Free* Accredited Intro to Gel Nails Combo Course (Gel Nail Extensions + Nail Art)

Do you want to know how to create stunning gel nail extensions with nail art for yourself, your family and friends? Learn the basic steps and start your own nail career in 1 month

Student Reviews
4.97 (60 vote)
405 students enrolled
Tutors: Anetta Molnar
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Course Highlights

Only 10-12 days in 4 weeks

Interactive online sessions

No experience needed

Valuable certificate accredited by ABT

Live Support

Choose this course if:

You want to create gorgeous nails for yourself, family and friends.
You are creative and patient
You are passionate about nails
You want to try yourself in this field
You have a great eye for detail

The course is designed for those who have no experience but are passionate to learn techniques to create gorgeous nails.

Do you want

A flexible job where you choose your hours?
A job where you set the prices?
To develop a creative skill that will always bring an income?
To develop a beauty technique and service that clients want?
To start a new career as soon as possible?

If you…

Have interest in the beauty industry
Have limited time to study
Want to start training ASAP!
Can’t pay up front to fund your new career
Are determined to create a better future for your family
Long for financial security in a job role you enjoy

By the end of this course you will know

Create stunning nail extensions using hard gel
Build strong gel nail structures using forms and tips
Remove nail extensions safely without causing damage to the nails
Create simple but stunning designs on your nails
Build a professional and genuine relationship with your client using confidence tips to fulfil client consultations
Maintain a safe and hygienic working practice

Access to the FREE website builder

You don’t have to rely on willpower and panic to create your professional website, or even pay a penny to a web hosting company.

Take full advantage of our FREE website builder that includes everything from your portfolio, an about me page to a contact form where clients can request your services by sending you an email that will be redirected to your personal email address.

It’s simple, create your quick website using the pre-edited sections, all you have to do is plug in your personality, upload your photos and you are ready to book clients!

What will I achieve/qualification

When you graduate, you’ll receive an ABT accredited certificate in the following Nail treatments, Gel Nail Extension and Nail art. This is a great starting point for a career in beauty.

You will be able and qualified to offer gel extension treatments as soon as you complete the course. You might choose to develop your skills by com-pleting other nail courses.

You can complete this course in just 4 weeks!

Learn from Industry Professionals:

At CPBA we have 10 Years of experience in Government funding and employment strategies for people wanted to gain a career in the beauty industry. We have helped thousands of job seekers go from struggling to land a job interview to living their dream job in as little as 6 months.

How long is the course?

You can complete the course by attending online sessions for 10-12 times in 4 weeks. This is your fast track way to try yourself in a new career. You NEED to have passion for gel extensions and commit to practising the techniques in your spare time to fully benefit from quick pace.

How will I learn?

You will be tutored by a beauty professional who will guide you through interactive, live online sessions with practise on yourself or real clients.
During the sessions you have the tutor’s full attention by working in a small group.

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Requirements

*Aged 19 or over
*Access to laptop/tablet/smartphone and internet
*Purchase your own Nail Kit

  • Nail prep
  • Primer
  • nail forms
  • tips
  • tip glue
  • tip cutter
  • gel brush #6
  • clear hard gel
  • nail lamp (UV or LED depending on your gel)
  • gel cleanser
  • gel top coat
  • buffer
  • dust brush
  • cuticle pusher
  • kitchen roll

How to pay for the course:

The total cost of the course is £600 but you may be eligible for free funding if.

For more information regarding our terms and conditions and if you are eligible for free funding please visit Free Funding

What career opportunities do I have?

Once you’re qualified in our Gel extension Course you can become self-employed. If you train in more nail techniques it will open up more opportunities, like working in hotels and spas. Maybe you’d prefer to work close to home, or perhaps you’d like to work in a hotel abroad or in a salon on a cruise ship!

Beauty is an exciting area to professionalise in because there are so many specialist areas. You could even choose to go into beauty salon management or teaching.

Once you have the Gel extension qualification, you might be interested in our other beauty courses; acrylicnails, eyebrows, lashes, makeup or beauty therapy.

