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Nail Technology Level 2 at Kendal College

Course description

Do you enjoy practical and creative work? Have you ever thought about working within the nail industry? If the answer to these questions is yes, then this course is for you!

Nails services have expanded significantly over the past few years and clients are demanding more of their nail technician. Our highly specialised programme will provide you with the essential skills to become successful within this rewarding industry.

The VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Nail Technology (QCF) is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in how to provide and maintain nail enhancements and manicure treatments.

You will work alongside enthusiastic and experienced staff and use up-to-date facilities and equipment. The department runs a variety of trips throughout the year, for example, an overseas spa trip. Students also have the opportunity to complete in WorldSkills competitions.

This course will develop your customer care, retailing and team working skills. You will learn how to handle money, multi-task and use your own initiative.

This course usually takes place over 3 days.

All of our learners will be given support with their English and Maths skills where relevant to their main programme. Those students who have not yet achieved a ā€˜Cā€™ grade at GCSE in these subjects will continue to work towards these important qualifications at a level suited to them

Course content

The course teaches intermediate nail techniques needed to enter the nail industry. The Level 2 Certificate in Nail technology is made up of 6 units including:

- Health and safety practice within the salon
- Client care and communication in beauty-related industries
- Manicure treatments
- Nail enhancement (Acrylic, tip and overlay)  
- Basic nail art

The course is a mix of practical and theory sessions delivered by qualified and experienced staff. The emphasis is towards practical development and there are more salon sessions than theory. Initially you will be working on members of your group and you will also be required to model for other students.

Entry requirements

You should have a keen interest and motivation for the subject.

 

Assessment

There is no final examination but you will be continuously assessed using a range of methods including: observation of practical work, oral questions, assignments, online tests and portfolio evidence to demonstrate your understanding.

You will be required to undertake independent study outside the taught sessions and practice your skills. Practical skills will be taught with use of a hand trainer at first, and then you will progress onto working on members of your class for realistic practice.

You will be required to provide at least 4 outside models for your final assessments towards the end of your course.

Financial information

You will be required to purchase a salon uniform (approx. 50 pounds) and a kit (approx. 100 pounds) and text book for your personal use within classes. If the cost of these items would be a challenge and you live in a low income household/ or are in financial hardship, please ask Student Services about the financial support available.

Future opportunities

Students may progress to a junior position within industry and/or progress to VRQ Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 April 2016
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    • The majority of our courses are based at our main site. The College completed a £12.9 million new build project in 2008, which includes reception, conference and seminar suites, hairdressing salons and 250-seat cafe with external balcony. The site also features the stunning Construction and Heritage Centre, which features cutting edge facilities for carpentry and joinery, brickwork, plumbing and electrical installation.

      In October 2010 the College opened the South Lakeland Design Engineering Centre, which has brought engineering back to Kendal College. The Centre, designed in conjunction with local engineering firms including Gilbert Gilkes & Gordon Limited, features state of the art computer numerical control (CNC) machinery, including a 3D printer, which prints out solid models directly from CAD Drawings. The college is currently building a new, purpose-built engineering centre which will open in September 2014 and provide new courses in medical science, engineering and sustainable energy.