Certificate in Nail Technology

Ref: C3844465

A qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in how to provide and maintain nail enhancements and manicure treatments. To further enhance your practical skills you will have the opportunity to learn how to provide nail art treatments. Underpinning this qualification you will develop a sound knowledge of health and safety practices in a salon environment and how to promote client care and communication in beauty related sectors.

Course aim

To gain a qualification in Nail Technology, where you will learn the following treatments: Manicures Nail Art Nail enhancements

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Provide a full manicure treatment following the procedure correctly & understanding all the tools & equipment needed
  • Provide various nail art treatments using many techniques & products
  • Apply nail enhancements using tips & acrylic & tips & gel, perform a natural overlay & perform an infill treatment
  • Be able to follow & understand all Health & Safety regarding the nail industry to help keep myself & my clients safe
  • Perform a full skin & nail analysis during a consultation for a nail service with confidence

How will I be taught?

  • Learning will involve practical activities within class & also theory work. You will also be expected to practice the techniques at home to enhance your skills Homework will be expected by your tutor to be completed within the deadline given

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • Uniform will be given & needs to be worn every week A large file with plastic wallets Note pad & pen Additional resources will probably be needed as you use the resources provided to you at the start of the course.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

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Certificate in Nail Technology

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This course is funded by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. You must be a resident of Greater Manchester in order to attend this course. Click here to learn more about government funding changes. If you don't know whether you are a resident of Greater Manchester, you can check your postcode here:

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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