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Gel & Acrylic Nails only - Part time

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Approx 3 months


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Portobello Institute

Gel & Acrylic Nails only - Part time

We are working remotely and are available to support you with any queries you have - please email Brandon at or call him on 01-8920035.

Our academic delivery teams are all also working remotely and are supporting our students to continue with their studies or to get started for those just commencing their learning journey.  This course is available to start immediately and involves a mix of online learning and workshops. The workshops can be attended by online webinar, with one to one tutor support available throughout your learning journey. We will return to deliver the workshops by contact tuition once the current restrictions on social contact have been lifted.

The Nail Technician course is a progression course from basic Manicure and Pedicure. During this course you will master Gel and Acrylic nails, as well as understand and advise your clients on the different types of nails that will suit their needs and lifestyle.

This Nails Course is an advanced course which will prepare you for a professional career as a Nail Technician. That means that you will also learn how to run a business, how to go about pricing structures and what to do to promote your career and business.

Itec certificate in Gel & Acrylic Nails

Entry to this course is by direct application to the college. Students must have completed ITEC Certificate in Manicure & Pedicure to gain entry onto this course.

Note: The entry requirement is not required if you study for both the ITEC Manicure and Pedicure course and the Nail Technician (Gel & Acrylic Nails) at the same time.

This is a part time course delivered 1 evening a week or 1 day a week.

Using Nail products safely



Tools of the Trade

Client consultation

Preparing the nail


Applying plastic tips

Problem nail shapes and how to correct them

Product application

Natural nail overlay

Sculptured nails

Maintaining and removing artificial nails

Infills and rebalance

Pricing structures

Career routes

How to start and promote your services

Course price €699

 ITEC Exam fees €135

Gel & Acrylic Nail Kit: €200

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