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If you are considering a career as a qualified nail technician, our complete distance learning Nail Technician Professional 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 Nail Technician Professional course also includes information on manicures so that you will not need to do a separate manicure qualification in order to complete this nail training course. This nail technician course includes all of the information from our Nail Technician – Acrylic, and our Nail Technician – Gel courses so that you gain comprehensive knowledge of all systems.

What are acrylic nails?

Acrylic overlays are probably the most popular type of artificial nail used within the industry due to their durability. They are often applied as an extension to the client’s natural nails.

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 however they tend to be more flexible.

Syllabus

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

Accreditation

This course has been accredited by Online Academies. On successful completion of this course you will be able to download or print off a PDF of your Online Academies Certificate (please note: you will also be given the opportunity to have a hard copy of the certificate printed off and posted out to you for a small additional charge). If you would like to view a sample of the certificate, please click here.

On completion of your course you will also be able to have your certificate endorsed and accredited by the CPD Certification Service for recognised CPD Hours.

The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 as the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the Continuing Professional Development policies of professional institutes and academic bodies. The CPD Certification Service provides recognised independent CPD accreditation of our courses.

 

Assessment

At the conclusion of each module there is a multiple choice question assessment. This will help you remember the main points of the lesson and act as a check that you have retained the essential knowledge and understanding of that particular section. The results can be seen instantaneously and you can correct wrong answers. When the result is satisfactory you can progress to the next module.

Course Outcomes

Once you have successfully completed all the modules for your course you will be awarded:

A Diploma issued by Online Academies

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