Acrylic Nail Extensions
Acrylic Nail Extensions
Course Time: 10am - 4pm*
Qualifications: Diploma accredited by The Guild of Beauty Therapists
Prerequisites: None required
Upgrade Available: Yes, this course can be upgraded to the VTCT Level 2 Award in Nail Technology
Short Description: Our 1 day Acrylic Nails course teaches you how to create professional Acrylic Nail Extensions
Acrylic nail extensions have long been revered for their durability, versatility, and ability to create stunning, customized nail designs. Acrylic extensions provide endless possibilities for expressing individual style and enhancing natural beauty. However, mastering the techniques of acrylic nail application requires precision, skill, and a deep understanding of nail anatomy and chemistry.
Throughout this course, you will embark on an immersive exploration of acrylic nail extensions, guided by industry experts and seasoned nail technicians. From mastering fundamental techniques to honing your artistic flair, our goal is to empower you to create flawless, long-lasting nail enhancements that leave clients feeling confident and glamorous.
What do I do now?
Browse through the list of available dates and select the one that works best for you. Once the booking has been made, we will send you a Course Confirmation email which will contain your login details for our elearning platform. Here you will find your course theory which is to be completed before attending your practical training. Using this blended learning style allows you to spend more time on the practical elements whilst at the school with your tutor
What happens on the day?
Once you have got settled with a refreshment, we will start eh course with general house keeping an important H&S briefing. You tutor will then recap the key points of your online theory and answer any questions you have to ensure you are confident in your understanding of the treatment you are learning. During the demonstration of the treatment, feel free to make notes, ask questions and/or take photos if you wish. You will then be able to demonstrate your ability to complete the treatment on your model/s (refer to model timings above). Your tutor will be there to assist and guide you at every step of the way. All courses will be wrapped up with a recap session, giving you the opportunity to ask any questions, ensuring that you are 100% confident to start practising from home
What happens after?
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be presented with your accredited UK Beauty School certificate. We advise giving yourself time to build your confidence and perfect your skills by practising on friends and family to start with. When you feel ready, you can go ahead and start building your client base. All course completed at UK Beauty Schools comes with lifetime support. If at any point you have any questions, queries or concerns, let us know and we will do all we can to support you
Upgrading from Accredited course to Regulated qualification
Accredited courses are a fantastic opportunity for getting a taste of what different treatments can offer your business. Upgrading an accredited course to a regulated qualification can offer another layer to your business, showing that you are working at an Ofqual regulated level and have been assessed in all areas of the treatment to demonstrate both theory and practical competencies. Upgrading can take place anytime from point of booking to 3 months after your practical training (a Trade Test will be required if you upgrade later than 3 months after your training).
Those upgrading to the regulated qualification will continue their studies at home, once they have completed their practical training. This will come in the form of a Practice Diary, Case Studies and Assignments – all of which we provide all the documentation and guidance for. You will have direct access to an assessor for support whenever you need it. Once all your home study is complete, you will return to the school for your live assessments and exams.
Where is the training conducted?
All courses are held at our Beauty Schools located in Chatham, Kent. Parking is available opposite in Union Square Pay & Display (Behind GALA Bingo).
When do we gain access to online training?
Students receive access to our online training area before attending the school. This allows them to complete the theory at their own pace, ensuring better absorption of information. It also maximises practical time, enabling tutors to demonstrate best practices and address any questions.
Diploma vs. NVQ/VRQ qualification difference?
The choice depends on your goals. For personal use or home-based businesses, a diploma by the Beauty Guild is recommended. If working in a Salon or Spa is your aim, an NVQ/VRQ qualification is usually required. Opting for NVQ/VRQ involves an additional assessment day, automatically awarding a diploma qualification.
Upgrading to VRQ/NVQ (VTCT)?
After completing the Diploma day, home study includes a Practice Diary, Case Studies, and an Assignment to demonstrate knowledge. Access to online documents and support from our NVQ Coordinator is provided. Assessments and written exams occur at the school, with home study taking 2-8 weeks.
Can a diploma be upgraded to an NVQ later?
Yes, an upgrade is possible for specific treatments. An additional fee is applicable for the upgrade, and all necessary materials for the NVQ qualification are provided. Assessment day scheduling at the school follows.
Can insurance be obtained with a Diploma certificate?
Insurance companies accept both Diploma and NVQ certificates. Our specialised insurance scheme through Salonsafe offers tailored coverage for qualified students, encompassing treatment risk as standard.
Refund policy for course cancellations?
Refunds depend on circumstances and notice given (refer to T&C). Medical notification is required for illness-related refunds. No refund is possible if online theory has been accessed/completed.
Is home study required?
Yes, home study includes online theory and practical practice after the course. Approximately 6-8 treatments are recommended for enhanced confidence. Free refreshers are offered within 6 months if additional training is needed.
Class size and model requirements?
We keep class sizes small (around 4 students) for personalised attention. Some courses may require models, and for NVQ/VRQ, students provide their own models for Assessment Days.
Attire and standards for attending courses?
Students must adhere to professional standards in attire, including a tunic or black top with trousers, covered shoes, tied-back hair, and well-kept hands/nails.
Course finish time and requirements?
Finish times vary; check the course on the website for details. Students may need to bring a pen and paper, but all materials are provided.
Accreditation and certificates?
Courses are approved and accredited by The Guild of Beauty Therapists (Diploma), VTCT (VRQ), or UKBA (UK Beauty accreditation). Certificates are issued based on meeting standards for theory and practical delivery.
Certificate issuance timeline?
Diploma eCertificates are emailed within 7 days after the course. Hard copies can be purchased for £10. NVQ certificates are issued by the awarding body.
Finance options for courses?
Yes, various finance options are available during checkout.
Before your practical day at the school, we'll provide you access to our online training area. Here you'll have access to all the teaching material required for your chosen course(s).
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