Course overview

Nail Services Level 2 City of Bristol College

This course is available as a full-time, one-year course for 16-18 year olds.

It is also available part-time, one-day-a-week for adults aged 19 and over.

The course is accredited by City & Guilds and is an NVQ. Both pathways will give you the skills and knowledge required to perform a professional standard manicures, pedicures and other nail treatments on paying clients.

Additional information

Who is it for?

This course is for young people aged 16-18 and adults aged 19 and over, who have an interest in learning more about correct nail care to a professional, salon standard.

What you'll learn

Nail treatments are hugely popular treatments which are core services delivered by most beauty salons, nail bars, spas and hotels, and also as treatment offered in other settings where beauty and complementary therapies are delivered to aid relaxation and well-being. In addition to enhancing the appearance of nails through the application of tips, nail services can keep skin smooth, improve nail health, increase blood circulation and aid relaxation.
You will learn about hand, foot, leg and arm anatomy and the important factors which may prevent different treatments and being able to identify it. You will learn how to analyse, improve and maintain the condition of skin and nails. You will also cover application of nail art using a variety of products and techniques and you will learn to apply tips with acrylic and gel overlay.
Other areas you will cover includes: manicure, pedicure, hand and foot massage as well as the importance of safe application and storage of chemicals before, during and after use.

Entry requirements

To join this course, you will need a grade 3 (D) or above in GCSE English or alternatively a Level 1 Functional Skills.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

You will need to dress appropriately to work safely and professionally, in a college uniform, with flat closed dark shoes, minimal jewellery and long hair tied back. All nails must be bare when you arrive in class, so that you can practice on them.
You will be assessed on this course through online exams and a number of practical assessments to complete.

Future career and study opportunities

When you complete this course, you will be able to offer this treatment to paying clients, either to begin or extend your career in beauty therapy. If you took the course for personal interest, and now want to develop professionally, you might be able to progress on to our Level 3 Nail Services course.
Former students have gone on to open their own salons, work independently and they have previous been successful at college and national competitions.

Additional costs

You will need to buy a uniform which costs £32 as well as a nail kit which is approximately £310. If you are on a limited income, you may be eligible to receive help with these costs from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

Blended learning

To keep our students and staff safe, we’re reducing the number of people in our buildings at one time.

To achieve this, most of our courses will include sessions taught at the college supported by online learning to help you reach your full potential.

Find out more about how we’ve adapted due to COVID-19.

Guaranteed place for 16-18 year olds

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Fees and applications

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Nail Services Level 2 SBSA
Bristol
Course Code
LMP1026C01-1
Dates
18/09/2020 - 02/07/2021
Duration
1 years
Days
Fri
Hours per week
5.00
Start Time
09:15
Location
SBSA
Fee
This course costs £995. If you are aged 19 or over, you may be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
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Nail Services Level 2 SBSA
Bristol
Course Code
LMF1026C01-1
Dates
01/09/2020 - 25/06/2021
Duration
36 weeks
Days
Weds & Fri
Hours per week
9.00
Start Time
09:15
Location
SBSA
Fee
This course costs £995. If you are aged 16-18 and looking to study full time; you will not pay any tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, you may also be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
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Course Code Dates Duration Days Hours per week Start Time Location Fee
LMP1026C01-1 18/09/2020 - 02/07/2021 1 years Fri 5.00 09:15 SBSA
This course costs £995. If you are aged 19 or over, you may be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
Enquire
LMF1026C01-1 01/09/2020 - 25/06/2021 36 weeks Weds & Fri 9.00 09:15 SBSA
This course costs £995. If you are aged 16-18 and looking to study full time; you will not pay any tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, you may also be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
Enquire Apply