Gel Polish 

Accredited Course

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The course at a glance:

  • Accredited by Guild Beauty

  • Enables you to obtain professional insurance

  • Learn professional and safe application and removal

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

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

  • Course also covers starting up, pricing yourself, photography and social media

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

Course is available to start straight away.

£225.00

See payment options at bottom of page

Course Description

Gel Polish services continue to be the most popular treatment on offer at beauty salons and its not hard to understand why; there is a no risk of a client chipping or smudging the polish at the moment they step out of the salon unlike traditional polish. Gel polish is super glossy and can last up to several weeks. This course is to develop your skills in the latest application of UV/LED gel polish. Applied over natural nails of added strength and beautiful colour.

Breakdown of Costs

  • £25 for online theory course.

This needs to be taken before your practical day course. Theory is done online through beauty guild, and we will set this up for you. This is a great option as you can study at your own pace, studying theory before your day course means more time for practical. 

  • £200 for practical course.

This will take place on a Tuesday, Saturday or Sunday, once you have completed your theory, dates will be sent over to you to book. Course will run 10am - 3:30pm with a 15 min break for lunch. (times are approximate)

Course Requirements

  • Guild Professional Standards and a relevant Manicure/Pedicure/Nail Enhancement qualification.

What is covered in the online course?

  • Introduction, Reception, Consultation and Ventilation

  • Anatomy & Physiology

  • Contra-indications & Contra-actions

  • Preparation

  • Technique

  • Treatment Adaptations

  • Maintenance, Repair & Removal

  • Aftercare 

What is covered in the practical course?

  • Recap over online training 

  • Health and Safety

  • Code of Practise

  • Demonstration of gel polish and BIAB structure layer

  • Demonstration of a removal of gel polish

  • Practical assessments on applying gel polish and removal of gel polish

  • Gel polish aftercare

  • Business and social media tips

Frequently Asked Questions

How soon after enrolling can I start the course?

Once you have enrolled on the course and paid the course fee, you will have immediate access to the online course modules which means you can start learning straight away. Practical training will be provided within three weeks of completion of the theory aspect of the course.

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 there a time limit for completing the course?

No.

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. Please feel free to run our free trial module to check if the course will run on your computer.

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.

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.

Location

​Totally Polished Academy 

15 High Street

Tadcaster

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) 

Date

Courses are available on Tuesdays, Saturdays Sundays.

(Please note Saturday classes are in the afternoon.

Once online theory has been completed you will be sent a list of available dates for a practical day to be booked.

Time

10am-3:30pm (15mins break for lunch, it is advised to bring your own lunch, in the town centre there is a cooplands, subway, local sandwich shops and tearooms but sometimes these close on a Sunday.

Payment Options

A minimum deposit of £25.00 is needed for the theory side of the course. Once £25.00 is made you will receive your theory information. To be able to book onto the practical course the remaining balance needs to be paid. To pay the minimum deposit click the 'book now' button above. If you would like to put down a larger amount for your deposit or pay in full please email totallypolishedbeauty@gmail.com to make the payment.

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