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Nail Technology VRQ Level 3 Level 3 at The Manchester College

Course description

The VTCT Level 3 Extended Dip in Nail Technologies (QCF) is a vocational qualification that will prepare you for further study at level 4 within Nail sector. The units within this qualification include all the elements required to provide you with a sound basis for further study. The mandatory units cover:• Nail enhancements using light cure gel• Nail enhancements using liquid and powder• Electrical filing for nails• Cosmetic science for nail enhancements• Design and apply nails art• A-P for nail services• Airbrush nail art• Gel polish for nails• Promote and sell products and services• Client Care• Health /Safety in the salon



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• Undergo continual assessment by written tests, assignments and practical observations • You will build a portfolio of evidence including pre-observations and finals• Attend a work placement to gain industry knowledge• Attend weekly tutorial support to develop your employability skills through My WorkSearch• Enrichment activities

Future opportunities

All full-time courses are free to 16-18 year olds who meet funding regulations. For further details please call the Course Enquiry Team on 03333 222 444.

Further information

Whilst the primary purpose of this qualification is to support you to progress to the next level of vocational learning, career opportunities also exist as a Nail Technician in a variety of contexts, including:• Commercial Nail salons• Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 10 April 2018
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    • Northenden Campus is a large, welcoming campus, offering a wide range of courses for school leavers, apprentices, adults and university-level students. We’ve invested £2 million in the campus to make it a great place to study vocational and academic courses. We’ve created a wildlife haven within the grounds and wildlife corridors connecting the site to the beautiful Wythenshawe Park nearby. Some of the facilities at Northenden are open to the public, including beauty salons.

      Facilities at Northenden Campus include:

      • fitness suite
      • football pitch
      • games area
      • large library resource centre (LRC)
      • SkillZone with extensive IT tools
      • art and design workshops
      • canteen and coffee bar
      • purpose built kitchen for catering courses
      • woodwork, ceramics and jewellery workshops
      • photography studios
      • salons (open to the public)
      • wildlife corridors to Wythenshawe Park
      • wildflower meadows
      • habitats for wildlife
      • birdboxes

      Local area

      Northenden is a suburb of south Manchester. There are shops, a supermarket, restaurants and takeaways 15 minutes’ walk from the campus in central Northenden. There are also a small supermarket and shops closer to the campus. Northenden is surrounded by green space. The campus is minutes away from Gib Lane Wood and Wythenshawe Park which includes a community farm. It is also close to the Mersey Valley nature reserve; a riverside walk through miles of countryside and parkland.