Training Courses

If you are serious about working within the Beauty Industry then you will need accredited training in Nail Treatments. Employers such as beauty salons and spas increasingly need therapists who can offer nail services, offering such treatments is also one of the most flexible ways of working for yourself.

Kelly Wilson Nail Training Academy offers many nail courses that are all accredited by ABT - Association of Beauty Therapists. Training is offered in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. You will learn everything you need to work confidently with clients, creating beautiful nails that they will love.

After almost 20 years as a self-employed Nail Technician , Kelly has drawn on her experience and is a qualified and passionate Educator based in Swindon who specialises in training and development of accredited Nail Technicians.

The ‘Kelly Wilson Nail Training Academy' offers hands on courses for those who wish to train and develop their skills to achieve ABT & The Beauty Guild accredited status.

Kelly "I am especially passionate about providing a 1-2-1 atmosphere where those that may suffer from social anxiety can thrive and to help others to reach their potential".

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Upcoming Dates

August Sat 17th Aug - NailArt - Fully booked Mon 19th Aug - Gel Extensions Day 2 - Fully booked Thu 29th Aug - Builder Gel 29th August - Efile - Fully booked Thu 29th Aug - Builder Gel - Fully booked Thu 29th Aug - Efile - Fully booked
September Tue 10th Sep - Efile Tue 26th Sep - Gel Polish - 2 places available
October Tue 1st Oct - Efile - 2 places available Fri 4th Oct - Gel Extensions Day 1 Mon 14th Oct - Gel Extensions Day 1 - Fully booked Thu 17th Oct - Builder Gel Fri 25th Oct - Gel Extensions Day 2 Wed 30th Oct - GelPolish
November Thu 7th Nov - NailArt Mon 11th Nov - Gel Extensions Day 2 - Fully booked Thu 14th Nov - Efile Mon 18th Nov - TGB Gel Polish Mon 18th Nov - TGB Gel Polish Conversion Tue 19th Nov - TGB Gel Extensions Tue 19th Nov - TGB Gel Extension Conversion
December Wed 11th Dec - TGB Gel Extensions - Day 2
Efile & Builder Gel courses as well as 1-2-1 Training available by appointment

Gel Enhancements

Duration: 2 Days

Course Fee: £230

Qualification: ABT

Gel Polish

Duration: 5.5 Hrs

Course Fee: £95

Qualification: ABT

NailArt

Duration: 1 Days

Course Fee: £80

Qualification: N/A

1-2-1 Training

Practical training that’s customised to your needs.

Course Fee: £40/Hr

Qualification: ABT

Hard Gel

Duration: 4 Hrs

Course Fee: £150

Qualification: ABT

Efile Beginners

Duration: 3 Hrs

Course Fee: £90

Qualification: ABT

Builder Gel Overlay

Duration: 4 Hrs

Course Fee: £150

Qualification: ABT

Gel Enhancements Course - Accredited training course

Upcoming Dates

Course Details

During this course, you will learn how to perform a set of gel enhancements.

You will also learn to:

  • Prepare the treatment area
  • Carry out a client consultation
  • Prepare the client for treatment
  • Prepare natural nails for application
  • File and shape nails
  • Apply tips
  • Apply gel overlays
  • Refine enhancement
  • Maintain enhancement
  • Carry out safe removals
  • Provide aftercare advice

You will also study:

  • Relevant hygiene, health and safety
  • Sterilising and care of equipment
  • Relevant anatomy and physiology
  • Client Consultation
  • Contra-indications
  • Contra-actions
  • Disorders that can affect clients’ nails
  • Non-medical conditions
  • Equipment and products

You will be required to study the training manual before your training day, and then attend a 3 day training course to study the theory and practical elements. You will then be asked to answer questions based on the content of the manual. You will also be required to perform a professional gel enhancement procedure, to maintain the enhancements and safely remove them. Once you have successfully completed both the theory and practical components, you will receive the Kelly Wilson Nail Training Academy and Training Certificate in Gel Enhancements, accredited by ABT.

