Accredited Course



The course at a glance

  • 2 Accredited modules by Guild Beauty:

       - Manicure

       - Pedicure

Once you complete these modules it enable you to obtain  professional insurance ready to carry out treatments on the public.

  • The course is split into 2 sections over an 4 week period meaning learning is in sections which is easier to understand. Each module is split into two sections, practical and theory. The theory is online and you can complete this in your own time within each 2 week gap between practical sessions. Practical sessions happen once every 2 weeks and there are 2 practical session to complete this course.

  • 3 in depth module manuals that you can take home and you can refer anytime you need.

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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

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

Manicure and Pedicure

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Manicure and Pedicure Course with Starter Kit


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Course Description

This course is split into 2 sections. This course will run over 4 weeks and requires 2 visits to the Academy, once every 2 weeks.

Week 1 - £106 deposit to start the course or the full £320.00.

- Enrol onto The Manicure and Pedicure Combined Course.

- Start and complete you mini online course, professional standards for beauty therapists.

- Start and complete your manicure theory ready for your first practical session in the salon.

- A payment of £106.00 is due the day before your practical 

  manicure session.

Week 2 - 1st practical session at the Academy.

- A Sunday practical session at the Academy learning the routine of a manicure treatment and

  practising this on a model.

- After your practical session at the Academy, start and complete your pedicure theory online

  ready for your second practical session in the salon.

- A payment of £106.00 is due the day before your practical pedicure session.

Week 4 - 2nd practical session at the Academy

- A Sunday practical session at the Academy learning the routine of a pedicure treatment and

  practising this on a model.

Breakdown of Costs

£99.00 - is a deposit for the course.

£30.00 - is a deposit for the starter kit (optional).

A minimum deposit of £99.00 is needed to the start the first section of the theory, if you make a payment of £99.00 today you will receive an email from Guild Beauty (check your junk) with a link to get you started on the online theory.


You then have two weeks in-between each practical day at the academy to make a payment of £99.00. There are a total of 4 £99.00 payments after the deposit.

Total cost of the course only - £495..00

Total cost of the course with kit - £745.00

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:

  • Foot Soak

  • Foot Scrub

  • Foot Masque

  • Foot & Leg Lotion

  • Hygiene Spray

  • Gel Polish Lamp

  • Gel Polish Base Coat

  • Gel Polish Top Coat

  • Gel Polish Structure Coat (Nude)

  • 2 Gel Polish Colours (Red & White)

  • A Set of Nail Files

  • Cuticle Pusher

  • Cuticle Nippers

  • Nail Wipes

  • Gel Polish Remover

  • Soak Off Foils

  • Liner Brush 

  • & nail goodies

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 manicure theory. There is no additional cost for this mini course.

Online Section

  • Recap over online training 

  • Health and Safety

  • Code of Practise

  • Demonstration of treatments

  • Demonstration treatment adaptations

  • Practical assessments on providing treatments

  • Practical assessment on providing treatments with adaptations

  • Treatment aftercare

Practical Section

  • Recap over online training 

  • Health and Safety

  • Code of Practise

  • Demonstration of treatments

  • Demonstration treatment adaptations

  • Practical assessments on providing treatments

  • Practical assessment on providing treatments with adaptations

  • Treatment 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 course portal.

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

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

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

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

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?

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.