Complete Gel Nails

Complete Gel Nails
Gel Polish Course, Excluding Nail Trainer
Gel Polish Course, Excluding Nail Trainer
Gel Nail Courses, Including Nail Trainer
Gel Nail Courses, Including Nail Trainer

Professional Accredited Qualification
Equivalent to a 14 day Course
No time limits
Payment plan available
Unlimited Student Support
Better value as a package
All tools and products included

The Complete Gel Nails Course will cover everything you need to know about working with Gels to create extended nails and Gel Polish on extended and natural nails.

The Complete Gel Nails Course includes:
  • Gel Extensions Course
  • UV Gel Polish
You will save £99.00. Normal combined price of both courses £618.

Gel Extensions Course

Gel Nails are the current talk of the town and are the second generation of nail enhancements after acrylics that have took 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.

Gel Polish Course

Gel Polish has taken the industry by storm and demand from clients for this service is high. Why? Because Gel Polish is perfect for natural nails and nail extensions. It's quick to apply, has a glossy finish that doesnt lift, chip or wear for 14 days.

In this newly released Gelaze® 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/Certification 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.

Gel Tip & Overlay Course

Gel Tip & Overlay Course Contents
• The Nail Trainer® Practice Hand*   • 9 Watt LED Lamp   • 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

UV Gel Polish Course

UV Gel Polish Course Contents
• The Nail Trainer® Practice Hand*   • 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.

You will recieve one Nail Trainer® with this package.

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EasyPay 4 monthly payments 0% APR*
Choose the EasyPay option at the checkout. Your purchase price is split into 4 equal payments. A deposit of 25% is taken straight away** and a further 3 equal payments will be taken from the same debit or credit card at monthly intervals.***

12 month plan 0% APR*
You pay a 25% deposit, and if approved for credit, the balance is split into 12 monthly payments. The Credit plan is run by Pay-It-Monthly, and is not currently available on-line, so please contact the office on 01 440 820 999 or click on the LiveChat button to apply. We'll send you an application email with a link to the application form. You'll receive a credit approval decision within 24 hours.

* We will carry out a simple credit check for the EasyPay 4 payment plan. The 12 month plan involves on-line, ID, credit and affordability checks.

** The first payment is taken from your card when your order is shipped. This is normally the same day or the next day.

*** Remaining payments are taken on the same day of the month. For example, if you placed your order on the 24th January, the remaining payments will be taken on the 24th Feb, March and April. Call the office on 01 440 820 999 if you would like different dates to be set up.

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Corinne , Inverness

Have just stared and is going really well order came a lot faster than they said. Great to just do it in your own time when you can as I am a full time mum and in full time work too.

Fabulously fantastic

Emma Colbourne , Worthing

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!!

Great course

Hayley Chandler , Lincoln

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 :)

UV Gel Polish Course

Laurie Langley , Liverpool

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 essential nails and I can honestly say I love it and I'm ordering my second course over the weekend. Thank you Essential Nails.

Great Course

Heather Stacey , Dorset

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.

Brilliant course

Lyndsey lancee , Haverhill

Great course! A great addition to add to my little business

Excellent vale for money!

Amy Dovey , Gloucestershire

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!!

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Julie Misters , mIdlands

This was the 2nd course I did from Essential Nails, I really enjoyed the course I had already mastered a lot of the basics like prep, and tipping, so was able to complete this course with no problems at all. The gel included in the kit was easy to work with and gave a lovely finish to the nails. I highly recommend anyone to give this course a go.

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 :)

loving it!!!

Kristina , Wiltshire

I'm really loving this course. I already imagining designs I am going to create once I finish this course. I love working with gel. Never thought I will be so into learning something,but this course got me in to the mood of practicing lol I have been buffing and filing for days and still can't get enough of it :) Thank you very much EN team. xx

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.


Aisha , crawley

enjoyed my spa maincures and pedicures course ...passed that and now doing nail art . Due to some health problems could not go to college but with this course i can do a couple of hour a week in my own time and practice to become better each time ...

