Level 2 Nail Technology Award (Beauty)

Start date(s):
23 Sep 2019, 09 Mar 2020
10 weeks
Level 2
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Part Time
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Awarded by:
City & Guilds
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:
Full Cost Course - £325
(previous year's fees)


This part-time course is ideal for those who wish to embark on a career in the nail industry. You will gain skills in the application of acrylic, how to apply a full set, in-fills and removal techniques.

On completion of the course, you will be able to prepare and enhance natural nails, and apply and infill artificial nails. You will also have gathered evidence to form a portfolio to help you seek employment in the industry.
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This course will provide you with a thorough knowledge and understanding of the structure and function of the skin and nails.

You will learn the Health & Safety regulations associated with working in the nail industry, as well as practical nail enhancement skills.

You will gain real life experience of the practical skills you have learnt by performing nail preparation, maintenance and enhancement services. You will be able to apply your knowledge to both natural and artificial nails.


  • Structure and Function of Skin and Nails
  • Employment Standards
  • Development of Practical Skills
  • Creating Evidence for Portfolio
  • Health & Safety.

Time commitment

Average number of hours per week

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5.30-8.30 pm
*Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

Teaching & assessment

You will complete two written assignments on the topics detailed below:
  1. Nail Enhancement
  2. Health & Safety

You will be required to complete a minimum of three practical assessments, these include:
  • Two full sets of nail enhancements
  • Two full sets of nail maintenance
  • A full set of infills.

You will complete a treatment plan for each client – it is advised you add this to a portfolio.

Maths and English

As this is a full cost course you will not be required to undertake any formal maths or English qualification. The course does however promote opportunities to develop and enhance these skills.

Industry links:

The programme is delivered by an industry professional, therefore, you will gain a valuable insight into the realities of working within the sector. You will receive guidance on product purchasing throughout the course.


There is no compulsory placement on this programme, however, we advise learners gain practical experience whether this be practicing on friends and family or volunteering at a salon.

You could progress to further qualifications relating to nail technology. Alternatively, you could seek employment within the industry, or go self-employed.

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For product information and prices, visit: NSI Nails, Alan Howard, Ellisons and Salon Services.
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No funding is available as this is a Full Cost Course.
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Fees and funding

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Additional Costs

You will be required to purchase a uniform and kit for your course. Information on prices for these items are detailed on the forms below.

You can purchase your kit using this form.

If you need to register to take the mandatory Health & Safety Award, you will be required to pay an additional cost of £33.00. This is only payable if you haven't already got a certificate in Health & Safety, relating to the hair and beauty industry.

Interview Instructions

You will be contacted with further details.

Entry Criteria

No formal beauty qualifications needed to study this course, it would be advantageous to have some interest in the sector.