Acrylic Nail Extensions


Acrylic overlay application is one of the most popular in the industry and at The Academy of Beauty Therapy, we aim to educate our students with the most relevant and up-to-date applications and products available. Career opportunities include working from home, in salons, in nail bars, cruise ships or offering mobile treatments. All of which is very flexible and versatile.


This Acrylic Course provides practical and intensive instruction on nail extensions and acrylic overlays.





  • Health and Safety requirements
  • Salon Hygiene 
  • Preparation of the Treatment Room 
  • Client Management 
  • Contra-indications and Contra-actions
  • Preparation of the Natural Nail 
  • How To Apply Nail Tips
  • How To Apply the Acrylic Overlay 
  • Maintenance Procedure 
  • Removal of the Nail Extensions 
  • After care Guidance 



No previous knowledge required, but a good general education is essential as this is a demanding course.
 An excellent level of English is required. You must be able to speak, read, write and understand English fluently. You may be asked to sit an entry test if necessary. Students must be over the age of 16 before commencing with this training course.

Before beginning this Acrylic Nail Course, students must hold a recognised Manicure and Pedicure course or attend one of our courses on Manicures and Pedicures.To achieve a professional finish that will ensure repeat business from clients, it is essential that students acquire the necessary skills to properly prepare the nail first, before applying any extensions or overlays.



This course is offered during a daytime over a period of 1 day or evenings over a period of 3 weeks.


We can now offer this course as a long distance learning course please ask for more details.




 Assessment Costs £50.00



The Academy of Beauty Therapy offers industry-recognised qualifications and at the completion of your course and providing that you provided sufficient evidence your will be awarded the following qualifications:


Acrylic Nail Technician - Awarded by The Academy of Beauty Therapy


 Of which will enable you to obtain insurance from any recognised Insurance Company, which is necessary to work in the UK



You will need the following items: 

For Your Lessons 

2 x A 4 Folders, 2 x pack's of 5 dividers, 100 Plastic Wallets, 100 Sticky Labels,

Pens, Pencils, Ruler, Colouring in pencils 

Your Uniform  Tunic, Black Trousers, Closed shoes.