Nail Technician

Practitioner level 3

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge to practice as a Nail Technician
  • Be awarded the professional BSY Diploma
  • Become a Registered BSY Nail Technician
  • Receive the Certificate of Achievement at QLS Level 3**
  • Be eligible for full membership of The Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors. There is also an essential 1 day of practical training for this course.

Course overview

In today’s world, nail extensions are a big fashion item. Inadequate diet, detergents, even incorrect manicure can all affect the condition of the nails and artificial nails present an attractive solution. This course will teach you how to work with Acrylic, Gel and Fibreglass nails, as well as covering disorders, diseases and sanitation measures. It offers full training for a new career in a rapidly-expanding popular market.


  • Lesson One
    • Introduction/ The Nail
      • Disorders and Diseases
      • Contraindications to Artificial Nail Application
  • Lesson Two
    • Hygiene
      • Sanitation
      • Disinfection
      • A Word about Bacteria
  • Lesson Three
    • Nail Extensions
      • Acrylic Nails
      • Dealing with Re-growth
      • Repairs
      • Application to Bitten Nails
  • Lesson Four
    • Nail Extensions (Continued)
      • Acrylic Tips
      • Removing Acrylic Nails
  • Lesson Five
    • Gel Nails
      • Light-cured Application
      • Dealing with Imperfections
      • Using Forms
      • Curing without Light
  • Lesson Six
    • Gel Nails (Continued)
      • A Step-by-step Guide to Applying Gel over Tips Cured by Light
      • Removal of Nail Tips
      • Cleaning the Working Area
      • Your Appearance
  • Lesson Seven
    • Fibreglass Nails
      • Tip Application
      • Fibreglass Application
      • Maintenance
      • Fabric Repairs
      • Removal

Practical training

1 day of Practical Training is essential for this course. Practical workshops can be held in various locations around the UK and are available for an additional fee of £75 per day. Your practical training is a valuable opportunity to learn directly from an experienced practical training tutor with specialist skills.

*Registration is essential with this course at any time during the studies. Registration fee of £20 applies. Full details on request.