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This course involves the skills to care and treat the hands enabling you to give a professional manicure. This qualification is excellent for those wishing to begin a career in beauty therapy,nail extensions or as an added treatment in hair salons. The products used are designed to perform a luxury spa manicures. The one day manicure course is a compulsory progression to nail technology.


  • Health, safety & hygiene
  • Related anatomy & physiology
  • Benefits & effects
  • Contra-indications & contra actions
  • Consultations, record keeping & medical referral
  • Preparation of room, equipment & client
  • Luxury treatments
  • Case studies
  • Filing, cuticle work, varnishing and massage to hands and feet
  • After care advice.


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. Entry is via initial interview.

This is a 1 day course, after which you will need to complete 10 case studies. Then you will invited back within 4 weeks to complete your three assessments and two multiple choice tests.

A deposit of £80.00 is required upon enrolment and the balance can be paid on the day.

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



There are three different qualifications you can obtain and depending on what route you choose this will reflect on the price.


The Academy of Beauty Therapy Certification  


£250.00 plus assessment fee of £50 

NVQ unit award in Manicures   



£350.00 plus assessment fee of £50


VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Nail Treatments

(Covering Manicure & Pedicures) QCF

This can only be achieved in conjunction with the pedicure course.


 £400 plus assessment fee of £100 





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:


NVQ unit award in Manicures - Awarded by VTCT Examination Board

Certificate in Manicures - Awarded by The Academy of Beauty Therapy

 Level 2 Certificate in Nail Treatments - Awarded by VTCT Examination Board


Both of which will enable you to obtain insurance from any recognised Insurance Company.




Endorsed by Habia



Uniform - Tunic, Black Trousers, Closed shoes.

A complete product and equipment kit is necessary - Please ask for more details.


Bookings can be made by the following methods:

TELEPHONE -  Calling the Academy on 01962 733352

EMAIL           -

ONLINE         -  Select from the choices below and proceed to the checkout 

Daytime Manicure Course

This is available on Tuesday between the hours of 10.00 am - 2.00 pm

Evening Manicure Course

This is available between the hours of  6.00 pm and 9.00 pm 

Weekend Manicure Course

This is available between the hours of 10am - 6pm.