Nail Art Course
The UK's top nail educator Jacqui Jefford is joined by multiple competition winner Kirsty Meakin. The step-by-step instruction follows the NVQ curriculum so you'll come away with a solid foundation and a worthwhile qualification.
This is a Home Learn Course, you don't need to go to college or classroom - no previous experience or qualifications required
- It contains everything you need to become a Qualified Nail Art Technician.
- You watch nearly 2 hours of lessons on the DVD with Jacqui Jefford as your Personal tutor.
- You create your designs on the The Nail Trainer practice hand and save your nails on the special progress cards.
- On completing your Nail Art Course;
- You send your finished nails to us for assessment.
- If you have reached the required pass mark we then issue you with your Nail Technician Certification.
*The Qualification/Certification that you receive is issued by the Essential Nails Institute and is nationally recognised within the nail industry. What this means is that you will be able to gain your professional indemnity insurance with our certificate. This insurance will cover you to work from home, mobile or in a salon.
Passing the course, entitles you to automatic membership of 'Aspire', our club for qualified Nail Technicians. Aspire members enjoy 20% discount on Professional Nail Products, access to business help and special offers.
See essentialnails.com/aspire for more information.
*Omitted in the conversion course.
10% discount when you pay in full (Enter Promo Code EN10).
Click here to download our Price List PDF.
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We are pleased to offer a stage payment option on all of our Nail Courses, we call this "Easy Learn, Easy Earn". Many of our students spread the cost over several months, it's easy, quick and you can start your course in a matter of days.
We can advise on all of the available monthly options over the phone (01440 820 999) or on Live Chat.
We are available:
8am - 9pm - Monday to Thursday
9am - 6pm - Friday
Student Support is available on Saturday - 10am - 5pm via Email, Live Chat and Facebook.
You can enrol on a Course right away online and can pay monthly by selecting the Easy Pay option at the online checkout.
Jessica Farrar , Wakefield
This course is great ! The help and support that the essential nails team give is excellent ! I passed with 100% distinction :)
Sara , Essex
Passed this course with 100% distinction. YAY! Really enjoyed it. moving on to the other course very soon. Cant wait to get stuck in . Would definitely recommend it.
Lindsay Johnson , Essex
I had so much fun with this course! I passed with 100% distinction and was so happy! You are supplied with everything you need in big quantities so you don't need to worry about buying anything. Thank you EN x
Donna , Aberdeen
Have passed this course with 100% distinction. Really enjoyed it. Was great learning how to use the tools and products correctly. Would definitely recommend it.
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Kaylz , Scotland
I have just finished this course which I absolutely loved! I have now taken on the Tokyo course because I loved it that much! The DVD was so easy to follow and will be taken more course!
sarah , durham
I love this course and it so easy to follow the DVD I will be doing more courses once I have finished this one :)
The best thing I ever did :)
Cheryl Kneebone , Truro Cornwall
I would fully recommend this course, this is my first course with EN and I have loved every min of it. EN are always there if you get stuck and their support is invaluable. I have never done anything like this before but I am totally hooked now. I have just received my certificate in the post and was so excited and thrilled with my 100% pass and distinction. I have now just started the master tech freehand nail art and am still getting the same buzz. Thank you EN for all your support and for the brilliant courses.
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Terri , westmeath
I would highly recommend this fabulous course . The essential nails team is 100% supportive whether it be by email or facebook . The stokes used are a great starting block and builds up confidence for more advanced nail art . also improves your polish technique . Money well spent
So much fun!
Savannah , Lancing, West Sussex
This is my first course that I've completed with EN. I passed with flying colours and I'm itching to do more! Thankyou to Sarah and all the staff at EN for your endless support.
Bev , London
I recommend this course to everyone who is interested in nail art, even if you feel you cannot draw, (like me). I am so happy I took this as I am now the proud owner of a Distinction. I am no where near as good as Jacqui and Kirsty but getting my certificate makes me want to do more. Thank you for the time and effort in making the video and making this possible for me. I look forward to getting my next pass (Distinction)
Fiona Ferguson , Orpington, kent
This course was brilliant, I passed with100% distinction very happy :) enjoyed every minute of this nail art course. Would recommend anybody.
lorraine watts , Rushden
This is a fantastic course, I enjoyed every minute highly recommend this course to anyone that is wanting to learn the basics in nail art!!
jenna , scotland
This was a really great course to do, to learn the techniques and designs of nail art.
it makes so easy...
maria tseva , Stockholm, Sweden
i love this course, when i bought it i had no idea about nail art! it explains everything and it makes it so easy! i love nail art and this course is a big help!
