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OUR PASS RATE
Professional Skills (National Average 82.6%)
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Nail Technician Professional - Acrylic

This Course At A Glance

  • Learn the science behind acrylic application
  • Understand nail anatomy, diseases, and professional application techniques
  • Perfect for aspiring nail techs and anyone wanting a salon-worthy manicure
  • Builds confidence ahead of higher-level study
  • Perfect your skills from home
  • Complete the course online
  • No experience required

About Your Course

Acrylic nails are a popular choice for nail enhancements, so if you’re thinking of becoming a nail technician, you can expect to apply them fairly regularly to your clients. You might also be looking to learn how to apply acrylic nails to give your own hands a salon-worthy makeover, either way, our distance learning Nail Technician – Acrylic course is the ideal introductory study programme for you.

Through a range of engaging online units, you will explore everything from the anatomy and physiology of the hand to how to apply and maintain acrylic nail designs. All of which will fill you with confidence in these areas ahead of completing a regulated qualification, or for your own personal use.

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 ensure your client’s nails are free from any skin or nail problems before you begin the treatment.

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

Please note that 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.

If you want to get qualified, your next step would be to 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. 

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: 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: Infills 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

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.

Assessment Method

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 - Acrylic.

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

Completing this knowledge-based acrylic nail course before the level of qualification required to qualify as a nail technician is hugely beneficial for a number of reasons.

The foundation knowledge you’ll have gained will enable you to progress to your higher-level course with confidence, so you'll be able to ask insightful questions and participate actively. Entering the qualification course with a strong knowledge base means you can also focus on mastering the practical skills. You'll understand the "why" behind each step, allowing you to learn faster and retain information better.

By investing in upfront knowledge through this knowledge-based acrylic nails course, you'll be a more confident, skilled, and well-rounded nail technician from the get-go, giving your career a promising head start.

Emma
Retrained as a foot health practitioner and set up a flourishing healthcare business while juggling work as a dental nurse and two children!

Gemma
Check out how this course has helped real-life learners – people just like you - to reach their goals and achieve success!

“I was just overwhelmed with happiness, and I was so proud of myself that I’d actually achieved something that others told me I never would, and it’s the first time in a long time that I’m excited for the future.”

Paul
Re-took his Maths GCSE at the age of 46 to boost his grade and prove the doubters wrong!

“I wasn’t happy with what I got at school many years ago and I felt this is what I should have got the first time around, so I was glad to get that monkey off my back.”

Read the real story
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Friday 28th June
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Friday 28th June

Nail Technician Professional - Acrylic

This Course At A Glance

  • Learn the science behind acrylic application
  • Understand nail anatomy, diseases, and professional application techniques
  • Perfect for aspiring nail techs and anyone wanting a salon-worthy manicure
  • Builds confidence ahead of higher-level study
  • Perfect your skills from home
  • Complete the course online
  • No experience required

About Your Course

Acrylic nails are a popular choice for nail enhancements, so if you’re thinking of becoming a nail technician, you can expect to apply them fairly regularly to your clients. You might also be looking to learn how to apply acrylic nails to give your own hands a salon-worthy makeover, either way, our distance learning Nail Technician – Acrylic course is the ideal introductory study programme for you.

Through a range of engaging online units, you will explore everything from the anatomy and physiology of the hand to how to apply and maintain acrylic nail designs. All of which will fill you with confidence in these areas ahead of completing a regulated qualification, or for your own personal use.

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 ensure your client’s nails are free from any skin or nail problems before you begin the treatment.

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

Please note that 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.

If you want to get qualified, your next step would be to 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. 

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: 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: Infills 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

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

Assessment Method

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 - Acrylic.

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

Completing this knowledge-based acrylic nail course before the level of qualification required to qualify as a nail technician is hugely beneficial for a number of reasons.

The foundation knowledge you’ll have gained will enable you to progress to your higher-level course with confidence, so you'll be able to ask insightful questions and participate actively. Entering the qualification course with a strong knowledge base means you can also focus on mastering the practical skills. You'll understand the "why" behind each step, allowing you to learn faster and retain information better.

By investing in upfront knowledge through this knowledge-based acrylic nails course, you'll be a more confident, skilled, and well-rounded nail technician from the get-go, giving your career a promising head start.

Emma
Retrained as a foot health practitioner and set up a flourishing healthcare business while juggling work as a dental nurse and two children!

Gemma
Check out how this course has helped real-life learners – people just like you - to reach their goals and achieve success!

“I was just overwhelmed with happiness, and I was so proud of myself that I’d actually achieved something that others told me I never would, and it’s the first time in a long time that I’m excited for the future.”

Paul
Re-took his Maths GCSE at the age of 46 to boost his grade and prove the doubters wrong!

“I wasn’t happy with what I got at school many years ago and I felt this is what I should have got the first time around, so I was glad to get that monkey off my back.”

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