Nail Technologies

Diploma Hair & Beauty

Course Details

Subject Area
Hair & Beauty
Age Group
16 - 18

Wythenshawe Campus
(Full Time - 1 year)

Harpurhey Campus
(Full Time - 1 year)

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Our Level 3 Nail Technology qualification is designed for anyone with a keen interest in nail technology and wants to pursue a career as a nail technician.

On this one year qualification you'll learn about cosmetic science and anatomy and physiology for nail services.

You'll get experience making nail enhancements using light cured gel, liquid and powder as well as design and apply nail art, gel polish for nails and airbrush nail art.

You'll also learn about health and safety in the salon, client care and consultation, and how to promote and sell products and services.

In addition to the mandatory unites, you'll also complete five optional units in topics such as the effective running of a business, spray tanning, working with colleagues in the beauty related industry, how to set up and run a new business, salon reception duties and managing a commercial column.

You'll require a passion for nails and a desire to focus the majority of your time studying nail technology as well as a previous Level 2 qualification in Beauty Therapy.

You'll be assessed through a range of methods including examinations, synoptic testing, practical assessments, working with clients and assignments

Upon successful completion of this qualification, you'll have the opportunity to progress on to study our Level 4 Diploma in Salon Management. You may also Progress on to degree-level study with our higher education partner, UCEN Manchester. Students progressing from The Manchester College will receive a cash award through the Achievers Scholarship.

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Learners can choose to move into a career as a nail technician, working in a commercial salon, nail bar or in retail, at a destination spa, day spa or on a cruise ship.

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Additional course costs i.e. kit
There is no cost for this course for 16-18 year olds, however, you may be required to purchase some kit and a uniform.
If you need help with affording college, there are a number of different finance and funding options available to you. You might be eligible for special bursary support or extra help from the government. Have a look at our fees, finance & funding page to find out all the information you need.

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Hair & Beauty

When there is always a demand to look good and feel great, you'll find rewarding careers for hairdressers and beauty therapies all across Greater Manchester and the North West.

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