If you are looking to embark on a career as a therapist specialising in Acrylic Nail Extension treatments, our VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Nail Technology (M/601/3937) is designed to equip you with the knowledge, practical skills and industry-required qualification to be able do this with confidence.
This qualification can be completed in as little as 16 weeks but you have up to 12 months to fully complete the course.
Acrylic Nails Practical Training (1 day) to cover;
- Health, safety & hygiene
- Consultation techniques
- Nail preparation
- Tip application and blending techniques
- Application of acrylic
- Maintenance procedure
- Removal procedure
- Aftercare advice
*Please note: During the course you will work on a professional mannequin training hand so will not need to remove any polish/nail extensions and will not require any models for the training day.
Much of the qualification is completed as home-study, including written and practical coursework making this an ideal route for those who wish to study flexibly around other commitments.
There is 1 day of practical training required and included in this course within Acrylic Nail Extensions. We ask students to arrive at 9.45am to ensure a prompt start. You will learn the theory of the treatment firstly, and spend the majority of the training days acquiring and demonstrating your practical skills, with a short break for lunch.
Once you have completed all training and coursework, you will arrange to attend a multiple choice written assessment day and practical assessment days to achieve your VTCT qualification. For more detailed information on the structure of this qualification, please call to speak with one of our friendly Course Advisors on 0800 999 2277.
We do not include any kits within our training courses, however we provide all products and tools required to complete the practical training on the day, at the training centre for you to use. We took this approach following student feedback so that students are not tied into specific kits or brands of products as part of their course fee, before they are trained and able to make an informed choice. Our training courses teach the generic treatment techniques and processes, they are not brand specific.
We recommend attending training where you will gain advice about different brands and suppliers to enable you to purchase products from your chosen supplier directly following your training. We do offer selected starter kits available to purchase through our website & supplied directly from the supplier to you by courier.
Our friendly, expert Advisors are on hand to answer any questions & assist you in booking your place over the telephone*. Call on Freephone 0800 999 2277
Alternatively, most of our courses can be booked online 24/7, using our secure payment system.
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*Payment in full at time of booking online or by telephone allows you to select your training days at your preferred training centre in the best way to suit you – whether that’s as a consecutive block (subject to availability) or taken at your own pace. Deko Finance (Payment Plan) is available on all bookings over £299. To enquire, simply click ‘Apply for Payment Plan’ on the right-hand side or give us a call to learn more.
1. Payment in full using Credit / Debit
By making payment in full, you can secure your course place and enjoy the greatest flexibility to book all of your training days at your preferred training centre, in the best way to suit you – whether that’s as a consecutive block (subject to availability) or taken at your own pace. Book securely online 24/7, or call our friendly Advisors by book by phone.
2. Payment Plan – Courses over £299
Our Deko Finance option is available on all courses, diploma course packages and VTCT qualifications over £299. You have three options – to make repayments either over 12, 24, or 36 months at only 19.9%, all with just a 20% deposit.
A very important point regarding finance options: Many of our students are fairly young and may not have taken out finance before; perhaps they are living with mum/dad or boyfriend/partner and have not had their own name on an electoral roll for at least 3 years. Now, although it may seem a bit harsh it is very true that all finance companies will view your application very critically if any of the above is true. A way around this is to increase your deposit to say 40% but this needs to be done at the outset and not after you have been rejected.
If you feel that any of the above does apply to you then please just have a word with one of our Course Advisors before making an application.
The Deko finance option allows you book and attend your chosen courses with us while making affordable, monthly repayments to spread the cost. You don’t need to wait to book training sessions, you can complete all training as you wish, selecting from our available scheduled dates without delay. This is a great payment choice for those who desire the flexibility to manage studying around work commitments / childcare or even wish to complete their award as soon as possible; but who need the option to spread the cost into more affordable payments, over a longer term.
You can increase your deposit to reduce your payments and you can pay off early if you wish. No hidden fees or charges. The scheme is subject to the usual credit checks etc.
Our VTCT Level 2 Award in Nail Technology (Nail Extensions) course will enable you to learn the fundamental skills to offer Acrylic nail extension treatments, increase your employment prospects and earning potential as you will be offering popular nail extension treatments. It is an excellent course for those looking to take their knowledge of nail extensions to the next level whether as a standalone treatment or with a view to taking more training beyond completion of the Level 2 award. It is also an excellent option for those already qualified at VTCT Level 2 in Beauty but wishing to now add on a qualification within acrylic nail extensions.
Whilst you are perfecting your practical skills during training, you will also be consolidating your theoretical knowledge with our comprehensive study materials, answering written questions in your electronic workbooks to submit as coursework. You will also complete a small number of treatment case studies at home on friends/family to help develop your confidence ready for assessment. Our assessment process will ensure that your techniques, from hygiene requirements to attention to detail, are at a satisfactory industry level, and re-affirm the skills learnt during your practical training.
This exciting course is hands-on, provides you with in-depth detail on a range of nail extension treatments, and it is designed to prepare you to begin your career within the industry. The qualification not only provides you with extensive career opportunities, it is also internationally recognised and demonstrates your ability to work to an industry-standard level of practice.
