• Hair, Beauty, Complementary Therapies and Make-Up

    Advanced Nail Specialist

  • SCQF Level

    Comparable to SCQF Level 6/7
  • Attendance/Duration

    Part time: 10 hrs per week for 10 weeks

    Practical case studies will be undertaken both in college and at home. To gain specialist accreditation, some home study is mandatory.

  • Start Date

    Sep 2022

Campus Availability


Start Here

As the beauty/nail industry continues to expand, we recognise that some professionals would prefer to specialise.

Some clients prefer attending one salon for all their beauty needs. Others favour the skill of a bespoke specialist, who provides treatments in one or two niche areas. If you are looking for the security that a regulated and accredited, funded course can provide, then our 10-week Advanced Nail Specialist course is for you.

This course allows you to fast-track into a niche area, providing all the knowledge and practical skills. You will also get an insight into how to grow through social media marketing.

If you are new to or have worked in the beauty/nail industry for some time, the Nail Specialist course could be the perfect short course for you.

What's Involved

Here's some of what you may study:

  • Tip and overlay with gel and acrylic
  • Freeform sculptured acrylic nail
  • Creating coloured structures
  • Design nail art including media and free hand painting
  • Electric drill
  • Hygiene and Health and Safety protocols
  • Client consultation
  • Product knowledge
  • Social media marketing
  • Industry insurance protocols

You'll also develop your skills through:

  • Working in our commercial training salons.
  • Hearing from industry speakers.


Go Anywhere

After completing this course you will have the skills to gain employment or become self-employed.

You may also want to consider studying on one of our ITA and/or self-funded commercial short courses or full time courses.

Places available



Start Date

Sep 2022

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