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Level 2 Certificate in Nail Technology (Adult Course)

This course is suitable for students aged 19 and over.

If you are looking to embark on a career as a Nail Technician, working either in a salon or nail bar, this qualification is designed to equip you with the knowledge, practical skills and industry-required qualification to be able do this with confidence.

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

This course will start in September and will take one year to complete. You will attend College on a Tuesday evening, from 5.30pm - 8.00pm.

This course will take place at St Helens College, Town Centre Campus, St Helens, WA10 1PP.

What will I study?

This course covers the following:

  • The importance of following Health and Safety practices
  • The importance of safe working practices for sanitisation/sterilisation
  • Providing effective client care and communication
  • Provide manicure treatments including luxury elements
  • Apply and maintain acrylic nail enhancements
  • Provide nail art services
  • Anatomy and Physiology in detail (including skin and nail structure)

You will study alongside like-minded people in classes delivered by friendly supportive tutors.

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed by practical observation, written assignments and complete online examinations.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You do not need any prior experience or formal qualifications to join this course, however a keen interest in to the industry is essential.

What are the course fees?

The course fee is £362. You may be eligible for funding depending on your personal circumstances and subject to a fee assessment during the enrolment process. For further details, visit our dedicated Adult Financial support page.

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

Upon successful completion of this course, you could have the opportunity to progress on to the level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology.

Are you ready to apply?

Are you

ready to apply?

Simply fill in our online form here.

However, if you still have questions in relation to this course and wish to receive further information, please submit your enquiry here.

Please note, we have taken our utmost care to describe and show course information as accurately as possible. St Helens College reserves the right to amend, remove and add courses in the future. This information cannot be considered contractual and advertised course fees are subject to change.

Ref: Ann Ford



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“Learning about a variety of beauty treatments and taking part in a work placement, has given me the confidence to secure a part-time position in a local salon.”

Sophie, Level 2 Diploma

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