Why take Nail Technician Course – VTCT Level 2 & 3

Fully accredited, beginner friendly
The VTCT Level 3 Nail Technician Diploma gained from this course is 100% accepted for licensing purposes by all London boroughs and other local authorities in the UK, including Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea, Brent, Hammersmith, Fulham, and many more…

The VTCT Level 2 & 3 Complete Nail Technician course is designed for aspiring nail technicians. It’s also beginner-friendly, making it ideal for if you have no previous nail qualifications or experience, but have a passion for nails. Our program is not just about acquiring basic skills; it is much more. We believe in nurturing true expertise to ensure that you graduate with all the necessary knowledge, understanding, and skills to work as a nail technician all over the country. Our comprehensive curriculum covers a wide range of topics, providing you with a well-rounded foundation that sets you up for success. With this foundation, you can kick-start your career at hair or beauty salons, nail bars, hotels, or even run your own business!

Fast track to expertise

Our Level 2 & 3 Nail Technician Course is one of our most popular courses. Benefit from the first-hand experience and insights of our esteemed tutor who is an active professional in the nail industry. Her dual role as an industry practitioner and teacher ensures you receive knowledge that is both relevant and up-to-date. You will complete your training using well-known nail brands provided by us.

With our award-winning fast-track teaching method, you can gain a recognised advanced nail technician qualification and become fully qualified Level 2 & 3 nail technicians in as little as 10 weeks!
This course is run on a part-time basis, perfect for if you have other commitments.

While other options might appear tempting due to shorter duration or lower costs, it’s important to consider the long-term benefits of a high-quality education. Our Nail course equips you not just with skills, but with the knowledge and expertise that will differentiate you in the competitive world of nail therapy.
Our Beauty Aesthetics Academy has been established for over 60 years and is the longest-running beauty school, based in the heart of London. We invite you to make a decision that reflects your dedication to excellence and your future success.

Course Outline

What Will You Learn From The Course?

Through the course learning materials, you will perfect a range of skills covering:

  • How to perform manicures and pedicures professionally.
  • How to apply and maintain nail enhancements using ultra-violet gel or liquid and powder.
  • Nail art design based on up-to-date techniques and designs.
  • How to maintain salon health and safety and learn how to communicate with clients.

You will also gain a greater understanding of anatomy and physiology, focusing on the structure of the skin and the structure of the nail. You will receive personal guidance and tutorials throughout the course by our highly experienced tutors to ensure your goals are met, and you successfully achieving your qualifications. On the course, you will have to complete assignments, written exams, group work and final assessments.

Watch the video below to learn more, directly from our tutor:

To obtain VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology, you will need to complete the following units:
  • 1 Provide manicure treatments
  • 2 Provide pedicure treatments
  • 3 Apply and maintain nail enhancements
  • 4 Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon
  • 5 Maintaining personal health and wellbeing
  • 6 Client care and communication in beauty-related industries
  • 7 Display stock to promote sales in a salon
  • 8 Promote products and services to clients in a salon
  • 9 Enhance nails using electric files
  • 10 Design and apply nail art


I completed my level 2 and 3 in nails and my level 3 in beauty therapy. I can not recommend Ray Cochrane enough. I am now going to complete my level 4 courses and looking forward to being back. They are knowledgeable about many things and the information they provide on their courses is very in depth. This helped me build my confidence to work in the beauty industry. I highly recommend them. They provide excellent support and are super helpful. The whole team from the teachers to the reception are great. Completely worth it!

_Suzanna Prodromou

I have just finished the nail course level 3 and I was very happy, there was always teacher to help with any problems. Teacher Dion was very friendly and deserve big thanks. Definitely would recommend this course and the school. Very satisfied

_Seniha Maksuti

Just completed my Level 3 Nail technology course with Krisztina !
She’s just amazing ,can’t recommend her enough! She was answering all our questions and was very supportive during the whole process.I learned a lot from her and am forever grateful
Thank you
Keep being awesome !

_Blaga Balev

Dates and fees
Start Dates Location Course Type Duration Places Left
Mon, 15 Apr 2024 Baker Street 2 days per week every Mon and Tue 10 weeks Full
Mon, 1 Jul 2024 Baker Street 2 days per week every Mon and Tue 10 weeks 7
Mon, 16 Sep 2024 Baker Street 2 days per week every Mon and Tue 10 weeks 11
Course Fee

£2025 (VAT incl.)

Including: VTCT registration, assessment fee, log book, study pack and a uniform (tunic)

Other Fees

£65 (Manicure/pedicure kit)

£45 (Nail Art kit)

£75 (UV Gel Starter Kit without lamp)

£75 (Acrylic Liquid and Powder Starter Kit)


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  • 1 What are entry requirements for nail technician courses?

    Our course is open to all, regardless of prior experience. You do not need to have any other VTCT qualifications, as this course is thoughtfully designed for newcomers and seasoned pros alike. Students must be aged 18 and over and must be able to speak and understand English at a level that is sufficient to participate in the course. We make it our mission to never discriminate or allow any form of discrimination against any individual or group on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or any other characteristic protected by law.

  • 2 What is the VTCT nail technician course duration?

    Our courses can either be one day per week for 19 weeks or two days per week for 10 weeks. Class hours: 10 am to 5 pm.

  • 3 What are our nail course tutor like?

    We take great care in selecting our team of educators and staff members. All our tutors possess subject qualifications in the specific areas they teach as well as teaching qualifications. This ensures that they are well-equipped to teach and guide students effectively. We prioritise candidates with a substantial background in the industry. Our tutors with years of hands-on experience bring not only their expertise but also their real-world insights to the classroom.

  • 4 What qualification will you receive after the nail technician course?

    Upon completion of the VTCT Level 2 & 3 Nail Technician Course, you will receive a diploma in Nail Services that is accredited by OFQUAL. This qualification is based on the beauty therapy National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK's leading professional association, the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) as being fit for purpose for preparing you for a career as a nail technician. Holders of this qualification are eligible to become a professional member of BABTAC.

  • 5 Additional Work

    On the course, you will have to complete assignments, written exams, group work and final assessments.

  • 6 What do you need to buy for this course?

    Nothing! Your course fee includes everything you need.

  • 7 What is your class size?

    Our classes are small, as small group training ensures high-quality instruction and personalised attention.(maximum of 14 students per group)


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