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Apprenticeship - Nail Services Level 2

Key Details

  • Available at:
    Llangefni, Work-Based Learning
  • Study Mode:
  • Course Length:

    78 Weeks (18 months)

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Apprenticeship - Nail Services Level 2


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Course Description

Learners completing an Apprenticeship will have the opportunity to fulfill the role of a nail technician. Their careers may take place in a variety of locations other than specialist nail salons including within care homes, beauty salons, nail bars, spas and health clubs, both in this country and abroad. This framework provides a nationally agreed apprenticeship framework for a work-based learning route into employment for the Nail Services industry, using qualifications that combine both skills and knowledge.

This pathway develops skills to foundation level and employment as a Nail Technician.

Entry Criteria

  • No formal qualifications are required.
  • Apprentices must have an employer who can cover the NVQ criteria or we can support you in finding an employer
  • You must be enthusiastic, committed and willing to learn
  • You will be required to attend an interview

All places are subject to satisfactory interview.


The majority of the course is delivered in the workplace. However, Work-Based Learners will benefit from a blend of the following:

  • Theory classes
  • Practical workshops
  • Commercial sessions
  • Demonstrations

The nail services courses do not attend college for practical and theory workshops. All technical training will need to be provided by the salon. There will be opportunities to undertake training in the college salon as well as bring in clients when needed. An Assessor will complete all assessments and theory within the workplace.

You will have to attend Essential Skills Qualifications sessions at a convenient college site, if required.


The course is assessed through a blend of the following:

  • Completion of Electronic Portfolio of practical assessments for each unit Assignments and tasks
  • Multiple-choice tests covering the underpinning knowledge (Online Exams) Theory based tasks and tests
  • Work-Based Observations and Assessments
  • Your behavior will also count towards your assessment, in terms of maturity, development, interaction and communication


  • To the Level 3 Nail Services apprenticeship program.
  • Into employment as a junior nail technician
  • Progression will be based on meeting clientele requirements for the higher level.
  • Progression may also be available to other related routes such as Beauty Therapy or Hairdressing.

Campus Information Work-Based Learning

A practical course aimed at those who would like to pursue a career in Nail Services, this pathway develops skills to foundation level and employment as a Junior Nail Technician, carrying out treatments including manicures, pedicures, nail art services and nail enhancements using acrylic. Additional short courses are available as add-ons to this apprenticeship.

Unit Information

Nail Services

To achieve this qualification candidates must complete 8 mandatory units totaling 40 credits.


  • Fulfil salon reception duties = 3 credits (2 competence 1 knowledge)
  • Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work = 3 credits (2 competence 1 knowledge)
  • Promote additional services or products to clients = 6 credits (2 competence 4 knowledge)
  • Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety = 4 credits (1 competence 3 knowledge)
  • Provide manicure services = 6 credits (3 competence 3 knowledge)
  • Provide pedicure services = 6 credits (3 competence 3 knowledge)
  • Carry out nail art services = 4 credits (3 competence 1 knowledge)
  • Apply and maintain nail enhancements to create a natural finish = 8 credits (6 competence 2 knowledge)

Additional Essential Skills units: (A proxy can be applied if we have proof of prior achievement)

  • Communications Level 1
  • Application of Number Level 1
  • Digital Literacy Level 1

Employment Rights & Responsibilities (ERR)

Other details

Course type: Apprenticeships

Level: 2

Programme Area:

  • Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy


Bilingual delivery available

Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy

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Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy

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