Open Study College

Nail Technician Level 3

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Become a nail technician and be your own boss! If you are interested in working in this field, the Nail Technician Level 3 course from Open Study College will help you get on your way to a flexible and rewarding career. Learn about a range of nail treatments and gain the business savvy to work for yourself and manage your clients.

The course is conveniently designed for home study, so you can study whenever and from wherever you would like. The course will take approximately 120 hours to complete and will be assessed through a series of written assignments. There is no time limit to complete the requirements, so you can work at your own pace. You'll also have access to friendly, experienced tutors who will guide you every step of the way.

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a level 3 NCFE Award certificate of achievement, signifying that the course is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 3 on The Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

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how do u sit tests exam or find practical work is cert valid and is it sent out how long after course
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Reviews on this course

Emma .
4.5 02/03/2017
What I would highlight: When I emailed for some info on the Acrylic Nail Course I had a wonderful lady call me back answered all my questions made me feel really welcome and nothing was an issue to answer. Everything was sorted quickly I couldn't recommend these lovely people enough. As for the course, it was well-organised and the tutor extremely helpful.
What could be improved: All good.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
Kerryann Owen .
4.5 14/01/2017
What I would highlight: Fantastic customer service, staff very helpful. Once I've finish my current course I will definitely be back to sign up for another course. Highly recommended .
What could be improved: Nothing.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
Sarah Cole
5.0 06/12/2016
What I would highlight: I paid quite a lot to take up an acrylic nail course and it was utter misuse. The content I received was good but may be not worth 100 pounds. The training DVD is obsolete and they use altogether different subject matter to what you receive. I took YouTube tutorials for any help which was much better and helpful. I am now working as a freelance nail technician without the support from this course.
What could be improved: Nothing.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
4.5 01/07/2016
What I would highlight: Last week I earned almost £120 on 4 customers thanks to this course, this was something I needed because I am the mother of a beautiful child and I have to stay in home most of the time for her. Now I have opened my own Facebook page showing the nails I have done and it is getting lots of likes! I am so happy, thank for very much Open Study College.
What could be improved: Nothing.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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What you'll learn on the course

Nail Technician
First Aid
Nail Art
Nail Enhancements
Aftercare Advice
Fire Precautions
Security Procedures
Preparing the Work Station
Financing your Business

Course programme

Unit 1: Health and Safety

  • Health and safety legislation
  • Hygiene in the workplace
  • Preventing infection
  • Sterilisation
  • Sanitisation
  • Preparing for the client
  • Contraindications
  • Your health and safety responsibilities
  • Risk assessment
  • First aid
  • Fire precautions
  • COSHH within the nail industry
  • Data protection
  • Security procedures
  • Cash handling

Unit 2: Customer Relations

  • Professional standards
  • National Occupational Standards
  • Client consultation
  • New clients
  • Regular clients
  • Agreeing a treatment plan
  • Giving aftercare advice
  • Effective communication techniques
  • How to handle complaints
  • Dealing with staff disputes or disagreements

Unit 3: Nail Enhancements: Application and Maintenance

  • Preparing your work area
  • Seating and lighting
  • Sterilising equipment
  • Methods of sterilisation
  • Towels
  • Brushes
  • Nail enhancement products
  • Other considerations
  • Nail and skin analysis
  • The structure of the skin
  • The structure of the nail
  • Nail growth
  • Nail types
  • Nail diseases and disorders
  • Preparing the nail and applying tips
  • Preparing the natural nail
  • Different tips and their features
  • Guidelines for choosing suitable tips
  • Acrylic and powder enhancements
  • Gel enhancements
  • Fibreglass or silk (wrap system) enhancements
  • Sculpture nail enhancements

Unit 4: Nail Art: Design and Application

  • Equipment for nail art
  • Consulting with clients
  • Planning a nail art treatment
  • How to design nail art
  • Different nail art brushes
  • Techniques and designs
  • Charms and rhinestones
  • Even lines and striping techniques
  • Dots and circles
  • Flower designs
  • Using glitter
  • How to apply nail transfers
  • Blending
  • Applying foils
  • Marbling
  • Nail jewellery
  • Airbrushing: equipment and techniques

Unit 5: Working in the Nail Industry

  • Where can a nail technician work?
  • Being your own boss
  • Obtaining finance
  • Self-employed status
  • Marketing yourself
  • Working for a company
  • Working on a mobile basis
  • Working on cruise ships
  • Working in the media industry
  • Working in teaching

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