Qualification Information

VTCT Product Code: AB20114 GLH: 183 Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 500/8915/8 Units: 5 - 8 Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2019
Level: 2 Minimum Credits: 20

Additional Information

Guided Learning Hours


The minimum guided learning hours (GLH) to achieve this qualification is 183GLH.

Primary Outcome


The primary outcome of the VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Nail Treatments (QCF) is to prepare you to enter the specific sector of beauty therapy as a junior nail technician. All the units in this qualification relate directly to the specific job role of junior nail technician.

Overview


The VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Nail Treatments (QCF) is a substantial vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as a junior nail technician. This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 years or over and will support you to gain employment as a junior 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 1 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 junior nail technician including, mandatory units covering the following: providing manicure and pedicure treatments, health and safety and client care and communication.

You will also have the opportunity to further develop your understanding and skills by selecting a number of optional specialist units which include: maintaining nail enhancements, working with others and providing nail art. The structure of this qualification will enable you to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required for the role of junior 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 also develop a range of technical skills enabling you to prepare and enhance the nails and cuticles on the hands and feet using different techniques. You will also develop interpersonal skills that will assist you to communicate effectively with clients.

What could this qualification lead to?


This qualification will prepare you for employment as a junior nail technician. You will also be eligible to join a professional association and gain insurance as a junior nail technician. Career opportunities as a junior nail technician exist in a variety of contexts, including:
- Working in a commercial nail or beauty salon.
- Working in a retail concession nail bar.
- Working independently/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings.

Whilst the primary purpose of this qualification is to prepare you for employment as a junior nail technician, you may choose to develop your skills further by undertaking qualifications at Level 3, these include:

- Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services (QCF)
- Level 3 Award in Nail Enhancements and Advanced Hand and Nail Art Techniques (QCF)
- Level 3 Award in Nail Art (QCF)
- Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology (QCF)

This is one of two VTCT qualifications in nail treatments at Level 2. Whilst both qualifications will qualify you to become a junior nail technician, this qualification allows you to gather evidence in a realistic working environment or real working environment without the need for fee paying clients.

In contrast, the VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services (QCF) has a purpose of confirming competence in a specific job role, rather than preparing you to enter the sector. The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Nail Services (QCF) is larger in size at 329 GLH and also requires you to work in a commercial salon whereby assessments must be carried out on real paying clients in line with commercial service times.

Who supports this qualification?


This qualification is based on the beauty therapy National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK's leading professional association, the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) as being fit for purpose for preparing you for a career as a junior nail technician. Holders of this qualification are eligible to become a professional member of BABTAC. Further information on BABTAC membership can be found here.



Qualification Structure

Mandatory - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 4 components and earn a minimum of 15 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UV20453 A/601/4458 Client care and communication in beauty-related industries 2 2 20
UV20470 T/601/4569 Provide manicure treatments 2 5 48
UV20471 R/601/4448 Provide pedicure treatments 2 5 48
UV20483 R/600/8763 Follow health and safety practice in the salon 2 3 22

Optional - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 1 components and earn a minimum of 5 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UV10478 H/600/6323 Working with others in the hair and beauty sector 1 2 19
UV20399 M/601/3937 Provide and maintain nail enhancement 2 7 46
UV20472 L/601/4450 Provide nail art 2 3 24
UV20490 J/600/8761 Display stock to promote sales in a salon 2 3 24

