Programme Description

This nail technology qualification is designed for those who have an ambition for a career in the beauty therapy industry as an employed or self-employed nail technician. 

Learning in the college’s commercial training salon you will develop the essential skills needed for your career path as a junior nail technician.  

During the course you will be helped to develop practical expertise and essential knowledge of the industry.

This course provides you with practical opportunities allowing you to complete your assignments and put your skills into practice in a real beauty salon environment. 

Throughout this course, you will be assessed through practical skills tests and written assignments that will run alongside the modules you are studying.

This course includes all the required elements to work effectively as a nail technician including providing and maintain nail enhancements, manicure treatments, health and safety, client care and nail art.

At a Glance

  Part Time

  1 Year

  Graig Campus

Programme Features

The college runs a commercial training salon which is open to the public and this will  provide you with a real working environment and allow you to gain, in a supported environment, a sense of how it will feel to work in the industry. 

There is also an emphasis on supporting you in becoming an independent learner through individual planning, target setting and development. 

You will be involved in a thriving programme of activities including trips and events as well as taking part in national competitions with the possibility of progressing to international competitions through WorldSkills UK. 

This qualification is based on the nail services national occupational standards and is recognised by the UK’s leading professional bodies as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a junior nail technician.

The course will start in September with another start date in February  which  will take 15 weeks  to complete. 

You will be required to attend college for one evening per week, from 6pm to 9pm.

Programme Content

This course consists of mandatory units delivered over 15 weeks:

  • Provide and maintain nail enhancement
  • Client care and communication in beauty and related industries
  • Provide manicure treatments
  • Follow health and safety practice in the salon.

Progression & Employment

This course focuses on providing you with the skills and knowledge needed to progress to higher level courses, apprenticeships and ultimately employment as a junior nail technician. 

Undertaking the right training at the start of your career is a great long-term investment in your career prospects.

Progression opportunities can lead you to a level three course or into commercial nail or beauty salons, cruise liners and self-employment and entrepreneurial help is available at the college for those wishing to explore this option.

Method of Assessment

As part of this programme the following methods of assessment will be used:

  • Practical examination
  • Continuous assessments
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Written assessments

Entry Requirements

Suitability for this course will be assessed at interview and you may be required to undertake a dexterity test.

A positive attitude to learning a vocational skill is required and you must be keen to work with the public and have a professional attitude.

We require four GCSEs at grades A* to D with two C grades, one being either English/Welsh (first language) or maths. Or we accept successful completion of a level one vocational qualification in a relevant subject.

Additional Costs

This part time course fee is currently £230.

You will have access to a range of equipment and resources at college but in addition, consumable products and a uniform will need to be purchased. This information will be given prior to your start date and advised at interview.

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Graig Campus
Sandy Road
SA15 4DN
01554 748000
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Coleg Sir Gar is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales No. 08539630 and is a registered charity No. 1152522. 
The registered office is at The Graig Campus, Sandy Road, Pwll, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA15 4DN