/6571 learners
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Nail Technology
course

Learn the skills and carve your own nail technician career within 5 months
VTCT Level 3 Diploma
Study with a live teacher online!
/6571 learners
4, 7
Nail Technology
course

Learn the skills and carve your own nail technician career within
5 months
VTCT Level 3 Diploma
Study with a live teacher online!

Training duration

17
classes
per week
practical lessons
week
course
25
12 hours per week
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1. Nail art design
Create stunning nail art designs using a range of nail art techniques such as 3D embedding, colour blending, marbling, painting and alternative tip shapes. You will also learn safe removal without causing damage to the natural nails.
You will learn
2. Manicure and pedicure
Enhance the appearance of the hands and feet by carrying out manicure and pedicure treatments using correct filing techniques, skin and cuticle treatments, removing excess hard skin, massage and a suitable nail finish.
4. Safety and hygiene
3. Working with clients
Confidently build a professional relationship with clients using a variety of consultation techniques which will enable you to advise clients on treatments, future services and products.
Maintain safe and hygienic working practices throughout each service, including safely using an electric file to prepare and finish nail enhancements.
Course programme
Participate in a virtual class
or watch it recorded
Ask and chat with the live expert
Study materials
your lecturer will answer your questions personally
We provide our learners with resources and recorded lessons. Keep them to refresh your knowlege whenever you need.
100% interactive course

Health
and safety

1
content and tools
You will learn
⦁ How to carry out a risk assessment

⦁ Monitor health and safety in the salon


Tools
Health
and Safety
Risk assessments
Health and safety requirements
1. Health and safety
2. Hazards and risks in the salon
3. Safe working practices, health and safety risks in the workplace
4. Requirements of health and safety legislation
5. Environmentally-friendly working practices whilst using equipment, materials and products
6. Personal presentation and safe behaviour at work
You will practice

Client care and communication

2
content and tools
You will learn
⦁ Communicate and behave in a professional manner when dealing with clients, whilst managing client expectations

⦁ Maintain client confidentiality in line with legislation

⦁ Use retail sales techniques to meet client requirements


Tools
Workplace behavior
Communication with clients
Methods of communication
1. Client care and communication
2. Different methods of communication
3. Professional ethical conduct
4. Establish client requirements and treatment needs
5. Recommendations to client
6. Importance of personal space

You will practice
Client
consultation

Anatomy

3
content
and tools
You will learn
⦁ Recognise bones in the lower-arm and lower-leg

⦁ Perform massage techniques on the lower-arm and lower-leg


Tools
Skin and nail
structure
Circulatory system
Bones and muscles
1. Anatomy & Physiology
2. Structure and functions of the nail and the skin
3. Structure and functions of the skeleton
4. Functions of the muscular tissue of the lower-arm and lower-leg
5. Structure and functions of the circulatory system
6. Arteries and veins of the lower-arm and lower-leg
7. Lymphatic system and its function
You will practice

Manicure

4
content
and tools
You will learn
⦁ Perform basic and deluxe manicure treatments

⦁ Use a combination of deluxe treatments

⦁ Achieve natural high shine with a buffer, dark polish finish and French polish finish


Tools
Basic manicure
Deluxe manicure
Polish and high shine
1. Provide manicure treatments
2. Prepare for manicure treatment
3. Identify treatment objectives
4. Provide clear recommendations to the client
5. Select products, tools and equipment
6. Carry out a nail and skin analysis
7. Perform basic massage techniques
8. Different diseases and disorders
9. Examples of contra-indications
You will practice

Pedicure

5
content
and tools
You will learn
⦁ Perform basic pedicure treatments

⦁ Perform deluxe pedicure treatments

⦁ Use a combination of deluxe treatments

⦁ Achieve dark polish finish and French polish finish


Tools
Basic pedicure
Deluxe pedicure
Dark & French polish
1. Provide pedicure treatments
2. Prepare for pedicure treatment
3. Identify treatment objectives
4. Provide clear recommendations to the client
5. Select products, tools and equipment
6. Carry out a nail and skin analysis
7. Perform basic massage techniques
8. Different diseases and disorders
9. Examples of contra-indications
You will practice
Nail- enhancement
6
content
and tools
You will learn
⦁ How to extend the natural nail with tips and sculpting forms