What will I achieve/qualification

When you graduate, you’ll receive an ABT accredited certificate in the following Nail treatments, Gel Nail Extension and Nail art. This is a great starting point for a career in beauty.

You will be able and qualified to offer gel extension treatments as soon as you complete the course. You might choose to develop your skills by com-pleting other nail courses.

About the Tutors

Anetta Molnar
nail technology tutor
Further Info

5 Instructor Rating
12080 Reviews
57897 Students
2 Courses

“I had a little bit of previous experience and I was already interested in nails, so I decided to get a professional qualification to help me with my next step. I completed a level three diploma in nail technology at CPBA. The beauty course went for 17 weeks, part-time at one and a half days each week. I really enjoyed my beauty training. Everyone was helpful and it was just a really good atmosphere to learn in. Once I finished the beauty therapy course, I began to work in a salon as a nail technician. After about six months I was given the opportunity to teach at CPBA and I’ve now been tutoring at the beauty academy for about two years and I absolutely love it, it’s amazing. I like that I can give the beauty knowledge that I learnt at CPBA back to the students and enjoy watching them learn. I keep in contact with past students too, and always happy to help them professionally when I can. In this beauty course you learn everything you need to know about manicures, pedicures, nail enhancements such as gels, acrylics, extensions and how to use the equipment as well as theories behind working with nails and how to communicate with clients and learn different nail art techniques and design. With my beauty qualification I could have started my own business, become self-employed or worked in a salon. It really gave me plenty of different opportunities to enter the industry.”

Reviews

  • M
    Mariana

    I learned how to do nails, extensions, and nail art.

  • KS
    Katarzyna Sz.

    I loved the training. Straight after completing the course I’ve been offered a job at CPBA and I love every minute of it ever since.

  • IS
    Iliyana S.

    Everything was perfect . I’m very impressed by Candor Professional Beauty Academy. I learned new treatments and I filled up the gaps in my knowledge which improved my career.

  • BM
    Borana M.

    The best thing it was the lessons with the tutor and my classmates. We re-ally enjoyed learning together.

  • AN
    Alexandra N.

    Everything was nice, friendly. Lessons were interesting and the activities made learning very easy.

  • KDS
    Kelly D. S.

    I have learnt a lot during my time in the course even new things that never thought I’d learn. My tutor found ways to keep the course interesting such as playing games that helped us remember what we have learnt.

  • LH
    Laura H.

    At beauty college, I completed a level two and level three in nail technology. When I finished training CPBA, I continued to practice and study, focusing on acrylics because that is what I wanted to work with. I created social media accounts to connect with people in my area and then my career just went from there! I now have a business with regular clients and I rent space at Glamour Ready, a salon in Walton on the Hill, Surrey. The skills and qualifications that I have gained from going to beauty school have enabled me to be able to work within salons and push myself within self employment where there are no limits to my success. I always wanted to be self employed so it could fit around my daughter and so I could provide a better future for her. One day, I would like to open my own salon and bring out my own brand of nail products.

  • AM
    Anetta M.

    I had a little bit of previous experience and I was already interested in nails, so I decided to get a professional qualification to help me with my next step. I completed a level three diploma in nail technology at CPBA. The beauty course went for 17 weeks, part-time at one and a half days each week. I really enjoyed my beauty training. Everyone was helpful and my tutor knew a lot. It was just a re-ally good atmosphere to learn in. Once I finished the beauty therapy course, I began to work in a salon as a nail technician. After about six months I was given the opportunity to teach at CPBA and I’ve now been tutoring at the beauty academy for about two years and I absolutely love it, it’s amazing.

  • IJ
    Irmina J.

    I have learned new things and I met amazing people on the course. Ivett is an amazing tutor and really appreciate her support. After I completed the course I have managed to find a job.

  • MED
    Maria Emilia D.

    I’m very happy about the course and the opportunities it gave me. I have started teaching for CPBA as a trainee tutor after I completed my qualification.

