This is not a beginners qualification. You must hold nail certificates already.


ready to take your skill to the next level?

accredited course for qualified nail techs to feel confident & in control

Designed to raise standards of knowledge & increase confidence of builder gel within the nail industry.

You will move through 5 intensive learning modules in your own time, which will provide you with the high level industry knowledge you need to be confident in using builder gel, and to stand out from the rest.

the builder gel breakthrough is for you if…

lack confidence in your knowledge of builder gel & what you should/shouldn’t know


Want to offer builder gel extension treatments which are covered by your insurance

what will i learn?

Inside each module is the knowledge it takes most nail technicians years to discover. The most in depth builder gel nail education available in the industry right now; condensed into five unique modules which reassure and provide expert information that you need to know. Every single student will graduate our builder gel course with confidence, knowledge and technique; the secret ingredients that separate a successful nail technician from the rest.

all about builder gel

an intro to builder gel
types of nail enhancement
product chemistry
the curing process
the safe removal of gel

structure & application

structure of the nail
nail kit essentials
files, buffers & nail shaping
natural nail preparation
builder gel application
extending the nail – tips
extending the nail – forms
infill & rebalance
the removal process
different nail shapes

what will i get?

  • The Builder Bible (course exclusive)
  • 5 Online Training Modules
  • 5 pro masterclasses teaching all builder gel treatments
  • 3 Online Exams
  • Ongoing educator support
  • Access & complete in your own time
  • Course Accreditation
  • 12 weeks access to complete the course

all accessible via our mobile app

what’s included?

a flexible learning experience to expand and grow your skills


An interactive online learning programme, which allows you to learn and move through each module in your own time and pace.

Interactive and in depth, our online training will give you complete confidence and understanding in all aspects of your role as a nail tech & business owner.


This is not just a course manual, this is your builder bible! And will be by your side throughout your journey, during and after your time in training.

You will read it, study it and it use it to keep you moving forwards positively, this bible really will be all you need and more.


Following course completion, you will receive certification to approve your completion of The Builder Gel Breakthrough.

Your qualification will be accredtied by the globally recognised board, International Approval

Approved, validated & insurable with the UK’s leading membership & insurance providers.

"i was so amazed by everything that was included in this course"

I wanted to expand my knowledge of builder further and I was so amazed by everything that was included in this course. Was excited to have learnt new things that I didn’t know prior or had been told differently. I have gained so much more knowledge than I thought I would. I feel confident to talk about builder gel in depth with my clients. Loved this course and would recommend to a nail tech!

Jenny Urquhart

"the community is unbelievably friendly and so helpful"

Really enjoyed the course – very thorough with a lot of information. LOVED the bible that came through it is so handy to have around. The girls are all so welcoming and lovely – I can’t wait to do more courses with you.

Stacey Martin

"really helpful and a great community"

The course content was easy to use and follow, really detailed and helpful to be able to go back and constantly rewatch the videos and learn. I would recommend this course and The Nail Tech Org as a whole – really helpful and a great community. 




*18+, T&Cs apply, Credit subject to status*

frequently asked questions


I am a complete beginner, can i do this course?

This course is designed for nail technicians who already hold a gel manicure certificate. If you are a complete beginner you should do our Exclusive Gel Journey course before moving on to this course. 

Do I get a kit with this course?

There is not a kit included with The Builder Gel Breakthrough course.

What kit will I need to complete the course?

As a nail tech, you might already have most of the things you need to complete the course, but you may need to purchase a builder gel & a liner brush if you don’t have one already.

How much time will I need to dedicate to this course?

The course can be completed in your own time, however we recommend completing it over a maximum of 6 weeks, dedicating a few hours per week. After 12 weeks your course access will expire, if you need a further extension we can apply this with an additional fee.

Can I do it in my own time?

Yes, you can move freely through the course and complete it entirely in your own time over 6-12 weeks. After 12 weeks your course access will expire, if you need a further extension we can apply this with an additional fee.

Will The Builder Gel Breakthrough give me any qualifications?

Yes! Once you have completed The Builder Gel Breakthrough, you will gain an accrediation certificate gain insurance and carry out builder gel services on the public.

I am already qualified in gel, is this the course for me?

Yes! This course is perfect for you if you wish to advance your skills and add builder gel treatments to your current service list.

will i learn how to extend the nails on this course?

Yes! You will learn how to build the correct safe & strong structure into the nails so that you can perform extension services.

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Our mission is to provide a gold standard of education & experience for nail technicians. Not only do our courses provide the qualification needed to complete high quality, precise and insurable gel nail treatments; we facilitate the set up and strategy behind a successful nail business, creating life-long careers for all of our students, within the nail industry.

this is a career. this is a lifestyle. this is a community.