Nail Technician Professional – Gel

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If you are considering a career as a qualified nail technician, our distance learning Nail Technician – Gel course is the ideal course for you. It contains all the elements you require to study from home in order to become a fully qualified nail technician and to secure professional indemnity insurance to practice professionally either from home, mobile or in a nail bar or salon. The Nail Technician – Gel course also includes information on manicures so that you will not need to do a separate manicure qualification in order to complete this course.

What are gel nails?

Gel nails are fake nails that can be applied to a client’s fingers to closely resemble the natural nail. They are very simila…

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If you are considering a career as a qualified nail technician, our distance learning Nail Technician – Gel course is the ideal course for you. It contains all the elements you require to study from home in order to become a fully qualified nail technician and to secure professional indemnity insurance to practice professionally either from home, mobile or in a nail bar or salon. The Nail Technician – Gel course also includes information on manicures so that you will not need to do a separate manicure qualification in order to complete this course.

What are gel nails?

Gel nails are fake nails that can be applied to a client’s fingers to closely resemble the natural nail. They are very similar to acrylic nails (liquid & powder) however they tend to be more flexible. Gel nails can worn, painted and decorated in the same was as acrylic nails. Gel nails are usually applied using a UV light. Generally gel nails will last between 3 – 4 weeks, after this period maintenance and infill procedures will need to be carried out on the client’s extensions to keep them looking natural and well maintained. Our Nail Technician – Gel home study course will teach you all the techniques you require to be able to carry out these treatments.

The work of the nail technician:

The work of a nail technician can be varied and rewarding. Not only will you apply, repair and remove false nails or extensions, but you will also offer basic treatments such as manicures and pedicures as well as ensuring your client’s nails are free from any skin or nail problems before you begin the treatment. You could also study further so that you are able to paint designs (using an airbrush) and decorate your client’s nails.

The role of a nail technician is a rewarding and diverse one. On completion of our distance learning nail technician course you will be able to begin your new career.

Free with this course:

In order for you to be able to practice your skills throughout your training you will receive:

Instructional DVD. This course comes with an instructional DVD which will give you a fully step by step demonstration on how to apply a set of Gel Nails. If you would like to view a brief sample of the DVD, please click here.

Hand Trainer and Kit valued at £99.00 - Includes The Nail Trainer hand and desk clamp; 20 nails; owner’s manual; progress cards; and a demonstration DVD.

UV Gel Kit + 9W Curing Lamp valued at £66.00 - Includes UV lamp 9 watt; UV Gel Clear 30g; UV Gel Pink 30g; UV Gel Hollywood White 5g; Gel Wipe Off solution 100ml; Sterilising Spray & Gel 60ml; 100ml Nail Fresh; Lint Free Pads; Nail Glue; 20 Asstd Tips; Olympic, Active, Ultra, Big C, French & Natural Tip blender 15ml; Duraboard 240/240 & 100/180; UV Gel Brush; Cuticle Pusher; White Block; Nail Buffer; Nail Primer; Tip cutters.

If you would like to view a picture of the kit you will receive with this course, please click here.

What can I do after taking this course?

Become a Nail Technician. If you are interested in beauty and fashion this is the ideal course for you. On completion of this home study course you will be able to secure professional indemnity insurance so that you can either practice professionally as a fully qualified mobile nail technician without having to do any further courses, or alternatively you can seek employment in a beauty salon or nail bar. Nail technicians earn on average over £16,500*/year.

*Source: Totaljobs.com, Sept 2012.

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services. This course has been developed in line with the national occupational standards and has been developed to cover the basic theory knowledge and to equip you for progression onto the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services should you wish to follow this progression route (Please note: You are not required to complete the NVQ in order to practice professionally, you may practice professionally on completion of the nail technician home study course alone).

Syllabus

Unit 1: Nail Enhancement Systems and Health & Safety

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

Understand the course content and requirement
Understand the advantages and disadvantages nail enhancements systems
Understand the importance of Health & Safety when working with enhancements
Identify the risks associated with working with enhancements
Understand the difference between sterilisation and disinfection

Unit 2: Becoming a Nail Technician

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

Understanding what qualities make a professional nail technician
Understand why appearance is important
Understand the difference between codes of practice and ethics
Understand body language
Understand how prepare for and greet the client

Unit 3: Anatomy & Physiology

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

Understand and identify the underlying anatomy and physiology of the hand and lower arm
Understand the structure of the skin
Identify the structure of the skin and nail
Understand the process of keratinization and the process of nail growth

Unit 4: Nail disorders and shapes

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

Understand what is meant by the term contra indication
Identify what is an untreatable nail or skin disorder
Identify what is a treatable nail disorder
Identify natural nail shapes
Identifying factors affecting growth

Unit 5: Manicure

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

To understand the reason for manicure
How to perform a consultation
Set up a work station
Identify what equipment and tools are required
Demonstrate the correct use of tools
Perform a manicure

Unit 6: Starting on Tips

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

To be able to identify the correct tools, equipment and products required
To understand the importance of minimising waste
To understand the importance of health and safety throughout the service
To select, prepare and apply tips correctly

Unit 7: Application of Gel

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

Understand the chemistry of Gel
Understand the stages of Gel and effect of lamp
Understand the application of gel in zones
Demonstrate the correct application of beads
Finish the product to create a smooth, glossy surface

Unit 8: Gel Infill’s and maintenance

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

Adapting techniques for working on a natural nail and client
Identifying when a client will need infills
Applying infills
Knowing when to recommend advanced services – back fill and rebalancing

Unit 9: Troubleshooting with Gel

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

To identify when there is a problem with enhancements
To understand why the problem has occurred
To identify what steps are required to overcome the problem

Qualifications

On completion of your course, you will receive the dual award:

Award 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Nail Technician Professional – Gel Diploma

Nail Technician Professional – Gel Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Award 2 is issued by our Awarding Body: Level 2 Nail Technician Professional – Gel Award

At the end of this course successful learners will also receive a Level 2 NCFE Award Certificate of Achievement. Our course has been accredited under our NCFE IIQ Licence and the course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 2 (using Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.

This award has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners' or employers' requirements. Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that this learning programme has been scrutinised and approved by an independent panel of experienced educational professionals and is quality audited biannually by NCFE.

To view a sample of the NCFE Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

To view a sample of the NCFE Candidate Unit Summary, please click here.

What is NCFE

NCFE is the UK's longest established awarding body, recognised as a highly professional and responsive organisation, committed to maintaining excellent customer service and a friendly approach.

NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE. The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE Award certificate of achievement.

For more information on this award, click here

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Study Options

In order to offer our students the most convenient and flexible distance learning courses, Stonebridge Associated College offers you the option to study for your course via two methods:

  • 1. Via the traditional paper-based method.
  • 2. Through the online method via ElearnUK.

If you do not have Internet access, or would prefer to study this course via the traditional paper/postal based study method, you can find more information on the course by clicking on the link below.

Stonebridge Prices

Studying by Post. If you would like to pay by instalments, we do offer an affordable interest free payment plan scheme which allows you to spread the cost of your course over a number of months. However, to use this option you will need to study for your course using the traditional paper-based method. For more information on our payment plans please visit our website at www.stonebridge.uk.com

The reason why the course fee is less if you choose to study online, is because with online study there are no costs associated with postage and printing etc. and thus we are able to offer the course at a reduced rate.

The total amount payable over the term's period, is no more than the total cash price of the course.
(APR = 0%). Written quotations are available on request.

Study Hours

This is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.

The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is: 99 hrs.

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