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Nail Technology

This course is ideal for anyone who wishes to study on a part-time basis and learn all aspects of both natural and artificial nail treatments. It is an intensive course which trains you in all the skills, knowledge and techniques of the Nail Industry.

Awarding Body or Accreditation: ITEC Diploma

Saffron College of Hair & Beauty certificate

Admission Requirements: None

Frequency: Quarterly

Course Outline

This course gives you the knowledge and the practical experience that you will need to become a nail technician. This course is suited to learners who have no experience in the industry and want to begin a career in the nail technology industry or learners who have already completed a short course in Gel Nails and/or Acrylic Nails and wish to advance their qualifications to an Internationally recognized Diploma.


Manicure & Pedicure techniques

Nail treatments and procedures

Anatomy & Physiology of nail, hand, arm, foot and leg,

Nail diseases & disorders

Product knowledge

Cosmetic Science


Preparation of working area

Manicure, Pedicure treatment techniques

Principles of techniques

Nail Extension systems to include application maintenance/refill and removal

Gel Polish

Acrylic Nails

Gel toe nails

Nail repairs

Paraffin wax Treatments

Hot Oil treatments

Core Subjects:

Consultation/Client Care Business Organizations Ethics Hygiene

Client Record Card Hygiene/ Sterilization procedures

Course fee:  €1700
Number of Seats:  10
Duration:  20 Weeks
Becoming a nail technician can increase your salon earnings dramatically by working in your salon or as a freelance therapist 6 treatments per week, costing €35 can generate additional revenue up to €10,080 per year. You will be qualified to work in or open your own nail salon/bar. You could also gain employment on cruise ships, in department stores, beauty salons or as a mobile nail technician.