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About the course

The VTCT Level 1 Award in Nail Treatments is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in; how to provide basic manicure and pedicure treatments.
Underpinning this qualification you will develop a sound knowledge of health and safety practices in a salon environment, along with client care and communication skills required for working within the beauty sector. You will also develop an underpinning knowledge and understanding of the practical skills learned throughout this qualification.

How much does it cost?

Free if unemployed, in receipt of benefits or earning less than £17384.50

£250 Full Cost – L1 Award In nail treatments

Who is it suitable for?

The Level 1 Award in Nail treatments is for anyone wanting to gain a basic introduction to beauty therapy skills with further progression opportunities.

Awarding Body


Why study?

This qualification is approved and supported by the Hairdressing and Beauty Industry Authority (HABIA), the standard setting body for hair, beauty, nails and spa qualifications.

Where will this course take me?

  • Nail Technician
  • Beauty Therapist
  • Salon Manager
  • Brand Ambassador

Level 2 Certificate In Beauty Specialist Techniques

Level 3 Beauty Therapy Massage

Level 4 Salon Management

Core modules

Providing Basic Manicure

Providing Basic Pedicure

Follow Health and Safety in the Salon

Client Care and Communication in Beauty Related Industries 

Learners who wish to undertake these qualifications must also achieve the VTCT (ITEC) Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID-19) for Beauty Therapy and Nail Services qualification or a regulated equivalent.

How will I be assessed?

Theory Assignments

Practical Observations and Assessment

Theory Exam

I'm interested. What should I do now?

Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser
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Funding Your Course

If you're aged 19 or over and you want to study A Levels, an Access to Higher Education Diploma, or a Level 3 to 6 Vocational Qualification, you could be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan.