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Gel Nail Polish Short Course (R)

Introduction

Would you like to learn how to apply, maintain and remove a nail system which lasts for up to 3 to 4 weeks without chipping, peeling or fading. No dents or scratches, and its chip free? Well then this gel polish course is perfect for you to offer professional treatments to your clients, friends and family.

This Gel Nail Polish Short Course is a great way to learn how to apply, maintain and remove gel nail polish effectively and efficiently for clients.

Gel nail polish is a renowned system that offers people chip free nail cover for 3-4 weeks, making it a very popular option in salons.

Through the study of this course you will learn all the vital skills and techniques needed to allow you to offer a professional service either on a Self Employed basis or working within a salon.

To help you practice and perfect your technique, you can even buy the kit needed to carry out the practicals within the course when enrolling on the course. Just select your payment option with kit included.

Gel Nail Polish Short Course
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Gel Nail Polish Short Course Entry Requirements

All students must be aged 16 or over and have a good understanding of English both written and spoken.

Course Length

22 Units of Study, no time limit on studying.

Language

English

Assessment

Course is completed through tutor review of student’s work examples.

Gel Nail Polish Short Course Content

Module 1: Foundation

 

Personal Standards and Practice
In this unit you will learn the importance of personal standards and what is expected of you as a professional working within the industry.
Hygiene
In this unit you will learn the basic hygiene rules to be followed, how to prevent cross infection and contamination, what sanatisation and steriliation is and what methods to use as well as contagious skin condition.
Effective Communication with Clients
In this unit you will learn about customer and client care, how to build relationships with clients, how to effectively communicate with clients and deal with client dissatisfaction. We will also cover client consultation which is an important aspect for all professionals.
Business Promotion
In this unit you will be provided with business ideas, how to price treatments as well as how to work within a salon and as a self employed therapist.
Preparation of the Work Area
In this unit you will learn how to create a comfortable and professional work area covering the four basic principles.
Health & Safety Legislations
In this unit you will learn how to take care of all in the workplace as well as the latest health and safety legislations to ensure you are working in compliance and safely.
Insurance
In this unit you will learn the importance of insurance and how to gain it, disposal of waste and data protection act.
Being effective at Work
In this unit you will learn job roles, responsibilities and working relationships as well as communication, effective teamwork and development within job roles.
Promoting Products & Services
In this unit you will learn the importance of retail sales, positive product promotion and sales techniques.
Retail Specific Legislation
In this unit you will learn all the current legislations specific to retail, product promotion and gaining client feedback.
Reception Duties
In this unit you will learn the importance of maintaining the reception area, the roles of a receptionist as well as patch testing.
Taking Payments & Methods
In this unit you will learn how to deal with different payment methods and taking payments from clients.

 

Module 2: Anatomy and Physiology – Nails

 

Structure of the Nail
In this unit you will learn the factors which effect the nail growth (internal and external) as well as the structure of the nail itself and the function of each.
Bones & the Muscular System
In this unit you will learn the main bones in the hand and lower arm, the muscular system (including the main muscles of the hand and arm) and the bloody supply to the hand and arm
Skin Types & Skin Structure
In this unit you will learn the main skin types, the functions of the skin, the structure of the skin and the functions of each layer.
The Lymphatic System
In this unit you will learn what Lymph is and how it is formed, the connection between blood and Lymph as well as the difference between Lymph Capillaries-Vessels and Nodes.

 

Module 3: Nail and Skin Healthcare

 

Skin Diseases / Disorders
In this unit you will learn the five most common skin diseases and disorders as well as what a contra-indication is.
Nail Diseases
In this unit you will learn the six most common nail diseases and be able to confidently identify them.
Nail Disorders
In this unit you will learn the twelve most common nail disorders and be able to confidently identify them.

 

Module 4: Gel Polish

 

Preparation & Products
In this unit you will learn what gel polish is, the benefits of gel polish, the difference between UV & LED Lamps as well as product information.
Gel Polish Application
In this unit you will learn how to apply a clear gel and coloured gel polish.
Gel Polish Removals & Aftercare
In this unit you will learn how to professionally remove the gels as well as aftercare advice.

Progression

This Short Course can be used to gain entry into the workplace or to study at a higher level.

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