- Course Code: HB456
- Duration: 1 year
- Validated by: City and Guilds
This apprenticeship covers a range of creative skills used in nail services, such as cleaning, decorating, extending and pampering nails. Nail technicians use a variety of techniques, from hot oil treatments to airbrushing. They can also spot, and in some cases treat, certain nail and skin diseases.
As a nail services apprentice, you will work as a junior nail technician and assist senior nail technicians in performing manicures, pedicures, natural nail wraps, hand and nail treatments, nail extensions and basic nail art techniques.
- What will I study?
What will I study
- Monitor procedures to safely control work operations
- Enhance and maintain nails using UV gel
- Enhance and maintain nails using liquid and powder
- Contribute to the financial effectiveness of your business
- Plan and create nail art designs
- Develop a range of creative nail images
- Entry Requirements
There are no specific entry requirements to study an Apprenticeship at Blackburn College. You will have an initial assessment when you come in for an interview, and this will show the level of English and maths qualifications, known as functional skills, that you will study alongside your apprenticeship.
Blackburn College will work with applicants to help find a suitable employer where possible. However we always advise anyone looking to undertake an apprenticeship to be actively seeking employment for themselves too.
- How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed in one or more of the following ways:
- Course work
- Oral questioning
- Portfolio of evidence
- Practical demonstration
- Practical examination
- Written examination
- What can I do next?
Once you have completed the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship, you will be a truly proficient Nail Technician who is equipped with the necessary skills and qualifications to work in a beauty salon, leisure club, cruise ship or even as a make-up artist. You may also consider going on to Higher Education to study for a Foundation Degree in Salon Management or other programmes.
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