Nail Technician Specialist Course 2018-07-01T20:56:13+00:00

Nail Technician Specialist Course

Nail Technician Specialist Course with accredited certificates


Duration    –     2 Days (may not be consecutive days)
Course Cost     –     From £230 + vat

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DURATION 2 days*
NO KITS £230.00 + vat
WITH KITS £409.00 + vat
KIT INCLUDED Yes – If Required
ACCREDITED BY Beauty Guild and ABT

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Course Information

Nail Technician Specialist Course

*2 days. *(may not be consecutive days)

Covers: Manicure, gel polish, acrylic and gel extensions

Our Nail Technician Specialist Course  are fully accredited by Beauty Guild & ABT so on successful completion you will receive your certificate. This will enable you to gain the insurance you need to work on real, paying clients.

Learn with us with our practical training Nail Technician Specialist Course with guidance from fully qualified, experienced tutors, you will learn all the techniques required to offer your new nail services. We are also at the end of the phone free if you require any guidance after your Nail Technician Specialist Course. You will receive full course manuals which are very comprehensive and inspected for accreditation so that they pass the criteria that you need to be able to refer to after your Nail Technician Specialist Course.

Our training is second to none. Top Talons are proud of our reputation, quality training, excellent tutors and affordable prices.

Why Us?

  • Comprehensive Course Content

  • Our nail courses comes with or without a kit

  • Industry Recognised Qualification

  • We have over 20 years experience teaching

  • Full course manuals are included for you to take home.

  • Fully insurable / accredited courses.

  • Industry experienced tutors.

  • See our masses of reviews.

  • Ongoing Support.

  • More reasons to choose Top Talons – See more


Whats Covered On Our Manicure & Gel Polish Course? 2017-05-13T21:39:06+00:00

Manicure course includes –
Health and safety
Client consultation and contra- indications.
Structure of the nail, natural nail growth
A & P of the hand and arm
The techniques and process for Manicures
Correct filing and buffing
Exfoliating treatments, filing nails, cuticle work
Hand and Arm massage
Nail varnishing red and French Manicure
Client aftercare advice
Retail and pricing / business advice

Covered on gel polish course –
Basic natural nail preparation steps required to professionally apply gel nail polish (our full manicure course covers more)
Application of French gel polish and red gel polish
Pricing, business advice

What This Course Covers – Gel Nail Ext. 2017-08-20T20:13:33+00:00

Our gel nail courses are designed for beginners and include:

►Theory, Health and Safety, Contraindications
►Natural nail preparation
► Tip types and application
► Blending and shape tips
► Overlay of clear gel product building a shape and apex with gel
►How to use gel nail brush correctly
►Gel Nail Lamp curing information
► We do clear UV gel on this course
► Finishing / buffing / filing techniques
► Removal , infill and after care are also covered.
► Pricing and marketing your gel nails
►Gel Nail course manuals to take home.

What This Course Covers – Acrylic Nail Ext. 2017-08-20T20:48:00+00:00

Our acrylic nail courses are designed for beginners and include:

►Theory, health and safety contra indications

►Natural nail preparation

► Tip types and application

► Blending and shape tips

► Natural acrylic overlays and tip and overlay

► Acrylic product knowledge and application techniques

► Acrylic ratio, bead sizes and bead placement

► Maintenance / infill techniques

► Removals and after care

► How to price your services

► Problem solving

How Do I Book / Enquire ? 2018-03-27T19:48:44+00:00

We always think its best to speak  call to book

01246 569818 (9am – 7pm) 7 Days

Alternatively, you can book via our online booking system where you pay your deposit. However, we still need to speak to you once booked to confirm dates and all details.

A deposit of 50% of the full amount of the kit and/or course is required to secure your booking. The balance is required on the day of your course at the end. 

Deposits can be paid in a number of ways
* Debit cards – no additional charge for £10 payment or more
* Paypal
* Credit cards 2% additional charge    (This is what we are charged to process your card)
* We do not normally accept American Express cards and similar – please check with us first
* Postal order
* We advise against sending cash in the post.
* We do not normally accept cheques – please check with us first

Course Requirements 2018-03-27T19:48:56+00:00

Our Nail Courses and Beauty Courses are for complete beginners and ages 16 upwards. So you don’t require any prior knowledge or experience in the industry to do one of Top Talons accredited nail & beauty courses.  Our Nail and Beauty Courses are accredited and insurable by Beauty Guild and ABT. 

We also offer intermediate and advanced nail & beauty courses. But you can choose whether to do more or not, all as usual excellent prices.

How Can I Learn Nail Extensions On A Short Course? 2017-12-07T21:45:20+00:00

Our one day courses will equip you with the techniques to start a nail or beauty business.  Everyone including us should keep training to update and learn and expand knowledge.  Some people will do this and some won’t due to money and time constraints.
We only have small groups and 2-3 tutors.
Each section of the nail technician course is completed until you feel happy before we move on.
Nail students can learn from each others mistakes too.

You never stop learning if you are serious.

Our courses run by highly qualified experienced tutors, who have teaching qualifications and again all nail courses and beauty courses  courses are accredited for insurance purposes.

All our nail course and beauty course manuals are  very comprehensive and inspected for accreditation so that they pass the criteria that you need to be able to refer to after you nail and beauty courses.

What Qualification Will I Gain ? 2018-03-27T19:49:11+00:00


When you have successfully completed your course with Top Talons you will receive a accredited certificate issued by Top Talons, which is a fully accredited certificate by Beauty Guild / ABT, which allows you to obtain Public Liability Insurance so you can start offering your new treatments to paying clients, or to add on to your existing policies.

All our nail course and beauty course manuals are  very comprehensive and inspected for accreditation so that they pass the criteria that you need to be able to refer to after you nail and beauty courses.

Is There Any Additional Work To Be Completed To Gain My Certificate ? 2017-09-11T20:46:46+00:00

When you have completed your practical training day with Top Talons, there are case studies for some courses.

We provide you with backup and support after your nail course or beauty course.

Top Talons feel this is crucial, as you will very often have lots of questions when carrying out treatments after your nail training and beauty training.

What Is Covered

*2 days. *(may not be consecutive days)
Covers: Manicure, gel polish, acrylic and gel extensions

Course content –

Day 1: manicure, gel polish
Day 2: acrylic and gel nail extensions, tip application then applying clear gel and clear acrylic
the above also covers:
health and safety and theory
nail preparation, applying tips, blending / shaping
applying acrylic and gel extensions,  and gel polish
natural nail shaping and tip shaping, buffing/ finishing
massage for manicure and manicure full procedures
natural nail filing
gel polish application
regular polish application red and french
removal of the above
pricing, client care, contra indications, marketing
step by step manuals for each course

What’s In The Kits

Does not include UV lamp

ACRYLIC & GEL KIT – Soak off foils x 50,  Orange sticks x 2,  Tip Cutters x 1,  Metal Cuticle pusher tool x 1,  6 files,  sanding blocks x 2,  Enhancement pack with shiner block,  nail wipes x 100,  acetone tip remover,  anti septic spray 240ml,  primer liquid 15ml,  tip blender 15ml,  gel sealer 15ml,  cuticle oil 15ml,  natural nail tips x 360,  brush on tip glue x 1,  UV gel clear 28gm,  UV gel brush x 1,  finishing wipe 120ml,  dappen dishes x 1 ,  Acrylic nail brush sable x 1,  clear acrylic powder 2oz,  acrylic nail liquid 120ml,

MANICURE / GEL POLISH KIT – emery boards x 2,  cuticle remover 15ml, cuticle oil 15ml,  cuticle nippers x 1,  cuticle pusher x 1,  cuticle cream x 1,  manicure bowl x 1,  nail wipes,  buffers x 2,  Manicure kit •1 x Red Berry Splash,,  Hand Soak 195ml,  •1 x Pink Grapefruit Drizzle, Hygiene Spray 195ml,  •1 x Mulberry & Pomegranate Sorbet, Hand Scrub 95ml,  •1 x Wild Berry Butter, Hand Mask 250ml,  •1 x Cranberry Sensation, Hand Treatment Cream 250ml,  One step gel polishes x 4,

Course Dates

Sunday 15th July
Sunday 29th July
Sunday 12th August
Sunday 26th August
Sunday 9th September
Sunday 23rd September
Sunday 7th October
Sunday 21st October
Sunday 4th November
Sunday 18th November
Sunday 2nd December
Sunday 16th December


Please call to confirm your booking. 
It is important to call asap. 01246 569818 (9am – 7pm)
To ensure availability and to check timings and procedures for your course.
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would just like to thank the staff at top talons for their wonderful service! I attended the acrylic nails course and loved it, I’m really satisfied with what and how much I learnt. I’m left the course feeling very confident and excited to get to work…looking forward to my manicure/pedicure and gel polish course next week! Thanks again Nikita xx


Hi Linda and Howard

Just want to say a big thank you for an enjoyable 2 days of courses. I am writing this whilst on the boat back to the Isle of Man.  I learnt a lot on the nail courses, friendly and approachable trainers, delivery of courses was great, theory and the practical, it was great to work with other people as well. Great products in kits and worth the money. Thanks again   Tracey


Very impressed with top talons training school. Done acrylic nails, manicure and gel polish. Received great training and can’t wait to return for more classes x

top talons is a great service very impressed with trainers and owners glad to be a part of the training learnt so much from thge 4 courses i have done and will be back to do more also the new flexi glaze is brilliant thank u linda my customers love it kind regards vicky


I came along and did the one day acrylic and gel course yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed my day. The course was very detailed and Linda, Howard and staff were very knowledgeable. The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly and everyone was encouraged to work at their own pace. I will definitely be returning to complete other courses here.. Dione


I have been to top talons since October doing a number of courses and I absolutely love it, Howard and Linda always make you feel welcome as well as the other training staff they get in. They give you so much advice on things and are always there after the courses in case I need a top up, 2 more courses booked in for May which I am looking forward to 🙂  Would defiantly recommend top talons, great service and fantastic prices x  Matina


5 star, was really kind service, would recommend to friends and family and other salons, learnt a lot in my course.  Chloe


Hi Linda,

Absolutely loved my two days training xx the kits I opted for with the course we’re fabulous and the courses themselves were very informative and have driven me on to practice and become an expert.  I will be returning for another course in the near future as the staff and trainers are all lovely. I would and have highly recommended Top Talons xx  Thankyou   Natalie



I thought the course was very good. I really enjoyed it and found it very informative. The trainer was great, knowledgable and friendly. The experience was relaxed and comfortable. Would highly recommend and will be back for more courses.Thank you  Jennie


I am so happy with the experience I had from the gel and acrylic nail corse I went on last week, the teachers were outstanding and very helpful wile I were doing my corses it’s a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere wile being there I loved the entire experience and I would deffantly come here for any other corses that I would like to take I traveled from Sutton in Ashfield to come on this corse and I think I was well worth it would recommend to anyone wanting to do any corses to further their career – Sophie


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