VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services


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16 Days

2 days a week over 8 weeks


VTCT Nail Services with Athena Beauty Academy
Nail Technology

About this course

The VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services is a substantial vocational qualification that will confirm your competence as a nail technician. This qualification forms part of an apprenticeship framework, however is also offered outside apprenticeships by education and training providers who can offer this course in a real salon environment and provide you with the opportunity to learn nail technology skills, whilst working on real clients. It is important for you to have the opportunity to learn in a real working environment, particularly because this qualification leads to employment in such a client-centred and service orientated sector.

This qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as a nail technician including: enhance and maintain nails using UV gel and liquid and powder.

Throughout this qualification you will develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology, health and safety, client care and nail product knowledge. You will develop a range of technical skills in nail enhancements, using a variety of different products, tools and 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

This is one of two VTCT qualifications in nail services at Level 3. Whilst both qualifications qualify you to become a nail technician, this qualification allows you to gather evidence in a realistic working environment or real working environment without the need for fee paying clients.

In contrast, the VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology has a purpose of preparing you to enter the beauty therapy sector rather than confirming competence in a specific job role. The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology allows you to gather evidence in a realistic working environment or real working environment without the need for fee paying clients.

How do I pay for this course?

The total cost of the course is £1583 but you may be eligible for funding if you are over 19 and successful with the application of an Advanced Learner Loan. Then you will pay this back on any annual earnings over £26,575.

For more information regarding our payment options and terms and conditions  please visit our Payment Options and T&C’s.

If you are NOT eligible for funding or want to take advantage of the discounted self-funded fee please contact us on 0121 769 0834. Alternatively you can use Paypal Credit (click the banner below for more information)

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