*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
Perth College of Beauty Therapy +61 8 9361 3111 Visit website Australia
Central Bedfordshire College - Dunstable Campus 01582 477776 Visit website Bedfordshire - Central Bedfordshire
Barnfield College 01582 569500 Visit website Bedfordshire - Luton
Bedfordshire Beauty Academy 01582 451582 Visit website Bedfordshire - Luton
Newbury College 01635 584500 Visit website Berkshire - West Berkshire
Positive Living School of Natural Therapies 01761 411043 Visit website Bristol, City of
Aylesbury College 01296 588588 Visit website Buckinghamshire
Chalfonts Community College 01753 882032 Visit website Buckinghamshire
Karma Academy of Beauty and Holistic Therapies 07979 693505 Visit website Buckinghamshire
Red Barn Training 07877 356600 Visit website Buckinghamshire
Milton Keynes College 01908 637238 Visit website Buckinghamshire - Milton Keynes
Have Training 07787 532827 Visit website Cambridgeshire
Peterborough Regional College 0845 872 8722 Visit website Cambridgeshire - Peterborough
Queen Katharine Academy 01733 383888 Visit website Cambridgeshire - Peterborough
Stanground Academy 01733 821430 Visit website Cambridgeshire - Peterborough
Macclesfield College 01625 410000 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire East
NVQ Nail & Beauty Specialist Academy 01625 505900 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire East
South Cheshire College 01270 654654 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire East
Sylvia Hodge College of Health and Beauty 01925 652502 Visit website Cheshire - Warrington
Truro College 01872 267000 Visit website Cornwall
Truro College - Tregye Campus 01872 267156 Visit website Cornwall
Furness College 01229 825017 Visit website Cumbria
Kendal College 01539 814620 Visit website Cumbria
Professional Therapy Training 01539 592963 Visit website Cumbria
Holistic Therapies Training 01237 423006 Visit website Devon
Lotus Spa Centre 01626 369813 Visit website Devon
South Devon College 01803 540485 Visit website Devon - Torbay
East Durham College 0191 518 2000 Visit website Durham
Darlington College 01325 503072 Visit website Durham - Darlington
3FIFTY3 Ltd 07498 403977 Visit website Durham - Stockton-on-Tees
Total Hair and Beauty Training Academy 07455 866886 Visit website Durham - Stockton-on-Tees
Neroli School of Beauty Therapy 01245 400509 Visit website Essex
Specialist Trade Courses - Romford 01279 210005 Visit website Essex
SW Holistic Training 01702 520539 Visit website Essex - Southend-on-Sea
Hayden Health and Beauty Training Academy 0844 335 0152 Visit website Gloucestershire
II Intuitive 01594 846293 Visit website Gloucestershire
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 Manchester College - Harpurhey Campus 0161 909 6655 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
The Manchester College - Northenden Campus 0161 614 8000 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
Aqua Rosa Training Centre 0845 838 8461 Visit website Greater Manchester - Salford
Stockport College 0161 296 5000 Visit website Greater Manchester - Stockport
AHEd - Peter Symonds College 01962 886166 Visit website Hampshire
Cottage Training Centre 023 8178 6541 Visit website Hampshire
Eastleigh College 023 8091 1028 Visit website Hampshire
Farnborough College of Technology 01252 407208 Visit website Hampshire
Havant & South Downs College 023 9279 7995 Visit website Hampshire
Metis Beauty and Nail Training 07841 621940 Visit website Hampshire
The Academy of Beauty Therapy 01962 733352 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
Herefordshire and Ludlow College 01432 365235 Visit website Herefordshire
Holistic and Beauty Training @ The Rooms 01462 730297 Visit website Hertfordshire
Mount Grace School 07976 588212 Visit website Hertfordshire
North Hertfordshire College - Hitchin Campus 01462 424242 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
East Kent College - Folkestone 01303 858216 Visit website Kent
North Kent College - Dartford 01322 629400 Visit website Kent
North Kent College - Gravesend 01322 629400 Visit website Kent
The Towers School and 6th Form Centre 01233 653531 Visit website Kent
