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Nail Technician - Professional

This Course At A Glance

  • Understand what it takes to be a professional nail technician
  • Learn all about nail treatments, nail care, and how to market a nail business
  • The perfect introduction to the nail profession
  • Builds confidence ahead of higher level study
  • Perfect your skills from home
  • Complete the course online
  • No experience required

About Your Course

Do you want to start your own business as a nail technician? Would you enjoy preparing nails for photoshoots or fashion shows? What about working in a nail bar, department store or beauty salon? There are so many employment opportunities for qualified nail technicians, and this online course is an excellent way to see if this career is right for you.

About the Nail Technician Training Course

A nail technician’s job description is extensive, to say the least. When eventually qualified for this role, you will need to be able to apply and decorate false nails and nail extensions, whilst consulting on the general health and wellbeing of your client's hands and feet. You will need to know the necessary procedures to carry out a manicure or pedicure for your client and you may even want to use basic massage techniques to relax their hands and feet.

Our Nail Technician course is the perfect introduction to each of these areas. During your studies, you will become familiar and confident with each area involved in a nail technician’s role, so you are well prepared to complete the higher level training required to get qualified and start practising.

What Can I Do After Taking This Nail Course?

Please note, this is a knowledge-based course, so it will not qualify you as a nail technician. It is intended as the ideal introduction to this area of nail care, so you can make an educated decision as to whether this career path is the right one for you.

To work as a nail technician, you will need to complete a qualification that includes practical training to hone your skills and have your assessments signed off by an expert in this field. This enables you to secure the insurance you need to work professionally.

Nail Kits

Nail kits can be purchased directly from the supplier once you have enrolled on the course. As a learndirect student, you will receive a 20% discount. 

Modules

Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology of the Skin

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:      

  • Describe the main functions and structure of the skin
  • Summarise two main layers of the skin
  • Discuss what purpose the melanoblasts serve

Unit 2: Anatomy of the Nail

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:      

  • Examine the anatomy and functions of the hand and wrist showing injuries that can occur in these areas
  • Introduce the cause and effect of a repetitive strain injury
  • Describe what the symptoms would be for the carpal tunnel syndrome
  • List four main reasons for discolouration of the nail

Unit 3: Manicure

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:      

  • Describe the key aspects of a manicure
  • Summarise how you would perform a manicure

Unit 4: Pedicure

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:      

  • Introduce and explain the various implements and materials used in pedicures
  • Discuss the chemistry of:
    • Hand creams
    • Nail varnish removers
  • Identify the following:
    • Cuticle clippers
    • Cuticle knife
    • Hoof stick
    • Spatulas
    • Corn plate

Unit 5: The Process of Nail Growth

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:      

  • Summarise the growth of a nail showing the treatable and un-treatable conditions
  • Introduce and discuss nail technicians and enhancements
  • List four untreatable nail conditions
  • Definition the meaning of nail enhancement

Unit 6: Client Consultation and Communication

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:      

  • Examine the nail equipment and basic products used in nail enhancement
  • Identify what you would use a 100/100 nail file for
  • Describe the method you would use to prepare the nail bed for an enhancement

Unit 7: Tip Types and Tip Customisation

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:      

  • Discuss the various Tip Types and Customisation
  • Explain how to customise a tip
  • Summarise the manner in which you would apply and blend a tip

Unit 8: The Gel System

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:      

  • Analyse the Gel System showing its advantages and disadvantages
  • Examine the advantages of the gel system
  • Describe briefly the equipment you would use to apply gel enhancements
  • List the steps you would take to apply gel enhancements

Unit 9: The Fibre System and Maintenance

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:      

  • Introduce the Fibre System nail enhancement giving an in depth view of maintenance
  • List and outline three types of fibre enhancements
  • Summarise your understanding of a catalyst

Unit 10: Nail Enhancement Removal

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:      

  • Discuss different ways of removing nail enhancements

Unit 11: Health and Hygiene

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:      

  • Introduce the importance of safety, health an hygiene in the nail industry
  • Describe what method you would use to deal with waste disposal
  • Discuss how the autoclave is used for sterilising
  • Summarise why you think it is important to keep premises hygienic

Unit 12: Marketing and Starting Your Own Salon/Nail Business

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:      

  • Discuss how you would layout and prepare your business premises

 

For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here

 

Entry Requirements

No experience or previous qualifications are required for enrolment on this course.

