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Level 2

VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Nail Technology (Adult)


The VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Nail Technology is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in: how to provide and maintain nail enhancements and manicure treatments.

Underpinning this qualification you will develop a sound knowledge of health and safety practices in a salon environment and how to promote client care and communications in beauty related sectors. You will also develop an underpinning knowledge and understanding of the practical skills learned throughout this qualification. The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills in nail technology to a high level of occupational ability, to enable you to perform your own salon services.

Units that you will be studying include:

  • Follow health and safety practice in the salon
  • Client care and communication in beauty-related industries
  • Provide manicure treatments
  • Provide and maintain nail enhancement
  • Provide pedicure treatments


19 + years

You should have a minimum grade D/3 or above in English

If English is not your first language, you should have a Level 1 in reading, writing & listening

An interview will be required for all applicants.

You should have good communication skills, be professional, be a team player, have a good work ethic and a passion for hairdressing.

You will need to be able to spend a minimum of 5 hours per week studying and practising skills independently.

We require our students to maintain a minimum of 95% attendance throughout their course and arrive on time to sessions.

As this is a professional course, you will be required to wear a uniform and follow health and safety procedures whilst working in our salons.

Please ensure that you can commit to the times and dates of the course before accepting your offer.

*FREE* Online short courses

Make the most of these extraordinary times and gain a nationally-recognised qualification. A short online course is a significant first step to improving your skills and achieving your career goals.

Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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