Nail Services Level 2 Diploma

Course Overview

If you are considering a career in the nail industry, it is essential to have the correct training. This ensures that your clients receive good service using appropriate health and safety procedures. This course offers you the skills required to work as a Nail Technician to Level 2 Standard. You will receive training in manicure, pedicure, nail art, nails and artificial structures. In addition, you will learn about working in the industry, business practices, monitoring and maintaining stock levels.

Course Requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade 3 including English or Maths at Grade 3.
Successful interview with a Beauty and Nail Expert.

Course Skills & Benefits

This qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as a nail technician including: the application and maintenance of nail enhancements to create a natural finish, nail art services, providing manicure and pedicure treatments, fulfilling salon reception duties, promoting additional products and services to clients and effectiveness at work. All units in this qualification are mandatory.

This qualification is for anyone seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed nail technician. This qualification is based on the nail services required by industry. It is recognised by the UK's leading professional bodies (The British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) and the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT)) as being fit for purpose for preparing you for a career as a junior nail technician.

Mandatory Units

Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety
Fulfil salon reception duties
Promote additional services or products to clients
Develop and maintain effectiveness at work
Provide pedicure services
Provide manicure services
Carry out nail art services and apply and maintain nail enhancements to create a natural finish

Course Progression

Level 3 Diploma in Nail Services
Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques
Level 2 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing
Level 2 Diploma in Barbering
Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Media Make-Up Studies

Career Options

Career opportunities exist in a variety of contexts as a junior nail technician, including:
- Commercial nail salon
- Retail concession 'nail bar'
- Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings

Course Assessment

As part of this qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm the knowledge, understanding and skills that you have learnt. It may be in electronic or paper format.
Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms:
• Observed work
• Witness statements
• Audio-visual media
• Evidence of prior learning or attainment
• Written questions
• Oral questions
• Assignments
• Case studies

Course Finance

This course free for 16 – 18 students.
Please contact the Student Services team to discuss any bursaries available to you.
If you are outside this age group please contact the college for further information.
There is a Kit and Uniform that must be purchased within the first 6 weeks of your course. Please discuss this with a Hair and Beauty Expert on your interview.

Course Additional Information

Full-time