Professional Nail Services – Level 2 NVQ Diploma

Level: 2 | Duration: 1 Year | Details: September 2018

What is this course about? This qualification is designed to develop your skills for a career as a nail technician. Through demonstrations and practical experience working on clients in the college industry salons, you will learn the various techniques of manicure, pedicure, nail enhancement , gel polish, and nail art services. Your practical skills will be combined with the study of anatomy and physiology and customer care.

Why choose this course?

  • Increased employment opportunities within the industry
  • One of the top colleges in the country for success rates
  • Gold medal winners for nail techniques at the World UK skills competitions

Extra industry workshops and work placement to improve your employability skills

What will I learn on this course? On this course you will learn all the techniques that you require to become a nail technician, including Health and safety, promotion of services and product, manicure and pedicure techniques, applying and maintaining nail enhancements , nail art services and gel polish skills .. As part of this course you will be also required to work on English and Maths as this will increase your job opportunities or progression on to higher education

Entry requirements: 16/18: A minimum of 4 GCSE’s 9 – 3 including English Language and Maths, or by progression from Level 1 Beauty Therapy or relevant salon experience.

19+: Interview and level 2 English and Level 1 Maths on assessment or evidence of achieving within the last 5 years. 

What will this course lead on to? Career opportunities as a nail technician on cruise ships with Steiner, Nail bars, Spas, Beauty Salons or progression onto the 3 nail technician qualification.

Enrichment opportunities: A wide range of enrichment opportunities are available to you including:

  • Workshops from major product manufacturers
  • Trips and visits to competition events, hair & beauty fairs, nail workshops

Opportunity to take part in the UK World skills competitions 

How will I be assessed? You will be assessed by on-going practical assessments throughout the programme, with a final practical assessment at the end of your course. You will be tested on your theoretical understanding throughout the beauty therapy programme, with a final theory exam at the end of your course.

Are there any costs associated with the course? The course requires a full kit (costs to be confirmed for 2018 )and a tunic (approximately £25.00 plus postage and packing), you must also wear full length black trousers and a full black shoe. You will have to provide a lever arch file, for your course work and photographic evidence is required for practical assessments. 19+: Course fee approximately £1,275. If you are in receipt of certain benefits or are starting your first full level 2 course (conditions apply) your fees may be free, please enquire. Level 2 Nail Kit – costs to be confirmed for 2018. 

Facilities: At the Centre of Excellence for Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy we have recently refurbished contemporary facilities, including a nail salon, three hairdressing salons, three beauty salons and two media make up studios. This provides students with the opportunity to run their own salons and showcase their skills to the public.

What the Riverside College Nails students say… “Enjoying the course and learning new skills, the course is helping me on my career path

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