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City & Guilds Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services

Course Code: C3688
Campus: Titanic Quarter
Week Commencing: 10 Sep 18
18/19 Academic Year End Date:
08 Jun 19

This one year course will be of interest to anyone who wants to pursue a higher level of nail techniques, including advanced acrylic nail techniques, repairs and maintenance. This is an advanced course so you will work more independently and develop your skills to a higher level to match industry standards. Units have been chosen to meet industry needs and include: UV Gel-sculpting – using pink and white gel; acrylic liquid and powder sculpting; advanced 3D nail art designs.

You will have the opportunity to learn through project based learning and to take part in enterprise activities. Level 2 qualifications in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT are also part of the programme of study if you have not achieved a Grade C in these subjects.

Assessment on this programme will be by practical, written and online assessment. All assessments are carried out in English.

This programme of study is likely to include enrichment units, which are an additional component to enhance your employability.

Career Opportunities / Progression

There are many local, national and international career opportunities open to the qualified nail technician with a Level 3 qualifications including work in salons, department stores, hotels, health farms, cruise liners and spas. With additional qualifications, opportunities exist to work as a manufacturer, technician, trainer or assessor.

Entry Requirements

Requirements are pre-defined by the College’s admissions criteria which are outlined at and to include Level 2 in a Nail Technology. All applicants must attend a pre-entry guidance session.


Tuition Fee


All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.

Important Information

You will be required to buy a Belfast Met uniform, costing approx. £50.00 and kit costing approx. £250.00 (if needed). Specific details will be given at pre-entry advice and guidance sessions.

Contact Information

Lisa Wilson, Tel: 028 9026 5070 or email [email protected]