Nail Care Short Course

Course Summary

Award type:
Short Course Certificate
Accredited by:
Not Applicable
Duration:
9 Months
Entrance Requirement:
None

Our Nail Care: Short Course is the first course in the Nail Care Programme. In this course, you will learn the basic skills to become a Nail Care professional. If you are interested in the ever-changing beauty industry, then you should consider completing our Nail Care: Short Course.

If you answer “yes” to more than (2) two of these questions, then you should complete our Nail Care: Short Course today:

  1. Do you like working with people?
  2. Do you enjoy making people feel good about themselves?
  3. Are you interested in an industry that is diverse?
  4. Do you consider yourself a creative person?
  5. Are you always thinking outside the box?
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Nail Care Short Course Subjects

Our Nail Care: Short Course subjects are a combination of business skills as well as Nail Care skills. You will complete (4) four subjects in this course. After completing these subjects, you will receive a Nail Care: Short Course Certificate. Here is a complete list of the subjects you will get.

Complete Subject List

You only have to complete (4) four subjects in order to get your Nail Care: Short Course. Each subject gives our students the skills and knowledge they need to become successful in the Nail Care industry. Here are the (4) four subjects you need to complete:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Introduction to Business English
  • Nail Technology
  • Professional Salon Skills

Career Opportunities

Here are the career opportunities after completing the Nail Care: Short Course:

  1. Nail Technician
  2. Manicurist and Pedicurist
  3. Nail Care Receptionist
  4. Nail Care Sales Representative
  5. Nail Care Salon Owner

There are many career opportunities after you have completed the Nail Care: Short Course. Most of the positions you should apply for are entry-level positions. However, certain companies will give you the opportunity to hold a senior position. Each company has different hiring requirements, and it is important to research the company’s hiring requirements before applying.

What Will I Learn?

Each subject in the Nail Care: Short Course will give you different skills that you can use as a Nail Expert or Nail Care Salon Owner. Here are the skills you will acquire in each subject.

Anatomy and Physiology: This subject will give you the necessary skills you need to know about the skin, nails, body, hair and nervous system. This allows you to know which products to use on the hands and nails, as well as which products would not be safe for the hands and nails.

Introduction to Business English: You will be working closely with people every day. You will also be working with people from different backgrounds. Therefore, it is important to know how to communicate with people in a friendly and professional manner. 

This subject will give you the skills you need to communicate effectively. You will learn about verbal, non-verbal and body language. You will also learn how to write formal letters to your customers, employees as well as potential business partners.

Nail Technology: This subject teaches our students how to care for and enhance their client’s nails. It includes everything you need to know about the history of nails to the structure of the nail. You will also learn how to do:

  • Acrylic nails
  • Fibreglass nails
  • UV Gel nails
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Nail art

Professional Salon Skills: If you want a managerial position in a nail salon or want to start your own business in nail care, then this subject is for you. Here, you will learn about managing a salon and how to make smart business decisions. 

It also gives you the skills to resolve conflict amongst employees and between staff members.

Nail Care Short Course Assessments

Our Nail Care Short Course has 12 assignments in total. You have to complete each of these subjects to get your Nail Care: Short Course.

Assignments

Each subject for our Nail Care Short Course has (3) three assignments. You have to complete these assignments to get your next subject. You also have to get at least 50% or more for each assignment to pass the subject. Once you have passed the subject, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. This indicates that you have met the criteria for the subject and that you have mastered the skills required for that particular subject.

Exams

There are no exams for this course. You only have to submit your assignments through email. After each subject, our tutors and lecturers will give you comprehensive feedback. This feedback will guide you through the content of each subject you are completing.

NOTE:

Our Nail Care: Short Course is delivered through Skills Academy. Matric College and Skills Academy are in partnership with one another.

