Gel Nail Extension Diploma

Our course code: NB020

Course fee: £325 or from £25 per month

Enrol on this course

Are you looking to boost your expertise as a Nail Technician? This award-winning Gel Nail Extension Diploma will provide you with the knowledge and skills to confidently execute gel overlay treatments with a stunning finish. Gel extensions are a highly popular treatment since they’re odourless and soak off easily, with the strength, length and appearance of false acrylic nails. This course will cover the use of UV and LED lamps, as well as important blending, maintenance and aftercare procedures. To enhance your services, enrol alongside our Gel Polish Diploma to start building a bigger clientele today.  

What to expect on this Level 3 Gel Nail Extension Diploma?

When you enrol on this gel extensions course, we’ll first introduce the foundations associated with working in the beauty industry. For instance, you’ll learn the importance of interacting with clients, promoting your services, and being effective at work. Secondly, you’ll gain some insight into the body, its systems, and skin healthcare.

Moving forward, we’ll introduce you to the world of gel polish and how to create the perfect extensions. To do this, you’ll explore what gel polish is, its benefits, as well as the difference between UV and LED lamps. Next, you’ll consider various nail-polish products and how to apply clear, gel and coloured polish to the nail.  Finally, you’ll touch on key aftercare treatments that you can offer clients so they can maintain and remove gels correctly.

Who is this online gel extensions course ideal for?

Our Level 3 Gel Nail Extension Diploma was created for aspiring nail technicians or students looking to study beauty therapy at a higher level. The course covers everything you’ll need to be able to work as a gel nail specialist when you complete the course. So, whether you want to work in a salon, a spa, or even offer your own gel extension services, you can.

Key Takeaways

  • Award-winning gel extensions course designed for aspiring technicians
  • Learn techniques and treat clients to a gorgeous gel nail extensions
  • With this course, you’ll be able to apply for professional insurance
  • Gain insight to advise clients about gel nails and how to apply gel polish
  • Add gel extensions to your service offering and become your own boss
  • All your assessments are completed and submitted online
  • Study at your own pace anytime, anywhere, anyhow

Create a pristine nail polish finish by learning the correct way to apply clear, gel and coloured gel polish.

  • Study with winners

    We’re an award-winning learning provider and have been recognised for our cutting-edge learning techniques.

  • Get insured

    By completing this course you will be able to gain insurance to work on clients.

  • Unlimited Tutor Support

    Get as much help and support as you want from your personal course tutor via email and phone.

  • Awarding body: IPHM (International Practitioners Of Holistic Medicine)
  • Our course code: NB020
  • Official Qualification Title: Gel Nails Course

Study Hours


Study Method

Your course will be studied through distance learning, meaning you can learn the course at a time and place that suits you. Your course materials will be available to you online via tutorial videos and eBooks. Tutor support is available by email, so help is only a click away!


Course Duration

  • 31 video tutorials guiding you through every aspect of every treatment.
  • 4 easy to follow downloadable eBooks in 29 units, designed to enhance your progressive learning techniques
  • Easy online learning via your mobile, tablet and PC
  • Full support and guidance from working professionals


As you progress, you’ll be assessed at the end of each unit via multiple choice questions that test your understanding. Once you’ve achieved the desired pass percentage, you’ll move on to the next module. Units and tests can be retaken at anytime to strengthen your knowledge.

Course Outcomes

Once you have passed the course, your Diploma Certificate will be available for download via the portal and stored for you. You have lifetime access to the portal so you can return at any time using your tutorials and eBooks as a reference.

Additional Information

Official Qualification Title - Gel Nails Course

Difficulty - Level 3

Entry requirements - There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.

Course Content

1: Foundation
  • Personal Standards and Practice
  • Hygiene
  • Effective Communication with Clients
  • Business Promotion
  • Preparation of the Work Area
  • Health & Safety Legislation
  • Insurance
  • Being effective at Work
  • Promoting Products & Services
  • Retail Specific Legislation
  • Reception Duties
  • Taking Payments & Methods
2: Anatomy and Physiology - Nails
  • Structure of the Nail
  • Bones & the Muscular System
  • Skin Types & Skin Structure
  • The Lymphatic System
3: Nail and Skin Healthcare
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Disorders
  • Nail Diseases
  • Nail Disorders
4: Gel Polish
  • Preparation & Products
  • Gel Polish Application
  • Gel Polish Removals & Aftercare

Frequently Asked Questions

We have some answers to common student questions, but if you can't find the answer you're looking for then please contact us and we will do everything we can to answer your questions.

We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee includes tutor support for 12 months. There will be an additional charge to purchase and add the practical Gel Extension kit to your course package. Speak to a course adviser for more details.

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start. However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.

No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.

No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.

Most students finish comfortably within the course duration period given. However, if you do need more time, your personal tutor support can be extended for an additional fee.

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.