Nail Technician (NVQ)

Nail Treatment Courses
from Allen & Walden, Kent College of Beauty Therapy

Attend our nails course at our centre in Kent and you will be in a small group learning  from a highly experienced lecturer. Successful completion of this course will result in achievement of a internationally recognised qualification (NVQ).

The VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services is a job ready qualification based on National Occupational Standards for Nail Services. This nail technician course will develop the knowledge, skills and competencies that a nail technician would need.

You will complete 8 mandatory units which include skills required for working in a salon or providing a service to the public via self-employment and carrying out manicure, pedicure, nail art and nail enhancement services. This course is most suited to students who wish to embark on a career as a Nail Technician.

We only offer the NVQ as these qualifications are widely recognised by employers looking for skilled therapists in the beauty industry.

  • Those wishing to work in a salon, spa or cruise ship – minimum requirements are NVQ Levels 2 or 3.
  • Those wishing to open their own high street premises.
  • Those wishing to open accounts with premium product suppliers.

Externally accredited qualifications greatly increase your chances of gaining employment. NVQ  qualifications indicate to an employer that you are able to perform treatments competently and within a commercially acceptable time.

It is fast becoming mandatory that local councils require you to hold an NVQ qualification in order to issue you with a Special Treatments Licence.

Course Content

The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services course is made up of 8 units:

Core subjects:

  • Manicure
  • Pedicure
  • Carry out nail art services
  • Apply and maintain acrylics or gel nail enhancments (you have the choice of system, although most students study acrylics)

Core units for home study:

  • Ensure responsibility for ations to reduce risks to health and safety
  • Fulfil salon reception duties
  • Develop and maintain effectiveness at work
  • Promote additional services or products to customers

Entry Requirements


Registration & Fees*

Course Fee: £590 (£80 cheaper than completing as individual units)

Additional Costs

VTCT Exam fee – £85
Student Kit approx. £65
Tunic top, prices start at £15 (any style/colour, for full uniform information ask for new student info)

Course Start Dates

July 13, 2017: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Although this course starts on the date(s) listed above, or if no dates are listed, other dates are available on request.



* All prices are correct at time of publishing, but are subject to change.

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