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Full Time

Level 2 Diploma in Nail Technology – Technical Certificate

Nail Technology

1 year

Central Campus


Course summary

This Level 2 Diploma in Nail Technology Enhancement is a main qualification for school leavers or adult learners who wish to pursue a career in beauty therapy. Once qualified you are able to start work as a first-year improver nail technician in a beauty salon.

Course requirements

You will need GCSE Grade 3 or above in English and Maths, or ESOL or Functional Skills at Level 1.

This course is funded for 16-18 year-olds, and may be funded for adult learners in receipt of benefits, or adults who do not hold a Level 2 qualification.

Welfare support is also available for help purchasing kits if you meet the eligibility criteria.

As part of this Level 2 Diploma in Nail Technology course, you will develop skills in the following areas:

  • Working in the Hair Industry
  • Follow Health and Safety Practice
  • Client Consultation
  • Promote Products and Services
  • Create an Image
  • Salon Reception
  • Manicure Treatments
  • Pedicure Treatments
  • Provide and Maintain Nail Enhancements and Nail Art

The course includes 3 practical sessions per week, plus 3 days per week of 3-hour theory sessions.

Assessments will be formative and summative through theory and practical sessions.

On successful completion of this Level 2 Diploma in Nail Technology course you can progress to a Level 2 Beauty or Level 3 Nails qualification.

Career routes include employment as a qualified nail technician in beauty salons, spa salons, NHS care homes or cruise ships. You could also become self-employed or work in the retail sector as a product brand representative. Alternatively, you could work as a trainer/educator assessing and/or teaching.

To discuss your options direct with the course tutor email

[email protected]

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