Only one full day and one half day a week for 16 weeks
Career in the beauty industry
No experience needed
Valuable certificate accredited by VTCT
The NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Nail Services is designed to provide learners with a 16 weeks course in which they will learn the necessary practical and theoretical skills to start a career as an employed and/or self-employed nail technician.
A good understanding of English is essential.
The VTCT Level 2 Diploma is an internationally recognised qualification. It is based on the nail services National Occupation Standards and is recognised by the UK’s leading professional association, the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) and the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT)) as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a junior nail technician.
You will be taught by professional experts through practical sessions alongside theory in a classroom.
Assessment will be carried out during the course by an assessor observing your practical work. You will also complete written tests and assignments.
All practical work must be carried out on clients which you will be asked to provide.
You will need to purchase a uniform (black CPBA t-shirt – provided, black trousers and black shoes) and a nail technology kit from the Academy.
The course fee is
but you can get it for FREE*
This course can be funded by the government – eligibility criteria applies.
* You don’t have to pay for the course if you are between 19-23 years old and this is your first L2 qualification or if you are above 23 years old and unemployed or earn less than £15,736.50/year (for 2018/2019 term). If you are not fully funded you need to pay £100 registration fee.
All learners are required to pay £10 admin fee which will be deducted from the registration fee once they start a course with us. For full terms and conditions of the funding and eligibility please visit https://www.cpba.co.uk/course-funding-2/
You must have a keen interest in nail technology.
No prior experience is required.
You must be 19 or older.
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I loved the training. Straight after completing the course I’ve been offered a job at CPBA and I love every minute of it ever since.
Everything was perfect . I’m very impressed by Candor Professional Beauty Academy. I learned new treatments and I filled up the gaps in my knowledge which improved my career.
The best thing it was the lessons with the tutor and my classmates. We re-ally enjoyed learning together.
Everything was nice, friendly. Lessons were interesting and the activities made learning very easy.
I have learnt a lot during my time in the course even new things that never thought I’d learn. My tutor found ways to keep the course interesting such as playing games that helped us remember what we have learnt.
At beauty college, I completed a level two and level three in nail technology. When I finished training CPBA, I continued to practice and study, focusing on acrylics because that is what I wanted to work with. I created social media accounts to connect with people in my area and then my career just went from there! I now have a business with regular clients and I rent space at Glamour Ready, a salon in Walton on the Hill, Surrey. The skills and qualifications that I have gained from going to beauty school have enabled me to be able to work within salons and push myself within self employment where there are no limits to my success. I always wanted to be self employed so it could fit around my daughter and so I could provide a better future for her. One day, I would like to open my own salon and bring out my own brand of nail products.
I had a little bit of previous experience and I was already interested in nails, so I decided to get a professional qualification to help me with my next step. I completed a level three diploma in nail technology at CPBA. The beauty course went for 17 weeks, part-time at one and a half days each week. I really enjoyed my beauty training. Everyone was helpful and my tutor knew a lot. It was just a re-ally good atmosphere to learn in. Once I finished the beauty therapy course, I began to work in a salon as a nail technician. After about six months I was given the opportunity to teach at CPBA and I’ve now been tutoring at the beauty academy for about two years and I absolutely love it, it’s amazing.
I have learned new things and I met amazing people on the course. Ivett is an amazing tutor and really appreciate her support. After I completed the course I have managed to find a job.
I’m very happy about the course and the opportunities it gave me. I have started teaching for CPBA as a trainee tutor after I completed my qualification.
The course made me more confident in my skills as a nail technician. The days fit around my schedule which was really good.
Good teacher. The course was easy to understand.
Everything was brilliant. Especially that I can open my salon now.
I have learnt everything I needed for having a career in nail technology. I have since acquired a position as a nail technician.
Everything was on the highest level. This course changed my life completely.
My tutor was really experienced and very professional.
I learnt new nail art techniques which was very important to me.
The qualification gave me a chance to become a professional nail technician and for me this is a big opportunity.
Anetta our tutor gave us really good theory and also the game with phones and computer made lessons very interesting.
The best of my training was my tutor Ivett who explained everything very well and was extremely helpful.
I really liked the course and my tutor. I’m very happy.
The teacher was the best thing. The practical was very good.
My tutor Emilia taught us in a fun way as we got to play a game in order to remember what we learnt.
Throughout the course I learnt new things every day, which made me much more advanced. I have built a massive client base due to learning nail form, which a lot of nail techs don’t do.
Thank you for the amazing opportunity to learn with you. This course has given me confidence to begin my own business.
Everything was nice and organised.
The whole experience was excellent.
Very happy with everything.
It was really good. I learnt a lot.
Ivett was an excellent tutor.
Ivett is the best. She taught me a lot.
Lot of new information. lot of practice but I enjoyed it a lot.
Very happy with the course, the tutor really helped. I opened my own salon after I finished.
The whole experience was amazing. My tutor Ivett taught us every-thing that we need to know to become good nail technicians.
The assessor was really helpful and gave me support.
Best training I’ve ever received.
My tutor Anetta was very professional, competent and very nice person. I’m more than happy to progress onto L3 with Anetta as she is the best for me.
I learnt a lot of things about nails.