Nail Technology City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma - City of Wolverhampton College

Nail Technology City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma Study Mode: Full Time   |    Course Level: 3

If you have completed a Level 2 qualification in beauty or nail technology and want to become a a fully qualified nail technician, this course will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need for a rewarding future career in the industry.  

You will learn a range of advanced skills including gel systems, fibreglass wrap systems, acrylic systems, airbrushing, nail art, 3D and sculpting. 

You will learn how to deliver first class customer service and promote products to clients, as well as the importance of health and safety in the workplace - all of which will impress future employers and equip you for a dynamic career in the beauty industry or with the knowledge you need to progression to a higher level of study.   

To enhance your learning, you will also get chance to take part in enrichment weeks during which you will be able to learn new techniques, take part in competitions, and complete additional short courses in areas that would be useful to you in the industry, such as hair extensions, ear piercing or eyelash extensions.  

You will also complete 30 hours of work experience in a salon and attend lessons to improve your English and maths (or use the time for directed study if you already have good grades).  

Please note: you will be expected to arrange the work experience placement yourself and will also be required to purchase your own beauty kit, costing approximately £130, and uniform, costing approximately £40 - order forms will be provided before the start of the course.    

To access this course you are required to:  

  • Have four or more GCSEs at Grade 3 or above including English and/or maths 
  • Have a Level 2 beauty or nail diploma or NVQ
  • Provide a current reference
  • Complete a trade test to assess your suitability for the course
  • Attend an interview with a college admissions tutor 


By studying this course you will learn about: 

  • Anatomy & physiology  
  • Applying and maintaining nail enhancements  
  • Airbrush designs for nails  
  • Designing and applying nail art  
  • Enhancing nails using electric files  
  • Working with colleagues in beauty-related industries. 
  • Client care and communication 
  • Displaying stock to promote products 
  • Promoting and selling products and services to clients  
  • Monitoring and maintaining health and safety practice in the salon  

By studying this course you will: 

  • Understand how different nail systems work and how they are applied. 
  • Develop your confidence in dealing with a wide range of clients. 
  • Improve your communication and customer service skills. 
  • Gain valuable team working skills by working as a member of a team in a commercial salon. 
  • Develop your understanding of the health and safety in the industry.  

Throughout the course you will be assessed in the following ways: 

  • Continuous formative and summative assessments for each unit for which you will be graded as either a pass, merit or distinction. 
  • Online tests for each unit as you progress through the course. 
  • Completion of 30 hours of beauty-related work experience with an employer, industry practitioner or trainer. 
  • Production of a portfolio of evidence 

The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to:  

  • Pursue a career in beauty therapy and related industries  
  • Progress to a higher level qualification or a university degree in a related field 

  1. Commercial hair and beauty salons open to the public 
  2. Opportunity to enhance your skills with additional qualifications 
  3. Industry-standard equipment and professional products 
  4. Opportunity to showcase your skills in shows and competitions 
  5. Industry-experienced and highly-qualified tutors to support you 
Nail Technology City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma
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