L3 VRQ Diploma in Nail Technology

Nail Services Course

Course: L3 VRQ Diploma in Nail Technology

Duration: 6-8 months

Attendance: Wednesday's at present, contact us regarding additional days and we can add you to our waiting list

Funding: Advanced Learner Loan (you may be eligible for a childcare bursary to cover your childcare costs on the day of your training) or Private Funding (no childcare funding)

  • Overview

    The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology is a substantial vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as a nail technician. This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 years or over and will support you to gain employment as a nail technician, as the units contained in this qualification cover all the skills and knowledge required for this role. Entry onto this qualification can be via previous attainment of a Level 2 qualification in beauty therapy and/or a successful skills test and interview.

    This is a vocational qualification and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a nail technician including, mandatory units covering the following: providing manicures and pedicures, applying and maintaining nail enhancements, maintaining personal health and well-being, health and safety and client care.

    You will also have the opportunity to further develop your understanding and skills by selecting a number of optional specialist units which include: designing and applying nail art, air brush designs, enhancing nails with electric files, promoting products and displaying stock to promote sales. The structure of this qualification provides you with the flexibility to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills required to become a nail technician.

    Throughout this qualification you will develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology, health and safety, client care and nail products and equipment. You will develop a range of technical skills enabling you to provide a variety of nail enhancement treatments using different techniques. You will also develop interpersonal skills that will assist you to communicate effectively with clients.

    Course Structure

    Due to the nature of the course you will need to be hardworking, motivated and be prepared to complete at least 16 hours a week of home study which has to be evidenced. It is important to realise that this is a very academic course with a lot of Anatomy and Physiology to learn.

    Throughout the course you will have exams and practical assessments.

    Duration & Start Date

    One day per week attending GHQ Training for 1 Academic Year (excluding school holidays) + 16 hours per week of home study.


    • The course can be funded via an Advanced Learner Loan (subject to eligibility)
    • The course can be privately funded at a cost of £3345 (+ VAT) – payment plans available


    Experience/ knowledge in Beauty is an advantage, however previous qualifications in Beauty Therapy are not essential.

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