Nail Shaping Course

Our course code: NB040

Course fee £325 or from £25 per month

Enrol on this course

Become an elite nail tech and keep your clients coming back for more! From the traditional and elegant oval to the daring and edgy stiletto, you’ll become a pro at creating all nail shapes with this online course produced by beauty professionals. You’ll also learn advanced filling and application techniques specific to each nail shape, so you’ll feel confident working on clients no matter what style they request.

What to expect on this Nail Shaping Course

Over 34 detailed units with guidance from working professionals, you’ll begin by gaining essential business knowledge, such as health and safety legislation, and how to effectively communicate with clients. Moving on, you’ll delve into nail and health skincare, and the anatomy and physiology of nails. Finally, you’ll learn everything there is to know about nail shaping, with step-by-step guides on creating square, almond, round, stiletto, and coffin shaped nails – to name a few! You’ll have full access to detailed course materials, including eBooks, step-by-step guides, tutorial videos, and workbooks. Even better, you can learn via your mobile phone, laptop, or tablet, and you can work at your own pace!

Key takeaways

• Award-winning course designed for aspiring beauty therapists
• Learn all the key techniques to give clients next-level treatments
• With this course, you’ll be able to apply for professional insurance
• Gain the ability to advise clients about nail shaping
• Start your own nail salon business and be your own boss
• Assessments completed and submitted online
• Study at your own pace anytime, anywhere, anyhow

Become a nail tech pro and master all nail shapes, from the elegant oval to the daring stiletto!

  • At your own pace

    Study this course as quickly or slowly as you wish; we’ll work at a speed that suits you.

  • Get insured

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

  • Latest course materials

    This is a brand new course, written to the latest specification with dynamic and engaging content

  • Awarding body: IPHM (International Practitioners Of Holistic Medicine)
  • Our course code: NB040
  • Official Qualification Title: Nail Shaping Course

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. As you study, you’ll have the full support and guidance of working professionals.

Course Duration

This course includes 34 modules covering every aspect of nail shaping. There’s no set time limit, you can complete it in your own time, at your own pace.


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 any time 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. Once you’re qualified, you’ll be able to gain professional insurance, and start your own business if you wish.

Additional Information

Official Qualification Title - Nail Shaping Course

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

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.

2: 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.

3: Anatomy and physiology - nails

In unit three, you’ll delve into the structure of the nail, bones and the muscular system, different skin types, skin structure, and more.

4: Fusion gel

Now, you’ll learn all about the benefits of fusion gel, and why it’s superior to traditional acrylic and gel systems. You’ll discover what products you’ll need, and how to complete the technique step-by-step. Finally, you’ll study how fusion gel nails can be maintained and removed, and the correct aftercare advice to give to clients.

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.

You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.

No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.

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

We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for the specified duration of your course.

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.

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

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