Nail Care Courses allow students to learn the skills required to become Nail Care Technicians. These courses teach students how to care for their client’s nails as well as enhance their nails with artwork. Students that are interested in these courses generally have an overall passion for the beauty industry

If you are interested in learning more about nail care, you should consider completing one of our Nail Care Courses:

  1. Nail Care: Short Course
  2. Nail Care: Certificate Course
  3. Nail Care: Comprehensive Course

Short Nail Care Courses are courses that can be completed in a short period of time. These courses can be completed between (2) two weeks to a year depending on the type, of course, you are completing.

At Matric College, we have (3) three Nail Care Courses that are considered short courses. Here are the Short Courses that we offer with the duration:

  1. Nail Care: Short Course – 9 months
  2. Nail Care: Certificate Course12 months
  3. Nail Care: Comprehensive Course 15 months

We are a distance learning college, which means you can complete our courses any time as long as it is within the course duration. We also do not have exams for these courses, which makes it even easier to complete a Nail Care Course with us.

You can study online Nail Care Courses at Matric College. All of our courses are distance learning courses. This means that you do not have to attend classes at a campus, everything is done online.  From registration to graduation. We use online tools such as:

  • Email
  • WhatsApp

These are the Online Nail Care Courses that we offer:

  1. Nail Care: Short Course 
  2. Nail Care: Certificate Course 
  3. Nail Care: Comprehensive Course

You can become a Nail Care Technician in South Africa by completing one of our Nail Care Courses. After you have completed one or all of our courses, you can look for entry-level positions. Each company has its own hiring criteria, and they ultimately decide who they would like to hire.

Yes, it is worth it to become a Nail Care Technician. If you are interested in this field of study, you should definitely consider completing a course. If you enjoy making people feel good about themselves, then it is worth it to become a Nail Technician. You have to be passionate and dedicated to becoming a Nail Care Technician.

Yes, Nail Care Technicians are in demand. This is because many people enjoy having their nails done and because this is a booming industry. Studies have shown that even during the lockdown, this industry was striving and people would pay a lot of money to get their nails done. This shows that this industry is in demand.

The first records of nail art were discovered between (1438 and 1533). This was in South America, where people created art on their nails by painting eagles on them. After this era, many people started creating different types of nail art, which is still a developing industry today. New trends are set every day, from V tips to acrylic nails.

Nail care is important, not only because of the beautiful artwork, but also because of underlying nail conditions.

Your Next Step Is To Get Your Nail Care: Certificate Course

After you have completed our Nail Care: Short Course, you can find employment that is at an entry level, but you can also further your studies. You can complete our Nail Care: Certificate Course, which will give you even more skills and improve your chances of finding entry-level positions in the beauty industry.

Why Choose To Study With Matric College?

Study with us for the following reasons:

  1. You can work and study. You do not have to quit your job to study with us because we are a distance learning college.
  2. Apply any time of the year. We have no registration cut off dates because we are a distance learning college.
  3. We are COVID friendly. We meet all the COVID protocols because our students will not be in contact with one another or with lecturers. All of our courses are completed through distance learning, which means that there will be no in-person classes.
  4. You do not pay an extra fee for study material. All of our study material will be sent to you through courier and is included in your course fee.
  5. Get quality, affordable education. Our courses are cheaper than courses offered at university, and you will not have to pay for transport, to get to campus because you study from home.
  6. Study at your own pace. You can submit your assignments whenever you are ready to submit them, as long as it is within the duration of your course.

You can study with or without Matric. Our Nail Care Short Courses can be studied without a Matric Certificate as long as you understand, write and read English. We even help our students get their Matric by completing the Adult Matric Course or help students improve their Matric marks by completing our Matric Upgrade Course.

Yes, you can start your own Nail Care Business at home. Here are the steps that you need to take:

Step 1: Complete a Nail Care Course

Step 2: Gain the necessary skills required by gaining work experience

Step 3: Get the money and tools you need to start your own business

Step 4: Start your own business at home

No, you do not need a license to be a Nail Technician in South Africa. You do however need to have the basic qualifications to become a Nail Technician. We offer (3) Nail Care Courses that can get you one step closer to becoming employed as a Nail Technician. You can also use the skills acquired to open up your own nail salon, whether it be at home or at a larger scale such as a nail care business.

