Nail Technician

The demand for perfection keeps getting higher, from head to toe women, and more increasingly men, are indulging in beauty products and beauty services more than ever before.

Would you like to tap into this industry?

If you are interested in beauty and fashion, this profession could be perfect for you. Enrolling on this online distance learning course is your first step towards developing a successful career as a nail technician. To become a nail technician, you will need to have creativity, patience, customer service and ‘people’ skills will also be important.

Are you interested in learning more about being a nail technician? Our online Nail Technician course is perfect for beginners or for existing nail technicians wanting to extend their skills and techniques.

Did you know:

  • The nail industry has continued to grow over the past few years with more woman having nail treatments on a regular basis.
  • There are 340 million client visits across the nail industry each year with the average household spend on nail services of £161.

On this Nail Technician course you will:

  • Learn necessary skills to work in this sector and provide quality care for people’s nails
  • Learn the skills and acquire the knowledge you will need to succeed in the nail business.

On completion of our online Nail Technician course, you could work as a nail specialist in a salon, work from home or on fashion, television commercial or modelling shoots.

Learn how to shape, decorate and apply nails correctly with a detailed knowledge of nail anatomy and compositions.
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At your own pace

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

Unlimited Tutor Support ™

Get as much help as you want from your personal course tutor via phone and email.

Awarding body: ABC Awards
Our course ref: HL308

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government for their qualifications on the national framework.  ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our students.

Study Hours

Up to 100 hours which is around 30 minutes per day for 6 months.

Course Duration

You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours.  This is usually ample time for learners, even with full-time jobs and other commitments.  Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for a small fee, which also extends your tutor support.

Study Method

The course is specially designed for study by distance learning. Throughout the course, there will be self-assessment questions, and tutor marked assignments (TMAs), to enable you to monitor your progress.


Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, posters, leaflets, presentations, video/audio recordings, work-based and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course).  You can read more about ABC here.  Tens of thousands of people each year further their education with an ABC award.

Additional Information
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.
Section 1
The Anatomy of the Skin and Nails
  • Understand the anatomy of the skin
  • Appreciate the different jobs which the skin carries out and how this helps to regulate the body
  • Be able to identify certain skin diseases and infliction’s that are most common
  • Understand the bone structure of the hands and feet
  • Describe the structures of nails and the different areas which you, as a nail technician, will need to care for
  • Describe symptoms of various abnormalities including carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Understand the main reasons for discoloration of nails

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

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.

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

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.

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.

No. While you can choose to write your assignments by hand, the majority of students type up their work in a word processor and then submit it via email to their tutors. A typed essay is much easier to save and edit and makes it easier for tutors to read.

Helped with my job

Absolutely loved doing my Nail Technician course! It’s really fitted in with my day job, and has helped me with my job also, absolutely love creating new looks for clients, really pleased with this course.

I’m really enjoying it!
Gemma Aston

Great service received from Ellie who helped me get started. The training materials are really useful with the video lessons nicely paced and clear. I’m really enjoying it!

So much fun

Very easy to follow. My friends love all the practice I’ve been doing on them, too!

Pleasure to be an Oxbridge student
E. Davis

It has been a pleasure to be your student from start to finish.

Overall impressed
L. Douglas

Great experience. Fab tutors and great theory.

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