Nail Services Technician Apprenticeship Level 2
Type: Apprenticeship
Entry Requirements:

Minimum GCSE grade 2 for English and maths. If you don’t achieve these, you will need to complete an initial assessment in English and maths to identify your eligibility for the course.

These requirements may alter dependent on the needs of the employer.

Course Overview

As a Nail Technician Apprentice, you will offer a range of services for customers’/clients’ nails on a one-to-one basis. The occupation is fast-paced and customer-focused, providing a range of bespoke nail services, advice and product recommendations whilst meeting legal, industry and organisational requirements and codes of practice.

Your final work environment could be varied in size, style and ambience, from a cruise ship, through to small nail bars or stations, retail environments or luxury high end beauty salons or spas. You will need to ensure personal and professional ethics, have a flexible and positive attitude, and be dedicated to maintaining client care principles and practices.

What will I learn?

  • Providing manicure and pedicure services
  • Advising, demonstrating and selling nail products and services to customers/clients
  • Providing gel polish services for nails
  • Providing basic nail art services
  • Understanding the nail services industry, legal and organisational requirements
  • Understanding methods that promote environmental and sustainable working practices
  • Understanding personal and customer protection
  • Providing advice and recommendations on the nail services aftercare and appointments

How will the course be assessed?

A range of assessment methods will be used throughout the programme to support the progression and development of your Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours that are all relevant to the apprenticeship standard.

The apprenticeship standard will be achieved via externally assessed End Point Assessments.

This may include:

  • A knowledge test
  • A practical observation
  • A professional discussion
  • A project presentation
  • An interview

Materials and other information

• You will undertake your off the job training within our Award Winning Distinction Salon
• The Apprenticeship was created in partnership with employers making it highly industry relevant
• We work with a range of employers within the region, including Crow Wood
• Practical on campus training is undertaken in our award winning public facing salon, Distinction

Progression and Careers

• Nail Technician
• Health Spa Nail Technician
• Self Employed Nail Technician
• Salon Manager
• Trainer/Lecturer

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