ibd Artificial Nail Course


This course offers a balance between the theory and practical application skills, with
plenty of time in between each day for you to practice. This ensures you get the best from each day spent with your educator and helps make the transition through from novice to nail tech. You can choose to learn either with acrylic or hard gel.

What will I learn?

Theory and demonstrations:

  • Nail preparation
  • Tip application
  • Features and benefits of different systems
  • Health, safety and hygiene
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Treatable and untreatable conditions
  • Client consultation
  • Product chemistry
  • Correct use of tools
  • Maintenance
  • Removal
  • Filing and buffing


  • Nail preparation
  • Tip application
  • Tip blending
  • Product application
  • Filing and buffing
  • Hygiene
  • Removal
  • Infill and rebalance

What will I receive?

  • ibd acrylic or hard gel certificate
  • ibd training manual

How long will it take?

  • Full day 10-4pm
  • Practical time at home
  • Qualifications needed to attend this course
  • Manicure qualification

A kit in your chosen system must be purchased to attend the course.