There are no pre-requirements to completing this qualification although we do recommend prior training and/or Level 2 in Manicure & Pedicure before undertaking this qualification. You may also like to consider the VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Nail Technology if wishing to learn a wider range of nail treatments. It can be completed as a standalone qualification within acrylic nail extensions; or as the first step towards taking more advanced beauty or nail technology training. You may also consider this award if already qualified at VTCT Level 2 in Beauty Therapy & wishing to add on a qualification within nail extensions.
During the course you will work on a mannequin training hand so you will not need to remove any polish/nail extensions to attend this course. All products and tools are provided for the training days at the centre when you attend. No kit is required to complete the training days, nor included in the course fee. On the training days, you only need to bring a hand and bath towel for your personal use, completed enrolment form and cold food for your lunch (e.g. sandwich/salad). Tea & coffee are provided.
We do provide study materials to assist you in completion of your written coursework & in preparation for your assessments. Students will require products/tools at home and to arrange models to complete their coursework/assessments. We have a Support Team that is on hand to answer any of your questions via email and will get back to you before the end of the working day. [email protected]
We are so proud at The Beauty Academy to work with such a professional, passionate and friendly team of tutors, all of which hold a Level 2 and Level 3 qualification in their specialised sector. Our tutors are also all qualified with either Level 4 PTTLS or equivalent teaching awards in education, with years of experience in beauty-related professional industries. Furthermore, our tutors who are involved in the assessment process all hold an Assessors Award.
We pride ourselves on the welcoming nature of our tutors and their ability to engage, educate and enrich students from all ages and backgrounds. All of our tutors are dedicated to maintaining their knowledge and keeping up to date with the latest treatments and techniques in the ever-changing industry.
When you have successfully completed your training course(s), you will receive a diploma certificate issued by The Beauty Academy accredited by ABT. This not only demonstrates your commitment to the training, but also allows you to obtain Public Liability insurance so you can start offering treatments to paying clients from home or mobile.
Once you have completed your assessment days you will also receive your VTCT qualification certificate (this can take up to 12 weeks to be released from the awarding body VTCT).
Once you have completed your practical training day with us, there is no additional work to be completed in order to achieve The Beauty Academy diploma certificate which is sent to you by email within 1-2 working days and you can then begin working from home or mobile once insurance has been obtained.
Aside from your practical training, your VTCT qualification course also involves home-study and assessments as required by the awarding body VTCT. The qualification requires written coursework to be submitted and marked by an assessor before you can be progressed to the assessment stage.
At the time of booking your qualification, you will be sent your study materials (including: workbooks; Student Study Guide; revision notes and our Student Handbook) to get you started with your written coursework, which must be completed at home. You will also need to have access to a basic manicure and pedicure products at home to complete the small number of treatment case studies towards a portfolio, to help develop your skills and confidence ready for assessment. Once coursework is complete, you will be invited to arrange your assessment days. The VTCT certificate is issued by the awarding body following successful completion of the assessment days.
We have a Support Team that is on hand to answer any of your questions via email and will get back to you before the end of the working day. [email protected]
All of our diploma courses enable you to work from both home and mobile offering the specialised treatment(s) that you have completed. You can start earning by offering treatments to paying clients as soon as you have obtained your insurance.
Once you have received your certification from the awarding body VTCT stating your qualification achievement, you are also able to work for larger companies within the industry, including: spas; hotels; salons and cruise-ships etc. With advanced skills in nail extensions making you a valuable asset to any salon. You can also work as a Freelance Natural Nail Technician providing treatments from home or mobile. The career opportunities are vast!
We recommend holding a qualification within natural nail services before undertaking this course. You may wish to look at our VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Nail Treatments (Manicure & Pedicure) before undertaking this award. Alternatively, if you are looking to work in a salon offering a more extensive range of nail services to include natural nail treatments and extensions, you may like to look at our VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Nail Services.
We offer high-quality ABT accredited training with experienced tutors, professional equipment and a great atmosphere to train in. Our training centres are well-equipped, within easy reach of public transport and regularly inspected by the awarding body (VTCT) which we provide qualifications through; to ensure we are giving you the best service for your money. We pride ourselves on working with only qualified and industry experienced tutors who are friendly, welcoming and happy to go the extra mile to deliver the very best student experience possible.
All courses are run as smaller groups than most other providers, allowing plenty of opportunity to ask questions or seek further support if required. Our training centres are permanent and exclusive to us and they are always set-up ready to begin your training. All centres have the very latest equipment and products required to adhere to industry standards. We also provide free and unlimited on-going access to our Support Team who are available to answer queries or provide guidance within any aspect of your course with us, contactable on either email or telephone.
You may consider completing a further qualification to further your career opportunities within a specialised sector of the industry. To learn more about the qualifications that we offer, please click here. If you are looking to work in a salon offering a more extensive range of nail services to include manicures and pedicures also, you may like to look at our VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Nail Services.
We also offer a Starting a Business in Beauty Therapy course for our students; a comprehensive, home-study course that would complement any course completed with us, aimed at those looking to launch a business in the industry.
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