Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology

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Programme Overview

The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology is a substantial vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as a nail technician. This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 years or over and will support you to gain employment as a nail technician, as the units contained in this qualification cover all the skills and knowledge required for this role.

This is a vocational qualification and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a nail technician including, mandatory units covering the following: providing manicures and pedicures, applying and maintaining nail enhancements, maintaining personal health and well-being, health and safety and client care.

You will also have the opportunity to further develop your understanding and skills by selecting a number of optional specialist units which include: designing and applying nail art, air brush designs, enhancing nails with electric files, promoting products and displaying stock to promote sales. The structure of this qualification provides you with the flexibility to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills required to become a nail technician.

Programme Length

This is a six month training programme, starting September 2018.

Entry Requirements

Entry onto this qualification can be via previous attainment of a Level 2 qualification in beauty therapy and/or a successful skills test and interview.

Progression Opportunities

This qualification will prepare you for employment as a nail technician. You will also be eligible to join a professional association and gain insurance as a nail technician. Career opportunities as a nail technician exist in a variety of contexts, including:

  • Working in a commercial nail salon.
  • Working in a retail concession 'nail bar'.
  • Working independently/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings.

Who is this course for?

You must have an enthusiasm for building a career in nail technology and be able to demonstrate commitment to this course.

Learners aged 16-18 will be eligible for Government funding for this course. Learners over this age may be required to pay for this course. Please contact training@creativesportleisure.co.uk for more information.

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The transferable skills you will develop and broaden as part of this programme, include:

  • Research and data analysis.
  • Ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Presentation and oral communication skills.
  • Written communication skills, including report writing.
  • Time management and planning.
  • Effective problem-solving.
  • Professionalism and customer focus.
  • A good understanding of information technology.