Hair and Beauty

Nail Technology Level 2 Part-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course will start in September 2019, and will run on a Monday evening 5.30pm - 9.00pm. The course will be completed in 36 weeks, 6 weeks introductory course and 30 weeks nail course.

Entry requirements
  • No qualifications needed but a genuine interest in this area is essential
  • You should enjoy communication with members of the general public and should have a commitment to training
  • Students will normally take part in an interview and an initial assessment prior to being enrolled on the programme
You will achieve

Level 2 Nail Technology Certificate VTCT


Last updated: 11th December 2018

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, such as manicures, pedicures and nail enhancements. You’ll also learn the latest nail art techniques from our expert tutors.

Course content

  • Working in Beauty related industries
  • Health and safety in the salon
  • Client care and communication
  • Promote products and service to clients
  • Create an image, based on a theme
  • Salon reception duties
  • Manicure treatments
  • Provide and maintain nail enhancement (using an acrylic nail system)
  • Nail art


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. This course also requires independent learning at home.

What equipment will I need?

  • You will be required to purchase essential equipment e.g. nail kit, manicure kit, a book and uniform. 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?

Course fees: £1,000.

An introductory 6 week course must be completed at an additional cost of £85, full fee payable, before undertaking this course.

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

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.


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

Nail Technology Level 2 Part-time