Hair and Beauty

Nail Services Level 2 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course commences September 2019 and will be completed in one year.

Entry requirements
  • Three GCSEs at grade 3/D or above including English
  • Or Level 1 in Beauty Therapy (NVQ)
You will achieve

Nail Services Level 2 (City and Guilds)

Last updated: 30th April 2019

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. Completion of this course will enable you to enter the industry as a professional Nail Technician or progress on to our Level 3 Nail Technology.

Course content

The areas of training are as follows:

  • Client care
  • Nail enhancements
  • Manicure
  • Nail art
  • Pedicure
  • Gel polish
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Working in the nail industry


How will I be assessed?

There will be continuous assessment of practical work, both on and off the job, oral questions relating to practical work and written questions. You will also be required to maintain and submit a portfolio of evidence of work produced. Assessments are based on the ability to do the job.

What equipment will I need?

You will be required to purchase a uniform, nail kit, manicure kit and text book. All kits are compulsory to attend and achieve the qualification. Further information will be provided at the interview.

Where will I study?

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

What can I do next?

How much does the course cost?

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Financial support

You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare. For further information please contact the Student Services Team on +44 (0)1226 216 114.

Extra information

Contact the Information Unit

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

Want to join Barnsley Sports Academy and the Sports Village?

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.

Additional Learning Support

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

English and Maths

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 the Info Team.


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

Nail Services Level 2 Full-time