Pedicure Short Course Entry Requirements
All students must be aged 16 or over and have a good understanding of English both written and spoken.
25 Units of Study, no time limit on studying.
Course is completed through tutor review of student’s work examples.
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.
In this unit you will learn the basic hygiene rules to be followed, how to prevent cross infection and contamination, what sanatisation and sterilisation 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.
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.
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.
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.
In this unit you will learn the six most common nail diseases and be able to confidently identify them.
In this unit you will learn the twelve most common nail disorders and be able to confidently identify them.
Module 4: Pedicure
Preparation & Products
In this unit your will learn the different pedicure treatments, products and equipment, specific consultation points as well as preparation of the client and work area.
Foot Anatomy & Physiology
In this unit your will learn the bones of the foot, specific muscles of the leg and foot.
In this unit you will learn the importance of correct nail shape, how to file professionally, cuticle work, specialised treatments to be used in a luxury pedicure, the benefits of massaging, massage movements and correct polish application.
In this unit you will learn the correct procedure for a luxury pedicure and massage routine.
Contra-Actions & Aftercare
In this unit you will learn what a contra action is and how to identify as well as aftercare advise.
Foot Diseases & Disorders
In this unit you will learn the specific foot diseases and disorders that can be found during consultation with your clients.
This Pedicure Short Course can be used to gain entry into the workplace or to study at a higher level.