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CIBTAC Level 3 Certificate in Nail Technology

At the School of Aesthetic A.R.T, we provide comprehensive nail enhancement training to include: Acrylic (Liquid and Powder), UV Gel, Gel Polish and Nail Art. This is an ideal course to go for if you’re looking to become a professional Nail Technician. At Level 3, our CIBTAC nail qualifications offer progression from the core skills. Students will practise how to perform nail enhancements using various systems that will allow them to extend the natural nail, or use more complex painting techniques. The CIBTAC Level 3 Certificate in nail technology is aimed at preparing you to enter the Beauty Therapy sector as a junior nail technician. The units within this qualification have been mapped to the National Occupational Standards and relate specifically to the job role of a nail technician.

The certificate is made up from 4 mandatory units:

Follow health and safety in the salon

Provide manicure and pedicure treatments

Apply and maintain nail enhancements

Design and apply nail art

Career pathway 

The CIBTAC Level 3 Certificate in Nail Technology is a qualification that enables Learners to build the necessary practical and theoretical skills in order to provide basic manicure and pedicure services and also apply and maintain nail enhancements for clients. Whilst completing this qualification the Learner will also develop their abilities in working with others and problem solving, enabling Learners to develop a range of skills, techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in employment as a Nail Technician.

Entry Level requirements

Entry requirements- None, however it is preferable for the candidate to have GCSE Mathematics and English A*-C or equivalent

Course Details 

For all the course details click on the tabs to show you the learning hours, course structure, assessment methodology etc 


Areas Of Study 

We structure our Advanced Nail Enhancement training into theory and practical sessions. In the theory part you will learn:

Health, safety, organisational and legal requirements of nail services

Anatomy and physiology relevant to nail services

Nail and skin conditions, contra-indications and contra-actions

Common nail enhancement treatments, including Gel Polish, Liquid and Powder (Acrylic), UV Gel

In the practical part of the manicure and pedicure course, you will learn:

Consult, prepare and plan for treatments

Providing nail enhancement services: apply, maintain and remove

Design and apply nail art

Aftercare advice

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How to Enrol 

Simply click the button below to fill in an enrolment form with your CV and any previous certificate. Our student support will get in touch! If you need any assistance in the process, please do not hesitate to contact us by email:

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