Luxury Manicure

Qualification: Diploma or VTCT Level 2 NVQ Award in Providing Manicure Treatments*
Prerequisites: No previous experience required
Locations: Kent,Essex,London,East Sussex
Price (excl. VAT): £99.00 (VRQ upgrade available, see FAQ)
Deposit Option: £50
Duration: 1 Day Course (Practical completed at School - Theory online)
Class Size: 4 to 8 (site dependent)
Kit: (excl. VAT)£92.00
Description: This course will teach you how to provide a manicure confidently and competently.

Schedule: See availability

This course will teach you all the techniques required to offer a luxury manicure service to you clients. You will learn how to correctly shape the nail, safe cuticle treatment, the use of exfoliation, relaxing massage techniques and flawless application of polish. You will be introduce to paraffin wax, masks and heated mitts to further enhance your service.

Once you book your place you will receive a booking confirmation containing your online account details so you can start the course straight away. This will enable you to start learning the theory at your own pace, and prepare you for the practical day at the School.  We have a high success rate for students, so rest assured that we will provide you with all the support you need to pass your diploma/VRQ.

Our manicure course is accredited by the beauty guild making it an insurable certificate which allows you to use this treatment on the general public and charge for this therapy. This course is open to complete beginners or existing therapists, no previous experience required to attend.

Learning outcomes

  • Salon health, safety & hygiene
  • Be able to consult, plan and prepare for manicure treatments with clients
  • Preparation of work station
  • Anatomy & Physiology – Nail structure, bones of hand.
  • Understand contra-indications that prevent or restrict manicure treatments
  • Nail disorders / diseases
  • Be able to carry out a manicure
  • Perfect polish
  • Be able to provide aftercare advice for clients

Evidence requirements

  • You must be able to demonstrate a client consultation
  • Carry out manicure treatments
  • Complete theory and online prior to attending practical day




Where does the training take place?

Training for all courses takes place at our Beauty Schools based in either:

Chatham, Kent - Parking opposite in Union Square Pay & Display (Behind GALA Bingo)

Rainham, Essex/Surrey - Free parking on site

Docklands, London - No Parking at centre (

We provide students with access to our online training area before they attend the school. We find by doing this they are able to complete the theory in their own time and are able to absorb more information. This also means we have more time for practical, which then allows the tutor to demonstrate best practices as well as answer any  Q & A’s.

What’s the difference between a diploma and an NVQ/VRQ qualification?

The really depends on what you're looking to do, if you're looking to treat friends, go mobile or run your business from home then we’d recommend a diploma by the Beauty Guild. However, if you were looking to work in a Salon or Spa most would require you to have an NVQ/VRQ qualification.

If you decide on the NVQ/VRQ qualification you'll also be required to attend an additional day for assessment, further to this you'll automatically receive a diploma qualification. More information will be given to you during your practical day at the School.

The upgrade will cost £158 (£220 for Full Body Massage, Microdermabrasion, Reflexology and Facial Electrotherapy), and is available during checkout.

Can I upgrade my diploma to an NVQ at a later date?

Yes, you’ll have the option to do this. You’ll have to pay the additional fee (see above) for the upgrade, and we’ll then provide you with all the additional material to pass your NVQ qualification. We’ll then schedule your assessment day at the school.

Can I get insurance with my Diploma certificate?

Many insurance companies will ensure you with a Diploma certificate. However, it is your responsibility to check this prior to booking the course. 

What if I cancel my course, will I get a refund?

It will depend on the circumstances surrounding the cancellation and the notice given(see T&C for more details). In the instance that a refund is requested due to illness, medical notification will be required. Unfortunately, we are unable to give a refund if the online theory has been accessed/completed.

Will I be required to do any home study?

Yes. As well as doing the online theory at your own pace, students will find that by practising at home AFTER you have taken the course, performing approximately 6 -8 treatments, they will achieve more confidence in doing treatments.

How many students are there in a class?

We believe in keeping the class sizes small, so students have more one 2 one time with our tutors. Our normal class size is 4 to 8.

Will I need to bring a model?

Please see below for any course-specific requirements regarding models as some courses DO REQUIRE models.

In most cases, no models are required; students will work on each other for the practical element. However, if you feel more comfortable bringing your own model for the beauty course just let us know in advance via email. Failure to inform us that you are bringing a model could result in your course being cancelled without refund. If the course has an uneven number of students, you may be asked to bring your own model however you will be contacted by admin to discuss this. 

Will I need to bring anything?

No, everything will be provided for you on the course. However, some students find it beneficial to bring a pen and paper to make notes.

Is the Course accredited?

Our courses are approved and accredited by The Guild of Beauty Therapists (Diploma) and VTCT (VRQ). You can get liability insurance from the Guild. This does not apply to Workshops.

When will I get my certificate?

Online theory must be completed and students must meet the standards required for practical delivery by UK Beauty Schools before diploma eCertificates can be issued. If standards are not met you will be offered 1 free retake, if more training required this would be chargeable. NVQ certificates are issued by the awarding body. Diploma eCertificates will be emailed by Head Office within 7 days after the course.

What are your terms of price match guarantee?

Please read our Price Guarantee Terms & Conditions, they can be found here.

Attending a Nail course

When attending a nail course, please ensure that you do not have any enhancements, overlays or polish on your nails as you will be working on each other. This includes acrylic, gel, silk/fiberglass, gel polish and nail polish. Failure to comply may result in you being turned away from your course with no refund given.

Kit Contents

Luxury Manicure Diploma kit from NSI includes:

- 1 x Hive Simply The Cuticle Massage Cream 140ml with Jojoba Seed Oil & Aloe

- 1 x Hive Simply The Purifying Hand Scrub 140ml

- 1 x Hive Simply The Nourishing Hand Cream 140ml

- 1 x Hive Simply The Hydrating Hand Treatment Masque 140ml

- 1 x Hive Electric Heated Mittens (Pair)

- 1 x Non Acetone 250ml

- 10 x Emery Boards 

- 1 x Is It Wet Buffer

- 1 x Hive Simply The Cuticle Remover 95ml

- 1 x Misa Backbone Basecoat 15ml

- 1 x Misa Top Topper Topcoat 15ml

- 1 x Misa I do (French Pink) Polish 15ml

- 1 x Misa Kiss the Bride (French White)Polish 15ml

- 1 x Misa Dreamy Purple Polish 15ml

- 1 x Misa Single and Ready to Limbo Polish 15ml

- 1 x Economy Cuticle Nipper

- 1 x Flat Manicure Tool

- 1 x Round Manicure Bowl

- 1 x Large Blue Vinyl Carrying Bag

Schedule: See availability

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