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Beauty – Nail Technology Level 3 Diploma

Course Code: 25592-01

If you are interested in learning more about nails, this is the course for you!

The Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Nail Technology is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in providing manicure and pedicure treatments and how to apply and maintain nail enhancements which includes gel, acrylic and fibreglass systems.


Cost 16-18 no fee. 19+ £3,345 (Fees may be subject to change) Advanced Learner Loan may be applied for.
When Duration1 Year
Level3 Attendancepart

The practical elements are consolidated by the underpinning theory elements. Our highly motivated staff who teach on this programme are anticipating working with enthusiastic, dedicated pro-active students who wish to become successful beauty therapists in a worldwide market.

Units you will learn:

Promote and sell products and services to clients

Business practice

Anatomy and physiology for hands and feet

Enhance and maintain nails using light cured gel, including hard gels

Liquid and powder nail enhancements

Create and apply nail art

The creation and presentation of a mood board, look book and an industry portfolio

Chemistry of nail products


Gel polish nail services

Create airbrush design for nails

Nail wrap enhancement systems

Competition work for the nail industry

Enhancing nails using electrical files


Students will develop practical skills to perform a range of nail applications meeting the specification of VTCT awarding body requirements.

These skills will allow students to work both independently and as a team, to gain a professional awareness in preparation for industry.

Communication and interpersonal skills are desirable for employment will also be enhanced.


Students will be assessed through practical observation, oral questioning, written assignments and end of unit testing.


Classrooms and purpose-built salons


Students ideally should have 3 GCSEs at grades C-D including Maths and English, or a Level 1 qualification in Beauty Therapy with the appropriate level of English and Maths. However previous experience and references will be considered.

If you are under 19 and you do not already have English & Maths GCSE grades A-C or equivalent you will be required to undertake GCSE or Functional Skills alongside your main qualification.

The qualification is recognised both nationally and internationally at commercial level and is recognised for progression to other Beauty and Complementary Therapy programmes at Levels 3 and 4.


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