No, you do not need qualifications to open a nail salon, but if you do have qualifications it can help you make better business decisions. At Matric College, we offer (3) three Nail Care Courses that can help improve your business skills and nail care skills. Here are the (3) three courses you can choose from:

  1. Nail Care: Short Course
  2. Nail Care: Certificate Course
  3. Nail Care: Comprehensive Course

Yes, a nail care business is profitable in South Africa. During the lockdown many businesses have been affected, however, the beauty industry, especially the nail care industry, has still been a booming industry. This is why a nail care business is a profitable business. This industry is always changing as new trends come in, which means that it is a diverse industry to be in.

To become a nail technician, you need to have the following skills:

  • Love working with people
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Being creative 
  • Always thinking of new nail art designs or ideas
  • Being a trendsetter
  • Time management skills

To become a nail educator in South Africa, you have to meet the following requirements:

  • Complete an ITEC Qualification
  • Complete a CIDESCO Qualification
  • Complete a Teaching Diploma or Teaching Degree Course

You also have to have work experience in teaching and Nail Care. You can start your career in Nail Care by completing our Nail Care: Short Course. This course is an introduction to Nail Care. With this course, you can identify whether you would enjoy a career in Nail Care.

You can grow your nail business by getting qualified with one of our Nail Care Courses, Business Management NATED Courses or ICB Business Management Courses. These courses will give you the skills required to be successful in business. 

You can also grow your business through:

  • Top-notch customer service
  • Promoting your business through social media
  • Investing in your business 
  • Taking risks with your business
  • Networking with people in the beauty industry

A nail technician can make a lot of money by simply following these rules:

  1. Give excellent customer service
  2. Have great time management skills
  3. Enjoy what you are doing
  4. Be a qualified nail technician
  5. Promote your Nail Care services well

Here is a table with the dos and don’ts for a successful manicure service:

Do’sDon’ts
Give excellent customer service.Shout at your customers.
Act professionally at all times.Never speak badly of your employer, employees or other customers in from of your customer.
Have a clean station.Use unhygienic tools on customers.
Always be on time for your customers.Never make a customer wait.

There are many tools used in nail care. Here are some of the most common tools used in nail care:

  • Nail clipper
  • Nail filer
  • Nail cleaner
  • Nail buffer
  • Nail polish
  • Nail exfoliation

Here is how much Nail Technicians make in a South Africa:

R 6 113 per month

The average salary for a Nail Technician is R 6 113 per month in South Africa.


This salary is determined by:

  • The qualifications you have in Nail Care
  • How many years of work experience you have in Nail Care
  • The type of position you are interested in
  • Whether you are working for yourself or an employer
  • What the company can afford to pay you

Ultimately, your salary will also depend on:

  • Commission
  • Tips you get from customers
  • Your performance and promotional techniques

Most Nail Care Courses in South Africa are affordable. At Matric College, we offer (3) three Nail Care Courses that are affordable. These courses are:

  1. Nail Care: Short Course
  2. Nail Care: Certificate Course
  3. Nail Care: Comprehensive Course

To get more information about the prices, contact one of our friendly Course Experts.

Application Process

Our application process for the Nail Care: Short Course can be completed by following these three (3) steps:

Step 1:

Your first step would be to contact us or allow us to contact you. Here is what you can do to get in contact with us:

  • Apply online by completing the online form
  • Make an appointment to speak with us. You can also do this online
  • Make contact with us on our landline line number (012 762 7100)

Step 2: 

Once you have contacted us, you will speak to one of our Course Experts. Our Course Experts will help you find the perfect course with us. If we do not offer the course you would like to complete, our Course Experts will inform you about other options. We only want the best for our students, and therefore we get to know our students before giving them advice on the different career opportunities.

