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Nail Services NVQ Level 3 Diploma at South Essex College

Course description

This course will give you the skills you need to work in a salon or become a self-employed nail technician. You can also progress to further courses in salon management.

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Course content

  • fibreglass nail enhancements
  • acrylic nail enhancements
  • hard gel nail enhancements
  • develop a range of creative nail images
  • nail art and airbrushing of the nails
  • health and safety
  • maths and English

Entry requirements

  • hold a recognised manicure qualification - if you do not have this there may be the opportunity to achieve this alongside the nail qualification at an additional cost
  • successful attendance at interview event
  • you will be required to purchase salon wear, equipment kit, textbooks and consumables


  • practical assessments
  • coursework
  • multiple choice examinations

Financial information

FREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment

Future opportunities

  • progress to employment in a nail salon

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 23 November 2018
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