Qualification Information

VTCT Product Code: AB30032 GLH: 356 - 369 Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 500/9078/1 Units: 7 - 10 Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2018
Level: 3 Minimum Credits: 48

Additional Information

Minimum Guided Learning Hours (GLH)


The minimum guided learning hours (GLH) to achieve this qualification is 356 GLH.

Primary outcome


The primary outcome of the VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services is to confirm your competence in the job role of nail technician. All the units in this qualification relate directly to the specific job role of a nail technician.

Overview


The VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services is a substantial vocational qualification that will confirm your competence as a nail technician. This qualification forms part of an apprenticeship framework, however is also offered outside apprenticeships by education and training providers who can offer this course in a real salon environment and provide you with the opportunity to learn nail technology skills, whilst working on real clients. It is important for you to have the opportunity to learn in a real working environment, particularly because this qualification leads to employment in such a client-centred and service orientated sector.

This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 years or over and will support you to gain employment as a 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 2 qualification in beauty therapy and/or a successful skills test and interview.

This qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as a nail technician including: enhance and maintain nails using UV gel and liquid and powder.

You will also develop your understanding and skills by selecting a number of optional specialist units which include: designing and creating nail art, air brush designs, enhancing nails with electric files, wraps, promoting products and contributing to the financial effectiveness of a business. The structure of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required for a career as a nail technician.

Throughout this qualification you will develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology, health and safety, client care and nail product knowledge. You will develop a range of technical skills in nail enhancements, using a variety of different products, tools and 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 nail technician. You will also be eligible to join a professional association and gain insurance as a nail technician. Career opportunities as a nail technician exist in a variety of contexts, including:

- Working in commercial nail and beauty
- Working in a retail concession / nail bar
- Working independently/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings

This is one of two VTCT qualifications in nail services at Level 3. Whilst both qualifications will qualify you to become a nail technician, this qualification requires you to work in a commercial salon whereby assessments must be carried out on real paying clients in line with commercial service times.

In contrast, the VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology has a purpose of preparing you to enter the beauty therapy sector rather than confirming competence in a specific job role. The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology allows you to gather evidence in a realistic working environment or real working environment without the need for fee paying clients.

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 to confirm your competence as a nail technician. Holders of this qualification are eligible to become a professional member of BABTAC. Further information on BABTAC membership can be found on their website.



Qualification Structure

Mandatory - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 3 components and earn a minimum of 24 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UB300N6 A/600/9101 Enhance and maintain nails using UV gel 3 10 80
UB300N7 T/600/9100 Enhance and maintain nails using liquid and powder 3 10 80
UG31G22 Y/601/5875 Monitor procedures to safely control work operations 3 4 30

Optional - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 4 components and earn a minimum of 24 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UB300N8 K/600/9093 Enhance and maintain nails using wraps 3 8 61
UB300N9 K/600/8767 Plan and create nail art designs 3 6 40
UB30N10 Y/600/8781 Develop a range of creative nail images 3 5 33
UB30N11 H/600/8783 Plan and provide airbrush design for nails 3 5 45
UB30N12 D/600/7549 Prepare and finish nail overlays using electric files 3 4 35
UG31G11 T/600/1272 Contribute to the financial effectiveness of the business 3 4 26
UG31H32 R/600/1277 Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities 3 5 32

