This 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.
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.
You will develop skills in the following areas:
Working in the Hair Industry
Follow Health and Safety Practice
Promote Products and Services
Create an Image
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 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.
Success Rates on courses for 16-18 year-olds nearly 7% better than national average*