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jennifer clayton , blackpool
started this course two weeks ago and i think it is fabulous i am not ver artistic but doing these steps from the dvd i feel more confident xxx
Absolutely Fab :)
Michelle Samuel , Darlaston, West Midlands
This course is fab, it has really easy to understand DVD and its so enjoyable learning all the techniques and there is always so much help if you get stuck with anything. I didn't know the 1st thing about nails but now i am enjoying more courses with essential nails :) love this course and love the site :) 10 out 10 for sure :)
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laura pote , looe
This was the first course i started just wanted to see if i had a flare at it,and i did!!! i loved every minute of the course jackie and kristy are brill!! once youve learnt the techs u can do anything,they have taught me so much that iam going on every course i can!!! so thankyou so much essential nails ur brill!!!!! and good luck to u all x
Faye Dooley , Ireland
This course was brilliant. Im not a great artist but the techniques are so easy to learn to create gorgeous nails. I got really hooked on creating my own nail designs.
Aeris Gifford , Devon
this course is amazing, easy to understand and do. The instruction DVD is easy to use and you don't have to be an amazing artist to be able to achieve amazing looking nail art. The service and support is amazing and staff are friendly and easy to talk to, not to mention extremely helpful and professional. All in all an amazing course. A Definite 10.
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Claire Luzny , Ipswich
Wow! Wow!! Wow!!! What a fantastic course, I loved every minute of it. I completed the course in 2 days, I just couldn't put it down. I am well and truly completely addicted to Nail Art. This course shows you how to do all those lovely designs you see that make you say 'Wow, I wish I could do that!' Really easy to follow instructions, thank you Jacqui and Kirsty for showing me the know how, and thank you to the rest of the team for the telephone support when I needed it. I am so pleased, I passed with a 100% mark and received a distinction :) You have to do this course, it's by no way easy and does require patience and practice but if you are the creative type, I am sure you will get great pleasure from it. It definitley teaches you all the basics you need to produce stunning artwork. Good luck and enjoy!
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TRACEY JAYNE BLAY , MANCHESTER
This is the 2nd course that I have done now with Essential Nails and my Nail Airbrushing Course is waiting for me to start it as my husband has bought it me for Xmas. I absolutely loved every minute of doing this course I must of watched the DVD about 50 times with Jackie and Kirsty showing you step by step how to create some fantastic designs. The 20 that Jackie shows you how to create are great fun to do and once you start you can't stop. It even teaches you Nail Piercing and attaching Nail Charms. The products that you receive with the course are of the highest quality and are easy to work with. I've just submitted my Nail Art Course Nails for marking today so Im really nervous as to whether I pass. I would definitely recommend this course to my friends, family and others. <3
victoria lavender , chester
Just recieved my certificate 100% distinction!!! i loveeeeeddd the course and i have already completed about 60 other nail art designs from using the products in my kit!! i love it! this is my forth course from essential nails and i cant find a fault on anything, but this course by far is my fave one ive done!!! thank u soooo much for all the support and products! loving creating new designs xx
Wow! Great Course!
Natalie R , Wiltshire
Wow, I have just received a phone call this morning and I have passed the Nail Art course with 100% Distinction! I am so pleased with this result and know that my work was so worth it! I loved working on the course, and it certainly kept me quiet (not many things can say that!) It was both fun and enjoyable and really sparked my Imagination, I have been playing around making my own designs even before the paint is dry on the course! A BIG thank you to everyone at EN, Sarah, Nicky, and Jax have all been immensely helpful and you are all fantastic! Thanks again EN!! Will be ordering my next course soon!
di martin , scarborough
i have just found out i passed my nail art course with 100% distinction, i have loved every single minute of this course and have already started trying out my own designs. the course is very challenging and teaches you all of what to need to about nail art. the nail trainer is a must even for after the course! the girls on the EN facebook group have supported me and still are throughout my courses and gave me the most helpful advice! this was my 2nd course with EN and am currently training in the gel course, have also just ordered the manicure and pedicure and the maintenance course.dont know what id have done without EN they are absolutley fantastic!
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Hilary P , Norfolk
hi all, just got my certificate back for nail art course and really pleased I got a distinction with 100%. I really enjoyed this course - love the variety and trying things out on such a small scale - must try out some more but would like a sculpting nail art course!!!! I did the airbrushing course a few years ago and got a distinction with 94% for that so I cannot praise essential nails enough. many many thanks for all the support.
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Dawn Jackson , Guernsey
I would just like to thank Sarah and the team at essential nails for this excellent course. I thoroughly enjoyed it and was thrilled to receive a telephone call from Sarah saying that I had passed the course with a distinction. I have already passed the acrylic course and am now thinking about doing another.Many thanks for your help and encouragement.
Mary , Kettering, Northants
This was a brilliant and fun course and opens up the imagination to do many other designs. It gives you the confidence to try out your own ideas. This was my second course and I find the DVD's and contents excellent value. The best part was getting a phone call to say I passed with Credit.
