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The Nail Technician - Part time

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The Nail Technician - Part time

We are working remotely and are available to support you with any queries you have - please email Brandon at or call him on 01-8920035.

Our academic delivery teams are all also working remotely and are supporting our students to continue with their studies or to get started for those just commencing their learning journey.  This course is available to start immediately and involves a mix of online learning and workshops. The workshops can be attended by online webinar, with one to one tutor support available throughout your learning journey. We will return to deliver the workshops by contact tuition once the current restrictions on social contact have been lifted.

The developments in nail products and ensuing surge in popularity of nail bars has created a real opportunity to build a career as a skilled nail technician. Opportunities include working in a salon, in one of the many nail bars or setting up as a mobile nail technician building a loyal personal client base. This course enables learners to gain the necessary practical and theoretical skills to provide nail technology treatments including liquid, powder, gel and wraps and to maintain the care of the nails on the hands and feet including massage of those areas. This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 and over and is designed to provide occupational competence at level 3.

Our research is, that many graduates of this course, progress to open their mobile treatment service and that whilst they learn the knowledge and skills to deliver treatments, setting-up a business requires different skills and a different type of support. For many years Portobello Institute has been supporting graduates, from all sectors to open their own business. We are delighted to offer this unique "Start Your Own Business"  support to participants on this programme through our seminar series.

ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology

Entry is by direct application to Portobello Institute

Two evenings per week for 12 weeks from 6.30 - 9.30pm or 2 days per week for a 6 week period.

Manicure & Pedicure

  • Care of the nails on the hand including hand massage and application of polish
  • Care of the nails on the feet including foot massage and application of polish

Nail Technology

  • Applying and maintaining nail enhancements – liquid and powder, gel and wraps


Course price is €1249

ITEC Exam fee: €275

Materials: approx €300 includes lamp for nail technology treatments

Easy Payment Plan

Deposit of 40% = €500

Balance in to 2 instalments of €422 due 10th of the month after the course starts.  Payments can be made by credit/debit card, electronic fund transfer or in person to our offices.

Instalment fee  payable - €95 spread across 2 instalment payments, included in figures detailed above. Total Repayable - €1249.

Read our Terms of Enrolment here for more information about payment arrangements

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