Frequently Asked Questions

Is the price inclusive of all products required for the course?

Will I be given enough product for over 30 sets of nails?

Will I do over 10 complete sets of nails and at least one re-balance during my training?

Will the qualification enable me to get insurance and membership with industry providers?

Does the course cover education required  towards NVQ (National Vocational Qualification) standards.

Will I be training with a leading edge and world renowned 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 on the same course.


It is not always a necessity but clients and employers may expect you to have an NVQ and some local authorities will require it.

Qualifications are a mark of your professionalism and provide evidence that you take your occupation seriously. After you have completed your course with The Nail Academy and start working as a nail technician you will begin accruing the evidence needed for your NVQ which is experience based. When the time is right for you,  you can register for your NVQ


To secure your place, all beginners courses require a non refundable deposit of £150.00.  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. (For instance 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 around 98%


We don’t offer instalments 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 6 pupils – your tuition is personalised and thorough.


All our students are given 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 to do your first full set of nail enhancements on a 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.


We can provide you with an accommodation list or you can check the following link:   http://www.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk/propertysearch.asp?query=GU18


Camberley is on junction 3 or 4 of the M3 which runs from London south-west to Southampton. The M3 is junction 12 off the M25. There is a good rail link to Camberley. Full directions will be sent with your confirmation of booking.


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.


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 a minimum of 4 days – a requirement of most good insurers. You will have no problem arranging good, inexpensive insurance. We will give you full details in your starter pack.http://www.professionalbeauty.co.uk


Should you have a question that is not covered by any of the above information please don’t hesitate to contact the school on 01276 64124 or drop us a mail with your question.   info@thenailacademy.co.uk