Manicure, Gel Polish & Aura Acrylic-Gel Combination Course

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Course Summary

Course details: Professional Manicure Diploma, Professional Gel Polish Diploma & Professional Aura Acrylic-Gel  Diploma
Dates: See the drop-down box on this page for course dates. [Please note: this is a 5-day course]
Venues: See options available in the drop-down box on this page.
Course Cost: £650.00 - £260.00 non refundable deposit to be paid upon booking. The remaining balance of £390.00 is to be paid direct to your educator.  (includes Aura student kit & Gel Polish Kit) All course deposits quoted exclude VAT. 
Please see our Course Terms & Conditions for further details about course payments.

Course Details

Professional Manicure Diploma Course 36 CPD points

Professional Gel Polish Diploma course - 36 CPD points

Professional Aura Acrylic-Gel Diploma course - 36 CPD points

During our Manicure course you will learn:

  • Anatomy and Physiology 
  • Natural nail health
  • Nail filing (correct techniques to achieve the right look for the client).
  • Luxury Hand Massage.
  • Application of lotions and creams to aid in good hand/nail/skincare.
  • Nail painting techniques.
  • Health and hygiene of all aspects of the treatment.
  • Standard & Luxury Manicure treatments.
  • Laws & Regulations
  • Standards in Hygiene
  • Professional ethics
  • Professional consultation techniques

    What do I need to bring to the practical training day?

    • Your training manuals.
    • Your model.
    • A packed lunch and a drink, although if you are training at Nailchemy HQ, then there are refreshments available and shops nearby.

    Course theory and practical

    After you have completed the theory section of the course and answered the evaluation questions you need to ensure you bring these with you on the practical training day and give them to your tutor for marking.

    At the practical session, you will work through a whole treatment session from set-up to aftercare and be assessed on your work. If you pass the course your certificate will be sent to you from our head office with 14 days of completing your course and you will be able to gain insurance with The Beauty Guild and other insurance providers that accept Beauty Guild Accredited certificates.

    Qualification: Nailchemy Academy Diploma.  This Beauty Guild Accredited qualification will enable you to obtain public liability insurance upon successful completion of the course.

    Course duration:

    • 8 hours of self-study time.
    • 5-day tutor led practical training. The Practical training days will consist of dedicated tutor time on the theory aspect of the course and a knowledge assessment based on self-study theory learning along with a chance to learn the required techniques and perform treatments.

    Please note that the number of theory hours required to complete this course as stated above is provided as a guideline only. The actual number of theory hours required will vary depending on the speed at which you learn.
    Course Contents:

    • 1 x Aura Acrylic-Gel Nails Diploma - Tips and Overlays - Student Course Manual
    • 1x Professional Manicure Diploma Student Course Manual
    • 1x Professional Gel Polish Diploma Student Course Manual
    • 1x Aura Acrylic-Gel Student/Starter Kit
    • 1x Gel Polish Student Kit

    Dates:  If you don't see a suitable date available for the course you want, then email us with your requirements and we will do what we can to accommodate your request. Please book early to avoid disappointment. We can also provide private lessons, please contact us for more details on this.

    Venues:  See the drop down menu for locations.

    Course Cost: 

    • £650+VAT  
    • 1-to-1 training available additional fee of £100
    • Aura Starter Student kit included:
    • 1 x Nail Prep - 16.5ml
    • 3 x 30g Aura Acrylic-Gel (colours may vary)
    • 1 x Slip Solution - 100ml
    • 1 x Base Coat - 15ml
    • 1 x #6 Oval Gel Brush & Spatula Combo Tool
    • 1 x Dappen Dish
    • 1 x 100/100 Nail File
    • 1 x 180/180 Nail File
    • 1 x 240/240 Nail File
    • 1 x Non-Wipe Top Coat - 15ml
    • 1 x Dual Forms (100)
    • 1x 7.5g Nail Tip Glue
    • Gel Polish Student Kit:
    • 1 x Non-Wipe Top Coat - 5ml
    • 1 x Base Coat - 5ml
    • 1 x Velvet Matte Top Coat - 5ml
    • 1 x Nail Prep - 16.5ml
    • 1 x Saltstone (White) - 5ml
    • 1 x Rose Quartz (Pink) - 5ml
    • 1 x Ritual (Red) - 5ml
    • 1 x Cleanse 150ml
    • 1 x Acetone 150ml
    • 1 x 180/240 grit Nailchemy file
    • 4 x 180/180 grit Orange mini foam buffers
    • 4 x 100/100 grit Purple mini foam buffers
    • 20 x lint free wipes
    • 5 x manicure/orange wood sticks
    • 1 x 15ml Builder Gel (Colours may vary)

        Please see our Course Terms & Conditions for further details about course payments..

