Sometimes, our hands do all the talking, and beautiful nails are a sure-fire way to make a great first impression. Acrylics are the strongest, most versatile type of extension you can offer clients, and also one of the most popular choices in any nail salon. Ideal for beginners or experienced technicians, on this comprehensive course, you’ll master the design, blending and maintenance of acrylics while exploring the latest trends in aesthetics that your clients, friends, and family will love!
Taught through a series of in-depth units complete with video tutorials, this course is structured to ensure you begin by mastering the foundational skills all beauty therapists need. This makes it ideal for beginners, as well as more seasoned nail techs! After you’ve gained your certificate, you’ll be able to apply for professional insurance, and you’ll also have the support and guidance of industry professionals as you study.
What will I learn?
- How run your own business, interact with clients, and promote your services
- Health and safety legislation, and the types of insurance you’ll need
- Skin types, diseases, and disorders
- The anatomy and physiology of the nail, skin, and muscular system
- How to master the art of tip application, as well as the products you’ll need
- Acrylic application, as well as maintenance, infill, and removals
- The correct aftercare advice to give to your clients.
What you'll learn
Unit 1 - Foundation
In the opening unit, you’ll cover health and safety legislation, how to safely prepare your treatment area, and how to work hygienically. You’ll also cover just about everything you need to know to successfully open and run your own beauty business, such as how to communicate effectively with your clients, and how to market yourself.
Unit 2 - Anatomy and Physiology - Nails
In unit two, you’ll delve into the structure of the nail, bones and the muscular system, different skin types, skin structure, and more.
Unit 3 - Nail and Skin Healthcare
Next, you’ll learn about skin and nail diseases and disorders. These are common contraindications for nail treatments, so it’s important you’re able to recognise them.
Unit 4 - Tip Application
Moving on, you’ll discover how to prepare for tip application, the products you’ll need, and how to complete the treatment.
Unit 5 - Acrylic
Unit five is all about acrylics! You’ll discover the secrets to perfect application, how to maintain the look, as well as the aftercare advice you should give to clients.
Once you have passed the course, your diploma certificate will be available for download via the online portal. You have lifetime access to the portal so you can return at any time.
How is this course assessed or examined?
Assessed via videos submitted to your tutor and an online assessment at the end of the course. Once you’ve achieved the desired pass percentage, you’ll move on to the next module. Units and tests can be retaken at any time to strengthen your knowledge.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.