Level: 2 | Duration: 1 Year | Start Date: September
What is this course about?
This qualification is designed to develop your practical skills for a rewarding 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
- Additional industry workshops with industry leaders to improve your employability skills
- Excellent employment progression rates
What will I learn on this course?
On this course you will learn all the techniques and skills that you require to become a successful nail technician, including Health and safety, promotion of services and products, a variety of spa 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
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.
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 level 3 advanced nail technician qualification.
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 You will be tested on your theoretical understanding, by written assignments or online testing.
Are there any costs associated with this course?
You will require a uniform and kit, the Centre of Excellence in Beauty, Hair, Media Makeup and Nails aims to provide all school leavers with a tunic and basic kit when you start your course. You will receive more information at your interview. (This is subject to funding and will be confirmed at enrolment in August.)
You will also be required to wear full-length black trousers and black coloured shoes (eg. ballet pumps). You will also provide files etc for your coursework and photographic evidence is required for practical assessments.
You will be required to purchase an artificial nails kit in December (cost approx. £140, TBC for September).
There is a payment scheme available to help with the purchase of the artificial nail kit which will be required for the second term in college.
At the Centre of Excellence for Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy we have recently refurbished contemporary facilities, including a nail salon, three hairdressing salons, two 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.
- Lectures 0
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- Duration 10 weeks
- Skill level All levels
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