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Nail Technician Professional - Complete

If you have always wanted a lucrative self-starter business, perhaps a nail technician course is just what you need to get started. Studying online for a nail tech qualification is the quickest way to qualify and start practising, be it at home, in a nail bar, a salon or at your clients’ residence.

This complete nail tech course combines the information covered in our Nail Technician Professional – Acrylic and Nail Technician Professional – Gel courses to provide a comprehensive view of all the techniques necessary in nail application and beauty. As each client’s needs are individual, mastering the technique behind each type of overlay will help you become an accomplished professional who is respected in the beauty industry and adored by clients.

Who should study this course?

This course is ideal for anyone who has an interest in nail technique and application. You can develop your nail technician skills as a personal interest, to gain employment within a beauty clinic or to set up your very own business.

What happens after the course?

Once you have completed your nail tech course, your next step will be to secure professional indemnity insurance so that you can practise as a fully-qualified mobile nail technician. Alternatively, you can find work in beauty salons or nail bars. Nail technicians earn on average up to £24,161*/year but often income is supplemented with a side gig or freelance work, outside of work hours.

*Source: Payscale, Oct 2019

You could also choose to continue your studies and progress to a Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services, or specialise in paint design or applying nail art and jewellery. .

Some of the roles you can find in this field, whether in full-time employment or working for yourself, include:

  • Nail technician
  • Nail artist
  • Beauty therapist

Nail Kits

Nail kits can be purchased directly from the supplier once you have enrolled on the course. As a Stonebridge Associated College student, you will receive a 20% discount. 

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:

Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Nail Technician Professional - Complete Diploma

Nail Technician Professional - Complete Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Certificate 2 is issued by Quality Licence Scheme: Level 2 Nail Technician Professional - Complete Certificate of Achievement

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).

The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges 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 Stonebridge Associated Colleges 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.

Requirements for Entry

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

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Stonebridge

On successful completion of your course your qualification is awarded. You will receive an attractively presented Diploma or Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, this will also allow you to use the letters SAC. Dip. or SAC. Cert. after your name.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the leading (and biggest) distance education colleges in the U.K and internationally. We have many thousands of students studying with us at any one time from locations all over the world. Our diplomas will always count towards your future, and will improve your prospects of future employment or higher level study etc. by proving that you have studied to a certain level, that you have proficiency in your chosen subjects and that you are interested in your field of choice. Education is always an investment in your future and you will find this to be the case with our qualifications in your jurisdiction.

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

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).
  • Kits can be purchased from the supplier once you have enrolled on the course. Our learners will receive a 10% discount..
OUR PASS RATE
Professional Skills
90.9%
(National Average 82.6%)

Nail Technician Professional - Complete

If you have always wanted a lucrative self-starter business, perhaps a nail technician course is just what you need to get started. Studying online for a nail tech qualification is the quickest way to qualify and start practising, be it at home, in a nail bar, a salon or at your clients’ residence.

This complete nail tech course combines the information covered in our Nail Technician Professional – Acrylic and Nail Technician Professional – Gel courses to provide a comprehensive view of all the techniques necessary in nail application and beauty. As each client’s needs are individual, mastering the technique behind each type of overlay will help you become an accomplished professional who is respected in the beauty industry and adored by clients.

Who should study this course?

This course is ideal for anyone who has an interest in nail technique and application. You can develop your nail technician skills as a personal interest, to gain employment within a beauty clinic or to set up your very own business.

What happens after the course?

Once you have completed your nail tech course, your next step will be to secure professional indemnity insurance so that you can practise as a fully-qualified mobile nail technician. Alternatively, you can find work in beauty salons or nail bars. Nail technicians earn on average up to £24,161*/year but often income is supplemented with a side gig or freelance work, outside of work hours.

*Source: Payscale, Oct 2019

You could also choose to continue your studies and progress to a Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services, or specialise in paint design or applying nail art and jewellery. .

Some of the roles you can find in this field, whether in full-time employment or working for yourself, include:

  • Nail technician
  • Nail artist
  • Beauty therapist

Nail Kits

Nail kits can be purchased directly from the supplier once you have enrolled on the course. As a Stonebridge Associated College student, you will receive a 20% discount. 

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

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:

Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Nail Technician Professional - Complete Diploma

Nail Technician Professional - Complete Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Certificate 2 is issued by Quality Licence Scheme: Level 2 Nail Technician Professional - Complete Certificate of Achievement

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).

The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges 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 Stonebridge Associated Colleges 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.

Requirements for Entry

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

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Stonebridge

On successful completion of your course your qualification is awarded. You will receive an attractively presented Diploma or Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, this will also allow you to use the letters SAC. Dip. or SAC. Cert. after your name.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the leading (and biggest) distance education colleges in the U.K and internationally. We have many thousands of students studying with us at any one time from locations all over the world. Our diplomas will always count towards your future, and will improve your prospects of future employment or higher level study etc. by proving that you have studied to a certain level, that you have proficiency in your chosen subjects and that you are interested in your field of choice. Education is always an investment in your future and you will find this to be the case with our qualifications in your jurisdiction.

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

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).
  • Kits can be purchased from the supplier once you have enrolled on the course. Our learners will receive a 10% discount..
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