Qualification Information

VTCT Product Code: AB20117 GLH: 162 Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 500/8882/8 Units: 5 - 6 Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2018
Level: 2 Minimum Credits: 20

Additional Information

Who is this qualification for?



The VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Nail Technology 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 a junior nail technician, this qualification allows learners to gather evidence in a realistic working evironment or real working environment without the need for fee paying clients. In contrast, the VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services requires learners to work in a commercial salon whereby assessments must be carried out on real paying clients in line with commercial service times.

What does this qualification cover?



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

This qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as a nail technician including: providing and maintaining nail enhancements, manicure treatments, health and safety and client care.

Learners will also develop their understanding and skills by selecting a number of optional specialist units which include: pedicure treatments and nail art. This qualification structure provides learners with the flexibility to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required depending upon their designated career pathway as a junior nail technician.

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, including:

- VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services
- VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology Studies








Qualification Structure

Mandatory - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 4 components and earn a minimum of 17 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UV20399 M/601/3937 Provide and maintain nail enhancement 2 7 46
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
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 3 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UV20471 R/601/4448 Provide pedicure treatments 2 5 48
UV20472 L/601/4450 Provide nail art 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
Revolution Academy - Hair and Beauty Training Centre +357 26 930166 Visit website Cyprus
Central Bedfordshire College - Dunstable Campus 01582 477776 Visit website Bedfordshire - Central Bedfordshire
Sapphire Hair And Beauty Academy 01767 601909 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
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
Aylesbury College 01296 588588 Visit website Buckinghamshire
Milton Keynes College 01908 637238 Visit website Buckinghamshire - Milton Keynes
Have Training 07787 532827 Visit website Cambridgeshire
The Beauty Academy 0845 601 8272 Visit website Cambridgeshire
Queen Katharine Academy 01733 383888 Visit website Cambridgeshire - Peterborough
Stanground Academy 01733 821430 Visit website Cambridgeshire - Peterborough
NVQ Nail & Beauty Specialist Academy 01625 505900 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire East
South Cheshire College 01270 654654 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire East
Advanced Aesthetics Training Centre 07949 240852 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire West and Chester
Cornwall College - Camborne Campus 01209 611611 Visit website Cornwall
Cornwall College - St Austell Campus 01726 226746 Visit website Cornwall
Truro - Penwith College 01736 335000 Visit website Cornwall
Truro College 01872 267000 Visit website Cornwall
Truro College - Tregye Campus 01872 267156 Visit website Cornwall
Angelique Beauty & Holistic Academy 01229 821411 Visit website Cumbria
Furness College 01229 825017 Visit website Cumbria
Kendal College 01539 814620 Visit website Cumbria
Newton Rigg College 01768 893400 Visit website Cumbria
Polished Nails and Beauty Training - Cumbria 07745 186058 Visit website Cumbria
Professional Therapy Training 01539 592963 Visit website Cumbria
Buxton and Leek College - Buxton Campus 01298 330620 Visit website Derbyshire
Heanor Gate Science College 01773 716396 Visit website Derbyshire
Paragon Nail and Beauty Training Academy - Derby 01332 342767 Visit website Derbyshire - Derby
City College Plymouth 01752 305375 Visit website Devon
The Bournemouth and Poole College of FE 01202 205205 Visit website Dorset - Bournemouth
East Durham College 0191 518 2000 Visit website Durham
Darlington College 01325 503072 Visit website Durham - Darlington
Hartlepool College of Further Education 01429 295111 Visit website Durham - Hartlepool
3FIFTY3 Ltd 07498 403977 Visit website Durham - Stockton-on-Tees
Total Hair and Beauty Training Academy 07455 866886 Visit website Durham - Stockton-on-Tees
Sussex Coast College Hastings 01424 458395 Visit website East Sussex
Greater Brighton Metropolitan College 01273 667788 Visit website East Sussex - Brighton and Hove
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
South Essex College of Further and Higher Education - Southend Campus 0845 521 2345 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
