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Hair, Beauty and Related Studies - Diploma in Nail Technology (Level 3) at Hopwood Hall College

Course description

This is an advanced qualification for those who aspire to, or currently work within the nail industry.
You will study nail extension systems (UV gel/liquid/wraps) as well as advanced techniques in airbrush nail design.
Students will get the opportunity to develop the skills learned in the classroom in our own commercial Riverside Salon.

Course content

• Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon
• Enhance and maintain nails using UV gel/liquid/wraps
• Airbrush design for nails
• Design and apply nail art
• Explore technological developments
• Create an Image based on a theme
• Competition work

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs grade C or above to include English and Mathematics OR BTEC Level 2 qualification OR NVQ Level 2 OR VRQ Level 2.

Financial information

No cost for 16-19 year olds.

Future opportunities

After completing this course the next stage is to progress onto the VRQ Level 4 Salon Management (at Hopwood Hall), Higher Education or employment.

For further information on where this course can lead, speaking to a tutor can help identify the right pathways and destinations for your future. They can also refer you to the most relevant people for more targeted support and information should it be needed.

Further information

For more information please visit, pick up a prospectus from the Rochdale or Middleton Campus or call us on 0161 6437560.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: Year 1
  • Course code: HABL3NTFR1


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