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Manicure Services

Course Code: MANI

Level: 2
Subject area: Hair & Beauty
Awarding body: VTCT
Qualification: Award
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Evening
Duration: Six weeks
When you'll study: Mondays and Wednesdays, 5.30pm - 9pm

About the course

By undertaking this qualification you will learn how to provide full manicure services to clients. This is the perfect course if you are looking to start your career in salon services or to equip yourself with another valuable skillset if you are currently working in the industry.

What you'll learn

During the course, you will cover the following: 

  • consulting with the client
  • recognising any contraindications
  • preparing for the service and producing a service plan
  • filing and buffing the nails 
  • using skin and cuticle treatments 
  • massaging the hand and lower arm
  • providing a suitable nail finish.

In working towards this qualification you will need to maintain effective health, safety and hygiene throughout your work. You will also need to maintain your personal appearance and good communication with the client.

It is important that you have a list of clients that you can call upon to be used for assessment purposes.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course. However, a keen interest in nail care is essential.


Assessment will be carried out via practical observation, completion of written assignments and two externally set and marked exams.

What's next?

Following successful completion of this course you can progress on to study other short courses in related subjects.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2022/23 (August 2022 – July 2023). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2023/24.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)


Course Code: MANI

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £110

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 A
19 - 23 A(Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.