*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
Sapphire Hair And Beauty Academy 01767 601909 Visit website Bedfordshire - Central Bedfordshire
Therapy Learning Centre - Bedfordshire 07956 539922 Visit website Bedfordshire - Central Bedfordshire
Barnfield College 01582 569500 Visit website Bedfordshire - Luton
Community Training Portal Ltd 01582 704121 Visit website Bedfordshire - Luton
True Beauty Training Academy 01753 644222 Visit website Berkshire - Slough
Aylesbury College 01296 588588 Visit website Buckinghamshire
Have Training 07787 532827 Visit website Cambridgeshire
NVQ Nail & Beauty Specialist Academy 01625 505900 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
Mid-Cheshire College 01606 74444 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire West and Chester
The International School of Beauty Therapy - Chester Academy 01270 626236 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire West and Chester
GHQ Training @ Inspirational Nails and Beauty Academy 01872 321020 Visit website Cornwall
Inspirational Nail & Beauty Academy 01872 321020 Visit website Cornwall
Progress to Excellence Limited - Cornwall 01462 488218 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
Polished Nails and Beauty Training - Cumbria 07745 186058 Visit website Cumbria
BCTG Ltd 01457 607043 Visit website Derbyshire
Buxton and Leek College - Buxton Campus 01298 330620 Visit website Derbyshire
Chesterfield College 01246 500500 Visit website Derbyshire
Coburns Training Ltd 01457 607044 Visit website Derbyshire
Derby College 0300 123 7890 Visit website Derbyshire - Derby
East Midlands College of Beauty & Complementary Therapies 01332 368333 Visit website Derbyshire - Derby
Paragon Nail and Beauty Training Academy - Derby 01332 342767 Visit website Derbyshire - Derby
Progress to Excellence Limited - Derby 1 & 2 01462 488218 Visit website Derbyshire - Derby
QTS-Global Ltd (Paragon Hair and Beauty) 01332 342767 Visit website Derbyshire - Derby
GHQ Training Ltd 01752 218086 Visit website Devon - Plymouth
Darlington College 01325 503072 Visit website Durham - Darlington
SAKS Education Ltd 01325 341628 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
Stockton Riverside College 01642 865400 Visit website Durham - Stockton-on-Tees
Cloud 9 Training 01262 670003 Visit website East Riding of Yorkshire
Encompass Consultancy Limited 01482 222463 Visit website East Riding of Yorkshire
Northern Care Training - Bridlington 07970 323197 Visit website East Riding of Yorkshire
Progress to Excellence Limited - Bridlington 01462 488218 Visit website East Riding of Yorkshire
Butterflies Training Academy 01482 581321 Visit website East Riding of Yorkshire - Kingston upon Hull
Northern Care Training Ltd (NCT) - Hull 0191 587 4570 Visit website East Riding of Yorkshire - Kingston upon Hull
Progress to Excellence Limited - Hull 01462 488218 Visit website East Riding of Yorkshire - Kingston upon Hull
Progress to Excellence Limited - HULL 2 0333 344 4537 Visit website East Riding of Yorkshire - Kingston upon Hull
Skills North East Limited - Hull 01482 581321 Visit website East Riding of Yorkshire - Kingston upon Hull
Debut Training Academy Ltd 01268 560552 Visit website Essex
Escala Beauty Academy 01702 555566 Visit website Essex
Progress to Excellence Limited - Witham, Essex 01462 488218 Visit website Essex
South Essex College of Further and Higher Education - Basildon Campus 0845 521 2345 Visit website Essex
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
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
NVQ Nail & Beauty Specialists Academy - Wythenshawe 07817 937090 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
Progress to Excellence Limited - Manchester 01462 488218 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
Oldham College 0161 785 4070 Visit website Greater Manchester - Oldham
Progress to Excellence Limited - Rochdale 01462 488218 Visit website Greater Manchester - Rochdale
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
Cottage Training Centre 023 8178 6541 Visit website Hampshire
West London School of Beauty - South 020 8755 4855 Visit website Hampshire - Portsmouth
Debut Training Academy - Wormley 01992 848039 Visit website Hertfordshire
Oaklands College 01727 737000 Visit website Hertfordshire
Vanilla Hair Academy - AFA 0333 358 3559 Visit website Hertfordshire
Westfield Academy 01923 231560 Visit website Hertfordshire
The Isle of Wight College 01983 526631 Visit website Isle of Wight
Enabling Development Opportunities Ltd 01543 458580 Visit website Kent
Gemini Beauty Academy 01732 842279 Visit website Kent
Mid-Kent College - Maidstone Campus 01634 383447 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
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's College 01772 225001 Visit website Lancashire
Progress to Excellence Limited - Rawtenstall 01462 488218 Visit website Lancashire
West Lancashire College 01695 52300 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
New College Stamford 01780 484300 Visit website Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire Beauty Therapy and Make-up Academy Ltd 07745 437513 Visit website Lincolnshire - North Lincolnshire
Profile Training Academy 020 8959 0512 Visit website London - Barnet
Sister Beauty Centre Ltd 020 3302 0161 Visit website London - Barnet
Enhance Training 020 8303 9222 Visit website London - Bexley
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
