VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Nail Technology

VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Nail Technology

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VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Nail Technology

This qualification has been specifically designed for the 16-19 age group, and will develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to prepare learners for employment as a junior nail technician. Learners will have their nail services skills assessed in a real or realistic working environment.

This qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as a nail technician including: providing and maintaining nail enhancements, manicure treatments, health and safety and client care. 

This is a vocational qualification to develop practical skills, communication and professionalism. Throughout the year, you will work on external clients in the Beauty commercial sessions.

Duration 34 weeks
Study mode Full time
Start date 09/09/2019
Campus Printworks Campus
Course code TBC

What you will study

The vocational qualification includes all the required elements to work as a Nail Technician the mandatory units involved are;- 

UV20399 M/601/3937 Provide and maintain nail enhancement

UV20453 A/601/4458 Client care and communication in beauty-related industries

UV20470 T/601/4569 Provide manicure treatments

UV20483 R/600/8763 Follow health and safety practice in the salon

UV20471 R/601/4448 Provide pedicure treatments


You will have the opportunity to further develop your understanding and skills with the addition of optional specialist units providing flexibility to develop your knowledge

How you will it be assessed

You will build a portfolio of evidence and assessed continually throughout your programme.

Practical observations – Assessment of treatments

Written assessment is a variety of tasks, assignments, workbooks and case studies

End of units tests

Entry Requirements

Entry onto this qualification (learner’s will be invited in for an information and interview session on completion of application form)

4 Grade 4s or above (one of the grades must be in Maths, English or both )


Previous attainment of a level 1 qualification in Beauty Therapy and a successful skills test and interview

What's Next

Career opportunities exist in a variety of contexts as a junior nail technician, including:

  • Commercial nail salon
  • Retail concession 'nail bar'
  • Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings

Campus Locations

Printworks Campus

Hunslet Road
West Yorkshire
LS10 1JY
0113 3861997
Nearest train station
Leeds Central Station, 0.7 MilesWebsite