International Beauty and Holistic Academy 01452 414770 Visit website Gloucestershire
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College - Stroud Campus 01453 763424 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 Central Manchester College of Health and Beauty 0161 236 7181 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
The Manchester College - Moston Campus 0161 920 4414 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
The Manchester College - Northenden Campus 0161 614 8000 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
The Manchester College - Openshaw Campus 01785 774100 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
The School of Nails and Make-up 0161 777 6926 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
Andover College (A Campus of Sparsholt College) 01264 360000 Visit website Hampshire
Basingstoke College of Technology 01256 354141 Visit website Hampshire
Eastleigh College 023 8091 1028 Visit website Hampshire
Havant & South Downs College 023 9279 7995 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
Herefordshire and Ludlow College 01432 352235 Visit website Herefordshire
Mount Grace School 07976 588212 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
Beauty Spot Training 01795 534989 Visit website Kent
East Kent College 01843 605040 Visit website Kent
East Kent College - Dover 01304 244303 Visit website Kent
East Kent College - Folkestone 01303 858216 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
Lancaster and Morecambe College 01524 66215 Visit website Lancashire
Preston's College 01772 225001 Visit website Lancashire
West Lancashire College 01695 52300 Visit website Lancashire
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
Naillounge Training 07572 421336 Visit website London - Barnet
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
Excellence-Solutions Limited T/A Candor Professional Beauty Academy - Willesden 020 8004 8835 Visit website London - Brent
Felicity Natural Beauty LTD 020 8450 7326 Visit website London - Brent
Lashes Academy 07429 923657 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 07734453040 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
Working Men's College - Studio 101 020 7255 4700 Visit website London - Camden
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
UK Beauty Schools Ltd - Essex 01708 369055 Visit website London - Havering
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
Powder and Blush Beauty Academy 0844 272 1482 Visit website London - Lewisham
Tropics Global Concepts Ltd 020 8691 0766 Visit website London - Lewisham
Layla's Beauty Hub 020 8514 6777 Visit website London - Newham
Fami Hair and Beauty Institute 020 8518 1688 Visit website London - Redbridge
Ilford Skills Academy 020 8548 7167 Visit website London - Redbridge
Redbridge College 020 8548 7400 Visit website London - Redbridge
Sharllete Aesthetics 07853 396767 Visit website London - Redbridge
Beauty Therapy Training Academy 07951 114956 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
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 Candor Professional Beauty Academy - Walthamstow 020 8004 8835 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
Excellence-Solutions Limited T/A The Trade Academy 0845 467 7754 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
Waltham Forest College - Candor Professional Beauty 020 8004 8835 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
Waltham Forest College - Candor Walthamstow 020 8004 8835 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
Waltham Forest College - The Trade Academy 020 8004 8835 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
Ray Cochrane Beauty School 020 7486 6291 Visit website London - Westminster
The London School of Beauty and Make-up 020 7776 9767 Visit website London, City of
Knowsley Community College 0151 477 5850 Visit website Merseyside - Knowsley
Blackburne House 0151 709 4356 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
Newsham Liverpool Adult Learning Centre 0151 233 1809 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
Norris Green Liverpool Adult Learning Centre 0151 233 8539 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
The City of Liverpool College 0151 252 1515 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
St Helens College - Town Centre Campus 01744 733766 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
Harrogate College 01423 879466 Visit website North Yorkshire
Selby College 01757 211000 Visit website North Yorkshire
Excellence-Solutions Limited T/A Candor Professional Beauty Academy - Middlesborough 020 8004 8835 Visit website North Yorkshire - Middlesbrough
Redcar Adult Learning Service 01642 771197 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
Tresham College - Kettering Campus 01536 413326 Visit website Northamptonshire
Ashfield School Post 16 Academy 01623 455000 Visit website Nottinghamshire
North Nottinghamshire College 01777 504504 Visit website Nottinghamshire
Vision West Notts College 01623 627191 Visit website Nottinghamshire
New College Nottingham 0115 910 0100 Visit website Nottinghamshire - Nottingham
