VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology

The primary outcome of the VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology (QCF) is to prepare you to enter the specific sector of beauty therapy as a nail technician. All the units in this qualification relate directly to the specific job role of a nail technician.

Course Overview

The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology (QCF) is a substantial vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as a nail technician regardless of previous experience.

This is a vocational qualification and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a nail technician including, mandatory units covering the following: providing manicures and pedicures, applying and maintaining nail enhancements, maintaining personal health and well-being, health and safety and client care.

You will also have the opportunity to further develop your understanding and skills by Compleating a number of optional specialist units which include: designing and applying nail art, enhancing nails with electric files, promoting products and displaying stock to promote sales. The structure of this qualification provides you with the flexibility to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills required to become 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 products and equipment. You will develop a range of technical skills enabling you to provide a variety of nail enhancement treatments 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 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 a commercial nail salon
  •  Working in a retail concession ‘nail bar’
  •  Working independently/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings

Trudy Stanley

Over the last 10 years Trudy has constantly been updating her skills within the beauty industry by completing a rage of courses such as nail technology, nail services, makeup artistry, assessing and educating certificates

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