Faculty of
Retail & Commercial



  • Title: Nails
  • Code: S0838A
  • Level: Level 3
  • Length: 1 Year(s)
  • Term: Part Time Released
  • Faculty: Retail & Commercial
  • Manicurist
  • Nail technician
  • Specialist nail technician (acrylic nails, gel nails)
  • Nail artist
  • Retail

A student loan is available to apply for learners who are 19 plus.

  • Unit 301 Working with colleagues within beauty related industries
  • Unit 302 Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon
  •  Unit 303 Client care and communication in beauty related industries
  • Unit 304 Promote and sell products and services
  • Unit 212 Create an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector (photo shoot)
  • Unit 320 Enhance nails using electrical files
  • Unit 334 Nail enhancements and advanced hand and nail art
  • Unit 213 Display stock and promote sales in the salon
  • Unit 328 Airbrush design for nails
  • Unit 329 Design and apply nail art
  • Unit 314 Apply and Maintain Nail Enhancements (gel and acrylic)

No Formal Entry Requirements
Aattend the college open day.
  • Independent learning
  • Practical observation
  • Online testing
  • Assignments
  • Oral questioning
  • Client documentation
  • Portfolio evidence
  • Presentations

    • Level 3 Beauty Full time or apprenticeship
    • Level 2 Hairdressing
    • Level 2 Fashion and photographic make up


    • Level 2 Beauty Therapy (desirable)
    • Level 2 Nail services (desirable)

    This qualification is designed to advance your basic skills and prepare you for employment in the nail industry.  The course includes all knowledge and understanding on the nail systems acrylic and gel, including application techniques,  maintenance and advanced nail art.

    Realistic working salon environments

    Level 2 Make up

    Level 2 Retail

    level 2 Hairdressing

    level 3 Beauty therapy

    Study Programme

    All students at Oldham College will participate in a personalised study programme that will maximise your potential and enable you to progress onto employment, apprenticeships or higher education.

    This means you will:

    • Study a core qualification in a vocational discipline and continue to develop your English and Maths skills through functional skills, GCSE resits and the option of Level 3 qualifications
    • Participate in meaningful work experience
    • Enjoy a range of enrichment opportunities e.g. basketball, archery, skiing and sign language
    • Take part in dedicated tutorial sessions to review your progress and development

    Visit: www.oldham.ac.uk or Call: 0161 785 4000