Award in Gel Polish – Level 2

Course code


Course title

L2 Award in LED Gel Polish Techniques

Why study this course?



This is a suitable qualification for a trainee therapist of qualified therapist who wants to enhance skills and gain a qualification in gel nail application.

Course content

Unit studied:
UBT19 – Apply LED Gel Polish
This is a single unit award and will teach you how to apply, maintain and remove gel polish professionally to industry expectation.
You will also learn health & safety and hygiene practices within the treatment procedures.
  • Evidence will include:
  • Practical observation / assessment
  • Workbooks and Assignments (which may involve research) at home
  • Portfolio of evidence
There is no written exam for this unit.

Entry requirements

You may need to complete  an infection prevention unit and exam as a prerequisite depending on guidelines at the time of enrolment. This is a short unit and would be delivered at the beginning of your course.
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.


A beauty uniform will be required
There is no kit purchase required for this course.

Day, time and duration

Monday evenings


Start date

This course will roll on from the nail technology award

Full 22/23 course timetables to be confirmed



Funding your course

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

For more information about funding your course, click here

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