Abingdon and Witney College - Abingdon Campus 01235 216220 Visit website Oxfordshire
Abingdon and Witney College - Witney Campus 01235 216220 Visit website Oxfordshire
City of Oxford College part of Activate Learning 01865 550550 Visit website Oxfordshire
North Shropshire College - Oswestry Campus 01691 688000 Visit website Shropshire
Shrewsbury Colleges Group - Shrewsbury College of Arts & Technology 01743 342342 Visit website Shropshire
Weston College 01934 411411 Visit website Somerset - North Somerset
Barnsley College 01226 216710 Visit website South Yorkshire - Barnsley
Armonia Health and Beauty Training Academy 01302 842444 Visit website South Yorkshire - Doncaster
Excellence-Solutions Limited T/A Candor Professional Beauty Academy - Doncaster 020 8004 8835 Visit website South Yorkshire - Doncaster
The Beauty and Holistic Training Centre 01302 856504 Visit website South Yorkshire - Doncaster
The Studio Academy Limited 0114 272 2535 Visit website South Yorkshire - Doncaster
Retreat School of Excellence 07780 900848 Visit website South Yorkshire - Rotherham
The Serenity Academy 01709 874424 Visit website South Yorkshire - Rotherham
The Sheffield College 0114 260 2600 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
South Staffordshire College - Tamworth Campus 01827 310202 Visit website Staffordshire
Stafford College 01785 223800 Visit website Staffordshire
ATA Beauty - Advanced Training Academy Ltd 07572 268543 Visit website Suffolk
Dynica Beauty Academy 01480 301427 Visit website Suffolk
Lowestoft College 01502 525005 Visit website Suffolk
East Surrey College 01737 772611 Visit website Surrey
Guildford College of Further and Higher Education 01483 448500 Visit website Surrey
Kingston College 020 8268 2550 Visit website Surrey
Omni Academy 01932 232322 Visit website Surrey
Walker Technology College 0191 295 8660 Visit website Tyne and Wear - Newcastle upon Tyne
City of Sunderland College 0191 511 6000 Visit website Tyne and Wear - Sunderland
City of Sunderland College - Hylton Skills Campus 0191 511 6000 Visit website Tyne and Wear - Sunderland
North Warwickshire and Hinckley College 024 7624 3000 Visit website Warwickshire
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
Ashwood Beauty and Holistic Academy 01274 686330 Visit website West Yorkshire - Bradford
Leeds City College - Keighley Campus 01535 685000 Visit website West Yorkshire - Bradford
Fit UK Training and Education Ltd 0844 579 0979 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
Kirklees College - Dewsbury Centre 01924 465916 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
Kirklees College - Huddersfield Centre 01484 437000 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
Leeds City College - The Printworks Campus 0113 284 6362 Visit website West Yorkshire - Leeds
Olive Training 01985 840093 Visit website Wiltshire
Wiltshire College - Chippenham 01249 464644 Visit website Wiltshire
Drift Away - Bewdley 07972 593065 Visit website Worcestershire
Guernsey College of Further Education 01481 737500 Visit website Guernsey
Attitude Hair and Beauty Academy +91 1822 500222 Visit website India
Attitude Hair and Beauty Academy (Kartarpur) +91 181 2780444 Visit website India
Chloris Beauty Academy +91 987611900 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
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
American Beauty Training Academy +353 21 234 8338 Visit website Ireland
College of Media and Artistry +353 86 063 5732 Visit website Ireland
Elite Hair & Beauty Academy +353 86 859 3699 Visit website Ireland
North Wall Community Training Centre Ltd +353 1 855 4033 Visit website Ireland
Unique Beauty and Training 07891 284068 Visit website Isle of Man
University College Isle of Man 01624 648208 Visit website Isle of Man
Mysara Enterprise / Mysara Academy +60 12 850 5668 Visit website Malaysia
Serenity Beauty Academy - Malta +356 7929 0261 Visit website Malta
Centre De Formation Aroma +230 57357 972 Visit website Mauritius
Kilcooley Womens Centre 028 9147 8292 Visit website Ards and North Down
Edinburgh College - Granton Campus 0131 559 4050 Visit website Edinburgh, City of
Energise Therapies Training Academy - Glasgow 07889 815165 Visit website Glasgow City
Amani International Training Academy +27 11 268 2060 Visit website South Africa
Bodyframe Wellness Boutique - BWB +27 633660466 Visit website South Africa
Kzn Beauty Training Institute +27 31 8280464 Visit website South Africa
Laureate Le Beauty Training +27 11 618 4623 Visit website South Africa
LashArt University +353 86 859 3699 Visit website Ukraine
Bridgend College 01656 302302 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
Emrys-ap-Iwan Community College 01745 832287 Visit website Conwy
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 - Nantgarw 01443 662800 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff
Coleg y Cymoedd - Rhondda 01443 663202 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff
The College Merthyr Tydfil 01685 726000 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
CS Beauty Academy Wrexham 01978 846266 Visit website Wrexham

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