Please select how you would like to attend your Nails course:
Pathway: Hair & Beauty
Available Study Options:
Apprenticeship, Full Time, Part Time Print
Learners on the Level 2 Certificate in Nail Treatments course will study theoretical aspects of the subject and apply these aspects to practical tasks.
Core topics include:
This course also includes college certificates in:
For learners who fall short of the Level 2 entry requirements, we offer an introduction to Beauty Therapy through a Skills & Employability pathway. This qualification is a support role within a commercial beauty environment and includes a variety of basic beauty skills such as facials, manicure & nail treatments and make up. This qualification will prepare learners for progression to Level 2 Beauty, Make-up and Nails.
The Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Nail Technology covers a wide range of skills and knowledge required for working in the nail technology industry.
Core topics include:
Work Experience is an essential part of all full-time study programmes. Learners complete a minimum 35 hours of experience in an industry-linked environment per academic year/qualification.
All Technical Qualifications are graded (Pass, Merit and Distinction and Distinction*) by an external end point assessment (EPA). This includes:
Milestone assessment points will track learner progress in preparation for the EPA, and include written tests and assignments, spoken questioning, practical skills demonstrations and a mock assessment.
Level 2 Nails and Level 3 Part-time
Continuous on-course assessment involves:
For Level 3 qualifications, ALL grade levels carry UCAS points to support progression to higher education.
The Level 2 Certificate in Nail Treatments is aimed at learners that are looking to start a career in the nail industry. Learners can progress into employment, onto an Apprenticeship, or further their studies by taking the Level 3 Nail Technologies - or other qualifications at Level 2 such as Beauty Therapy, to broaden their skills base and support employability.
The Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Nail Technology aims to provide a range of specialist technical practical skills and knowledge, which will equip you to seek employment or further training within the Nail industry.
Employment can be found in:
Opportunities for freelance work or self-employment are unlimited for motivated individuals.
Entry Level Courses :
Skills for Life & Work
No formal qualifications are required for this course, although evidence of personal progression from previous education establishments would be beneficial.
These courses are specifically designed for learners with a special educational need (SEND).
Skills & Employability
English & maths GCSE Grades G-U / 1 or English & maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3
Full Time ESOL
No formal qualification are required for this course, you will recieve an offer of a place subject to passing an assessment;
Full Time GCSE Re-sit Study Course
You will receive an offer of a place on the course subject to passing an assessment.
Full Time Level 1 Course
English & Maths GCSE Grades E-G/1- 2 or English & Maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3.
Full Time Level 2 Course
Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 including English and Maths or a vocational qualification Level 1 in the chosen subject, plus GCSE grade D/3 in both English and Maths.
English & Maths Functional Skills Level 1 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSEs.
Full time Level 3 Course
Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A-C/4-9 (including English and Maths) or a vocational qualification Level 2 in the chosen subject,
English & Maths Functional Skills Level 2 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSEs in some subject areas.
Minimum of 4 GCSE passes but English and Maths GCSE must be Grade 4 or above.
T levels in Science and Healthcare Science will also require a minimum of a grade 4 in a GCSE Science subject.
You can apply for this programme via the Apply Now button, at the top.
If this course area is available as an apprenticeship, this will show under 'Study Option' on the right-hand side, just below the Apply Now button. You can view all of our apprenticeship vacanices and subjects by clicking the 'Apprenticeships' in the top menu.
If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course and are taking a course leading to a qualification, the tuition and exam fees are free. However, there may be some additional costs for optional trips, recommended text books and professional start up kits. We have a bursary scheme to assist with these costs.
It is important that you come along and speak to one of our staff about your choice/s.
Once we receive your application, you will be invited in to speak to a tutor or a member of the Apprenticeship team to discuss your application.
This will provide you with the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the course/Apprenticeship and to see our facilities.