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Nail Technology Level 3

  • Overview of the course

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    This course is designed for learners who are looking to specialize as a nail technician. You will be able to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression in this sector. Many of our learners come to study with us because our industry-experienced tutors have a track record of preparing learners for employment. It is ideal for learners who desire a career in Nail Services and want the option of working in salons, freelance and many more in the near future.
  • What you'll learn

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    You will explore a range of topics, including the following units:

    • 301 - Working in Beauty Related Industries
    • 302 - Health & Safety
    • 303 - Client Care and Communication Skills
    • 304 - Promote Products & Services
    • 314 - Application of Nail enhancements
    • 320 - E File
    • 328 - Airbrushing
    • 329 - Nail art
    • 332 - Explore advanced technologies with the industry
    • 334 - Advanced nail art
    • 213 - Display stock to promote sales in the salon.
  • Entry requirements

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    Assessment is carried out through a range of:

    • Practical techniques
    • Online tests
    • Assignments
    • Oral questioning

    You will be assessed whilst working in the College salons on real clients. The practical tasks are assessed and your achievements will be recorded in your logbook. You will carry out and complete pre-observations then a final assessment in each practical unit. There are written tests and oral questions to assess knowledge and assignment work for certain aspects of the course.

    Records of all the work undertaken should be kept to provide evidence of competence - these will form the basis of your portfolio. The practical assessments will be graded pass, merit or distinction. As part of your practical assessments, you will perform practical treatments on clients. You will be required to carry out treatments on clients; this is an awarding body requirement.

    There is a lot to learn on this course. However, your tutor will be on hand to support you throughout the year and to help with any worries that you may have.

    All Learners will complete an Individual Learning Plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    Learners must demonstrate a commitment to learn and have the appropriate life skills. You will need the following:

    • Level 2 in Beauty Therapy or Manicure and Pedicure qualification
    • Motivated
    • Friendly manner
    • The ability to work well as part of a team
    • References where necessary and appropriate.
    • Over 19 year old- life skills, work skills and a commitment to becoming a therapist.
    • You will need an excellent work ethic and commitment to high attendance of 95% and excellent punctuality standards.
    • You will need to be professional and discreet in all circumstances.
    • Good dexterity skills are paramount and this will be with a skills test.
    • You will need to enjoy working with other people and co-operate as part of a team.

    You need to be committed and keen to practice as you learn new skills and be willing to work within a team and on clients within a real working environment. Entry is through a personal interview and via suitable references where necessary and appropriate.
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    You will also study GCSE: In either Math and/or English if you haven’t achieved a minimum of 4 grade. This is a full-time course and is delivered approximately over 2-3 days per week, across 36 weeks.
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    For more information, Contact:
  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    You need to speak to one of our tutors before you can enrol on to this course therefore, please use the 'apply' button on this screen to register your interest. Once we have your details we will send you a text with a link to book a telephone interview. Please be aware that when a tutor calls you our number will appear as unknown/with-held/private.
  • Groups and Times

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    Group: Activation. First class: 05 September 2022. Last class: 13 Jul 2023
    • Monday : 16:00 - 19:30
    • Tuesday : 12:30 - 15:30
    • Wednesday : 11:30 - 13:30
    • Thursday : 11:00 - 13:30
    • Thursday : 14:00 - 17:00
  • Course Fees

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    Tuition Fee: £2583.00
    You can opt to pay these fees in monthly instalments. However, this is currently only possible by enrolling on campus.
    Courses fees are subject to change.
  • Future opportunities

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    Immediately after you have completed the course, you can continue to develop your skills by progressing on to either:

    • Level 3 Beauty
    • Level 3 Hair and Media Make-up
    • Level 3 Complimentary Therapies
    • Level 3 Sports Therapies
  • Additional Information

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    Coronavirus Update

    In response to the COVID-19 situation we have made a number of changes to our traditional admissions and enrolment processes.
    Most conditional offers and enrolments are currently being processed based on the information available to us at the time of a telephone interview and/or online enrolment.
    Once a course starts and we are able to meet with learners in person we may need to alter the class an individual attends if they do not meet the course entry requirements. We will keep learners informed of any decision to alter their class and support them through any changes necessary.
    Thank you for your understanding and co-operation in these unprecedented times.


    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, pleasecontact us via our Live Chat service available on any page of our website.

    Adult Learners

    Adult learners (19+) must provide evidence of their existing qualification at enrolment. Learners may not be able to enrol if this information is not provided when requested. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one applies to the exams you took):


    The best way to contact us is via our Live Chat service available from any page of our website. We endeavour to staff this service from 9am – 7pm, Monday to Thursdays and until 4pm on Fridays (during term time).
    Bolton College works hard to ensure that the information provided is accurate.
    All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Studying at College

    The health and safety of our learners and staff is still very important to us and so there may continue to be an element of study outside of the classroom during the 2021/22 academic year. The proportion of these hours will depend on the individual qualification(s) being undertaken. You must do the work set during these times or it will impact your progress on the course and therefore your achievement.

    Equalities Statement

    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact the Recruitment & Relations Manager at

    Safeguarding Statement

    Bolton College are committed to ensuring that learners have a right to feel safe wherever they learn, in the classroom or online. If you have any personal safety or other worries, for example, feeling bullied; being made to feel uncomfortable or experiencing an inappropriate situation when you are attending college, please speak to the tutor, a member of the Reception Team or contact the College Safeguarding Team on 01204 482180 or via
  • Disclaimer

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    You may be aware that Bolton College currently has some limitations on the way it works, due to COVID-19. Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, due to the changeable nature of the situation and updates to government guidance, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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  • Time:

    09:00 - 17:00
    14.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    36 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

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