Nails Level 2 Diploma at Sheffield College
This is a 1 year full time course.
About the course
This is an intermediate vocational qualification.
You will study core and specialist units in manicures, pedicures, nail technology including tips and overlays (silk/acrylic), nail art, health and safety, anatomy and physiology. You will develop specialist skills in nail extensions including gel tips and nail art. You will learn about giving advice to clients on certain products, nail care and maintenance and how to identify nail conditions that require treatment.
Functional Skills lessons also form an important part of your course. This will include maths or English to help you improve your skills in these areas. You will be given passwords for our online learning materials to support your learning.
You will be asked to purchase a uniform which must be worn at all times when in the salon. You will also need to have some key pieces of equipment that will be discussed when you come to the transition event. Those in financial hardship can apply for help from the college's Learner Support Fund.
Will this course suit me?
This course is ideal for students who want to focus entirely on nails and work as a nail technician out in industry. You need to be creative and enjoy designing nail art and be patient and careful in your work with a steady hand. This area is client focused so good communication skills are essential. It is a good idea to keep up to date with current nail fashion trends.
Level 2 Nail Services
4 GCSEs at Grade 3 or above including English Language
The course is assessed entirely by coursework therefore you need to have good time management skills and be able to work to targets and deadlines. Practical assessments will be carried out in the salon following training and practice on real paying clients.
At The Sheffield College we will always do our best to support you through your studies, to make them as stress free as possible. We have a specialist support team who can give you all the advice you need on all things financial, including what might be available to you, so that you don’t go short and you can concentrate all your efforts into your studies.
If you meet the eligibility criteria we’ll be able to support you with free meals. You’ll get an amount of money that you can use within the college shops and diners per day. This will be added to your student ID card which you will just swipe to purchase items.
Students (including Apprentices) of The Sheffield College who live in South Yorkshire are eligible for a 16–18 Student Pass which entitles pass holders to cheaper travel on buses and trams in South Yorkshire. Pass holders are also entitled to half fare on Northern train services in South Yorkshire.
Learner Support Fund
If you are enrolled with us, you may receive support towards the cost of:
Books and materials
Uniform and equipment
Essential course trips
- DBS checks needed for your course (previously known as CRB)
UCAS registration fee and travel to interviews when applying for university
Where can it lead?
You could progress onto the NVQ Level 3 Nails or level 2 Beauty Therapy course.
How to apply
School pupils in Sheffield should apply online with the help of their school. Other students can apply using a paper application form available from any college campus, by phoning 0114 2602600, or downloading one from our website www.sheffcol.ac.uk
Why not come and see for yourself. Visit us on one of our open evenings and meet the people who will be teaching you, have a chat about what the course involves and look round our fantastic facilities where you’ll be learning.
Our City, Hillsborough, Peaks and Olive Grove campuses will be open on the following days:
- Monday 20th November 2017, 3.30pm - 7pm
- Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm
- Wednesday 7th March 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm
- Thursday 17th May 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm
How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.