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Nail Services Apprenticeship Level 2 at Basingstoke College of Technology

Course description

This course is designed to aid apprentices in becoming competent nail technicians to level 2 by attending an individualised learning programme, incorporating remote learning and bespoke training programmes. This course is based on 12 months duration. Learners will attend college 1 day per week.

Course Length: 12 months

Course Location: Workplace plus 1 day a week at college

Course fee: if applicable

Start Date: Flexible  

Course content

This apprenticeship programme covers a range of practical skills and underpinning knowledge and includes the following four components:

1. Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services

Mandatory units include:

  • G4 - Fulfil salon reception duties
  • G8 - Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work
  • G18 - Promote additional services or products to clients
  • G20 - Ensure responsibilty for actions to reduce risks to health and safety
  • N2 - Provide manicure services
  • N3 - Provide pedicure services
  • N4 - Carry out nail art services
  • N5 - Apply and maintain nail enhancements to create a natural finish

2. Functional Skills in Maths and English (Level 2) - Integrated into the NVQ Diploma

3. Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

4. Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Entry requirements

Attendance at an advice and guidance session is required before enrolment. Candidates must be currently working in a nail bar/beauty salon or similar establishment. Registration with the awarding body is required and will take place within the first month of the course.


Certification is achieved through continuous assessment of practical, oral and written assessments. A portfolio of evidence will also be produced during the course. Individualised learning programme incorporated with blended learning.

Financial information

If you are aged 16-18, tuition and registration fees are free. 
If you are aged 19 or over, tuition and registration fees are payable at the start of each year of study; please ask for details.
If you are aged 24 or over, you may be eligible for a Student Loan to assist with your fees; please ask for details.

Future opportunities

Employment within a salon environment.

Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Nail Services

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Basingstoke College of Technology directly.

Last updated date: 27 January 2016

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