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What will I study?

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:

  • Anatomy and physiology for hands and feet
  • Introduction to working in the nail
  • Nail enhancements (clear)
  • Nail art services
  • Manicure services
  • Pedicure services
  • Light cured gel polish

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:

  • Promote and sell products and services to clients
  • Enhance and maintain nails using light cured gel, including hard gels
  • Liquid and powder nail enhancements
  • Chemistry of nails products
  • Create and apply nail art
  • Anatomy and physiology for hands and feet
  • The creation and presentation of a mood board, look book and industry portfolio
  • Business practice
  • Enhancing nails using electrical files

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.

Mandatory 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

  • Thursday Eve 6-9pm
  • Start Date 13.9.18 (35 weeks)
  • Uniform and kit required (Acrylic kit £122, Gel kit £85.98, Nail Art kit (optional)  £35, Photo shoot £15, workbook £5

What will I study? (Apprenticeship)

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

How will I be assessed?

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.

How will I be assessed (Apprenticeship)?

Assessment takes place within college and in the work placement.

Continuous on course assessment involving:

  • Practical observations
  • Externally set written/online modular tests
  • Oral questioning.

What will this lead to?

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.

What will this lead to (Apprenticeship)?

Progression for a Nail technician - Advanced Beauty Therapy or Make up to work in TV/film. Career options- Retail department store, Salon owner, Nail technician, Cruise Ship, Freelance Nail technician Starting salary- dependent on your skills and expertise of your skill set.

Entry requirements

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

How to apply

You can apply for all our courses by choosing the Apply Now button, which appears once you have chosen the area you are interested in.

You can apply for Apprenticeship vacancies or register your interest in an Apprenticeship sector as follows -

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/

 

 

 

Cost

Full Time

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're aged 19 or over, you may need to pay tuition fees and exam fees, but many students will be eligible for discounts on these.
  • If you're 19 to 23 and do not already hold a full Level 2 (five or more GCSEs at Grade A* to C/1-4; NVQ Level 2 or equivalent) or full Level 3 (an Access to Higher Education Course, BTEC National Certificate or Diploma, NVQ Level 3, or two or more A Levels or equivalent) qualification you will be exempt from paying tuition fee and exam fees if you undertake a full Level 2 or full Level 3 qualifications.    
  • If you are 19 and over, undertaking an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course you may be exempt from paying tuition and exam fees if you receive an active benefit (e.g. Universal Credit, Employment Support Allowance, Job Seekers Allowance) and are seeking work.
  • If you are aged 19 and over and study GCSE Maths or English and do not already hold a C grade/4 or higher in the subject that you are studying, you will be exempt from paying tuition fee and exam fees.
  • 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 admissions@oldham.ac.uk

Part Time

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 admissions@oldham.ac.uk

Cost (Apprenticeship)

Contribution Rules          

  • 16-18 Where the employer has under 50 employees and they are not a levy paying employer the learner is fully funded by the government, this rule also applies to 19-24 year old who are Care Leavers or in possession of an Educational Healthcare Plan
  • 16-18 Where the employer has 50 or more employees and they are not a levy payer there will be a 10% charge with the government paying the remaining 90%. The 10% contribution will be invoiced as per the table above.
  • 16-18 Where the employer is a levy payer, 100% of the funding will be claimed from their digital account on a monthly basis where the payments are scheduled according to the length of the learner's programme
  • 19+ All employers that are not a levy payers there will be a 10% charge with the government paying the remaining 90%. The 10% contribution will be invoiced as per the table above.
  • 19+ Where the employer is a levy payer, 100% of the funding will be claimed from their digital account on a monthly basis where the payments are scheduled according to the length of the learner's programme

Incentives

  • 16-18 The employer will receive £1,000 incentive, 50% at 90 days following enrolment and 50% at 365 days following enrolment assuming the student is still employed and active on the Apprenticeship. The employer will need to invoice the college for this at that time and confirm their eligibility to make the claims at that point. This applies to Apprenticeship Frameworks only and not new Standards.
  • 19-24 Where an employer has an Apprentice under the age of 25 where their earnings are below £43,000 per year the employer does not have to pay National Insurance Contributions (NIC's). Correct at the time of publication, check the HMRC section on gov.uk website

What happens next?

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.

 

Overview

Title: Nails

Faculty: Beauty and Make-up

Attendance Options: Apprenticeship, Full Time, Part Time

Delivery Method: Face-to-face

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