Qualification Information

VTCT Product Code: AB20028 GLH: 329 Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 500/8840/3 Units: 8 Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2018
Level: 2 Minimum Credits: 40

Additional Information

Who is this qualification for?



The VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services (QCF) 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 (QCF) 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.

What does this qualification cover?



This qualification has been specifically designed for the 16-19 age group, and will develop the knowledge and skills to prepare learners for employment as a junior nail technician. Learners will have their nail services skills assessed in a real working environment.

This qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as a nail technician including: the application and maintainenance of nail enhancements to create a natural finish, nail art services, providing manicure and pedicure treatments, fulfilling salon reception duties, promoting additional products and services to clients and effectiveness at work. All units in this qualification are mandatory.

What could this qualification lead to?



Career opportunities exist in a variety of contexts as a junior nail technician, including:

- Commerical nail salon
- Retail concession 'nail bar'
- Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings

Whilst this qualification's primary purpose is to prepare learners for employment as a junior nail technician, learners may choose to develop their skills further by undertaking Technical Level qualifications at Level 3, these include:

- VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services (QCF)
- VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology (QCF)
- VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology Studies (QCF)



Qualification Structure

Mandatory - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 8 components and earn a minimum of 40 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UB200N2 Y/600/7551 Provide manicure services 2 6 53
UB200N3 H/600/8766 Provide pedicure services 2 6 53
UB200N4 A/600/8997 Carry out nail art services 2 4 30
UB200N5 L/600/9099 Apply and maintain nail enhancements to create a natural finish 2 8 61
UG211G4 Y/600/1264 Fulfil salon reception duties 2 3 24
UG211G8 M/600/1268 Develop and maintain effectiveness at work 2 3 30
UG21G18 D/601/0936 Promote additional services or products to customers 2 6 40
UG31G20 A/601/5867 Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety 3 4 38

*For full details of the Rules of Combination for this qualification please see the Qualification Specification/Record of Assessment book.

Documents


*To find specifications for individual units, click on the "Structure" tab of your chosen qualification, select the unit code in the left hand column and on the new page click on the "Download unit book" tab under the unit title.

Centres approved to run this qualification

VTCT accredits centres to offer our qualifications, but cannot advise which centres are running particular courses at any time. Please contact the centre directly to find out if they currently offering your chosen qualification.

NB: The location displayed for each centre is based upon the centre's main address. The location displayed is not necessarily the only location that the centre can deliver VTCT qualifications from. For further information on a centre's delivery capabilities please select the centre's website address.

