Level 2 Diploma in Nail Services

Level 1 Diploma

Course Location


Stockport College


Stockport College

Further Details


College 16-18,Adult


Beauty Therapies

Course Start Date

Monday 2nd September 2024

Course Duration

Full-time, 1 Year

Course Time

Course Fee

£ 993.00
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Course Code


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. The Campus has a state of the art beauty department and a commercial Nail salon.

Course Requirements

4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above (including English Language and/or maths).

What you will Learn

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.


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


Level 3 Diploma in Nail Service
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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

Career Options

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

Mandatory Units

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

Contact Details

For further information please contact T: 0161 886 7070 or E: info@trafford.ac.uk

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Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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