The highest level qualification within nails, become a Master Nail Technician earning up to £50 an hour! Suitable for complete beginners!
VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology (500/8966/3) carries 53 credits.
Units covered within this qualification are:
UV20470 Provide manicure treatments
UV20471 Provide pedicure treatments
UV30405 Apply and maintain nail enhancements
UV30468 Client care and communication in beauty-related industries
UV30491 Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon
UV30493 Maintaining personal health and wellbeing
UV20490 Display stock to promote sales in a salon
UV20492 Promote products and services to clients in a salon
UV30429 Enhance nails using electric files
UV30476 Design and apply nail art
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. Students will need access to a pc to complete coursework and online exams.
This qualification can be completed at your own pace. You have up to 12 months to fully complete the course.
What this course covers
Practical training covers;
- Manicure and Pedicure inc Luxury Aspects (1 day)
- Acrylic Nail Extensions (1 day)
- UV Gel Nail Extensions (1 day)
- Sculpting with Acrylic & E-Filing (1 day)
- Freehand Nail Art (studied online)
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.
The 4 days of practical training for this course will each 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 training days acquiring and demonstrating your practical skills, with a short break for lunch.
Students will need access to a pc to complete coursework and online exams.
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.
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.
Course entry requirements
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.
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.
Students will need to have previously achieved GCSE English or equivalent to ensure you have a good command of spoken and written English to be successful within the VTCT qualification. Students will need access to a pc to complete coursework and online exams.
You are required to give and receive treatments as part of the Manicure & Pedicure training day so will need to remove nail extensions, polish and/or gel polish before attending the training days. You will work on a professional nail trainer hand for all nail extension/e-filing training days. 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 day, 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).
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 support you and answer any questions by email, throughout your studies and beyond.
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What are the tutors like?
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.
What qualification will you receive?
When you have successfully completed your training course(s), you will receive a diploma certificate issued by The Beauty Academy and accredited by ABT for all classroom based practical training. 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, even while working towards your VTCT qualification.
Once you have completed your assessment days you will receive your VTCT qualification certificate (this can take up to 12 weeks to be released from the awarding body VTCT).
Additional work required to complete this qualification
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 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 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).
On completion of your written and practical coursework, you will be invited to arrange a date to complete your online written exams (completed using your own pc/laptop from home through Zoom and the VTCT exam website). Beyond this you will attend the centre for 2 days of practical assessment, where you will need to bring a female model on each day and basic products/tools to be assessed.
We have a Support Team that is on hand to answer to provide support and answer any questions via email, during your studies and beyond.
All courses completed with The Beauty Academy are accredited by ABT allowing you receive a 10% discount off your policy with ABT Insurance when you quote ACADEMY99
The Beauty Academy also offer a discounted insurance scheme with Balens; a Specialist Insurance Brokers aimed at Health and Well-Being Professionals, offering both Therapist and Student Therapist insurance for those who train with us. To learn more about the Balens insurance scheme, please click here.
What will your career opportunities be?
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. You could even complete further training to become a nail and beauty educator / trainer working for a college or private training academy.
Why choose The Beauty Academy?
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 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.
Follow-on Advanced Training
You may consider completing a further qualification to further your career opportunities within a specialized 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.
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- Course Duration
- Fast Track 10am to 4pm
Total price for 1 Student(s): £2,299.00
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