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Nail Technology

Course Code: NTS3D
  • Level: 3
  • Qualification: Diploma
  • Awarding body: Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT)
  • Duration: One year
  • Course type: Full-time
  • Time of day: Daytime
  • When you'll study: Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm

What's it all about?

The nail industry has developed rapidly over the past ten years, with new and emerging techniques continually evolving. 

This qualification will equip you with all the skills needed to become a successful nail technician and keep up with the ever-changing industry.

Course information

This course will cover the following topics: 

  • application and maintenance of all nail enhancement systems including, gel, fiberglass, and acrylic 
  • electric filing techniques 
  • nail art including embedding, 3D designs, colour blending and marbling 
  • working in the industry 
  • how to effectively promote your services 
  • how to provide a positive customer experience 
  • how to contribute to the effective running of a business 
  • safe working practices. 

In order to enrol on this course, you must have achieved four to five GCSEs at grades 9-4 (A*-C) (including English and maths).

All work will be assessed through written assignments, online exams and practical observations. 

Following successful completion of this course, you may progress onto employment or self-employment, or move on to one of the following courses: 

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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Future careers

What you could earn:

Hairdressing and Beauty Salon Managers and Proprietors


Potential salary


Entry level salary


Average salary


Annual openings in Plymouth

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