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If you are interested in Nail Courses, Portobello Institute recommends that you begin with this one - the ITEC Certification in Manicure & Pedicure.

Once you have gained this qualification, you are eligible to study for further Nail Courses such as Nail Art and Nail Technician (Gel & Acrylic Nails).

The Manicure & Pedicure course gives you the knowledge that you need for Nail Therapies and the certification to take this skill to a higher level.

Qualifications Gained

  • ITEC Certificate in Manicure & Pedicure

Entry Requirements

Entry to this course is by direct application to the college. There are no previous academic requirements.

Class Sizes

We are committed to ensuring you gain the most, academically and personally, during your study time with Portobello.  To facilitate this, we limit our class sizes to a maximum of 14 students on part-time programmes. With these uniquely small classes, we create the environment for you get to know everyone in your group, you can then feel comfortable and confident to ask questions and our tutors have the time to attend to the needs of each and every student. Many of our students tell us of the lifelong friendships they have made during their study time with Portobello.

Assignment Support

We understand the challenge of completing assignments at third level, the new skills and the change in thinking sometimes needed to put on paper, all that you have learned. We offer our students the opportunity to submit a draft assignment for informal feedback before submitting the final version. We care about your success, we want you to achieve the best you can and we offer you the individual support to acquire the skills you need to communicate what you have learned whilst studying with Portobello Institute.


Course Structure

This is a part time course delivered 1 evening a week or 1 day a week

Course Content Modules

  1. Shaping, cuticle removal and the application of nail enamel
  2. Recognition of nail diseases and disorders
  3. Structure of the nail and skin
  4. Use of specialised nail treatments such as hot oil, paraffin wax, hand masks, thermal mittens and boots
  5. How to sanitize client's hands
  6. Understand products and tools such as emery boards, cuticle cream, hoof stick, pedicure rasp, buffing paste, etc
  7. How to file nails correctly according to shape
  8. Use of base coat, buffing, enamel and top coat

Manicure & Pedicure workshop

If you don't fancy doing the full ITEC award, we have a fantastic 1 day workshop in Manicure & Pedicure (Shape & Polish), see all the details here.


Can I do this course in conjunction with Nail Technician (Gel and Acrylic Nails)?

Yes - and it's a popular combination. We allow students to study these 2 courses simultaneously in order to save time - so you would study 2 evenings per week instead of one. Otherwise you would first have to get your ITEC Manicure & Pedicure Certificate before being allowed onto the Gel and Acrylic Nails course.

If I enroll for both courses, can I save money?

We frequently offer a money saving "combo courses" deal for doing both these courses at the one time.

Additional Course Costs

Please read Course Payment Information for full details as to when you will make these additional course payments.
•Itec registration fee: £95
•Materials: €100 approx


Name: ITEC Manicure & Pedicure Part time

Cost: 699 Euro

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Portobello Institute, Dublin 1
  • 28/03/18 - 16/05/18
  • Wed 9am - 2.30pm
Portobello Institute, Dublin 1
  • 22/05/18 – 21/08/18
  • Tues 6.30-9.30pm
Portobello Institute, Dublin 1
  • 19/07/18 - 23/08/18
  • Thurs 9.30 - 4.30pm

Additional Course Costs

Please read Course Payment Information for full details as to when you will make these additional course payments.

  • Exam Fee: £115
  • Materials: €100