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Accredited Course

Course Overview

Want to have a change in career?
Our Pedicure course covers the core elements required to transform a complete beginner, into an experienced nail therapist in the nail industry.
This course is Accredited by Guild Beauty, meaning once you complete this course you will be able to obtain professional insurance.
This course is split into 2 sections, practical and online theory. The theory can be completed at your own pace and has to be accomplished before your practical session.
Your practical session will be held at the Academy in Tadcaster either on a 1-1 basis or a small group.
No kit is required to complete your practical session, you will use the Academy's products and tools while training.
Guidance and support doesn't stop after training, you will gain access to the Academy's private support group.

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Pedicure Course


Pedicure Course and Starter Kit


Course Pricing

Course Features


Certification - Accredited by Guild Beauty.

Ongoing Support - Access to our Facebook support page once course has been completed.

Course Manual - Your go to guide for Pedicure services that you can take away with you.

Online Learning Portal - After your course you gain access to course recap, step by step tutorials, self employed starter guide and social media tips.

Breakdown of Costs

£25.00 - is a deposit for the course.


A minimum deposit of £25.00 is needed to the start your online theory, 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 no later than a day 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 - £185.00

Total cost of the course with kit - £285.00

Starter Kit

Our optional starter kit is available to purchase from the Academy. The Pedicure starter kit is an additional additional £100.00 on top of your training, which includes everything you need to get started straight away. Kit includes products and tools that you will be introduced to on your practical session.  The advantages of purchasing a starter kit is you can start practising straight away after your course.  Please note if you purchase a starter kit you will receive this on your day of practical training in the Academy.

Kit Includes:

  • Sanitising Spray

  • Foot Scrub

  • Foot Mask

  • Foot Lotion

  • A Set of Nail Files

  • Cuticle Pusher

  • Cuticle Nippers

  • Nail Wipes

  • Base Coat

  • Top Coat

  • White Nail Varnish

  • Red Nail Varnish

  • Cuticle Oil Pen

  • Nail Art Liner Brush

  • Pedicure Towel

Course Requirements

  • No previous qualifications are required. This course is open to beginners or professionals looking to refresh their skills.

  • Before you can start your online theory you are required to complete a mini course via Guild Beauty. Guild Professional Standards for Beauty Therapists. If you have done a course with Guild Beauty your account will register that you have already completed this, if not this mini course will need to be completed before you can access the Pedicure theory. There is no additional cost for this mini course.

Online Section

Practical Section




Introduction, Reception,
Consultation and Ventilation

Anatomy & Physiology

Contra-indications &




Treatment Preparation


Treatment Routine

Pedicure Adaptations
& Aftercare




Recap Online Training

Product and Tool Knowledge

Demonstration of
Pedicure treatment




Demonstration of
Pedicure adaptations


Student Practical
on Model

Pedicure Aftercare

After the Course

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

  2. You will receive log in details for the online course portal.

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

  4. Invitations to Totally Polished's monthly student treatment days.

Please Note

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

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 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, after this any further training will be chargeable.

A model is required for you to practice on at your practical session, you can invite someone you know to be a model or the academy can provide a model. See below for more information on models. Please let the Academy know as soon as possible if you require us to source a model.

Course Information

Lessons are held on Sundays, check out our latest lesson date at the checkout. If there isn't any available dates please email us and we can add an extra course date for you.

Practical courses run 10am-3pm. Models are required at the Academy from 1pm. When booking please make sure you are giving yourself plenty of time to complete the online theory.

Lessons are held in our Academy:
15 High Street 
North Yorkshire
LS24 9AP

Frequently Asked Questions

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?
You can email the Academy at any stage for any guidance or help needed.

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 Pedicure 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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