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Manicure Award (Solo): £299

10.00AM - 4.00PM 1 Day Practical Training
Theory Exam Complete Online
Course Suitability Beginners/Upward

Fast Track Course Description

This Manicure Beauty Therapy Award can be studied either as a solo course (just yourself) or bespoke course (with friends, family or colleagues). We also offer Professional Salon Training for staff members either at your own premisis or at one of our many Academies.

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.

The course teaches everything you need to know about carrying out a professional waxing service on different areas of the body including the legs, bikini line, underarms and facial waxing.

The Award 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.

Other Information

The course is beautifully written and accompanied by images, video clips and a voice-over to give you the best possible learning experience. Upon completion of the online theory modules, you will receive a PDF manual which you can refer back to. All of the modules and examinations are completed online with full online support available.

The GTi Manicure Course includes the GTi Professional Standards course for students who have not previously completed this course.

Please note: Once you have booked on this course you will then need to register online with the BeautyGuild prior to begining your study. This costs just £25 +vat and is a one-off payment. This payment gives you access to their Professional Standards course that is taken online before you start your related theory and practical.


This is an entry level course and as such you do not need to have any previous experience or qualifications to participate.

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Questions & Answers

Yes. Also perfect as a CPD course for practicing beauty therapists.
Yes. You will need to bring along your own model as our beauty courses are usually only delivered on a one-to-one (solo) basis.
The Beauty Guild and IGCT (International Guild of Complementary Therapists).
Many choices from reputable industry recognised insurers including: Westminster Insurance, Wellbeing Insurance, Towergate Insurance.
Yes, all of our courses are suitable for professional practice. And once you have acquired insurance cover the GTo Award allow you to offer treatments from your home, from your salon or as a mobile therapist and charge for this service.
Yes of course. As this is a solo course you'll receive focused guidance and individual attention from our teacher. You will also be taught a complete therapy treatment routine for delivering to your clients.
You will learn the same practical skills as with a longer course but you'll need to practice the treatment routine upon friends and family, using your manual.
You're always welcome to return and attend only the practical training again. This is known as a refresher course and allows you to brush up on the techniques you have learned with us. Refresher courses are only available to students who have previously completed their course with us, and substantial discounts are offered.
No, this is a GTi Award. These courses are also known as ‘short courses’ or ‘fast-track training’. However, the treatment techniques you'll learn are similar, and in some cases more extensive than on a level 3 course.
No, you don't need a level 3 qualification in order to deliver this therapy professionally. However, some employers and some London Borough Councils may specify a level 3 qualification as a requirement.
You will be provided with your manual in PDF format and once you’ve read it you will be able to complete your on-line test paper at the GTi website. Our administration team will also chat with you to let you know what to bring so that you are perfectly prepared and have a great time.
Yes you do. When attending your practical training you will need to bring along your own make-up brush set, brush cleaner, spatulas and make-up remover wipes. If you do not wish to provide make-up remover wipes, please provide your own face cleanser, toner and moisturiser. More information regarding from where to purchase this equipment will be given once you have registered for this course.

Theory & Practical

You will study your theory online via the GTi website and be given access to download your training materials. There is an online test that you must complete 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.

Course Modules

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

First things first


Getting Prepared

Login to the fab student area at our website. It's packed full of useful information and will guide you through all of the essential steps before attending your course practical. Our friendly support team will be on hand to offer help and guidance every step of the way.

The Theory Test

You'll be able to create an account with the Beauty Guild and complete the theory test online from the comfort of your own home.

Practical Instruction

When attending the day of practical training you'll receive expert guidance from our qualified and experienced tutor. There is no practical test... instead you're ability to understand and demonstrate each technique is assessed as you are learning.

Your Award

Once you've passed both the theory and practical assessment your GTi Award ploma will be emailed to you from the GTi. You can then obtain professional therapist insurance and begin to offer treatments.

Help with insurance

Once you're qualified, you can obtain insurance from a number of reputable companies including: The Beauty Guild, Towergate, Westminter Indemnity, International Institute for Complementary Therapies. Read more at our accreditation and insurance page here >

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