Nail Technician Level 2 NCFE (Distance Learning)


£ 295 VAT inc.


  • Typology

    Vocational qualification

  • Methodology

    Distance Learning

  • Duration

    12 Months


We recommended you spend approximately 110 hours of your time studying for the NCFE Level 2 Nail Technician Award. The pace of study is completely up to you. To give an example, if you dedicate 2 hours a week to the course it would take you a year to complete but if you could spare 4 hours a week you could complete it in six months.
Suitable for: Are you inspired by beautiful nails? Keen to learn the key techniques? Then this nail technician course could be right for you.

Important information


  • Nail Technician Info Pack

To take into account

Entry on to this course is open to everyone. At Start Learning we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.

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Course programme

Are you inspired by beautiful nails? Keen to learn the key techniques? Then this nail technician course could be right for you.

It covers everything from anatomy and physiology to advanced nail techniques including U.V gel systems and nail wraps. This is the perfect course to start your career in nails because you also get a full Level 2 Nail Technicians kit.

Like all Start Learning courses, your tutor will be there to help every step of the way, and we have designed this course into bite sized sections so you can fit your study into your busy life. So Start Learning now!

Course Contents

Unit 1 - Your professional image: Health and safety - Professional salon conduct towards client and colleagues - Professional ethics - Professional ethics towards clients and colleagues - Your professional appearance

Unit 2 - Bacteria and other infectious agents: Bacteria (types) - Nail fungal infections – Sterilisation – Sanitation - Disinfection

Unit 3 - Safety in the Salon: Chemicals used by Nail Technicians - Overexposure to chemicals - Eye protection - Cumulative Trauma Disorders - Carpel Tunnel Syndrome

Unit 4 - Understanding Chemicals: Matter and energy - Properties of matter – Energy - Element, atom, compound and molecule – Vapours - Chemical reactions – Catalysts – Adhesion – Primers - Monomers and polymers - Light and energy

Unit 5 - Anatomy and Physiology: Cells, tissues and membranes - Cell structure and function - Cell membranes - Nucleus and nucleolus – Cytoplasm - Cell functions - Cell division – DNA - Body tissue – Epithelial – Muscle – Nervous – Membranes - Skeletal system - Muscular system - Nail Anatomy

Unit 6 - Nail Anatomy: Nails and disorders - Symptoms

Unit 7 - Skin and its disorders: Function of the skin - Skins structure – Epidermis – Dermis – Nourishment - Nerves - Skin glands - Skin disorders

Unit 8 - Client Consultation: Clients’ needs - Clients’ lifestyle - Client record card

Unit 9 – Manicuring: Supplies - Sanitation of implements - Materials and containers - Nail cosmetic supplies - Table top set up - Nail shape - Plain manicure - Finishing the nails - Male manicure - Paraffin wax treatment - Hand massage

Unit 10 - Basic Pedicure: Supplies - Pre-service - Performing a pedicure - Foot massage

Unit 11 - Advanced Nail Techniques: Nail Tips - Application

Unit 12 - Acrylic Overlay Tips: Acrylic powers – Supplies - Pre-service – Application – Refills – Maintenance - Removal

Unit 13 - U.V Gel System: Preparation - French manicure - Gel maintenance - Gel removal

Unit 14 - Nail Wraps: Supplies - Pre-service – Application – Maintaining - Removing - Repairing fabric wraps - Nail art

Unit 15 - Areas of Nail Technician Work: Mobile - Home-based - Salon-based

Unit 16 - Safety at Work: Control of substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) - Electric files

Unit 17 - Aromatherapy recipes for Manicures and Pedicures: Cuticle softening treatment - Nail strengthening treatment - Tired, swollen feet - Cracked and dry feet

Also included with this course:

FREE DVD: "Acrylic Nails and Tip Application" This DVD is created by the course author and guides you through with step by step instructions. It also covers client consultation, nail preparation, tip application, finishing and the end result.

FREE Level 2 Nail Kit:

• Cuticle Nipper
• Nail Scissors - Straight Shank 9cm
• Cuticle Knife - Stainless Steel
• Thick Emery Boards (10)
• 6" Manicure Sticks (10)
• Rubber Ended Hoof Stick
• Plastic Nail Brush
• Nail Buffer Chamois, 12cm
• Concave Manicure Bowl
• Nail Clipper 80mm
• Big Foot File
• French Manicure Kit
• Cuticle Oil 15ml
• Base Coat 15ml
• Quick Dry Top Coat 15ml
• Nail Varnish - Classic Red
• Nail Varnish - Pink Pearl
• Nail Varnish - Chocolate Pearl
• Clear Spatula 15cm
• Paraffin Wax Brush 2"
• Skintruth Nail Buffing Cream
• Cuticle Massage Cream
• Creamy Cuticle Remover

Additional information

Career opportunities: Q: Will I be able to become a Nail Technician after taking the course? A: After completing your course, you should gain some hands-on training in a salon, or practise on friends and family to get some experience, and then you could start applying for jobs or set up your own mobile business.

Nail Technician Level 2 NCFE (Distance Learning)

£ 295 VAT inc.