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VTCT Diploma in Nail Technology Courses Level 3




    The aim of this qualification is to prepare a learner for a career as a nail technician expert. This qualification is for the learners who are 16 years old and over, and it will support the learner to gain employment as a nail technician. This is because units in this qualification covers all the knowledge and skills one needs for this role. Entry onto this qualification can be either through successful skills test and interview or via previous attainment of level two beauty and therapy qualification.

    Entry requirements.

    One will need:

    • English language that is of good standard, as this will allow for study and competence of the online examinations.
    • For one to apply for this course, he/she should be 19 or over.
    • A satisfactory reference.

    Course content.

    The following will be covered.

    Included in this qualification are all the elements required to work effectively as a nail technician including enhancing and maintaining nails using UV gel, liquid and power.

    One will also develop her understanding and skills by selecting a number of optional specialist units including designing and creation of nail arts, designing of air brush, nail enhancement via electric files, wraps, products promotion and contribution to the financial effectiveness of the business. This qualification’s structure provides one with the opportunity of developing the knowledge, skills and understanding required for a nail technician.

    Throughout this qualification, one will have the opportunity to develop his/her knowledge and to understand the relevant anatomy and physiology, safety and health, caring for the client, and knowledge in nail product. One will also develop a range of technical skills in enhancing nails, use of different varieties products and tools and techniques. One will also develop interpersonal skills that will help him/her to effectively communicate with clients.

    Portfolio of evidence will be required to be built by students, and additionally, a model for practical assessment will need to be provided by the students.

    Duration and delivery.

    Students will take 17 weeks to complete this course, although it will be a part-time.

    Assessment methods.

    Exams will be both theory and practical, but theory exams will are conducted via online assessment (ICT based).

    Further study and career options.

    The aim of this career is to prepare one for employment as a nail technician. One will also be eligible for joining a professional association and one the same time gain an insurance as a nail technician.

    Nail technician career opportunities exists in variety of contexts such as:

    • Being a worker at commercial nail and beauty.
    • Working in a retail car that sells nails and nail accessories.
    • Being independent or a self-employed worker.

    This falls among the two VTCT qualifications in level 3, nail services. Even if this qualifications qualifies one to become a nail technician, it requires one to work in a commercial salon, as assessments have to be conducted on real paying clients.

    Additional information.

    One will be required to have x2 folders, clip boards, nail technologies kit and he/she will have to purchase uniform.