Post Graduate Diploma in Oncology Hand, Nail and Foot Treatments

3 Day oncology manicure and pedicure course – Post Graduate Diploma in Hand, Nail and Foot Treatments
2 days manicure and pedicure for cancer patient’s independent learning
1 day with face-to-face manicure and pedicure for cancer patients (training with a tutor)
2 professional body’s accreditation (FHT and ThinkTree)

Please note that these dates may be subject to change, you are advised to wait for a direct confirmation email from us before making any travel or accommodation arrangements. 

Post Graduate Diploma – Accredited, certificated and insurable at no extra cost

At Jennifer Young Training School, our specialist training for spas, salons, therapists and nail technicians allows you to welcome those affected by cancer and be insured to do so.
The recognised experts in nail treatments for cancer patients, spa treatments, skincare for cancer patients and well-being for those affected by cancer, The Jennifer Young Training School provides full training and support.
Upon successful completion of your training you will not require medical consent in order to be able to provide manicures and pedicures for cancer patients. You will be insured to work hands on with cancer patients and those living beyond cancer, usually at no extra premium.
This 3 day oncology training course is available at one of our training venues across the UK (and in UAE and Asia).

Day 1 – Pre Course Learning, to be completed at a time of your choice prior to your practical cancer massage day
Your fully referenced, evidence-based 56 page pre-course learning workbook will be sent to you as soon as you confirm your oncology course booking.
You are asked to read and complete the workbook and bring it with you to your face-to-face oncology hand, nail and foot practical day with your tutor.
The cancer massage pre-course learning covers the following:

  • The biology of cancer
  • Main treatments for cancer and their side-effects
  • The biological mechanisms underlying the common side-effects of treatment for cancer
  • The ways in which the main treatments for cancer impact the disease and what can go wrong
  • The skincare and well-being products that are suitable when working with cancer patients
  • The natural and organic ingredients that may cause harm when used on those living with and beyond cancer
  • Beneficial ingredients in natural and organic skincare for cancer patients
  • Scalp care for cancer patients – you are likely to meet clients affected by cancer who are experiencing temporary hair loss

Day 2 Practical face-to face learning day with your expert tutor (venues available throughout the UK, UAE and Asia)
After welcomes, introductions and venue familiarisation the group will cover any concerns arising from the pre-course learning. Delegates are encouraged to ask questions about any matters relating to nail treatments for cancer patients or the wider field of oncology.
After the opening session when any and all issues can be discussed you will be given your fully referenced, evidence-based 43 page practical workbook.
The nail treatments for cancer patients workbook is designed to take all learning styles into account and is accessible to all. Accelerated learning techniques are used as standard during oncology courses with the Jennifer Young Training School.
You will cover:

  •  Evidence to support the many well-proven benefits of manicures for cancer patients. All of the references underpinning this knowledge are included in your workbook, allowing you to conduct further detailed research in any areas of particular interest.
  • The ways in which touch can be adapted to enable you to welcome all to enjoy your manicure for cancer patients, no matter what their condition or concerns
  • The main contraindications to touch for those living with and beyond cancer
  • Emotional impact of diagnosis and treatment
  • Personal impact of a cancer diagnosis
  • The language of cancer, its treatment and how to welcome your client
  • The hygiene standards required when working with cancer patients and how these differ from the standard taught during our entry level qualifications
  • Ways in which therapists can look after themselves as well as others, emotionally and physically
  • The products (massage oils, skincare and essential oil blends) that can be used
  • Physical adaptations and procedural adaptations are both covered
  • The language to use when liaising with an oncology healthcare team
  • The consent process
  • The requirements of the laws in place to protect the client and the therapist
  • The simple steps that can be taken to ensure compliance with relevant legislation
  • Mindful consultation and record keeping
  • A safe and effective oncology manicure routine that can be adapted to be offered to all, no matter what their condition or concern
  • Individual adaptations to the oncology manicure routine
  • Adaptation decision making
  • How to make a client comfortable
  • Aftercare
  • Home care
  • Standardised and recognised methods of collecting data to prove the effectiveness of your oncology manicure therapies

Day 3
3 nail treatments for cancer patient’s case studies are required to be submitted and marked before certification. Your case studies have to have been diagnosed with cancer in the past; they do not need to be actively in treatment for cancer but it fine to work with those who are.
Full support is given throughout the case study process and we will help you to find case studies in your area if you are unable to find some willing volunteers.


Do I need qualifications to join a course?

You are will be assessed both formally and informally throughout the oncology course. You are required to complete various workbooks and activities during Day 1 and Day 2. You are asked to submit your case studies for marking and you will be given an open book exam workbook which is also to be completed, submitted and marked before we can issue our accredited Post-Graduate Diploma in Oncology Hand, Nail and Foot Treatments.

We offer accredited certification upon successful completion of the oncology nail treatments course

Further support
All students are invited to our online learning area for students. This online learning resource is regularly updated and contains new evidence, references and findings. The field of beauty and holistic treatments for cancer patients is constantly evolving. It is our mission to make sure that you are the best therapist for cancer patients that you can be. We take our responsibilities very seriously and we will share any new learning and development with you. All students are welcome to contact us when we are needed.

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