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Beauty Courses

This Advanced Course will Build on Previous Training - offering Nail Art and Gel Polish

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Accreditation & Entry Requirements

GW Advanced Manicure and Pedicure Course | Diploma Practitioner Certificate™

Professional one day training course, including - Exfoliation, Mask, Warm Oil, Paraffin Wax, Nail Art and Gel Polish. This Advanced Manicure and Pedicure Course will cover correct nail care of the hands and feet.

Includes Luxury Treatments Nail Art and Gel Polish.

This is one course that covers all these subjects, students will also learn how to polish the nail properly, as well as  contra indications and giving consultations.

Aftercare advice is covered on this Advanced Manicure and Pedicure course as well as identifying skin and nail diseases / disorders and infectious foot diseases.

This course teaches advanced techniques which help widen your treatment portfolio.

All course information is easy to find right here

You can find the full course description, times and price on this page - For venues and dates on offer, when ready simply click on the purple view dates or book now button.

Paraffin wax and warm oil are deluxe treatments which have many benefits making them very popular with clients.

Advanced Nail Art techniques are very popular and in great demand, this course includes the most up to date treatments giving you the advantage of offering a full treatment range. Traditional manicure and pedicure is still very popular, however now there is such a wide range of treatments available and this course covers  all you need to keep up with client demand.

Requirements to attend this course

You are required to have a diploma qualification in manicure and pedicure (our qualification or another training school) we require a copy of this before you attend the course.

Course Times

If you are attending our one day courses the times are as follows:

10.00am - 4.30pm Weekdays

or 10.30am - 5pm if you choose to attend on a weekend date.

For our one day courses, you will receive a 45 min lunch break and a short afternoon break also.

No case studies are required - no written exams.

Certificates are given on the day on the completion of a successful practical assessment with your tutor.


Join the thousands of students we train each year, we have a long term proven history and our feedback speaks for itself. We also look forward hearing how you get on once you have completed a course with us.

We love what we do and have passionate knowledgeable tutors who very much look forward to welcoming you on a course with them soon.

Voted Guild Awards of Excellence Winner

'Best Training School' 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019

Our Promise to you

If you feel one day is not enough training, you are able to come back to repeat the course again free of charge within 6 months when spaces are available with the same tutor.

However, due to small classes and the 1-1 attention you receive this is rare but for your peace of mind available if required.

Course Accredited by the following bodies:

Accredited Certified & Insurable Course
Price £165.00

This is an insurable course allowing you to use this therapy with the general public and charge for it.

One day insurable accredited course - maximum of 6 in a class, keeping it small ensuring individual attention.

We have many venues and dates on offer in London and all around the UK including Ireland.

Do I need to bring a model?


You do not need to take a model with you as you will work with another student on the day of training. The class runs with 2 or more people booked on and you can book 24 hours before the start date if you wish. If you do not wish to be worked on due to medical reasons, sometimes the tutor can provide one if advised beforehand.

Advanced Nail Art covers

  • Nail foils Under Heat Lamp
  • Gel Polish Application and Removal
  • Crystal Application and Designs for Finger and toe nails

We offer two manicure and pedicure courses, one that is basic and also this one which offers Gel Polish and Nail art to take your knowledge even further, offering your clients the latest trends. You may have done a manicure course with us or another school and you are looking to expand, if that is the case this is the right course for you.

In this course you will learn how to finish the nails using the latest Gel Polish and Nail art. The advantages of gel polish are that it will maintain the high gloss and colour without fading for between 2-4 weeks.  In addition it does not chip or peel and will not snap off when you strike the tip of your nail on any hard surface.

The course fee includes the Materials/products used on the day so no hidden extras to pay, you can get advice as to where to buy what you need to use with your clients from the tutor on the day of your training.

Products Used

Our beauty courses offer the opportunity to train in the technical aspects of application of the materials required for your chosen course, without losing valuable practical time trying to sell you products. We show you how to effectively use the product to achieve fantastic results, that can build your client base and your business.

Our certification is not brand specific. This is important as in some cases your insurance may be invalid if you train with a branded product detailed on your training certificate and you then change to another brand. This enables us to offer our training courses at a lower cost so you can spend what is right for you on the products you need rather than buying unnecessary and costly equipment.

What's Included in this Course

  • Hygiene, health and safety
    • Learn how to ensure top standards of health and hygiene for your surroundings, self and your clients
  • Relevant anatomy and physiology
    • Study of the hands and the nail
  • Products and equipment required
    • What to use and buy for yourself or your salon in order to perform these treatments
  • Consultation procedures
    • How to gain the correct information from your clients before you commence the treatments
  • Contra indications to treatment
    • Nail diseases and disorders, what to look out for and how to recognise these
  • Aftercare
    • Instruct your clients on correct treatment at home in between visits to the salon
  • Application
    • How to apply therapeutic hand masks, warm oil and paraffin wax to increase the cleansing and softening effects of the manicure treatment to draw out impurities, rejuvenate and protect the skin and nails.

