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for Nail Technicians & Beauty Therapists for all your Training Requirements   

We are totally committed to giving you first class training at realistic prices and within your timescale.We believe that students learn more effectively in a relaxed, friendly environment with individual guidance & support from their tutor. For this reason we keep class sizes to a maximum of 5 students per tutor in private classes,at our  Prescot Academy, so each student will get lots of one to one  attention. We realise that there are many private training providers, and although we have always kept our prices competative, we would like to go one step further and say that if you can find the same course at a lower price  in the North West Region, then we will not only match the price, but give you an extra 10% off !!  ( terms and conditions apply)

We offer one to one  training (if our diary allows) at your, Salon, for those students who would prefer intensive individual tuition  Fees for this are  £90 per day, plus the course fee, travelling and accomodation expenses if incurred. For salon owners who would like several members of staff  trained on the same dates, please call us for an individual quote.
We provide training  to Salon Owners and Mobile Therapists,  who would like to upskill themselves and/or their staff in new techniques and treatments.

Commercial Clients:  We  provide Training and Certification packages to colleges and other education establisments on a  contract/freelance basis  please call  us for an individual quote
Our Educators
Our Nail Technology Tutor's are Pauline CawleyNikki King and Jo McCabe, who has been in the  Beauty Industry for 26 years and has a wealth of knowledge and experience in her field of Nails, Beauty and Make-up. She has been a fully qualified City & Guilds Teacher in Adult Education since 1996 and qualified in 1998 as a City & Guilds  Assessor/ Internal Verifier, and has taught to C&G and VTCT  standards within private training  since. She also holds C&G Certificates for Supporting Adult learners.

Our Beauty Tutor is Pauline Cawley, who is   fully qualified and very  experienced  Beauty & Holistic Therapies. All hold City & Guilds Teaching Certificates and up to date Trainer/Assessor  Awards and all  tutors work in the  industry  on a part time basis to keep up to date  with  current techniques and trends and all have up to date CRB disclosures.

Weekend Courses
Are  available  in some courses, throughout each month.

Evening Courses

Are available  in some courses throughout each month.

Products & Kits 

For lots  of our courses you don’t have to worry about a kit as we provide the products and materials you will require. However, for Nail Extension, Waxing & Eye Treatment  courses, you will be required to provide a kit  unless otherwise stated. We are not Manufacturer led and we are interested only in your education  in your chosen training course, and not selling products, we are different to other training providers in that don’t ask you to use any specified product range, although we will always advise you of good quality products and how to purchase them prior to your training. We are happy to order and  arrange a kit for you, that is of excellent quality and value for your money. Please ask for our kit list sheet or discuss this with us when booking and we will give details of  recommended product kits.


  • You will be awarded your NWTA Certificate of Training on successful completion of your assessment during or after your course depending upon which course you are taking..Any student who has not reached our standard will be offered a further training session  free of charge until our standard has been comfortably reached. Your course fee includes one final assessment, however if you need an extra assessments after this, there will be a charge of £40
  • Our  NWTA Certificate is an in house certificate and is  accredited with Associated Beauty Therapist (ABT) for Professional Membership and Insurance, which is of the utmost importance as it will allow you  to work on members of  public and earn from your skills once trained.

Student Support Service

  • Both during and after training, we encourage students to keep in touch with us, we will always answer all email and telephone message queries as soon as possible. This service is available to all students, for as long as needed
  • We also  offer FREE WORKSHOP SESSIONS to Nail Technicians  within the first year from their original training with us originally. These are run once every month an are intended to re-enforce technique or troubleshooting problematic areas
  •  Dates & details are posted on our Training Dates  page.

SO....Why should you train with us?

  •  We make learning easy and fun, while being very professional
  • We provide products and materials required  for some  course, or can order them for you..
  • We can povide you with models for some courses if required.
  • We offer, an Insurance recognised Certificate and sucessfully completed training, enabling you to practice professionally  and start earning from your skills very quickly. 
  • Price includes your Certificate, comprehensive course notes via email, with client record sheets for you to print off as requird., insurance  application forms and refreshments throughout.
  • You will be in a class of no more than five students at any time .
  • Lots  of Individual attention from your tutor  throughout  every class.
  • Excellent student support by phone, email and free workshops during and after training.
  • We can collect students from train or bus stations if required.
  • We can advise on overnight accommodation,for students travelling from a  long distance


Email:  nwta@hotmail.co.uk  

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59 Warrington Road, Prescot, Liverpool L34 5QY

Student Testimonials
Student Testimonials

We ask our students to give us feedback on completion of their training. Here are  a few of the Testimonials we have received from REAL students. Thank you, and we are so pleased that you have enjoyed training with us.

The Course was very informative and eay to follow...... AND GREAT FUN.... my tutor and the models that had been arranged for me. made the day !  Highly recommended !!

Sara Hatherly  Fingers Fantastic  - Mobile Nai Technician, Wirral.

Excellent & Informative course (2 day Acrylic), cannot believe how much I have learnt in 2 days! The friendly atmosphere made it so much more relaxed & enjoyable.Group was small, so we all received more one to one attention.   

Lou Johnson, North Wales (Mobile Nail Technician)

A brilliant course, Troubleshooting for Improvers) I picked up so many great tips & techniques  from Jo, and I have improved 100%. It was also great fun!. Thanks.  

Beverly Goodwim, Liverpool (Mobile Nail Technician)

I have enjoyed the course immensely and the tutors are very approachable, helpful and informative, giving support in all areas of my learning.

Lisa Hulsman (Mobile Technician Liverpool)

The tutors are really friendly, helpful and always offering alternative ways to try if I Found something was too difficult. I'll be back!

Kate Adams (mobile Technicia Liverpooln)

I really enjoyed my course and will definately return!

Mia Rogers (Home based Nail Technician North Wales)

Excellent Course leader, lots of opportunities to practice and I felt at ease asking questions.

Nicola Lyons Liverpool

Thank you, I really enjoyed my course and would definately recommend you. 

Claire Jones Liverpool

Fast and effective, great value for money xx  

Sarah Madden Liverpool

Brilliant course, great class size, lots of support,  fantastic tutors and really enjoyed training with you. Im looking forward to my next course.

Gina Porter Southport

The quality of training was excellent, which gave me more  confidence to improve my make up skills to a higher level.

Megan Gibbons, Liverpool

The course content was absoloutly brilliant, with great attention to detail. Massive thanks to Jo for excellent tutoring, skills and information.

Sue Gabbert Cumbria

Fabulous as always! x

Jane Flannery Liverpool

Loved this course (uv gel) and I highly recommend it! Cant wait to book another 

Helen davies Widnes

The course was great!. I was lucky enough to have a one to one  (Spray Tanning Course). It  gave me a confidence boost to know that I can do this treatment and do it well to a professional standard!

Claire Stubbington, (Mobile Therapist Kimnel Bay, Wales)

Had a fantastic time, felt at home and learnt so much! Brilliant tutor!  I cant thank you enough. Thanks x

Heidi Moloney 

We would like to thank our students for allowing us to use their names and details on our site. 

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