This qualification has been specifically designed to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills to prepare you for employment as a junior nail technician. You will have your nail services skills assessed in a real or realistic working environment.
This qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as a nail technician including: providing and maintaining nail enhancements, manicure treatments, health and safety and client care.
You will also develop your understanding and skills by selecting a number of optional specialist units which include: pedicure treatments and nail art. This qualification structure provides you with the flexibility to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills required depending upon your designated career pathway as a junior nail technician.
- Following Health & Safety Practice in the salon.
- Client care & communication.
- Provide manicure treatments.
- Provide pedicure treatments.
- Provide & maintain nail enhancements.
- Provide nail art treatments.
- Design and apply Mendhi (Henna).
- Apply LED Gel Polish.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.
Methods of assessment include:
- Practical observations
- Written assignments
- External examinations
Career opportunities exist in a variety of contexts as a junior nail technician, including:
- commercial nail salon
- retail concession ‘nail bar’
- independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings.
Whilst this qualification’s primary purpose is to prepare you for employment as a junior nail technician, you may choose to develop their skills further by undertaking Technical Level qualifications at Level 3, including:
- VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services (QCF)
- VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology Studies (QCF)
“Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2016/17 (August 2016 – July 2017). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2018/19.
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.)”