Gel Extensions Diploma

Course codes: CLM005 / CLM006

Learn how to create and apply gel nail extensions and gain the skills needed to either start your own business or find a job in a salon.

  • Online Gel Extension Diploma
  • Accredited by ABT and IPHM Hollistic accreditation board
  • Enables you to obtain professional insurance
  • Start your own business or add to your beauty services
  • Gel extension application and aftercare
  • All assessments taken and submitted online
  • Professional and detailed video tutorials
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This course is only available to study online.
Course overview

Gel nails are becoming one of the most popular nail treatments as more people turn to alternative ways to maintain their nails. Give yourself a career boost and start earning money quickly with our online course.

Study at a pace that suits you, from your own environment and complete the course in as little or as much time as you need.

Successful students receive an accredited diploma from both the ABT and IPHM which means you can apply for professional insurance so you can offer treatments to clients straight away!

Add on the kit needed to complete the course!

Course Duration


Course Outcome

You will receive your ABT and IPHM accredited Gel Extensions Diploma. Eligible to apply for professional insurance.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


Multiple-choice quiz after each unit. Workbook portfolio.

Course content
  • Personal Standards and Practice
  • Hygiene
  • Effective Communication with Clients
  • Business Promotion
  • Preparation of the Work Area
  • Health & Safety Legislations
  • Insurance
  • Being effective at Work
  • Promoting Products & Services
  • Retail Specific Legislation
  • Reception Duties
  • Taking Payments & Methods
  • Structure of the Nail
  • Bones & the Muscular System
  • Skin Types & Skin Structure
  • The Lymphatic System
  • Skin Diseases / Disorders
  • Nail Diseases
  • Nail Disorders
  • Preparation and products
  • Tip application
  • Preparation and products
  • Gel application
  • Maintenance, infills, rebalance and removals
  • Aftercare
Extra info


With each unit, you will have an online video to watch through. After you have watched through the video, there will be a multiple-choice quiz for you to complete. Once you have completed the questions with the pass mark, the next unit will become available for you to study.

You can take the multiple-choice questions as many times as you need and support from your tutor is given. This course is assessed and certified by Beauty Tribe.

You will also be required to upload evidence of your work in the form of an online workbook. This will involve uploading images of your work before and after which will be reviewed by your tutor. Your tutor will then give you feedback with areas you can improve on in order to pass the course.

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.

Course Outcome

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. This course is accredited by the ABT and IPHM (International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine).

You will also be eligible to apply for professional insurance through Radius Insurance, INSYNC plus selected others, meaning you will be able to legally offer these services to clients.

Professional Kit (Optional)

If you choose to add on the kit, you will receive:

  • 1 x Edge Hand Sanitising Spray
  • 1 x SP Sanitising Gel lemon Grass
  • 1 x PN Acetone
  • 1 x PN Nylon Gel Brush No 6
  • 1 x PN Gel Wipe
  • 1 x IBD Power bond (needed for IBD Builder Gel)
  • 1 x IBD Builder Intro Kit (including: clear, builder clear, builder intense white, builder pink)
  • 1 x Just Gel No Cleanse Top Coat
  • 1 x Meltblown Lint free wipes
  • 1 x Star Nails Dual Mani Tool
  • 1 x Edge 100/180 Zebra Curved File
  • 1 x PN Natural Mixed 100s
  • 1 x PN White Blocks
  • 1 x Nail Glue
  • 1 x PN Sun 8 LED 48w lamp with smart tech
  • 1 x Streaker Tip Cutter
  • Nail trainer hand


You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

You may start at any time and have as long as you need to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

• Dedicated student support
• Assignment marking and feedback
• FREE CV critique service
• FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
• FREE XO Student Discounts card

If you don’t add on the kit, you will need to source and buy these items separately.

No. We will issue certification based on your online coursework alone.

That's not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Adviser Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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