Professional Pedicure Diploma

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Course Summary

Course details: Professional Pedicure Diploma course (24 CPD points)

Prerequisites: None

Qualification: Nailchemy Academy Diploma.  This Beauty Guild Accredited qualification will enable you to obtain public liability insurance upon successful completion of the course.

Course Cost: £200.00 - £80.00 non refundable deposit to be paid upon booking. The remaining balance of £120.00 is to be paid direct to your educator. All course deposits quoted exclude VAT. 

Course duration:

  • 8 hours of self-study time.
  • 2-day tutor lead practical training. The Practical training days will consist of dedicated tutor time on the theory aspect of the course and a knowledge assessment based on self-study theory learning along with a chance to learn the required techniques and perform treatments.

Please note that the number of theory hours required to complete this course as stated above is provided as a guideline only. The actual number of theory hours required will vary depending on the speed at which you learn.
Course Contents:

  • 1 x Professional Pedicure Diploma - Student Course Manual

Dates:  If you don't see a suitable date available for the course you want, then email us with your requirements and we will do what we can to accommodate your request. Please book early to avoid disappointment. We can also provide private lessons, please contact us for more details on this.

Venues: See drop down menu for dates and locations

Please see our Course Terms & Conditions for further details about course payments.

What is a Pedicure?

The word "Pedicure" comes from the Latin "Ped" meaning foot and "Cura" meaning cure. Throughout history nail care/ foot care has always been prominent across many cultures. Pedicures have become a very popular treatment in the beauty industry and through this course, you will learn how to provide an industry-standard pedicure treatment.

During our pedicure course you will learn at:

  • Anatomy, physiology and pathologies relating to a pedicure treatment.
  • Hard skin removal.
  • Correct toenail cutting procedures.
  • Massage.
  • Application of lotions and creams to aid in good foot care.
  • Nail painting techniques.
  • Health and hygiene of all aspects of the treatment.
  • Basic, medium and luxury pedicure treatments.
  • Laws and regulations relative to the treatment
  • Identifying contra-actions and contraindications relative to a pedicure treatment.
  • Professional consultation techniques
  • Professional aftercare advice
What are the benefits of a Pedicure?

There are many benefits to a pedicure treatment, these include:

  •  Reduced pain and aches caused by being on your feet for long periods of time.
  • Improved appearance of the feet and nails.
  • Reductions of hard skin build-up.
  • Improved circulation and lymphatic drainage.
  • Relaxing for the client.
  • Regular treatments can reduce the chance of foot disease.
  • Hydrates the skin reducing the chance of cracked heels.
  • Can loosen stiff joints through the use of massage.
  • Can re-hydrate the skin through the use of oil, lotions and creams.

Benefits of our diploma courses, they are accredited with The Beauty Guild and offer:

  • Home study of the theory section of the course.
  • Quality practical training.
  • Great learning experience.
  • No previous industry experience needed.
  • Support from our tutors throughout the course.
  • Accredited by the Beauty Guild allowing you to practice professionally.
  • If you are attending one of our private one-to-one session you will receive the treatment yourself so that you will know what the treatment feels like.
  • High CPD points gained with all our courses.
  • Highly experienced tutors who are dedicated to their therapies.
  • Comprehensive course manuals.

What do I need to bring to the practical training day?

  • Your training manual.
  • Your model.
  • A packed lunch and a drink, although if you are training at Nailchemy HQ, then there are refreshments available and shops nearby.

Course theory and practical

After you have completed the theory section of the course and answered the evaluation questions you need to ensure you bring these with you on the practical training day and give them to your tutor for marking.

At the practical session, you will work through a whole treatment session from set-up to aftercare and be assessed on your work. If you pass the course your certificate will be sent to you from our head office with 14 days of completing your course and you will be able to gain insurance with The Beauty Guild and other insurance providers that accept Beauty Guild Accredited certificates.

What do I need to do next?

If you would like to enrol onto one of our courses:

  • Add the course to your basket and checkout to make your deposit payment.
  • We will then be in touch with you via email to confirm your course and to arrange dates etc. The remaining balance of £120.00 is to be paid direct to your educator. 
  • You will need to complete our course application form (attached to your confirmation email) so that we can enrol you onto your chosen course.
  • Once enrolled we will be in touch to confirm the course date/time and to request final payment for the course.
  • You can still contact us via e-mail: or phone us directly on 01278 459066 to discuss any of our courses.

Please read Course Terms & Conditions before making a booking. Once you have booked the course you have agreed to the course terms and conditions. 

What happens on the day of the practical training?

On the day of your practical training, you will need to attend one of our venues where you will be taught all the techniques required for this therapy. Our classes are friendly and very informative. You will need to bring a model with you to work on. Your client will need to have a consultation carried out before the training to ensure they do not have any contra-indications.

What happens if I Fail the course? 

If you do fail the course based on your practical assessment you can choose to re-sit the assessment within 2 weeks of your initial assessment date. There is a re-sit fee of £30 per hour to be paid direct to your tutor. 

Further details about our courses:

  • You will need to bring a model with you.
  • Our teacher will guide you slowly through each step of the course in detail.
  • Class sizes are small so you get more individual attention from your tutor.

What happens after the course?

Once you are a fully qualified practitioner and you have gained the correct insurance we suggest.

  • You practice your therapy techniques upon family and friends until you become confident enough to take on your first client.
  • You can contact us if you have any questions by e-mail at
  • You can also return to us for practical refresher sessions or advanced workshops along with other skill-building courses.