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".

Upcoming Dates

2018 Mon 26th Nov - NailArt Mon 3rd Dec - Gel Enhancements (Day 2) Tue 11th Dec - Hard Gel Overlays
2019 Sat 16th Feb - Gel Polish Sun 17th Feb - NailArt Sat 23rd Feb - Gel Enhancements (Day 1) Sat 23rd Mar - Gel Enhancements (Day 2) Efile Training and 1-2-1 Training available by appointment Tue 15th Jan - TGB Efile Tue 22nd Jan - TGB NailArt Tue 5th Feb - TGB Gel Polish Conversion Mon 11th Feb - TGB Gel Polish Beginners Tue 12th Feb - TGB Biab Natural Nail Mon 25th Feb - TGB Extension Conversion Sat 9th Mar - TGB Gel Extensions (Day 1) Sun 10th Mar - TGB Extensions (Day 2)

Gel Enhancements

Duration: 2 Days

Course Fee: £230

Qualification: ABT

Gel Polish

Duration: 5.5 Hrs

Course Fee: £95

Qualification: ABT

Nail Art

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: £120

Qualification: ABT

Efile Beginners

Duration: 3 Hrs

Course Fee: £90

Qualification: ABT

Gel Enhancements Course - Accredited training course

Upcoming Dates

Mon 3rd Dec 2018 - Gel Enhancements (Day 2) Mon 3rd Dec 2018 - Gel Enhancements (Day 2) Tue 12th Feb 2019 - TGB Biab Natural Nail Sat 23rd Feb 2019 - Gel Enhancements (Day 1) Mon 25th Feb 2019 - TGB Extension Conversion Sat 9th Mar 2019 - TGB Gel Extensions (Day 1) Sun 10th Mar 2019 - TGB Extensions (Day 2) Sat 23rd Mar 2019 - Gel Enhancements (Day 2)

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

Sat 16th Feb 2019 - Gel Polish Tue 5th Feb 2019 - TGB Gel Polish Conversion Mon 11th Feb 2019 - TGB Gel Polish Beginners

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

Nail Art Course

Upcoming Dates

Mon 26th Nov 2018 - NailArt Sun 17th Feb 2019 - NailArt Tue 22nd Jan 2019 - TGB 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 £120.00 (£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

Tue 15th Jan 2018 - TGB 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 3 hour 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