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Nail Enhancements (City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate) (16 – 18) — Full-time

Course outline

This qualification is ideal for anyone aged 16-18 who wants to work as a nail technician.

The application of nail enhancements requires high levels of skill, dexterity and care; it’s an art form in itself.

Techniques and products have advanced greatly in recent years and there are many different techniques that can be used to apply a beautiful set of balanced nail enhancements. They can be used to help mask imperfections, help to create a perfect finish and even elongate the nail bed.

This unit covers the techniques you will learn, practice and perfect in order to achieve a high professional standard.

The course covers:

  • Application of tip and blending
  • Application of gel, acrylic and fibreglass enhancement
  • Infilling of the three systems (gel, acrylic and fibreglass enhancement)
  • Safe removal of a nail enhancement
  • Health and safety
  • Communication skills

You will work on real clients and gain a true experience in nail enhancements.

How to apply for this course

Apply online to start in 2023/24.

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Location Date
Stoney Street

Start: Monday 4th September 2023

Course code: C037484 / Q037485


Level 3 City & Guilds Certificate in Nail Enhancements


1 year

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

You must be aged 16-18 and have GCSE Maths and English at Grade 4/C or above or Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Maths.

All students must undertake and pass a practical dexterity test prior to enrolment to ensure you are suitable for this course.

If you are a progressing student, you must have achieved 90% attendance. Please speak to your tutor regarding your progression options.

Teaching & assessment

You will be assessed through a combination of practical observations and theory assignments.


Level 2 Beauty Therapy

Additional information

You will be required to purchase a kit and uniform. The costs for these will be discussed at interview.