  • IS
    Izabela S.

    The course made me more confident in my skills as a nail technician. The days fit around my schedule which was really good.

  • JR
    Jurate R.

    Good teacher. The course was easy to understand.

  • JZ
    Joanna Z.

    Everything was brilliant. Especially that I can open my salon now.

  • AGF
    Alina Gina F.

    I have learnt everything I needed for having a career in nail technology. I have since acquired a position as a nail technician.

  • DD
    Denitsa D.

    Everything was on the highest level. This course changed my life completely.

  • AT
    Alexandra T.
  • NA
    Negoslava A.

    My tutor was really experienced and very professional.

  • IM
    Ivett M.
  • AZ
    Alena Z.

    I learnt new nail art techniques which was very important to me.

  • DS
    Diana S.

    The qualification gave me a chance to become a professional nail technician and for me this is a big opportunity.

  • AB
    Anca B.
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    Adrienn S.
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    Timea T.
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    Svetlana D.
  • EV
    Egle V.

    Anetta our tutor gave us really good theory and also the game with phones and computer made lessons very interesting.

  • IM
    Ioana M.

    The best of my training was my tutor Ivett who explained everything very well and was extremely helpful.

  • BG
    Beatrice G.

    I really liked the course and my tutor. I’m very happy.

  • IP
    Ildiko P.

    The teacher was the best thing. The practical was very good.

  • ET
    Elena T.
  • KDS
    Kelly D. S.

    My tutor Emilia taught us in a fun way as we got to play a game in order to remember what we learnt.

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    Misbah P.
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    Julinda
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    Joanna Sz.
  • RC
    Rushia C.

    Throughout the course I learnt new things every day, which made me much more advanced. I have built a massive client base due to learning nail form, which a lot of nail techs don’t do.

  • BM
    Berna M.

    Thank you for the amazing opportunity to learn with you. This course has given me confidence to begin my own business.

  • ED
    Eleonora D.
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    Zhenya D.
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    Ivett Ny.

    Everything was nice and organised.

  • ET
    Elena T.

    The whole experience was excellent.

  • LC
    Lili C.
  • AMS
    Ana Maria S.

    Very happy with everything.

  • VT
    Vanya T.

    It was really good. I learnt a lot.

  • IM
    Ioana M.

    Excellent teacher.

  • PT
    Patricia T.

    Ivett was an excellent tutor.

  • DM
    Diana-Georgiana M.

    Ivett is the best. She taught me a lot.

  • VS
    Victoria S.
  • EL
    Elena L.
  • HS
    Hajnalka Sz.

    Lot of new information. lot of practice but I enjoyed it a lot.

  • ATK
    Arun Tony K.

    Very happy with the course, the tutor really helped. I opened my own salon after I finished.

  • TV
    Tsvetelina V.

    The whole experience was amazing. My tutor Ivett taught us every-thing that we need to know to become good nail technicians.

  • CLF
    Cosmina Laura F.
  • JS
    Joanna Sz.

    The assessor was really helpful and gave me support.

  • SD
    Stanisa D.

    Best training I’ve ever received.

  • JAG
    Jolanta Anna G.
  • YK
    Yuliya K.

    My tutor Anetta was very professional, competent and very nice person. I’m more than happy to progress onto L3 with Anetta as she is the best for me.

  • AZ
    Alena Z.

    I learnt a lot of things about nails.

  • ED
    Elena D.

    Excellent.

