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Overview

If you are considering a career as a qualified nail technician, our distance learning Nail Technician – Acrylic course is the ideal course for you. It contains all the elements you require to study from home in order to become a fully qualified nail technician and to secure professional indemnity insurance to practice professionally either from home, as a mobile service, or in a nail bar or salon. The Nail Technician acrylic nail course also includes information on manicures so that you will not need to do a separate manicure qualification in order to complete this course.

What are Acrylic Nails?

Acrylic overlays are probably the most popular type of artificial nail used within the industry due to their durability. They are often applied as an extension to the client’s natural nails. Acrylic nails are sometimes referred to as “liquid and powder” as they are applied using a combination of a polymer powder and a monomer liquid. The “liquid and powder” work together to provide a durable, natural looking fingernail for the client. Generally acrylic nails will last between 2 – 3 weeks; after this period maintenance and infill procedures will need to be carried out on the client’s extensions to keep them looking natural and well maintained. Our acrylic nail course will teach you all the techniques you require to be able to carry out these treatments. Plus, as with all our distance learning courses, you can study at home.

The Work of the Nail Technician

The work of a nail technician can be varied and rewarding. Not only will you apply, repair and remove false nails or extensions, but you will also offer basic treatments such as manicures and pedicures as well as ensuring your client’s nails are free from any skin or nail problems before you begin the treatment.

Free With This Course

In order for you to be able to practice your skills throughout your training you will receive:

Instructional DVD. This course comes with an instructional DVD which will give you a fully step by step demonstration on how to apply a set of Acrylic Nails. If you would like to view a brief sample of the DVD, please click here.

Hand Trainer and Kit valued at £99.00 - Includes The Nail Trainer hand and desk clamp; and 20 nails.

Acrylic Liquid & Powder Kit valued at £66.00 - Includes acetone 60ml; acrylic liquid 50ml; liquid plastic dropper; Acrylic Powder Clear 40g; Acrylic Powder Pink 40g; Acrylic Powder White 40g; nail glue 3g; tip blender 15ml; nail primer pen; sterilising spray 60ml; sterilising gel 60ml; Black Beauty 240/240; Nail Fresh 100ml; 50 lint-free pads; 2 dappen dish; Sable brush No. 8 round; 5 manicure sticks; 20 Olympic assorted tips; 20 Active assorted tips; 20 Ultra assorted tips; 20 Big C assorted tips; 20 French White assorted competition tips; 20 Natural assorted competition tips; pink tip cutters; nail scissor; cuticle pusher; Duraboard 100/180; Duraboard 240/240; white block; Quick Shine buffer; and kit bag.

What Could I Do After Taking This Professional Acrylic Nail Technician Course?

Become a Nail Technician. On successful completion of this home study nail technician course you will be able to secure professional indemnity insurance so that you can either practice professionally as a fully qualified mobile nail technician without having to do any further courses, or alternatively you can seek employment in a beauty salon or nail bar. Nail technicians earn on average over £16,500*/year. You could also study further so that you are able to paint designs (using an airbrush) and decorate your client’s nails.

Obtain a diploma. This course has been developed in line with the national occupational standards and has been developed to cover the basic theory knowledge and to equip you for progression onto the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services should you wish to follow this progression route. (Please note: You are not required to complete the NVQ in order to practice professionally; you may practice professionally on completion of the nail technician home study course alone).

*Source: Totaljobs.com, Sept 2012.

 

Modules

Unit 1: Nail Enhancement Systems and Health & Safety    

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

Understand the course content and requirement
Understand the advantages and disadvantages nail enhancements systems
Understand the importance of Health & Safety when working with enhancements
Identify the risks associated with working with enhancements
Understand the difference between sterilisation and disinfection

Unit 2: Becoming a Nail Technician

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:   

Understanding what qualities make a professional nail technician
Understand why appearance is important
Understand the difference between codes of practice and ethics
Understand body language
Understand how prepare for and greet the client

Unit 3: Anatomy & Physiology

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

Understand and identify the underlying anatomy and physiology of the hand and lower arm
Understand the structure of the skin
Identify the structure of the skin and nail
Understand the process of keratinization and the process of nail growth

Unit 4: Nail disorders and shapes    

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

Understand what is meant by the term contra indication
Identify what is an untreatable nail or skin disorder
Identify what is a treatable nail disorder
Identify natural nail shapes
Identifying factors affecting growth

Unit 5: Manicure

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:   

To understand the reason for manicure
How to perform a consultation
Set up a work station
Identify what equipment and tools are required
Demonstrate the correct use of tools
Perform a manicure

Unit 6: Starting on Tips  

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

To be able to identify the correct tools, equipment and products required
To understand the importance of minimising waste
To understand the importance of health and safety throughout the service
To select, prepare and apply tips correctly

Unit 7: Application of Liquid and Powder

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

Understand the chemistry of Acrylic and powder
Understand the stages of Acrylic
Understand the correct ratio of liquid and powder
Understand the application of liquid and powder in zones
Blend the product to create a smooth finish

Unit 8: Infill’s and maintenance

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

Adapting techniques for working on a natural nail and client
Identifying when a client will need infills
Applying infills
Knowing when to recommend advanced services – back fill and rebalancing

Unit 9: Troubleshooting

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

To identify when there is a problem with enhancements
To understand why the problem has occurred
To identify what steps are required to overcome the problem

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

If you are considering a career as a qualified nail technician, our distance learning Nail Technician – Acrylic course is the ideal course for you. It contains all the elements you require to study from home in order to become a fully qualified nail technician and to secure professional indemnity insurance to practice professionally either from home, as a mobile service, or in a nail bar or salon. The Nail Technician acrylic nail course also includes information on manicures so that you will not need to do a separate manicure qualification in order to complete this course.

