Accredited Course

The course at a glance

  • An accredited beauty course, once completed it enables you to obtain professional insurance ready to carry out treatments on the public.

  • There are two parts to the course. Online theory & a practical session.

  • Theory assessments are online and can be studied at your own pace.

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  • Practical assessments are salon based and are either 1-1 or small groups.

  • No kit needed, you will use the salons products while training

  • Learn professional and safe gel polish application and removal.

  • After the course you will gain access to the student Facebook support group and online learning portal.

Classic Lash

Course Only 


Classic Lash

Course and Starter Kit


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Course Description

Lash extensions continue to be one of the most popular beauty salon services in the UK, and according to the latest Guild Lash Treatments survey the demand for lash extension treatments shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. This course covers the technique for eyelash extension application for both individual and flare lashes, removal and maintenance. The course includes anatomy and physiology of the hair and eye, contra-indications and contra-actions to the treatment. Reception, consultation and aftercare guidance is also covered.

Breakdown of Costs

£25.00 - is a deposit for the course.

£25.00 - is a deposit for the starter kit (optional).


A minimum deposit of £25.00 is needed to the start the theory for of the course, if you make a payment of £25.00 today you will receive an email from Guild Beauty (check your junk) with a link to get you started on the online theory.


The remaining balance will need to be paid a week before your training course. You will receive a welcome email from the academy when you sign up to our course with details of how to pay the remaining balance.


Total cost of the course only - £225.00

Total cost of the course with kit - £375.00

Starter Kit

This is an optional kit which includes everything you need to get started straight away. Please note if you purchase a starter kit you will receive this on your day of practical training in the salon.

Kit Includes:

  • Mixed Classic Lash Tray (8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 11mm)

  • Lash Adhesive

  • Lash Remover

  • Lash Primer, Cleaner and Accelerator

  • Under Eye Pads

  • Micropore Tape

  • Micro Brushes

  • Mascara Wands

  • Jade Stone

  • Eyelash Blower 

  • Eyelash Mirror

Course Requirements

Guild Professional Standards for Beauty Therapists. If you have done a course with guild beauty your account will register you have already completed this, if not this mini course will need to be completed before you can access the classic lash theory. There is no additional cost for this mini course.

Online Section

  • Introduction, Reception, Consultation and Ventilation

  • Anatomy & Physiology

  • Contra-indications & Contra-actions

  • Preparation

  • Application of classic lashes

  • Aftercare 

Practical Section

  • Recap over online training 

  • Health and Safety

  • Code of Practise

  • Demonstration of a classic lash treatment

  • Demonstration of a lash removal

  • Demonstration of applying flare lashes

  • Practical assessments on providing classic lashes

  • Practical assessment on applying flare lashes

  • Lash extension aftercare

After the Course

  • You will be added to the Totally Polished Academy Facebook support group.

  • You will receive log in details for the online manicure portal.

  • You will receive log in details for the online social media guide portal.

Please Note

  • This course is accredited by The Beauty Guild making it an insurable certificate which allows you to use carry out this treatment to the general public and charge for this therapy. 

  • This course is open to beginners or existing therapists.

  • A digital copy of your certificate will be available to you upon completion of the course, a hard copy is available to purchase from guild for an additional £15+vat. You will also receive a certificate of attendance from Totally Polished Academy.

  • If courses are one to one then a model will be required for you to use for assessments, the academy can provide a model if needed. 

  • If group courses are being taught then you can work on each other and be assessed. We will let you know what is required on your welcome email once checkout is complete.

  • If you do not meet the required standard on the day of training you will be invited back free of charge to attend further training before receiving your certificate.

  • The online theory MUST be completed before your practical session day. The theory can be completed in around a week.

Course Information

Courses are available on Sundays. 

Courses run 10am-3pm

When booking please make sure you are giving yourself plenty of time to complete the online theory.


​Totally Polished Academy 

15 High Street


North Yorkshire

LS24 9AP

(Free ample parking in town, parking instructions will be sent out with our course welcome pack once payment has been received) 

How soon after enrolling can I start the course?

Once you have enrolled on a course date and paid the course fee, you will have immediate access to the online course modules which means you can start learning straight away.

How long will it take me to complete the course?

The time it takes to complete the course will depend on how quickly you learn as an individual, and also on the number of hours per day you spend on it. Most students are able to complete the course within approximately 6 hours of study. The practical element of the course will take a minimum of 4 hours depending upon the number of students.

Is the course accredited?

The course is fully accredited by the Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists for membership and insurance and follows the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for beauty, nails and holistic.

What support is available to me whilst doing the course?

All GTi courses have access to integrated email support from fully qualified therapists and tutors.

What if I am dyslexic?

Each course module includes an audio soundtrack of the course material which is ideal for students who are dyslexic.

Do I need anything special on my computer?

You will need to have a modern web browser and speakers or headphones. 

How will the course be marked?

Following each course module you will take an online examination which requires a pass rate of around 70%. For the practical module you will need to demonstrate that you can perform the outlined tasks to the skill level required.

Am I allowed to refer to text books or notes during the examination?

No. You are expected to complete online tests under exam conditions without referring to any notes, text books or online help.

What if I fail a module?

If you fail a module you have the ability to re-take the examination up to 5 times. If you fail the module you will be contacted by the tutor who will offer support before making a final attempt.

What if I fail the practical assessment?

You will need to arrange another day of training with the GTi Training Centre where your practical assessment was carried out. You will be charged for this.

Do I need to complete any paperwork?

No. All examinations are completed online and a record of your marks is displayed in your login area. When you complete your practical module you may need to fill out your details as well as a review form.

What will I receive when I complete the course?

You will receive a GTi certificate in Manicure which will be available as a download to you on successful completion of the course. You can purchase a hardcopy of the course for a fee of £15+VAT.

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