  • IB
    Ioana B.
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    Seble T.
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    Klaudia Sarkadi Sz.
G S
G S
16:09 10 Aug 22
I Studied both beauty L2 & L3 at candor, had a great experience, The tutors and staff are really supportive, for anyone interested in hair or beauty courses I highly recommend studying at candor. 👍
B Demir
B Demir
16:01 22 Jul 22
Celia Pestana
Celia Pestana
10:31 14 Jul 22
I had the best teacher for level1 barberingBest place for study hair and beauty
Kinga's Mind
Kinga's Mind
18:55 04 Jul 22
I realy enjoyed the class meetingsHealy she was realy nice and helpfulI realy liked every minutes. Thank you for al I learnThank you so much
kovacs dorina
kovacs dorina
18:34 26 Jun 22
Course was taught by a tutor who was very good in her field of work. I learnt so much and really want to do another course with the company
Kelly Holden
Kelly Holden
15:29 24 Jun 22
Vera Lucia Major Carvalho Barbosa
Vera Lucia Major Carvalho Barbosa
14:39 23 Jun 22
dovile sirmaite
dovile sirmaite
20:01 04 Apr 22
Penny Christoforou
Penny Christoforou
13:02 22 Mar 22
Michelle Johns
Michelle Johns
20:43 07 Mar 22
Laura Boaten
Laura Boaten
09:24 01 Mar 22
Robyn Houston
Robyn Houston
13:01 28 Feb 22
Kelly Wickenden
Kelly Wickenden
12:26 26 Feb 22
Tania Sousa
Tania Sousa
22:37 22 Feb 22
I have done 2 course with CPBA the teachers are so helpful courses were fantastic I would definitely recommend to others
Deborah Henry
Deborah Henry
21:37 17 Feb 22
I’m only giving 1* because I finished my course In August and still I haven’t received any diploma which means I can’t find work 🙄There is more than 6 months and nobody seems to care to provide me with my diploma. I spent every week 2 hours traveling to get to the course and learn plus to get the qualifications,but still here I am with no job in the industry because they are requesting my qualifications which I can’t provide
Mihaela Tereza Martinas
Mihaela Tereza Martinas
05:27 11 Feb 22
I am completely outraged by the work of CPBA and I do not recommend this school to anyone! I wanted to study Beauty Therapist L2, so before starting the course registration I asked several times what days the training would take place and I was assured that everything would take place on SATURDAYS and TUESDAYS. Since my agenda is very busy, just because a full day of training would have taken place on a SATURDAY, I agreed to fill out an application. When all the paperwork was in place, I received an email that the course would take place on MONDAYS and TUESDAYS! I tried to send them an email to get an explanation of why everything had changed and why I had not been notified of the possible changes! Nobody wanted to reply to me back! My emails were ignored! I intend to report this school to the Department of Education! They took out a loan from the government on my behalf and I can’t even attend the course and come to school because of the changed dates! I am very angry!
Aurelija Ozarinskienė
Aurelija Ozarinskienė
10:03 04 Feb 22
Excellent hairdressing course! My tutor offered me all the support I needed. Friendly staff.
Andreea Dedu
Andreea Dedu
13:00 30 Oct 21
RB PRH
RB PRH
05:45 30 Oct 21
Tania Popa
Tania Popa
19:54 29 Oct 21
Rubbish!! I attended the college at Leyton. It was a government funded course and we were meant to receive a bursary to help pay for our travel etc, as I was travelling by train for 1 and a half hours to get there. In total I spent up to £16 a day to get there. They lied to us about the bursary saying that they didn’t do it. After contacting student finance, I found out they did in fact do bursary payments but once confronted they claimed that it was too late to apply. They were extremely rude and didn’t even try to help. They made us pay £160 for equipment that would’ve been a total of £50 on Amazon. The products were NOT GOOD AT ALL. CHEAP PRODUCTS!!! The communication and help they provided was terrible. When help was needed, I was ignored for about two weeks before I got a response.This is not worth it at allAVOID THIS PLACE, ALL THEY CARE ABOUT IS THEIR MONEY.In response to the owners reply, your colleagues have given false information because that is what we were told after finding out about the bursary. I have no intentions of travelling that far, I just wanted to give my honest review.
Faheema Yousofi
Faheema Yousofi
19:09 27 Oct 21
Very disappointing waste of time and money unfortunately, bad managed and poor teaching from beauty level 3 . Unfortunately one year after still haven’t received the certificate
