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Level 3 Certificate in Artificial Nail Structures - Part Time

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Course Description

This level 3 qualification is suitable for you if you want to start a career in the nail industry or if already have a level 2 or equivalent in this subject area and would like to develop your skills further. If you are already working in the nail industry and are looking to accredit your skills and knowledge this qualification will also help to support this. It will also provide you with progression opportunities to a more technical role or onto another level 3.

Course fees: £941

Duration: 18 weeks, 3.5 hours a week on Wednesdays, 5:30pm - 9pm.

Start date: 4th January 2023.


City and Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Nail Technology

Entry Requirements

English GCSE grade 3 or and English Level 1 functional Skills/ESOL required.

A qualification in Beauty Therapy/manicure or equivalent or relevant industrial experience or a general interest in the subject area. All applicants will be subject to an interview.


The course will be taught in our state of the art salons and cover the following units:

  • Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon
  • Apply and maintain nail enhancements using acrylic, gel and wrap systems.

Each unit will consist of an online test or assignment and practical tasks. Home study is also required to support the learning and development of your skills.

Uniform will not be included (details can be found HERE). However, products, tools, and equipment will be provided to help you train whilst in college.

Work Experience

Work experience it is not mandatory but if you have a placement or already work in the industry this will help to develop your skills further.


This qualification will help you progress in your role as a nail technician, either working in a nail/beauty salon or as a mobile nail technician.

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