Nail Services Diploma

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LOCATION & START DATE
Cornwall College Camborne - 19 September 2023
Cornwall College St Austell - 18 September 2023
LEVEL
Level 2 Levels Explained
DURATION
1 Year
LEARNING AREA
Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy Find out more
ATTENDANCE
Full-time

Nail Services Diploma

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If you are interested in a career as a nail technician, then this course will equip you with the latest skills and know how. This course offers you the skills required to gain employment as a nail technician at Level 2 Standard. You will receive training in manicure, pedicure, nail art, and artificial nail enhancements.

With nail bars becoming a commonplace on the high street, this course will equip you with the essential skills to start employment in this fast growing industry. This is suitable for students new to the beauty industry wanting to become a nail technician in a nail bar or beauty salon.

LOCATION & START DATE
Cornwall College Camborne - 19 September 2023
Cornwall College St Austell - 18 September 2023
LEVEL
Level 2 Levels Explained
DURATION
1 Year
LEARNING AREA
Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy Find out more
ATTENDANCE
Full-time

What you will learn

You will be hands-on from the first week. Learning in our purpose-built nail bar, you will be training in a dynamic and professional commercial environment.

On this course you will get to develop you work based skills; recognising the importance of professional practice. You will learn how to:

Provide manicure services
Provide pedicure services
Carry out nail 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

Our tutors are industry professionals and they will demonstrate the practical techniques as well as best practice so that you can be sure that you are equipped with the skills and know-how to perform these services independently.

Practical skills are developed on hand trainers - once a level of competence is reached clients are to be used for assessment. Theory is delivered alongside each unit and in house exams are set, however emphasis is placed on practical learning.

Students will be expected to wear uniform and present themselves in a professional manner as practical work will be assessed in the commercial salon.

Entry requirements

You will need to have a minimum GCSEs at grade 3 or working towards grade 4 in English and maths.

At Cornwall College, we recognise that applicants without these qualifications can often offer a high level of competence as well as life experience and we will therefore consider all applications on their merits alongside their qualifications.

If you are unsure as to whether or not you meet the requirements, please call the department and ask to speak to the study programme manager who will be happy to discuss it with you.

Work experience

You are expected to find an external work placement while on the course. This will help you gain valuable work experience to help you develop a career in this exciting industry. However, we have work place coordinators that can help you or you may be able to gain work experience in our own commercial Salons open to the public.



Assessment

You will be assessed through either written assignments or online multiple choice questions, as well as practical assessment on customers in our commercial salons that are open to the public.

Progression

Once you have completed the Nail Services Level 2 course, you will have a basic understanding of the nail industry and be ready to move on to the more advanced Level 3 courses.

You could use your newly gained qualification to seek employment in industry. However, it is always an advantage to offer as many different services as possible to your clients, so once you have achieved your Level 2, we would recommend that you enhance your knowledge base and develop your skills by progressing on to the Nail Services Level 3 course at Cornwall College.

Cornwall College Camborne

Cornwall College Camborne

Our Camborne campus has served as a vocational training hub for nearly a century. The iconic Tamar tower and the ‘big top’ that covers our construction and engineering provision, are landmarks known throughout the area. This legacy, combined with an exciting modernisation programme, has made Cornwall College Camborne the home of cutting edge facilities, dynamic learning experiences and fantastic student spaces. Open and modern learning areas, electric vehicle training labs, esports gaming facilities, chill out areas, an award-winning restaurant and plenty more besides, makes this the perfect place to have your #careercollege experience.

Visiting our Camborne campus?  View our visitor information


Cornwall College St Austell

Cornwall College St Austell

Set at the top of St Austell, with incredible views over the bay, our campus boasts ground-breaking facilities and exceptional student spaces. The Keay Theatre area plays host to our famous Altitude Dance Academy and performing arts, while our award-winning student restaurant Cloisters is recognised as one of the best in the country. Brand new electric vehicle training labs set within our modern construction and engineering buildings showcase just some of the incredible opportunities for people in St Austell and beyond. There’s exciting plans ahead as well, so make sure Cornwall College St Austell is home to your #careercollege experience.

Visiting our St Austell campus?   View our visitor information


You will be hands-on from the first week. Learning in our purpose-built nail bar, you will be training in a dynamic and professional commercial environment.

On this course you will get to develop you work based skills; recognising the importance of professional practice. You will learn how to:

Provide manicure services
Provide pedicure services
Carry out nail 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

Our tutors are industry professionals and they will demonstrate the practical techniques as well as best practice so that you can be sure that you are equipped with the skills and know-how to perform these services independently.

Practical skills are developed on hand trainers - once a level of competence is reached clients are to be used for assessment. Theory is delivered alongside each unit and in house exams are set, however emphasis is placed on practical learning.

Students will be expected to wear uniform and present themselves in a professional manner as practical work will be assessed in the commercial salon.

You will need to have a minimum GCSEs at grade 3 or working towards grade 4 in English and maths.

At Cornwall College, we recognise that applicants without these qualifications can often offer a high level of competence as well as life experience and we will therefore consider all applications on their merits alongside their qualifications.

If you are unsure as to whether or not you meet the requirements, please call the department and ask to speak to the study programme manager who will be happy to discuss it with you.

You are expected to find an external work placement while on the course. This will help you gain valuable work experience to help you develop a career in this exciting industry. However, we have work place coordinators that can help you or you may be able to gain work experience in our own commercial Salons open to the public.

You will be assessed through either written assignments or online multiple choice questions, as well as practical assessment on customers in our commercial salons that are open to the public.

Once you have completed the Nail Services Level 2 course, you will have a basic understanding of the nail industry and be ready to move on to the more advanced Level 3 courses. You could use your newly gained qualification to seek employment in industry. However, it is always an advantage to offer as many different services as possible to your clients, so once you have achieved your Level 2, we would recommend that you enhance your knowledge base and develop your skills by progressing on to the Nail Services Level 3 course at Cornwall College.

Cornwall College Camborne

Cornwall College Camborne

Our Camborne campus has served as a vocational training hub for nearly a century. The iconic Tamar tower and the ‘big top’ that covers our construction and engineering provision, are landmarks known throughout the area. This legacy, combined with an exciting modernisation programme, has made Cornwall College Camborne the home of cutting edge facilities, dynamic learning experiences and fantastic student spaces. Open and modern learning areas, electric vehicle training labs, esports gaming facilities, chill out areas, an award-winning restaurant and plenty more besides, makes this the perfect place to have your #careercollege experience.

Visiting our Camborne campus?  View our visitor information


Cornwall College St Austell

Cornwall College St Austell

Set at the top of St Austell, with incredible views over the bay, our campus boasts ground-breaking facilities and exceptional student spaces. The Keay Theatre area plays host to our famous Altitude Dance Academy and performing arts, while our award-winning student restaurant Cloisters is recognised as one of the best in the country. Brand new electric vehicle training labs set within our modern construction and engineering buildings showcase just some of the incredible opportunities for people in St Austell and beyond. There’s exciting plans ahead as well, so make sure Cornwall College St Austell is home to your #careercollege experience.

Visiting our St Austell campus?   View our visitor information


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Dates & Locations

  • Course type 16-19 Adult
  • Level - Level 2
  • Location - Cornwall College Camborne
  • Start Date - 19 September 2023
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  • Course type 16-19 Adult
  • Level - Level 2
  • Location - Cornwall College St Austell
  • Start Date - 18 September 2023
  • Apply Now
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