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Course starts January 2020 - Please ask for dates
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 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.
Throughout this qualification you will develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology, health and safety, client care and nail products and equipment. You will develop a range of technical skills enabling you to provide a variety of nail enhancement treatments using different techniques. You will also develop interpersonal skills that will assist you to communicate effectively with clients.
What could this qualification lead to?
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
Pre-requisites (entry level):
There are no formal prerequisite qualifications that you must have prior to undertaking this qualification.
10 practical / assessment sessions + home study + portfolio coursework + case studies + induction.
UV30491 Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon
UV30468 Client care and communication in beauty-related industries
UV30493 Maintaining personal health and wellbeing
UV30405 Apply and maintain nail enhancements (Gel Nail Enhancements)
UV20470 Provide manicure treatments
UV20471 Provide pedicure treatments
UV30476 Design and apply nail art
UV30429 Enhance nails using electric files
UV20490 Display stock to promote sales in a salon
UV20492 Promote products and services to clients in a salon
The home study can be started at anytime, but please ask for course dates practical training element.
10 practical / assessment sessions
GLH (Guided Learning Hours): 444. (GLH incl’s. practical, coursework, case studies, assessments, written exams)
Self-paced home study can be started at anytime.
Group training = No, students will work on each other.
One to one training = Yes, you will be required to bring a model along to the practical training to practice your routine on.
Case studies = Yes, you will be required to work on models for your case studies.
You are required to complete enough treatments to cover the range requirements and practice & develop your skills.
The VTCT (Vocational Training & Charitable Trust
Self-Employed / employed nail technician working from home, salon, Spa or Mobile.
Whats included in the course fee:
Online Training pack. A coursework tutor is assigned to you for full support throughout the course. Personalised study plan tailored to the individual students requirements. A VRQ qualification is posted to you on successful completion of the course.
You will need to purchase your own products and equipment in order to carry out your case studies and practice your skills. We also recommend you purchase a text book to support your learning, a recommended reading list is available in the training pack
A VRQ – VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology (QCF)
Units in this qualification have been mapped to the relevant NOS (where applicable). This qualification is regulated on the Regulated Qualifications Framework.
This qualification is approved and supported by the Hairdressing and Beauty Industry Authority (HABIA), the standard setting body for hair, beauty, nails and spa qualifications.
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Karen has more than 16 years experience in the industry, she is the founder of Holistic Therapies Training, launched in 2007. Karen is a course writer and author of 'The Essential Oils Guide'. Writing is her passion and she has a wealth of knowledge in beauty, massage and complementary therapies.
StartPractical Training Days - Attendance required
PreviewModule 1 - Introduction
StartModule 2 - Preparing your portfolio
StartModule 3 - VTCT Assessment log book
StartModule 4 - To do list
StartModule 5 - Knowledge questions (Coursework)
StartModule 6 - Training Resources
StartModule 7 - Revision for written exams
StartModule 8 - Assessments