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OUR PASS RATE
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This Course at a Glance

  • Secure ABT insurance upon completion to practise professionally
  • 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
  • Open doors to careers in the nail care industry
  • No experience required
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Nail Technician Professional - Complete

This Course at a Glance

  • Secure ABT insurance upon completion to practise professionally
  • 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
  • Open doors to careers in the nail care industry
  • 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 insurance with the Associated Beauty Therapists (ABT) to practise professionally either from home, as a mobile service, or in a nail bar or salon. Graduates of this course will also benefit from an exclusive discount when purchasing their insurance with ABT.

ABT Accredited Course

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

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.

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.

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

*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

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.

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.

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.

Please note, there will also be practical assessments that will need to be carried out live over video calling software. 

 

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.

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

This Nail Technician course, UK learners, will enable you to secure professional ABT 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 add to your skillset as a Nail Technician, we have other online courses that will enhance your skills.

You could consider enrolling on our Nail Art and Design course to add another string to your bow or expand your beauty industry knowledge and provide additional services by completing some of our online beauty courses.

Frequently Asked Questions

A nail technician is an artist for fingertips. They combine beauty and care, giving clients polished manicures, pedicures, and even creative nail art. It's a perfect job for someone who loves helping people look and feel their best while expressing their own artistic side through stunning nail designs.
Nail technician salaries in the UK can vary depending on experience and employment type. On average, you could expect £21,000 to £24,000 yearly. But the real earning potential comes with upskilling! Specialising in areas like nail art or advanced techniques, and building a loyal clientele as a self-employed technician, can see that number climb significantly.
Nail technician courses can range from quick weekend workshops to in-depth programmes. This Nail Technician Professional - Complete course is perfect if you’re looking for a flexible way to get qualified quickly. You can study online at your own pace, allowing you to potentially qualify faster than traditional in-person courses while gaining the skills and knowledge to launch your exciting new career.
Yes, you can! All our nail courses are studied 100% online, but if you’re looking to get started as a professional nail tech, this Nail Technician Professional - Complete course is the one you want to take!
Yes, it will! This online nail tech professional course contains all the elements required to secure professional indemnity insurance to practise professionally either from home, as a mobile service, or in a nail bar or salon. Enrol today and study towards your future nail tech career in a way that works for you!
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Tuesday 16th July
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Tuesday 16th July

Nail Technician Professional - Complete

This Course at a Glance

  • Secure ABT insurance upon completion to practise professionally
  • 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
  • Open doors to careers in the nail care industry
  • 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 insurance with the Associated Beauty Therapists (ABT) to practise professionally either from home, as a mobile service, or in a nail bar or salon. Graduates of this course will also benefit from an exclusive discount when purchasing their insurance with ABT.

ABT Accredited Course

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

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.

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.

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

*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

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.

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

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.

Please note, there will also be practical assessments that will need to be carried out live over video calling software. 

 

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.

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

This Nail Technician course, UK learners, will enable you to secure professional ABT 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 add to your skillset as a Nail Technician, we have other online courses that will enhance your skills.

You could consider enrolling on our Nail Art and Design course to add another string to your bow or expand your beauty industry knowledge and provide additional services by completing some of our online beauty courses.

Frequently Asked Questions

A nail technician is an artist for fingertips. They combine beauty and care, giving clients polished manicures, pedicures, and even creative nail art. It's a perfect job for someone who loves helping people look and feel their best while expressing their own artistic side through stunning nail designs.
Nail technician salaries in the UK can vary depending on experience and employment type. On average, you could expect £21,000 to £24,000 yearly. But the real earning potential comes with upskilling! Specialising in areas like nail art or advanced techniques, and building a loyal clientele as a self-employed technician, can see that number climb significantly.
Nail technician courses can range from quick weekend workshops to in-depth programmes. This Nail Technician Professional - Complete course is perfect if you’re looking for a flexible way to get qualified quickly. You can study online at your own pace, allowing you to potentially qualify faster than traditional in-person courses while gaining the skills and knowledge to launch your exciting new career.
Yes, you can! All our nail courses are studied 100% online, but if you’re looking to get started as a professional nail tech, this Nail Technician Professional - Complete course is the one you want to take!
Yes, it will! This online nail tech professional course contains all the elements required to secure professional indemnity insurance to practise professionally either from home, as a mobile service, or in a nail bar or salon. Enrol today and study towards your future nail tech career in a way that works for you!
OUR PASS RATE
Professional Skills
90.9%
(National Average 82.6%)
100% online
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11 guided
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