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New College Durham Nails

New College Durham Nails

Level 2 Nail Technology Award (Beauty)


Start date(s):
02 Oct 2017
10 weeks
Level 2
Course Code:
Study Mode:
Part Time
Attendance Type:
Campus, Mixed Mode
Attendance Pattern:
Accredited by:
Chartered Institute of Housing
Awarded by:
City & Guilds
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:


This part-time course is ideal for those who wish to embark on a career in the nail industry. You will gain skills in the application of acrylic, how to apply a full set, in-fills and removal techniques.

On completion of the course, you will be able to prepare and enhance natural nails, and apply and infill artificial nails. You will also have gathered evidence to form a portfolio to help you seek employment in the industry.

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This course will provide you with a thorough knowledge and understanding of the structure and function of the skin and nails. Learners will be taught Health and Safety regulations.

You will gain real life experience of the practical skills you have learnt by performing nail preparation, maintenance and enhancement services. You will be able to apply your knowledge to both natural and artificial nails.


  • Structure and Function of Skin and Nails
  • Employment Standards
  • Development of Practical Skills
  • Creating Evidence for Portfolio
  • Health and Safety


Monday:5.30pm-8.30pm*Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

Teaching & assessment

You will complete two written assignments on the topics detailed below:

  1. Nail Enhancement
  2. Health and Safety

You will be required to complete a minimum of three practical assessments, these include:

  • Two full sets of nail enhancements
  • Two full sets of nail maintenance
  • A full set of infills.

You will complete a treatment plan for each client – it is advised you add this to a portfolio.

Industry links:

The programme is delivered by an industry professional, therefore, you will gain a valuable insight into the realities of working within the sector. You will receive guidance on product purchasing throughout the course.

What next?

You could progress to further qualifications relating to nail technology. Alternatively, you could seek employment within the industry, or go self-employed.

What else?

For product information and prices, visit: NSI Nails, Alan Howard, Ellisons and Salon Services.

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No funding is available as this is a Full Cost Course.

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Fees and funding

Find out more about course fees and financial support for UK, EU and non-EU students, plus how to pay your fees.

Additional Costs

Health and Safety training comes at the additional cost of £32.00
Nail kit will cost approximately £95.00

Interview Instructions

You will receive a phone call to discuss course commitments. After which, if you are still interested in joining the course, you will be offered a place on the course.

We will hold an induction evening on Monday 11th September.
The induction will last one hour and will provide you with relevant information for the course. You will be able to enrol at this stage.

Entry Criteria

You are not required to have any qualifications for this course.