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Beauty Courses

Learn how to create a Sculptured Acrylic Nail Extension using forms in clear, pink and white

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Sculptured Acrylic Nail Extensions| Accredited Diploma Course

Professional one day course, you will learn how to create a Sculptured Acrylic Nail Extension using forms in clear, pink and white. This is available to complete beginners and it is also a great course to add skills you may already have learned for example Gel Extensions and Gel Polish as the two subjects compliment each other well.

This course will cover sculpturing Acrylic nails freehand using paper forms. This makes it easier to create shapes and extend shorter nails and this is very popular and a sought after treatment by the public.

In 2012 there was a 20% increase in nail bars in the UK due to demand; a massive jump and it has been growing fast year by year. 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. The nail industry is extremely fast moving and Gateway Workshops works hard to bring the most up to date techniques to learners, allowing you to offer clients the best treatments in the industry.

This is a one day course that covers this great technique and we are able to teach in a day due to the small numbers we take per class.

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 easily with our professional training.

Course Accredited by the following bodies:

Accredited Certified & Insurable Course
Price £165.00

Many students who are new to nails find this course easy to pick up and often move on to attending the manicure and pedicure or UV Gel with Gel Polish course afterwards.

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.

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, or you can bring a model if you prefer. Just let your Tutor know.

Please note - You will be working on each other so any nail extensions needs to be removed for the day of your training.

Affordable for everyone at just £165.00 per person.

No case studies are required - no written exams, a certificate is given on the day on completion of a successful practical assessment with your tutor.
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.

If you feel one day is not enough training, you are able to come back to repeat the course again free of charge. However due to small classes this is rare but available if required.

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

Do I need to have a manicure or existing nail extension qualification to attend this course?


A manicure is not part of the Acrylic Nail treatment. The tools are different from those 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 and 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 Acrylic 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 Acrylic is an artificial treatment.
Students will also learn the contra- indications, client consultations and aftercare advice.

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
  • Acrylic Sculptures using forms.
  • How to perform this popular treatment by applying Acrylic to paper forms.
  • The art of nail preparation, how to size and apply the nail tip, overlay application, Permanent French technique as well as clear, traditional finish and also Overlays to the natural nail, nail maintenance and in-fills and how to remove Acrylic Nails
  • Aftercare
  • Advice for your clients on correct treatment at home in between visits to the salon
  • 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


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 you can 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 others may be available for purchase on the training day.

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 advise 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!


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.


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!

Feedback from our Students

Feedback from Michelle Beck

This is my second course with Gateway, found the small groups really helpful and felt I had real one to one coaching! I dont live local but was happy to travel again, tutor was very knowledgable extremely personable and has a great sense of humour. Will definitely be back to see her again and would recommend her. Thank you x
Course and tutor excellent

Did the course live up to your expectations? Yes

Would you consider attending another course with us? Yes

Course Accreditations

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

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

Certifications/Qualifications Attained

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.

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