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Diploma in Nail Technology

If you are ready to learn the more sophisticated techniques and skills of the nail beauty business, this study programme will give you expertise in a wide range of both theoretical and practical aspects of nail services needed to succeed in the industry. You will be trained in all three systems of nail enhancements; acrylic, gel and fibre glass.

Units covered in this programme include:
– Basic nail art
– Advanced nail art
– Electric nail filing
– Airbrushing
– Sculpting
– Client care and consultation

…along with all of the relevant health and safety and anatomy and physiology.

This is an internationally recognised qualification and many graduates progress to careers within the nail industry or set up their own business. Financial assistance to support kit purchase may be available for some learners, irrespective of age – this will be discussed at interview.

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14/09/2022 : North Devon : Part-time
Course Code : PTB416L
Level : Level 3
Duration : 34 Weeks

Cost : * Total Fee £2583

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Course details


A variety of assessment methods are used throughout the course including written assignments, on line tests, and practical assessments.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, other than a good understanding of Maths, English and IT skills.

A natural creative flair is required, as are good dexterity skills.


This qualification is internationally recognised and many graduates progress to employment in salons, cruise ships, or on a self employed basis. Alternatively you may wish to further your skills and progress to another beauty related course.

Facilities and resources

A fully equipped, modern nail bar with excellent ventilation.


Q: Where do I find out information regarding course fees, financial assistance and possible bursary availability?

A: Please contact the Advice & Guidance Centre directly on 01271 852422


Q: Will I need to wear a uniform?

A: Information about uniform and equipment will be available on the Petroc website, including details of how to order. We will notify you in the summer when the equipment lists are available.

Apply for this course

Starting Date : 14/09/2022
Course Code : PTB416L North Devon campus Apply

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