|VTCT Product Code: AB20114||GLH: 183||Age Restriction: 16|
|Qualification Number: 500/8915/8||Units: 5 - 8|
|Level: 2||Minimum Credits: 20|
Guided Learning Hours
The minimum guided learning hours (GLH) to achieve this qualification is 183GLH.
The primary outcome of the VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Nail Treatments 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.
The VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Nail Treatments 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
- Level 3 Award in Nail Enhancements and Advanced Hand and Nail Art Techniques
- Level 3 Award in Nail Art
- Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology
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 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 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.
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|
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