Nail Technologies - Level 3
Course Code: TB1FE04
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Gain advanced nail skills to ensure your success in this fast-paced industry. Co-created with employers, the Level 3 Nail Technologies Diploma delivers the skills needed for a rewarding career in a range of salon and spa settings. The focus is on developing excellent practical skills supported by the relevant theory to allow you to offer your clients the latest techniques and trends. You will hone your creative abilities in gel, liquid and powder, nail art and airbrush design. You will also develop your customer service skills. This internationally-recognised qualification supports progression to employment, higher level study and membership of professional bodies.
To do this course you need to be at least 16 and you must have completed a relevant level 2 qualification (in either nails or beauty therapy).
Teaching and Learning Methods
Our expert tutors understand that everyone learns in different ways so they use a range of teaching methods over the year to enable everyone to achieve their potential.
A key method used is demonstration, which allows you to observe the practical application of nail skills before having a go yourself. You will also be expected to model for your peers (so you can experience the therapies first-hand) as well as apply your skills to real clients.
Along with practical salon sessions, the course consists of group work, presentations and dedicated self-study periods. These need to be supported by your own study outside of College, using online development platforms such as Moodle, our virtual learning environment.
E-learning is a key element of all our courses and we also use a range of online apps to support, enhance and motivate learning. Your tutors will support you with these technologies and also in preparing for exams.
Timetabled sessions depend on your age and prior qualifications and take place in our nail studio, beauty salons, computer suites and theory workrooms.
If you’re aged 16 to 18 your main programme is 14.5 hours a week, including 1.5 hours spent with your progress tutor. You will also have an additional 3.8 hours a week for GCSE Maths and 3.8 hours for GCSE English OR 1.5 hours for each functional skill. We will calculate and confirm these amounts at enrolment.
If you’re aged 19 or over you will spend up to 13 hours a week in College, which includes 1.5 hours with your progress tutor.
All students are expected to spend the same amount of time as their main programme on independent research and study as well as a minimum of 30 hours on work placement.
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
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.
Read our tuition fees guide.