Centre Name Telephone Website Location
Revolution Academy - Hair and Beauty Training Centre +357 26 930166 Visit website Cyprus
Sapphire Hair And Beauty Academy 01767 601909 Visit website Bedfordshire - Central Bedfordshire
Therapy Learning Centre - Bedfordshire 07956 539922 Visit website Bedfordshire - Central Bedfordshire
Bedfordshire Beauty Academy 01582 451582 Visit website Bedfordshire - Luton
Newbury College 01635 584500 Visit website Berkshire - West Berkshire
Beauty Workshop Training 0118 978 6900 Visit website Berkshire - Wokingham
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College - Filton Campus 0117 909 2357 Visit website Bristol, City of
The Beauty Academy 0845 601 8272 Visit website Cambridgeshire
Macclesfield College 01625 410000 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire East
South Cheshire College 01270 654654 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire East
The Beauty Training College Limited t/a The International Beauty and Holistic Academy 01270 626236 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire East
The International School of Beauty Therapy 01270 626236 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire East
The International School of Beauty Therapy - Chester Academy 01270 626236 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire West and Chester
Sylvia Hodge College of Health and Beauty 01925 652502 Visit website Cheshire - Warrington
Truro - Penwith College 01736 335000 Visit website Cornwall
Truro College 01872 267000 Visit website Cornwall
Furness College 01229 825017 Visit website Cumbria
James Core - AFA 0333 358 3559 Visit website Cumbria
Kendal College 01539 814620 Visit website Cumbria
Chesterfield College 01246 500500 Visit website Derbyshire
East Midlands College of Beauty & Complementary Therapies 01332 368333 Visit website Derbyshire - Derby
KM Training Ltd 01332 343033 Visit website Derbyshire - Derby
Paragon Nail and Beauty Training Academy - Derby 01332 342767 Visit website Derbyshire - Derby
GHQ Training Ltd 01752 218086 Visit website Devon - Plymouth
South Devon College 01803 540485 Visit website Devon - Torbay
Darlington College 01325 503072 Visit website Durham - Darlington
SAKS Education Ltd 01325 341628 Visit website Durham - Darlington
3FIFTY3 Ltd 07498 403977 Visit website Durham - Stockton-on-Tees
Stockton Riverside College 01642 865400 Visit website Durham - Stockton-on-Tees
Total Hair and Beauty Training Academy 07455 866886 Visit website Durham - Stockton-on-Tees
Encompass Consultancy Limited 01482 222463 Visit website East Riding of Yorkshire
Butterflies Training Academy 01482 581321 Visit website East Riding of Yorkshire - Kingston upon Hull
Sussex Coast College Hastings 01424 458395 Visit website East Sussex
Adult Community Learning - Chelmsford 0345 603 7635 Visit website Essex
Adult Community Learning - Colchester 01206 798488 Visit website Essex
Adult Community Learning - Maldon 0333 013 2183 Visit website Essex
Debut Training Academy Ltd 01268 560552 Visit website Essex
Escala Beauty Academy 01702 555566 Visit website Essex
South Essex College of Further and Higher Education - Basildon Campus 0845 521 2345 Visit website Essex
Specialist Trade Courses - Romford 01279 210005 Visit website Essex
Revive Hair and Beauty 01702 335353 Visit website Essex - Southend-on-Sea
South Essex College of Further and Higher Education - Southend Campus 0845 521 2345 Visit website Essex - Southend-on-Sea
Southend Nail and Beauty School 01702 619949 Visit website Essex - Southend-on-Sea
South Essex College of Further and Higher Education - Thurrock Campus 0845 521 2345 Visit website Essex - Thurrock
Hayden Health and Beauty Training Academy 0844 335 0152 Visit website Gloucestershire
II Intuitive 01594 846293 Visit website Gloucestershire
Evolve Academy Ltd 0161 457 0065 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
Newall Green High School - Sixth Form Centre 0161 234 4654 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
The Beauty Academy - Manchester 0845 601 8272 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
The Central Manchester College of Health and Beauty 0161 236 7181 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
The Manchester College - Northenden Campus 0161 614 8000 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
Oldham College 0161 785 4070 Visit website Greater Manchester - Oldham
