Level 3 Diploma in Nail Services

Nail Tech

The Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services is a substantial vocational qualification that will confirm your competence as a nail technician.

Course Content

The primary outcome of the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services is to confirm your competence in the job role of a nail technician. All the units in this qualification relate directly to the specific job role of a nail technician.

The Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services is a substantial vocational qualification that will confirm your competence as a nail technician. This qualification is delivered in a real salon environment and provides you with the opportunity to learn nail technology skills, whilst working on real clients.

The Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services is a substantial vocational qualification that will confirm your competence as a nail technician. This qualification forms part of an apprenticeship framework, however, is also offered outside apprenticeships by education and training providers who can offer this course in a real salon environment and provide you with the opportunity to learn nail technology skills, whilst working on real clients. It is important for you to have the opportunity to learn in a real working environment, particularly because this qualification leads to employment in such a client-centred and service orientated sector.

This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 years or over and will support you to gain employment as a nail technician, as the units contained in this qualification cover all the skills and knowledge required for this role.

This qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as a nail technician including:

  • enhance and maintain nails using UV gel and liquid and powder.

You will also develop your understanding and skills by selecting a number of optional specialist units which include:

  • designing and creating nail art
  • air brush designs
  • enhancing nails with electric files
  • wraps, promoting products and contributing to the financial effectiveness of a business

The structure of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required for a career as a nail technician.

Throughout this qualification, you will develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology, health and safety, client care and nail product knowledge. You will develop a range of technical skills in nail enhancements, using a variety of different products, tools and techniques. You will also develop interpersonal skills that will assist you to communicate effectively with clients.

Course Specifications

Awarding Body Focus Awards
Guided Learning Hours 356
Assessment Method This qualification is assessed by portfolio of evidence.
Course Delivery Paper-based
Funding Funding available via an Advanced Learning Loan.
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