• Hair, Beauty, Complementary Therapies and Make-Up

    SVQ Nail Services @ SCQF Level 5

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  • SCQF Level

    Level 5

  • Start Date

    Aug 2022

Attendance/Duration

Short full-time, August to January

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The demand for gorgeous nails just keeps on growing, with the creative world of the nail industry expanding almost daily. If you ever dream of creating flawless fingers and toe nails, this is the course for you. It’s led by highly knowledgeable and experienced professionals who are as passionate about nails as you are, as well as up to speed with the latest industry developments.

For entry to this course you’ll need:

  • A real interest in nail services
  • Four National 4s or equivalent OR
  • >a relevant course at SCQF Level 4 or equivalent
  • To submit an application, completing all sections, including Personal Statement in full. NB we may notify you of the outcome by letter and/or invite you to attend an interview
  • >To be aged 16 or over
  • If you don’t have formal qualifications, but have life experience, then we’ll also consider you for a place.

    What's Involved

    This course introduces you to the practical skills involved in nail care and other beauty treatments, while giving you the knowledge you’ll need to work in a commercial salon.

    You’ll also be encouraged to gain valuable work experience through helping with community and college events.

    Here’s just some of what you may study:

    • Manicures - you’ll learn to perform a full treatment, including shaping, skin and
      cuticle treatments, hand massage, and applying the perfect finish.
    • Pedicure - you’ll learn how to perform a perfect pedicure, including shaping nails, foot massage, and applying a nail finish.
    • Nail enhancements - you’ll develop skills in applying natural tips and clear overlays, using different systems, such as light-cured gel.
    • Nail art - you’ll learn how to create different types of designs on hands and feet using techniques such as wraps, glitters, marbling and freehand.
    • Gel polish - you’ll develop skills in application and removal of gel polish, including dark, light, French and design.


    You’ll also have the opportunity to develop your skills through:

    • Working in our commercial training salons.
    • Taking part in in-house competitions.
    • Hearing from industry speakers.
    • Volunteering for community events, like performing manicures for charity.
    • Helping at promotional events, such as campus wellbeing days.

    In this course you will have built transferable Essential Skills in meaningful contexts to help you become more effective in life, learning, and work. This could be communication, numeracy, ICT, working with others, and problem solving.

    Go Anywhere

    In this course you will have built transferable Essential Skills in meaningful contexts to help you become more effective in life, learning, and work. This could be communication, numeracy, ICT, working with others, and problem solving.

    When you successfully complete this course, you may have the choice of:

    • Moving onto SVQ Nail Services @ SCQF Level 6
    • Seeking to start your career as a Manicurist/Pedicurist in a salon, or Trainee Nail Technician

    Places available

    Campus

    Kilmarnock

    Start Date

    Aug 2022

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