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 020 7431 8988 Visit website London - Camden
Queens Beauty Academy Ltd 07747 603333 Visit website London - Camden
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
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
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
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
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
Elmhouse Training 020 3538 5530 Visit website London - Lambeth
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
Centre for Advanced Studies T/A City of London College (Romford Road Centre) 020 8514 6777 Visit website London - Newham
Paragon Nail and Beauty Training Academy - London 07561 012106 Visit website London - Newham
Progress to Excellence Limited - London 01462 488218 Visit website London - Newham
Sarahartistry 07903 864000 Visit website London - Redbridge
Sharllete Aesthetics 07853 396767 Visit website London - Redbridge
Acacia Training Limited - Embrace Nails & Beauty Academy 020 8534 9483 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
Excellence-Solutions Limited T/A Candor Professional Beauty 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
Jarvis Training Management Ltd (JTM) 0151 336 9340 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
Montebello Training Ltd 0151 329 3292 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
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
St Helens College - Town Centre Campus 01744 733766 Visit website Merseyside - St. Helens
Birkenhead Sixth Form College 0151 652 5575 Visit website Merseyside - Wirral
Progress to Excellence Limited 01462 488218 Visit website Merseyside - Wirral
Skills Edge Training Ltd 0333 358 3559 Visit website Norfolk
Surepass Beauty Academy 01603 360107 Visit website Norfolk
Central College of Health and Beauty Harrogate 01423 527994 Visit website North Yorkshire
Harrogate College 01423 879466 Visit website North Yorkshire
Northern Care Training - Selby / Hull 07970 323197 Visit website North Yorkshire
Progress to Excellence Limited - Selby 01462 488218 Visit website North Yorkshire
QTS-Global Ltd - Selby 01757 705405 Visit website North Yorkshire
York Learning 01904 554288 Visit website North Yorkshire - York
Skills North East Limited 0191 250 4590 Visit website Northumberland
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
Progress to Excellence Limited - Frome 01462 488218 Visit website Somerset
Bath College 01225 312191 Visit website Somerset - Bath and North East 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
Red10 Training Academy 01302 340550 Visit website South Yorkshire - Doncaster
The Studio Academy Limited 0114 272 2535 Visit website South Yorkshire - Doncaster
White Rose School of Health and Beauty - Doncaster 01302 367434 Visit website South Yorkshire - Doncaster
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
Nail’z By Male’z 01142651676 Visit website South Yorkshire - Sheffield
Progress to Excellence Limited - Sheffield 2 01462 488218 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
Newcastle-under-Lyme College 01782 715111 Visit website Staffordshire
Dynica Beauty Academy 01480 301427 Visit website Suffolk
East Surrey College 01737 772611 Visit website Surrey
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
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
Bradford College 01274 433333 Visit website West Yorkshire - Bradford
Leeds City College - Keighley Campus 01535 685000 Visit website West Yorkshire - Bradford
All About Hair & Beauty Academy 01484 422452 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
EMD UK Ltd 0113 249 4369 Visit website West Yorkshire - Leeds
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
Wakefield College 01924 789789 Visit website West Yorkshire - Wakefield
Swindon College 01793 491591 Visit website Wiltshire
Wiltshire School of Beauty and Holistic Therapy 01793 737733 Visit website Wiltshire - Swindon
Education, Training, Health and Online Services 07712 649091 Visit website Worcestershire
Northern Care Training - Redditch 07429 476178 Visit website Worcestershire
Paragon Nail and Beauty Training Academy - Redditch 01332 342767 Visit website Worcestershire
Progress to Excellence Limited - Redditch 01462 488218 Visit website Worcestershire
Guernsey College of Further Education 01481 737500 Visit website Guernsey
Nail Lounge Academy +91 22 26425222 Visit website India
Unique Beauty and Training 07891 284068 Visit website Isle of Man
Biocare Academy +356 2142 4401 Visit website Malta
Peach & Sorrel Beauty Academy +356 2144 6640 Visit website Malta
Fife College 01592 223400 Visit website Fife
EDM Nails and Lashes +27 72 595 2154 Visit website South Africa
Laureate Le Beauty Training +27 11 618 4623 Visit website South Africa
Kru Hair and Beauty Academy +34 96 646 3970 Visit website Spain
ISA Training 0845 301 8660 Visit website Bridgend
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 - Deeside Campus 0300 303 0007 Visit website Flintshire
Coleg Cambria - Work Based Learning 01244 831531 Visit website Flintshire
Grwp Llandrillo Menai - Coleg Menai 01248 370125 Visit website Gwynedd
Designed For Beauty 01600 719219 Visit website Monmouthshire
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
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
Coleg Cambria - Yale Campus 01978 311794 Visit website Wrexham

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