⦁ Use UV/LED gel system, liquid and powder system, and wrap system

⦁ Pink and white (French finish)

⦁ Coloured gel finish

⦁ Maintenance procedure including infill and rebalance

⦁ Removal


Tools
Tip and sculpting form
UV/LED gel system
Maintenance procedure
1. Apply and maintain nail-enhancement
2. Provide nail-enhancement treatments
3. Prepare for enhancement treatment
4. Identify treatment objectives
5. Provide clear recommendations to the client
6. Select products, tools and equipment
7. Carry out a nail and skin analysis
8. Different diseases and disorders
9. Examples of contra-indications
You will practice
Pink and White

Electric
file

7
content and tools
You will learn
⦁ Prepare for nail- enhancing services using electric files

⦁ Provide nail-enhancing services using electric files

⦁ Care & maintenance of electric filing equipment

⦁ Electric filing procedures and techniques

⦁ Maintenance techniques

Tools
Reducing length
Refining surfaces
Buffing
Reducing overlay bulk
1. Enhance nails using electric files
2. Prepare for enhancing nails using electric files
3. Identify treatment objectives
4. Carry out skin analysis and any relevant tests
5. Provide clear recommendations to the client
6. Select electric nail files, attachments and equipment
7. Possible contra-actions when using electric files
8. Types of electric filing equipment
9. The parts of the electric file
10. Adaptation for left and right-handed use
11. Types of electric file attachments and their uses

You will practice

Nail
Art

8
content and tools
You will learn
⦁ Prepare, design and plan for nail art

⦁ Provide a nail art service

⦁ Use all nail art designs such as 3D, embedding and alternative tips

⦁ Using nail art techniques such as colour blending, marbling and painting


Tools
3D
embedding
Colour blending
Freehand painting
Alternative tip shapes
1. Design and apply nail art
2. Prepare for nail art
3. Identify treatment objectives
4. Carry out skin analysis and any relevant tests
5. Provide clear recommendations to the client
6. Select products, tools and equipment
7. Evaluate the results of the service
8. Develop nail art design plans
9. Nail art techniques and products

You will practice

Promote products and services

9
content
and tools
You will learn
⦁ Promote products and services to clients during practice


Tools
Interpret buying
Selling opportunities
Introducing products to clients
1. Promote products and services to clients in a salon
2. Establish the client's requirements
3. Introduce services and/or products to the client
4. Give accurate and relevant information to the client
5. Identify buying signals and interpret the client's intentions correctly
6. Secure an agreement with the client
7. Close the sale
8. Identify services and/or products to meet the requirements of the client
You will practice

Display stock to promote sales

10
content
and tools
You will learn
⦁ Prepare a display area

⦁ Maintain and dismantle the display area


Tools
Prepare a display area
Maintain
Dismantle
Promote sales
1. Display stock to promote sales in a salon
2. Select the materials, equipment, and stock to use
3. Determine the location of the display to maximise its impact
4. Assemble the display carefully and safely
5. Legal requirements
6. Maintain the display area
7. Dismantle the display and return stock to storage
You will practice

