Complete Nail Technician Course

Course Level:

beginner & advanced

£395 + VAT

Salon System’s complete nail technician course offers a comprehensive training programme designed for those wishing to acquire competence as a highly skilled technician.  The course is suitable for the complete beginner and is also ideal for experienced nail technicians wishing to refresh and update their skills or change over from an existing system.

The focus of this course is to provide the following treatments

  • Manicure (45-60 mins)
  • Express Manicure (20 mins)
  • Gel Polish Manicure (30 mins)
  • Acrylic Extensions (60-90mins
  • Gel Extensions (60-90 mins)

Course Structure

The course is taught over 6 days, normally 1-5 are held Monday to Friday and the 6th day (review/assessment day) is held after a 6-8 week practice period. This is an essential part of the course and gives you the opportunity to assess your progress, review any weak areas and ask for any advice you may need.

This is a flexible learning programme where students are invited to study at their own pace; either participating for the entire week or choosing to learn a specific system.

Course Schedule:
Day 1 10am-5pm
Essential manicure (including paraffin wax treatment)

Day 2 10am-5pm
Gellux gel polish (including nail art)

Day 3 10am-5pm
Nail tips, tip blending, Gellux UV/LED hard gel nail extensions

Day 4 10am-5pm
Acrylic nail extensions, tip overlays and sculpting

Day 5 10am-5pm
Rebalance, maintenance and removal

(6-8 week practice period)

Day 6 10am-5pm
Review and assessment (written and practical).

Course Structure:

  • Salon hygiene, sanitation/health and safety.
  • Client consultation, contra-indications and client care.
  • Structure of the nail, basic anatomy and physiology (hand and arm).
  • Nail diseases and disorders.
  • Natural nail preparation.
  • Tip application.
  • Gellux UV/LED gel polish.
  • Gellux UV/LED hard gel nail extensions.
  • Acrylic nail extensions.
  • Sculptured nails using the gel and acrylic method.
  • Rebalance, maintenance and safe removal.
  • Product knowledge.
  • Promotion and marketing.


All students will receive a workbook to reinforce learning, along with products to use for the duration of the course.  Students are expected to work on each other, for this reason it is a pre-requisite that all students REMOVE any nail extensions/gel polish for practice during the course.

Approved Certificate

Successful students will be awarded a beauty certificate if competent. Students unable to achieve the required standards will be invited to return and attend another course free of charge.

Industry approvals for this course

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Available dates for this course

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