Nail Care Comprehensive Certificate

The Comprehensive Certificate Course: Nail Care is the advanced level of the nail care course. Matric College, in collaboration with Skills Academy offer this certificate course, that will give you in depth knowledge on everything you need to know about nail care. Register with us today and start your lucrative career as a nail technician.

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Comprehensive Certificate In Nail Care

Programme Type

Provider Programme

Award Type

Skills Academy Comprehensive Certificate In Nail Care

Award Issued By

Skills Academy

Accredited By

Not Applicable

Course Duration

19 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. Networking for Success
  7. Entrepreneurship
  8. UV Gel nails, acrylic nails, fibreglass nails and Decoration
  9. Financial Management: Basic


  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 telephonically
  • 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. Networking for Success
  • Understanding successful networks
  • Building networking relationships
  • Refining your professional presence
  • Bell ringing telephone techniques
  • Networking via e-mail and the internet
  • Networking power of self promotion
  • Special networking challenges


  1. Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship and small business management in perspective
  • Key success factors of entrepreneurs
  • Basic business concepts
  • The business environment
  • Identification of feasible small business ideas
  • The development and evaluation of business ideas
  • Determining the feasibility of the business idea
  • The viability of a business idea
  • Perform a viability study for a proposed business idea
  • The business plan
  • Setting up a business
  • Factors to consider when choosing the location of a business


  1. UV Gel nails, acrylic nails, fiberglass nails and Decoration
  • UV Gel nails, acrylic nails, fiberglass nails
  • Nail Decoration
  1. Financial Management: Basic
  • Basics of accounting
  • The accounting cycle
  • The income statement
  • The balance sheet
  • Other financial statements
  • Budgeting

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Last Updated: January 20, 2020