Silk Nails Diploma

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Course Description

  • Certified Silk Nails Diploma

  • Accredited by IPHM Holistic Accreditation Board

  • Full tutorial support throughout

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

  • Practical and theory knowledge

  • 30 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



Paying in Full: £99

Paying in Stages: Your first payment will be £50, then a direct debit will be set up for two monthly payments of £40. Only available to students with a UK bank account. 

A full professional kit can be added for £80



The Silk Nails Diploma course will teach you how to strengthen and repair the natural nails whilst still appearing natural looking.


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 Silk Nails 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 sanatisation 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: Preparation and Products

In this unit you will learn consultation techniques, different types & sizes of nail tips, what each nail file is as well as the structure of a nail tip.

Unit 2: Tip Application

In this unit you will learn what pre-tailoring is and how to go about it, the correct use of tip cutters, how to blend professionally, how to create the most popular nail shapes and finally finishing with the tip application procedure.


Unit 1: Preparation and Products

In this unit you will learn the difference between silk and fibreglass, the benefits and disadvantages of each system, the products you will use and how to prepare the nail prior to application.

Unit 2: Fibreglass and Silk Application

In this unit you will learn how to apply a natural silk overlay and how to apply fibreglass over a tip alongside helpful hints and tips of application.

Unit 3: Maintenance, Infill & Removals

In this unit you will learn what an infill is and how to complete the procedure, how to perform a safe removal and the damages which can be caused through poor removals.

Unit 4: Aftercare

In this unit you will learn what the essential aftercare advice is and recommended price and times.


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:

  • Resin (28g)
  • Activator Spray (50ml)
  • Silk Strip (46cm)
  • Tip Blender
  • Sterilising Spray (60ml)
  • Acetone (60ml)
  • Nail Fresh (100ml)
  • Lint Free Pads (50)
  • Tip Cutters
  • Spare Nozzels (10)
  • Assorted Olympic Tips (20)
  • Assorted Active Tips (20)
  • Assorted Big C Tips (20)
  • Assorted French White Tips (20)
  • Ultra Tips
  • Duraboard 100/180 File
  • Durabord 240/240 File
  • White Block
  • 3-Way Jumbo File
  • Stork Scissors
  • Manicure Sticks (5)
  • Cuticle Pusher

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