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Nail Technology

Course Code: NAS2

Level: 2
Subject area: Hair & Beauty
Awarding body: VTCT
Qualification: Certificate, City & Guilds
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Evening
Duration: 13 weeks
When you'll study: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5.30pm - 9.00pm

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About the course

Do you want a job as a nail technician, providing acrylic nail, gel nail and fibreglass nail treatments? If so, this City & Guilds qualification in Nail Technology at City College Plymouth will get you qualified! In order to practice and perform nail treatments you will need to purchase a uniform and kit and when you finish the course you will be fully equipped to either start your own nail business or start work in a local beauty salon or nail bar.

What you'll learn

Within this course you will cover the practical and theory, related to nail enhancement. You will learn the techniques of acrylic, gel and fibreglass systems to enable you to create full sets and the rebalancing of nail enhancements.

Entry requirements

A recognised level 1 qualification in manicure and pedicure or up-to-date industry experience is desirable, but not essential, in order to begin this course.


Continual theoretical and practical assessments will take place with final practical assessments for each system. Examinations will be online or by written assignment.

What's next?

On completion of this course you will be well equipped to work as a nail technician in a salon or on board a cruise liner. You may also wish to progress to the Level 3 Certificate in Artificial Nail Strucutres at the College.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2017/18 (August 2017 – July 2018). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2018/19.

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete and return an application form.