Frequently asked questions

Is it clear what products I need to buy and which are included in the price of the course?
Will the qualification enable me to get insurance and membership with industry providers?
Will I be training with leading edge quality products?
Will I have to spend course time as a model for fellow students or are we each provided with a nail trainer?
Can I get ongoing support and further training as required?

There is an additional £25.00 off for two or more people enrolling as a group on the same course.

To secure your place, all beginners courses require a non refundable deposit. The balance is due on or before the first day of your course.

Your local job centre will be able to tell you what, if any, government schemes might be available. There are also some charitable grants and loans available to help with payment of your training course, e.g. The Princes Trust). Check your local area for opportunities like this. Eligibility criteria applies, so you will need to discuss your personal circumstances with the organisation concerned.

No- retakes are completely free of charge. Our pass rate is around98%

We don’t offer installments but you can stagger your payments up until you are ready to join your chosen course. Alternatively you can pay by Paypal giving you the option to link your chosen credit card.

Don’t be deceived! On our four day course you will be learning for approximately 6 hours a day, that’s 24 hours. Over the 19 day period of the course you will also do approximately 28 hours of practical and theory homework. Some colleges only do 3 hours a week for 10 weeks. The Nail Academy course is an intensive course, held in groups no larger than 4 pupils – your tuition is personalised and thorough.

All our students are given the loan of their own ‘practice hand’ – a state of the art nail trainer which is fully jointed and has replaceable nail plates. Almost no time will be wasted modelling for each other so you will have plenty of practice.
You will also have your model on whom to do your first full set of nail enhancements on day 3 and full rebalance on day 4 – all in the safety of the classroom environment.

Your tutor will be a qualified training provider, a member of the CIPD, a registered NVQ assessor and a Master Nail Technician who holds an NVQ in Nail Services.

You will receive a large professional student kit with enough product for more than 30 sets of nail enhancements and the loan of a high quality nail trainer with fully articulated fingers and replaceable nail plates. A refundable deposit of £100 is required for the nail trainer.

You will be expected at 9.45am for a 10am start and finish at 5.00pm each day

Please dress smart casual. If you already have a therapist’s uniform and want to wear it, please do. Hair should be held away from the face and minimum sensible jewellery may be worn.

Please discuss your needs with us and where possible we will tailor the class to meet those needs. We are here to help if we can so please call us.

Deposits and course payments are non refundable. In the event of a valid reason for cancellation of a course The Nail Academy may, at their discretion, offer to transfer the booking to a later course.

There is an ever changing list of many excellent books available to add to your course notes for an even deeper understanding of your new career. They are available through the HABIA website or any good book shop. Please ask for details.

Yes. Our courses are accredited or approved by two major insurers in the sector. You will have no problem arranging good, inexpensive insurance once you have been certified by The Nail Academy. We will give you full details in your starter pack.

Should you have a question that is not covered by any of the above information please don’t hesitate to contact the school on0118 374 0734 or drop us an email with your question [email protected]

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