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 Nail Technology VTCT Certificate Level 2

Subject areas: Beauty; Beauty Therapy

The VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Nail Technology is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop practical skills in how to provide and maintain nail enhancements and manicure treatments and nail art.

During this course you will develop a sound knowledge of health and safety practices in a salon environment and how to promote client care and communications in the beauty related sectors. You will also develop an underpinning knowledge and understanding of the practical skills learnt throughout this qualification.

The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills in nail technology to a high level of occupational ability, to enable you to perform your own salon services.

The Beauty department has three fully equipped salons together with a reception area for all practical skills. Theory sessions will be taught either in the resource area or various classrooms.
The course consists of units covering:

- Health and safety
- Client care and communication
- Provide manicure treatments
- Provide nail art
- Provide and maintain nail enhancement

During practice sessions you will be required to work on each other before progressing to work on clients.

The course of study will include theoretical and practical sessions through individual and group work.

You will be required to gain practical experience by performing treatments on clients in the realistic working environment of the salon and complete practical assessments. The average group size is 16 students.
You must have achieved a Level 2 standard of education and/or have appropriate and relevant work experience.

You will be required to sit a basic skills test to assess your suitability for the course.
This course is free for those who are under 19 on 31 August of the year they start their course.

For those aged 19+, this course will cost £547.

Fee remission may apply depending on personal circumstances, please enquire with the Registry Department for further information on 01205 365701.

International and EU Students, please contact the International Office on +44 (0)1205 313212 or enquiry@boston.ac.uk for details on fees.

Please note that all fees are subject to change.
This course will take you 1 year, September to June, to complete. You can study at either Boston College or Boston College Spalding for 1 evening a week, 6.00pm - 9.00pm

A minimum of 90% attendance is required in order to achieve this qualification.
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The course is based on an assessment structure therefore you will be continually assessed throughout the course. Assessments will cover practical applications, written assignments, online exams, oral questioning and a portfolio of evidence.
Successful completion will enable you to seek employment directly in the nail industry in a nail salon or work on a freelance/mobile basis within this field.

Alternatively you could progress on to other VTCT evening courses that we offer such as Indian Head Massage.
Approximate additional costs for items which must be purchased at the start of the course include:

- Manicure/pedicure kit £40
- Nail art kit £35
- Nail technology kit £120
- Uniform/salon wear £20
- Text book £20
- Material Fees £20

Financial assistance can be gained from a means tested bursary and Be Brilliant Foundation, this can be used against any of the additional costs.
You can apply for this course by applying online, by filling out an application form from the College’s Course Guide, or you can contact the Information Officers on 01205 313218 who will send you an application form in the post.

Every effort has been made to ensure our course information is accurate throughout the website. However changes can occur to the days, times, fees and other information about our courses throughout the year, but we endeavour to update any changes to information as soon as we can.