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

This Course at a Glance

  • The perfect starting point for aspiring nail technicians
  • Learn how to apply acrylics and hard gel nails
  • Progress onto higher level study to qualify
  • Free nail kit worth up to £500 included
  • Perfect your skills from home
  • Complete the course online
  • No experience required
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Nail Technician Professional - Complete

This Course at a Glance

  • The perfect starting point for aspiring nail technicians
  • Learn how to apply acrylics and hard gel nails
  • Progress onto higher level study to qualify
  • Free nail kit worth up to £500 included
  • Perfect your skills from home
  • Complete the course online
  • No experience required

About Your Course

If you are considering a career as a nail technician, our complete online Nail Technician Professional course is the perfect starting point for you. This knowledge-based course will help you learn the ropes and understand what is expected of you in this role, so you’ll go into the higher level course you need to qualify with confidence.

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

Realise 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 take a huge step towards becoming a part of this bustling beauty sector and providing an in-demand service!

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.

Take The Next Step

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.

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.

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 work towards achieving 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. It has also been developed to cover the basic theory, so you are equipped with the knowledge required for progression onto the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services, should you wish to follow this progression route.

*You can request your nail kit 14days post enrolment when the course is paid in full, while learners who choose to pay in instalments can request it after the first three payments have been made.

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

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 the course.

Additional Requirements

The kit will be provided to you once 3 instalments have been paid.

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.

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.

 

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

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.

*Please note, this is a knowledge-based course, so it will not qualify you as a nail technician.

After successfully completing the Nail Technician Professional – Complete course, you will have the skills and knowledge to confidently complete a qualification that is marked by an expert assessor and includes practical training to put your knowledge to the test.

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 Tuesday 16th April
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Tuesday 16th April

Nail Technician Professional - Complete

This Course at a Glance

  • The perfect starting point for aspiring nail technicians
  • Learn how to apply acrylics and hard gel nails
  • Progress onto higher level study to qualify
  • Free nail kit worth up to £500 included
  • Perfect your skills from home
  • Complete the course online
  • No experience required

About Your Course

If you are considering a career as a nail technician, our complete online Nail Technician Professional course is the perfect starting point for you. This knowledge-based course will help you learn the ropes and understand what is expected of you in this role, so you’ll go into the higher level course you need to qualify with confidence.

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

Realise 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 take a huge step towards becoming a part of this bustling beauty sector and providing an in-demand service!

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.

Take The Next Step

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.

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.

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 work towards achieving 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. It has also been developed to cover the basic theory, so you are equipped with the knowledge required for progression onto the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services, should you wish to follow this progression route.

*You can request your nail kit 14days post enrolment when the course is paid in full, while learners who choose to pay in instalments can request it after the first three payments have been made.

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

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 the course.

Additional Requirements

The kit will be provided to you once 3 instalments have been paid.

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

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.

 

Qualifications

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

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.

*Please note, this is a knowledge-based course, so it will not qualify you as a nail technician.

After successfully completing the Nail Technician Professional – Complete course, you will have the skills and knowledge to confidently complete a qualification that is marked by an expert assessor and includes practical training to put your knowledge to the test.

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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Professional Skills
90.9%
(National Average 82.6%)
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