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Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology

Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology

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Qualifications: VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology
Prerequisites: None required
Duration: 15 weeks for fast track mode OR up to 2 years for flexible mode
Short Description: The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology is a job ready qualification based on National Occupational Standards for Beauty Services.
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Next Fast Track Group = 22nd FEBRUARY 2024

At UK Beauty School, we offer the VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology course in a structure that suits you. The 15 week fast track saves you a lot of time compared to the Further Education College route. You will attend on 1 day a week for the 15 weeks to complete your practical training, online exams and assessments. We understand that this mode of study is not for everyone so we also offer this same qualification in a flexible study mode. This mode allows you to attend on the days that suit you and complete the qualification at your own pace


The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology contains the following units:

Provide manicure treatments

This unit is about providing manicure services to clients. You will learn about consulting with the client, recognising any contra-indications, preparing for the service and producing a treatment plan. You will also learn about filing and buffing the nails, using skin and cuticle treatments, massaging the hand and lower arm and using a suitable nail finish.

Provide pedicure treatments

This unit is about providing pedicure services to clients. It covers consulting with the client, recognising any contra‑indications, preparing for the service and producing a service plan. It also covers filing the nails, applying skin and cuticle treatments, cleaning and drying the feet, removing excess hard skin, massaging the foot and lower leg, and providing a suitable nail finish.

Apply and maintain nail enhancements

This unit is about providing services to enhance and maintain nails on the hands and feet. It covers consulting with clients to establish their requirement and recognising any contra-indications that may affect the service. It also covers repairing and removing nail enhancements.

Enhance nails using electric files

The unit is about the safe and appropriate use of electric files during the processes of preparing and finishing overlay materials. The unit also covers safe and professional preparation and maintenance of the electric file hand piece and attachments.

Design and apply nail art

This unit is about planning and creating individual nail art designs to suit the client and occasion. It covers consulting with the client, recognising any contra-indications, preparing for the service and creating a nail art design using a range of nail art products. The nail art designs and techniques covered by this unit include 3D embedding, colour blending, marbling, painting and alternative tip shapes.

Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon

Through this unit you will develop your skills in a supervisory role focusing on health and safety within your salon. You will recognise salon hazards, carry out risk assessments and then implement the necessary actions. You will monitor and support your colleagues to ensure your salon complies with health and safety requirements. You will implement and supervise salon procedures for all aspects of salon safety and security including the need for insurance.

Client care and communication in beauty-related industries

This is a preparation for work unit which is based on capability and knowledge. This unit is about client care and communication in beauty-related industries. You will develop your ability to adapt the provision of client care and your communication skills, to the needs of different clients, as well as learn how to manage client expectations.

Maintaining personal health and wellbeing

The aim of this unit is to develop your knowledge and understanding of how to maintaining your own health and wellbeing. This will include setting a personal action plan, having clear goals, regular monitoring, reviewing activities, evaluating your progress and updating your action plan. This is a continuous cycle for monitoring your eating, lifestyle, exercise and weight management.

Display stock to promote sales in a salon

In this unit you will learn how to create an eye‑catching display using promotional materials, equipment and stock from your salon. Through careful planning, preparation and maintenance of your display, you will learn how to promote your salon and increase sales of services and retail products. You must follow safe working practices during the assembly and dismantling stages of the display.

Promote products and services to clients in a salon

Through this unit you will develop a sound knowledge of the products and services offered in your salon. You will learn how to promote these products and services by providing accurate information, describing the benefits and features to your clients, being able to identify buying signals, secure an agreement and close a sale.


Mode of Study

At UK Beauty Schools, we run this qualification in a fast track form and flexible form. These 2 different structures allow you to select the most appropriate for your so that you can fit your studies around your current commitments.

For the fast track course, you will attend the school for 1 day a week for 15 weeks where you will complete all your practical training, live assessments and exams. Home study (practice diary, case studies and assessments) are to be completed throughout the week, around your school attendance

For the flexible course, you will attend the practical day for 1 unit, complete the home study elements (practice diary, case studies and assessments) and then return to the school for your live assessments and exams. Once the unit is complete, you will go through the same process for the rest of the units until the qualification is complete. You will get up to 2 years to complete the qualification with this route, however, it can be completed in as little as 6 months. Failure to complete the qualification within 2 years could result in additional assessments fees.

By signing up for the qualification, you are making a commitment to completing all requirements for the course (including case studies and assignments) so please ensure that you chose the most appropriate route for you. 

Registration remains active for 2 years. If registration lapses you will be required to pay any fees for re registering. 

If you need assessment or exam days to be rescheduled there will be a fee of £40. 

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