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Nail Training

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Are you ready to become one of the award winning, amazing nail techs that we create?

We are not just creating jobs; we are creating careers and by attending a course at Creative Academy+ Manchester you will be utterly inspired no matter what your background in the industry is!

As our industry grows and changes we do too. So whether you are a newbie or a seasoned pro our CND™ Education Ambassadors will help you to achieve your goals and more. Industry products and techniques don’t just stand still so we offer lifelong learning and from the moment you step into the classroom we will take your nail journey very seriously and ensure it becomes lifelong.

We give you everything you need for your nail education journey and taking a look at our industry now we can act accordingly and offer what you desire to move forward in this ever changing world of nails and beauty.

So, from beginner, to conversion, to expert classes featuring extreme and finally to our celebrated CND™ Master Classes we are proud to introduce you to our new and improved Creative Academy+ classes.

Call us now – there’s a class for you and we’re ready to inspire you.


Nail Training Courses

beginners boxNail training courses for the Novice Student
This introductory level provides a perfect foundation for a successful career as a nail technician. Focused theory sessions combined with hands-on practical classes not only inform and enlighten but also allow you to perfect your skill enabling you to graduate as a CND™ certified Nail Professional.


conversion boxCND™ Conversion Courses For The Nail Professional
This level allows the nail professional to upgrade to CND™ product systems, build on existing skills or expand the range. This level is designed exclusively to ensure perfected nail techniques and elevate customer satisfaction. Remember, practice doesn’t make perfect; perfect practice makes perfect!


intermediate boxIntermediate for the Seasoned Nail Professional
Build on your existing skills in both natural nail or enhancement services.



nail art boxNail Art – Natural Nail
Boost your earning potential with your CND™Shellac™ application with some exciting additional services with CND™ Additives, :YOURS stamping and Lecenté glitters & foils.



nail art boxNail Art – Nail Enhancements
Combine additional techniques with your CND enhancements to boost your earning potential. Combine 3D art with stunning enhancements or learn to encapsulate with CND™ Additives and Lecenté glitters and powders.



Masters BoxCND™ Master Training

For the seasoned Nail Professional, undertaking an advanced CND™ Qualification is a fitting challenge. Have you come to a stage in your career where you desire to prove the quality of your work and depth of knowledge? Are you ready to increase your prices armed with the evidence of the premium level of services you provide?



Nail training – FAQ’s

How do I book a course?

To book onto our nail training courses you can call us direct at the academy on 01942 676756. We are all always happy to help and you will receive nothing short of excellent customer service on every call! To make a firm booking for all our nail training classes you will need to pay a deposit on booking. (Deposit’s vary depending on the class)

Do I need a model?

For some classes a model is required, but not for every day. Please check on booking which days you need to bring a model.

What shall I wear? 

Salon wear or professional dress is required for your training.

I have trained in nails elsewhere, can I convert to CND™?

Absolutely! We offer conversion courses in order to train with our product. See the ‘Conversion Courses’ section in our nail training for more information.

I’m already trained as a nail technician; can I open a trade account with you?

Yes, as long as you have a recognised certificate. We would need to see a copy of your certificate then we can load the relevant type of account for you. See our shop page for more details.

I live outside the area, How will I find you? 

Our Academy is conveniently located just of the A580 East Lancs road between Liverpool and Manchester. We are minutes away from the M6 motorway and so we are easily accessible from anywhere in the North of England. Click here to get driving directions

Had an amazing two days at the academy doing the shellac beginners course, both Kirsty and Robyn were lovely teachers and I had a great time and learnt a lot! Thank you so much
Ruth Davenport - CND Shellac Beginners
Loved the course and facilitator (Kirsty). Really improved technique & confidence with my nail art!
Nicola Williams - Lecenté Look Class
Really enjoyed the training would recommend this training to all therapists using Shellac, learnt lots of new techniques.
Samantha Loynes-Hampson - CND Shellac Conversion Student
Fantastic course, I've absolutely loved every minute! Dawn is a brilliant teacher and you cant help but be infected by her passion and love of nails.
Claire Sharpe - CND Shellac beginners

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Monday to Friday

First Sunday of the month


Orford Court
Greenfold Way
Greater Manchester

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Phone Number

01942 676756