Why learn with us?

Manicure and Pedicure courses are probably the most requested treatments a beautician can offer. We have included the most popular aspects of treatment within this course. Learn multiple advanced treatments in one day.

You will receive a full manual on the day to take home and insurance details.

The tutor will advise you about the cost to charge your clients and insurance cover on the day of training, this course has been awarded 11 CPD training points by the Guild however please check with who you registered with for their guidelines on how many points they award for one day courses as they all differ.

98' to present date
© Gateway Workshops, students are not authorised to teach this course unless through Gateway. This is a therapist course only, information is copyright and to be used with their clients only and not taught to others.

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Certificates, Times, Venue and Balance Payment Information.

Certificates are given on the day of training, a recognised Gateway Diploma qualification.

For course times, venue information, what to wear etc please use/click on the information tabs above where this information can be found.

The balance of the course fee is paid direct to the tutor and they will contact you by email as soon as the deposit is paid for the course.

Requirements for this course

You are required to have a diploma qualification in manicure and pedicure (our qualification or another training school) we require a copy of this before you attend the course.

Course Manuals

All course manuals are included in the price of the course - you will get a bound hard copy course manual given to you on the day of your training.

Our Extra Gifts to You!

You will also get a complimentary Anatomy and Physiology manual as our gift to you - worth £10!
This is given to you when you sign up for a course as an e-manual, via a link in your course confirmation from your tutor.

You do NOT have to read this before your course.

You do NOT have to bring it with you as it is for later reference if you need it.

It is an extra manual to save you having to buy Anatomy and Physiology books later saving you money.

We also send you the Gateway therapist accounts package after you have completed a course with us - complimentary worth £10!

Why Book with us?

We are an award winning school, Number One Training School (out of over 80 schools) in the Beauty Industry Survey - By The Guild of Beauty and Holistic Therapists.

And Voted The Guild Awards of Excellence 'Best Training School' by students and won mulitple years in a row! We maintain high standards and are proud of our team of passionate and caring tutors.

When you book with us you have peace of mind we have a proven track record - established in 1998 and accredited by the top professional bodies.

Certificate - Insurance - Brands

Why is our course so popular?

This is because the certification we give you allows a student to work with which ever particular brand they choose to purchase later and use with their clients.

Importantly as we teach effective and safe methods with products our tutors love to use but do not insist on the students who attend to have to continue with any one given brand afterwards to gain insurance and use what they have learned with us professionally.

This then allows students to make their own choice of brand and also means that they are not tied by any particular brand when it comes to their insurance, so should they ever have a problem and if a claim is made and they have changed brand, they would still be covered (please check this with your insurance provider) giving you a lot more flexibility.

This also means you are not tied into buying brands from us which is very restrictive which only makes the school you are buying them from money but does not benefit you. This means the certificate you gain with us gives you the freedom to use what ever brand you wish, the tutors can guide you to good products but ultimately it is your choice!

Course Accreditations

This course is insurable and accredited by the professional bodies, Guild of Beauty Therapists, ABT - Associated Beauty Therapists, Towergate.

For more information, see Accreditation & Entry Requirements information tab above

Certifications/Qualifications Attained

Gateway accredited/recognised diploma

Insurable allowing you to gain insurance and use therapy with the general public and charge.

Specialising in small classes for individual attention
Why book with us - Accredited, Established, Trusted, Recognised and Insurable Qualifications

Please Check You Have the Prequistes for this Course Before Booking

You can find the requirements for this course in the requirements section here

Who do we train?

Every year we train thousands of therapists, from Champneys Health Resort, large professional salons like Dior, leading hotels like the Mandarin Oriental Spa at the Knightsbridge 5 star hotel, the Sanctuary, John Lewis Spa, Bobbi Brown, Channel 4 as well as training therapists and complete beginners who come to us at one of our many venues.


Feedback from our Students

Feedback from Susan Todd

Fantastic day full of information taught in a friendly professional manner. Excellent value courses highly recommended. Yes. Booked five more courses!

Good choice of courses at a reasonable price all in one day.


Feedback from Jo Wright

I enjoyed all aspects of the course, and have booked another with the same tutor which I am looking forward to as well. I book with Gateway again and again, because the tutors are second to none, they share invaluable expert advice, which is even better having just 6 in the class.

I have referred to some manuals several times, they are invaluable too.


Feedback from Helen Roberts

Once again a great course with a great tutor, have done several courses with Gateway.

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