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VTCT Level 2 Award in Nail Technology

VTCT Level 2 Award in Nail Technology


The VTCT Level 2 Award in Nail Technology is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in providing and maintaining nail enhancements using either UV gel or liquid and powder nail systems.


You will develop your knowledge, understanding and skills in applying, maintaining and removing nail enhancements, using either UV gel, liquid and powder or wrap nail systems. You will also learn about health and safety, client care and hygiene practice for nail technicians.

This fast-track course can be completed around your commitments making it the perfect choice for those wanting a good balance of classroom teaching and home learning.


You will also be required to do some home-based learning to practice your skills and complete homework as part of this course.


We are committed to making our assessments a supportive and encouraging experience. Our highly experienced tutors will always ensure you are relaxed and confident before undergoing any assessment modules.

  • Course units

    ➖ Provide and maintain nail enhancement

  • Entry requirements

    ➖ No previous experience required

    ➖ Good standard of English sufficient to complete the course competences and online examinations

    ➖ Students must be over 16 years old to enrol on this course

  • When does the course start?

    ➖ This Level 2 Award in Nail Technology course starts every February and September

  • How long is the course?

    ➖ 4 weeks (1 day per week)

    ➖ 10am - 5pm

    ➖ Maximum class size: 12 students

  • How will I be assessed?

    ➖ Online theory

    ➖ Observations and oral questioning

    ➖ Practical assessments and assignments

    ➖ Portfolio evidence

  • Do I need to bring a model?

    No. However, you can bring a model for your practical assessments if you wish to. At all other times students will be expected to practice on each other.

  • What do I need to buy for this course?

    ➖ Stationery - notepad and pen

    ➖ Uniform - therapist tunic, black trousers and black flat closed toe shoes

    ➖ Brushes - you will need to purchase two brushes that we recommend

    ➖ Equipment - whilst you are training with us, we provide all other products and equipment you need to complete your practical assessments

  • What can I do with this qualification?

    This qualification forms part of a larger suite of Level 2 nail services qualifications. However opportunities for employment as a junior nail technician are possible through this award when taken alongside other Level 2 nail services or nail technology qualifications.

  • Payment options

    ➖ Pay in full - £389 plus VAT (£430.80 total) this includes the VTCT registration

    ➖ Pay in 2 interest free instalments - example £200 deposit, then the balance by the end of the course

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