If you are looking for a new career or to make something more from a hobby, you will probably be put off by several things – one might be that thought of attending college or a being in a classroom.
You may assume you have to attend a course in this way because the skills you are wanting to learn are practical.
And this surely means sitting in a classroom or workshop and have someone show you how it’s done.
The importance of learning new skills
From CPR to changing a tyre, the more skills we have, the more we are able to do for ourselves.
This means we rely less on ‘specialists’ which can make repairing and maintaining everything from your car to your home less expensive and time-consuming.
And then there are our natural skills and abilities. Have you noticed how some people are artistic and naturally talented at cooking, writing or photography? These are great skills to have and thus, having a natural ability too can mean they become skills you can ‘sell’ to other people.
Nail art, manicures, pedicures and other nail services are in demand and thus, if you have a natural ability, a creative flair and skill at doing your own nails, you may have fleetingly thought about offering your services to other people.
You may have not taken this thought further, assuming that your skills and abilities wouldn’t be good enough, neither would you be confident dealing with other people and then surely, you will need to be registered, qualified and insured to offer such services – and you doubt that people would entertain your services twice if you were only ‘self-taught’.
And the thought of taking a class, having to go to college for a set time and so on is simply too much. For example, you would have to find – and pay – a baby sitter… the excuses and obstacles just keep on coming.
There is an alternative – studying at home and yes, you can learn a new skill at home, without the need for an instructor standing over you, showing you what needs doing, when and why.
The benefits of home study
- Own place, own time, own pace
If nothing else, you get to study the art of nail work in the comfort of your own home, at a time that suits you and, more importantly, at your own pace. You may feel you need to go over a certain skill a few times before you move on to the next or there may be some parts of it that you fly through. The point is, there is no class waiting for you, neither do you have to wait for others to ‘catch up’. You learn in your own style.
- Everything included
With our nail courses, you get everything you need included in the price of the course. You may see other courses advertised that are ‘cheaper’, only to find that before you can start, you need to invest more money in the right kit. So from nail tips to cuticle oil, you have everything you need to get you through your course. All you need are some willing guinea pigs on which to try out your new skills and we doubt you will have a shortage of those…
- Watch and try
Most practical courses are DVD based or with online tutorials. You watch the video or snippet, stopping and starting as you want, and when you feel confident, you can have a go, either practicing on yourself or borrowing the hands and nails of others.
When you have completed the course, you have a qualification which shows potential clients you can operate safely, understand how chemicals can interact and how they work, the basics of good nail care and so on.
For many people seeking nail technicians and their services, it is a matter of trust and knowing that the person can deliver the service they say they can.
If you want to learn more about how to become a nail technician then follow the steps detailed in our step by step guide.
If you are offering a service and charging for it, it pays to be insured with public liability insurance. As part of this process, you will need to show the insurer how qualified and skilled you are. In other words, they will want to know that you are qualified and may have some basic qualifications standards.
Costing only a few pounds a month, insurance is worthwhile investment because it protects you and your clients in the event that something does go awry.
Enrolling is simple!
We have a range of online Beautician Courses that will see you enhance your current skill set and be able to offer all kinds of services, from nail art to gel nails, acrylic nails and more. Check out each course, deciding which one fits your current skill level and enrol by opting to either pay in one lump sum or as part of our payment scheme.
Everything will arrive via mail in next to no time, and you can start on a potential new career in a thriving industry!