Qualification: NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Nail Services
Prerequisites: No previous experience required
Locations: Kent,Essex,London,East Sussex
Price: £950 (0% finance plan available, see FAQ)
Deposit Option: 10%
Duration: Unit by unit
Class Size: 4
Kit: Kit available - £451.64
Description: The VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services is a job ready qualification based on National Occupational Standards for Nail Services.
At UK Beauty School, we offer our NVQ courses in a structure that saves you a lot of time compared to the Further Education College route and offers a flexible way for students to achieve a more advanced qualification.
The course is blended delivery unit by unit, so you can start as soon as you like by selecting each practical day from courses listed to suit your schedule as you go.
Once package booked you can for example select the next Luxury Manicure Pedicure course that suits your schedule and book onto that practical session. Following practical training days, students are given written and practical assignments to be completed at home. When home study for this unit is complete - select next practical day maybe Nil Extensions and repeat.
Once all units and home study complete students return to the school for a pre assessment appointment before attending their assessment day. To comply with the rigorous NVQ assessment procedure, it is essential that student provide models to work on during their assessment days.
The NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Nail Services contains the following units:
Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety (home study)
This unit is about providing you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to be responsible for health and safety in the workplace.
Promote additional services or products to customers (home study)
Services or products are continually changing in salons to keep up with client’s expectations. By offering new or improved services and products your salon can increase client satisfaction. Many salons must promote these to be able to survive in a competitive world. It is equally important for salons that are not in competitive environments to encourage their clients to try new services or products.
Develop and maintain effectiveness at work (home study)
This unit is about taking responsibility for improving your performance at work and working well with your colleagues so as to make a positive contribution to the overall effectiveness of your salon.
Fulfil salon reception duties
This unit is about the important skills of welcoming and receiving people entering the salon, handling enquiries, making appointments, dealing with client payments and generally maintaining the reception area. Dealing with people in a polite manner whilst questioning them to find out what they require forms an important part of this unit.
Provide manicure services (in class training)
This unit is about providing manicure services to clients. It covers consulting with the client, recognising any contra-indications, preparing for the service and producing a service plan. It also covers filing and buffing the nails, using skin and cuticle treatments, massaging the hand and lower arm and providing a suitable nail finish.
Provide pedicure services (in class training)
This unit is about providing pedicure services to clients. It covers consulting with the client, recognising any contraindications, preparing for the service and producing a service plan. It also covers filing the nails, applying skin and cuticle treatments, cleansing and drying the feet, removing excessive hard skin, massaging the foot and lower leg and providing a suitable nail finish.
Carry out nail art services (in class training)
This unit is about creating nail art designs on the client’s hands and feet. It covers consulting with the client to establish their individual nail art design requirements and recognising any contra-indications that may affect the service. It also covers preparing, applying and finishing the design.
Apply and maintain nail enhancements to create a natural finish (in class training)
This unit is about providing services to enhance and maintain nails on the hands and feet, to create a natural finish. It covers consulting with the client to establish their requirements and recognising any contra-indications that may affect the service. It also covers preparing and applying natural tips and clear overlays in either UV gel, liquid and powder or wrap systems, and removing nails enhancements.
Mode of Study
At UK Beauty Schools, we run this qualification in a unit by unit form. This allows you to work at your own pace and fit your studies around your current commitments. For your 1st unit, you will attend the practical day, complete the home study elements (practice diary, case studies and assessments) and then return to the school for your live assessments and paper tests. Once the unit is complete, you will go through the same process for the rest of the units until the qualification is complete. You will get up to 2 years to complete the qualification with this route, however it can be completed in as little as 6 months. Failure to complete the qualification within 2 years could result in additional assessments fees. You are able to retake tests if needed, third attempts are chargeable.
By signing up for the qualification, you are making a commitment to completing all requirements for the course so please ensure that you chose the most appropriate route for you. If English is not your first language you may be asked to complete an assessment before proceeding.
We’ll send you log in details to our booking system. Here we’ll credit your account for the value of the package, and you'll then be able to choose the courses from our schedule (this can either be seen by going to our courses dates page, or clicking the chosen course and clicking 'See availability') We’ll also activate your online theory modules, so that you can start learning at your own pace.
