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Hair and Beauty

Nail Services Level 3 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course commences in September, it will run on a Tuesday from 11.00am -8.30pm and will be completed in 35 weeks.

Entry requirements

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

You will achieve

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

Course overview

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

  • 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.

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?

Course fees: £2,000

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.’

Extra information

This course may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. Contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk. about eligibility and how to apply. You can also visit the Advanced Learner Loan page.



For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

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

Nail Services Level 3 Full-time

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