Diploma in Nail
Technology - Level 3
The qualification - Level 3 diploma awarded by VTCT
Funding - Via the Advanced Learner Loan - find out more here
Who it's for - Anyone wanting to develop their career or become a nail technician
Location - Skills Growth Academy - Tower Bridge Centre
Duration - 5 months
Classes - 1 day a week. 10:00 - 16:00 weekdays and 10:00 - 16:00 on weekends
About Diploma in
Skills Growth Academy offers the Diploma in Nail Technology at its East London centre, located just a stone's throw from Tower Bridge. The Diploma in Nail Technology aims to prepare you for a career in beauty therapy as a nail technician. All the units in this qualification relate directly to the specific job role of a nail technician.
During this vocational qualification you will gain practical experience in the skills necessary for a career in beauty and specifically for a career as a nail technician. You will develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology, health and safety, client care and nail products and equipment. You will learn how to provide a variety of nail enhancement treatments using different techniques. You will also develop interpersonal skills which are important for communicating effectively with clients.
This qualification is based on National Occupational Standards (NOS) for beauty therapy. It is recognised by the UK's leading professional association, the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) as being fit for purpose for preparing you for a career as a nail technician. Holders of this qualification are eligible to become a professional member of BABTAC.
During this course you will complete between 8 and 11 units, 6 of which are compulsory, you can then choose from 5 optional units.
Health & Safety considerations & regulations in the salon
Client care and communication in beauty-related industries
Maintaining Personal Health and Well-being
Provide Manicure & Pedicure Treatment
Anatomy & Physiology (Structure of the skin and nail)
Apply and maintain Nail enhancements
UV Gel Nail Extension
Acrylic Nails Extension
Nail Wrap (Fiberglass)
Nail diseases & disorders
Hygiene & preparing the client, treatment room & trolley
Nail Art - design and apply
Electric Files (how to use e-files and drill bits)
Display stock and promote sales in the salon
Promote products and services to clients
We will assess all applicants suitability on a case-by-case basis. Entry onto the course may be obtained through previous attainment of a Level 2 qualification in beauty therapy and/or successful completion of an English and Maths test and interview.
This course aims to provide career development to those already in work, to equip learners not in work or working in a different sector to find work as a nail technician or as a step towards further study in a similar subject.
During this course you will be assessed through various assessments, multiple choice theory exams, evidence portfolio and workbooks. Also, a 90% attendance is required to pass the course due to the intensity and course length.
This course is delivered at our Tower Bridge Centre with attendance for classes being required one day a week, 10:00 - 16:00 weekdays and 10:00 - 16:00 on weekends.
Our expert course tutor will guide you through the course and our centre is equipped with everything you need to be able to complete assignments and undertake independent study, including computers and laptops.
Nail Kit provided in class for the learner at the academy.
The fee for this course is £3,345. The full course fee can be funded via the Advanced Learner Loan. You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan here.
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Thursday (1 day a week)
Friday (1 day a week)
Saturday (1 day a week)
Monday (1 day a week)
Tuesday (1 day a week)