Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology - Ixion Holdings
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Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology

14 weeks

Blended Learning (classroom sessions are based in Plymouth, St Austell)


Qualification Overview

This is a vocational qualification and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a nail technician. The structure of this qualification provides you with the flexibility to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills required to become a nail technician. By the end of the course you will have obtained the skill set and knowledge, along with a recognised qualification, which will enable you to work in a variety of environments, salon employee, salon owner, mobile, cruise ships.


Register here for more information, or contact us at 07984 485587 / 07958 229373.


Who’s it for?

For those looking to start a career in the beauty industry, specialising in nails technology. If you’re someone who has been trying out new designs on yourself and friends, you’re someone who want to learn more about fiberglass and acrylic extensions, it’s time to realise your ambition and get qualified!


What will I learn?

Throughout this qualification you will develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology, health and safety, client care and nail products and equipment. You will develop a range of technical skills enabling you to provide a variety of nail enhancement treatments using different techniques. You will also develop interpersonal skills that will assist you to communicate effectively with clients.


You will study modules covering:

  • Providing manicure treatments
  • Providing pedicure treatments
  • Applying and maintaining nail enhancements
  • Client care and communication in beauty-related industries
  • Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon
  • Maintaining personal health and wellbeing
  • Enhance nails using electric files
  • Display stock to promote sales in a salon
  • Promote products and services to clients in a salon
  • Design and apply nail art


Where will I learn?

The qualification is delivered through a blended learning approach – a combination of traditional classroom teaching (face-to-face) and online learning/independent study.

  • Classroom – full-day sessions to begin each unit
  • Independent study, reading and research with remote tutor support - recommended self-study of 10 hours per week


How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a combination of practical assessments, multiple choice theory exams, evidence portfolio and workbook.


Learners are required to source their own clients/models for practical assessments during course times.

  • 90% attendance is required to pass the course due to the intensity & course length, Missing days of course without catching up they will not be awarded with the qualification.
  • A FREE Nail kit is provided to every learner which is theirs to keep upon completion of the course.
  • Learners will be expected to replenish their kits and buy any additional products they require in order to create their own designs.


How much is it?

The cost is £3,345 and may be funded by an Advanced Learner Loan. Find out more here.

Who is the awarding body?


Course eligibility

You will need to be 19+ to take the course


Register here for more information, or contact us at 07984 485587 / 07958 229373.