        Course details

        This course will teach you the theoretical and practical methods required to carry out a Manicure Treatment,  Aura Acrylic-Gel Nail Extensions service using tips, Gel Polish Treatment. During your course, we will be using Nailchemy Gel Polish including Builder Gel, Aura Acrylic-Gel products which will give you the ability as a qualified nail professional to apply a full set of quality Aura Acrylic-Gel nail extensions in approximately 2 - 2.5 hours. 

        As tutors, we aim to provide you with all the knowledge needed to work in the beauty industry safely and with confidence.


        • Anatomy and Physiology
        • Natural nail health
        • Nail filing/shaping (correct techniques to achieve the right look for the client).
        • Basic product chemistry.
        • Nailchemy Gel Polish application.
        • Nailchemy Soak Off Builder Gel application.
        • Standard & infill treatments.
        • Health and hygiene of all aspects of the treatment.
        • Laws & Regulations
        • Standards in Hygiene
        • Professional ethics
        • Professional consultation techniques

        By the end of this course, you (the student) will be able to:

        • Understand laws, acts and regulations in relation to being a Nail Technician.
        • Maintain safe and effective methods of working when delivering Aura Acrylic-Gel Nail Extensions application treatment. 
        • Explain the anatomy, physiology and pathologies related to your chosen therapy.
        • Consult, plan and prepare for treatments with clients.
        • Perform a manicure treatment complete with Nail Polish application.
        • Perform an Aura Acrylic-Gel Nail Extension application treatment including French & Natural.
        • Perform an Infill & Rebalance including removal of product
        • Perform a Gel Polish treatment
        • Provide aftercare advice
        Benefits of Aura Acrylic-Gel Nail Extensions:
        • Can be used to strengthen, protect and promote growth in the natural nail.
        • Can add instant length to a client’s nails and give them the desired shape they have been looking for.
        • Can be used to create endless designs and 3D Nail Art.
        • Strong and long-lasting, with minimal damage to the natural nail if removed correctly
        • Aura Acrylic-Gel can be a more cost-effective alternative to hard gel products


          • Home study of the theory section of the course.
          • Quality practical training.
          • Great learning experience.
          • Support from our tutors throughout the course.
          • Accredited by the Beauty Guild allowing you to practice professionally.
          • If you are attending one of our private one-to-one session you will receive the treatment yourself so that you will know what the treatment feels like.
          • High CPD points gained with all our courses.
          • Highly experienced tutors who are dedicated to their therapies.
          • Comprehensive course manuals.


          What do I need to do next?

          If you would like to enrol onto one of our courses:

          • Add the course to your basket and checkout to make your deposit payment.
          • We will then be in touch with you via email to confirm your course and to arrange dates etc. The remaining balance of £390.00 is to be paid direct to your educator. 
          • You will need to complete our course application form (attached to your confirmation email) so that we can enrol you onto your chosen course.
          • Once enrolled we will be in touch to confirm the course date/time and to request final payment for the course.
          • You can still contact us via e-mail: or phone us directly on 01278 459066 to discuss any of our courses.

          Please read Course Terms & Conditions before making a booking. Once you have booked the course you have agreed to the course terms and conditions. 

          What happens on the day of the practical training?

          On the day of your practical training, you will need to attend one of our venues where you will be taught all the techniques required for this therapy. Our classes are friendly and very informative. You will need to bring a model with you to work on. Your client will need to have a consultation carried out before the training to ensure they do not have any contra-indications.

          Further details about our courses:

          • You will need to bring a model with you.
          • Our teacher will guide you slowly through each step of the course in detail.
          • Class sizes are small so you get more individual attention from your tutor.

          What happens if I Fail the course? 

          If you do fail the course based on your practical assessment you can choose to re-sit the assessment within 2 weeks of your initial assessment date. There is a re-sit fee of £30 per hour to be paid direct to your tutor. 

          What happens after the course?

          Once you are a fully qualified practitioner and you have gained the correct insurance we suggest.

          • You practice your therapy techniques upon family and friends until you become confident enough to take on your first client.
          • You can contact us if you have any questions by e-mail at
          • You can also return to us for practical refresher sessions or advanced workshops along with other skill-building courses.