Gel & Acrylic Sculpting Course


Gel and Acrylic sculpting is a difficult, yet lucrative skill to master, and is rapidly becoming more and more popular with salon clients. This course aims to educate our students with the most relevant and up-to-date knowledge within the nail industry. With the knowledge acquired from this sculpting course, students will be able to sculpt acrylic or gel with ease, to create beautiful nails and enhance the overall satisfaction of their clients.

This advanced nail course will teach students how to use the most difficult of nail applications and create amazing results. Students will learn how to apply both acrylic and gel over a foil form, to create a natural look or a permanent French finish. This course is great for students who want to develop and extend their professional nail technician skills and, in doing so, widen their potential client-base.




  • Health and Safety requirements
  • Salon Hygiene 
  • Preparation of the Treatment Room 
  • Client Management 
  • Contra-indications and Contra-actions
  • Preparation of the Natural Nail 
  • Practical Instruction on the Application of Foil Sculpting Forms 
  • Practical Instruction on Applying the Acrylic Overlay 
  • Practical Instruction on Applying the Gel Overlay 
  • Practical Instruction on Creating a Permanent French Finish ( Pink and Whites) 
  • 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 Sculpting Nail Course, students must hold a recognised Manicure and Pedicure course or attend one of our courses on Manicures and Pedicures, followed by either the gel or acrylic course. 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:


 Nail Sculpting 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.