Nail Technician Professional – Acrylic



Nail Technician Professional – Acrylic

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If you are considering a career as a qualified nail technician, our distance learning Nail Technician – Acrylic course is the ideal course for you. The Nail Technician acrylic nail 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 Acrylic Nails?

Acrylic overlays are probably the most popular type of artificial nail used within the industry due to their durability. They are often applied as an extension to the client’s natural nails. Acrylic nails are sometimes referred to as “liquid and powder” as they are applied using a combination of a polymer powder and a monomer liquid. The “liquid and powder” work together to provide a durable, natural looking fingernail for the client. Generally acrylic nails will last between 2 – 3 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 acrylic nail course will teach you all the techniques you require to be able to carry out these treatments. Plus, as with all our distance learning courses, you can study at home.

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.

What Could I Do After Taking This Professional Acrylic Nail Technician Course?

Become a Nail Technician. On successful completion of this home study nail technician 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. You could also study further so that you are able to paint designs (using an airbrush) and decorate your client’s nails.

Obtain a diploma. 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).

*Source:, Sept 2012.

Nail Kits

Nail kits can be purchased directly from the supplier once you have enrolled on the course. As a Stonebridge Associated College student, you will receive a 20% discount.