If you are interested in Nail Courses, Portobello Institute recommends that you begin with this one – the ITEC Certification in Manicure and Pedicure. Once you have gained this qualification, you are eligible to study for further Nail Courses such as Nail Art and Nail Technician (Gel and Acrylic Nails).
The Manicure and Pedicure course gives you the knowledge that you need for Nail Therapies and the certification to take this skill to a higher level. Qualifications gained ITEC Certificate in Manicure and Pedicure Entry requirements Entry to this course is by direct application to the college.
There are no previous academic requirements.
Course structure This is a part time evening course delivered 1 evening a week over 16 weeks.
Course content modules:
-Shaping, cuticle removal and the application of nail enamel
-Recognition of nail diseases and disorders
-Structure of the nail and skin
-Use of specialised nail treatments such as hot oil, paraffin wax, hand masks, thermal mittens and boots
-How to sanitize client's hands
-Understand products and tools such as emery boards, cuticle cream, hoof stick, pedicure rasp, buffing paste, etc -How to file nails correctly according to shape
-Use of base coat, buffing, enamel and top coat