NAIL TECHNOLOGY - LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA

Duration: 36 weeks
Level: Level 3
Last Updated: 21-07-20

The Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology will prepare you to enter the beauty therapy industry as a nail technician.

This is a vocational qualification, covering all of the required elements to successfully work in industry, with learners studying a range of modules from Sculpting, Acylic and 3D Nail Art to Health and Wellbeing.

Successful completion of the course will allow you to progress into employment, with the course providing opportunities for those looking to begin a career in industry, as well as those already working in the beauty sector, looking to expand their skills to provide a wider range of treatments to clients.
 

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

As part of the course you will study a range of modules, including:

  • Sculpting
  • Acrylic
  • UV Gel
  • E Filing
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Semi-Permanent Lashes
  • Infilling and Backfilling
  • Repair and Rebalance
  • 3D Nail Art

All modules will help you to develop the essential skills needed for success in industry. To achieve the qualification, you will need to complete and submit an online work portfolio and complete and pass five online exams.

HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

As a beauty learner at Preston’s College, you will perfect your skills in our on-site bespoke salon, Elements. The salon is home to a fully furnished beauty salon containing 11 treatment beds, a nail room containing 21 workstations, a hair salon and demonstration workshops, where you will practice on both fellow learners and paying clients.

This is a highly practical course, but there is theory behind the practical, which will be studied and assessed. You can expect to spend 50% of your time undertaking practical work and the remaining 50% in the classroom, learning the theory behind the application.

As the course is designed to prepare all learners for employment, you will go on trips and visits to trade shows, including Beauty North and industry suppliers, including Hello Gorgeous. Guest speakers will also visit college, to present and provide demonstrations, including NSI. The course also provides opportunities to participate in a range of industry specific competitions.

As our on-site facilities reflect industry working practices, you will be required to wear all black whilst in the nail salon, or, if you are already working in industry and have a uniform, you can wear your salon uniform.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

You will be assessed throughout the course, as your practical skills develop. You will be required to demonstrate your skills on paying clients and build a portfolio of evidence. To achieve the qualification, you will need to complete and submit an online work portfolio and complete and pass five online exams.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW?

In order to develop your technical skills, you will be required to purchase professional NSI products, relevant to the course. Preston’s College recognises that kit and uniform costs can be a worry, but did you know that you may be entitled to financial support from the college bursary. More information will be provided to you on your first day.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

L2 Nail Technology Certificate or L2 in Nail Treatments Certificate.

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