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Nail Enhancements (Level 3) (19+) — Part-time

Course outline

This qualification is ideal for anyone aged 19 or over who wants to work as a nail technician or add nail enhancement to their current services.

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 / time Fees / reductions
Stoney Street

Start: Monday 4th September 2023

End: Friday 28th June 2024

You may be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the course fees.

Fee shown is based on 2022/23. The fee for 2023/24 is yet to be confirmed.

Tuition fee: £941

Course code: C000520 / Q002893


Level 3 Certificate in Nail Enhancements


1 year

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

You will need:

  • To be aged 19+
  • To have achieved English and Maths at grade 9–4 (A*–C) or Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Maths. If you do not have both GCSE English and Maths at 9-4 (A*-C), or Functional Skills, we may accept one of them at GCSE Grade D in addition to your 4 GCSEs at 9-4 (A*-C).

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

Adults who are aged 19+ with relevant industry experience but without the necessary qualifications are welcome to apply. You may need to complete an English and maths assessment to determine the right course and support for you.

This part-time route is only available to students who are aged 19+.

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.