Nail Services Level 3 Diploma

Course Overview

Once you have completed Level 2 Nail Services or Level 2 Beauty Therapy you can progress to Level 3 Nail Services. This course offers you the employability skills required to work as a professional Nail Technician to Level 3 Standard.
You will gain advanced specialist training in nail techniques. This ranges from artificial structures (gel, acrylic and fiberglass; maintenance and repair, manual and electric file), to nail art services (design and creation) embedding, 3D to competition work etc., whilst following health and safety and salon procedures to ensure client satisfaction. You will develop good manual dexterity, good communication and interpersonal skills.

Course Requirements

You must have completed the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services or Level 2 Beauty Therapy.
4 GCSEs at Grade 3 including English or Grade 4.
A succesful interview with a Beauty or Nail Expert.

Course Skills & Benefits

This qualification will help confirm your competence as a nail technician. You will be expected to work in a real working environment on real clients, 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 enhancing and maintaining nails using UV gel and liquid and powder.
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 commercial nail and beauty
- Working on a cruise ship
- Working in a retail concession / nail bar
- Working independently/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings





Mandatory Units

Monitoring procedures to safely control work operations
Enhancing and maintaining nails using UV gel, liquid and powder
Developing a range of creative nail images
Planning and creating nail art designs
Enhance and maintain nails using wraps
Contributing to the planning and implementation of promotional activities
Contributing to the financial effectiveness of the business
Preparing and finishing nail overlays using electric files

Optional Units

There are no optional units on this qualification.

Course Progression

Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques
Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy
Level 2 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing
Level 2 Diploma in Barbering
Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Media Make-Up Studies

Career Options:
Career opportunities exist in a variety of contexts as a nail technician, including:
- Commercial nail salon
- Retail concession 'nail bar'
- Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings

Course Assessment

As part of this qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm the knowledge, understanding and skills that you have learnt. It may be in electronic or paper format.
Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms:
Observed work.
Witness statements.
Audio-visual media.
Evidence of prior learning or attainment.
Oral questions.
Assignments.
Case studies.

Course Finance

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are a resident in the UK and the European Economic Area or have been for the last 3 years. You must be under 19 years old on 31st August in the calendar year you start your course.

19+ learners, please contact the Customer Services team on 0161 886 7070 for course and fee information.

There is a Kit and Uniform that must be purchased within the first 6 weeks of your course. Please discuss this with a Hair and Beauty Expert on your interview.

Course Additional Information

Full-time