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Nail Artistry is a truly inspirational and educational guide to all aspects of nail artwork. Lavishly produced in full colour, Nail Artistry draws on the some of the most in demand nail art technicians in the world of fashion and beauty. The course includes step-by-steps of the most creative nail designs that range from basic nail art techniques to advanced airbrushing. Nail Artistry exclusively introduces the revolutionary area of 3D nail art using mixed media.

The Nail Artistry Certificate covers the mandatory nail art units in the current national occupational standards for levels 2 & 3




ยท         Full colour step-by-steps of all nail art and airbrushing techniques

ยท         Detailed chapter on the anatomy and physiology of the hand

ยท         A chapter explaining how to set up your own salon including essential knowledge on client care

ยท         Essential health and safety advice

ยท         Dedicated chapter on Competition Nail Art

ยท         Tip Boxes

ยท         A fascinating guide to Nail Art in the exciting world of the fashion industry


Course Requirements


 There are no previous skills or qualifications required to register for this course.



ยท         Introduction

ยท         The business of nail art

ยท         Anatomy and physiology of the skin and nails

ยท         Basic nail art techniques

ยท         The art of airbrushing

ยท         Mixed media nail art

ยท         Fashion and photographic nails

ยท         Competition nail art


What qualification is awarded upon completion?


Every successful student will be awarded the Certificate in Nail Artistry.


How long will this course take to complete and do I have to complete within a certain time?


Students can register for this course at any time. Average completion time is approximately 70 hours overall, however you may take as long as you wish to complete. There is no time limit at all.


What is included in the price of my course?


Course Manual A4 ring binder Blank CD for storing coursework. Plain A4 paper. Pen and pencil. Freepost Envelopes. Unlimited email support (Monday to Friday)

This course comes enclosed in a study bag enabling you to transport your course anywhere you wish. Giving you total flexibility.


Also included is a student starter kit containing the following:


ยท         Airbrush Unit

ยท         5 Nail Colours

ยท         2 in 1 Nail Varnish

ยท         2 Gas Canisters

ยท         Stencil Holder

ยท         Stencils

ยท         Rhinestones

ยท         Hoof Stick

ยท         Mixer Bottle

ยท         Spare Nozzles

ยท         Design Chart

ยท         Step by Step DVD


What if I need to ask a question relating to my course?


All students can email student support with any questions they may have from Monday to Friday 9am - 9pm.


How is my Coursework assessed?


You will be required to submit your assignments via email or alternatively you can use the freepost envelopes supplied in your study pack. (Freepost available to UK students only). Once received it will be assessed by student support and a report issued on your progress with any relevant comments. Three grades can be achieved PASS, MERIT or DISTINCTION. All assignments can be re-submitted for regrading if necessary. For practical assignments you will need plenty of willing friends and family to practice on. You will be required to submit consultation sheets and evidence which will be verified at random.


Will I be required to sit an exam?


This course is completed using continual assessment allowing us to closely monitor your progress. Therefore no examination is required.


What is the potential for earnings working as a nail artist?


Qualified nail artists are commanding on average in the region of ยฃ30.00 - ยฃ40.00 per hour.


Do I need to be working in a salon to complete this course?


No! Although you will need access to willing family and friends who are willing to let you practice your new skills on

Advantages of this distance learning course:
  • Home Study: you declare when you study, no need to attend class at fixed times and fixed dates. Your study hours fit around you!
  • We will post all the beautifully printed course materials to you. Everything is written in a clear and easy-to-understand format.
  • Start this course anytime of the year! No need to wait until the new academic year starts. Enroll today so soon you'll start improving your CV or re-skill for your new career.
  • Create your own study routine, learn at your own pace, complete your course as quickly or slowly as your circumstance dictate.
  • Your home learning is totally supported by experienced tutors who guide, encourage and assess your progress. You will not be alone because all our tutors are friendly and approachable.


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Questions about this course? Contact Student Support / Course Advisors

Enrol by phone: call 0845 65 22 187 quote course code 47

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