Caring for means learning all about the intricacies of the nail unit, understanding and learning to recognise specific nail conditions, while repairing the daily wear and tear, beautifying the nails to a standard.

This Nail Technician Diploma is ideal for someone wishing to change careers or specialist in this ever-expanding side of the beauty industry. It is also an invaluable addition to your beauty career and the ability to offer up to the minute nail enhancements is often a prerequisite on many job descriptions. An artistic flair is an advantage, however; you will learn the skills to open the doors to your career as a fully qualified Nail Technician.

Why choose this course

  • Earn a free e-certificate upon successful completion.
  • Accessible, informative modules taught by expert instructors
  • Study in your own time, at your own pace, through your computer tablet or mobile device
  • Benefit from instant feedback through mock exams and multiple-choice assessments
  • Get 24/7 help or advice from our email and live chat teams
  • Full Tutor Support on Weekdays

Course Design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Video lessons
  • Online study materials
  • Mock exams
  • Multiple-choice assessment

Certificate of Achievement

Endorsed Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme

Once the course has been completed and the assessment has been passed, all students are entitled to receive an endorsed certificate. This will provide proof that you have completed your training objectives, and each endorsed certificate can be ordered and delivered to your address for only £99. Please note that overseas students may be charged an additional £10 for postage.

CPD Certification from Janets

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to obtain your course completion e-certificate free of cost. Print copy by post is also available at an additional cost of £9.99 and PDF Certificate at £4.99.


This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

Method of Assessment

To successfully complete the course, students will have to take an automated multiple-choice exam. This exam will be online and you will need to score 60% or above to pass the course. After successfully passing the exam, you will be able to apply for Quality Licence Scheme endorsed certificate of achievement.
To verify your enhanced skills in the subject, we recommend that you also complete the assignment questions. These can be completed at any time which is convenient for yourself and will be assessed by our in-house specialised tutors. Full feedback will then be given on your current performance, along with any further advice or support.

Course Curriculum

Nail Technician Diploma - Updated Version
Module 1: Nail Technician 101 00:43:00
Module 2: General Anatomy 00:32:00
Module 3: Skin Structure, Growth, and Nutrition 00:27:00
Module 4: Anatomy of Nail 00:44:00
Module 5: Equipment for the Technician 00:35:00
Module 6: Tools and Techniques 00:30:00
Module 7: Basics of Chemistry and Chemicals 00:27:00
Module 8: Nail Product Chemistry 00:35:00
Module 9: Manicure 00:43:00
Module 10: Pedicure 00:46:00
Module 11: Nail Diseases and Skin Problems 00:32:00
Module 12: Artificial Nails 00:40:00
Module 13: Nail Art 00:42:00
Module 14: Safety Practices 00:28:00
Module 15: Career Prospect and Business Preparations 00:31:00
Module 16: UK Legislations and Pandemic Implications 00:27:00
Nail Technician Diploma - Old Version
Nail Technology
Introduction to Nail Technology 00:30:00
The Nail Salon Basics 00:30:00
The Anatomy of the Skin 00:15:00
The Anatomy of the Nail 00:15:00
Nail Diseases & Disorders 00:15:00
Manicure Process
The Manicuring Process 00:30:00
Manicure Tools and Equipment 00:30:00
How to Do Nail Art 00:30:00
Create a Marble Nail Effect Using Water 00:30:00
Galaxy Nail Art 00:30:00
Ombre Nails 00:30:00
Pedicure Process
The Process of Performing a Pedicure 00:30:00
Scrub Pedicure 00:15:00
Hydration Pedicure 00:15:00
Aromatherapy Pedicure 00:30:00
Gel Manicures and Pedicures 01:00:00
Acrylic Nail Application
Acrylic Powders 00:15:00
Applying Acrylic Nails 00:30:00
Professional Nail Tips 00:15:00
Nail Care Products 00:30:00
Trouble shooting acrylic nails 00:15:00
Your Skills 00:30:00
Health, Hygiene and Safety
Client Consultation and Aftercare 00:05:00
Infection Control and Hygiene 00:15:00
Health, Hygiene & Safety 01:00:00
Salon Safety 00:15:00
Nail Technician Business
How to Create a Successful Nail Technician Business 00:30:00
Business Plan 00:30:00
Clients 01:00:00
Marketing 01:00:00
How to Start a Nail Salon Business 00:30:00
Nail Salon Professionalism 00:30:00
Ways to Increase Your Profit 00:30:00
Mock Exam
Mock Exam – Nail Technician Diploma 00:20:00
Final Exam
Final Exam – Nail Technician Diploma 00:20:00
Assignment – Nail Technician Diploma 6 days, 19 hours
Recommended Materials
Workbook – Nail Technician Diploma Unlimited

Course Reviews


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  1. Scott Nolan


    Easy to do the course. Recommended for those who are interested in nail art.

  2. Excellent


    Did this in a few evenings and enjoyed learning at my own pace. Help there if needed but everything is pretty self explanatory. Loved the linked videos and im now enjoying doing nails. My daughters are loving the money they are now saving in salon fees.

  3. I passed!


    Brilliant course; lots of information

  4. Alexandra Hughes


    The purchase experience was awesome! I haven’t started the course yet. It was suggested by my best friend. She did several courses on this platform, so I didn’t hesitate to purchase from it.

  5. Charlie Hopkins


    It’s a good way to study. Each unit of the course includes some quizzes. That helped me a lot to assess my progress after completing the units.

  6. Harrison Iqbal


    Courses are affordable and worthy. Recommended!

  7. Sienna Nicholson


    Became a fan of Janets! This is the very first course I’m doing on this platform. Loved their presentation. The instructor seems a professional and very experienced one. Thanks a lot for this amazing course. XXX

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