Study Type
Part Time
Study Level
Level 3
Start Date:
To be confirmed

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Entry requirements

View The Isle of Wight College's standard entry requirements for full-time college courses (depending on the level of the course to be studied).

Minimum of 5 GCSEs grade 4/C or above normally including Maths and English language; grade 4/C or above in a relevant subject qualification is sometimes required For progressing students, a minimum of Level 2 course in your chosen subject at Merit or above and English language and Maths at level 2. Progressing students without English or Maths at GCSE grade 4/C will be required to study these as part of their programme of study. Applications which do not meet the stated entry criteria in full may be approved as an exceptional entry, based on a review by the Assistant Principal.
Who the course is for
This course is for learners who are wanting to study a part time artificial nail structure course wanting to either work self-employed or employed as a nail technician.
What the interview will involve
You will be sent a career plan prior to your interview date to complete and bring along with you on the day. The interview is a two-way process which will give you the opportunity to discuss the qualification.
What you will learn
Artificial nail structure (silk and Fibre glass, Acrylic and Gel Please note that if you do not currently hold a level 2 in Health and Safety this will need to be completed alongside your programme. This is a full cost course. More information will be given as part of your interview
How you will learn
Theory/ Workshop sessions- Here you will receive all the essential underpinning knowledge related to the subject area. These sessoions are for delivery and demonstration of the practical skills of your qualification Salon practical sessions- These are designed salon sessions in which you will gain confidence in working in a real salon environment, working on peers, family and friends As an essential part of learning all students will be expected to receive and complete treatments (unless medically exempt) within the practical sessions from peers.
Work placement
• Self employed nail technician • Working in a salon as nail technician
Please note that if you do not hold a level 2 in Health and safety this will have to be completed as a full cost qualification alongside your artificial nail structure programme. Approximately £100.
Qualifications you will get
City and Guilds Level 3 Artificial Nail Structures
Additional information
All students are required to: • Wear a course uniform (purchased by yourself via the college) • Wear full black covered shoes • Present yourself in a professional capacity, relating to industry standards • Have hair fully up and off the face for all sessions within the salons • Wear no jewellery (a wedding band can be worn) • No nail extensions or nail polish.

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