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Perfect for beginners or existing therapists wanting to level up.


Access to our Facebook support hub once the course has been completed. Opportunity to work in the Salon in a fixed position or on our session days.


You will gain an accreditation qualification through Guild Beauty. This means once qualified you can carry out treatments professionally.


After the course you will gain access to a course recap, step by step tutorials, self employed starter guide, social media tip and so much more on our online learning portal.

You are just one click away from something amazing


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Want to have a change in career?

Our Manicure course is split into 2 sections, practical and online theory. The online theory can be completed at your own pace before your practical session online via Guild Beauty. Your practical session will be held at the Academy in Tadcaster in small groups.

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 hub.

Are you ready for...


A new career and joining an incredible industry.

A job that makes people happy and feel good.

The ultimate manicure course.

Enjoying going to work again.




Course Modules


Introduction, Reception, Consultation and Ventilation.


Anatomy & Physiology.


Contra-indications & Contra-actions.



Treatment Preparation, Product and Tool Knowledge.


Manicure Treatment Routine, Manicure Adaptions and Treatment Aftercare.


Practical session & case studies.

After the Course

You will need to carry out a manicure treatment on 2 case studies.

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

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

An opportunity to Totally Polished's monthly student treatment days.

The Manicure Course


Starter Kit

Our optional starter kit is available to purchase from the Academy. The Manicure starter kit is an additional fee 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.  If you purchase a starter kit you will receive this on your day of practical training in the Academy.

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Kit Includes:

  • Sanitising Spray

  • Hand Scrub

  • Hygiene File Spray

  • Navy Manicure Range

  • Manicure Mitts

  • Manicure Towel

  • Acetone

  • Glossify Nail Files

  • Glossify Cuticle Tools

  • Nail Wipes

  • Top Coat

  • Bio Sculpture Ethos Nail Treatments

  • Beginners Polish Set

  • Cuticle Oil

  • Nail Art Liner Brush

Manicure Starter Kit


Course Information

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

Practical courses run 10am-3pm, please come to the course with bare nails.
When booking please make sure you are giving yourself plenty of time to complete the online theory.

Lessons are held in our Academy:
Totally Polished
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 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.

Are you ready for a new career?

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