stainless Steel Cuticle Nipper
  • Barbicide Solution 473ml (16fl.oz)
  • Sterilising Jar
  • Skintruth Refining Hand Scrub 100ml
  • Stainless Steel Cuticle Knife and Pusher
  • Skintruth Revitalising Hand Soak, 200ml
  • Stainless Steel Toe Nail Cutter
  • Cotton Wool Wipes x 100
  • Natural Nail Files x 5
  • Beijing Nail Polish
  • Mont Blanc Nail Polish
  • Champagne Nail Polish
  • Base Coat
  • Top Coat
  • Manicure bowl
  • Toe Nail Clippers
  • Intensifying Strengthener
  • Toe Separators
  • Skintruth Hygiene Spray 200ml
  • Leather Nail Buffer
  • Massage Oil 500ml

* Please note that occasionally we may have cause to substitute items. We will always replace with similar products of the same value or greater.

Reviews

Customer evaluation for "Manicure Course & Pedicure Course"
Aoife O Connor

I highly recommend this course or any course with essential...

I highly recommend this course or any course with essential nails. I did this course and a further 3. The support i received is amazing. The quality of each and every product is flawless. Great career starter pack and excellent value for money

Kimberley Smith

Easy to follow course! Details video with tips not just...

Easy to follow course! Details video with tips not just on how to carry out basic treatments but spa manicure and pedicure that makes my clients feel like they are having a lovely treat and pamper !

aaliyah

i did this course really taught me alot best way...

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 .

Mandy

I found Essential Nails online and liked the idea of...

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

Sadie

I ordered my kit 2 days ago, and it's just...

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!

lynne

I recieved this course two days ago and i am...

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 lessons, I am finding this course very interesting.

Bev

Just received the call that I have passed this course....

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 online lessons were very helpful, even if you dont want to do feet just learning how to do them is fun because you choose whose fe

Sheena

Fabulous, wonderful...

Fabulous, wonderful

Lauren

I found this course very enjoyable, informative, easy to follow...

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!

Pearl

I love it, wanted to start with the basics and...

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 course material is detailed with all the essentials you need for the course and love the streaming lessons as everytim

scarlett warren

this was my first course with essential nails and i...

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

Michelle

I enjoyed my course i learnt a lot how to...

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

this was my first course as i though i ought...

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 bril

Lisa Alsford

This is the first nail course I have done -...

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 course

Natalie Rust

I must say I'm very impressed with EN Spa manicure...

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 no

Rachel Turner

Have just finished the manicure course. About to send work...

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

I ordered the course from Essential Nails as I am...

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 streaming lessons are in depth and I always thought that a Manicure and Pedicu

Natalie Hutchison

Love this course !. I have just about finished all...

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 amaz

Nicola Faulkner

I just wanted to say a big "THANK YOU" ....

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 ! Wishin

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