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Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services

The VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services (QCF) is for learners seeking a career as a nail technician, this will including gel polish, nail extensions, nail art and nail treatments
Bangor, Downpatrick, Lisburn
1 Year
Level 2
Full-Time, Part-Time

Course Overview

By the end of this training you will have knowledge of the overlay systems available, how to size, shape and blend the nail extension, apply the overlay to the natural nail, maintenance requirements and the correct procedure for removal.

Units will include:

Provide manicure services

Provide pedicure services

Carry out nail art services

Apply and maintain nail enhancements to create a natural finish

Fulfil salon reception duties

Develop and maintain effectiveness at work 

Promote additional services or products to customers

Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety


This course can be done on a Full-time or Part-time basis. 



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Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services




Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services




Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services




Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services


Day: Wed, Thur
Time: 17:30-21:30



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Ideal If:

You would like a career as a nail technician. 

You'll Learn:

How to provide manicure and pedicure services, carry out nail art services and apply and maintain nail enhancements to create a natural finish.  You will also learn how to fulfil salon reception duties, health and safety, develop and maintain effectiveness at work and promote additional services or products to customers.

You'll Love:

The modern beauty salons, Shadeka and Revive which are open to the public and offer excellent work placement for you.  Visits to the Beauty Show in Dublin.

You'll Progress:

Successful completion can lead to a level 3 part-time in Nail Services or part-time Level 3 Beauty Massage route.

You'll Need:

2 GCSEs at Grade C or above (for the full-time course) and successful outcome at skills test and interview. 

Mature students who do not possess the entry requirements will be considered after interview and a skills test. 

The full-time course will be timetabled over 21 hours per week ie - 15 hours of vocational classes, 2 hours per week employability training and 4 hours per week Essential skills English, Maths and ICT.

Full time students who do not have at least a grade C in Maths, English and ICT will be required to complete Essential Skills in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT. 

Students will be required to provide their own materials and equipment eg kit and uniform. There will be an extra cost for these which will be discussed with you by the tutor.  

Completion of the VTCT COVID Infection Prevention qualification is mandatory in the first month of your course.  Part-time students will have an £20 VTCT registration to pay.

Due to current industry guidelines all students when working within the Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy salons in college must wear a mask and a visor. 

Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

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