Level 2 Certificate in Nail Treatments - MK College

Level 2 Certificate in Nail Treatments

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The VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Nail Treatments is a substantial vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as nail technician for natural nails. This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 years or over and will support you to gain employment as a natural nail technician, as the units contained in this qualification cover all the skills and knowledge required for this role. Entry onto this qualification can be via previous attainment of a Level 1 qualification in beauty therapy and/or a successful skills test and interview.

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 manicure and pedicure treatments, health and safety and client care and communication.

The structure of this qualification will enable you to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required for the role of 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 also develop a range of technical skills enabling you to prepare and enhance the nails and cuticles on the hands and feet using different techniques. You will also develop interpersonal skills that will assist you to communicate effectively with clients.

What will I do?

Theory and practical knowledge covered in the course includes: 

  • Anatomy and physiology 
  • Follow Health & safety practices in the salon
  • Client Care and communication in beauty related industries
  • Practical techniques of Manicure treatments
  • Practical techniques of Pedicure treatments
  • Theory of Manicure, Pedicure treatments

What’s next?

On completing the course you may be interested in further study such as Cosmetic make-up, Indian head massage, Waxing services or hairdressing courses. 
Alternatively, you could set up your own business in the treatment of nail techniques

Is it for me?

Perhaps you want to set up your own business as a natural nail technician? Are you interested in advising clients, or working in the beauty industry? Advising clients and recommending products and services for the natural nail.

Do i need to purchase anything?

You will be required to purchase a uniform which is approx £42.00 and kit for your course which is

Are there any entry requirements?

As the course includes written tests and course work, students will be expected to demonstrate a good understanding of the English language at interview 

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