manicure & nail technician course - babtac related image

Acrylic nails are the original extension system and the most popular with nail technicians and clients worldwide, holding 50% of the nail market.  A two-component system using liquid and powder, that creates beautiful, natural most definitely the strongest most versatile of all nail enhancements. This is the system every serious nail technician has to master in order to provide a full service. 

Gel nail enhancements are now one of the most popular treatments in the beauty industry and are hailed as being easier to apply than acrylics.  Gel is an excellent alternative to acrylic, for clients who find the odour overpowering, or are prone to allergy, or just want a change.

Upon successful completion of the course you will have acquired the skills to perform all aspects of nail treatments, to include manicuring basics and spa manicure, acrylic or gel nail extensions techniques, using tip and overlay, sculptured, infills, backfills, removal and maintenance. Also the nail anatomy, nail disorders and contra-indications to carryout manicure and nail extensons treatments safely and efficiently.  


This course is designed for students with no prior knowledge or experience of nail care who wish to gain a manicure and nail technicain qualification. 


You will gain a highly recognised accredited diploma upon successful completion of the course. This course is accredited by BABTAC (British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology) which allows you to obtain public liability insurance to work in salons and spas in the UK and overseas. For continuing professional development the manicure course carries 22 CPD and the nail technician course carries 42 CPD credits.


Short Intensive Course
£150.00 (Acrylic nail kit)
Examination Fees:
Start Date:
Wed, 7th November 2018
6.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m.

Manicure course information

Manicure training involves 2 full days, then home practice and completion of 4 case studies, returning for a troubleshooting session and practical assessment in 2 weeks.  Students are required to work on each other for the duration of the course, therefore in preparation students must remove any acrylic nail enhancements or gel nail polish prior to the course.

Nail technician course information

Nail technician training involves 3 full days in acrylic liquid and powder system, plus home practise and completion of 10 case studies in the acrylic liquid and powder (5 acrylic french extensions and 5 acrylic clear extensions with a mixture of tip and overlay and sculptured) and 1 day gel conversion with a practical assessment.  The course consists of theory and practical, students competence and confidence will improve over time, with regular practice to perfect the skills taught during the course. 

Assessment information

Students will need to provide a model for the practical assessment on the final training day. Certificates will be awarded to candidates on presentation of 4 case studies, manicure and 10 case studies acrylic liquid and powder nail technician. Case studies must include, client consultation and photographs of before and after application of nail extensions. In preparation for course students must remove any existing nail extensions prior to the course.nails)

Course contents

  • Professional standards 
  • Hygiene 
  • Contra indications & contra actions 
  • Client consultation
  • Anatomy & physiology of the nail, hand and arm 
  • Nail diseases and disorders
  • Consultation and nail analysis
  • Manicure theory and product knowledge
  • Manicure procedure
  • French manicure procedure
  • 3 levels of manicure (essential, delux, luxury)
  • Nail systems
  • General tools, equipment & products
  • Chemistry acrylic/gel products
  • Treatment preparation
  • Tip application and blending
  • Form fitting and sculpting technique
  • Product application, pink and classic french pink & white
  • Filing and finishing techniques
  • Maintenance procedure re-balancing, back-fills & removal
  • Nail biters
  • Aftercare
  • Repairs
  • Troubleshooting 
  • Marketing & promotion
  • Case studies & assessment

NSI attraction acrylic kit includes (included in course costs)

  • Anti-bacterial spray - sani-pure 2fl oz
  • Brush cleaner 23 oz
  • Cleanse 2 fl oz,
  • Attraction nail liquid 4fl oz
  • Sheer pink 40gm
  • Totally clear 40gm
  • Radiant white 40gm
  • Rebalance 5 x acrylic powders
  • Attract (acid-free) primer 1/4 oz,
  • Nail pure plus 2fl.oz
  • Polybond adhesive 1/4fl oz
  • Elite nail tips (natural) 250ct (assort. #1-10)
  • Clear tips 50ct (1-10)
  • White tips 50ct (1-10)
  • 50 platinum nail forms
  • #8 grand kolinsky brush
  • Large dappen dish with lid
  • Endurance 100 grit file x 1
  • Endurance 180 grit file x 1
  • Endurance 150 grit file x 1
  • Endurance buffer 180/240 buffer x 1
  • White block buffer
  • Cuticle remover - vanish cuticle dissolve 1/4fl oz
  • Cuticle oil- nurture oil 1/2fl oz
  • Glaze and go 1/4fl oz
  • Line out 1/4fl oz
  • One cut tip clipper
  • Nail brush
  • Nail neats
  • Plastic cuticle pusher
  • Instructions & cautions, educational dvd.

Bio Seaweed Gel (BSG) nail extension kit includes (option to purchase )

  • BSG no sanding base coat gel (15 ml)                  
  • BSG diamond shine top coat (15 ml)
  • Strengthening builder gel clear (25g Jar) (clear or pink)   
  • ​Bio seaweed gel, 3 step white gel polish             
  • Bio seaweed gel brush                                              
  • Bio Seaweed Gel branded official UV lamp (36 watt) (optional)                                                                                              

Course numbers

Maximum 12 trainees

Dress code

A therapy uniform is required


Class assessment