If you are looking to embark on a career as a nail technician, working either in a salon or nail bar, our VTCT in Level 3 Nail Technology course 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 at your own pace. You have up to 12 months to fully complete the course.
- Manicure and Pedicure
- Luxury Manicure and Pedicure
- Acrylic Nail Extensions
- UV Gel Nail Extensions
- Sculpting with Acrylic
- Freehand Nail Art
You will have access to extensive learning resources through our Online Student Portal including videos and manuals. The majority of the qualification is completed as home-study, including written and practical coursework. The 4 course training days included will run from 10am – 4pm, although 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 day practising your practical skills, with a short break for lunch. For more information on the structure of this qualification, please call one of our Course Advisors on 0800 999 2277.
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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- Then complete the secure, online checkout
*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. PayPal Credit – Interest Free for 4 Months on Courses over £99
PayPal Credit allows you the option to spread the cost of any course(s) totalling £99 or more over 4 months with 0% interest*.
- It’s quick and easy to apply for PayPal Credit – all you need to do is select the PayPal Credit option when completing your order and this will prompt you to complete a short application form.
- PayPal give you a decision instantly. If approved and you accept, you’ll have a credit limit attached to your PayPal account to start using straightaway allowing to spread the cost of your training.
- Book your training & pay quickly and conveniently, all with the security and peace of mind of using PayPal (PayPal Buyer Protection provided for eligible purchases).
- PayPal provide paymemt reminders and you can manage your PayPal Credit account easily online, on mobile, tablet or desktop.
Representative Example: 19.9% APR (variable). Purchase interest rate 19.9% p.a. (variable). Assumed Credit limit £1,200. This example illustrates the typical cost of using PayPal Credit as a standard funding method. If you take advantage of our offers and promotions, including our 0% for 4 months offer, the interest rate that applies will be lower in many circumstances.
*The minimum payment due still applies to 0% offer balances. Any remaining balance due after the 4-month promotional period or any transactions under £99 will be charged interest at 19.9% p.a. (variable). In order to maintain the 0% offer, you need to keep up monthly repayments and stay within your credit limit. Credit subject to status. Terms and conditions apply. UK residents only. PayPal Credit is trding name of PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A. Société en Commandite par Actions Registered Office: 22-24 Boulevard Royal L-2449, Luxembourg RCS Luxembourg B 118 349.
3. DEKO Finance – Affordable monthly repayments for 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.
A VTCT Level 3 Qualification in Nail Technology is becoming the industry-required standard in nails and recognized by many sectors of the nail industry. This particular course, the most advanced nail course that we offer, will enable you to provide a complete nail technology service and work as a professional nail technician, either self-employed or within a salon. You will learn a wide range of practical skills, from how to carry out a relaxing pedicure treatment to accurately achieving the most in-demand of nail enhancement shapes, either using UV gel or acrylic processes.
Whilst you are perfecting your practical skills during training, you will also be consolidating your theoretical knowledge with our comprehensive study material, answering written questions in your electronic workbooks to submit as coursework. You will also be practicing the skills that you have learnt at our training centre on models (friends/family) at home, gradually building a portfolio of treatments to submit as your practical coursework.
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 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, with a full skill set.
Our diploma courses are suitable for complete beginners and do not require any prior learning to be able to train with us; many of our students are not beauty trained and are looking to start up a business in the industry. You do not need to have any other VTCT qualifications or start at VTCT Level 2 to do this course, if you are looking to hold the highest qualification level in nail technology to give you the added edge when joining the beauty job market, you can start straight onto the VTCT Level 3 programme with no prior knowledge or experience.
We welcome students of all abilities, whether you are looking to learn a new skill from scratch or currently working as a therapist and looking to refresh your knowledge of particular treatments.
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.
If you would like to read more about our fantastic tutors individually, please have a look at our Meet the Tutors page.
When you have successfully completed your training course(s), you will receive a diploma certificate issued by The Beauty Academy. 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 receive your 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 to achieve an ABT accredited diploma. Your diploma certificate will be sent to you 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 course also involves home-study and assessments as required by the awarding body VTCT. Our qualifications (all levels) require both written and practical 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 access to our Online Student Portal where you can access learning resources including videos and manuals, you’ll also access your written and practical coursework through the portal and can study at your own pace to complete these.
As you complete your practical training, you can begin working on your practical assignment (case studies on friends, family or paying clients once insured, to help your practice your skills and build up your confidence). We have a Support Team that is on hand to answer any of your questions via email or telephone at any stage during the course of your qualification.
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.
This particular course will enable you to provide a complete nail technology service and work as a professional nail technician. 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.
We offer high-quality 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 our accrediting awarding body (VTCT) to ensure we are giving you the best service for your money. We pride ourselves on working with only qualified and 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 small groups which allows 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 have an on-going Support Team available to answer any query you may have regarding your training with us, contactable on either email or telephone.
You may also consider completing a VTCT qualification to further your career opportunities within another specialised sector of the industry. To learn more about the qualifications that we offer, please click here.
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.
Course Info & Price
- Course Duration
- Fast Track 10am to 4pm
- No hidden charges: includes all exam fees & VAT.
How to Apply
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