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Nail Technician Level 2

Nail Technician Level 2

[ UBNL02A ]



Are you interested in learning more about being a nail technician? This distance learning course will give you all the information you need to prepare for practical training, and ultimately a career in the industry. This includes health & safety considerations, professional practice in the commercial beauty sector, as well as some of the underpinning knowledge you will need to perform popular nail treatments.

Course Length - 12 Months
Award Received - Level 2 Certificate of Achievement by ABC
Course Code: BNL02

Course Description

On this distance learning Nail Technician course you'll learn all about the following:

 Manicuring nails
 Decorating nails with coloured varnish, glitter, gems or special designs
 Applying false nails or nail extensions
 Cleaning nails
 Discussing with your clients what would be most suitable for them

You'll also learn to check for signs of nail disease and the importance of following careful hygiene procedures.

Course Content

1. Your professional image

 Health and safety
 Professional salon conduct towards clients and colleagues
 Professional ethics
 Professional ethics towards clients and colleagues
 Your professional appearance

2. Bacteria and other infectious agents

 Bacteria types
 Nail fungal infections

3. Safety in the Salon

 Chemicals used by Nail Technicians
 Overexposure to chemicals
 Eye protection
 Cumulative Trauma Disorders
 Carpel Tunnel Syndrome

4. Understanding Chemicals

 Matter and energy
 Properties of matter
 Element, atom, compound and molecule
 Chemical reactions
 Monomers and polymers
 Light and energy

5. Anatomy and Physiology

 Cells, tissues and membranes
 Cell structure and function
 Cell membranes
 Nucleus and nucleolus
 Cell functions
 Cell division
 Body tissue
 Skeletal system
 Muscular system
 Nail Anatomy

6. Nail Anatomy

 Nails and disorders

7. Skin and its disorders

 Function of the skin
 Skins structure
 Skin glands
 Skin disorders

8. Client Consultation

 Clients needs
 Clients lifestyle
 Client record card

9. Manicuring

 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

10. Basic Pedicure

 Performing a pedicure
 Foot massage

11. Advanced Nail Techniques

Nail Tips

12. Acrylic Overlay Tips

 Acrylic powers

13. U.V. Gel System

 French manicure
 Gel maintenance
 Gel removal

14. Nail Wraps

 Repairing fabric wraps
 Nail art

15. Areas of Nail Technician Work


16. Safety at Work

 Control of substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)
 Electric files

17. Aromatherapy recipes for Manicures and Pedicures

 Cuticle softening treatment
 Nail strengthening treatment
 Tired, swollen feet
 Cracked and dry feet

You will also recieve a DVD with a step by Step Guide to Acrylic Nails

We also send you a free Nail Kit

Contents of 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


Qualification Information

 At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards' Quality Licence Scheme. This means that UK Distance Learning & Publishing has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by UK Distance Learning & Publishing to meet specific learners' and/or employers' requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards' endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government[1]. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

[1] Regulators for exams and assessments in England and Wales

Method Of Study

Paper Based Version

The course comes to you as a paper-based pack delivered by courier.

You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments.

Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor.

Online Version

Our online A-Level courses are fully digitised versions of the paper-courses, so you can study on any PC or smart device when connected to the internet.

As with the paper course, your online learning programme is completely flexible, so you can study at a pace that suits you.

All of our online course content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective.

Method of Assessment

The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.
Course Length Information

This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.

Tutor Support

You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work and guide you through the course and will assist you with any problems you may have. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.

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