Acrylic Nail Technician Diploma

This Acrylic Nail Technician Diploma course will provide you with all the skills and knowledge needed to become a successful Nail Technician.  You will be able to produce a beautiful set of acrylic nails and carve yourself a new career at the same time. 

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Course Description

Take a look at our new Acrylic Nail Course

The Distance Learning Acrylic Nail Technician Diploma course does not require you to have any previous knowledge to start this course, as we’ll take you right back to basics, covering Health and Safety, Nail Anatomy, basic manicure, applying tips and so much more.

If you are currently working full-time, no need to worry because you are free to study in your own time at your own pace.


The course will be delivered online including Tutor Support for 12 months. All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course. Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor and you must have access to email in order to contact your Tutor.

You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.


Firstly you will start by covering all of the theory needed to prepare you to work with clients, completing assignments which will be marked by your Tutor.

You will then be ready to move on to your Video Tutorials which will give you the opportunity to practice everything you have learned and perfect your skills. In order to verify this, you will be required to send/email photographic evidence of your work to your Tutor, with contact details for the person you are practicing on.

Once you are ready, we will then arrange for you to attend a day’s practical training, with a choice of various locations (see below). You will be assessed by observation of practical skills during the course together with oral questioning to clarify understanding.

It doesn’t stop there!  So that you can practice using the best possible products available, we will provide you with a starter kit containing everything you need to produce a perfect set of sculptured nails; from one of the market leaders.

Assessment Centres for Practicals

Brierley HillBrightonBristol
DagenhamDerryEast Kilbride
Glasgow (G4)HayesHoddesdon
SouthamptonTunbridge WellsWalsall



Your course includes completion of the following modules all delivered in line with Habia guidelines:

  • Health and Safety
  • Consultation and Contra-Indications
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Skin
  • Anatomy of the Nail
  • Process of Nail Growth
  • Manicure
  • Tip Types and Customisation
  • Preparation of the Nail and Acrylic Nail Extensions
  • Nail Enhancement Removal
  • Marketing and Starting your own Business

Q & A

Will I require any previous knowledge to start this course?

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.

What is included with this course?

  • In-depth study materials covering the full specification
  • 12 months tutor support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Practical Session
  • Certification

Will I need to purchase any books?

You will not need to purchase any books as we cover everything that is required in the course materials unless otherwise stated on the course page.

Are there any additional costs?

There will be no additional costs for this course.

I live overseas, would I be able to take this course?

Yes, this course is available to international students.

Do I have to pay delivery?

For paper-based courses, delivery is free to the UK. A delivery fee will be payable for paper-based courses sent outside the UK. Please click here for delivery information.

How many hours should I allow for this course?

We recommend that you are able to dedicate between 120 and 140 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.

Can I complete this course sooner if I wish to?

Yes, you can work at your own pace to complete this course.

Awarding Organisation

At the eabstract-education-distance-learningnd of this course successful learners will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement by Abstract Education & The Beauty Guild and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all of the units you have completed as part of your course including practical sessions).  

The certificate will enable you to obtain liability insurance.  The course is worth 39 CPD points and can be put towards a national recognised VTCT qualification if required.


Course fees for payment in full include:

  • Course materials
  • Practical
  • Assessment and feedback on all assignments.
  • Access to your personal Tutors via our online portal.
  • Access to the NUS student card.
  • Certification


Are you interesed in this course?

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