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Nail Services course

Do you dream of becoming a nail technician? Learn the skills and carve your own nail technician career within 4 months.
VTCT NVQ Level 2 Diploma
Study with a live teacher online!
/6571 learners
4, 7
Nail Services course
Do you dream of becoming a nail technician? Learn the skills and carve your own nail technician career within 4 months.
VTCT NVQ Level 2 Diploma
Study with a live teacher online!

Training duration

16
classes
per week
practical lessons
weeks-
course
8
8 hours each
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1. Carry out nail art services
Create stunning nail art designs using a range of polishes, detailing and brush sizes and build strong gel nails with tips and how to remove them safely without causing damage to the nails

You will learn to
2. Health and safety
Maintain a safe and hygienic working practice
4. Work with clients
3. Manicure and pedicure
Give clients attractive hands and feet with manicure and pedicure treatments using filing techniques, cuticle treatments, removing excess hard skin, massage and a suitable nail finish
Build a professional relationship with your client and encourage your clients to try new services and products to keep up in the competitive world of the beauty industry

Course programme

Participate in virtual classes or watch the recorded sessions
Ask questions and chat with a 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 knowledge whenever you need to.
100% interactive course

Health
and Safety

1
content and tools
You will learn
⦁ Identify workplace instructions, working practices and hazards in the workplace that could be harmful

⦁ Evaluate the hazards and prioritise in risk order, report them to the responsible person and manage them in accordance with workplace instructions and legal requirements

⦁ Perform work activities at own level of competence in accordance with identified health and safety

Tools
Manage hazards
Workplace instructions
Legal requirements
1. Identify hazards and evaluate the risks in the workplace
2. Be able to reduce risks to health and safety in the workplace
3. Reduce risks to health and safety in the workplace

You will practice
Sterilization

Salon reception duties

2
content and tools
You will learn
⦁ Identify working practices to ensure compliance with health and safety requirements and workplace instructions

⦁ Evaluate the hazards and prioritise in risk order, report them to the responsible person.

⦁ Perform work activities at own level of competence in accordance with identified health and safety
Tools
Requirements
Communication with clients
Salon services
1. Salon and legal requirements
2. Communication methods
3. Salon services, products and pricing
4. How to maintain the reception area
5. How to attend to clients and enquiries
6. How to make appointments for salon services
7. How to handle payments from clients
8. How to calculate and take payments

You will practice
Payments

Effectiveness at work

3
content
and tools
You will learn
⦁ Identify own strengths and weaknesses to improve own performance

⦁ When instructions are unclear or you don't have enough information, ask colleagues for help.

⦁ Agree realistic work targets with the relevant persons, review own progress towards achieving agreed targets.
Tools
Personal performance
Team
Salon roles
1. How to improve personal performance at work
2. How to work effectively as part of a team
3. Salon roles, procedures and targets
4. How to improve your performance
5. How to work with others


You will practice
Increasing efficiency

Additional services and products

4
content
and tools
You will learn
⦁ Update and develop your knowledge of your organisation's services or products

⦁ Choose the most appropriate time to inform your client. Give him accurate and sufficient information to enable them to make a decision about the additional services or products and time to ask questions

⦁ Close your discussion appropriately if your client shows no interest. Give relevant information to move the situation forward.
Tools
Additional services
Client commitment
Promotion of services or products
1. How to identify additional services or products that are available
2. How to inform clients about additional services or products
3. How to gain client commitment to using additional services or products
4. How to promote additional services or products to clients

You will practice

Manicure services

5
content
and tools
You will learn
⦁ Prepare the work area and environment to meet legal, hygiene and industry Code of Practice for Nail Services requirements.

⦁ Recommend suitable treatments and products for the client's skin type and nail condition.

⦁ Check the desired nail length and shape with the client. File the nails, use suitable cuticle tools and products safely and effectively, ensuring that the cuticle and nail plate are undamaged.
Tools
Safe and effective work
Requirements
Anatomy and physiology
1. How to use safe and effective methods of working when providing manicure services
2. How to consult, plan and prepare for the service with clients
3. How to carry out manicure services
4. Organisational and legal requirements
5. How to perform client consultation, treatment planning and preparation
6. Contra-indications and contra-actions that affect or restrict manicure services
7. Anatomy and physiology that relates to manicure services
8. Manicure techniques, products and service planning
9. How to provide aftercare advice for clients
You will practice
Manicure techniques and products
Pedicure services
6
content
and tools
You will learn
⦁ Prepare the work area and environment to meet legal, hygiene and industry Code of Practice for Nail Services requirements.