We offer 0% finance through Paypal. Please visit our instalments page for further information.
After selecting your courses, if you still have funds remaining - you have two options:
You can save the funds for future courses and top up further if required.
Please be aware that should you wish to cancel we can only issue a refund to a maximum of £100.
The training for all beauty courses is taken at our Beauty Schools based in:
New Haven, Brighton
We provide students with online access to our training area before they attend the school, we find by doing this they are able to complete the theory in their own time and are able to absorb more information. This also means we have more time for practice, which then allows the tutor demonstrate best practices as well as answer Q & A’s.
It will depend on the circumstances surrounding the cancellation and the notice given(see T&C for more details). In the instance that a refund is requested due to illness, medical notification will be required. Unfortunately, we are unable to give a refund if the online theory has accessed/completed.
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As well as doing the online theory at your own pace, students will find that by practising at home AFTER you have taken the course, performing approximately 6 -8 treatments, they will achieve more confidence in doing Waxing Treatments.
No previous experience is required. This course is open to complete beginners, however, before we issue the certificate you must complete your online theory.
We believe in keeping the class sizes small, so students have more one 2 one time with our tutors. Our normal class size is 4 to 8.
Currently due to COVID Models are required unless otherwise notified.
No, everything will be provided for you on the course. However, some students find it beneficial to bring a pen and paper to make notes.
Can I get insurance with my Diploma certificate?
Many insurance companies will insure you with a Diploma or NVQ certificate. We have also partnered with a leading insurance broker, please click here for further information.
Our courses are approved and accredited by The Guild of Beauty Therapists (Diploma), VTCT (VRQ), or UKBA (UK Beauty accreditation). This will enable you to obtain liability insurance from various insurance companies, including our specialist insurance partner - Salonsafe. Please click here for further information.
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ALL PRODUCTS PROVIDED FOR ON SITE TRAINING
Optional Kit available for home study
NVQ Level 2 Nail Services kit from NSI includes:
No 8 Compact Purple Kolinsky Brush
Dura Glue 7ml
Nurture Oil 7ml
Cuticle Sticks 20Pk
White Block Buffer
Emery Boards 10Pk
Dura 100/100 File Grit
Is It Wet Buffer
Dura Natural Tips 150ct (1-10)
Nail Art Brushes 5pk
240 Mixed Round Rhinestone Wheel
Pink Stone Flowers
White Stone Flowers
Soft Foil Silver
Polyester Glitter Silver
NSI Polish Gel Effect Topcoat 10ml
NSI Polish Basecoat 10ml
NSI Polish Roulette 10ml
NSI Polish Gossip Girl 10ml
NSI Polish Arctic (French White) 10ml
NSI Polish Pink Lemonade (French Pink) 10ml
Round Manicure Bowl
Economy Tip Cutters
Economy Cuticle Nippers
Flat Manicure Tool
Foot File - Plastic Handle
Large Dappen Dish with Lid x2
Hive Peach Low Melt Paraffin Blocks 450gm
Hive Electric Heated Mittens (Pair)
Hive Electric Heated Booties (Pair)
Hive Paraffin Wax Brush 1"
Strictly Pro Creamy Cuticle Remover 150ml
Large Blue Vinyl Carrying Bag
Hive The Link Mini Wax Heater 500cc (0.5 Litre)
Strictly Pro Manicure Kit
Strictly Pro Pedicure Kit
Secrets Removable Gel Discover Kit
Essential Basecoat 15ml
Essential Seal 15ml
SRG Builder Clear 6gm x2
SRG Builder Cover Pink 6gm x2
SGG Builder Blush 6gms
SRG Brush on White 6gms
Tech Gel Colour Prima Ballerina 6gm
Nail Pure Plus 2floz
No 5 Kolinsky Brush
Nurture Oil 15ml
Instructions and Cautions
Attraction Discover Kit:
Attraction Nail Liquid 4floz
Attraction Radiant Pink Powder 40gm
Attraction Totally Clear Powder 40gm
Attraction Radiant White Powder 40gm
Attraction Purely Pink Masque Powder 7gm
Attraction Rose Blush Powder 7gm
Nail Pure Plus 2floz
Essential Bond (Non-Acid) Primer 15 ml
Nurture Oil 15 ml
Instructions & Cautions