Course Details

  • The VTCT Level 3 Extended Dip in Nail Technologies (QCF) is a vocational qualification that will prepare you for further study at level 4 within Nail sector. The units within this qualification include all the elements required to provide you with a sound basis for further study.

    The mandatory units cover:

    • Nail enhancements using light cure gel
    • Nail enhancements using liquid and powder
    • Electrical filing for nails
    • Cosmetic science for nail enhancements
    • Design and apply nails art
    • A-P for nail services
    • Airbrush nail art
    • Gel polish for nails
    • Promote and sell products and services
    • Client Care
    • Health /Safety in the salon

  • Please Click Here to view the specific entry requirements for our 16-18 Study Programmes.

    Work Experience is a vital part of the course and you will be supported in finding a work placement relevant to your study.

  • • Undergo continual assessment by written tests, assignments and practical observations
    • You will build a portfolio of evidence including pre-observations and finals
    • Attend a work placement to gain industry knowledge
    • Attend weekly tutorial support to develop your employability skills through My WorkSearch
    • Enrichment activities

  • Whilst the primary purpose of this qualification is to support you to progress to the next level of vocational learning, career opportunities also exist as a Nail Technician in a variety of contexts, including:

    • Commercial Nail salons
    • Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings

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