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Learning remotely doesn’t mean you’re on your own! You’ll be able to message your tutor through our industry-leading learning platform.

Flexible Payment Options

Enrol today from as little as £9.99. Buy Now, Pay no course fees until 1st September 2022!

Learn At Your Own Pace

Study wherever and whenever you want. You’ll have access to your course for one year so you can fit your learning around your other commitments.

Nail Technician Professional - Complete

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Nail Technician Professional - Complete

Your Course at a Glance

  • Open doors to careers in the nail care industry
  • Complete the Nail Technician course online
  • Learn how to apply acrylics and hard gel nails
  • Free nail kit worth up to £500 included
  • Kickstart a career as a Nail Technician
  • Perfect your skills from home
  • No experience required
 

About Your Course

If you are considering a career as a qualified Nail Technician, our complete online Nail Technician Professional course is ideal 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 practise professionally either from home, as a mobile service, or in a nail bar or salon. 

Free Nail Kit!*

There is no need for you to purchase your own nail kit as we equip you with all the tools you require to complete the course. From UV gels and nail primer to acrylic liquid, powders, and nail scissors, the kit contains over 100 items. You’ll feel as if you have your own mini nail salon!

Free Nail Kit

Achieve Your Ambition

Nails is one the fastest growing and most lucrative sectors of the beauty industry. The nail industry has been expanding drastically over the last 10 years. For many people, getting their nails done is now a regular part of their routine. It not only complements their look and makes them feel great but getting treatments from a Nail Technician helps them maintain nail health.

With our online Nail Technician course, you can become part of this bustling beauty sector and provide an in-demand service. Undergoing this Nail Technician training will get you job ready!

Specialise in Acrylics and Gel

By combining the teachings from our Nail Technician Acrylic course and Nail Technician Gel course, you will gain a comprehensive knowledge of both systems. 

Acrylic overlays are probably the most popular type of artificial nail used within the industry due to their durability making it an extremely profitable skill to learn

They are often applied by a Nail Technician as an extension to the client’s natural nails. 

Hard Gel nails are another popular choice for clients to have as artificial nails. They are very similar to acrylic nails; however, they tend to be more flexible. Through our online Nail Technician course, you can master the skills required to apply both popular options.

As well as learning the skills needed to be able to offer these services, you will also learn the basics about hygiene, salon management, maintenance, and aftercare.

Pursue Nail Technician Jobs

With this qualification, you will be ready to work as a Nail Technician, either as a part of a nail salon or as a mobile Nail Technician. The work of a Nail Technician can be varied and rewarding. Your role may include:

  • Applying nail extensions
  • Repairing cracked or broken nail enhancements
  • Removing acrylic or gel nails

Not only will you do the above while working in Nail Technician jobs, but as part of our online Nail Technician course, you will learn everything you need to know about manicures, removing the need to take a separate manicure qualification.

This will enable you to offer clients treatments, such as manicures, as well as ensuring your client’s nails are free from any skin or nail problems.

Getting Started

Our online Nail Technician courses, UK learners, are delivered by learndirect, which is the UK’s leading online learning provider. More than 4 million learners have achieved qualifications through our online training courses, and now you can add yourself to this list.
 
Your Nail Technician training can be completed solely online from the comfort of your own home. Simply log in to our student portal and make your way through each unit in your own time. 
 
If you have existing commitments, such as full-time work or childcare, this online Nail Technician course is ideal. This course will help you achieve your goals, whether you want to become one of the following:
 
  • Home Nail Technician
  • Mobile Nail Technician
  • Salon-based Nail Technician
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.
 
*The nail kit will be issued to learners 14 days post enrolment when the course is paid in full, while learners who choose to pay in instalments will receive the nail kit after their first three payments.
OUR PASS RATE
Professional Skills (National Average 82.6%)
90.9%

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: Application of Gel

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

  • Understand the chemistry of Gel
  • Understand the stages of Gel and effect of lamp
  • Understand the application of gel in zones
  • Demonstrate the correct application of beads
  • Finish the product to create a smooth, glossy surface

Unit 10: Gel 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 11: 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

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

Nail Kit Included*

As part of your course package, you will be given a premium nail kit that includes over 100 items. With these high-quality tools, you will be able to perfect this professional art through your studies. For the full list of items, click here.

*The nail kit will be issued to learners 14 days post enrolment when the course is paid in full, while learners who choose to pay in instalments will receive the nail kit after their first three payments.

You will have access to the course for 12 months only, after which, you can purchase extensions here

 

Question papers - After each lesson of your online Nail Technician course, there will be a question paper that 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 Nail Technician course.


What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00). 

 

At the end of this course successful learners will be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Level 2 Nail Technician Professional - Complete Certificate of Achievement

The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that learndirect has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed learndirect to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

Career

After successfully completing the Level 2 Nail Technician Professional – Complete course, you will have the skills and knowledge to work professionally in this sector.

These Nail Technician courses, UK learners, will enable you to secure professional indemnity insurance so that you can either practise 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. 

