The nail industry is booming! People want to have well-manicured nails in an express time frame. The lunchtime mani/pedis are a very popular treatment and nail extensions are even more so. You must be a highly skilled Nail Technician with excellent knowledge, skill and experience to be able to succeed in this industry. You must be aware of the reactions that take place in order for acrylic nails to harden, Gel nails to cure under a U.V. lamp and extensive skill in treating the nail plate correctly. It is surprising to discover that in this industry there are employees without a fully recognised qualification.
To become a nail technician you have to gain a recognised qualification like VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology. Having this qualification will guarantee you employment whether it is in a salon or as a freelance nail technician as it is fully insurable and recognised by the UK government.
How Qualifications are assembled
National Occupational Standards (NOS) set requirements that need to be met by all examining boards. These requirements are set according to what these professionals feel are the minimum requirements needed to work within the Nail Technician field at that particular time. You need a certain amount of knowledge, skills and understanding of nail enhancements e.g. gel, acrylic, forms and electric filing.
Your education and training at The Ray Cochrane Beauty School London, will teach you everything that you need to know to achieve your VTCT Level 3 Nail Technology Diploma. You will learn all about health and safety, potential customer service problems and legislation which will help you to learn how to deal with various problems before you enter the workplace. You will be taught the theory behind each nail enhancement process and the practical skills to achieve a professional standard of treatment.
The standards that are set are there to benefit you whether you are a student or somebody who is just looking to gain better job opportunities. Perhaps you are currently working in a nail technician role but you have not yet learned everything that there is to learn OR your qualification is not recognised in the UK? You will find that in EU countries you will need a qualification to prove that you are competent within your nail technician role.
What are the Necessary Nail Technician Qualifications?
There are a number of qualifications you can gain on your way to a career as a nail technician.
Level one is the basic beginner qualification. It will train you up to an assistant’s level and you will learn how to give basic consultations. You will also learn how to perform basic treatments as well as helping to prepare more advanced treatments for professional nail technicians. Generally this is the most basic level of training. Once you have completed the Level one, you will likely need to carry on training with higher levels to get a better position within the company.
NVQ Level 2 nail course trains nail technicians up to an intermediate level so that they can work alone with clients. It will teach you essentials that you need to know about artificial nails, manicures and pedicures as well as health and safety issues that you should be aware of.
Finally NVQ Level nail 3 course is the most complete course designed for more advanced nail technicians who are already working in the field unsupervised. It is better suited to those who would like to train to supervisory level and it teaches you more about artificial nails, electric filing and nail art and design. This is the complete qualification that we offer at The Ray Cochrane Beauty School.
This course runs 1 day a week for a total of 16 weeks. Gain your Diploma in this fast track Nail Technology Course.