Award in Nail Technology – Level 2

Course code


Why study this course?

A course designed to provide knowledge of how to apply acrylic nail enhancements.
It consists of theoretical aspects and application of nail extensions (extending nails using acrylic methods) .
Theory will include anatomy and physiology of hand and arm, and Health and Safety.

Course content

Candidates will gain practical competence by applying acrylic nails and working on each other, and the general public, in a commercial salon environment.
Candidates will have to complete workbooks and assignments at home as well as in class, which includes research.
There is one external exam paper for this course.
Unit studied:
  • UV20399 Provide and maintain nail enhancement

Entry requirements

Candidates must have an interest in care of the hands and nails. If candidates have previously studied introduction courses, these do not give credits towards this course.
Prerequisite includes a L1 certificate in nail treatments or beauty therapy or a successful interview and trade test.


An acrylic nail extension kit will need to be purchased.

Day, time and duration

Monday Evenings

Start date

Full 22/23 course timetable to be confirmed



Funding your course

If you are unemployed or in receipt of a low wage or benefits, this course may be free

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