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Course length 1 day | Cost £150

This course provides students with the practical skill, professional knowledge and experience using an E-file.

E-files (Electronic) can be used on Acrylic OR Gel systems in the following situations, removing non-living tissue, refining the shape of an overlay, preparing nails for maintenance.  An e-file can quickly de-baulk a nail, reduce length and cut a new smile line.  They can also be used for cleaning under the free edge of an artificial nail, buffing an overlay to a shine.  When using as part of a pedicure, hard skin can be removed with specifically designed attachments.  An e-file can be used to etch the surface of the gel before removal process.

You will be assessed by continual observation/exam to ensure that you have all the knowledge that you will need.  You will also be required to complete four case studies to be submitted within one month of course completion date.


This is an ABT accredited fast track course and gives you knowledge and practical experience including the following units:

  • E-file uses
  • Contra-indications
  • Contra-actions
  • Nail disorders and diseases
  • Consultation / patch testing
  • Treatment room set-up
  • Aftercare / homecare
  • Products and tools
  • Health and safety and legislation
  • Professional codes of conduct and ethics
  • E-file practical session