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Nail Services Advanced Diploma at Derby College

Course description

If you are aiming to work as a senior nail technician, this course will provide you with all the skills and understanding you need. You will develop advanced nail enhancement techniques, including skills in the use of electrical equipment.

Course content

You will study:

  • Enhancing the appearance of natural nails using artificial nail systems
  • How to apply sculptured gel and acrylic tips, fibreglass and gel overlays
  • How to maintain and repair nails
  • Nail art services including air brushing
  • Infills and backfills using a drill
  • Designing and creating images including nail art themes and techniques and 3D designs
  • Health and safety
  • Promoting additional services to clients
  • Contributing to the financial effectiveness of the business

Entry requirements

You will need to have already achieved a Level 2 Nail Technician qualification and have GCSE in Maths and English at grade C or Literacy and Numeracy Functional Skills at Level 2.
You will also have a skills test and an interview with a member of the Beauty team.


You will be assessed through a range of methods - practicals, theory testing and oral questioning throughout the programme.

Financial information

There is a kit and uniform to buy. Details will be provided at your interview.

Future opportunities

Further study
You could consider additional Hair and Beauty qualifications to broaden your skills and career potential, or you could look into Business and Management courses.
This Diploma is an ideal platform if you are thinking about selfemployment in the nail industry.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 28 January 2016

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