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Level 2 Certificate in Nail Technology

This course is suitable for those who wish to gain the VTCT level 2 Award in Nail Technology. You will expand your existing nail art knowledge by developing an understanding of how to effectively use UV gel, liquid and powered nail systems.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This course will start in September for 1 evening per week, 5.30pm - 8.30pm and will take one year to complete.

What will I study?

You will be taught by industry professionals and you will be based in the College's fully equipped, commercial beauty salon, The Lounge. You will learn the theory behind the practices you explore and you will be provided with the confidence needed to launch your career in Beauty Therapy. In this course the following areas will be covered:

  • Importance of following Health and Safety practices
  • How to provide manicure treatments and nail art
  • Providing and maintaining nail enhancement
  • Delivering effective client care and communication

You will expand your existing nail art knowledge by understanding how to effectively use UV gel, liquid and powered nail systems as well as providing and maintaining nail enhancement.

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed by practical observation, written assignments and examination.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have four GCSEs at grade 3 (equivalent to grade D) or above, including English and maths.

English and maths forms an important part of your future, ensuring you achieve the best success in your chosen career. As part of your study programme, you will work towards achieving your qualifications in English and maths.

What are the course fees?

Course fees are dependent on your personal circumstances and you may be eligible for funding to cover course fees.

If you are aged 19 - 23 and this is your first full level 2 qualification, 100% of your course fees will be covered. More information can be provided upon application.

For more information on the financial support that may be available, please click here.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will have the opportunity to progress onto the level 3 Diploma in Nail Technologies.

Ref: Ann Ford



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Why study Beauty, Nails, Makeup and Spa Therapies with us?

Enrichment Activities

Enhance your skills with enrichment activities such as ear piercing and casualty makeup.

Extensive Courses

We have a diverse range of courses with excellent progression opportunities.

Experienced Tutors

Tutors have industry experience and a passion for the subjects they teach. 

Industry Competitions

Stand out from the crowd with prestigious competitions such as WorldSkills and AHT.

Creative Environment

Develop your creativity and skills in our modern, commercial beauty salon and spa, The Lounge. 

Latest Brands

You will work with the latest salon brands such as Dermalogica, MAC and Star Nail.