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Beauty – Nail Technology Studies VTCT Level 3 Diploma – PART TIME

Course Code: 77025-01

If you are interested in learning more about nails, this is the course for you! As this is an evening course, please note it is only available to students aged 19 and over.



Cost19+ £2,583 (Fees may be subject to change) Advanced Learner Loan may be applied for.
When September 2020Duration1 Year
Level3AttendancePart time

This VTCT Diploma has been specifically designed to develop practical skills in applying and maintaining nail enhancements enabling you to be the best nail technician you can be.

Alongside learning the application and maintenance you will learn advanced nail art skills, including embedding, 3D designs and all up to date acrylic and gel nail art techniques.

Units you will learn:

  • Apply and maintain nail enhancements
  • Enhance nails using electric files
  • Airbrush nail art
  • Design and apply nail art
  • Promote products
  • Client care and communication
  • Health and Safety

On completion of this course you will be  skilled in the application of acrylic nails for any type of nail,. The course covers tip application through to sculpting, along with all aspects of nail art to be able to create customised sets of nails for each customer.


Practical assessment is via a tutor, peer observation and client testimony. Theory work will be assessed by a number of different methods tailored to individual needs, including mandatory multiple choice exams.



Classrooms for theory coursework and purpose-built salons for practical.



Ideally a minimum of Grade 3 in English or equivalent.  Mature learners must have a good grasp of English.  Individual cases will be discussed at interview.  No previous knowledge of nails is required.

Students who complete this course will have the option of direct entry to employment or you may choose to advance your skills further and add to your portfolio of treatments by studying either Beauty Therapy or Hairdressing.


If you are aged 19 or over and considering enrolling on a further education course at Level 3 or above, you may be entitled to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with course fees.

It’s easy to apply for a loan online and repayments are simple. Your household income is not taken into account and there are no credit checks involved.

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Keighley College

Bradford Road, Keighley
West Yorkshire BD21 4HQ United Kingdom

Tel: 01535 685000
Student Absence Line: 01535 685109 / attendance@keighleycollege.ac.uk
Email: enquiries@keighleycollege.ac.uk

Exams Email: exams-KLY@leedscitycollege.ac.uk