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!!

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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.


Sally Holmes , Barnsley

Essential Nails are great cant knock them at all, I planned to go to college to do the nail courses but i ended up having my little boy 8 weeks prem so leaving him and going to college was not an option anymore so started through Essential Nails and I have just completed the acrylic course which only took me 3 weeks and now doing the gel course and i love it, I can fit doing courses round my home life as I have 4 children and the support and help is fantastic always someone their to help.

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Bibbi Lundström , Sweden

Thank you for everything, The course was easy to learn and the service was the best. //Nagelgallerian

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Donna , Aberdeen

Thank you to all at Essential Nails, great support and great at answering all my questions. This was the first course i did with essential nails. It took me about 3 weeks to do. I have passed now. The Gluing the tips on was the hardest part for me but with reassurance and lots of practice I got there in the end.

Brilliant course!

Kaylz , Scotland

This was my first course I had done, but before this I didn't have a clue where to start on nails. I have 3 young kids and these courses r excellent to fit in when I could! I got a credit pass and have taken out more courses but I wouldn't be what I am now if it wasn't for essential nails so thanks so much to use all for all help and support! X

Love It

kelly , Birmingham

I got my course not long ago and i love it the video is very good and so easy to follow i had no idea how to do nails before i got this and now i can prep blend shape ect. I will deffo be getting more nail course's from here :)


Joanne Stirk , Leeds

I have been looking for nail courses to fit in between school times as I have two young children. All the classroom courses I looked into ran over these times, so was impossible for me to attend. Then thank goodness I found essential nails on the internet and ordered their gel nails course. Delivery was fast and the customer service and support absolutely brilliant. The course is easy to understand, it's great. Without the EN course I wouldn't have been able to learn nails. So thank you Essential Nails.

Thank you

Lucy Hancock , Dorset

Once I've completed my Gel course I will hopefully go on to do the acrylic tip and overlay course. (and probably all the others too!!) I really admire your customer care at EN, I often look at your facebook page which is full of fantastic advice and support. Thankyou very much Lucy

Excellent Service

Alison Elston , London

Hi guys, I have just ordered the Gel Nail Course kit and I am so excited to start learning. I had a very plesant experience on the telephone speaking with on of the customer advisors, who arranged a payment plan for me - which is very convenient! I cannot wait to start learning at home..Everybody seems very nice at Essential Nails and everyone is very keen to help..I am looking forward to ordering more products from you in the future when I have completed this one..The Nail Art one seems to be the one I am going to take up next! Lets see how this one goes first. Many thanks for all your help. Alison x

Guild Award Vote 2012

Michelle Gardner , Wiltshire

Hi Guys, I just wanted to let you know that I have already voted for you in the 3 categories you are short listed for: • Best Customer Service • Best Supplier Specific Training • Best Nail Company I sincerely hope everyone else takes the time to do this as well as I think you and the whole team are absolutely excellent. I look forward to hearing the results and wish you all the luck in the world. Whatever happens you are my number one always !!! Thanks for the great Customer Service, Excellent training and support and generally being the best nail company I have ever dealt with. Kind regards to you all, Michelle Gardner

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Bev Richards , London

The Gel Course is a must (first course) if you are interested in nails. The DVD and book was very very useful also having Sarah to speak to when I needed to was great. My daughter no longer has to visit the nails shop because I happily do them for her and her friends. I am so glad I choose this course and have since completed Nail Art and am now on Fibreglass. Thank you Essential Nails

Gel & Maintaining Nail Course

mary Kendell , Germany

This was a Brilliant first Course, The step by step DVD was very insightful and luckily for me i have been able to answer all questions asked of me by clients. The book is Brilliant and goes in to great detail and as always the tutors were at the other end of the phone should i need them. It took me a while to get used to Gel as my background was acrylic but this system seems to be what the client wants. The maintenance course was an excellent addition and a must have for any nail tech. i defiantly recommend buying them together as it is better value for money.

