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(1 day a week)
10am - 5pm
Level 3 Diploma awarded by VTCT
Anyone wanting to develop their career or become a qualified nail technician at a professional level.
About this course
If you are looking to embark on a career as a nail technician, working either in a salon or nail bar, our VTCT in Level 3 Nail Technology course is designed to equip you with the knowledge, practical skills and industry-required qualification to be able do this with confidence. Learn the skills and carve your own nail technician career within 5 months!
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.
To obtain a VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology, you will need to complete the following units:
Health & Safety considerations & regulations in the salon
Client care and communication in beauty-related industries
Maintaining personal health and well-being
Provide manicure and pedicure treatment
Anatomy and Physiology (structure of the skin & nails)
Apply and maintain nail enhancements
UV Gel nail extensions
Acrylic nail extensions
Nail wrap (fibreglass)
Nail diseases and disorders
Hygiene and 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
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. You will receive personal guidance and tutorials throughout the course by our highly experienced tutors to ensure your goals are met, and you successfully achieving your qualifications.
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 Assessment and interview.
All of our Level 3 courses are Government-funded by the Advanced Learner Loan. If you wish to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to fund the course, these are the requirements to join our course:
You must be 19 or over on the first day of your course
NATIONALITY AND RESIDENCY STATUS
Be living in the UK on the first day of your course
Be a UK national or have ‘settled status’ (this means there are no restrictions on how long you can stay)
Have been living in the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man for 3 years before starting your course
You may be eligible if you’re an EU national, or a family member of an EU national
You have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme
A refugee, or the family member of one
you’ve been given indefinite leave to remain because you’ve been the victim of domestic violence
you’ve been given indefinite leave to remain as a bereaved partner
For more information about the eligibility for the Advanced Learner Loan, check below:
This course is delivered at our Canary Wharf Centre with attendance for classes being required one day a week, 10:00am - 4:00pm.
Our expert course tutors 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 Kits provided in class for the learner at our Academy. After the 14 day cooling-off period, each student will receive their own small kit, in which they can take home.
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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