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Hair and Beauty

Nail Services Technician Level 2 Apprenticeship

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

You may start an apprenticeship at any time. The minimum duration for this apprenticeship is 14 months.

Entry requirements

  • Three GCSEs at grade 1 or above including English at grade 1 or above.
  • Apprentices will need to be at least 16 years of age.
  • You will need to find an employer to employ you as an apprentice. Please see our Apprenticeship vacancies.

You will achieve

Level 2 Nail Services Technician Apprenticeship.

Course overview

Are you creative and looking to specialise as a Nail Technician in the beauty therapy industry? This course will give you the practical skills you need to provide a range of services in your salon.

Nail Technicians help people look after and improve the general health, care and appearance of their nails. Typically, they are found working within beauty salons or nail bars. However, many Nail Technicians also work on a self-employed basis, travelling to client’s houses to perform a range of treatments.


Course content

The list below sets out how the credit has been assigned across the mandatory units. All units in this qualification are mandatory.

  • Manicure services
  • Pedicure services
  • Provide advice to customers on nail products and services
  • Gel polish services for nails
  • Basic nail art services
  • Nail enhancement systems

You will be assessed by your assessor using a portfolio of evidence, practical demonstrations and assignments. You will be assessed both in College and in your place of work. You will also complete and End Point assessment at the end of your programme to achieve your full qualification.


Students will require a pen and notepad. You will also need to purchase a nail kit. Further information will be provided at induction.

Completion of this course will enable you to work as a professional Nail Technician, manage your own salon, progress to beauty therapy.

How much does the course cost?

There is no cost to being an apprentice. All costs associated with your apprenticeship, including the cost of training and your salary, will be paid by your employer.

Extra information

For further information please contact the team on 01226 216166 or email: apprenticeships@barnsley.ac.uk



Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Having good English and Maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and Maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and Maths we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level Maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme.

If you need any further information, please contact our friendly Information Team.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Nail Services Technician Level 2 Apprenticeship

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