Home Nail Courses


Making peoples nails look fantastic is one of the most popular beauty therapy treatments. Nail Technicians are growing in demand all over the UK in beauty salon, spas and health clubs. Choose to become one and you will be on the road to a highly lucrative, high demand and but flexible career.

As a qualified Nail Technician you will be able to:

  • Charge up to £60 per hour working on your clients.
  • Work when and where you want (at your home, at theirs or in a beauty salon).
  • Choose which treatments you wish to train in and offer your clients.

To work with nails you need to be patient, creative and have an organised approach to your work. You will also need to be comfortable speaking with clients about the type of treatments they would like.

Distance Learning

If this sounds like the career for you but you don’t have the time to travel miles to attend conventional classroom courses. Learning how to apply your nail treatments and enhancements at home is option which is becoming an increasingly popular way to learn and obtain qualifications in today’s busy society.

Essential Nails

Essentialnails.com have designed a comprehensive list of accredited courses for beginners right through to seasoned professionals. They are recognised by all significant professional bodies in the UK including Habia, The British Learning Association and The Guild Of Beauty Therapists (theirs are the only distance learning courses which are recognised by The Guild).

Every course includes everything you need to learn, practice and complete it and obtain your nail technician’s diploma including The Nail Trainer (a fake hand to practice on which is far more patient than any model). With these diplomas you are able to get insured and start making money applying your new skills.

Why learn from home?

The convenience of not having to attend a class at a certain time and place is not the only advantage to home learning although for many it is a probably the main reason they decide to undertake this type of course. There are other advantages you may not have considered:

  • You can take your time to learn absorb all the information and really master the techniques, this is something you can not do at a regular training session where there are time constraints.
  • Before you submit your work back to be assessed you can take the time to ensure that it is top notch.
  • No requirement to travel anywhere.
  • Still not sure? There are some more reasons here.

Which Courses are Covered?

Almost every skill and technique a nail technician can be train for can also be learned at home along with attaining the required qualifications to practice the skills on paying clients.

Beginner & Intermediate Courses

Specifically designed for new comers who have little or no experience in nail treatments. These home study packs include everything you need to learn and achieve the basic skills and qualifications. This includes a training had to practice on, unlimited support, work assessment  and advice on starting up your ow business. Available techniques include:

  • Acrylics
  • Gel
  • Manicure & Pedicure
  • UV Gel Polish Taster
  • Full UV Gel Polish

Expert Courses

You may have already undergone training some or all of the above techniques by learning at home or otherwise. You want to develop you skills or repertoire of treatments and offer clients additional services, for which you can effectively charge more. You can learn the following professional skills, again with everything you need included to learn and attain the qualifications.

  • Acrylic Sculpting
  • Airbrushed Nails