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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
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Thursday 29th February
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Thursday 29th February

Nail Technician Professional - Complete: Module 1

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

Description – Module 1

In unit 1, Nail Enhancement Systems and Health & Safety, you will lay the foundation for a successful career as a nail technician in the UK.

The module starts by giving you a detailed understanding of the entire course structure and its requirements. This knowledge is crucial for navigating through the programme efficiently, ensuring that you will make the most out of each module and successfully complete the course. Beginning the Nail Technician Professional – Complete course this way also sets the stage for a smooth and enriching learning experience.

From here, the first nail-related topic you will explore is the advantages and disadvantages of nail enhancement systems. This knowledge is invaluable for a nail technician, as it allows you to tailor your approach based on client preferences, nail conditions, and desired outcomes. By the end of this unit, you'll be able to make informed decisions on the most suitable enhancement systems for various situations.

The next topic covered in unit 1 is the importance of health & safety, one of the cornerstones of a successful nail technician career. This part of unit 1 will emphasise the critical importance of maintaining a safe working environment for both you and your clients. This knowledge not only ensures compliance with industry standards but also reflects your commitment to professionalism and client wellbeing.

Following this, you will explore the identification of risks associated with enhancements, so you will become adept at identifying potential risks that may arise when working with enhancement systems. This skill is indispensable for preventing and mitigating issues that could compromise the quality of your work or the safety of your clients. By the end of this part of the unit, you'll be equipped with the foresight to handle challenges effectively, enhancing your reputation as a skilled and responsible nail technician.

Finally, you will cover the distinction between sterilisation and disinfection, a fundamental aspect of maintaining a hygienic workspace. This knowledge is pivotal in safeguarding against infections and ensuring that your nail services adhere to the highest standards of cleanliness. Clients appreciate and trust technicians who prioritise hygiene, contributing positively to your professional reputation.

Overall, unit 1 lays the groundwork for your future success as a nail technician once you qualify. It will provide you with a holistic understanding of the course, enhancing your ability to evaluate and utilise nail enhancement systems, and emphasising the paramount importance of health, safety, and hygiene. Enrol on unit 1 of the Nail Technician Professional - Complete course today and embark on a journey that will shape your career in the dynamic and creative world of nail artistry in the UK.

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.

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: Module 1 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.

*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 Thursday 29th February
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Thursday 29th February

Nail Technician Professional - Complete: Module 1

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

Description – Module 1

In unit 1, Nail Enhancement Systems and Health & Safety, you will lay the foundation for a successful career as a nail technician in the UK.

The module starts by giving you a detailed understanding of the entire course structure and its requirements. This knowledge is crucial for navigating through the programme efficiently, ensuring that you will make the most out of each module and successfully complete the course. Beginning the Nail Technician Professional – Complete course this way also sets the stage for a smooth and enriching learning experience.

From here, the first nail-related topic you will explore is the advantages and disadvantages of nail enhancement systems. This knowledge is invaluable for a nail technician, as it allows you to tailor your approach based on client preferences, nail conditions, and desired outcomes. By the end of this unit, you'll be able to make informed decisions on the most suitable enhancement systems for various situations.

The next topic covered in unit 1 is the importance of health & safety, one of the cornerstones of a successful nail technician career. This part of unit 1 will emphasise the critical importance of maintaining a safe working environment for both you and your clients. This knowledge not only ensures compliance with industry standards but also reflects your commitment to professionalism and client wellbeing.

Following this, you will explore the identification of risks associated with enhancements, so you will become adept at identifying potential risks that may arise when working with enhancement systems. This skill is indispensable for preventing and mitigating issues that could compromise the quality of your work or the safety of your clients. By the end of this part of the unit, you'll be equipped with the foresight to handle challenges effectively, enhancing your reputation as a skilled and responsible nail technician.

Finally, you will cover the distinction between sterilisation and disinfection, a fundamental aspect of maintaining a hygienic workspace. This knowledge is pivotal in safeguarding against infections and ensuring that your nail services adhere to the highest standards of cleanliness. Clients appreciate and trust technicians who prioritise hygiene, contributing positively to your professional reputation.

Overall, unit 1 lays the groundwork for your future success as a nail technician once you qualify. It will provide you with a holistic understanding of the course, enhancing your ability to evaluate and utilise nail enhancement systems, and emphasising the paramount importance of health, safety, and hygiene. Enrol on unit 1 of the Nail Technician Professional - Complete course today and embark on a journey that will shape your career in the dynamic and creative world of nail artistry in the UK.

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.

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)

Certification

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: Module 1 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.

*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.

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