VTCT Level 2 Diploma for Beauty Professionals (Nail Services Technician)

Qualification Information

Sector: Apprenticeships Category: Beauty
VTCT Product Code: BT2D18 GLH: 216 Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 603/3695/X Units: 6 Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2022
Level: 2

Additional Information

Documentation for this qualification last amended 1 September 2020


On completion of this qualification you will be able maintain and manage a nail bar or station in accordance with legal requirements, provide advice to customers on beauty products as a brand ambassador in a retail setting. You will be able to select and demonstrate a range of nail products, tools and equipment in order to provide advice and recommendations on:

  • Manicure services
  • Pedicure services
  • Advise, demonstrate and sell nail products and services to customers/clients
  • Gel polish services for nails
  • Basic nail art services
  • Nail enhancement services

  • You will be able to implement safe working practices which meet legal, industry and organisational requirements and record, maintain and store confidential customer information to assist with the selection of appropriate products, tools and equipment to meet customer needs.

    You will be able to complete promotional activities whilst maintaining the standards of professional appearance, the brand image, etiquette and required hygiene. You will be able to facilitate the customer journey, from their initial interest in the brand though advice and demonstration of products to closing the sale and handling payments whilst portraying the professionalism and values expected by the retail beauty industry.

    Please note: This qualification is only available as part of an apprenticeship package.

    Qualification Structure

    Mandatory - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 6 components and earn a minimum of credits.

    Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
    UBT267 J/617/2687 Provide manicure services 2 53
    UBT268 L/617/2688 Provide pedicure services 2 53
    UBT269 R/617/2689 Advise, demonstrate and sell nail products and services to customers/clients 2 10
    UBT270 J/617/2690 Provide gel polish services for nails 2 10
    UBT271 L/617/2691 Provide basic nail art services 2 30
    UBT272 R/617/2692 Provide nail enhancement services 2 60

    *For full details of the Rules of Combination for this qualification please see the Qualification Specification/Record of Assessment book.


    *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

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    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
    QDOS - Diva 07432538397 Visit website England
    Developing U 01908366258 Visit website Buckinghamshire - Milton Keynes
    The Bournemouth and Poole College of FE 01202 205205 Visit website Dorset - Bournemouth
    Debut Training Academy Ltd 01268 560552 Visit website Essex
    International Beauty and Holistic Academy 01452 414770 Visit website Gloucestershire
    The Central Manchester College of Health and Beauty 0161 236 7181 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
    Highbury College 023 9238 3131 Visit website Hampshire - Portsmouth
    Hereford Hair Academy 01432 271113 Visit website Herefordshire
    TNB Skills Training - Folkestone 01303 256305 Visit website Kent
    Debut Training Academy Ltd - Sidcup 0208 859 3446 Visit website London - Bexley
    SHE Compliancy Limited T/A Oyster Beauty Academy 01708 751222 Visit website London - Havering
    AAXA 07804092978 Visit website London - Hounslow
    Central College of Health and Beauty Harrogate 01423 527994 Visit website North Yorkshire
    Oracle Training Consultants Ltd - Doncaster 01302 813900 Visit website South Yorkshire - Doncaster
    West Suffolk College 01284 701301 Visit website Suffolk
    Resources NE Limited 0191 4479844 Visit website Tyne and Wear - Newcastle upon Tyne
    East Birmingham Community Forum Limited 0121 454 9133 Visit website West Midlands - Birmingham
    Yorkshire College of Beauty 0113 2509507 Visit website West Yorkshire - Leeds