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ITEC Level 2
Certificate in
Nail Treatments

Primary Outcome:
The primary outcome of the ITEC Level 2 Certificate in Nail Treatments is to enable learners to gain the necessary practical and theoretical skills in order to provide Nail treatments. Qualifications in Nail Treatments and Technology is now becoming the industry required standard for those looking to gain employment within a salon. All the units in this qualification relate directly to the specific job role of junior nail technician.

What the qualification covers:
ITEC Level 2 Certificate in Nail Technology Units:
Provide Manicure Treatments
Provide Pedicure Treatments
Provide and Maintain Nail Enhancements
Provide Nail Art
Follow Health and Safety Practice in the Salon
Client Care and Communication in Beauty Related Industries
Working in The Beauty Related Industries

The main skills the Learner will perform are:
Care of the nails on the hand including hand massage and application of polish
Care of the nails on the feet including foot massage and application of polish
Applying and maintaining nail enhancements - liquid and powder, gel and wraps

The Learner will also develop knowledge about the structure and functions of the nails and skin, contraindications to treatment, nail and skin analysis, related health and safety and client care and communication which is essential in order to work and be successful in the industry.

This qualification also provides:

The related knowledge and understanding required to perform the nail treatments listed above as well as understanding the structures that the Learners will be working over in particular recognition of skin types, skin and nail diseases and reasons that may affect whether a client should or should not be treated.
Assessment and Grading of the Qualification 
This qualification will be internally and externally assessed using the assessment of skills as set out below. Once all of the treatment evidence documentation, assignments and underpinning knowledge have been completed, the Learner will have a final practical assessment carried out by the ITEC External Examiner, who will also verify a minimum of all treatment evidence documentation and assignments.

Course Fee: The qualification fee for the Level 2 is £2,787.50 + VAT (£3,345.00). There are no additional registration or certification fees. All students will be required to purchase a uniform and kit.

Flexible Study Options:  You can study for these programmes part-time with attendance. Duration: 15 weeks if studied for 2 days a week.

Entry Requirement: There are no formal entry requirements but a good command of written and verbal English language is required.

Opportunities for Employment
There are opportunities for Nail Technicians to find employment in a variety of areas:

Beauty/nail salons
Nail bars
Health clubs
Own business
Cruise liners

Professional Body Membership and Insurance
Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance can be obtained via The Complementary Therapists Association ( and other Industry Associations who recognise the ITEC Diploma.

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