Full Time Courses
Learners interested in the Level 2 Technical Certificate in Nail Treatments will study theoretical aspects of the subject and apply them to practical tasks.
Core topics include:
The Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Nail Technology covers a very wide range of skills and knowledge required for working in the nail technology industry.
Core topics include:
For learners who just fall short of the Level 2 entry requirements we offer Level 1 Beauty Therapy. This qualification is a support role within a commercial beauty type 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
Work Experience is an essential part of all full time study programmes. Learners will complete a minimum 35 hours within an industry linked environment per academic year/qualification.
Part Time Courses
Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technologies
Level 3 Diplomas are vocational qualifications which focus on the development of the underlying principles and practical skills required in the beauty industry. They are a stepping-stone to a higher-level qualification such as VRQ Diplomas, Technical Diplomas and NVQ’S. HABIA, the standard setting body for Hair and Beauty, has approved them and the awarding body City & Guilds provide the qualification
To achieve full certification, you must complete 11 units.
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
Unit 320 Enhance nails using electrical files
Unit 334 Nail enhancements, 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
Advanced Apprenticeship in Nail Services Nail technician
Intermediate Apprenticeship in Nail Services. On the Advanced Apprenticeship in nail services, you will gain the skills and knowledge to provide a wide range of advanced nail services, nail enhancements using liquid and powered, wraps and light cured gel, airbrushing, creative nail, art, and hand and nail treatments. To show case your skills you will complete a photo shoot of your skills.
Entry requirements- English and Maths grades 3-9 or A-D, or working towards Functional Skills Level 1.
What will I achieve?
Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Nail services
Level 2 Functional Skills
ERR- Employer Rights and Responsibilities
Advanced Apprenticeship in Beauty Therapy/Therapist
You will attend college 1 day per week and you will a minimum of 30 hours in the work place. Your College day will consist of maths and English delivery, theory class where you will gain knowledge to carry out treatments and understand the beauty industry. Demonstration and practice class is where you will be hands on gaining and practice you skills as a junior therapist in our purpose built beauty/nails salons and sap facilities.
Compulsory kit and uniform cost-
Level 2- Kit 120.00 Uniform £50
All Technical Qualifications are graded (Pass, Merit and Distinction and Distinction*) having external end point assessment. This includes:
Written theory paper
Synoptic practical examination
Milestone assessment points will track learner progress in preparation for end point assessment and include written tests and assignments, oral questioning, practical skills demonstrations and mock assessment.
For level 3 qualifications the ALL grade levels carry UCAS points to support progression to HE.
Assessment takes place within college and in the work placement.
Continuous on course assessment involving:
The Level 2 Technical Certificate in Nail Treatments is aimed at learners that are looking to start a career in the nail industry. Learners could 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 you with a range of specialist technical practical skills and knowledge, which will equip you to seek employment or further training within the Nail Industry.
Employment could be found in the following areas: Nail bar/salon, Beauty salon, Cruise ship/hotel, Spa, Product retail or Manufacturing company.
Opportunities for freelance work or self-employment are unlimited for career savvy motivated individuals.
Entry Level Programme: 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).
Entry Level Programme: Skills & Employability
English & maths GCSE Grades G-U / 1 or English & maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3
GCSE Re-sit Study Programme
You will receive an offer of a place on the course subject to passing an English & maths assessment.
Vocational Level 1 Programme
English & maths GCSE Grades E-G/1- 2 or English & maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3.
Vocational Level 2 Programme
Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 including maths and English or a vocational qualification Level 1, plus GCSE grade D/3 in both maths and English. English & maths Functional Skills Level 1 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSEs.
Vocational Level 3 Programme
Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A-C/4-9 (including maths and English) or a vocational qualification Level 2, plus GCSE grade C/4 in both maths and English
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To register your interest - https://www.oldham.ac.uk/apprenticeships-traineeships/apprenticeships/
To apply for a vacancy - https://www.oldham.ac.uk/apprenticeships-traineeships/apprenticeship-vacancies/
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.
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.Please note that fees may be charged to students ages 19 and over on certain courses. For more information about course fees and whether you may be eligible for fee remission please ring 0161 785 4039 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.
Faculty: Beauty and Make-up
Attendance Options: Apprenticeship, Full Time, Part Time
Delivery Method: Face-to-face