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Nail Technology (Level 3 Certificate) - Part-time

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Course outline

If you enjoy creating innovative and exciting nail art , this course is for you.
This course is sure to get your creative juices flowing. It will encourage you to experiment and explore the latest nail art methods and technology using the College’s state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

Whether you imagine yourself working in a busy salon, health farm, cruise liner, or becoming your own boss with your own business, this course will equip you with the relevant skills and experience to kick start your career.

The College has an established commercial nail bar on campus with real paying customers so you can brush up on your customer service skills as well as gain invaluable on-the-job experience.

Did you know that in Nottingham you can expect to earn up to £20k in this sector, and up to 32k if you manage your own salon? 

Students will study the following units as part of this course: 

  •  Follow health and safety in the salon 
  • Working in beauty related industries 
  • Client care and communication 
  • Promote products and services to clients 3 nail systems

All units have an assignment to complete, to assess knowledge and understanding. Students use the knowledge delivered in the sessions to complete the assignments at home and then hand in to the tutor at set weeks throughout the course. Students build practical skills in client care/consultation, health and safety (related to nail treatments), application of all 3 nail systems (gel, acrylic, fiberglass). They build these skills by working on each other, then, when ready, bring in a client to be assessed on (assessments are graded pass, merit and distinction).

Next steps

Contact New College Nottingham on (0115) 9100 100 for an application form or apply online here.

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Level 3 Certificate Nail Technology


29 weeks

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

You'll need:

  • 5 GCSEs at Grade 9-4 (A*-C), including English Language and Maths at Grade 9-4 (A*-C) NOTE: Functional Skills Level 2 can be used as equivalent to GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C); or
  • Relevant Level 2 vocational qualification plus English Language and Maths at GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C). 

You will be Interviewed and will have a trade test and English assessment.

Teaching & assessment

You will be assessed through a combination of practical observations, assignments and portfolio.

  • Diploma Level 2 Beauty Therapy or Hairdressing
  • Diploma Level 3 Beauty Therapy or Hairdressing

How to apply 

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