Gel Polish for Natural Nails (Shellac)

Shellac Nails Courses in Essex

Price (excl. VAT): £89.00

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Deposit Option: £50 (Only available up to 7 days prior to course start date)

Qualification: Diploma
Duration: 1/2 Day Course (Practical completed at School - Theory online)
Kit: Available at school on day 
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We use Shellac for training however, this is not a branded certificate which means you are free to choose from the many products available on the market. The Gel Polish for Natural Nails Diploma course will enable you to start treating as soon as you are qualified. As soon as you’ve booked your place, we’ll send your online account details by email so you can start the course straight away.   This will enable you to start learning the theory at your own pace, and prepare you for the practical day at the School.  We have a 100% pass rate for our students, so rest assured that we will provide you with all the support you need to pass your diploma.

Our 1/2 day Gel Nail course teaches you how to apply a professional UV cured Gel polish for a long lasting high gloss finish. Shellac, Gellish and Gellux is known to last up to 2 weeks without chipping or scratching, which is becoming a highly popular and sought after service. Our 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 complete beginners or existing therapists, no previous experience required to attend. 

Learning outcomes

  • Salon health, safety & hygiene
  • Anatomy & Physiology – Nail structure, bones of hand.
  • Understand contra-indications that prevent or restrict the application of gel nails
  • Be able to consult, plan and prepare for Gel polish treatments with clients
  • Preparation of work station
  • Be able to carry out a gel nails application
  • Nail disorders / diseases
  • Be able to provide aftercare advice for clients

Evidence requirements

  • You must be able to demonstrate a client consultation
  • Carry out Gellish and Gellux polish treatment
  • Complete theory online


  • Health & Safety
  • Anatomy & physiology
  • Nail structure / functions
  • Contra-indications
  • Nail disorders / diseases
  • Work Station Preparation
  • Products/ benefits
  • Consultation
  • Gellish and Gellux Polish procedure
  • Aftercare

Are we required to purchase a kit before attending the course?

No, all the material is provided for you on the day. However, we do sell beauty kits at our online store and can be reserved for you on the day of your course. This is very popular amongst students. The kit for this course can be found here, where it can be purchased online by clicking the buy now button.

Where does the training take place?

The training for Gellish and Gellux Nails and all other beauty courses are taken at our Beauty School based in Essex.

We provide students with online access to our training area before they attend the school, we find by doing this they are able to complete the theory in their own time and are able to absorb more information. This also means we have more time for practical, which then allows the tutor demonstrate best practices as well as answer Q & A’s.

Will I be required to do any home study?

As well as doing the online theory at your own pace, students will find that by practising at home AFTER you have taken the course. Performing approximately 6 -8 treatments, they will achieve more confidence in doing Gellish and Gellux treatments.

What do I need to know before I start the course?

No previous experience is required. This course is open to complete beginners, however before we issue the certificate you must complete your online theory.

How many students are there in a class?

We believe in keeping the class sizes small, so students have more one 2 one time with our tutors. Our normal class size is 4.

Will I need to bring a model?

No model is required; students will work on each other for the practical element.  However, if you feel more comfortable bringing your own model for the beauty course just let us know in advance, and we’d be happy to accommodate.

Will I need to bring anything?

No, everything will be provided for you on the course.

What will I achieve from the course?

Skills acquired from this gel polish course will enable you to apply gel polish to create a high gloss, lasting natural look.

Is the Course accredited?

All our courses are approved and accredited by The Guild of Beauty Therapists (Diploma).

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