Module 1 - Introduction


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The course content is written, where possible, in line with VRQ / international standards regardless of the level of qualification. You may receive a number of modules to make up the criteria required to gain the correct amount of knowledge in this subject.


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Hello and welcome to the course.

Firstly, I would like to introduce myself. I am Karen Ashton and I have been working in the industry since 2003! In 2007 I qualified as a further education teacher and set up my own training school - Holistic Therapies Training. Teaching is my absolute passion, and so far on my journey, I have become an author, a podcaster, a blogger, and a vlogger. Phew :-)

I am not going to ramble on about myself but will pop in some links here so you can find out more about us in your own time if you want to.

But primarily this is to show you that you are in safe hands and that we have experience which we will look forward to passing onto you :-)

We are excited to be on this journey with you.

Karen xxx



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Welcome to the acrylic nail enhancement accredited course.

As part of this course, you are required to attend a three day practical training session.

During this course, you will learn:

Acrylic nail application with tips, and sculpted forms, Infills, Maintenance & Removal.

On completion of the course and submission of your case studies, you will be awarded an accredited Holistic Therapies Training Diploma.

Throughout some of the modules, you will come across this image, where it will ask you to complete a task.

This is a good practice task to get your business working in an optimal professional way! You do not need to send it to us, but are there to give you some tips and ways to improve on your working practices and to prepare you for completing your case studies.