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Manicure TReatments - 1 Day Solo or Bespoke GTi Course £299

Fully accredited Manicure Courses in the UK

Solo & Bespoke Courses Ideal For Beginners or as a refresher

Accredited for insurance purposes by: Accredited by the GBT

Manicures can be found on nearly every treatment menu, and are often the bread and butter of many businesses. The manicure offers the therapist or technician a whole range of options to suit nearly every client. This course will teach you everything you need to know about offering a professional manicure, and includes a practical training session and assessment.


This GTi Manicure Course meets the Habia National Occupational Standards and covers the benefits of treatment, anatomy and physiology, disorders and diseases of the hands, contra-actions and contra-indications, reception, consultation, ventilation, technique, and aftercare.


Solo Tuition with Diploma Qualification £299

One-to-one training delivered by a tutor at their venue. Payable in instalments.

This incredible training option offers the opportunity for you to receive 100% of the teacher's time and attention. Our friendly admin team provide customer support and guidance throughout your training experience. Lovely training materials in PDF format. Theory test to be taken online from the comfort of your own home. 6 hours of one-to-one practical training, mentoring and assessment with an expert teacher at any one of our venues. You need to bring a massage model to work upon. With an accredited Diploma you can start your own home-based or mobile business as a self-employed therapist.

Accredited by the Therapy Training Academy  Accredited by the GBT 


The course is fully accredited by the Guild of Beauty Therapists, the UK’s leading professional beauty trade body, for membership and insurance purposes. Upon completion of the course, students will receive a full-colour certificate for a GTi Award in Manicure Treatments.


Please note: From 1st May 2018, if you are not already a member of the GTi you are required to join as a Student Member costing £25 and paid directly to the GTi.


When attending your practical training you will need to purchase your own consumables and equipment. Everything you need for both the manicure and pedicure courses are contained in the Student Manicure and Pedicure Kit priced at around £30 +VAT.


Pay for this course in 2 instalments. The first instalment secures your place on the course. The second instalment gives you access to the training materials, online theory test paper and practical tuition.

  • Quick Overview

  • GTi Award in Manicure.
    Friendly & informal tuition.
    Solo & Bespoke Courses.
    Individual attention from your tutor.
    Easy & fun to learn.
    No previous experience required.
    You need to purchase additional equipment and consumables for this course (see more info below).

  • How It Works

  • The theory test: Training materials are downloaded and theory module assessments completed online at the GTi website. You must pass all assessments before being able to participate with the course practical..


    1 day practical: Starting at 10am and finishing at 5pm you will be taught all of the skills you will need to deliver a professional manicure treatment. There is no practical test. Instead we assess your understanding and ability of each treatment technique as it is taught.


    Our GTi Courses are arranged as either solo or bespoke training which means that you will need to provide a model.

    Course Modules

    This is the background and theory that you study from home and then complete an online test paper before attending your practical training. It is easily completed with between 8-12 hours of study time. For some people it may take a little longer.


    Introduction, Reception, Consultation & Ventilation
    Anatomy & Physiology
    Contra Actions & Contra Indications
    Treatment Adaptations & Aftercare
    Practical Module

    Accreditation & Award

    Therapy Training School is an approved training provider. This particular course is written and accredited by the BeautyGuild. Insurance can be obtained directly from the BeautyGuild. You will be able to practice as a self-employed beauty therapist or mobile therapist. Always check with your potential employer (or local council) to ensure that this Award will be accepted by them.

    Accredited by the BHT

  • More Information

  • Course practical: 1 day
    Test paper: Complete online from your home
    Accreditation: GBT
    Membership & Insurance: Available from GBT
    Suitable for: Private practice, self-employed, mobile beauty therapist and most types of employment
    Previous experience: No previous experience or qualifications are required for you to attend this course
    Equipment and consumables: When attending your practical training you will need to purchase your own consumables and equipment. Everything you need for both the manicure and pedicure courses are contained in the Student Manicure and Pedicure Kit priced at £26.55 +VAT.



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