BCTG (Chorley) 01457 607043 Visit website Lancashire
Coburns Training Ltd (Chorley) 01457 607043 Visit website Lancashire
Posh Nailz Training 01706 551810 Visit website Lancashire
Preston Therapy Centre 07796 297071 Visit website Lancashire
Preston's College 01772 225001 Visit website Lancashire
Blackpool and the Fylde College - Bispham Campus 01253 504625 Visit website Lancashire - Blackpool
Excellence-Solutions Limited T/A Candor Professional Beauty Academy - Leicester 020 8004 8835 Visit website Leicestershire - Leicester
Boston College 01205 365701 Visit website Lincolnshire
Boston College Spalding 01775 715880 Visit website Lincolnshire
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
Robert Clack School of Science 020 8270 4200 Visit website London - Barking and Dagenham
Sister Beauty Centre Ltd 020 3302 0161 Visit website London - Barnet
Specialist Trade Courses 01279 210005 Visit website London - Bexley
BCTG (Neasdon) 01457 607043 Visit website London - Brent
Coburns Training Ltd (Neasden) 01457 607043 Visit website London - Brent
Felicity Natural Beauty LTD 020 8450 7326 Visit website London - Brent
Working Men's College - Studio 101 020 7255 4700 Visit website London - Camden
Skin Hair & Beauty Academy 07828 294771 Visit website London - Croydon
Serenity Beauty Academy by Klaudia Lucas 020 8575 5547 Visit website London - Ealing
Touch of Beauty and Holistic Therapy Training Centre 020 8578 3542 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
Shooters Hill Sixth Form College 0208 319 9700 Visit website London - Greenwich
Terri Brooke College 020 8850 1717 Visit website London - Greenwich
Beauty Training Harrow 020 8206 2930 Visit website London - Harrow
UK Beauty Schools Ltd - Essex 01708 369055 Visit website London - Havering
Fingertips and Beauty 020 8861 1459 Visit website London - Hillingdon
Institute of Dermal Sciences 01895 349008 Visit website London - Hillingdon
LHAA / LBTA 020 8953 9344 Visit website London - Hounslow
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
Tropics Global Concepts Ltd 020 8691 0766 Visit website London - Lewisham
Fami Hair and Beauty Institute 020 8518 1688 Visit website London - Redbridge
Sharllete Aesthetics 07853 396767 Visit website London - Redbridge
Beauty Therapy Training Academy 07951 114956 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
Blackburne House 0151 709 4356 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
Elite Spa and Beauty Academy 07941 323398 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
Park Road Liverpool Adult Learning Centre 0151 233 8539 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
The City of Liverpool College 0151 252 1515 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
Element5 Training 07968 226479 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
St Helens College - Town Centre Campus 01744 733766 Visit website Merseyside - St. Helens
Harrogate College 01423 879466 Visit website North Yorkshire
Selby College 01757 211000 Visit website North Yorkshire
Redcar and Cleveland College 01642 473132 Visit website North Yorkshire - Redcar and Cleveland
York College 01904 770200 Visit website North Yorkshire - York
York Learning 01904 554288 Visit website North Yorkshire - York
North Nottinghamshire College 01777 504504 Visit website Nottinghamshire
Vision West Notts College 01623 627191 Visit website Nottinghamshire
Shrewsbury Colleges Group - Shrewsbury College of Arts & Technology 01743 342342 Visit website Shropshire
L&F Inspired Hair Academy Ltd 07867692924 Visit website Somerset
Beauty Oasis Training Centre 01934 642299 Visit website Somerset - North Somerset
Health Academics 01934 713625 Visit website Somerset - North Somerset
Barnsley College 01226 216710 Visit website South Yorkshire - Barnsley
Excellence-Solutions Limited T/A Candor Professional Beauty Academy - Doncaster 020 8004 8835 Visit website South Yorkshire - Doncaster
Retreat School of Excellence 07780 900848 Visit website South Yorkshire - Rotherham
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
Buxton and Leek College - Leek Campus 0800 074 0099 Visit website Staffordshire
Newcastle-under-Lyme College 01782 715111 Visit website Staffordshire
