Nail Treatments - Level 2 Certificate

Course Overview

To help you begin or improve your skills in manicure and pedicure, we offer specialist training with our experienced Beauty professionals. We have great links into the industry and our top priority is to ensure you gain a career once you have trained with us.

Learning the art of manicure and pedicure for a range of diverse clients will give you the confidence to work in the industry. Essential Health and Safety practices and client care are all part of this industry recognised qualification.

The Level 2 Certificate in Nail Treatments 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, units covering the following: providing manicure and pedicure treatments, health and safety and client care and communication.

You will also have the opportunity to further develop your understanding and skills by taking part in maintaining nail enhancements and working with others.

Course Requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade 3 including English or Maths at Grade 4. If you do not have these qualifications please discuss this with the Beauty Expert on your interview.
Updated CV and references from previous employers.
Successful interview with a Beauty Expert.

Course Skills & Benefits

You will get to work in a real beauty salon environment and working on real clients. You will be trained by our top Beauty experts; who have industry links and competition winners in World Skills.
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 also develop a range of technical skills enabling you to prepare and enhance the nails and cuticles on the hands and feet using different techniques. You will also develop interpersonal skills that will assist you to communicate effectively with clients.

Mandatory Units

Client care and communication in beauty-related industries
Provide manicure treatments
Provide pedicure treatments
Follow health and safety practice in the salon


Optional Units

Provide and maintain nail enhancement

Course Progression

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

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 or beauty salon.
- Working in a retail concession nail bar.
- Working independently/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
• Written questions
• Oral questions
• Assignments
• Case studies

Course Finance

This course is only available for students aged 19+.

Please contact the Student Services team on 0161 886 7070 to discuss any bursaries available to you.

If you are outside this age group please contact the college for further 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 Includes

Part-time, one evening per week.

Course Additional Information

Part-time