Amanda Black , Northern Ireland
I would just like to thank Essential Nails for the Nail art course that I have just completed. It was excellent, great fun, challenging and truly inspirational. Dvd is fantastic and just makes you want to learn more and more. The Nail art kit provides is all that you need to get you started and the Nail trainer is a must. The help from the friendly support team was second to none, always there to help with any enquiry. Fab work girls. Thanks to the excellent quality training and support that Essential Nails has provided me, I now feel confident enough to provide this service, knowing that my skills and ability are now up to a professional standard .. Well done Many thanks again, am looking forward to my next course
Tracey Wildman , Bedford
This was my forth course with essential nails. It was lots of fun and gives you lots of ideas and inspiration. The dvd is very easy to follow. The couse provides you with a good selection of nail goodies to get you started. I look forward to choosing my next course.
sue Prescott , South Wales
This was so much fun... the DVD and manual are easy to follow, and you are provided with great quality products. The test nails inspire your own ideas.. and lets face it, who doesnt want to play with glitter and flowers and actually get paid for it??? Thanks EN for my 100% pass mark...
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Lesley Gray , Malvern, Worcestershire.
My husband bought the course for my Christmas present it was the best present I got (some thing I really wanted for a change) I found the DVD very inspiring and excellent to work along with! When I open my kit, it was like opening a treasure chest full of lovely sparkling bits and bobs, I could not wait to get stuck in to it. In fact my Acrylic course work went untouched for a fortnight! I found nail art to be very addictive!!! Well done Essentialnails for putting together yet another great course. I have had nothing but 100% service from you all. Lesley Gray
Nail Art - Another great course. Great reference book with step by step guide & pictures & all the tools & equiptment you will need.
Nail Art This is the fourth course I have had from essentail nails. My first one was around 7 years ago and launched my carreer as a nail tech. Although I have a fair amount of experience and dabbled in nail art, this course has not only inspired me, it's shown me some new tecniques already. It is the extra tips and tecniques in these courses that give us techs the edge and confidence that I haven't found on other courses. So WELL DONE looks like you've done it agian!!!!!
i completed my nail art course within two weeks gaining a destinction certificate i loved doing the course and cant wait to try the airbrush once completion of fiberglass. will work through all the systems but amazing and fun
Leanne Hatherall , gloucestershire
This Course is GREAT very enjoyable, once i passed my fiberglass
Gemma Branton , Whittlesey
I would just like to say how fun this course is, i enjoyed it that much I cant get away from my nail station as i am now constantly adapting the ideas this course gave me. Any serious nail tech should take this course, i am soon to open up my own business thanks to essential nails with these fantastic courses. I intend to do them all =o).
This is the second course i've done by essential nails and I will do many many more as i plan to open a salon. The nail art course is thoroughly enjoyable with great tutorials on the DVD. Its amazing how something looking so intricate and complicated can be made so simple. No wonder Kirsty is a champ her work is totally stunning very inspiring!!!
i ordred my course last week, and have started today i am loveing doing the art nail course i love art and this is a great way to expresss that, i am looking forward to the other classes they offer
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i completed my course within two weeks gaining a destinction certificate i loved doing the course and cant wait to try the airbrush once completion of fiberglass. will work through all the systems but amazing and fun
A fantastic course. Everything is clearly explained. Thoroughly enjoyable. I loved it
I am very creative so when I saw this course, I could resist. You learn loads of techniques, you get to create lovely nail designs. I have already passed the airbrushing course with a distinction and I also passed this course with a distinction. I cannot wait to try out the sculptured acrylic course.
i'v ordered mine 2day can't wait to try it out...i'm also eager to do the manicure and pedicure courses which will be coming soon!!!
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I cannot wait to get my nail art course delivered it looks brilliant
This was the first course I chose and absolutly loved it. Passed first time now I'm going to do the acrylics. The telephone support is excellent.
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A brilliant course so far, 'Essential Nails - you have done it again' 10/10. If you are thinking of studying you have come to the right place and outstanding this course is, step by step, like all other course with this company Ordered my course on 23rd dec and arrived 24th dec, excellent delivery
You've done it again!
This is the fourth course I have had from essentail nails. My first one was around 7 years ago and launched my carreer as a nail tech. Although I have a fair amount of experience and dabbled in nail art, this course has not only inspired me, it's shown me some new tecniques already. It is the extra tips and tecniques in these courses that give us techs the edge and confidence that I haven't found on other courses. So WELL DONE looks like you've done it agian!!!!!
Another great course. Great reference book with step by step guide & pictures & all the tools & equiptment you will need.
another fantastic course. great book with step by step guide and pictures. this is a good reference to follow for producing the finished nail. help always available from the team. good range of products. cant wait for the manicure and pedicure course.