VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology Studies (QCF)

Course Duration and Enrolment Dates:

  •  Intense Course – Starting 1st September 2016 TBC
  •  Intense Course – Starting 1st January 2017 TBC

Course Options:

  • Day Time Part Time Course: Tuesdays 10:00- 16:00 TBC
  • Evening Part Time Course: Wednesdays 6:00-21:15 TBC

Course Price: £

What does this qualification cover?

The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology Studies (QCF) is a technical level qualification that provides learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work as a nail technician. This qualification is based on Habia National Occupational Standards (NOS). This qualification is recognised by the UK’s largest beauty therapy/nail services trade body/professional association, The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) and also the UK’s second largest association representing beauty therapy/nail services employers; the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a nail technician.

This qualification has specifically been designed for the 16-19 age group and builds on existing knowledge and understanding of nail services gained at Level 2, enabling learners to expand the scope of their technical skills for employment as a nail technician.

The content of this qualification is comprised of all the required elements to work effectively as a nail technician including health and safety, client care and communication, applying and maintaining nail enhancements using either ultra-violet gel or liquid and powder, nail art using both manual and airbrush techniques, electric filing techniques, how to promote products and services and business and teamwork skills. All units in this qualification are mandatory.

What could this qualification lead to?

Career opportunities as a nail technician exist in a variety of contexts, including:

  • Beauty salons
  • Nail salons
  • Nail service concession in department stores
  • Hair and beauty salons
  • Day spas
  • Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings
  • Product manufacturing and training
  • Destination/hotel spas
  • HM Prison service
  • Cruise liners

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