What are Acrylic Nails?

Acrylic overlays are probably the most popular type of artificial nail used within the industry due to their durability. They are often applied as an extension to the client’s natural nails. Acrylic nails are sometimes referred to as “liquid and powder” as they are applied using a combination of a polymer powder and a monomer liquid. The “liquid and powder” work together to provide a durable, natural looking fingernail for the client. Generally acrylic nails will last between 2 – 3 weeks; after this period maintenance and infill procedures will need to be carried out on the client’s extensions to keep them looking natural and well maintained. Our acrylic nail course will teach you all the techniques you require to be able to carry out these treatments. Plus, as with all our distance learning courses, you can study at home.

The Work of the Nail Technician

The work of a nail technician can be varied and rewarding. Not only will you apply, repair and remove false nails or extensions, but you will also offer basic treatments such as manicures and pedicures as well as ensuring your client’s nails are free from any skin or nail problems before you begin the treatment.

Free With This Course

In order for you to be able to practice your skills throughout your training you will receive:

Instructional DVD. This course comes with an instructional DVD which will give you a fully step by step demonstration on how to apply a set of Acrylic Nails. If you would like to view a brief sample of the DVD, please click here.

Hand Trainer and Kit valued at £99.00 - Includes The Nail Trainer hand and desk clamp; and 20 nails.

Acrylic Liquid & Powder Kit valued at £66.00 - Includes acetone 60ml; acrylic liquid 50ml; liquid plastic dropper; Acrylic Powder Clear 40g; Acrylic Powder Pink 40g; Acrylic Powder White 40g; nail glue 3g; tip blender 15ml; nail primer pen; sterilising spray 60ml; sterilising gel 60ml; Black Beauty 240/240; Nail Fresh 100ml; 50 lint-free pads; 2 dappen dish; Sable brush No. 8 round; 5 manicure sticks; 20 Olympic assorted tips; 20 Active assorted tips; 20 Ultra assorted tips; 20 Big C assorted tips; 20 French White assorted competition tips; 20 Natural assorted competition tips; pink tip cutters; nail scissor; cuticle pusher; Duraboard 100/180; Duraboard 240/240; white block; Quick Shine buffer; and kit bag.

What Could I Do After Taking This Professional Acrylic Nail Technician Course?

Become a Nail Technician. On successful completion of this home study nail technician course you will be able to secure professional indemnity insurance so that you can either practice professionally as a fully qualified mobile nail technician without having to do any further courses, or alternatively you can seek employment in a beauty salon or nail bar. Nail technicians earn on average over £16,500*/year. You could also study further so that you are able to paint designs (using an airbrush) and decorate your client’s nails.

Obtain a diploma. This course has been developed in line with the national occupational standards and has been developed to cover the basic theory knowledge and to equip you for progression onto the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services should you wish to follow this progression route. (Please note: You are not required to complete the NVQ in order to practice professionally; you may practice professionally on completion of the nail technician home study course alone).

*Source: Totaljobs.com, Sept 2012.

 

Modules

Unit 1: Nail Enhancement Systems and Health & Safety    

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

Understand the course content and requirement
Understand the advantages and disadvantages nail enhancements systems
Understand the importance of Health & Safety when working with enhancements
Identify the risks associated with working with enhancements
Understand the difference between sterilisation and disinfection

Unit 2: Becoming a Nail Technician

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:   

Understanding what qualities make a professional nail technician
Understand why appearance is important
Understand the difference between codes of practice and ethics
Understand body language
Understand how prepare for and greet the client

Unit 3: Anatomy & Physiology

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

Understand and identify the underlying anatomy and physiology of the hand and lower arm
Understand the structure of the skin
Identify the structure of the skin and nail
Understand the process of keratinization and the process of nail growth

Unit 4: Nail disorders and shapes    

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

Understand what is meant by the term contra indication
Identify what is an untreatable nail or skin disorder
Identify what is a treatable nail disorder
Identify natural nail shapes
Identifying factors affecting growth

Unit 5: Manicure

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:   

To understand the reason for manicure
How to perform a consultation
Set up a work station
Identify what equipment and tools are required
Demonstrate the correct use of tools
Perform a manicure

Unit 6: Starting on Tips  

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

To be able to identify the correct tools, equipment and products required
To understand the importance of minimising waste
To understand the importance of health and safety throughout the service
To select, prepare and apply tips correctly

Unit 7: Application of Liquid and Powder

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

Understand the chemistry of Acrylic and powder
Understand the stages of Acrylic
Understand the correct ratio of liquid and powder
Understand the application of liquid and powder in zones
Blend the product to create a smooth finish

Unit 8: Infill’s and maintenance

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

Adapting techniques for working on a natural nail and client
Identifying when a client will need infills
Applying infills
Knowing when to recommend advanced services – back fill and rebalancing

Unit 9: Troubleshooting

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

To identify when there is a problem with enhancements
To understand why the problem has occurred
To identify what steps are required to overcome the problem

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

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