VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology

Product Description

Blended Learning (classroom and home based learning)
Programme delivered by Ixion Holdings

Qualification Overview

This is a vocational VTCT qualification and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a nail technician. The structure of this VTCT qualification provides you with the flexibility to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills required to become a nail technician. By the end of the course you will have obtained the skill set and knowledge, along with a recognised qualification, which will enable you to work in a variety of environments, salon employee, salon owner, mobile, cruise ships.

To register your interest for this course please fill in the contact form below and we will contact you within 24 hours.

Advanced learning loan pre-requisites to qualify:

  • You must be 19 years old on the first day of your course, however there is no upper age limit.
  • You need to be living in the UK or have lived in the UK, the Channel Islands, or the Isle of Man for the past three years.
  • You need to be enrolling on an eligible course at Level 3 and above.
  • You need to have a national insurance number, a valid passport OR original birth certificate.


Available days:

Tuesday and Thursday 9:30am – 2:30pm at Sunderland for 14 weeks

Tuesday and Thursday 5:00pm – 9:30pm at Sunderland for 14 weeks


Am I Eligible?
You will need to be 19+ to take the course.
Who is it for?
For those looking to start a career in the beauty industry, specialising in nails technology. This course is also great for anyone who’s previously completed a short course and would like to enhance their current qualification.
What will I learn?
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 develop a range of technical skills enabling you to provide a variety of nail enhancement treatments using different techniques. You will also develop interpersonal skills that will assist you to communicate effectively with clients.

You will study modules covering:

• Providing manicure treatments

• Providing pedicure treatments

• Applying and maintaining nail enhancements

• Client care and communication in beauty-related industries

• Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon

• Maintaining personal health and wellbeing

• Enhance nails using electric files

• Display stock to promote sales in a salon

• Promote products and services to clients in a salon

• Design and apply nail art

How will I learn?
The qualification is delivered through a blended learning approach – a combination of traditional classroom teaching (face-to-face) and online learning/independent study.

Classroom – full-day sessions to begin each unit

Independent study, reading and research with remote tutor support – recommended self-study of 10 hours per week

How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed through a combination of practical assessments, multiple choice theory exams, evidence portfolio and workbook. Learners are required to source their own clients/models for practical assessments during course times. 90% attendance is required to pass the course due to the intensity & course length. Missing days of course without catching up will not be awarded with the qualification.
How much is it?
The cost is £3,345 and may be funded by an Advanced Learner Loan. Programme  is delivered by Ixion Holdings. Find out more here – Learner Handbook
Who is the awarding body?
The awarding body is VTCT.
Can you apply for a loan more than once?
Yes you can apply for more  Advanced Learning Loans for different qualification types to help you progress in your studies. You can apply up to a total of four loans. However as you are entering into a student loan in which you have to pay back, we never advise to enroll on more than one course at any time. These are also extensive courses which require a lot of work and commitment so we would recommend completing one before starting another.



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