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Nail Technician Professional - Gel

Overview

If you are considering a career as a qualified nail technician, our distance learning Nail Technician – Gel course is the ideal course 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 practice professionally either from home, as a mobile service, or in a nail bar or salon. The gel nail course also includes information on manicures so that you will not need to do a separate manicure qualification in order to complete this distance learning nail course.

What are gel nails?

Gel nails are fake nails that can be applied to a client’s fingers to closely resemble the natural nail. They are very similar to acrylic nails (liquid & powder); however they tend to be more flexible. Gel nails can be worn, painted and decorated in the same way as acrylic nails. Gel nails are usually applied using a UV light. Generally gel nails will last between 3 – 4 weeks; after this period maintenance and infill procedures will need to be carried out on the client’s extensions to keep them looking natural and well maintained. Our nail technician courses from home will teach you all the techniques you require to be able to carry out these treatments.

The Work of the Nail Technician

The work of a nail technician can be varied and rewarding. Not only will you apply, repair and remove false nails or extensions, but you will also offer basic treatments such as manicures and pedicures as well as ensuring your client’s nails are free from any skin or nail problems before you begin the treatment.

Free With This Gel Nail Course

In order for you to be able to practice your skills throughout your training you will receive:

Instructional DVD. This course comes with an instructional DVD which will give you a fully step by step demonstration on how to apply a set of Gel Nails. If you would like to view a brief sample of the DVD, please click here.

Hand Trainer and Kit valued at £99.00 - Includes The Nail Trainer hand and desk clamp; and 20 nails.

UV Gel Kit + 9W Curing Lamp valued at £66.00 - Includes UV lamp 9 watt*; UV Gel Clear 30g; UV Gel Pink 30g; UV Gel Hollywood White 5g; Gel Wipe Off solution 100ml; Sterilising Spray & Gel 60ml; 100ml Nail Fresh; Lint Free Pads; Nail Glue; 20 Asstd Tips; Olympic, Active, Ultra, Big C, French & Natural Tip blender 15ml; Duraboard 240/240 & 100/180; UV Gel Brush; Cuticle Pusher; Manicure sticks; White Block; Nail Buffer; Nail Primer; Tip cutters.

*Please note the UV lamp has a plug fit for the UK. If you are an international student you may need to purchase an adaptor.

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

Become a Nail Technician. On successful completion of this home study course you will be able to secure professional indemnity insurance so that you can either practice 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. Nail technicians earn on average over £16,500*/year. You could also study further so that you are able to paint designs (using an airbrush) and decorate your client’s nails.

Obtain a diploma. This course has been developed in line with the national occupational standards and has been developed to cover the basic theory knowledge and to equip you for progression onto the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services should you wish to follow this progression route. (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).

*Source: Totaljobs.com, Sept 2012.
 

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 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 8: 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 9: Troubleshooting with Gel

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 course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

If you are considering a career as a qualified nail technician, our distance learning Nail Technician – Gel course is the ideal course 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 practice professionally either from home, as a mobile service, or in a nail bar or salon. The gel nail course also includes information on manicures so that you will not need to do a separate manicure qualification in order to complete this distance learning nail course.

What are gel nails?

Gel nails are fake nails that can be applied to a client’s fingers to closely resemble the natural nail. They are very similar to acrylic nails (liquid & powder); however they tend to be more flexible. Gel nails can be worn, painted and decorated in the same way as acrylic nails. Gel nails are usually applied using a UV light. Generally gel nails will last between 3 – 4 weeks; after this period maintenance and infill procedures will need to be carried out on the client’s extensions to keep them looking natural and well maintained. Our nail technician courses from home will teach you all the techniques you require to be able to carry out these treatments.

The Work of the Nail Technician

The work of a nail technician can be varied and rewarding. Not only will you apply, repair and remove false nails or extensions, but you will also offer basic treatments such as manicures and pedicures as well as ensuring your client’s nails are free from any skin or nail problems before you begin the treatment.

Free With This Gel Nail Course

In order for you to be able to practice your skills throughout your training you will receive:

Instructional DVD. This course comes with an instructional DVD which will give you a fully step by step demonstration on how to apply a set of Gel Nails. If you would like to view a brief sample of the DVD, please click here.

Hand Trainer and Kit valued at £99.00 - Includes The Nail Trainer hand and desk clamp; and 20 nails.

UV Gel Kit + 9W Curing Lamp valued at £66.00 - Includes UV lamp 9 watt*; UV Gel Clear 30g; UV Gel Pink 30g; UV Gel Hollywood White 5g; Gel Wipe Off solution 100ml; Sterilising Spray & Gel 60ml; 100ml Nail Fresh; Lint Free Pads; Nail Glue; 20 Asstd Tips; Olympic, Active, Ultra, Big C, French & Natural Tip blender 15ml; Duraboard 240/240 & 100/180; UV Gel Brush; Cuticle Pusher; Manicure sticks; White Block; Nail Buffer; Nail Primer; Tip cutters.

*Please note the UV lamp has a plug fit for the UK. If you are an international student you may need to purchase an adaptor.

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

Become a Nail Technician. On successful completion of this home study course you will be able to secure professional indemnity insurance so that you can either practice 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. Nail technicians earn on average over £16,500*/year. You could also study further so that you are able to paint designs (using an airbrush) and decorate your client’s nails.

Obtain a diploma. This course has been developed in line with the national occupational standards and has been developed to cover the basic theory knowledge and to equip you for progression onto the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services should you wish to follow this progression route. (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).

*Source: Totaljobs.com, Sept 2012.
 

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 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 8: 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 9: Troubleshooting with Gel

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 course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

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