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Gel Nail Certification Online Course

Become A Qualified Gel Nail Technician

Get Your Nail Certification Online and Become a Gel Nail Technician

The nail certification online course is a great way to start your career as a qualified gel nail technician. If you’ve ever considered becoming a nail technician online this short course covers all the necessary qualification requirements including:

  • Applying and removing gel nails

  • The maintenance, repair and infilling of nail extensions

  • The skills required to do manicures and pedicures

  • How to identify skin and nail issues prior to treatment

A nail technician's work can be varied and satisfying. In addition to learning the procedural aspects of a nail technician’s duties, the course covers important skills and qualities such as:

  • Health and safety

  • Positive client relations

  • The Hand’s anatomy

  • How to troubleshoot problems

This nail certification online course offers a fantastic opportunity to invest in your own skills and future. You will learn all the skills necessary to become qualified as a gel nail technician.

Course Features

This flexible online course features 9 comprehensive modules. The course covers all aspects of nail care.  The units cover the following topics:

  • Unit 1: Health and Safety and nail enhancement systems   

  • Unit 2: What is involved in becoming a nail technician

  • Unit 3: Anatomy and physiology

  • Unit 4: Working with nail disorders and nail shapes

  • Unit 5: Manicure

  • Unit 6: Starting on tips

  • Unit 7: Applying  gel

  • Unit 8: Gel maintenance and infills

  • Unit 9: Gel troubleshooting

Our online course will teach you the techniques, strategies and personal skills you require to carry out treatments as a gel nail technician.  The units of study tab offer more information on this course.

Course Outcomes

After completing the nail certificate online course, you will be capable of performing all the usual responsibilities of a trained gel nail technician. These duties would normally include such activities as nail care, infills, removals manicures and pedicures, infills, Successful completion of the course will enable you to obtain professional indemnity insurance, allowing you to work as a professional.  The issuance of your nail certificate online will help you to find work in this competitive industry.

Career Prospects After Completing Online Nail Courses

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Start your own business as a gel nail technician.  You could work from home or provide a mobile service

  • Gain employment in a nail bar or salon as a qualified gel nail technician.

Quick Facts about Courses For Success Gel Nail Courses:

  1. Successful completion earns you a gel nail technician qualification

  2. Complete 9 module online course

  3. Simple instructions and demonstrations make learning a breeze

  4. Course written and developed by expert leading nail technicians

  5. Benefit from  one-on-one online support

  6. Unlimited, lifetime online course access

  7. Receive a nail certificate online after receiving a passing score for the online assessment

  8. Learn at your own comfortable rate, anywhere and anytime, using any computer or smart device with access to the internet

  9. Enjoy the flexibility and convenience of a first class learning experience from your own home or office

Course Delivery

Upon successful enrollment, you will receive an automated welcome email (please be sure to check your junk/spam email folder, if not received, as this is an automated email), specifying your course access information

This provides the student with login access to our course online through our learning management system using any electronic device such as a PC, tablet or Smartphone.

You can be assured of studying at your own pace, with no strict class timetables. Course material can be accessed online 24/7, from any computer or smart device. You can complete your nail certification online course in your own time.

Recognition & Accreditation

Courses For Success online courses are taught in a unique step by step process, allowing quick and easy completion of modules by students. A certificate of completion will be issued to all students who achieve a passing score (for the online assessment). The certificate will be issued via email. Courses For Success has a high strong commitment to maintaining high completion rates and achieving 100% student satisfaction.


Unit 1: Nail Enhancement Systems and Health & Safety    

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Understand the course content and requirement
  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages nail enhancements systems
  • Understand the importance of Health & Safety when working with enhancements
  • Identify the risks associated with working with enhancements
  • Understand the difference between sterilisation and disinfection

Unit 2: Becoming a Nail Technician

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:   

  • Understanding what qualities make a professional nail technician
  • Understand why appearance is important
  • Understand the difference between codes of practice and ethics
  • Understand body language
  • Understand how prepare for and greet the client

Unit 3: Anatomy & Physiology

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Understand and identify the underlying anatomy and physiology of the hand and lower arm
  • Understand the structure of the skin
  • Identify the structure of the skin and nail
  • Understand the process of keratinization and the process of nail growth

Unit 4: Nail disorders and shapes 

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Understand what is meant by the term contra indication
  • Identify what is an untreatable nail or skin disorder
  • Identify what is a treatable nail disorder
  • Identify natural nail shapes
  • Identifying factors affecting growth

Unit 5: Manicure

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:   

  • To understand the reason for manicure
  • How to perform a consultation
  • Set up a work station
  • Identify what equipment and tools are required
  • Demonstrate the correct use of tools
  • Perform a manicure

Unit 6: Starting on Tips  

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • To be able to identify the correct tools, equipment and products required
  • To understand the importance of minimising waste
  • To understand the importance of health and safety throughout the service
  • To select, prepare and apply tips correctly

Unit 7: Application of Gel

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Understand the chemistry of Gel
  • Understand the stages of Gel and effect of lamp
  • Understand the application of gel in zones
  • Demonstrate the correct application of beads
  • Finish the product to create a smooth, glossy surface

Unit 8: Gel Infill’s and maintenance

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Adapting techniques for working on a natural nail and client
  • Identifying when a client will need infills
  • Applying infills
  • Knowing when to recommend advanced services – back fill and rebalancing

Unit 9: Troubleshooting with Gel

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • To identify when there is a problem with enhancements
  • To understand why the problem has occurred
  • To identify what steps are required to overcome the problem

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Open entry

Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:


  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)


  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 009OANTPGD
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Unlimited lifetime
Tutor Support: Yes
Time required: Study at your own pace
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate