Vocational Course

Nail Technologies - Tech Level Qualification - Level 3

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About this course

This qualification is an advanced technical qualification, which has been developed collaboratively with employers.

Throughout this course you will develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant Anatomy and Physiology and Health & Safety.

You will also learn how to consult with clients and successfully promote and sell products. In addition, you will gain extensive knowledge of the wide range of nail enhancement techniques, whilst looking in greater depth at the science behind these services.

You will develop your communication and customer service skills, awareness of environmental sustainability and commercial skills, all of which are valued highly by employers.

Problem solving and research skills will also be developed.

What will I learn?

A range of units including:

  • Health & Safety in the Salon
  • Client Care and Consultation
  • Nail Enhancements Using Light Cured Gel
  • Nail Enhancements Using Liquid and Powder
  • Electric Filing for Nails
  • Promote and Sell Products and Services
  • Cosmetic Science for Nail Enhancements
  • Design and Apply Nail Art
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Nail Services
  • Airbrush Nail Art
  • Gel Polish for Nails
  • Spray Tanning

To further enhance your employability skills there will be opportunities for you to complete a one week work placement.

This compulsory aspect of the course gives you the chance to apply the knowledge gained in class to the real world of work.

How will I be assessed?

Examinations to assess your knowledge and understanding and practical assessments to assess performance.

You will need to complete and collate a service portfolio of treatments.

The overall qualification is graded Fail/Pass/Merit/Distinction/Distinction*

What do I need?

You will need to achieve at least 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English.

Alternative Requirement: a Level 2 qualification in Nail Services or related qualification may also be considered.

Where can it take me?

  • Halesowen College - related Level 3 courses in Beauty and Complementary Therapies
Nail Technician
Salon Manager
Cruise Ship Nail Technician

Additional Information

You will need to attend an interview before you can join this course and you will require a uniform and kit.

All students are required to participate in enrichment activities and various trips and visits arranged throughout the year; additional costs for enrichment activities will be specified at Welcome Days and enrolment.