Qualification: Diploma or VTCT Level 2 NVQ Award in Providing Manicure Treatments*
Prerequisites: No previous experience required
Locations: Kent,Essex,London,East Sussex
Price: £99.00 (VRQ upgrade available, see FAQ)
Deposit Option: £50
Duration: 1 Day Course (Practical completed at School - Theory online)
Class Size: 4 to 8 (site dependent)
Description: This course will teach you how to provide a manicure confidently and competently.
This course will teach you all the techniques required to offer a luxury manicure service to you clients. You will learn how to correctly shape the nail, safe cuticle treatment, the use of exfoliation, relaxing massage techniques and flawless application of polish. You will be introduce to paraffin wax, masks and heated mitts to further enhance your service.
Once you book your place you will receive a booking confirmation containing your online account details so you can start the course straight away. This will enable you to start learning the theory at your own pace, and prepare you for the practical day at the School. We have a high success rate for students, so rest assured that we will provide you with all the support you need to pass your diploma/VRQ.
Our manicure course is accredited by the beauty guild making it an insurable certificate which allows you to use this treatment on the general public and charge for this therapy. This course is open to complete beginners or existing therapists, no previous experience required to attend.
Theory and H&S are completed online before attending
On the day of the course:
We start with introductions and house keeping . Key points of the theory, completed online are recapped and related to the service. All products, tools and equipment are discussed including storage and H&S precautions.
The tutor will demonstrate a client consultation and perform a detailed demonstration of the service whilst answering any questions you may have.
After the demo, each student will complete the full service under the supervision of the tutor.
At then end there is another opportunity to ask questions and discuss what has been covered during the day. However, don't worry should you think of something later you can call or email for support.
After the Training
It is important that after training you practise your new skills on friends and family - carry out 5-10 practise sessions in order to make sure you have fully understood everything covered in training and improve your delivery time. If you find you are having any issues, that will give us an opportunity to address any problems before you start offering this service to clients. We are available for support by phone, email or Skype.
VTCT Level 2 NVQ Award in Provide Luxury Manicure Services - additional fee £240.00 inc vat
Once you have completed your Diploma course, your qualification material will be added to your elearning account. You will print out the relevant documents and create your portfolio. At UKBS, we use an independent learning structure so that you are able to work at your own pace, around your current commitments. You will work through the following at home to build your knowledge, skills, timings and confidence:
During this time you will have access to our NVQ Coordinator who can be contacted for any help, assistance or guidance.
Once the above has been completed, you would then return to the school to complete your live assessments and paper test/s. These will be spread across a minimum of 2 days and will take place at either Kent or Essex. When attending your assessment days you must wear a full beauty uniform or all black with enclosed shoes, short, natural nails (gel polish is fine but no extensions). You must bring your completed portfolio and something to write with. You must provide your own models which should be arranged according to the ranges that you need to complete in your qualification. For most units, 3 different models are required (however some require 4 or 5 – please contact the NVQ Coordinator if unsure). If you are completing multiple units, you would follow this structure for each unit.
Training for all courses takes place at our Beauty Schools based in either:
Chatham, Kent - Parking opposite in Union Square Pay & Display (Behind GALA Bingo)
Rainham, Essex/Surrey - Paid parking - payment can be made by coin or card and details of the Pay-By-Phone App will be provided clearly on the machines. The new system uses automatic number plate recognition technology so there is no requirement to display the receipts provided by the pay machines in vehicles in order to prove payment, the system tracks payments by vehicle registration.
WE MAY TAKE PHOTOS/VIDEOS DURING COURSE IF YOU DO NOT WANT YOUR IMAGE USED ON SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE INSTAGRAM ETC PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU LET THE TUTOR KNOW BEFORE LEAVING COURSE.
We provide students with access to our online training area before they attend the school. We find by doing this they are able to complete the theory in their own time and are able to absorb more information. This also means we have more time for practical, which then allows the tutor to demonstrate best practices as well as answer any Q & A’s.
The really depends on what you're looking to do, if you're looking to treat friends, go mobile or run your business from home then we’d recommend a diploma by the Beauty Guild. However, if you were looking to work in a Salon or Spa most would require you to have an NVQ/VRQ qualification.
If you decide on the NVQ/VRQ qualification you'll also be required to attend an additional day for assessment, further to this you'll automatically receive a diploma qualification. More information will be given to you during your practical day at the School. Assessments are only available at Kent or Essex.
