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Gel Polish and Nail Art Course

Product Description

Gel Polish and Nail Art Course overview

Enhancing the beauty of your natural nails without extensions.  Very popular salon/industry treatment, allowing customers to have gel polish and nail art applied for two weeks.

This course is covered in one practical training day. You will learn the theory of the treatment as well as carry out practical assessments on live models.

Practical is carried out using a model allowing you the maximum time during the training to work upon acquiring and demonstrating the required technique.

You will cover the following on the course:

  • Health and safety and hygiene
  • Consultation techniques
  • Contraindications
  • Dry Manicure procedure to prepare the natural nail
  • Filling and cuticle work
  • Painting techniques using a single block colour
  • Application of gel polish
  • Learn nail art application, using a range of techniques
  • Removal procedure
  • Aftercare advice

Course prerequisite

Level 2 beauty therapy OR a manicure qualification is required prior to attending this course.  We provide manicure training at the Academy, contact us for prices and further details.

You will be provided with pre-course reading which will cover basic anatomy and physiology, and health and safety. This will be recapped in your session.

Course cost

This course costs £165 plus VAT (no kit included). Everything you need in your practical assessment is provided on the day.

Course benefits and progression

Gel polish is an essential skill for any therapist; It is one of the most in-demand nail treatments throughout the country, Following the course, you will be able to work from home and mobile as a nail technician offering a gel polish manicure. By learning how to apply a range of nail art styles, you can increase your nail enhancement services.

Other courses you may be interested; Express Nails and Nail Extensions.



What is Gel polish & Nail Art?
Gel polish is applied to the nail in thin layers and results in a transparent, glossy finish. Gel polish nails are quickly gaining popularity in the nail enhancement industry. They require UV light in order to cure a hard, shiny finish and are applied differently than liquid & powder (acrylic) systems; although gel is itself a form of acrylic. There is no odour, and no mixing of products together. Gels are lightweight yet strong when applied correctly.

Nail art is creative way to paint, decorate and enhance the nails. It can be done on both fingernails and toenails.

How long does the treatment take and what is the average cost in a salon environment?
Upon completing a short consultation, you should allow around one hour for an appointment. This time should reduce once you become more experienced. The average cost of a gel polish and nail art appointment is usually between £14-£22 per appointment. This price can all depend on nail design, nail technicians experience, and where the salon is based. Gel Polish should last 10-14 days, if chipping occurs within seven days, the therapist may want to consider correction.
Who is this course suited for?
This course is perfect for anyone wanting to enhance their beauty career and provide a range of nail treatments. The nail art is perfect for those who wish to enhance their beauty career. Developing your skills so you can provide an added service when applying nail extensions or gel polish.
Who will be teaching me?
The course is delivered by one of our amazing, talented and experienced commercial tutors. All of our tutors have a minimum of Level 3 teaching qualification and have widespread industry experience.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The gel polish and nail art course will be completed in one day between 10am-3pm (times may vary). You will learn the theory of the treatment as well as carry out practical assessments on live models.
Will I need to bring a model?
A practical assessment is carried out using a model allowing you the maximum time during the training to work upon acquiring and demonstrating the required technique. We recommend bringing your own model or if you can’t; let the Academy know at least 48 hours before your course. The Academy can support with finding you a model for a £10 admin fee (please see terms and conditions).
What starter kit is required?
We do not include any kits with our training course offers. However we will provide any equipment required to complete the practical training on the day. We like to encourage you to find brands, products and tools that suit you. Your tutor will be able to support you with products and tools advice on the day, and you can also refer to your course manual for this information.
What will I receive following completion of this course?
Upon completion of the gel polish course you will receive an accredited qualification and with this you will also be able to obtain insurance. We recommend you check that your insurance company insures the treatment and whether that will incur any additional costs to you before purchasing this course.
Do I need insurance to do the course?
You are covered under our insurance policy on the day of your training. However as soon as you are off site you will be required to have your own insurance. If you are a new student you can obtain a student only policy (usually around £20 a year) until you are charging for treatments. If you already have insurance please ensure you contact your insurance company to add your new service to your policy. Insurance is YOUR responsibility.


£165.00£225.00 ex VAT


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