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Manicure and nail treatments are extremely popular and profitable salon treatments with clients returning on a monthly basis for maintenance treatments.

Upon successful completion of this course you will have acquired the skills to perform manicure essentials; nail shaping, cuticle work, hand & arm massage, nail painting, plus delux manicure including exfoliation and warm paraffin wax mask to an exceptional standard of proficiency. You will also have a knowledge of the nail anatomy, nail disorders and contra-indications in order carryout manicure treatments safely and efficiently.  


This course is designed for students with no prior knowledge or experience of nail care who wish to gain a manicure qualification. Basic manicure is an essential skill for those who want to further train as a successful nail technician


You will gain an accredited diploma upon completion of the course and successful practical assessment on the final day of the course. You will be able to work professionally within the industry and charge paying clients. This course is currently being accredited by BABTAC (British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology) which allows you to obtain public liability insurance. For continuing professional development this course carries 22 CPD credits.


Short Accredited Course
£45.00 Manicure kit - optional
Examination Fees:
£45.00 Babtac Diploma
Start Date:
Sun, 29th March 2020
10.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.

Course information

Manicure training involves 2 full days, then home practice and completion of 4 case studies, returning for a troubleshooting session and practical assessment in 2 weeks.  Students are required to work on each other for the duration of the course, therefore in preparation students must remove any acrylic nail enhancements or gel nail polish prior to the course.

Assessment information

The course consists of theory and practical, students competence and confidence will improve over time, with regular practice to perfect the skills taught on the day. Students will need to provide a model for the practice session on the second training day.  Certificates will be awarded to candidates on presentation of 4 case studies and successful completion of practical assessment. Case studies must include, client consultation and photographs of before and after application of manicure treatment. 

Course content

  • Professional standards 
  • Hygiene theory
  • Anatomy & physiology of the nail, hand and arm 
  • Nail diseases and disorders
  • Contra indications & contra actions to manicure
  • Consultation and nail analysis
  • Manicure theory and product knowledge
  • Manicure procedure
  • French manicure procedure
  • 3 levels of manicure (essential, delux, luxury)
  • Marketing and promotion 
  • Assessment

Course numbers

Maximum 12 trainees

Dress code

A therapy uniform is required

Equipment needed

All products and materials will be provided for the duration of the course (with the exception of polishes)


Class assessment