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Nail Services Level 3 at Craven College

Course description

Level 3 Nail Services Diploma offers many opportunities and career pathways; it is closely linked to the fashion industry which is fast and ever changing. This course will push your levels of creativity in nail art and airbrush designs through experimentation, trial and error.

Based on the High Street Skipton, our commercial Nail Salon gives you the opportunity to fine tune your skills whilst working on real paying clientele. You will be working in our spacious professional Nail Salon using the most up-to-date equipment including the latest LED lamps and professional products from BrillBird. Our tutors are highly qualified practising nail technicians with a wealth of experience and industry know-how, so you will be kept up to date with new and emerging trends and techniques.

Visits, such as to the Professional Beauty North Show in Manchester, will reinforce your learning and ensure you are on trend. Regular workshops from industry specialists, for example Nubar nails, extend your knowledge of the industry. Competition entry is also encouraged and Nail Services students have had particular success in the WorldSkills UK events.

You will be required to purchase a kit and wear a uniform for the practical aspects of your course.

Course content

  • Monitoring procedures to safely control work operations
  • Contributing to the financial effectiveness of the business
  • Enhancing & maintaining nails using UV gel
  • Enhancing & maintaining nails using liquid & powder
  • Enhancing & maintaining nails using wraps
  • Planning & creating nail art designs
  • Developing a range of creative nail designs
  • Airbrush design for nails

Entry requirements

Nail Services Level 2 
English & Maths GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C)


Written examination and practical examination

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Future opportunities


  • Foundation Degree


  • Nail Bar/Salon
  • Beauty Salon
  • Cruise Ship, Hotel Spa
  • Product or Manufacturing Company

Further information

At Craven College we want you to be successful both during your time here at College and anything you decide to do after College.

The support services within College exist to help support you to get the most out of your course:Craven College Support

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Craven College directly.

Last updated date: 05 September 2017
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