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Step 3:

Once you have decided on a course, you will be registered as a Matric College student. This means that you will shortly receive your study material. You can go through the content and start studying whenever you have the time. All of our courses are completed through distance learning, which allows you to study at your own pace.

How Do I Study A Nail Care Short Course?

Our Nail Care: Short Course can be studied easily because we are a distance learning college. It means that you decide on your own study schedule based on the time you can commit to your studies. At Matric College, we understand the importance of studying and working, and therefore we provide education that allows students to focus on what is important to them. 

This is why we allow our students to submit assignments at their own pace. Each student is unique and have their own pace to complete assignments.

By following these (10) steps, you can successfully study the Nail Care: Short Course:

Step 1: Apply for the Nail Care: Short Course by contacting our Course Experts

Step 2: Successfully register as a Nail Care student

Step 3: Get the first batch of study material couriered to you

Step 4: Go through the study material and learn about Nail Care

Step 5: If you do not understand the work, contact our tutors for tutor assistance

Step 6: Attempt your first assignment and submit it through email

Step 7: Get comprehensive feedback from one of our lecturers or tutors

Step 8: Apply the feedback to your current assignment and use it for your next assignment

Step 9: Attempt the next assignment until you have completed the entire course. If you have passed all of your assignments, we will courier your Nail Care: Short Course Certificate to your doorstep.

Step 10: If you want to learn more about Nail Care, apply for the next course which is the Nail Care: Certificate Course

Where Can I Study The Nail Care Short Course?

You can study the Nail Care: Short Course at Matric College. We offer all of our unique short courses in partnership with Skills Academy. This means that we are able to provide our short courses because we are in partnership with them.

When Can I Start Studying The Nail Care Short Course?

You can start our Nail Care: Short Course any time of the year. The beauty about all of our courses is that they are distance learning courses. This means that you can register any time of the year and study any time of the year. As long as you complete and pass all of your subjects before the duration of your course ends. 

For example, if you are completing the Nail Care: Short Course, the duration is (9) nine months. You have to submit the assignments before the (9) nine months’ end.

Start your studies at Matric College whenever you are ready to commit yourself to your studies. Make the decision at your own pace.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are many questions that students have about Nail Care Courses. Here are some of the many questions:

  1. Do I have to study Nail Care to become a professional in Nail Care?
  2. Must I be creative to do nails?
  3. Can I start my own business with a Nail Care Short Course?
  4. Where can I buy affordable Nail Care equipment?
  5. At what age can I start doing nails?
  6. Must I have a Degree in Nail Care to do nails?
  7. How can I promote my nail care business?
  8. How much money do I need to start my own nail care business?

No, you do not have to study Nail Care to become a professional in Nail Care, but it is beneficial to your career. The more skills you gain in Nail Care, the better your chances are of finding employment and the better you are at doing nails.

Yes, you must be creative to become a Nail Care professional. If you are not creative but have a strong passion for doing nails, then you should consider completing a Nail Care Course. Any of our Nail Care Courses will give you the skills to become a Nail Care professional.

Yes, you can start your own business with a Nail Care Short Course.

You can buy affordable nail care equipment at almost any cosmetic store. In South Africa, your options are endless, from China Town to any beauty store in a mall.

You can start doing nails at any age. However, to become a professional in the Beauty Industry, you must be at least 18 and older.

No, you do not have to have a Degree in Nail Care to do nails. You can start your career in Nail Care without a qualification, or you can complete our Nail Care Courses to become a skilled Nail Care professional.

You can promote your Nail Care business through different marketing strategies such as:

  • Word of mouth
  • Social media
  • Newspaper
  • Pamphlets

This depends on whether you would like a small or big business. If you are looking to start your own business from home, you will only need between R3 000 to R 5 000. If you want a business on a bigger scale, you will spend between R100 000 to R1 000 000. To gain more skills on how to start your own business, you can complete the following courses:

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