Qualification Information

VTCT Product Code: AB20117 GLH: 162 Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 500/8882/8 Units: 5 - 6 Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2020
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
Bahar Hair and Beauty Academy +90 533 867 6689 Visit website Cyprus
Revolution Academy - Hair and Beauty Training Centre +357 26 930166 Visit website Cyprus
Tina Kay Hair & Beauty Training Centre +354 22 346308 Visit website Cyprus
Specialist Trade Courses 0345 5652656 Visit website England
Excellence-Solutions Limited T/A The Trade Academy - Ashford 020 8004 8835 Visit website Ashford
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
Paragon Nail and Beauty Training Academy 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
Buckinghamshire College Group - Aylesbury Campus 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
Cheshire College - South & West 01270 654654 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire East
Advanced Aesthetics Training Centre 07949 240852 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire West and Chester
Warrington & Vale Royal College 01925 494494 Visit website Cheshire - Warrington
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
Angelique Beauty & Holistic Academy 01229 821411 Visit website Cumbria
Furness College 01229 825017 Visit website Cumbria
Kendal College 01539 814700 Visit website Cumbria
L&F Inspired Hair Academy Ltd - Lakes 07867 692924 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
NVQ Nail & Beauty Specialist Academy 01625 505900 Visit website Derbyshire
City College Plymouth 01752 305300 Visit website Devon
The Bournemouth and Poole College of FE 01202 205205 Visit website Dorset - Bournemouth
Bella Marie Training Academy 07817453787 Visit website Durham
East Durham College 0191 518 2000 Visit website Durham
Hartlepool College of Further Education 01429 295111 Visit website Durham - Hartlepool
Total Hair and Beauty Training Academy 07455 866886 Visit website Durham - Stockton-on-Tees
WEA The Shack 0300 3033464 Visit website Durham - Stockton-on-Tees
RDS Academy CIC 01482 228113 Visit website East Riding of Yorkshire - Kingston upon Hull
East Sussex College - Hastings 01424 458395 Visit website East Sussex
Greater Brighton Metropolitan College 01273 667788 Visit website East Sussex - Brighton and Hove
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
Hayden Health and Beauty Training Academy 0844 335 0152 Visit website Gloucestershire
II Intuitive 01594 846293 Visit website Gloucestershire
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College - Stroud Campus 01453 763424 Visit website Gloucestershire
Candor Professional Beauty Academy - Manchester 020 8004 8835 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
Woodspeen Beauty Academy 01484 429359 Visit website Greater Manchester - Oldham
Vita Skills Limited 0161 222 9640 Visit website Greater Manchester - Salford
Radiance International Hair & Beauty Academy 07894561643 Visit website Greater Manchester - Stockport
Stockport College 0161 296 5000 Visit website Greater Manchester - Stockport
Trafford College (Altrincham Campus) 01618867046 Visit website Greater Manchester - Trafford
The Sun and Beauty Rooms Training Academy 01942 221511 Visit website Greater Manchester - Wigan
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
Fareham College 01329 815200 Visit website Hampshire
Havant & South Downs College 023 9279 7995 Visit website Hampshire
The Academy of Beauty Therapy 01962 733352 Visit website Hampshire
Highbury College 023 9238 3131 Visit website Hampshire - Portsmouth
Herefordshire and Ludlow College 0800 0321986 Visit website Herefordshire
Diamond Beauty Training Academy 07876 533384 Visit website Hertfordshire
Susan Gerrard Beauty Academy 0345 217 1360 Visit website Hertfordshire
The Isle of Wight College 01983 526631 Visit website Isle of Wight
Beauty Academy Sevenoaks 01732 660159 Visit website Kent
Beauty Spot Training 01795 534989 Visit website Kent
Broadstairs College 01843 605040 Visit website Kent
Folkestone College 01303 858216 Visit website Kent
Allen & Walden Kent College of Beauty Therapy 01634710227 Visit website Kent - Medway
BCTG (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
Forest Nail & Beauty Centre Ltd 0116 238 7609 Visit website Leicestershire - Leicester
Boston College 01205 365701 Visit website Lincolnshire
Naillounge Training 07487 292699 Visit website London - Barnet
BCTG (Neasdon) 01457 607043 Visit website London - Brent
College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London - Alperton 020 8004 8835 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
Queens Academy London - Alperton 07747 603333 Visit website London - Brent
Waltham Forest College - Lashes Academy 020 8004 8835 Visit website London - Brent
West London Beauty Academy 0208 795 3313 Visit website London - Brent
TLT Academy Ltd 020 8462 3662 Visit website London - Bromley
Queens Academy London - Kingscross 07747 603333 Visit website London - Camden
The Beauty Academy - London 0845 601 8272 Visit website London - Camden
North London Beauty Academy 07957218036 Visit website London - Enfield
Shooters Hill Sixth Form College 0208 319 9700 Visit website London - Greenwich
Terri Brooke College 02088593817 (shop - 020 8850 1717) Visit website London - Greenwich
London Academy of Beauty 0203 070 2922 Visit website London - Haringey
LHAA / LBTA 020 8953 9344 Visit website London - Hounslow
The London Institute of Cosmetology - Nerertiti Ltd 07957 257499 Visit website London - Islington
LSCollege - Lewisham Campus 020 3757 3000 Visit website London - Lewisham
Tropics Global Concepts Ltd 020 8691 0766 Visit website London - Lewisham
