Nail Services Level 2 NVQ Diploma

Level 1 Diploma
Course Location


Stockport College


Stockport College

Course Overview

If you are considering a career in the nail industry, it is essential to have the correct training. This ensures that your clients receive good service using appropriate health and safety procedures. This course offers you the skills required to work as a Nail Technician to Level 2 Standard. You will receive training in manicure, pedicure, nail art, nails and artificial structures. In addition, you will learn about working in the industry, business practices, monitoring and maintaining stock levels.

Further Details


College 16-18

Course Start Date


Course Duration

Full-Time - 1 Year


Beauty Therapies

4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above including English and maths.

Successful interview with a Beauty and Nail Expert.

This qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as a nail technician including: the application and maintenance of nail enhancements to create a natural finish, nail art services, providing manicure and pedicure treatments, fulfilling salon reception duties, promoting additional products and services to clients and effectiveness at work. All units in this qualification are mandatory.
This qualification is for anyone seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed nail technician. This qualification is based on the nail services required by industry. It is recognised by the UK’s leading professional bodies (The British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) and the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT)) as being fit for purpose for preparing you for a career as a junior nail technician.

Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety
Fulfil salon reception duties
Promote additional services or products to clients
Develop and maintain effectiveness at work
Provide pedicure services
Provide manicure services
Carry out nail art services
Apply and maintain nail enhancements to create a natural finish

There are no optional units on this qualification.

Level 3 Diploma in Nail Service
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

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

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
Case studies

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.

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