Nail Technician Diploma

Level 3 Nail Technician Diploma

This award-winning 5-in-1 course will give you the skills and technical know-how to become the ultimate nail tech!

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Due to high capacity this course is temporarily unavailable until January 2023.

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Overview

Interested in a career as a nail technician, but not sure where to begin? We’ve got you covered. On this in-depth online nail technician course created by nail and beauty professionals, you’ll master all the essentials needed to practice nail care in a salon or freelance, covering everything from nail artistry to grooming and healthcare. Once qualified, you’ll be able to design, apply, maintain and remove fibreglass, acrylics and silks, plus more! With your new nail technician skills, clients will return for your latest trends, quality service and artistic flare!

Taught through a series of in-depth units complete with video tutorials, this nail technician course is structured to ensure you begin by mastering the foundational nail 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 to 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
  • Fibreglass and silk application, maintenance, and removal
  • How to professionally apply and remove gel and acrylic extensions
  • The correct aftercare advice to give to your clients.

What you'll learn

Unit 1 - Foundation

First thing’s first! In the opening unit, you’ll cover health and safety legislation, how to safely prepare your work 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

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 - Manicure

Unit three will focus on how to give your clients a flawless manicure. You’ll take a look at preparation and products, treatment techniques, as well as contraindications and aftercare advice.

Unit 4 - Tip Application

Moving on to unit four, you’ll discover the preparation and products required for tip application, as well as how to complete the treatment perfectly.

Unit 5 - Fibreglass and Silk

Fibreglass and silk are two classic nail enhancement techniques, so it’s essential you’re well-versed in their application. You’ll discover the correct technique for infills and removals, as well as the correct aftercare advice to give to clients.

Unit 6 - Gel Extensions

In unit six, you’ll discover the perfect gel extension technique, along with maintenance, removal, and aftercare.

Unit 7 - Acrylic

Acrylic nails are one of the most frequently requested treatments in nail salons, and in unit seven, you’ll become an expert. You’ll look at preparation and products, application, maintenance, and aftercare.

Extra info

Awarding Body

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The International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine is a recognised accreditation board for holistic therapies, complementary therapies, alternative healers, counsellors, and beauty therapists.

Course Outcome

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.

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.

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Why study beauty courses with Oxbridge?

At Oxbridge, we’ve got a fantastic array of different beauty therapy courses, helping you build your skills and hone your talent. So whether you want a grounding in beauty basics or you’re looking to venture into a specialism, we can help!

Our online beauty therapy courses offer the same experience as traditional classroom environments. However, the flexibility available means that distance learning can best suit your needs at home.

Once enrolled, you’ll find fantastic support from everyone at Oxbridge. Our standards are incredibly high and show in our equally high student pass rates. So why not get in touch with our learning advisers for advice?

What qualifications do you need to be a beauty therapist?

All beauty therapists must hold a level two qualification as a minimum; however, a level three qualification is the best option if you want to jump head-first into the industry.

level three beauty therapy course will give you a well-rounded education on all things beauty related.

Once you’ve secured this and spent some time in the industry, you’ll likely want to specialise in a specific area that may require additional study. As there are so many pathways you can take, you can build a unique career by investing in specific courses.

What does a beauty therapist do?

From understanding and analysing skin so you can provide the best facial care and massage techniques, to makeup artistry, and nail care, beauty therapy is exceptionally far-reaching.

Training in beauty therapy brings you into an exciting and varied industry, where job satisfaction is high, every day is different, and there are no limits to where your talents can take you.

We’ve gone into more detail about where a qualification in beauty therapy can take you – read our post here.

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