Course Information

Professional Nail Technician

Vocational Training Charitable Trust

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.


This unique combination of qualifications has been specifically collated to develop your practical skills to become a nail technician. This course is ideal for a beginner in the beauty industry. It is also suitable for a hairdresser, beauty therapist or make-up artist wanting to expand their skill set. Provide manicure services (£90 course fee), Apply LED Gel Polish (£84 course fee), Apply and Maintain Artificial Nail Enhancements (£187 course fee). Infection prevention Covid-19 (£25).

Additional Information

This course will be delivered and assessed in 34 weeks. Exemptions from some of the composite qualifications may be obtained where you have a prior relevant qualification in a particular skill area. Students will be required to purchase a uniform and kit on commencement of the programme. Payment for this course is available only through SWC on campus or through telephone. Students have the option to pick which courses they may wish to do . The Covid course fee of £25 is payable for students who have not already done this module.

Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to purchase a uniform on commencement of the programme.

Course Content

To carry out this qualification you will need to maintain effective health, safety and hygiene throughout your work. You will also need to maintain your personal appearance and good communication with the client. Provide manicure services.

Optional Modules


Assessment Method

A combination of practical observations and an on-line theory test are used to assess this qualification.

Progression Opportunities

Students who successfully complete this qualification may choose to undertake further study; qualifications you could progress to include Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy, Level 2 and 3 in Fashion and Photographic Make-up. In the area of nails, skills can be further developed in courses such as e-filing and nail art. Students who successfully complete this suite of qualifications can progress into employment in Beauty Salons or free-lance work.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable