acrylic or gel nail enhancement course- babtac related image

On this course you decide which system you wish to train in

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.


Students must hold an accredited Manicure Diploma. Students must send in proof of pre-requisite qualification/s with application.


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 this course carries 42 CPD credits.

£150.00 (Acrylic or Gel Nail kit
Examination Fees:
£45.00 Babtac Diploma
Start Date:
Wed, 25th November 2020
Wednesday night
6.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m.

Course information

Training involves 4 full days basic training in your choosen system, students are required to work on each other for the duration of the course, then home practice and completion of 10 case studies in the chosen nail system, (5 acrylic or gel french extensions and 5 acrylic clear or gel extensions with a mixture of tip and overlay and sculptured nails) with a final troubleshooting session and practical assessment on the fourth day.  Students will need to provide a model for the afternoon practice session on the last training day. 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.

Assessment information

The course consists of theory and practical, students competence and confidence will improve over time, with regular practice to perfect the skills taught onthe course.. 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 10 case studies and successful completion of practical assessment. 

Course content

  • Professional standards 
  • Hygiene 
  • Nail disorders & diseases
  • Contra indications & contra actions 
  • Client consultation
  • 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

  • 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 white 7gm, purely pink masque 7gm, purely pink 7gm, extreme pink 7gm, radiant pink 7gm
  • 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

  • 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 unity / 3 step white gel polish             
  • Bio seaweed gel brush                                              
  • Lint free wipes (200 pack)
  • Nail tips (box 250 natural)  
  • Nail forms                                           
  • Tip cutters                                                                                                         
  • Metal cuticle tool                                                               
  • 180 grit file                                                                        
  • 240 grit white block buffer                                                                                                          
  • Nail glue 
  • Nail 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