Nail Sculpting Diploma

Course codes: CLM029 / CLM030
  • Certified online Nail Sculpting Diploma
  • Accredited by ABT and IPHM Hollistic accreditation board
  • Enables you to obtain professional insurance
  • Practical and theory knowledge to properly sculpt nails
  • Learn for your course entirely online via videos and eBooks
  • Obtain professional insurance from Radius Insurance or INSYNC
  • Ideal for beginners or beauticians looking to offer more treatments to clients
  • Add on the kit needed to complete course
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This course is only available to study online.
Course overview

Nail sculpting enhances nails without applying glue, tips or having to blend a nail extension. As a popular nail service, it’s recommended nail technicians have this skill in order to offer to their clients.

Learn how to expertly sculpt nails and understand the different shapes clients may want in order to offer your services to family, friends and clients.

You will cover the following:

  • Acrylic nail sculpting
  • Gel nail sculpting
  • Glitter application
  • Perfecting nail shaping

Once you have successfully completed the course, you will receive an accredited diploma from ABT and IPHM.  You are also eligible to apply for professional insurance.

Course Duration


Course Outcome

You will receive your ABT and IPHM accredited Nail Sculpting Diploma. Eligible to apply for professional insurance.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


Multiple choice quiz after each unit. Portfolio workbook.

Course content
  • Personal Standards and Practice
  • Hygiene
  • Effective Communication with Clients
  • Business Promotion
  • Preparation of the Work Area
  • Health & Safety Legislations
  • Insurance
  • Being effective at Work
  • Promoting Products & Services
  • Retail Specific Legislation
  • Reception Duties
  • Taking Payments & Methods
  • Structure of the Nail
  • Bones & the Muscular System
  • Skin Types & Skin Structure
  • The Lymphatic System
  • Skin Diseases / Disorders
  • Nail Diseases
  • Nail Disorders
  • Introduction to Sculpturing
  • Application of Acrylic Sculpture
  • Application of Gel Sculpture
  • Removal of Acrylic/Gel Sculpture
  • Maintenance of Acrylic/Gel Sculpture
Extra info

Course duration

Once enrolled, students can start at any time and have as much time as you need to complete the course.


With each unit, you will have an online video to watch through. After you have watched through the video, there will be a multiple-choice quiz for you to complete. Once you have completed the questions with the pass mark, the next unit will become available for you to study.

You can take the multiple-choice questions as many times as you need and support from your tutor is given.

You will also be required to upload evidence of your work in the form of an online workbook. This will involve uploading images of your work before and after which will be reviewed by your tutor. Your tutor will then give you detailed feedback and include areas you can improve on in order to pass the course.

Study method

You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be sent online, so receiving your materials is easy. Your assignments are submitted online.

Course outcome

Once you have passed the course, your Diploma Certificate will be available for download via the portal and stored for you. You have lifetime access to the portal so you can return at any time using your tutorials and eBooks as a reference. This course is accredited by IPHM (International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine).

You will also be eligible to apply for professional insurance through Radius Insurance, INSYNC plus selected others, meaning you will be able to legally offer these services to clients.

Included in the professional kit (optional)

  • Perfect Fit Forms
  • 200ml Hand Sanitising Spray
  • Zebra Curved File
  • White Block
  • 200 Lint free wipes
  • 125ml Acetone
  • 15ml Kaeso Juicy Drops
  • Red Sable No 7 Acrylic Brush
  • Nylon Gel Brush
  • Glass Dappen dish with lid
  • 14 ml IBD Power bond (needed for IBD Builder Gel)
  • Builder Clear
  • Builder Intense white
  • Builder Pink
  • Acrylic Liquid 30ml
  • Mega Bond 7ml
  • Acrylic Powder in clear,pink,white,cover pink,cover peach,blush pink


You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

You may start at any time and have as long as you need to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

• Dedicated student support
• Assignment marking and feedback
• FREE CV critique service
• FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
• FREE XO Student Discounts card

No. We will issue certification based on your online coursework alone.

If you don’t add on the kit, you will need to buy the products in the kit needed to complete the course.

That's not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Adviser Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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