One day professional Manicure and Pedicure Course will cover correct nail care of the hands and feet, including filing, shaping, cuticle work and relevant massage.
This is one course that covers both subjects, students will also learn how to polish the nail properly, contra indications and consultations.
Aftercare advice is covered on this pedicure course as well as recognising skin and nail diseases and disorders and infectious foot diseases.
On completion, you will also know how to polish the nail properly both with regular colours and in French varnish finish.
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.
We have many venues and dates on offer in London and all around the UK including Ireland.
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)
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.
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.
We love what we do and have passionate knowledgeable tutors who very much look forward to welcoming you on a course with them soon.
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 piece of mind available if required.
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 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 allowing you to spend what is right for you on 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.
Manicure and Pedicure courses are probably the most popular treatments a beautician can offer. Learn the Contra-indications to the manicure treatment; skin and nail disorders. Learn nail shaping, cuticle work, massage procedures and lacquer application.
Learn how to give the perfect French manicure, learn about health, hygiene and safety for the salon environment. Also learn about preparation of the treatment room and equipment and products required.
You have two options, you can either choose this course for complete beginners or if you are already trained and looking for a more advanced course we also have this on offer. You are able to attend this course and then be eligible for our advanced course afterwards if you wish to attend both.
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.
Gel/acrylics are NOT part of this course, this is a professional course to learn how to give a manicure. Acrylics can damage the nails and are a passing trend - by learning a traditional manicure you are caring for your clients nails and your clients will return on a regular basis to keep them looking nice. This allows you a regular income rather than learning something that is here today and not required tomorrow.
Relevant anatomy and physiology is given in your manual, your manual is included in the price of the manicure course.
11 CPD course points has been awarded for this course by the beauty guild - please check with who you are 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
This course is insurable and accredited by the professional bodies, BABTAC, Guild of Beauty Therapists, ABT - Associated Beauty Therapists, Towergate.
For more information, see Accreditation & Entry Requirements information tab above
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, 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 Anne Marie Lepretre
Excellent course, very friendly and competent tutor. Really clear instructions and we covereda lot on the day. Sital made usall feel really relaxed but gave us very good one to one instructions.
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
Good feedback and the possibility of redoing it if I needed more training.
Feedback from simran
I really enjoyed the course. learnt loads in a short space of time. A great tutor made things really easy, she is really friendly and easy to work with and listen to made things very clear, got a hold of her before the courses which was great. Just a very productive and fun day !!! I did 3 courses with gateway, waxing, beautiful brows and manicure & pedicure. hopefully will do many more.
Feedback from Katerina Nazlieva
I was very pleased with the manicure and pedicure course.The tutor was very explanatory and spend a lot of time on practising,which is the main idea. She is very precice,real professional. Had a great time.
Feedback from Lucy kalogirou
My family is opening a nail shop and gateway looked like the most professional website offering this course. Turns out it was just as I thought a very good course. The tutor was brilliant, she was helpful and an all round good tutor.