Stockport College 0161 296 5000 Visit website Greater Manchester - Stockport
Wigan and Leigh College 01942 761600 Visit website Greater Manchester - Wigan
Wigan and Leigh College - Leigh Campus 01942 761452 Visit website Greater Manchester - Wigan
Eastleigh College 023 8091 1028 Visit website Hampshire
The Southern School of Beauty Therapy 023 9225 6375 Visit website Hampshire
Highbury College 023 9238 3131 Visit website Hampshire - Portsmouth
West London School of Beauty - South 020 8755 4855 Visit website Hampshire - Portsmouth
Debut Training Academy - Wormley 01992 848039 Visit website Hertfordshire
Vanilla Hair Academy - AFA 0333 358 3559 Visit website Hertfordshire
The Isle of Wight College 01983 526631 Visit website Isle of Wight
Allen & Walden Kent College of Beauty Therapy 01474 353536 Visit website Kent
East Kent College 01843 605040 Visit website Kent
Gemini Beauty Academy 01732 842279 Visit website Kent
Kent School of Beauty 01233 732170 Visit website Kent
Mid-Kent College - Maidstone Campus 01634 383447 Visit website Kent
North Kent College - Dartford 01322 629400 Visit website Kent
North Kent College - Gravesend 01322 629400 Visit website Kent
Reynolds Training Academy 01322 275807 Visit website Kent
The Towers School and 6th Form Centre 01233 653531 Visit website Kent
TNB Skills Training - Folkestone 01303 256305 Visit website Kent
Aesthetics Academy 01634 295700 Visit website Kent - Medway
Mid-Kent College - Medway Campus 01634 383447 Visit website Kent - Medway
UK Beauty Schools Ltd - Kent 01634 827677 Visit website Kent - Medway
Posh Nailz Training 01706 551810 Visit website Lancashire
Preston's College 01772 225001 Visit website Lancashire
West Lancashire College 01695 52300 Visit website Lancashire
Blackpool and the Fylde College - Bispham Campus 01253 504625 Visit website Lancashire - Blackpool
Brooksby Melton College 01664 850850 Visit website Leicestershire
Excellence-Solutions Limited T/A Candor Professional Beauty Academy - Leicester 020 8004 8835 Visit website Leicestershire - Leicester
New College Stamford 01780 484300 Visit website Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire Beauty Therapy and Make-up Academy Ltd 07745 437513 Visit website Lincolnshire - North Lincolnshire
North Lindsey College 01724 281111 Visit website Lincolnshire - North Lincolnshire
The Adult College of Barking and Dagenham 020 8270 4722 Visit website London - Barking and Dagenham
Lily Hair and Beauty Salon 020 3302 0791 Visit website London - Barnet
Profile Training Academy 020 8959 0512 Visit website London - Barnet
Sister Beauty Centre Ltd 020 3302 0161 Visit website London - Barnet
Felicity Natural Beauty LTD 020 8450 7326 Visit website London - Brent
Queens Beauty Academy - Alperton 07747 603333 Visit website London - Brent
TLT Academy Ltd 020 8462 3662 Visit website London - Bromley
California Nail Training Centre 020 7431 8988 Visit website London - Camden
Queens Beauty Academy Ltd 07747 603333 Visit website London - Camden
The Beauty Academy - London 0845 601 8272 Visit website London - Camden
Serenity Beauty Academy by Klaudia Lucas 020 8575 5547 Visit website London - Ealing
Naillounge Training 07572 421336 Visit website London - Enfield
The Beauty Training Centre Ltd 07943 868678 Visit website London - Enfield
The London Institute of Cosmetology 07957 257499 Visit website London - Enfield
The World of Work 020 3589 6723 Visit website London - Enfield
Shooters Hill Sixth Form College 0208 319 9700 Visit website London - Greenwich
Terri Brooke College 020 8850 1717 Visit website London - Greenwich
West London College 020 7565 1200 Visit website London - Hammersmith and Fulham
Centre for Advanced Studies T/A City of London College (N8 Centre) 020 7247 2177 Visit website London - Haringey
City and Islington College 020 7700 9200 Visit website London - Haringey
Perfect Nails Studio & Academy 020 8341 5378 Visit website London - Haringey
Deeda Hair and Beauty 07904 956152 Visit website London - Harrow
Harrow College 020 8909 6451 Visit website London - Harrow
CS Beauty Academy 01708 442087 Visit website London - Havering
Essex Beauty Training School 07743 849771 Visit website London - Havering
Halls of Ivy Beauty Academy & DABD 01708 766395 Visit website London - Havering
Havering Beauty Academy Ltd 01708 472727 Visit website London - Havering
SHE Compliancy Limited 01708 477716 Visit website London - Havering
Therapy Learning Centre 07956 539922 Visit website London - Havering
UK Beauty Schools Ltd - Essex 01708 369055 Visit website London - Havering
Fingertips and Beauty 020 8861 1459 Visit website London - Hillingdon
Nails & Co 01923 826668 Visit website London - Hillingdon
West London School of Beauty 020 8755 4855 Visit website London - Hounslow
The London Institute of Cosmetology - Nerertiti Ltd 07957 257499 Visit website London - Islington
Lewisham Southwark College - Lewisham Campus 020 3757 3000 Visit website London - Lewisham
Powder and Blush Beauty Academy 0844 272 1482 Visit website London - Lewisham
Tropics Global Concepts Ltd 020 8691 0766 Visit website London - Lewisham
Sarahartistry 07903 864000 Visit website London - Redbridge
Sharllete Aesthetics 07853 396767 Visit website London - Redbridge
Centre for Advanced Studies T/A City of London College (London Bow Centre) 020 7247 2177 Visit website London - Tower Hamlets
East London Beauty Academy 020 8981 2558 Visit website London - Tower Hamlets
College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London - Leyton 1 020 8004 8835 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London - Leyton 2 020 8004 8835 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London - Walthamstow 020 8004 8835 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
Excellence-Solutions Limited T/A Candor Professional Beauty Academy 0845 467 7754 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
Excellence-Solutions Limited T/A The Trade Academy 0845 467 7754 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
Sitting Prettie Academy - AFA 0333 358 3559 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
Ray Cochrane Beauty School 020 7486 6291 Visit website London - Westminster
Knowsley Community College 0151 477 5850 Visit website Merseyside - Knowsley
Montebello Training Ltd 0151 329 3292 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
Southport College 01704 500606 Visit website Merseyside - Sefton
Style International School of Beauty 01704 808089 Visit website Merseyside - Sefton
Es Paradis College of Nails, Beauty Therapy & Hairdressing 07709 417132 Visit website Merseyside - St. Helens
Gosmart Ltd 07947 001594 Visit website Merseyside - St. Helens
Birkenhead Sixth Form College 0151 652 5575 Visit website Merseyside - Wirral
LivAva Training Academy 0151 651 0101 Visit website Merseyside - Wirral
Wirral Metropolitan College - Conway Park Campus 0151 551 7777 Visit website Merseyside - Wirral
Solis Nail and Beauty Training 0800 644 1164 Visit website Norfolk
Surepass Beauty Academy 01603 360107 Visit website Norfolk
Harrogate College 01423 879466 Visit website North Yorkshire
Redcar and Cleveland College 01642 473132 Visit website North Yorkshire - Redcar and Cleveland
York Learning 01904 554288 Visit website North Yorkshire - York
Tresham College - Corby Campus 0345 658 8990 Visit website Northamptonshire
Tresham College - Kettering Campus 01536 413326 Visit website Northamptonshire
Skills North East Limited 0191 250 4590 Visit website Northumberland
North Nottinghamshire College 01777 504504 Visit website Nottinghamshire
City College Nottingham 0115 910 1455 Visit website Nottinghamshire - Nottingham
New College Nottingham 0115 910 0100 Visit website Nottinghamshire - Nottingham
Weston College 01934 411411 Visit website Somerset - North Somerset
Barnsley College 01226 216710 Visit website South Yorkshire - Barnsley
EMF Hair, Beauty & Nail Training Academy 07889 730630 Visit website South Yorkshire - Barnsley
White Rose School of Health & Beauty - Barnsley 01226 786763 Visit website South Yorkshire - Barnsley
Excellence-Solutions Limited T/A Candor Professional Beauty Academy - Doncaster 020 8004 8835 Visit website South Yorkshire - Doncaster
Oracle Training Consultants Ltd - Doncaster 01302 813900 Visit website South Yorkshire - Doncaster
The Studio Academy Limited 0114 272 2535 Visit website South Yorkshire - Doncaster
RNN Group - Dearne Valley College 01709 513333 Visit website South Yorkshire - Rotherham
Rotherham College 01709 362111 Visit website South Yorkshire - Rotherham
The Serenity Academy 01709 874424 Visit website South Yorkshire - Rotherham
Interserve Learning and Employment (Services) Limited 0114 251 9210 Visit website South Yorkshire - Sheffield
KeyChanges - Unlocking Women's Potential 0114 245 9508 Visit website South Yorkshire - Sheffield
