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Hair and Beauty

Nail Technology Level 3 Diploma Full-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This full-time course commences in September 2024 and lasts for one year.

Entry requirements

Successful completion of a Level 2 in Beauty Therapy or Level 2 in Nail Services.

You will achieve

You will achieve Nail Services Level 3 Advanced Diploma. (City and Guilds)

Course overview

This course will give you the skills you need to work in a salon or become a self-employed Nail Technician. 

The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills as a Nail Technician.

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.

This study programme offers you the employability skills required to work as a professional Nail Technician. You will gain advanced specialist training in nail techniques and develop good communication and interpersonal skills.

Course content

Course themes:

  • Enhancing and maintaining nails using UV gel, liquid and powder 
  • Finishing overlays using electric files
  • Creating and applying nail art
  • Business practice
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Chemistry of nail products
  • Enhancing nails using electrical files

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.

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.

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Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

  • Progress to other programmes in college
  • Work as a nail technician

How much does the course cost?

This course is free for 16-18 year old learners.

16 – 18 year olds

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

Extra information

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@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 Technology Level 3 Diploma Full-time

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