Nail Services VTCT NVQ Level 2 Diploma Course

Price of Course £1300  Now only £999

Start Date

This course can be started at anytime

Aim of this course

The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services is a job ready qualification based on National Occupational Standards (NOS).

This qualification will provide you with the requisite knowledge, understanding and skills to work competently in the nail industry.

Throughout this qualification you will ensure responsibility to reduce risks to health and safety, fulfil salon reception duties, develop and maintain your effectiveness at work, promote additional services and products to clients,
provide manicure and pedicure services, carry out nail art services and apply and maintain nail enhancements to create a natural finish.

You will be supervised by technical staff and assessed on your occupational competence.

Who is this course for

The VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services is a substantial vocational qualification for learners seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed nail technician.

This qualification is based on the nail services National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK’s leading professional bodies (The British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) and the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT)) as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a junior nail technician.

Entry onto this qualification can be via previous attainment of a Level 1 qualification in beauty therapy and/or a successful skills test and interview.

Why is this qualification most suitable?
This is one of two VTCT qualifications in nail services at Level 2. Whilst both qualifications qualify learners to become nail technicians and gain employment at a junior level, this qualification requires learners to work in a commercial beauty salon, whereby assessments must be carried out on real paying clients in line with the commercial service times. In contrast, the VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Nail Technology can be achieved through gathering evidence in a college’s realistic working environment without the need for real paying clients. Hence, this qualification is for learners seeking to work in and develop their skills in a commercial setting and can only be delivered by colleges that have or have access to a ‘real’ salon and not a realistic working environment.

Nail Services VTCT NVQ Level 2 Diploma

Course Units 

Provide manicure services

This unit is about providing manicure 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 and buffing the nails, using skin and cuticle treatments, massaging the hand and lower arm and providing a suitable nail finish.

To carry out this unit you will need to maintain effective health, safety and hygiene throughout your work. You will also need to maintain your personal appearance and good communication with the client.

Provide pedicure services

This unit is about providing pedicure services to clients.

It covers consulting with the client, recognising any contraindications, preparing for the service and producing a  service plan. It also covers filing the nails, applying skin and cuticle treatments, cleansing and drying the feet, removing excessive hard skin, massaging the foot and lower leg and providing a suitable nail finish.

To carry out this unit you will need to maintain effective health, safety and hygiene throughout your work. You will also need to maintain your personal appearance and good communication with the client.

Carry out nail art services

This unit is about creating nail art designs on the client’s hands and feet. It covers consulting with the client to establish their individual nail art design requirements and recognising any contra-indications that may affect the service. It also covers preparing, applying and finishing the design.

To carry out this unit you will need to maintain effective health, safety and hygiene throughout your work. You will also need to maintain your personal appearance and good communication with the client.

Apply and maintain nail enhancements to create a natural finish

This unit is about providing services to enhance and maintain nails on the hands and feet, to create a natural finish. It covers consulting with the client to establish their requirements and recognising any contra-indications that may affect the service. It also covers preparing and applying natural tips and clear overlays in either UV gel, liquid and powder or wrap systems, and removing nails enhancements.

To carry out this unit you will need to maintain effective health, safety and hygiene throughout your work. You will also need to maintain your personal appearance and good communication with the client.

Fulfil salon reception duties

This unit is about the important skills of welcoming and receiving people entering the salon, handling enquiries, making appointments, dealing with client payments and generally maintaining the reception area.

Dealing with people in a polite manner whilst questioning them to find out what they require forms an important part of this unit.

Develop and maintain effectiveness at work

This unit is about taking responsibility for improving your performance at work and working well with your colleagues so as to make a positive contribution to the overall effectiveness of your salon.

Promote additional services or products to customers

Services or products are continually changing in salons to keep up with client’s expectations. By offering new or improved services and products your salon can increase client satisfaction. Many salons must promote these to be able to survive in a competitive world.

It is equally important for salons that are not in competitive environments to encourage their clients to try new services or products.

This unit is all about your need to keep pace with new developments and to encourage your clients to take an interest in them. Clients expect more and more services or products to be offered to meet their own growing expectations.

They need to be made aware of what is available from your salon to give them a greater choice.

Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety

This unit is about providing you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to be responsible for health and safety in the workplace.

This unit is for everyone at work (whether paid, unpaid, full or part-time). It is about being aware of the main risks in your workplace and knowing how to identify and deal with them.

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