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Nail Technology City & Guilds Level 2 Award

This Level 2 Award focuses on the development of the principles and practices required in the Nail industry. You will learn to apply, maintain and remove gel nail structures. This course is industry standard and leads to employment.

Entry requirements

You will need:

  • A good standard of the English language to allow for study and competence of the on line examinations
  • An interest in Anatomy & physiology
  • Good communication and people skills that enhance working with clients.

Course content

This course will cover:

  • Preparation of client including consultation methods.
  • Health & safety requirements for Nail Technologies.
  • The application of gel nails system, maintenance and aftercare advice as well as the removal of false nails.
  • Anatomy & Physiology of the nail and skin.

Assessment methods

Theory exams are via City & Guilds, on line assessments (ICT based). Practical based assessments.

Further study and career options

This course can lead to employment as a Nail Technician or lead onto a Level 3 Nail Technology programme of study.

Additional information

On this programme, you will need to own two folders and a clip board. You will also need to purchase a Nail Technologies kit (approximately £145.00) and a uniform (approximately £47.00).


If you do not already hold a recognised manicure and health & safety qualification you will be required to complete the Health & Safety Level 2 Award (at a cost of £45.00) and the Manicure Level 2 Award (at a cost of £279.00), prior to commencing the Nail Technology Level 2 Award.

Course information & how to apply/book

To apply online, select the 'Apply' button below. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
17 weeks 31/10/2018 Wed 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm £340 Brooks Hair & Beauty Salon J942 Apply

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