Minimum Age Restriction

You must be aged 16 or older to enrol.

Average Completion Timeframe

The average time it takes our learners to complete the course is 1 year.

Assessment Requirements

After each lesson, there will be a question paper to complete.

Placement or Practical Required

There are no placements or practicals involved in this course.

Exams Required

After each lesson, there will be a question paper

Is Membership Required?

No membership is required to enrol on the course.

Course Fees

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

Nail Kits

Please Note: Kits can be purchased from the supplier once you have enrolled and completed up to unit 3 of the course. Our learners will receive a 20% Discount from the supplier. Request your order form by emailing customer services – customerservices@learndirect.com

 

On successful completion of your course you will receive the learndirect Certificate of Completion of Training in Nail Technician - Professional.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

View a sample of the certificate (opens in new window)

learndirect is one of the largest integrated providers of courses and qualifications, training, and employment services in the UK

  • Each year around 6,000 businesses equip their staff for success with learndirect
  • learndirect have helped more than 75,000 businesses equip their employees with the skills needed to improve productivity.
  • Almost 700,000 maths and English test passes have been achieved with learndirect.
  • 300,000 people fulfilled their career ambitions last year with learndirect.
  • Over 250,000 apprentices have achieved with learndirect.

Career

*Please note that this course will not qualify you as a nail technician. It is designed to build your knowledge and confidence in this area prior to higher level training.

On completion of our Nail Technician – Professional course, you will be in an ideal position to go on to complete a qualification that is marked by an expert assessor and includes practical training, essential requirements to get qualified for this career.

After completing each step of your nail technician training, you may also want to consider the following career paths:

  • Start your own business
  • Salon management
  • Work with production and entertainment companies preparing nails for TV
  • Move into product sales

Further Qualifications and Prospects

If you want to move into nail art as part of your career, then consider enrolling on our Nail Art and Design course to add another string to your bow. For those of you who want to expand your beauty industry knowledge, we offer a range of beauty courses that may interest you.

  • SALE Savings End Midnight Friday 31st May
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Friday 31st May

Nail Technician - Professional

This Course At A Glance

  • Understand what it takes to be a professional nail technician
  • Learn all about nail treatments, nail care, and how to market a nail business
  • The perfect introduction to the nail profession
  • Builds confidence ahead of higher level study
  • Perfect your skills from home
  • Complete the course online
  • No experience required

About Your Course

Do you want to start your own business as a nail technician? Would you enjoy preparing nails for photoshoots or fashion shows? What about working in a nail bar, department store or beauty salon? There are so many employment opportunities for qualified nail technicians, and this online course is an excellent way to see if this career is right for you.

About the Nail Technician Training Course

A nail technician’s job description is extensive, to say the least. When eventually qualified for this role, you will need to be able to apply and decorate false nails and nail extensions, whilst consulting on the general health and wellbeing of your client's hands and feet. You will need to know the necessary procedures to carry out a manicure or pedicure for your client and you may even want to use basic massage techniques to relax their hands and feet.

Our Nail Technician course is the perfect introduction to each of these areas. During your studies, you will become familiar and confident with each area involved in a nail technician’s role, so you are well prepared to complete the higher level training required to get qualified and start practising.

What Can I Do After Taking This Nail Course?

Please note, this is a knowledge-based course, so it will not qualify you as a nail technician. It is intended as the ideal introduction to this area of nail care, so you can make an educated decision as to whether this career path is the right one for you.

To work as a nail technician, you will need to complete a qualification that includes practical training to hone your skills and have your assessments signed off by an expert in this field. This enables you to secure the insurance you need to work professionally.

Nail Kits

Nail kits can be purchased directly from the supplier once you have enrolled on the course. As a learndirect student, you will receive a 20% discount. 

Modules

Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology of the Skin

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:      

  • Describe the main functions and structure of the skin
  • Summarise two main layers of the skin
  • Discuss what purpose the melanoblasts serve

Unit 2: Anatomy of the Nail

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:      

  • Examine the anatomy and functions of the hand and wrist showing injuries that can occur in these areas
  • Introduce the cause and effect of a repetitive strain injury
  • Describe what the symptoms would be for the carpal tunnel syndrome
  • List four main reasons for discolouration of the nail

Unit 3: Manicure

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:      

  • Describe the key aspects of a manicure
  • Summarise how you would perform a manicure

Unit 4: Pedicure

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:      

  • Introduce and explain the various implements and materials used in pedicures
  • Discuss the chemistry of:
    • Hand creams
    • Nail varnish removers
  • Identify the following:
    • Cuticle clippers
    • Cuticle knife
    • Hoof stick
    • Spatulas
    • Corn plate

Unit 5: The Process of Nail Growth

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:      

  • Summarise the growth of a nail showing the treatable and un-treatable conditions
  • Introduce and discuss nail technicians and enhancements
  • List four untreatable nail conditions
  • Definition the meaning of nail enhancement

Unit 6: Client Consultation and Communication

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:      

  • Examine the nail equipment and basic products used in nail enhancement
  • Identify what you would use a 100/100 nail file for
  • Describe the method you would use to prepare the nail bed for an enhancement

Unit 7: Tip Types and Tip Customisation

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:      

  • Discuss the various Tip Types and Customisation
  • Explain how to customise a tip
  • Summarise the manner in which you would apply and blend a tip

Unit 8: The Gel System

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:      

  • Analyse the Gel System showing its advantages and disadvantages
  • Examine the advantages of the gel system
  • Describe briefly the equipment you would use to apply gel enhancements
  • List the steps you would take to apply gel enhancements

Unit 9: The Fibre System and Maintenance

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:      

  • Introduce the Fibre System nail enhancement giving an in depth view of maintenance
  • List and outline three types of fibre enhancements
  • Summarise your understanding of a catalyst

Unit 10: Nail Enhancement Removal

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:      

  • Discuss different ways of removing nail enhancements

Unit 11: Health and Hygiene

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:      

  • Introduce the importance of safety, health an hygiene in the nail industry
  • Describe what method you would use to deal with waste disposal
  • Discuss how the autoclave is used for sterilising
  • Summarise why you think it is important to keep premises hygienic

Unit 12: Marketing and Starting Your Own Salon/Nail Business

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:      

  • Discuss how you would layout and prepare your business premises

 

For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here

 

Entry Requirements

No experience or previous qualifications are required for enrolment on this course.

Minimum Age Restriction

You must be aged 16 or older to enrol.

Average Completion Timeframe

The average time it takes our learners to complete the course is 1 year.

Assessment Requirements

After each lesson, there will be a question paper to complete.

Placement or Practical Required

There are no placements or practicals involved in this course.

Exams Required

After each lesson, there will be a question paper

Is Membership Required?

No membership is required to enrol on the course.

Course Fees

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

Excellent Marking

Assessment

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

Nail Kits

Please Note: Kits can be purchased from the supplier once you have enrolled and completed up to unit 3 of the course. Our learners will receive a 20% Discount from the supplier. Request your order form by emailing customer services – customerservices@learndirect.com

 

Qualifications

On successful completion of your course you will receive the learndirect Certificate of Completion of Training in Nail Technician - Professional.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

View a sample of the certificate (opens in new window)

learndirect is one of the largest integrated providers of courses and qualifications, training, and employment services in the UK

  • Each year around 6,000 businesses equip their staff for success with learndirect
  • learndirect have helped more than 75,000 businesses equip their employees with the skills needed to improve productivity.
  • Almost 700,000 maths and English test passes have been achieved with learndirect.
  • 300,000 people fulfilled their career ambitions last year with learndirect.
  • Over 250,000 apprentices have achieved with learndirect.

Career

*Please note that this course will not qualify you as a nail technician. It is designed to build your knowledge and confidence in this area prior to higher level training.

On completion of our Nail Technician – Professional course, you will be in an ideal position to go on to complete a qualification that is marked by an expert assessor and includes practical training, essential requirements to get qualified for this career.

After completing each step of your nail technician training, you may also want to consider the following career paths:

  • Start your own business
  • Salon management
  • Work with production and entertainment companies preparing nails for TV
  • Move into product sales

Further Qualifications and Prospects

If you want to move into nail art as part of your career, then consider enrolling on our Nail Art and Design course to add another string to your bow. For those of you who want to expand your beauty industry knowledge, we offer a range of beauty courses that may interest you.

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90.9%
(National Average 82.6%)
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