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Kim Lochlin , Crawley, West Sussex

I have recently passed my gel course with Essential Nails with a Credit ;o) I had trained in gel nail extensions but this was about 10 years ago. So after deciding this is all that i want to do, i decided to get retrained. The book that comes with a course was a must read for me, it gave so much information along side the DVD, which showed techniques in great detail. I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to train in gel extensions. I was able to do this course at my own pace. On average i put about 6-8 hours in per week and i think it had taken about 3 months to complete. I now have the confidence to do nails again. Support staff at Essential Nails are the best your going to get, they are always at the other end of the telephone no matter had big or small your question is. Would highly recommend

From Delivery to Course 100% happy.

Donna Wild , Kinghorn, Fife, Scotland

Ordered the gel course on line and received it 2days later. The course is fantastic and you can go as fast or as slow as you like. If you get stuck and need help there is help either on there phoneline for students or on there Facebook page where Sarah is happy to answer or all off the very helpful students. The dream products are fsntastic and when I do finally get my certificate off qualification and start on paying clients I'll defiantly use the dream products. Thank you so much.

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Ally , Stockport

Ordered on the friday of BH wkend and it arrived the tuesday as promised. Staff at Essential nails were extremely helpful as i have never done nails before and helped me to choose the right course and package to suit me (a complete beginner) Love the easy to understand book and DVD, Now i just need to get started and start creating some mini masterpieces. 10/10 for everything, Thankyou!

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Lilian renton , Scotland

Great course very rewarding as a hobbie, or employment. Great support from all the staff at essential nails.

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Emma , Farnborough

I bought this course after looking for something to do whilst on maternity leave and its FAB. Its really easy to follow and you can fit it in around you. I passed with a credit and am very excited to get started Cannot wait to do another course, loving the look of the Nail Art!



I have just passed my Gel Nail course with a credit and I am over the moon. I have had the course for over 15mths but only been able to concentrate on it from this yr due to surgery so the fact that there is no time limit on any of the Essential Nails Courses is great. Its such a fantastic feeling when you pass your course and they are so addictive because now I am working on the Nail Art Course and just purchased the Nail Airbrush course for when I have completed that. The Nail Art course is just as fantastic as the Gel Nail course was to do. I will definitely be recommending Essential Nails to all of my future clients. I would also like to say a massive thank you to Sarah and the team as I couldn't of done it without your tutoring. Thanks Guy's xxx

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Tracey Blay , Manchester

I purchased my Gel nail course well over a yr ago but due to having 2 back operations I had to take quite a long break whilst I recovered but I have been working on my course now for a couple months and I am submitting my work within the next week or so. I would really recommend any of the Essential Nails courses to anybody that is interested in learning Nails, you get great support from the sales girls, your tutor (in my case Sarah has been a diamond). I have already purchased my next course which is the Nail Art course and will be starting that as soon as I have finished this one.


Lisa Alsford , Milton Keynes

I enrolled on the Gel course after starting the Spa Manicure and Pedicure course. The DVDs make it so easy to start learning, there is much to learn but the step by step lessons break it down into manageable chunks. My decision to train as a nail tech has certainly turned out to be fun, finding the time is easy and by doing an hour at a time I don't feel that i'm overwhelmed. I look forward to learning as much as I can and working hard to become a top nail tech! Thanks to all at EN for being helpful and informative! Learning a new skill is fun and rewarding. Charting my progress makes the results easy to see and spurs me on to finish this course and start the next!


Lisa Goudy , Bury St Edmunds Suffolk

This was my first ever venture into the world of nails I had never done anything like this before and I loved it. It was challenging yet addictive and I enjoyed every minute of it. I highly recommend EN, I managed to gain a credit on this course down to my commitment, an excellent teaching DVD with Gina as your mentor and superb help at the end of the phone. I will be doing more courses and look forward to my future as a fully fledged nail rech. Thank you EN.