Mariela Stratieva
Mariela Stratieva
15:18 26 Oct 21
Great collage best one I've ever gone 2
Tessa Jane d
Tessa Jane d
12:01 09 Apr 21
Very disappointed! Wont recommend for anyoneFinish hairdressing course through lockdown ? Via zoom camera ? What joke is that?After more then 9months didn’t received my diploma!!! Stuff is ignoring our msg, that’s ridiculous
Deimontu Lina
Deimontu Lina
20:04 27 Mar 21
Maria Madalina Amariei
Maria Madalina Amariei
17:35 21 Mar 21
I love doing their courses , soon there will be none left for me to do online , ive learnt a completely different trade all together which i never thought id ever do , i never thought pass in a million years! Everyone ive done ive passed 1st time im so proud of myself! And thank you to the college as well for teaching me too. I would recommend this college, as its got me in to nottingham college so thank you x
Lisa Bees
Lisa Bees
16:21 17 Mar 21
enjoyable and easy way to learn
Chloe
Chloe
18:08 10 Mar 21
I attended in the leyton branch. I have the admit staff were friendly tutor manjola was an excellant teacher i learnt alot and i am a confident hairdresser. But we my whole class (except one) has not recieved our certification we finished july 2020 and still recieved nothing but excuses. I think this is ridiculous. For ages there was no reply at all. We were promised support anytime which we never got.
Jas Raj
Jas Raj
10:09 10 Feb 21
Bibi Lola
Bibi Lola
16:47 10 Jan 21
Just completed gel nail course which was held online due to covid. It was fabulous! So much covered it such a short time without skipping any corners. I feel really lucky to have seen this advertised on Facebook and accepted from application.The course required quick English and maths test along with a small deposit with the promise of a £5 Amazon voucher upon registration. On completion of the course the deposit is refunded.I got the voucher and also having completed the course was also refunded my deposit.The course was held on Zoom so didn't even have to leave the house. I found it very easy to follow and ask questions if needed. All our lessons have been uploaded onto YouTube for our reference after if needed.I wouldn't hesitate to recommend. Although I found the initial application process quite tricky the actual lessons and treatments learned were fabulous.I would definitely sign up for another. The tutor was lovely and very patient and I am really impressed with how everything was done easy on a screen. Way better than travelling to courses and I hope these become a way of teaching for the future. The group I was in for my classes was quite small (I think 7 or 8) so that was nice as well as smaller classes are easier to follow
Katrina Amethyst
Katrina Amethyst
21:03 14 Aug 20
danijela gabric
danijela gabric
15:09 10 Aug 20
I took the online short course for 3 different courses during lockdown and I’m glad I did! Very supportive and opened up so many opportunities for me. Thank you CPBA xx
Sade.Jadexo
Sade.Jadexo
14:02 17 Jul 20
The course made me more confident in my skills as a nail technician. The days fit around my schedule which was really good.
Floyd Harper
Floyd Harper
20:51 16 Jul 20
I have truly enjoyed this short Barbering course. I have learned so much in such a short time so much more than i was excepting, theory and practical. My tutor Syreeta Parris was amazing, so patient, easy going and so informative. The group were lovely and this course was so easy to follow. I loved the live recordings and any clips were send to you the next day by email. I loved it. The CPBA staff were very quick to respond to any emails and you were always kepted in the loop. Thank you again a skill for life.
mary gulliver
mary gulliver
16:14 11 Jul 20
The Eyelash Extension course was great! Maisie was a great tutor, she really helped us all understand the theory and her demonstrations were informative - in now have a new career!
Phoenix Skincare & Ink
Phoenix Skincare & Ink
17:07 02 Jul 20
Very professional approach, nice and helpful teachers. I am very happy with this school ❤️
Katarzyna Krawczyk
Katarzyna Krawczyk
12:05 21 Jun 20
I loved the classic lash online course! Tutor was amazing and communication was excellent! Everyone was very knowledgable and nothing was ever too much of an ask. Thank you Candor I will be seeing you again!
Hannah Marie Pengelly
Hannah Marie Pengelly
15:20 19 Jun 20
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