Level Two Award in Manicure & Pedicure

This course covers different types of nail extensions.

This course includes a Level Two Award in Manicure and  Pedicure 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 the 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 online testing.


Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

This course would prepare you for the skills needed for the Level Two Nail Technology 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.

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide Full-time Course Guide 2021 Part-Time Summer Course Guide