Level 3 Manicure Course

Our course code: NB027

Course fee £325 or from £25 per month

Enrol on this course

People go to the nail salon for beautiful, strong nails and vibrant-looking hands, but also for a luxury experience; they want finger and hand massages that exfoliates their skin from rough to soft and a friendly hour of stress-relief. A manicure is the foundation for all nail technicians as it’s about the overall cleanliness, health and allure of the nails and hands. On completing this award-winning Level 3 Manicure course, you’ll be able to offer both spa and express procedures on clients as well as friends and family!  

Enroling on this course is the perfect first step before progressing onto our Gel Polish and Gel Extensions course or delving into other forms of nail enhancements. 

What to expect on this Level 3 Manicure Course?

When you enrol on this course, we’ll first introduce the foundations associated with working in the beauty industry. For instance, you’ll learn the importance of interacting with clients, promoting your services, and being effective at work. Secondly, you’ll gain some insight into the body, its systems, and skin and nail healthcare.

Every year, women across the UK spend £450 on their nails. So, we’ll show you how to tap into that market by learning the whole manicure process. We’ll talk you through the different kinds of manicure treatments, products to use, as well as how to prepare clients for their experience. Next, we’ll look at nail shapes, filing, cuticle work and buffing. Of course, we’ll also discuss luxury treatments, massage techniques and how to polish nails correctly. Finally, we’ll examine the whole manicure procedure, from luxury massages to adapting treatments for men, as well as aftercare advice and services.

Who is this online manicure training ideal for?

Our Level 3 Manicure course was created for current or aspiring nail technicians or students looking to study beauty therapy at a higher level. The course covers everything you’ll need to be able to work as a manicure specialist when you complete the course. So, whether you want to work in a salon, a spa, or even offer your own manicure services, you can.

Key Takeaways

  • Award-winning Manicure course designed for aspiring nail technicians
  • Learn techniques and treat clients to a stunning set of manicured nails
  • With this course, you’ll be able to apply for professional insurance
  • Gain insight to advise clients about various manicure tips and tricks
  • Add manicure nail treatments to your service offering
  • All your assessments are completed and submitted online
  • Study at your own pace anytime, anywhere, anyhow

Want to create stunning nails for clients? You can by learning key manicure techniques on this award-winning course.

  • Study with winners

    We’re an award-winning learning provider and have been recognised for our cutting-edge learning techniques.

  • Get insured

    By completing this course you will be able to gain insurance to work on clients.

  • Affordable price plans

    We’ll find a way to make this course fit in to your budget.

  • Awarding body: IPHM (International Practitioners Of Holistic Medicine)
  • Our course code: NB027
  • Official Qualification Title: Indian Head Massage Course

Study Hours


Study Method

Your course will be studied through distance learning, meaning you can learn the course at a time and place that suits you. Your course materials will be available to you online via tutorial videos and eBooks. Tutor support is available by email, so help is only a click away!


Course Duration

  • 26 video tutorials guiding you through every aspect of every treatment.
  • 3 easy to follow downloadable eBooks in 26 units, designed to enhance your progressive learning techniques
  • Easy online learning via your mobile, tablet and PC
  • Full support and guidance from working professionals


As you progress, you’ll be assessed at the end of each unit via multiple choice questions that test your understanding. Once you’ve achieved the desired pass percentage, you’ll move on to the next module. Units and tests can be retaken at anytime to strengthen your knowledge.

Course Outcomes

Once you have passed the course, your Diploma Certificate will be available for download via the portal and stored for you. You have lifetime access to the portal so you can return at any time using your tutorials and eBooks as a reference.

Additional Information

Official Qualification Title - Indian Head Massage Course

Difficulty - Level 3

Entry requirements - There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.

Course Content

1: Foundation
  • Personal Standards and Practice
  • Hygiene
  • Effective Communication with Clients
  • Business Promotion
  • Preparation of the Work Area
  • Health & Safety Legislation
  • Insurance
  • Being effective at Work
  • Promoting Products & Services
  • Retail Specific Legislation
  • Reception Duties
  • Taking Payments & Methods
2: Anatomy and Physiology - Nails
  • Structure of the Nail
  • Bones & the Muscular System
  • Skin Types & Skin Structure
  • The Lymphatic System
3: Nail and Skin Healthcare
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Disorders
  • Nail Diseases
  • Nail Disorders
4: Manicure
  • Preparation & Products
  • Manicure Treatment Techniques
  • Manicure Procedure
  • Contra-Actions & Aftercare

Frequently Asked Questions

We have some answers to common student questions, but if you can't find the answer you're looking for then please contact us and we will do everything we can to answer your questions.

We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee includes tutor support for 12 months.

There will be an additional charge to purchase and add the practical manicure kit to your course package. Speak to a course adviser for more details.

You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start. However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.

No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.

No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.

Most students finish comfortably within the course duration period given. However, if you do need more time, your personal tutor support can be extended for an additional fee.

Please check our main FAQs section or Contact Us, we have experienced course advisers who will be delighted to help!