1-Day Nail Courses

Short Nail Courses


Enhance your skills as a nail technician with our large selection of one-day intensive courses, designed to ensure a quick, smooth and effective learning experience. These courses provide the student with training in a specific area of expertise.

We are totally committed to students completing every course undertaken. Upon successful completion of our courses, students will possess qualifications and training necessary to begin work in the beauty industry.

If students simply want to brush-up on a few skills, or begin training for the first time, the Nails and Beauty Academy will provide the perfect course. We don't agree with wasting student time, by needlessly prolonging the duration of courses: all our students learn the skills they want, quickly and efficiently.

Check out our 1-day nail courses below:


Acrylic Nail Extensions

This one-day Acrylic nail course will provide students with a solid understanding of acrylic overlay application and nail extensions. This is one of the most popular nail treatments throughout the world.

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UV Gel Nail Extension Course

This one-day Gel nail course will provide students with a solid understanding of Gel overlay application and nail extensions. Students also learn silk/fibreglass nail overlays and extensions.

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Nail Art

This one-day nail art course will enable students to create stunning 2D and 3D nail designs using colour gels, cracked ice, crushed shells, striping glitter, striping tape, glitter, painting techniques. One of the most comprehensive nail art courses in the UK.

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Silk Nail Extensions

Learn Silk nails on this one day course. You will learn how to apply and blend the ABS plastic tips and how to apply Fibreglass Overlays as well as UV Gel.

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Fibreglass Nail Extensions

Learn Fibreglass Nail Extensions with this course. You will learn how to apply plastic tips and blend them to the nail. You will also learn how to apply gel. That's right! The Gel nail course is included with this one-day course.

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Manicure and Pedicure Short Nail Course

Learn manicure and pedicure techniques with our comprehensive manicure and pedicure course. This manicure course is the perfect foundation for those who want to learn about nails and perhaps become a nail technician.

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Acrylic Gel Sculpting Nail Course

This advanced sculpting nail course should only be considered if you have prior experience in gel and acrylic overlays application. We recommend you attend our Gel Nail Course and our Acrylic Nail Course first, so you know exactly how to apply these nail overlays.

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Alreasy know nail art but want to offer airbrushing? Then learn it with our professional airbrush nail course.

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Save by combining these nail courses!

Did You Know?

You can combine some of our one-day nail courses and save hundreds of pounds from your training here at the Nail and Beauty Academy. Head over to our package nail courses page for more information.



This training course is available at our Hammersmith, Westminster, Putney and Fulham specialist training centres. All four London training centres are just a few minutes away from the district line tube stations.



  • Students will receive a Nails and Beauty Academy certificate upon successful completion of any short nail courses, which are accredited by the Associated Beauty Therapists. This will enable students to apply for insurance, which is necessary to work in the UK.
  • Training is led by industry professionals with over 10 years experience in the nail industry.
  • While attending this course, we provide all the products for you - so there is no need to purchase a kit to attend.
  • No need to bring a model along with you for our nail courses.
  • Free course manual for you to take home.