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Learners completing an Apprenticeship will have the opportunity to fulfil the role of a nail technician. Their careers may take place in a variety of locations other than specialist nail salons including within hospitals, care homes, beauty salons, nail bars, spas and health clubs, both in this country and abroad.

The Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services provides progression from the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services or Beauty Therapy and the opportunity to select a discrete development pathway for the nail services industry.

Entry requirements:

  • No formal qualifications are required but experience in Hair and Beauty is desirable.
  • Apprentices must have an employer who can cover the NVQ criteria.  

All places are subject to satisfactory interview.


  • The majority of training is provided in the workplace
  • Technical training is provided in the college 1 day per week, including time in practical workshops
  • Attendance of college-based sessions to complete theory tasks and tests is essential


  • Completion of a portfolio of evidence 
  • Work based observations 
  • Theory based tasks and tests 


From Foundation Apprenticeship Level 2 to an Apprenticeship Level 3