Stafford College 01785 223800 Visit website Staffordshire
Stoke on Trent College - Cauldon Campus 01782 208208 Visit website Staffordshire - Stoke-on-Trent
Dynica Beauty Academy 01480 301427 Visit website Suffolk
Lowestoft College 01502 525005 Visit website Suffolk
bodyNsoul Beauty Salon & Training Centre 01276 36866 Visit website Surrey
Kingston College 020 8268 2550 Visit website Surrey
Omni Academy 01932 232322 Visit website Surrey
Gateshead College 0191 490 2495 Visit website Tyne and Wear - Gateshead
West Midlands Nail and Beauty Academy 0121 794 0612 Visit website West Midlands - Birmingham
Dudley College of Technology 01384 363000 Visit website West Midlands - Dudley
Solihull College 0121 678 7000 Visit website West Midlands - Solihull
Leeds City College - Keighley Campus 01535 685000 Visit website West Yorkshire - Bradford
Kirklees College - Dewsbury Centre 01924 465916 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
Kirklees College - Huddersfield Centre 01484 437000 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
Salma's Beauty Academy 01924 511336 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
Leeds City College - The Printworks Campus 0113 284 6362 Visit website West Yorkshire - Leeds
Wakefield College 01924 789789 Visit website West Yorkshire - Wakefield
Olive Training 01985 840093 Visit website Wiltshire
Swindon College 01793 491591 Visit website Wiltshire
The Holistic Academy 07762 845888 Visit website Wiltshire
Wiltshire College - Chippenham 01249 464644 Visit website Wiltshire
Wiltshire College - Trowbridge 01225 766241 Visit website Wiltshire
Wiltshire School of Beauty and Holistic Therapy 01793 737733 Visit website Wiltshire - Swindon
Drift Away - Bewdley 07972 593065 Visit website Worcestershire
Fairfield Neighbourhood Learning Centre 01905 758420 Visit website Worcestershire
Guernsey College of Further Education 01481 737500 Visit website Guernsey
Attitude Hair and Beauty Academy +91 9888336444 Visit website India
Attitude Hair and Beauty Academy (Kartarpur) +91 181 2780444 Visit website India
Euro Chroma Institute of Cosmetology +91 1141615040 Visit website India
ISAS International Beauty School +91 7507985007 Visit website India
Laurus Edutech Life Skills Private Limited +91 9790927896 Visit website India
Nail Spa by Gurpreet +91 9310654936 Visit website India
Bali BISA (Bali International Spa Academy) +62 361 281 289 Visit website Indonesia
Advanced Aesthetics Academy +353 51 365936 Visit website Ireland
American Beauty Training Academy +353 21 234 8338 Visit website Ireland
College of Media and Artistry +353 86 063 5732 Visit website Ireland
Jule Beauty Academy +353 1 840 5669 Visit website Ireland
Devine Beauty Training Academy 07700 735133 Visit website Jersey
Beauty Emporium Academy +356 2713 2414 Visit website Malta
Biocare Academy +356 2142 4401 Visit website Malta
Peach & Sorrel Beauty Academy +356 2144 6640 Visit website Malta
Celtine Beauty Training Academy +64 9 527 2851 Visit website New Zealand
Edinburgh College - Granton Campus 0131 559 4050 Visit website Edinburgh, City of
The Secret Beauty Garden 07849 638646 Visit website Edinburgh, City of
Aesthetic Senses +27 12 007 1607 Visit website South Africa
Amani International Training Academy +27 11 268 2060 Visit website South Africa
Kzn Beauty Training Institute +27 31 8280464 Visit website South Africa
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
West Shires School of Complementary Health 01267 231212 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 - Deeside Campus 0300 303 0007 Visit website Flintshire
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
NPTC Group - Brecon 0845 408 6400 Visit website Powys
NPTC Group - Newtown 0845 408 6200 Visit website Powys
Coleg y Cymoedd - Aberdare 01685 887500 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff
Coleg y Cymoedd - Rhondda 01443 663202 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff
Gower College Swansea 01792 284049 Visit website Swansea
Cardiff and Vale College - Barry Campus 01446 725000 Visit website Vale of Glamorgan
Coleg Cambria - Yale Campus 01978 311794 Visit website Wrexham

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