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Nail Technology City & Guilds Level 2 Award

Tresham Beauty Therapy


Nail Technology City & Guilds Level 2 Award

The course will focus on the practical and theoretical elements of the gel nail extension system. There will be lessons dedicated to the practical treatments and classroom-based activities. You will be set homework assignments as well as dedicate time for practising your new skills.

This professional course equips you with the skills you need to carry out gel nail extensions to a nationally recognised standard.


This course covers all aspects of applying, maintaining and removing acrylic nail extensions professionally. You will study the theoretical aspects of the service as well as providing a thorough consultation to determine your client’s objectives.

With supportive tuition you will have the opportunity to experience applying and receiving the nail service ensuring you have the knowledge and skills to provide nail enhancements to clients.

Course information

Need to know

Entry requirements

Grade requirements…

  • Evidence of working at GCSE grade 3 (D) and above, ideally including English and maths


  • Any Level 2 qualification

Other requirements…

  • A good standard of written and spoken English to allow for study and competence for the online examinations.


  • It is also desirable that you have good people skills that enhance working with clients
What qualification will I gain?

City and Guilds Level 2 Award in Nail Technology.

How will I be assessed?
  • Ongoing practical assessments throughout the duration of the course for the practical element of the programme where you will have the opportunity gain a pass, merit or distinction
  • Online end of unit exams and assignments

Course content


What will I study?

  • Health and safety
  • Provide and maintain nail enhancement

What skills will I gain?

  • Communication with others
  • Practical skills in gel nail extensions
  • Ability to promote products and services
  • Confidence working with people

What will I study?

The course will include a mix of practical and theory sessions to include:

  • An introduction to basic manicure
  • Preparation of client including consultation methods
  • Anatomy & physiology of the nail and skin
  • Theory of products and equipment
  • Health & safety requirements for nail technologies
  • The application of acrylic nails systems
  • Maintenance and aftercare advice
  • Removal techniques

Next steps

Course progression:

You can progress onto further qualifications e.g. Level 2 Beauty Therapy, Massage Therapies.

Career progression:


This course can lead to employment as a Level 2 Gel nail technician.


Following the completion of the course you could provide acrylic nail enhancements on a professional level.

Additional information

Equipment required:
  • You will require stationery – a folder and clip board and note pad and pen for note taking
  • A uniform is required approx. £50
  • Kit required – price TBC
  • You will be required to purchase a kit (prices available at interview)
  • Professional dress code is required of a black tunic (available through college), smart black trousers and closed in low heel black shoes. You will need to wear your hair up (if long) and remove any jewellery or visible piercings to conform to City & Guilds assessment requirements
  • You will also need to buy a ring binder folder for theory notes and your portfolio of evidence

Any questions?

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Available Courses
Brooks Hair & Beauty Bedford
Starts: 01/02/2024
Type: Part Time
Length: 16 weeks
Day(s): Thu
Time(s): 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Fees: Fee Calculator
Tresham College Corby campus
Starts: 05/02/2024
Type: Part Time
Length: 16 weeks
Day(s): Monday
Time(s): 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Fees: Fee Calculator
Tresham College Corby campus
Starts: 14/02/2024
Type: Part Time
Length: 16 weeks
Day(s): Wednesday
Time(s): 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Fees: £345.00

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Funding Information

Pay by instalments

The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 6 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, email or call us on 0345 658 8990.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.