After completing 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

It is not necessary for you to obtain further Nail Technician qualifications, but if you are keen to progress to a more senior level after obtaining your Level 2 certificate, then a Level 3 course will allow to enhance your skills.
 
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.

Nail Technician Professional - Complete

Your Course at a Glance

  • Open doors to careers in the nail care industry
  • Complete the Nail Technician course online
  • Learn how to apply acrylics and hard gel nails
  • Free nail kit worth up to £500 included
  • Kickstart a career as a Nail Technician
  • Perfect your skills from home
  • No experience required
 

About Your Course

If you are considering a career as a qualified Nail Technician, our complete online Nail Technician Professional course is ideal 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 practise professionally either from home, as a mobile service, or in a nail bar or salon. 

Free Nail Kit!*

There is no need for you to purchase your own nail kit as we equip you with all the tools you require to complete the course. From UV gels and nail primer to acrylic liquid, powders, and nail scissors, the kit contains over 100 items. You’ll feel as if you have your own mini nail salon!

Free Nail Kit

Achieve Your Ambition

Nails is one the fastest growing and most lucrative sectors of the beauty industry. The nail industry has been expanding drastically over the last 10 years. For many people, getting their nails done is now a regular part of their routine. It not only complements their look and makes them feel great but getting treatments from a Nail Technician helps them maintain nail health.

With our online Nail Technician course, you can become part of this bustling beauty sector and provide an in-demand service. Undergoing this Nail Technician training will get you job ready!

Specialise in Acrylics and Gel

By combining the teachings from our Nail Technician Acrylic course and Nail Technician Gel course, you will gain a comprehensive knowledge of both systems. 

Acrylic overlays are probably the most popular type of artificial nail used within the industry due to their durability making it an extremely profitable skill to learn

They are often applied by a Nail Technician as an extension to the client’s natural nails. 

Hard Gel nails are another popular choice for clients to have as artificial nails. They are very similar to acrylic nails; however, they tend to be more flexible. Through our online Nail Technician course, you can master the skills required to apply both popular options.

As well as learning the skills needed to be able to offer these services, you will also learn the basics about hygiene, salon management, maintenance, and aftercare.

Pursue Nail Technician Jobs

With this qualification, you will be ready to work as a Nail Technician, either as a part of a nail salon or as a mobile Nail Technician. The work of a Nail Technician can be varied and rewarding. Your role may include:

  • Applying nail extensions
  • Repairing cracked or broken nail enhancements
  • Removing acrylic or gel nails

Not only will you do the above while working in Nail Technician jobs, but as part of our online Nail Technician course, you will learn everything you need to know about manicures, removing the need to take a separate manicure qualification.

This will enable you to offer clients treatments, such as manicures, as well as ensuring your client’s nails are free from any skin or nail problems.

Getting Started

Our online Nail Technician courses, UK learners, are delivered by learndirect, which is the UK’s leading online learning provider. More than 4 million learners have achieved qualifications through our online training courses, and now you can add yourself to this list.
 
Your Nail Technician training can be completed solely online from the comfort of your own home. Simply log in to our student portal and make your way through each unit in your own time. 
 
If you have existing commitments, such as full-time work or childcare, this online Nail Technician course is ideal. This course will help you achieve your goals, whether you want to become one of the following:
 
  • Home Nail Technician
  • Mobile Nail Technician
  • Salon-based Nail Technician
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.
 
*The nail kit will be issued to learners 14 days post enrolment when the course is paid in full, while learners who choose to pay in instalments will receive the nail kit after their first three payments.

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: Application of Gel

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

  • Understand the chemistry of Gel
  • Understand the stages of Gel and effect of lamp
  • Understand the application of gel in zones
  • Demonstrate the correct application of beads
  • Finish the product to create a smooth, glossy surface

Unit 10: Gel 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 11: 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 online Nail Technician course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Nail Kit Included*

As part of your course package, you will be given a premium nail kit that includes over 100 items. With these high-quality tools, you will be able to perfect this professional art through your studies. For the full list of items, click here.

*The nail kit will be issued to learners 14 days post enrolment when the course is paid in full, while learners who choose to pay in instalments will receive the nail kit after their first three payments.

You will have access to the course for 12 months only, after which, you can purchase extensions here

 

Assessment

Question papers - After each lesson of your online Nail Technician course, there will be a question paper that 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 Nail Technician course.


What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00). 

 

Endorsement

At the end of this course successful learners will be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Level 2 Nail Technician Professional - Complete Certificate of Achievement

The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that learndirect has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed learndirect to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

Career

After successfully completing the Level 2 Nail Technician Professional – Complete course, you will have the skills and knowledge to work professionally in this sector.

These Nail Technician courses, UK learners, will enable you to secure professional indemnity insurance so that you can either practise 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. 

After completing 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

It is not necessary for you to obtain further Nail Technician qualifications, but if you are keen to progress to a more senior level after obtaining your Level 2 certificate, then a Level 3 course will allow to enhance your skills.
 
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.

OUR PASS RATE
Professional Skills
90.9%
(National Average 82.6%)

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