The upgrade will cost £264 per treatment for example Manicure £264 Pedicure £264. Cost for other upgrades £384 each for Full Body Massage, Microdermabrasion, Reflexology Eyelash Extensions, Epilation and Facial/Body Electrotherapy, and is available during checkout. NO VRQ Upgrade available for Lash Lifting/ Quick Dip Acrylic/ Defined Brows/Brow Lamination.
Yes, you’ll have the option to do this if there is an upgrade available for the particular treatment. You’ll have to pay the additional fee (see above) for the upgrade, and we’ll then provide you with all the additional material for your NVQ qualification. We’ll then schedule your assessment day at the school.
Most insurance companies will insure you with a Diploma or NVQ certificate. Our specialist insurance scheme through Salonsafe provides tailored cover for our qualified students. The insurance allows our students to gain cover to work on the public, with treatment risk included as standard. Please click here for further information.
It will depend on the circumstances surrounding the cancellation and the notice given(see T&C for more details). In the instance that a refund is requested due to illness, medical notification will be required. Unfortunately, we are unable to give a refund if the online theory has been accessed/completed.
Yes. As well as doing the online theory at your own pace, students will find that by practising at home AFTER you have taken the course, performing approximately 6 -8 treatments, they will achieve more confidence in doing treatments. Free refreshers are offered up to 6 month after course date if you feel you need more training.
We believe in keeping the class sizes small, so students have more one 2 one time with our tutors. Our normal class size is 4 to 8.
Please see course content for any course-specific requirements regarding models as some courses DO REQUIRE models.
Whilst every care is taken when delivering courses to prevent any issues when students are practising treatments however, you must be aware that this is training and that you accept that there may be risk associated with receiving treatments from a student.
When completing a NVQ/VRQ, you are required to provide your own models for your Assessment Days. Please be aware that you may not be working on your model during an Assessment Day. To maintain a realistic working environment and to develop your skills of working on different clients, models will be allocated at random on an Assessment day
Students attending courses
Along with your knowledge and understanding of the service, we are also assessing you on industry standards and expectations. Whether a nail technician or beauty therapist, we need to ensure that you are able to safely perform the service without risk and that a therapist must present themselves in professional attire - tunic or back top and trouser, covered in shoes. Hair should be tied back. Hands and nails should be well kept clean and nails short/standard length.
Course finish times vary so please view the course on the website for end times. Finish times are advisory and dependant on student numbers and ability and may on occasions finish late or early.
No, everything will be provided for you on the course. However, some students find it beneficial to bring a pen and paper to make notes.
Our courses are approved and accredited by The Guild of Beauty Therapists (Diploma), VTCT (VRQ), or UKBA (UK Beauty accreditation). This will enable you to obtain liability insurance from various insurance companies, including our specialist insurance partner - Salonsafe. Please click here for further information.
Online theory must be completed and students must meet the standards required for practical delivery by UK Beauty Schools before diploma eCertificates can be issued. If standards are not met you will be offered 1 free retake or you may be asked to provide case study videos. if more training required after this it would be chargeable. NVQ certificates are issued by the awarding body. Diploma eCertificates will be emailed by Head Office within 7 days after the course. If you cannot see in your inbox please check your spam folder. Hard copies can be purchased for £10.00.
PLEASE NOTE: IF THE THEORY IS NOT COMPLETED THEN YOU ARE NOT QUALIFIED AS THE THEORY IS PART OF THE QUALIFICATION
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Attending a Nail course
When attending a nail course, please ensure that you do not have any enhancements, overlays or polish on your nails as you will be working on each other. This includes acrylic, gel, silk/fiberglass, gel polish and nail polish. Failure to comply may result in you being turned away from your course with no refund given.
Luxury Manicure Diploma kit from NSI includes:
Strictly Pro Manicure Kit:
Strictly Pro Creamy Cuticle Remover 150ml
Strictly Pro Hand Lotion 100ml
Strictly Pro Non-Acetone 150ml
Strictly Pro Manicure Mask 100ml
Strictly Pro Cuticle Massage Cream 60ml
Rubber Ended Hoof Stick
3 Way Buffer
Hive Electric Heated Mittens (Pair)
Emery Boards 10Pk
Is It Wet Buffer
NSI Polish Gel Effect Topcoat 11ml
NSI Polish Basecoat 11ml
NSI Polish Pink Lemonade 11ml (French Pink)
NSI Polish Snow White 11ml (French White)
NSI Polish Gossip Girl 11ml (Red)
NSI Polish Under My Spell 11ml (Purple Shimmer)
Economy Cuticle Nipper
Flat Manicure Tool
Round Manicure Bowl
Large Blue Vinyl Carrying Bag
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