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Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology (Technical)

In our busy salon, you will develop advanced skills and knowledge in preparation for entering the industry as a qualified Nail Technician.

Exploring a diverse range of nail enhancement treatments such as light cured gel, electric filing and nail art, you will create on-trend designs.

It is also important to understand the science behind these services, in order to accurately recommend the right treatments for a range of nail problems, which is why you will spend time identifying chemicals used in varnishes, solutions and enhancement treatments.

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

The course will start in September and will take one year to complete.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover the following units:

  • Design and apply nail art
  • Promote and sell products and services
  • Client care and communication
  • Health and safety in the salon
  • Airbrush design for nails
  • Provide manicure and pedicure treatments
  • Apply and maintain nail enhancements
  • Enhance nails using electric files

How is it assessed?

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

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have a relevant level 2 Beauty Therapy qualification or a level 2 Nail Technology qualification or equivalent.

Achieving a good standard of English and maths is a key requirement for many jobs, as well as for courses you may wish to progress on to. If you achieve below a grade 4 in your English and/or maths GCSEs at school, you will study it alongside your chosen course when you join us.

If you already have a grade 4 or above in English and/or maths but wish to achieve a higher grade, we can also support you to do this.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2020), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please visit our dedicated Financial Support page.

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

Once you have successfully completed this course, you may wish to develop your skills and knowledge within another area of beauty by progressing on to:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy
  • Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Media Makeup Studies
  • Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing Studies

Alternatively, you may wish to gain employment in the industry.

Additional Information

As part of this programme you are required to wear a uniform. There is also a kit required to complete your assessments which can be purchased from a recommended supplier. You may be eligible for financial support to cover these costs.

I'm interested in this course, what should I do next?

If you would like to submit an application to study this course, 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.

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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.”

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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.