Personal health and wellbeing

11
content
and tools
You will learn
⦁ Maintain personal health and wellbeing

⦁ Monitor weight management


Tools
Own dietary intake
Safe exercising
Body image
Weight management
1. Maintaining personal health and wellbeing
2. Sources of information on health & wellbeing
3. The components that contribute to a balanced diet
4. The effects of nutrients on the human body
5. Main food groups and nutrients
6. Own dietary intake
7. Figure analysis
8. Safe exercises and their effect
9. Body image & lifestyle choices
10. Adult reference intakes
You will practice
Participate in
a virtual class
or watch it recorded
Ask and chat with the live expert
Study materials
your lecturer will answer your questions personally
100% interactive course
We provide our learners with resources and recorded lessons. Keep them to refresh your knowlege whenever you need.
You want to change your job
The course will be suitable if:
You want to improve your practical skills
You want new experience
You want to develop your own business
After that course, you can work in a commercial beauty salon or as part of retail concession in a nail bar.
Beauty is an exciting area to professionalise in because there are so many specialist areas. You could choose to go into beauty salon management, teaching, or even work on your own business.
You can start your own business and be independent, go self-employed, be mobile, or work as a home-based nail technician.
If you dream of becoming a nail technician, this course is for you. You will find new sources of inspiration for yourself, learn how to use tools, and turn your hobby into a profession.
The eLearning platform



How are classes delivered?
Blended learning
Home tasks
During your course, you will get practical and written tasks to complete outside of the scheduled lessons (home study). Our expert tutors will check your work and give you regular feedback, which will go towards your accredited certification.
Community


We keep our students constantly motivated by providing them with regular feedback and a direct channel of communication with each other and our practising experts. Live tutors share professional up-to-date information and will help you keep on track to complete your qualification with confidence.
As soon as your course starts you'll get access to the educational platform where you will find your study materials. You will also be able to communicate with your tutor and other learners in your class.
Your training will be delivered through blended learning (both online and in our centre) with a tutor.
Student reviews
I want to earn more money
For a long time I had been trying to increase my income and I managed to do it when I decided to learn manicure.
Helen
Result
For a long time I had been trying to increase my income and I managed to do it when I decided to learn manicure. I had a manicure course and I'm really happy that I've done it because now I can control my time and I can earn much more money than I used to. And for me it's great to have happy customers who are enjoying their manicure.


Study and earn
During the manicure course, you will learn how to do a classic manicure even on your first class and practice your skills on a model. It will enable you to get your first clients during the course. You will also learn all the safety precautions for the procedure and how to make the client feel comfortable.
Be self-employed: check some rates for freelancers
Manicure treatments from
Manicure and pedicure from
Nail extension from
£19
1450
£32800
Vacancies are open in UK
Nail technician earns first year
£39
£56
£0
Manage to get a discount on the course
if you match criteria
Government funding is available for L3 qualifications through Student Finance. To cover the course cost you can apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan:
⦁ Loan eligibility does not depend on your income and there are no credit checks.
⦁ You must have a National Insurance number in order to get the loan.
⦁ It is not a problem if you already have a loan used for another training or if you want to do more than one course in the future as you can apply for up to four advanced learner loans.

The total cost of the course is £3,345 but you may be eligible for funding.
Course fee
A Personal Certificate would be presented to you after you have completed the course.

Qualification

Personal certificate
Your CV right after the course

Key competences:

Basic and Deluxe manicure treatments

Basic and Deluxe pedicure treatments

Nail extensions with tips and forms

Gel, Acrylic and Wrap nail extensions

Infill, rebalancing, problem solving

Correct removal techniques

Anatomy of the skin and nail, lower hand, and lower leg

Professional consultation
Job opportunities



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of our learners were able to find a new job or increase their income within 6 months after the course
74%
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Course schedule
9 - 5 p.m Sun, 5 - 9 p.m Mon
17 weeks
10.05.21
full-day Sun, half-day Mon
Blended learning
9 - 5 p.m Tue, 5 - 9 p.m Thur
17 weeks
06.05.21
full-day Tue, half-day Thur
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FAQ:
How to sign up to the course?
You can reserve a place on the course using the form on this website. Our recruitment team will help you choose a convenient time for classes on weekdays or weekends, in the morning or in the evening.
How to pay for the course?
You can receive the course free of charge if you meet government criteria, or pay for the course by debit or credit card before the start of the course. We provide secure payments via Paypal.
Will I be able to skip a class?
Yes, you will be able to watch a recording of the class later.
Can I study at weekends?
Yes, you can choose a group convenient for you not only at weekdays, but also at weekends.
Will I get a certificate after the course?
When you have completed your classes, you will receive a certificate or diploma of completion. It will confirm your qualification.
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