NVQ Nail Services – Level 3 (Funded route only)

Level 3 Nail Services (Funded Route)

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Time – 9.30am – 4pm One day a week for 8 weeks plus home study.

This course is designed for experienced nail technicians and is run over 8 weeks plus assessment days. This course provides you with the a wide range of skills and knowledge required to deliver a variety of nail extensions to a Level 3 standard. You would have previously studied the Level 2 nail extension course where you have learnt ‘one’ of the systems of your choice in either gel, acrylic or fibreglass.  This course continues on from the Level 2, where you will learn UV gel, acrylic, fibreglass, health & safety, advanced nail art, airbrush nails, electric drills and a promotional unit.

What is an NVQ?

This course is accredited by the world leading VTCT. The NVQ qualification is nationally recognised and accepted, enabling you to offer more to your prospective employers, or even run you own salon.  The NVQ is a work based qualification which recognises the skills and knowledge a person needs to do a job. The candidate needs to demonstrate and prove their competency in their chosen role or career path.

With this qualification you have a wider choice of where you can work. Improve your employability throughout Great Britain and give yourself the freedom of choice.

What will the course cover?

  • Salon safety & hygiene
  • How to complete a client consultation
  • How to prepare yourself and work station
  • Application of nail extensions in gel, acrylic and fibreglass
  • Maintenance and rebalance of nail extensions
  • Removal of nail extensions
  • Advacnced nailart
  • Airbrush nails
  • Electric drills
  • H32 promotional unit
  • Troubleshooting

What is required before I start this course?

You will need to do a Level 2 manicure course and Level 2 nail extensions course on one system before you start this course. This will give you the knowledge on one system before going on to more advanced techniques.

How do I access the theory course material?

Once you have purchased your course, you will be given access to the theory course material via your own personal login.  This will give you a step by step guide through each task that you need to complete prior to coming on the course.

What is the difference between short diploma courses and VTCT courses?

Short diploma courses are for therapists wanting to work mobile or on friends and family.  They are recognised within the UK and an insurable qualification with certain insurance companies.

VTCT courses are internationally recognised qualifications that involve more in-depth learning, multiple choice end tests and assessments but hold a higher recognised status and will enable you to work in a nail bar or salon.

How is the award achieved?

You will come to the academy to learn the practical part of nail extensions and will be set an assignment on nail enhancements to do at home along with case studies on your friends or family.  You will then return your coursework to your tutor for marking and come back when you have done 3 client case studies on friends or family at home.

You will return to the academy for a multiple choice test along with Day 2 of the infill procedure and rebalancing of the nails and be set some more case studies to do on infills.

You will come back for an additional day for the final assessment where you will be graded a pass, merit or distinction based on your competence.

Do I need a model?

Yes, you will need a model for each day of the course.  A timetable will be sent to you on booking.

You will need to bring your own kist for the course and final assessment.

Is a kit included in the price?

Kits are not included for this course but please see our kit page for our recommended supplier.  You will need to bring this with you to the course.

When will I receive my certificate?

Once you have completed the course and your portfolio has been internally verified by the centre, your certificate will be claimed from VTCT and posted to you. (Approximately 4 weeks)

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