This qualification is about providing manicure services to clients. It covers consulting with the client, recognising any contra-indications, preparing for the service and producing a service plan. It also covers filing and buffing the nails, using skin and cuticle treatments, massaging the hand and lower arm and providing a suitable nail finish. To carry out this qualification you will need to maintain effective health, safety and hygiene throughout your work. You will also need to maintain your personal appearance and good communication with the client. The main outcomes of the qualification are: 1. Maintain safe and effective methods of working when providing manicure services 2. Consult, plan and prepare for the manicure service 3. Carry out manicure services 4. Provide aftercare advice.