Level 2 Award in Manicure

This qualification is about providing manicure services to clients. It covers consulting with the client, recognising any contra-indications, preparing for the service and producing a service plan. It also covers filing and buffing the nails, using skin and cuticle treatments, massaging the hand and lower arm and providing a suitable nail finish.

What Will I Learn?

The main outcomes of the qualification are:

Maintain safe and effective methods of working when providing manicure services | Consult, plan and prepare for the manicure service | Carry out manicure services | Provide aftercare advice

Entry Requirements

There are no formal prerequisite qualifications that you must have prior to undertaking this qualification although you may be asked to complete a practical skills task.

We are looking for learners with a passion for the Beauty industry. You will be invited to participate in pre-course guidance activities which will include a course presentation. Relevant uniform and equipment is needed for this course; a full list will be provided.


Your assessor will observe your performance of practical tasks. The minimum number of observations required is indicated in the evidence requirements section of this unit. Criteria may not always naturally occur during a practical observation. In such instances you will be asked questions to demonstrate your competence in this area. Your assessor will document the criteria that have been achieved through oral and written questioning. Externally assessed question papers completed electronically will be set and marked by VTCT.

Career Progression

On completion of this qualification you may choose to undertake further study; qualifications you could progress to include: VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy General VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services VTCT L3 Award in Nail Enhancements using Liquid and Powder

Further Notes

Salon Uniform, course equipment kit and salon fees are required for this course. Estimated costs, details for ordering/payment and potential application for financial support/assistance will be discussed on interview, and confirmed following receipt of supplier quotes.

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Course Details
Level:Level 2
Mode:Part Time Evening
Start Date:01/09/2024
Time:17:30 - 20:30
Course Code:7BE220NA
Registration Fee: £51
Tuition Fee: £139

Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study.

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