*For individual course information please select the course you are interested in on or academy page*


Course offer is available on:

  • Gel Nails
  • Manicure
  • Pedicure
  • Classic Lash Extensions


Course Structure

Our courses are split into 2 sections.

1. Online Theory -  this can be started straight away and has to be completed before your practical session. You can complete this over lockdown.

2. Practical Session -  This can go ahead once lockdown is over. This is one day at the academy in Tadcaster. You will see live demonstrations and have a practical assesement.


Optional Starter Kit

This 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. A kit is not requried for the practical day, you will use the academy's products.


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 accredited course. There is no additional cost for this mini course.


After the course

  • You will be added to the Totally Polished Academy facebook support group.
  • You will receieve log in details for the online gel polish portal.
  • You will recieve log in details for the online social media guide portal.


Please Note:

  • This course is accredited by Guild Beauty making it an insurable certificate which allows you to use provide treatments on 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 recieve a certificate of attendance from Totally Polished Academy.
  • 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 centre, parking instructions will be sent with our course welcome pack once course payment has been recieved)



Available on Sundays.

Dates will be released as soon as a date for lockdown ending is annouced.



10am-4pm (30mins 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)


Accredited Courses Offer

What course could you like to book?
Would you like an optional starter kit?
Would you like to pay in full?
  • Please Note

    £25.00 - is a deposit for the course.

    £25.00 - deposit is required if you want the optional starter kit.

    £150.00 - is the full price for the course only.

    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 receive a welcome email from the academy when you sign up to our course with details of how to pay the remaining balance.