Gel Extensions Diploma

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Course Description

  • Certified Gel Extensions Diploma

  • Accredited by IPHM Holistic Accreditation Board

  • Full tutorial support throughout

  • No time limits, you have access for life to the course.

  • Practical and theory knowledge

  • 31 video tutorials

  • 4 downloadable ebooks to enhance your learning techniques

  • Study via PC, tablet or mobile

  • Full Professional kit available if needed

  • Able to obtain professional insurance upon completion



Paying in Full: £200

Paying in Stages: Your first payment will be £95, then a direct debit will be set up for three monthly payments of £50. Only available to students with a UK bank account. 

A full professional kit can be added for £200



The Gel Extensions Diploma course will give you all the skills needed to offer natural looking Soak-off gel nail extensions in no time.

Soak-off Gel Nail polish is painted, but after each layer it is cured with a UV light. Effectively the nails are placed under the light to dry before adding another layer.

The Gel Extensions Diploma course will qualify you to create and apply gel nail extensions allowing you to either start your own business or find a job in a salon.


Once you have purchased your course you will be granted access to our online education platform where you will find your tutorial videos and eBooks. The courses can be studied via desktops, tablets and mobiles so you can study anytime, any place!

The Gel Extension Diploma course is broken into four modules (outlined below). Each module consists of a series of units which consist of a video to watch and a corresponding section of the ebook. At the end of each unit you will find a set of multiple choice questions. Once you complete these with the required mark you will be able to progress onto the next unit. There is no limit to the amount of times you can take the test.

Once all units in a module are completed , it will be marked as complete and the next one will open for you.

Upon completion of all the modules you will be asked to upload evidence of your practical work. Essentially this is before and after photos of your work which will then be reviewed by your tutor who will feedback any areas of improvement where necessary. If all is well they will confirm you have passed the course!

Your Diploma Certificate will then be made available for download via the portal and stored for you. 

* Please note that a training kit will be required for completion of the practical elements. You are free to use your own materials if you have them, if not we can provide them for you. Check the list at the bottom of this page to see the materials required. *



Unit 1: Personal Standards and Practice

In this unit you will learn the importance of personal standards and what is expected of you as a professional working within the industry.

Unit 2: Hygiene

In this unit you will learn the basic hygiene rules to be followed, how to prevent cross infection and contamination, what sanatisation and sterilisation is and what methods to use as well as contagious skin condition.

Unit 3: Effective Communication with Clients

In this unit you will learn about customer and client care, how to build relationships with clients, how to effectively communicate with clients and deal with client dissatisfaction. We will also cover client consultation which is an important aspect for all professionals.

Unit 4: Business Promotion

In this unit you will be provided with business ideas, how to price treatments as well as how to work within a salon and as a self employed therapist.

Unit 5: Preparation of the Work Area

In this unit you will learn how to create a comfortable and professional work area covering the four basic principles.

Unit 6: Health & Safety Legislations

In this unit you will learn how to take care of all in the workplace as well as the latest health and safety legislations to ensure you are working in compliance and safely.

Unit 7: Insurance

In this unit you will learn the importance of insurance and how to gain it, disposal of waste and data protection act.

Unit 8: Being Effective at Work

In this unit you will learn job roles, responsibilities and working relationships as well as communication, effective teamwork and development within job roles.

Unit 9: Promoting Products & Services

In this unit you will learn the importance of retail sales, positive product promotion and sales techniques.

Unit 10: Retail Specific Legislation

In this unit you will learn all the current legislations specific to retail, product promotion and gaining client feedback.

Unit 11: Reception Duties

In this unit you will learn the importance of personal standards and what is expected of you as a professional working within the industry.

Unit 12: Taking Payments and Methods

In this unit you will learn how to deal with different payment methods and taking payments from clients.


Unit 1: Structure of the Nail

In this unit you will learn the factors which effect nail growth (internal and external) as well as the structure of the nail itself and the function of each.

Unit 2: Bones and the Muscular System

In this unit you will learn the main bones in the hand and lower arm, the muscular system (including the main muscles of the hand and arm) and the blood supply to the hand and arm.

Unit 3: Skin Types and Structure

In this unit you will learn the main skin types, the functions of the skin, the structure of the skin and the functions of each layer.

Unit 4: The Lymphatic System

In this unit you will learn the different types of bones, posture, anatomical terms, as well as the names of the bones.


Unit 1: Skin Diseases/Disorders

In this unit you will learn the five most common skin diseases and disorders as well as what a contra-indication is.

Unit 2: Nail Diseases

In this unit you will learn the six most common nail diseases and be able to confidently identify them.

Unit 3: Nail Disorders

In this unit you will learn the twelve most common nail disorders and be able to confidently identify them.


Unit 1: Preparation and Products

In this unit you will learn consultation techniques, different types & sizes of nail tips, what each nail file is as well as the structure of a nail tip.

Unit 2: Tip Application

In this unit you will learn what pre-tailoring is and how to go about it, the correct use of tip cutters, how to blend professionally and how to create the most popular nail shapes before finishing with the tip application procedure.


Unit 1: Preparation and Products

In this unit you will learn the three different types of gel, how the curing process works, product information including UV lamp, the benefits and disadvantages of gel and the three key points to correct preparation.

Unit 2: Gel Application

In this unit you will learn the difference between a clear, french and colour gel application alongside the correct procedure for system application.

Unit 3: Maintenance, Infill, Re-Balance & Removals

In this unit you will learn the lifecycle of the clients nails as well as the difference between an infill and re-balance and the correct procedure for each finishing with removals.

Unit 4: Aftercare

In this unit you will learn the key aftercare advice to give to your clients for home care as well as retail products. Recommended pricing and times are also covered.


To complete the practical elements of the course you will need various components/materials. If you do not have them you can add on the full kit required for the course. Below are the products provided in the kit:

  • Edge Sanitising Spray (250ml)
  • SB Sanitising Gel Lemon Grass (300ml)
  • PN Acetone (125ml)
  • PN Nylon Gel Brush No 6
  • PN Gel Wipe (90ml)
  • IBD Power Bond (needed for IBD Builder Gel) (14ml)
  • IBD Clear, Builder, Clear, Builder Intense White, Bulder Pink (14g)
  • Just Gel No Cleanse Top Coat (14ml)
  • Meltblown Lint Free Wipes (200)
  • Star Nails Dual Mani Tool
  • Edge 100/180 Zebra Curved File
  • PN Natural Mixed 100s (100)
  • PN White Blocks
  • Nail Glue (3g)
  • PN Sun 8 LED 48w Lamp with Smart Teach
  • Streaker Tip Cutter

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