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Tracey Wildman , Bedford

This was my first course with Essential Nails. The course is brilliant and put me on the right path to becoming a nail tech. Once you master the air bubbles when applying the nail tips, the nails you create provide great satisfaction. I would recommend this course as a good first course to any new student.

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Nicola Robinson , East Yorkshire

I was so excited to start this course. It is ideal for anyone who feels they don't want to be rushed. I have some health problems and found the no time limit on Essential Nails Courses ideal. The course is excellent. The dvd is so comprehensive and there is so much to take in. The study book compliments the dvd so well. When I needed assistance everyone one was fantastic. They gave me confidence when I was struggling with blending the nail tips. I have enjoyed the course very much and am about to start Course 6 Maintaining Nail Extensions.

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Sue Prescott , South Wales

I would give this course ten out of ten!!!! Not only do you get fantastic products in the kit, you get really lovely ladies offering help whenever you need it!!! A few times I nearly gave up due only to impatience but one phonecall and confidence was restored!!! DVD and book are easy to follow. Love this course!


solveig , denmark

hi i would like to thank essentialnails so much.this is absolutly the best courses ever.i always been in a wheel chair so i can use my hands.i never though i would be good at something but always loved beauty and nails. this has given my everything.now i am something and something i love.and its fun and i can do what i want and when i want and work as anyone else.thank you for everything essentialnails. love solveig

Letasha Ellaway

would deffinatly recommend, quick delivery, friendly advisors and very helpful, the course is easy to follow and comes with everything you need i am looking forward to completing the gel course and going on to the next one

Excellent course Thank you

Loraine Pickering

Thank you to you all, I have almost completed my gel nails course, and REALLY enjoyed it. Quality products, quality support, everything included to get started. Done loads of friends nails and they loved them!! already part way through maintenance and nail art course....which is Brill, and just enrolled on acrylic course today. Looking forward to a new career as a mobile nail tech. THANK YOU ALL SOOOO MUCH. Dont just think about it ENROL TODAY!!

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Josephine Sanchez

I didnt think i would have enough time to do this course but once i got into it i couldnt stop. I am a mum of 3 and it was hard with kids home and course but once i realised that i could do this in my time with no pressure at my own pace i found it very easy. Well as i said it was brilliant and i passed thank you essential nails. Also only yesterday (16.07.08) I ordered my Acrylic Course, cant wait to get started.... wish me luck

Samantha Gardens

I have loved every minute of this course, i will do more training with Essential nails.

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Zoe Martin , Norfolk

Thanks for all your support, i now feel ready to go out and do nails, will be ordering my next course very soon

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Emma Thompson

Customer service has been great, I bought the gel nails course from you and it is brilliant, the website is fab and I have been taken on as a trainee at a local salon already! I love my new job and it's all thanks to my brilliant experience with Essential Nails!

Michelle Guy , Luton

Only two months ago i was thinking about starting my own business as a nail tech, and now it has come true, these courses are great and i am always learning, thank essential nails can't wait to start my next course.x


Just want to pass my thanks to everyone at Essential Nails. I really can't praise your company enough. From the day I rang up for your brochure to present day everyone was friendly, helpful and made me feel at ease. I love my new job as a nail tec!!!!!!!! Thank you.

Pauline , Ipswich

Enjoyed every minute of the course, thank you for all the support and help given to me over the last few months, i will be booking myself onto the next course in a few days, thanks again.

cassy box

i think essential nails are excellent i have already done the acrylic tip and overlay course and i have just purchased the gel nails course .All the tutors at essential nails are very helpful and always there for you.

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Joanna Sear

Really good course, I learnt so much more than my college course where the tutor knew nothing about nails!

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Sonia , London

I could not believe how easy it was to do this course as I am also a full time mum and did not think that I would have enough time to finish it. Because there was no set finish time for the course I just did my practicing when the kids had gone to bed and did not feel pressured at all.

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Trudy Britton

I am very impressed with the course. I'm looking forward to completing my gel course and then on to my acrylic course which I have already purchased from you. Brilliant site easy to use (not like some). Trudy


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