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Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Nail Technology – Technical Route

Nail Technology – Technical Route

1 year

Central Campus


Course summary

This course is designed for school leavers and adults.

Course requirements

English and Maths GCSE at Grade 4 or above. You must also have a Level 2 beauty or nails qualification.

This course will consist of practical and commercial salon workshops to develop your skills and theory sessions to develop your knowledge.

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

You are also required to undertake 30 hours per year of work experience and 30 hours per year of enrichment activities.

• One portfolio of creative work
• Two externally set, externally moderated assignments
• One externally set, externally marked exam, sat under examination conditions
• Synoptic Practical Assessment
• Enhancing nails using electrical files - Assignment

You will be qualified to work in a salon as a Nail Technician. You could also progress to Level 3 Beauty – Massage and Electrical Route, or to University for Level 4 Aesthetics or a Salon Management Degree.

Career routes for this course include:
Nail Technician in a salon or spa
Working on Cruise Ships as a Nail Technician
Salon Owner/Manager
Self-employed Nail Technician
Care Homes Nail Technician
Competition/World Skills Nail Technician
TV and Media Nail Technician
Hair Lecturer/Teacher

To discuss your options direct with the course tutor email

[email protected]

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