⦁ Obtain signed, written, informed consent from the client, or from a parent or guardian if the client is a minor. Identify any contra-indications by questioning the client, and record clients responses accurately

⦁ Disinfect the client's feet to restore the nails to a natural condition. Assess the client's nail and skin condition, and recommend suitable treatments and products in a clear way to help the client's understanding.
Tools
Safe and effective work
Pedicure services
Requirements
1. How to use safe and effective methods of working when providing pedicure services
2. How to consult, plan and prepare for the service with clients
3. How to carry out pedicure services
4. Organisational and legal requirements
5. How to perform client consultation
6. Contra-indications and contra-actions that affect or restrict pedicure services
7. The anatomy and physiology that relates to pedicure services
8. Pedicure services, techniques and products
9. The aftercare advice to provide clients for pedicure services

You will practice
Contraindications

Nail art services

7
content and tools
You will learn
⦁ Prepare the work area, according to legal, hygiene and industry Code of Practice for Nail Services requirements.

⦁ Use client questioning to identify contra-indications, recording the client's responses.

⦁ Prepare the client's hands and feet through disinfection and removal of existing nail polish. Recommend nail art designs and products to suit the client's nail shape and condition. Confirm the service and outcomes, according to the client's needs
Tools
Services
Consultation
Nail structure
Nail art
1. How to use safe and effective working methods when providing nail art services
2. How to consult, plan and prepare for nail art services with clients
3. How to carry out nail art services
4. Organisational and legal requirements of nail art services
5. How to use client consultation, planning and preparation for nail art services
6. The contra-indications and contra-actions of nail art
7. The structure and growth of nails
8. About nail art service
9. How to provide aftercare advice for clients following nail art services
You will practice

Nail enhancements

8
content and tools
You will learn
⦁ Use effective consultation techniques to record the service plan.

⦁ Remove any existing nail polish or nail enhancements to restore the nails to a natural condition, if required.

⦁ Manicure step by step as outlined in the course
Tools
Methods of working
Anatomy and physiolog
Requirements
Nail enhancement services
1. Safe and effective methods of working when providing nail enhancement services
2. How to consult, plan and prepare for the service with clients, apply tip, overlays and natural overlays
3. How to maintain and remove nail enhancements
4. Organisational and legal requirements
5. How to perform client consultation, treatment planning and preparation for nail enhancements
6. Contra-indications that can affect or restrict nail enhancement services
7. Anatomy and physiology that relate to nail enhancement services
8. Nail enhancement services
9. How to maintain and repair nail enhancements and provide aftercare advice for clients on nail enhancements
You will practice
Participate in virtual classes or watch the recorded sessions
Ask questions and chat with a 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 knowledge whenever you need to.
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
Once you're qualified in our Course you can become self-employed. If you train in more nail techniques it will open up more opportunities, like working in hotels and spas. Maybe you'd prefer to work close to home, or perhaps you'd like to work in a hotel abroad or in a salon on a cruise ship!
Once you have the nail qualification, you might be interested in our other beauty courses; acrylic nails, eyebrows, lashes, makeup or beauty therapy.
Beauty is an exciting area to professionalise in because there are so many specialist areas. You could even choose to go into beauty salon management, teaching or work on your own business..
If you would like to learn new skills that can turn into a hobby, try it. You will learn how to do nail services.
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
In general, I am very pleased with the basic manicure and pedicure course, I returned home inspired, I wanted to work hard. I finally started to figure out why I was not getting perfect alignment and learned how to correct my mistakes. The explanations are interesting and easy to understand. This training is the best thing in my professional career.
Shirley Goodman
I thought for a very long time where to go, because there are so many nail classes, everyone has different programs, tuition fees and training duration. Here teachers present the material in a more than understandable way. I want to say that it is never too late to learn, and having passed the way from ineptness as a newcomer to the nail industry, I realized how difficult it is physically, but it is so pleasant morally for nail masters!
Deborah Miller
Before the private nail course for beginners, the ICS school manager briefly talked about the school itself, about the courses, answered questions, and dispelled some myths in the field of the nail industry. What I saw and heard completely satisfied my curiosity, dispelled many fears, and so my training began, which lasted 17 weeks. The training program is very rich, and they immediately warn about this, and you need to be ready for this.
Sandra Craig
I got excellent practice at the manicure training, the teacher clearly guided my actions, corrected me in good time. Theoretical explanations are more than clear. Classes are structured in such a way that something simply cannot fail. Very affordable and popular. An excellent sense of humour is added to the highest training and competence of the teacher, which undoubtedly attracts and decorates the classes!
Yvonne Mitchell
Student reviews
In general, I am very pleased with the basic manicure and pedicure course, I returned home inspired, I wanted to work hard. I finally started to figure out why I was not getting perfect alignment and learned how to correct my mistakes. The explanations are interesting and easy to understand. This training is the best thing in my professional career.
Shirley Goodman
Student reviews
In general, I am very pleased with the basic manicure and pedicure course, I returned home inspired, I wanted to work hard. I finally started to figure out why I was not getting perfect alignment and learned how to correct my mistakes. The explanations are interesting and easy to understand. This training is the best thing in my professional career.
Shirley Goodman
Student reviews
Before the private nail course for beginners, the ICS school manager briefly talked about the school itself, about the courses, answered questions, and dispelled some myths in the field of the nail industry. What I saw and heard completely satisfied my curiosity, dispelled many fears, and so my training began, which lasted 17 weeks. The training program is very rich, and they immediately warn about this, and you need to be ready for this.
Sandra Craig
Student reviews
I thought for a very long time where to go, because there are so many nail classes, everyone has different programs, tuition fees and training duration. Here teachers present the material in a more than understandable way. I want to say that it is never too late to learn, and having passed the way from ineptness as a newcomer to the nail industry, I realized how difficult it is physically, but it is so pleasant morally for nail masters!
Deborah Miller
Student reviews
I got excellent practice at the manicure training, the teacher clearly guided my actions, corrected me in good time. Theoretical explanations are more than clear. Classes are structured in such a way that something simply cannot fail. Very affordable and popular. An excellent sense of humour is added to the highest training and competence of the teacher, which undoubtedly attracts and decorates the classes!
Yvonne Mitchell
Student reviews
I got excellent practice at the manicure training, the teacher clearly guided my actions, corrected me in good time. Theoretical explanations are more than clear. Classes are structured in such a way that something simply cannot fail. Very affordable and popular. An excellent sense of humour is added to the highest training and competence of the teacher, which undoubtedly attracts and decorates the classes!
Yvonne Mitchell
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
Pedicure
Nail design
Manicure
£28
£20
£20
1450
£32800
Vacancies are open in UK
Nail master earns first year
£0
Manage to get a discount on the course
if you match criteria
To get this course free you must be eligible for the UK Government funding:

⦁ You are 19 years old or older before the academic year starts (31st August)
⦁ You are either a citizen of UK / EU / EEA countries or have the right to abode in the UK
You are receiving JSA/ESA/Universal credit or a low wage
The funding value of the course is £3,345.

Course fee

A Personal Certificate will be presented to you after you have completed the course.

Qualification

Personal certificate
Your CV right after the course

Key competences:

Nail services

Infill, rebalancing, problem solving

Different nail shapes

Nail art designs

Anatomy of the nail and skin

Salon Reception Duties

Team and personal work

Physiology related to nail services

Aftercare

Special products for manicure and pedicure
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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There is no doubt that the ICS is an excellent place to study. You'll be able to boost your career and raise your salary by learning skills from the ICS courses.
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Course schedule
Dates
9 - 5 a.m Sat, 5 - 9 p.m Fri
17 weeks
Timing
Days
Duration
Form
Waiting list
full day Sat, half day Fri
Blended learning
FAQ:
How do you deliver your course?
Most short courses are delivered online via interactive Zoom sessions. Level 3-4 courses have a blended model delivery: it means you will have in-class sessions for practical modules and online sessions for the theory. Please read carefully the course description. During Zoom sessions you will practise your new skills with experienced teachers. They will give you feedback about your home assignments. Once you are enrolled in the programme, you can access all lessons and study materials on the ICS eLearning platform. To login into your Zoom session, use the links available inside the lesson block.
How to sign up to the course?
There is only one way to do it. Proceed to the sign-up form and submit your credentials. Then follow the instructions.
How to enrol on this course?
Once you sign up for the course, you'll get access to our eLearning platform. There you can choose the right course for you. Once you make sure that the start date and time are convenient for you, proceed to the payment option and follow the instructions. You can pay with a debit/credit card or Paypal. All payments are secured and processed by either Paypal or Stripe systems. Remember, we tolerate a 100% refund policy. You can claim a refund anytime before the course starts.
What if I miss my class?
  • If you are attending one of our online short courses:
Don't worry. We provide class recordings. You can watch your lesson later. In case you have any unexpected circumstances preventing you from participating in your classes, please, let us know by contacting our support team via the eLearning platform so we can talk about solutions.

  • If you are attending Level 2 or 3 VTCT courses:
Your attendance is monitored and required for successful completion. In case you cannot attend an online session, you will be able to catch up by watching the class recording.

How can I take advantage of the instalment plans?
We propose flexible payment schemes for fees exceeding £400. If you would like to pay in instalments, please, contact our recruitment team into the eLearning platform
Will I get a certificate after the course?
Yes, at the last day of your classes, you will receive a certificate or diploma of completion. It will confirm your qualification.
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