Frequently Asked Questions

Where does the training take place?

Training for all courses takes place at Polished Nail and Beauty Training. Bookings can be made by our online booking system on our website. Course places are only confirmed with the full course payment being made at the time of booking.

How many students are there in a class?
We believe in keeping the class sizes small for all classes. We offer ongoing support, guidance and mentoring which ensures you get the very best out of your training with us at Polished Nail and Beauty Training.
What to bring?
You do not need to bring anything just yourself and a pen and paper. For funded courses if you have been provided with a kit you need to bring your kit to each session.
Do I need a model?
You MAY be required to bring your own model please see specific course information for further details. The times the models will be required on the day will be confirmed by your tutor on booking your course.
Do I need a kit?
Products and equipment are provided for most courses. If a kit is required you will be informed by your tutor upon booking a course.
Are the courses accredited?
All our courses are accredited by Associated Beauty Therapists, Towergate or VTCT enabling you to gain insurance to work on clients safely.
Will I receive a certificate?
On successful completion of the theoretical and practical element of the course, your tutor will provide you with a recognised fully accredited certificate allowing you to set up insurance to start your own business. If you do not reach the standard required for the course, you will be asked to complete case studies and return for an additional assessment. For VTCT courses certificates will be posted to you by recorded delivery or you will need to call into the academy to collect them.
I can’t see a course date for the course I want to book?
Please contact us and we can discuss course options with you.
For leisure workshops, do I receive a certificate?
Leisure workshops are for personal use only and DO NOT allow you to work on clients upon completion. You do not receive a certificate for these workshops.
Where can I gain insurance?
Our courses are accredited by Associated Beauty Therapists which means that if you have passed your course with Polished you can gain insurance through them. Polished learners can gain a 10% discount with the code POLISHED99.

The full range of Insurance options are covered during your training but ABT are highly recommended by us.

What if I need a replacement certificate?
Polished Nail and Beauty Training can provide you with a replacement certificate for a charge of £10.00 per certificate payable at time of request.
What should I wear to the training course?
You will need to follow salon dress code. Please wear either tunic and trousers or a plain black top and trousers. Depending on the time of year, we suggest wearing layers, so you have the option to remove or add clothing to feel comfortable during changing temperatures. Polished will not be held responsible for any damage to clothing or possessions caused during any of our training sessions.

VTCT courses have a strict dress code which will be discussed with you prior to your course starting.

What happens if I am ill and need to re arrange my training date?
Please read the terms and conditions you received as part of your course confirmation and follow the guidance included in them.