Syreeta's Make Up Academy 07908 253657 Visit website South Yorkshire - Sheffield
The Sheffield College 0114 260 2600 Visit website South Yorkshire - Sheffield
The Sheffield School of Health and Beauty 0114 275 0201 Visit website South Yorkshire - Sheffield
Buxton and Leek College - Leek Campus 0800 074 0099 Visit website Staffordshire
South Staffordshire College - Tamworth Campus 01827 310202 Visit website Staffordshire
Stafford College 01785 223800 Visit website Staffordshire
East Surrey College 01737 772611 Visit website Surrey
Professional Beauty Training 01737 357997 Visit website Surrey
Seaton Burn College 0191 236 1700 Visit website Tyne and Wear - Newcastle upon Tyne
North Warwickshire and Hinckley College 024 7624 3000 Visit website Warwickshire
J B Training Academy Ltd 0121 293 0259 Visit website West Midlands - Birmingham
Little Beauty School Ltd 0121 285 3885 Visit website West Midlands - Birmingham
The Beauty Academy - Birmingham 0845 601 8272 Visit website West Midlands - Birmingham
West Midlands Nail and Beauty Academy 0121 794 0612 Visit website West Midlands - Birmingham
Coventry College (City Campus) 024 76 932932 Visit website West Midlands - Coventry
Halesowen College 0121 602 8025 Visit website West Midlands - Dudley
Sandwell College of Further and Higher Education 0121 556 6000 Visit website West Midlands - Sandwell
Solihull College 0121 678 7000 Visit website West Midlands - Solihull
Blueline Training Academy 07496 562248 Visit website West Yorkshire - Bradford
Bradford College 01274 433333 Visit website West Yorkshire - Bradford
Leeds City College - Keighley Campus 01535 685000 Visit website West Yorkshire - Bradford
Kirklees College - Huddersfield Centre 01484 437000 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
Maximillian Beauty and Holistic Academy 01484 541672 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
Pathway First Ltd t/a Pathway Group 01924 420010 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
Salma's Beauty Academy 01924 511336 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
The White Rose School of Health and Beauty 01484 510625 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
Leeds City College - The Printworks Campus 0113 284 6362 Visit website West Yorkshire - Leeds
The Central College of Health and Beauty - Leeds 0113 246 1966 Visit website West Yorkshire - Leeds
Swindon College 01793 491591 Visit website Wiltshire
Heart of Worcestershire College - Worcester 01905 726631 Visit website Worcestershire
Guernsey College of Further Education 01481 737500 Visit website Guernsey
De' Billiards Academy +91 9872825660 Visit website India
ISAS International Beauty School +91 7507985007 Visit website India
Sidri International Academy for Beauty and Health Sciences +91 8860333825 Visit website India
Sidri International Academy for Skin, Hair and Nutrition +91 7838963383 Visit website India
Peach & Sorrel Beauty Academy +356 2144 6640 Visit website Malta
Fife College 01592 223400 Visit website Fife
Kru Hair and Beauty Academy +34 96 646 3970 Visit website Spain
Coleg Gwent - Ebbw Vale Campus 01495 333777 Visit website Blaenau Gwent
ISA Training 0845 301 8660 Visit website Bridgend
Cardiff and Vale College - City Centre Campus 029 2025 0450 Visit website Cardiff
Coleg Y Cymoedd - Ystrad Mynach 01443 816888 Visit website Cardiff
Coleg Sir Gar - Graig Campus 01554 748000 Visit website Carmarthenshire
Grwp Llandrillo Menai - Coleg Llandrillo 01492 546666 Visit website Conwy
Grwp Llandrillo Menai - Coleg Llandrillo, Rhyl 01745 354797 Visit website Denbighshire
Coleg Cambria - Work Based Learning 01244 831531 Visit website Flintshire
Grwp Llandrillo Menai - Coleg Meirion Dwyfor 01341 422827 Visit website Gwynedd
Grwp Llandrillo Menai - Coleg Menai 01248 370125 Visit website Gwynedd
Neath Port Talbot College - Coleg Castell Nedd Port Talbot 01639 648200 Visit website Neath Port Talbot
Utopia Academy 01834 860000 Visit website Pembrokeshire
Coleg y Cymoedd - Aberdare 01685 887500 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff
Coleg y Cymoedd - Nantgarw 01443 662800 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff
Coleg y Cymoedd - Rhondda 01443 663202 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff
Cardiff and Vale College - Barry Campus 01446 725000 Visit website Vale of Glamorgan

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