Level Two Award in Manicure & Pedicure

This course covers different types of nail extensions.

 This course includes a Level Two Award in Manicure.  Pedicure and Manicure are taught as one subject, they cannot be studied separately. 

 

What will I study?

Manicure and pedicure

Techniques include:

  • Shaping the nails
  • Treating the cuticles
  • Massaging the hands, feet  and applying nail enamel

The hand and arm and Tthe leg and foot massage carried out during the manicure is nourishing to the skin and relaxing for the client. You will also learn about specialised treatments that can be used to further enhance the condition of the client’s nails and skin. These treatments are chosen to target your client’s needs and can include hand exfoliation, paraffin wax, hand and foot  masks and even heat treatments such as hot oil and thermal mitts and booties.

Nail Technology

This unit is all about working with one system: the choice is between UV gel, wraps, or liquid and powder. You will learn how to consult and communicate with your client, analyse their nails and skin, make clear recommendations with a detailed treatment plan, prepare the nail and apply the chosen nail enhancement. You will learn how to  maintain and repair their enhancements and also how to remove them safely.  You will also learn about health and safety  and hygiene, which must be adhered to throughout each treatment, and the chemical processes that takes place with your chosen nail enhancement system.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment methods are carried out using a range of techniques such as observation, oral questions and on-line testing.

 

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

What next?

Successful completion may lead to employment as a nail technician.

Additional information

Learners must also purchase an East Riding College uniform.  Some courses also require additional specialist kits.  This information will be given during induction.

Any applicant without a previous health and safety qualification will need to complete a Level 2 Award in health and Safety (£35 additional fee) alongside this course.

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Full Time 2018 Higher Education 2019 Summer Part-time course guide Apprenticeship Guide