Sculpting Nail Diploma

Nail Courses

The Sculpting Nail Diploma will provide you with the skills to enhance your clients nails without applying glue, tips or having to blend a nail extension. This reduces the possible damage to the natural nail which is always a concern to clients.

You will cover the following areas on the Sculpting Nail Diploma course:

  • Acrylic Nail Sculpting

  • Gel Nail Sculpting

  • Glitter Application

  • Perfecting Nail Shaping

You will receive:


  • Certified Sculpting Nails Diploma

  • Accredited by IPHM Holistic Accreditation Board and ABT

  • Full tutorial support throughout

  • No time limits, you have access for life to the course.

  • Practical and theory knowledge

  • 26 video tutorials

  • 4 downloadable ebooks to enhance your learning techniques

  • Study via PC, tablet or mobile

  • Full Professional kit available if needed

  • Able to obtain professional insurance upon completion enabling you to offer services to clients

  • FREE NUS Totem Student Card



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Course Description



Paying in Full: £200

Paying in Stages: Your first payment will be £95, then a direct debit will be set up for three monthly payments of £50. Only available to students with a UK bank account. 

A full professional kit can be added for £175



Once you have purchased your course you will be granted access to our online education platform where you will find your tutorial videos and eBooks. The courses can be studied via desktops, tablets and mobiles so you can study anytime, any place!

The Sculpting Nail Diploma course is broken into four modules (outlined below). Each module consists of a series of units which consist of a video to watch and a corresponding section of the ebook. At the end of each unit you will find a set of multiple choice questions. Once you complete these with the required mark you will be able to progress onto the next unit. There is no limit to the amount of times you can take the test.

Once all units in a module are completed , it will be marked as complete and the next one will open for you.

Upon completion of all the modules you will be asked to upload evidence of your practical work. Essentially this is before and after photos of your work which will then be reviewed by your tutor who will feedback any areas of improvement where necessary. If all is well they will confirm you have passed the course!

Your Diploma Certificate will then be made available for download via the portal and stored for you. 

* Please note that a training kit will be required for completion of the practical elements. You are free to use your own materials if you have them, if not we can provide them for you. Check the list at the bottom of this page to see the materials required. *



Unit 1: Personal Standards and Practice

In this unit you will learn the importance of personal standards and what is expected of you as a professional working within the industry.

Unit 2: Hygiene

In this unit you will learn the basic hygiene rules to be followed, how to prevent cross infection and contamination, what sanitisation and sterilisation is and what methods to use as well as contagious skin condition.

Unit 3: Effective Communication with Clients

In this unit you will learn about customer and client care, how to build relationships with clients, how to effectively communicate with clients and deal with client dissatisfaction. We will also cover client consultation which is an important aspect for all professionals.

Unit 4: Business Promotion

In this unit you will be provided with business ideas, how to price treatments as well as how to work within a salon and as a self employed therapist.

Unit 5: Preparation of the Work Area

In this unit you will learn how to create a comfortable and professional work area covering the four basic principles.

Unit 6: Health & Safety Legislations

In this unit you will learn how to take care of all in the workplace as well as the latest health and safety legislations to ensure you are working in compliance and safely.

Unit 7: Insurance

In this unit you will learn the importance of insurance and how to gain it, disposal of waste and data protection act.

Unit 8: Being Effective at Work

In this unit you will learn job roles, responsibilities and working relationships as well as communication, effective teamwork and development within job roles.

Unit 9: Promoting Products & Services

In this unit you will learn the importance of retail sales, positive product promotion and sales techniques.

Unit 10: Retail Specific Legislation

In this unit you will learn all the current legislations specific to retail, product promotion and gaining client feedback.

Unit 11: Reception Duties

In this unit you will learn the importance of personal standards and what is expected of you as a professional working within the industry.

Unit 12: Taking Payments and Methods

In this unit you will learn how to deal with different payment methods and taking payments from clients.


Unit 1: Structure of the Nail

In this unit you will learn the factors which effect nail growth (internal and external) as well as the structure of the nail itself and the function of each.

Unit 2: Bones and the Muscular System

In this unit you will learn the main bones in the hand and lower arm, the muscular system (including the main muscles of the hand and arm) and the blood supply to the hand and arm.

Unit 3: Skin Types and Structure

In this unit you will learn the main skin types, the functions of the skin, the structure of the skin and the functions of each layer.

Unit 4: The Lymphatic System

In this unit you will learn the different types of bones, posture, anatomical terms, as well as the names of the bones.


Unit 1: Skin Diseases/Disorders

In this unit you will learn the five most common skin diseases and disorders as well as what a contra-indication is.

Unit 2: Nail Diseases

In this unit you will learn the six most common nail diseases and be able to confidently identify them.

Unit 3: Nail Disorders

In this unit you will learn the twelve most common nail disorders and be able to confidently identify them.


Unit 1: Introduction to Sculpturing

In this unit you will learn the benefits of sculpturing with UV Gel and Acrylic, nail shaping, contra indications and the structure of a nail.

Unit 2: Application of Acrylic Sculpture

In this unit you will learn how to professionally apply an acrylic sculpture.

Unit 3: Application of Gel Sculpture

In this unit you will learn how to professionally apply a gel sculpture.

Unit 4: Removal of Acrylic/Gel Sculpture

In this section you will learn how to safely remove an acrylic or gel sculpture.

Unit 5: Maintenance of Acrylic/Gel Sculpture

In this unit you will learn how to maintain an acrylic/gel sculpture.


To complete the practical elements of the course you will need various components/materials. If you do not have them you can add on the full kit required for the course. Below are the products provided in the kit:

  • Perfect Kit Forms (100pc)
  • Hand Sanitising Spray (200ml)
  • 100/180 Zebra Curved File
  • White Block
  • Lint Free Wipes (200)
  • Acetone
  • Halo Acrylic Liquid (30ml)
  • Halo Mega Bond (7ml)
  • Halo Acrylic Powder in Clear, Pink, White, Cover Pink, Cover Peach, Blush Pink (all 7g)
  • Kaeso Juicy Drops
  • IBD Power Bond (needed for IBD Builder Gel)
  • IBD Clear, Builder Clear 
  • IBD Builder Insense White
  • IBD Builder Pink
  • Red Sable No 7 Acrylic Brush
  • Nylon Gel Brush No 6
  • Glass Dappen Dish with Lid

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