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Why train as a nail technician?

Nail technicians have been in high demand for years, but now more so than ever before. Having a recognised qualification, gained from a reputable training provider, makes you even more attractive to potential employers and customers.

Once you qualify, you will have the freedom to start your own business, name your own hours, and enjoy a sense of freedom like never before.

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Benefits of the Master Nail Academy nail courses

You’ll also have access to a wealth of paid employment opportunities with better pay and benefits, in a variety of locations from salons and spas to gyms, theatres, the media and cruise ships.

ABT and VTCT Accredited qualifications also allow you to get insurance, which is essential not only for your peace of mind but also for your clients’.

Experience Nail Artists

Learn from seasoned Nail Technicians passionate about shaping your career and helping you thrive in the Nail Industry

Flexible Classes

Whether you are an individual in search of new skills or salon owners seeking growth opportunities, our special courses will adapt with these objectives

Practical Lessons

Our live lessons are designed to give you hands-on experience and boost your confidence in dealing with clients

What does it take to become an expert nail technician?

  • Great communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Patience
  • Concentration
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Creativity
  • Warmth and good listening skills
  • Steady hand

Don’t know where to start? Try 2 or 5 days Foundation Courses

This is a great way to sample different aspects of the nail industry, including manicures, pedicures, gels, acrylics, nail art and extensions before committing to a longer programme.
Some people choose to specialise in one particular area, while others prefer to take a more general route. We will help you discover where your skills and passions lie and support you every step of the way in your career. Short courses accredited by ABT.

About NVQs

National Vocational Qualifications are regarded as one of the best ways to learn work skills, and this is particularly true when it comes to nail technicians. It’s a big commitment, but once you qualify you will have a world of opportunities at your fingertips.

This is the first level of NVQ and is ideally suited to beginners who are new to the industry. YOu will have the opportunity to train with skilled technicians and learn about a range of different techniques before taking your training further. No experience is necessary, and most trainees who complete Level 1 go on to a higher level.
This is the most popular qualification for nail technicians in the UK, with the vast majority of those working in salons (51.7%) being qualified to this level. If you want to work in a salon, this is the minimum qualification that employers will expect you to have. It will give you the opportunity to develop your skills in a customer facing environment and learn more about different techniques, as well as more detailed information about skincare, hand and foot anatomy.
Although many colleges expect you to have achieved a Level 1 NVQ first, it’s also possible to fasttrack your training and go straight to Level 2 following a skills assessment.
This is the most advanced level of training for nail technicians in the UK and will make you particularly attractive to employers. Most people who study for Level 3 are already working in the industry, usually as supervisors or salon managers. This is an in depth training programme that covers a wide range of complex techniques and concepts, so if you;re looking to reach the top of your career ladder this is a must.

Other popular accreditation providers in the UK include VTCT, ABT, CIBTAC, BABTAC, and HABIA. To find out more about which one is best for you, contact our friendly team for advice.

Can You Qualify as a Nail Technician Online?

Yes, for the theory part of your course. The areas that require practical skills and knowledge will need to be studied in person with a trainer.
The idea of studying online to become a nail technician may have been a ridiculous concept a couple of years ago, but since the COVID-19 pandemic sent the world into chaos a whole new range of opportunities has arisen. Thanks to modern technology and a growing number of online training experts, it’s now absolutely possible to learn part of your nail technician course online.

You can start building your skills and knowledge with our comprehensive online training programmes to help you become a qualified nail technician. We will take the time to ensure you have all the information and training you need to succeed, with excellently presented, thoroughly researched training and assessment materials, delivered by our highly skilled and experienced technicians.

Perhaps the most appealing thing about online learning is that you can fit it around your life, and study at your own pace – all you need is a quiet space, a computer, internet connection and a passion for nails.

You’ll also have the opportunity to work on your practical skills, with feedback on your progress, when you attend your face-to-face training days. Here, we go through your application skills and give you tips and tricks to help you achieve the best results.

What the course includes

  • E-learning, with comprehensive learning materials
  • Online assessments
  • Practical skills
  • Information on which tools to buy and where from
  • Tips and support from qualified nail technicians
  • Insights on life as a nail technician
  • Advice on insurance and career opportunities
  • Product knowledge
  • Business and marketing training

Contact us

Contact us to find out more and begin your journey to becoming a qualified nail technician today!

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Our team has proven its professional abilities by winning most competitions throughout the UK. Now we’re ready to pass on the knowledge so you can realise your dreams too.

I’ve been going to Kara for over 3 years and I’ve never had a nail that lifted, fallen off or needed fixed! Her work is always perfect and creative which is why she was my first choice for the hard gel beginner course and e-file cours. Her teaching techniques and practical skills are fantastic, even for someone with experience in nails. To be the best, you have to learn from the best.
/Barbara Curran/

I had Fantastic time on those courses, the whole experience was amazing. Very clear and easy to follow from the start to finish.
/Hajnalka Csepregi/

Karina is an amazing teacher! On the point with explanation. Highly recommended! She gives you the knowledge, the rest is practice… 💅
/Edit Kenesy/

In the past year I have learned that we all can make our dreams come true if we have a good team behind us and that definitely is Master Nail Academy .
/Tihana Besevic/

Karolina Tryc is the best teacher in the world!!! She is a very warm person and makes you feel very welcoming and comfortable! I was doing an acrylic beginners course and I loved every second of it! I can’t wait to do all the training with her ️️️she is the BEST!
/Justina Marciulionyte – Belvedere/

I personally have been in the industry for over 5 years now and previously I had trained with a number of different companies and educators, but none of them have ever given me the feeling I get when I finish a course like Amanda does.
/Louise Cole – Bedford/

If you are thinking of learning all about nails do not hesitate to go to Kara, I have started with the gel beginners course and the e-file and it was fantastic. Kara is so professional and a brilliant educator, passing on her knowledge and skills in her fabolous training room. I enjoyed every minute of the course, the lockdown has changed how we do things but I can’t wait to do my next course and to learn more skills from an experienced professional like Kara.
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