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The course at a glance:

  • Accredited by Guild Beauty

  • Enables you to obtain professional insurance

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

  • There are two parts to the course, online theory & a practical session

  • 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

  • Learn how to carry out a manicure treatment

Already a student?

Click below to access the online portal

Online theory is available to start straight away

Course Description

In this course, you will be shown the correct way to care for the nails and the products required to perform a manicure. This course covers the technique for performing a basic Manicure as well as detailing the steps for a spa manicure, mini manicure and male manicure. Hand and nail diseases are detailed as well as the correct way to carry out a thorough consultation. It also includes a practical training module.   

Optional Starter Kit

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

Kit Includes:

  • Hygiene Spray

  • Hand Soak

  • Hand Scrub

  • Hand Masque

  • Hand Lotion

  • A Set of Files

  • Cuticle Pusher

  • Cuticle Nippers

Course Requirements
Guild Professional Standards.

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.

What is covered in the online course?

  • Introduction, Reception, Consultation and Ventilation

  • Anatomy & Physiology

  • Contra-indications & Contra-actions

  • Preparation

  • Technique

  • Treatment Adaptations and Aftercare

  • Practical Module

What is covered in the practical course?

  • Recap over online training 

  • Health and Safety

  • Code of Practise

  • Demonstration of manicure

  • Practical assessments on providing a manicure

  • Demonstration of manicure adaptations

  • Practical assessment on providing a manicure with adaptations

  • Business and social media tips

After the Course

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

  • You will receive log in details for the online pedicure 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 this treatment on the general public and charge for this therapy.

  • This course is open to beginners or existing therapists.

  • A model is required for this course, the academy can source a model for you if you can not get one. The academy will let you know what is required via email.

  • 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.


​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) 


Available on Sundays.

Please select the date you wish to complete your practical session on above. When booking please make sure you are giving yourself plenty of time to complete the online theory.


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.

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.

Breakdown of Costs

£25.00 - is a deposit for the course.


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 recieve 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 - £200.00