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Gel Polish Techniques

Course Code: GPT2

Level: 2
Subject area: Hair & Beauty
Awarding body: VTCT
Qualification: Award
Course type: Short course
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: Two weeks
When you'll study: Saturdays 9.30am - 2.30pm

About the course

Want to learn a new skill to enable you to become self-employed? Interested in having a skill that will allow you to be able to offer an additional service to your existing clients or entice new clients? Do you enjoy seeing colour on your own nails and like applying it to others but want to know how to do it properly? Then this gel polish techniques course is just for you!

What you'll learn

You will learn how to apply and maintain a gel polish colour along with how to correctly remove it using two different methods. You will also learn some anatomy and physiology of the nail and the theory behind gel polish and how it works.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for the course. However, if English is your second language you should have a level 1 English speaking, listening and writing qualification and be working towards a level 2 (ESOL).



There are no formal exams although there is a small booklet to complete to form the portfolio. You will also be observed applying and removing the polish as an assessment method.


What's next?

You may progress onto other short beauty courses or even a level 2 nail enhancement course. You will also be able to offer the service as a self-employed technician after gaining insurance


Course Code: GPT2

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £100

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 A
19 - 23 A(Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.