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Nail Technician & Start Your Own Business Level 2

Nail Technician & Start Your Own Business Level 2

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This home study course would be of great help to anyone considering starting their own nail business. It combines a theoretical introduction to various nail treatments and elements of professional practice with a direct focus on the technicalities of starting your own business, including how to secure that all important bank loan. It is also a great preparation for further study and any future practical training.

Course Length - 12 Months
Award Received - Level 2 Certificate of Achievement by ABC
Course Code: BNL04

Course Description

On this distance learning 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 will also learn about some of the practical problems of starting your own business, details of which can be seen below.

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

Starting your Own Business Section

 Unit 1 - Starting a Small Business
 Unit 2 - Ways of Starting a Small Business
 Unit 3 - Fraud and Theft
 Unit 4 - Marketing
 Unit 5 - Advertising your Business
 Unit 6 - The Business Plan

 Free Gift

• Acetone 60ml
• Acrylic Liquid 50ml
• Liquid Plastic Dropper
• Acrylic Powder Clear 40g
• Acrylic Powder Pink 40g
• Acrylic Powder White 40g
• Nail Glue 3g
• Tip Blender 15ml
• Nail Primer Pen
• Sterilising Spray 60ml
• Sterilising Gel 60ml
• Nail Fresh 100ml
• Lint Free Pads - Quantity 50
• Manicure Sticks - Quantity 5
• Dappen Dish - Quantity 2
• Sable Brush no. 8 Round
• Cuticle Pusher
• Olympic Assorted Tips - Quantity 20
• Active Assorted Tips - Quantity 20
• Ultra Assorted Tips - Quantity 20
• Big C Assorted Tips - Quantity 20
• French White Assorted Competition Tips - Quantity 20
• Natural Assorted Competition Tips - Quantity 20
• Tip Cutters
• Square Gold Nail Forms - Quantity 50
• Duraboard 100/180
• Duraboard 240/240
• White Block
• Quick Shine Buffer
• Kit Bag with Instructions

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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