Manicure and Pedicure


30 Lessons. Tuition fee R3000 & Kit R2950 = R5950. Lecture notes. Video material. Online Support. Assignment brief. Two-day workshop to assess practical skills on a date and time arranged by the student according to a pre-set roster at either our Stellenbosch or Pretoria campuses. Certificate of successful completion.

SKU: MPC1 Category:

Manicure and Pedicure Course


It is the ideal course to kick-start your career in the beauty industry, as an important pre-requisite for nail enhancement courses. Equip you with the theoretical and practical skills required to not only provide exceptional services, but also create memorable client experiences that will set you apart from your competition to ensure repeat business.
Who should do this course?
Anyone who want to provide Express, Classic and Spa Manicure and Pedicure services to clients.
Topics covered

  • Anatomy and Physiology
    Functions, structure and formation of the nail. Nail disorders, disease and skin conditions. Anatomy and Physiology of the lower arm, hand and foot. Conditions due to functional disorders of the sweat gland. Conditions due to bacterial, fungal and viral infections. Conditions due to mechanical stress and Ingrown toenails.
  • Somatology
    Introduction to nail shape and length, problematic nail shapes, manicure techniques, Indications and contra-indications to a manicure and Pedicure. Specialist treatment and introduction to nail enhancements.
  • Cosmetic Science
    Products used in manicuring and nail enhancements – Allergic reactions.
  • Business Practice
    Qualities of a therapist, home Care Advice and nail enhancements – general points.

Admission criteria
National Senior Certificate or at the discretion of the Academic Board.
Theoretical component:
Asynchronous learning which happens on your schedule online. Receive your 30 lessons in lecture notes, pre-recorded video material and complete an assignment after each lesson. Video presentations of the practical work will be required to complete the course.

Contact sessions:
After successful completion of the online theory section you will be required to attend a two-day workshop to assess your practical skills. Date and time to be arranged by the student according to a pre-set roster.