City & Guilds
Provide Nail Art Broadly comparable to SCQF Level 5

Developing skills in the practical application and technique of nail art services, including a variety of treatments.


Why take this course?

The unit is about providing nail art - engaging your interest through experiential learning in selecting basic nail products, refining nail techniques and effects to achieve a high-quality, finished look. Learn how to carry out these practical activities maintaining effective health, safety and hygiene procedures.

This is a preparation for work unit which is based on capability and knowledge.

What you will experience

You will learn the steps necessary in achieving a selection of designs, developing skills in dexterity, imagination and creativity. The unit provides ample opportunity for you to analyse and interpret how a 2D image can be transferred to a 3D surface.

nail varnish

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