Nail Services - Level 2

Course Code: TB1FE03

16-18 19+

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration
05/09/2022Bispham Campus1 YearApply

Course Overview

Develop practical skills for a career in the nails industry. If you’re artistic, creative and keen to start work in this fast-paced industry then this one-year course is for you.

Over the year, you will develop competence in the areas of nail preparation, gel nails, nail art, manicures and pedicures, tanning and eye treatments while also developing your customer service skills.
We aim to support you to become a confident nail technician, capable of expertly delivering the latest techniques and trends to clients.

The Nail Technology Diploma equips you to start work in a variety of salon settings or even set up on your own.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grade 3 - 1 including English and Maths

  • a successful interview with a tutor 
  • the ability to study independently
  • a genuine interest in the subject
  • good communication skills
  • hardworking approach towards the industry

Qualification Obtained

NVQ Diploma in Nail Services

Essential Skills – English and Maths

If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject.

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

Our expert tutors understand that everyone learns in different ways so they use a range of teaching methods to enable everyone to achieve their potential. A key method used is demonstration, which allows you to observe the practical application of nail technology skills before having a go yourself.

The course combines group work, presentations and practical salon sessions.

You will be required to model for your peers as well so you can experience the therapies first hand. You will also have an opportunity to practise your skills on ‘nail trainers’ and later apply these to real clients in our working salons.

Also included in your course are dedicated self-study periods, which need to be supported by your own study outside of College, using online development platforms such as Canvas, our virtual learning environment. You tutor will advise you about independent study once you start the course.

Online learning is a key element of all our courses and we also use a range of on-line apps to support, enhance and motivate learning.

Throughout the course we will emphasise the link between knowledge and application. Your tutors will support you with these technologies and also in preparing for exams.

If you are aged 16 to 18, your course is timetabled over 12 hours a week, with additional time required for maths and English depending on your qualifications: 3.8 hours for each GCSE or 1.5 hours for each functional skill. We will calculate and confirm this to you at enrolment.

If you are 19 or over, your timetable will total up to 16 hours each week.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

European Structural and Investment Funds
Council for Independent Education
European Social Fund
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