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Beauty Courses

On this course you will learn how to create a UV Gel Nail as well as learning to use Gel Polish

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Gel Extensions and Gel Polish (UV/LED) Accredited Diploma Course

Professional one day training course with award winning school and exclusive to Gateway Workshops, we are the only training provider offering this unique accredited UV Gel Nails course which also includes the Gel Polish, making this makes the course affordable and excellent value for money.

This is one of our most popular and in demand nail course, you will learn how to create a UV/LED Gel Nail as well as learning to use Gel Polish.

This is one day course that covers both topics and we are able to teach both due to the small numbers we take per class.

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Please watch our short introduction video, showing you what to expect from our beauty courses and to learn more.

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Then scroll down this page to view all the course information, content of the course, price, venue and dates available.

This is a recognised qualification that you can use professionally - For full course content please scroll down this page

You are not required to have a qualification in nail manicure to attend this course as this is a stand alone treatment.

Achieve stunning results for your clients quickly and easily with our professional training.

Many students who are new to nails find this course easy to pick up and often move onto attending the manicure and pedicure course afterwards.

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.
  • UV/LED Gel Nails
    • How to perform this popular treatment by applying UV/LED Gel Nail extensions as well as finishing the treatment by applying the biggest trend at the moment, Gel Polish.
    • The art of nail preparation, how to size and apply the nail tip, overlay application, Permanent French gel technique as well as clear, traditional finish and also perfect finish with Gel Polish which will give you  a wide range of colours to finish the nail as well as the traditional method, nail maintenance and in-fills and your tutor will talk about how to remove Gel Nails and Gel Polish.
  • Aftercare
    • Advice for your clients on correct treatment at home in between visits to the salon.

We Train Celebrities and Social Media Influencers

The celebrities are all after this look - now you can offer your clients the perfect nail look that is in demand!

We offer this course at many of our venues across the UK and Ireland.

We train Bobbi Brown and Channel 4 Make up Artists in our award winning beauty courses, top hotels and spas.

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.

This one day accredited diploma course is open to complete beginners or existing therapists, no previous beauty or massage experience required to attend.

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

From around 2012 there was a 20% increase of nail bars in the UK due to demand, each year there is a massive increase so when you attend this course you will learn the new techniques the clients are asking for, keep up with demand and add this training to what you offer.

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, if you do not wish to be worked on we also have head dummies and also can on request provide models if required. 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.

Course Times

And also Dates & Venues Information

This information can all be found by going to the very top of this Page - Simply scroll up and then click on information tab link button of choice.

You can find the price, venue options and dates all located at the top of the page next to the 'Course Explained' Link 

Voted Guild Awards of Excellence Winner 'Best Training School' 5 years in a row.

We Love what we do and have a passion for teaching.

Our Promise to you - Repeat Your Course if Needed

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 or Approved by the following bodies:

Accredited Certified & Insurable Course
Price £165.00

Products and Kits

We provide all the materials to use on the day and this is included in the price of the course and VAT is also inclusive in the price, no hidden extra costs.

If you would like to buy a kit to use with your clients, the tutor will be happy to point you in the right direction as often we have companies that offer discounts for these.

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.

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

This course holds between 5 - 13 CPD points (all professional bodies are different please check with the one you are registered with for confirmation of points they award for one day courses)

Do I need to have a manicure qualification to attend this course?


A manicure is not part of the uv gel nail treatment. The tools are completely different to what is used within a manicure.

The only skills that are similar are cuticle work, which is still different as with manicures the hands must be soaked with nail extensions the cuticle prep is dry.

The Anatomy and Physiology is the same in our manual for both courses so there is no difference there.

A Manicure is a completely different treatment to Gel nail extensions. You will have professional tutors teaching you so picking up the skills will be easy. A manicure is about natural nail care and the Gel is an artificial treatment.

Students will also learn the contra indications, client consultations and aftercare advice.

We teach the Gel Nail Extensions and in the same one day course we also teach the gel nail polish application (similar to shellac/gelish/gelux) so its a 2 in 1 course both application of Gel Extensions and Gel polish.

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, so that will build your client list and your business.

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

Some of the beauty courses have kits available to buy on the day enabling you to continue to build your confidence and skills immediately upon your return home.
Your tutor will advise you if a kit is available for your course, when confirming your booking. Some kits may require payment in advance and other may be available for purchase on the training day.

Affordable Prices with a High Standard of Teaching

Relevant anatomy and physiology is given in your manual, the manual is included in the price of this course and covers everything you have learnt during your days training.

There are no previous qualifications or knowledge required to take the course, beginners are welcome.

The tutor will advice you about the cost to charge your clients and insurance cover on the day of training.

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.

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.

Course Accreditations

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

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

Every year we train thousands of therapists, from Champneys Health Resort, large professional salons like Dior, The Mandarin Oriental Spa at Knightsbridge and the Sanctuary as well as training therapists and complete beginners who come to us at one of our many venues.

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!

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 Becky Friend

Brilliant course, fantastic tutor who was very thorough, kind and patient. I have come away feeling very confident and will be booking more course. Thank you!


Feedback from sarah barakat

Tutor was very friendly and made us feel very welcome. She was very informative and took the time to answer all questions. I would highly recommend this course.

Did the course live up to your expectations? Yes

Would you consider attending another course with us? Yes

Was the tutor easy to contact before and after your course if needed? Yes

Did you find our manuals useful? Yes
What made you decide to book with Gateway
Previously did a course with gateway.

Where did you hear about Gateway? Google

Did you find this web site easy to use? Yes


Feedback from Abigail Hall

Fab course & really enjoyed it! Learnt a lot in such a short period of time. Definitely recommend!!


Feedback from Jaswant Kaur Sudan

Very proffessional and delivered the course with excellent easy steps instructions. She did not rush at all and listerned to all questions.

Did the course live up to your expectations? Yes

Would you consider attending another course with us? Yes

What made you decide to book with Gateway
Local area where course was held and at a affordable price. Website was very informative and easy to book.


Feedback from Daisy owusu

Fantastic tutor, very calm and patient throughout the whole day. Explained everything so we understood each bit of the routine. The venue was cosy and inviting. I enjoyed the course and she made me feel extremely confident moving forward.


Feedback from Louisa Buck

This was my first experience of any beauty course, brilliant tutor and made us all feel at ease right from the start. She enabled us to work at our own pace, with no rushing also shared her wealth of knowledge with us and explained parts I didn't understand really clearly. I came away having thoroughly enjoyed the course, feeling confident and excited about my new venture! Thank you!

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