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Nail Technology Certificate VRQ Level 2 - VTCT



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Classes take place for one evening a week (3.5 hours) over 30 weeks.



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What does this course involve?

You will develop skills in Nail Treatments and Nail Technology to a high level of occupational ability, enabling students to perform salon services. This qualification is approved and supported by the Hairdressing and Beauty Industry Authority (HABIA).

This programme has been specifically designed to develop the learner’s practical skills in providing manicures, maintaining nail enhancements and producing creative nail art. You will also develop a sound knowledge of health and safety practices in a salon environment and learn how to promote client care and communications in beauty related sectors. You will also develop an underpinning knowledge and understanding of the practical skills learned throughout this qualification.


What qualifications do I need?

4 Ds or 3s including English and maths or a relevant full level 1.


You will be assessed through external online exams and assignments for each unit, testing the knowledge and understanding of each unit, plus Anatomy and Physiology. Observations for each unit are carried out throughout the academic year in the realistic working environment sessions on paying clients.

As this is an intensive part-time study programme. Students will be required to carry out additional practical and theoretical study at home. Due to being a vocational course, students are required to initially practice all treatments on each other before applying what they have learned on real clients.

Fees & Costs

Course fee: £330
Exam fee: £140
Manicure kit and uniform: £277

All prices quoted are given as a guide, and may be subject to change. Eligible students may be able to get help with course related costs such a travel, equipment and childcare. The fees for this course are payable by all learners. The College policy regarding remission of fees does not apply to this course.

For confirmation of all course fees quoted please contact Support Services:

Broadstairs Campus:01843 605062(or e-mail


On successful completion you could progress onto our Level 3 Beauty Therapy or Level 2 Beauty Therapy programmes. Alternatively, you could seek employment in the nail services industry, providing a range of nail services.

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