Cosmetology Centre 07957 257499 Visit website London - Newham
Layla's Beauty Hub 020 8514 6777 Visit website London - Newham
Fami Hair and Beauty Institute 020 8518 1688 Visit website London - Redbridge
New City College - Ilford Campus 020 8548 7167 Visit website London - Redbridge
New City College - Redbridge Campus 020 8548 7400 Visit website London - Redbridge
Ray Cochrane Beauty School - Canary Wharf 0207 486 6291 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 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
Sitting Prettie Academy 020 3417 4042 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 02077769766 Visit website London, City of
St Helens College - Knowsley Campus 0151 477 5850 Visit website Merseyside - Knowsley
Blackburne House 0151 709 4356 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
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
North West Vocational College 07886942673 Visit website Merseyside - Wirral
Wirral Metropolitan College - Conway Park Campus 0151 551 7777 Visit website Merseyside - Wirral
Next Step Beauty 020 3829 8856 Visit website Norfolk
Harrogate College 01423 879466 Visit website North Yorkshire
Selby College 01757 211000 Visit website North Yorkshire
Redcar Adult Learning Service 01642 771197 Visit website North Yorkshire - Redcar and Cleveland
York College 01904 770200 Visit website North Yorkshire - York
North Nottinghamshire College 01709 722 683 Visit website Nottinghamshire
West Nottinghamshire College 01623 627191 Visit website Nottinghamshire
Community Training Portal Ltd - Nottingham 01582 565938 Visit website Nottinghamshire - Nottingham
Abingdon and Witney College - Abingdon Campus 01235 216415 Visit website Oxfordshire
Abingdon and Witney College - Witney Campus 01235 216415 Visit website Oxfordshire
City of Oxford College part of Activate Learning 01865 550550 Visit website Oxfordshire
Oxford Hair and Beauty Academy 01865 580418 Visit website Oxfordshire
North Shropshire College - Oswestry Campus 01691 688000 Visit website Shropshire
Shrewsbury Colleges Group 01743 342342 Visit website Shropshire
L&F Inspired Hair Academy Ltd 07867692924 Visit website Somerset
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
Beauty & Holistic Training 01302 856504 Visit website South Yorkshire - Doncaster
Doncaster College 01302 553553 Visit website South Yorkshire - Doncaster
Excellence-Solutions Limited T/A Candor Professional Beauty Academy - Doncaster 020 8004 8835 Visit website South Yorkshire - Doncaster
Rotherham College 01709 722 683 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
Ruby Elite Training 01782 499227 Visit website Staffordshire - Stoke-on-Trent
ATA Beauty - Advanced Training Academy Ltd 07040001234 Visit website Suffolk
Lowestoft College 01502 525005 Visit website Suffolk
East Surrey College 01737 772611 Visit website Surrey
Kingston College 020 8268 2550 Visit website Surrey
Omni Academy 01932 232322 Visit website Surrey
Walker Riverside Academy 0191 295 8660 Visit website Tyne and Wear - Newcastle upon Tyne
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) 02476 791660 Visit website West Midlands - Coventry
Halesowen College 0121 602 8025 Visit website West Midlands - Dudley
Ormiston Forge Academy 01384 566598 Visit website West Midlands - Sandwell
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
Britannia Apprenticeships Ltd 01922 214333 Visit website West Midlands - Walsall
Pathway Walsall Academy 01922 870050 Visit website West Midlands - Walsall
Aesthetic Hair and Beauty Training Centre 01293 531900 Visit website West Sussex
Aspire Sussex - The Training Studio 01444 810710 Visit website West Sussex
Aspire Sussex Ltd - Burgess Hill 01444 810710 Visit website West Sussex
Ashwood Beauty and Holistic Academy 01274 686330 Visit website West Yorkshire - Bradford
Learning Curve Group 01388 777129 Visit website West Yorkshire - Bradford
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
Olive Training 01985 840093 Visit website Wiltshire
Wiltshire College - Chippenham 01249 464644 Visit website Wiltshire
Wellness Institute +233 24 867 6431 Visit website Ghana
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 5006044 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
Stylush +91 9872310269 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 Academy +353 868593695 Visit website Ireland
Elite Hair & Beauty Academy +353 86 859 3699 Visit website Ireland
Elite Nails & Beauty Academy +353 857867101 Visit website Ireland
Nenagh Community Training Centre +353 67 32832 Visit website Ireland
North Wall Community Training Centre Ltd +353 1 855 4033 Visit website Ireland
University College Isle of Man 01624 648208 Visit website Isle of Man
Centre De Formation Aroma +230 57357 972 Visit website Mauritius
Decorum Aesthetics NI 028 9122 6426 Visit website Ards and North Down
Edinburgh College - Granton Campus 0131 297 9572 Visit website Edinburgh
Amani International Training Academy +27 11 268 2060 Visit website South Africa
Bodyframe Wellness Boutique - BWB +27 633660466 Visit website South Africa
Bright Idea Projects +27 31 402 0073 Visit website South Africa
Empire Institute of Training +27 624549889 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 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
Nailbase Training Academy 01492 872 140 Visit website Conwy
Browns & Co Training Academy 01745888606 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
Coleg y Cymoedd - Nantgarw 01443 662800 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 0300 30 30 007 Visit website Wrexham
CS Beauty Academy Wrexham 01978 846266 Visit website Wrexham

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