Nail Care Certificate Course

The Certificate Course: Nail Care is the second level of the Nail Care courses. Matric College, in partnership with Skills Academy, offers you this sought after course, aimed at teaching you the skills needed to be able to complete daily tasks within this field. Register with us today and take a first step into the beauty industry.

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Proficiency Certificate in Nail Care

Programme Type

Provider Programme

Award Type

Skills Academy Proficiency Certificate in Nail Care

Award Issued By

Skills Academy

Accredited By

Not Applicable

Course Duration

15 Months

Entrance Criteria

  • Learners must be able to read and write in English
  1. Introduction to Business English
  2. Anatomy and Physiology
  3. Professional Salon Skills
  4. Nail Technology
  5. Excellence in Service: Basic
  6. UV Gel Nails and Decoration


  1. Introduction to Business English
  • Introduction to communication
  • Non-verbal communication
  • Business writing
  • Speaking, listening and reading skills
  • Meetings
  • Presentations
  • Work readiness


  1. Anatomy and Physiology
  • About Anatomy and Physiology
  • Cells and tissues
  • Skin, hair and nails
  • The skeletal system
  • Muscles and the muscular system
  • The lymphatic system
  • The nervous system


  1. Professional Salon Skills
  • Personal presentation
  • Effective communication
  • Verbal communication
  • Non-verbal communication
  • Observation skills
  • Communicating and working together
  • Written communication
  • Salon services
  • Dealing with customer complaints
  • The Receptionist – communicating over the telephone
  • Assessment techniques and questioning the client
  • Questioning techniques
  • Face mapping
  • Contra-indications
  • Contra-actions
  • Hygiene and avoiding cross-contamination
  • Personal hygiene
  • Salon hygiene
  • Client hygiene


  1. Nail Technology
  • The history of nail care
  • The anatomy of the hand and foot
  • The skin
  • The structure of the nail
  • Tools, equipment, materials and products
  • Manicures
  • Pedicures
  • UV Gel nails, acrylic nails, fiberglass nails and decoration
  • Nail decoration


  1. Excellence in Service: Basic
  • Customer service fundamentals
  • Customer service skills
  • Customer management
  • Customer communication


  1. UV Gel Nails and Decoration
  • UV Gel nails, acrylic nails, fiberglass nails
  • Nail Decoration

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Last Updated: January 20, 2020