Nail Technology, Level 2

Courses starting September. Call 01539 814700 for details.

Do you enjoy practical and creative work? Have you ever thought about working within the nail industry? If the answer to these questions is yes, then this course is for you!

Nails services have expanded significantly over the past few years and clients are demanding more of their nail technician. Our highly specialised programme will provide you with the essential skills to become successful within this rewarding industry.

The VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Nail Technology (QCF) is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in how to provide and maintain nail enhancements and manicure treatments.

You will work alongside enthusiastic and experienced staff and use up-to-date facilities and equipment. The department runs a variety of trips throughout the year, for example, an overseas spa trip. Students also have the opportunity to complete in WorldSkills competitions.

This course will develop your customer care, retailing and team working skills. You will learn how to handle money, multi-task and use your own initiative.

This course usually takes place over 3 days.

All of our learners will be given support with their English and Maths skills where relevant to their main programme. Those students who have not yet achieved a ‘C’ grade at GCSE in these subjects will continue to work towards these important qualifications at a level suited to them.

This course will be part of a wider study programme, which may also include english & maths, work placement and additional studies.

Next: What will I learn?

What will I learn?

The course teaches intermediate nail techniques needed to enter the nail industry. The Level 2 Certificate in Nail technology is made up of 6 units including:

- Health and safety practice within the salon
- Client care and communication in beauty-related industries
- Manicure treatments
- Nail enhancement (Acrylic, tip and overlay) 
- Basic nail art

The course is a mix of practical and theory sessions delivered by qualified and experienced staff. The emphasis is towards practical development and there are more salon sessions than theory. Initially you will be working on members of your group and you will also be required to model for other students.

Next: Assessment

How will I be assessed?

There is no final examination but you will be continuously assessed using a range of methods including: observation of practical work, oral questions, assignments, online tests and portfolio evidence to demonstrate your understanding.

You will be required to undertake independent study outside the taught sessions and practice your skills. Practical skills will be taught with use of a hand trainer at first, and then you will progress onto working on members of your class for realistic practice.

You will be required to provide at least 4 outside models for your final assessments towards the end of your course.

Next: Career Opportunities?

Career Opportunities

Students may progress to a junior position within industry and/or progress to VRQ Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology.

Next: Entry requirements

Entry requirements

You should have a keen interest and motivation for the subject.

You will be required to purchase a salon uniform (approx. 50 pounds) and a kit (approx. 100 pounds) and text book for your personal use within classes. If the cost of these items would be a challenge and you live in a low income household/ or are in financial hardship, please ask Student Services about the financial support available.

Adult fees

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Please note: If you are an adult student you may be entitled to financial support to cover the cost of your course, dependent on your circumstances. Please contact Student Services on enquiries@kendal.ac.uk for details. More about Student Finance.

Next: Apply

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