Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Day
Study Mode Full Time
Duration 18 weeks
Start Date 09/09/2019
End Date 31/01/2020

Fees and Finance

16-18 Free
19-24 £471 p/ year
24+ £471 p/ year
International £3,240 p/ year


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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.

Aims of the course

To introduce you to a range of professional and technical skills and the underpinning knowledge required to enter into this exciting and rapidly expanding industry. Suitable for those who want to work in: Commercial salons. Retail concession 'nail bar' Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings.

Unit Breakdown

Unit Breakdown: Health safety and hygiene. Consultation techniques and client care. Manicure treatments. Provide & maintain Nail enhancement. Provide Nail Art.

Assessment Method

You will be assessed through practical assessments and by building a portfolio of work throughout the year. You will be using e-portfolios and will be trained how to use the latest technology to manage your portfolio. The programme is unit based and is delivered individually at different stages throughout the course. You will be assessed when you feel you are competent. There are three areas of assessment: Practical observation: you carry out the skill on clients Oral: you answer questions on your underpinning knowledge of the skill. Written: you will complete assignments and online exams

Progression Opportunities

This qualification will prepare you for further study at level 2 and you may choose to develop your skills in a specialist pathway by undertaking vocational qualifications in beauty therapy level 2 such as: VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy. VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Media Make-up. VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing and/or barbering. VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology Studies

Career Options

Suitable for those who want to work in: Commercial salons. Retail concession 'nail bar' Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings.

Entry Requirements

Entry onto this qualification can be via previous achievement of related qualifications in Beauty Therapy or a successful skills test and interview. You will meet with staff to discuss if this course is suitable for you and you will complete a free writing task that indicates an appropriate level of English ability.


Practical skills are delivered by experienced industry experts using tools and products recognised in the industry. Our skilled staff will utilise technology such as ipads and television viewing screens to support practical learning ensuring that you can view demonstrations and close up shots as many times as you need to during your practice. You will be able to gain realistic experience working on clients that book in to visit the T'ien salon on site.

Process for Application

Standard College Application

What could I earn?

  • Information technology and telecommunications professionals n.e.c. £46,800
  • Information technology and telecommunications directors £81,700
  • Beauticians and related occupations £44,800

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