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Nail Services Level 2 (NVQ) Diploma at Preston's College

Course description

The Nail Services Apprenticeship offers a combination of qualifications, that will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to work as a Nail Technician. This Apprenticeship covers a range of creative skills used in nail services, such as cleaning, decorating, extending and pampering nails.

Course content

Units of study:

– Fulfil salon reception duties
– Develop and maintain your effectiveness
– Provide manicure services
– Provide pedicure services
– Carry out nail art services
– Apply nail enhancements to create a natural finish
– Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety

You will also undertake Key/Functional Skills and a Technical Certificate alongside the programme while attending College on a day release basis.

Entry requirements

All Apprenticeships require an initial assessment, interview and employment in the industry. At Level 2, you’ll also need four GCSEs at grade D or above including English and maths. You will need to have good people, dexterity and communication skills as well as a desire to work professionally with the general public.


You will be assessed in one or more of the following ways:

– Course work
– Exams
– Oral questioning
– Portfolio of evidence
– Practical demonstration/assignment
– Practical examination
– Written examination

Future opportunities

The Level 2 Apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to progress on to the Level 3 Apprenticeship in Nail Services.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Preston's College directly.

Last updated date: 25 May 2016
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