Important Entry Requirement & Application Update

Once you've applied, you will be invited to attend a virtual information event at the beginning of 2021. At this event, you will have the opportunity to find out more about your course, meet the staff and ask any questions that you may have.

If your course requires an interview you will receive an email with details about your video call. There will be no need for you to come on site. Don't worry if you don't receive an email about an interview, not every course needs one.

Is this course right for me?

Are you interested in becoming a Nail Technician and Beauty Therapist? Would you like to achieve a range of professional skills in this area?

This course is suitable for school leavers or mature students who are enthusiastic in developing the skills needed to become a professional Nail Technician and Beauty Therapist.

During the course, you will develop skills in beauty therapy, practising treatments such as manicure, pedicure, gel nail extensions, facials, make-up, waxing and eyelash and brow tinting. These skills will prepare you for employment or further study.

Entry requirements:

In order to qualify for this course, you will need at least one of the following:

  • 3 GCSEs at grade D or above, and 1 GCSE at grade E, including English or Welsh 1st Language and Maths, or Entry 3 / Level 1 ESQ in Numeracy and Communication
  • A relevant Level 1 qualification at Pass
  • Relevant industry experience

You will also require an attendance level of 86% in your previous year of study.

As part of the application process, you will be asked to attend an interview to give you the opportunity to discuss the course.


The course will be delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Practical Delivery
  • Theory Sessions
  • Workshops
  • Commercial Salon Training

You will study a variety of subject-specific modules, in addition to literacy and numeracy skills. You will also undertake work experience as part of the course.

You may be required to study the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification.


The course is assessed through a blend of the following:

  • Observation
  • Practical assessments


The course gives you a qualification and a valuable set of skills, helping you to progress into employment and further education.

You could proceed onto a number of courses at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, including:

  • Beauty Therapy Level 3
  • Beauty Therapy (Fashion, Theatre, Media, Hair and Make-up) Level 3
  • Beauty Therapy (Massage) Level 3
  • Hairdressing Level 2
  • Spa Therapy Level 3