ABT accredited course

Course Fee £230.00 (£165.00 non refundable deposit required upon booking)

For dates & more information, contact Kelly at kellywilsonacademy@gmail.com or 07720051013

  • For discounts for Insurance through The Beauty Guild, quote referral code 11244
  • Please contact me for discounts on The Gelbottle products
  • 1-2-1 Training is available for this course

Gel Polish Course - Accredited Training Course

Upcoming Dates

Tue 26th Sep - Gel Polish Mon 18th Nov - TGB Gel Polish Mon 18th Nov - TGB Gel Polish Conversion Wed 30th Oct - GelPolish

Course Details

During this course you will learn how to perform a professional dry manicure and gel polish treatment (this course is non-brand specific).

You will also learn to:

  • Prepare the treatment area
  • Carry out a client consultation
  • Prepare the client for treatment
  • Perform a dry manicure
  • File and shape the nails
  • Apply gel polish
  • Maintain cuticles
  • Remove gel polish
  • Provide aftercare advice

You will also study:

  • Relevant hygiene, health and safety
  • Sterilising and care of equipment
  • Relevant anatomy and physiology
  • Client consultation
  • Contra-indications
  • Contra-actions
  • Disorders that can affect clients’ nails
  • Non-medical conditions
  • Equipment and products

You will be required to study a manual before your training day, then to attend a 5.5 hour training session to study the theory and practical elements. You will be asked to answer a set of questions based on the manual. You will also be required to perform a professional gel polish manicure. Once you have successfully completed, both the theory and practical components you will receive he Kelly Wilson Nail Training Academy and Training Certificate in Gel Polish Manicure, accredited byABT.

ABT accredited course

Course Fee £95.00 (£50.00 non refundable deposit required upon booking)

For dates & more information, contact Kelly at kellywilsonacademy@gmail.com or 07720051013

  • For discounts for Insurance through The Beauty Guild, quote referral code 11244
  • Please contact me for discounts on The Gelbottle products
  • 1-2-1 Training is available for this course

NailArt Course

Upcoming Dates

Sat 17th Aug - NailArt - Fully booked Thu 7th Nov - NailArt

Course Details

An introduction to the current techniques used in today’s nail industry. This one-day course will help you discover which techniques you enjoy the most and which designs may best suit your clientele. Study takes place in a relaxing environment and is available at two training facilities, Old Town in Swindon or Royal Wootton Bassett.

This course is not brand specific and ample advice will be given about where to buy products, as wel as tips on how to increase your treatment menu by offering Nail Art. Most of the nail art is performed using gel polish.

Techniques covered:

  • Glitters
  • Chrome powder
  • Stencilling
  • Encapsulating
  • Chameleon flakes
  • Cat’s eye
  • Holographic powder
  • Matte effect
  • Stamping
  • Blooming gel
  • Dusts
  • Foils
  • Reactions
  • Marbling
  • Gems

Course Fee £80.00 (£40.00 non refundable deposit required upon booking)

For dates & more information, contact Kelly at kellywilsonacademy@gmail.com or 07720051013

  • For discounts for Insurance through The Beauty Guild, quote referral code 11244
  • Please contact me for discounts on The Gelbottle products
  • 1-2-1 Training is available for this course

1-2-1 Training

Upcoming Dates

1-2-1 Training available by appointment

Course Details

Kelly Wilson Nail Training Academy provides personalised training for nail technicians. We offer one-to-one sessions with our expert tutor, delivering practical training that’s customised to your needs.

We can cover anything you require, including:

  • Troubleshooting with application, lifting, chipping of any products.
  • Conversion from your current brand to The Gelbottle
  • The Gelbottle, including Builder in a Bottle and the new gel pots
  • Gel polish application
  • Gel enhancements
  • Nail Art
ABT accredited course

Course Fee £40.00 per hour

For further information, contact Kelly at kellywilsonacademy@gmail.com

  • For discounts for Insurance through The Beauty Guild, quote referral code 11244
  • Please contact me for discounts on The Gelbottle products

Hard Gel Overlays Course - Accredited Training Course

Upcoming Dates

Tue 11th Dec - Hard Gel Overlays

On this course you will learn:

  • To learn the anatomy and physiology in relation to nails
  • Health and safety of work equipment and surrounding area.
  • Preparing the work area
  • Importance of good client consultation
  • Contra Indications
  • Contra Actions
  • Practical elements of preparing a nail
  • Application of products
  • Aftercare advice
  • Removal process
  • To have knowledge of health and safety regarding working area
  • To understand the biology of the nail
  • To carry out a full client consultation
  • Contra Indications
  • Contra Actions
  • Knowledge about Soak Off Gels & Hard Gels
  • To complete the practical treatment of applying gel overlays
  • How to troubleshoot any problems that may arise
  • How to provide a client with aftercare advice
  • To understand how to carry out the removal process

You will be required to study a manual before your training day, and then attend a 4 hour training session to study the theory and practical elements. You will be asked to complete a form with questions in relation to the manual. You will be required to perform a professional Hard Gel Overlay on a model. Once you have successfully completed, you will receive The Kelly Wilson Nail Training Academy and Training Certificate accredited by ABT.

ABT accredited course

Course Fee £150.00 (£90.00 non refundable deposit required upon booking)

For dates & more information, contact Kelly at kellywilsonacademy@gmail.com or 07720051013

  • For discounts for Insurance through The Beauty Guild, quote referral code 11244
  • Please contact me for discounts on The Gelbottle products
  • 1-2-1 Training is available for this course

Efile Beginners Course - Accredited Training Course

Upcoming Dates

Thu 29th Aug - Efile - Fully booked Tue 10th Sep - Efile Tue 1st Oct - Efile Thu 14th Nov - Efile Efile Training available by appointment

Course Details

During this course you will learn how to safely use an file to remove Gel Polish from Hard Gel or Acrylic Enhancements.

You will learn to:

  • Understand safe use of an Efile
  • What the different ‘bits’ are used for
  • Hygiene for your Efile and client
  • How an Efile can speed up a service time
  • How to safely remove Gel Polish from enhancements

In this course we will cover the techniques required to safely and efficiently use an Efile (Electric File), in order to remove Gel Polish from Enhancements/Hard Gel Overlays. Therefore taking the hard work and strain out of maintenance and helping to avoid RSI.

You will need to bring a model with you who has had a set of enhancements on for 2/3 weeks with gel polish over.

A professional quality E-file with a minimum 20,000 rpm is recommended, I can recommend some brands/makes for you. Cheap files from Ebay/Amazon are not suitable for a professional treatment.

You want to buy a file that feels comfortable, does not vibrate during use, has variable speeds, will accept standard sized bits and comes with a warranty.

ABT accredited course

Kit List:

  • Efile
  • Fine grit safety bit
  • Face mask
  • Goggles
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Acetone
  • Cuticle pusher
  • Duster Brush
  • Lint free wipes
  • Cuticle oil
  • 240 grit sponge buffer
  • 180 grit file
  • Cuticle bit

You need to be qualified in Hard Gels or Acrylics to attend this course

Course Fee £90.00 (£45.00 non refundable deposit required upon booking)

For dates & more information, contact Kelly at kellywilsonacademy@gmail.com or 07720051013

  • For discounts for Insurance through The Beauty Guild, quote referral code 11244
  • Please contact me for discounts on The Gelbottle products
  • 1-2-1 Training is available for this course

Builder Gel/Soak Off Gel Overlay Course - Accredited Training Course

Upcoming Dates

Thu 29th Aug - Builder Gel - Fully booked Thu 17th Oct - Builder Gel Gel Builder Training available by appointment

On this course you will learn:

  • To learn the anatomy and physiology in relation to nails
  • Health and safety of work equipment and surrounding area.
  • Preparing the work area
  • Importance of good client consultation
  • Contra Indications
  • Contra Actions
  • Practical elements of preparing a nail
  • Application of products
  • Aftercare advice
  • Removal process
  • To have knowledge of health and safety regarding working area
  • To understand the biology of the nail
  • To carry out a full client consultation
  • Contra Indications
  • Contra Actions
  • Knowledge about Soak Off Gels & Hard Gels
  • To complete the practical treatment of applying gel overlays
  • To repair a natural nail with silk
  • How to troubleshoot any problems that may arise
  • How to provide a client with aftercare advice
  • To understand how to carry out the removal process

You will be required to study a manual before your training day, and then attend a 4 hour training session to study the theory and practical elements. You will be asked to complete a form with questions in relation to the manual. You will be required to perform a professional Hard Gel Overlay on a model. Once you have successfully completed, you will receive The Jasmin Beauty and Training Certificate accredited by ABT.

ABT accredited course

Course Fee £150.00 (£75.00 non refundable deposit required upon booking)

For dates & more information, contact Kelly at kellywilsonacademy@gmail.com or 07720051013

  • For discounts for Insurance through The Beauty Guild, quote referral code 11244
  • Please contact me for discounts on The Gelbottle products