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New for 2023/24

Considering changing your career, learning something new to suit your personal circumstances or fit alongside existing commitments?

The VTCT Level 2 Award in LED Gel Polish Techniques is a single unit award qualification designed to give you the knowledge to apply, maintain, and remove LED gel polish products to the nails.

This qualification also covers the effective health, safety and hygiene practices required throughout treatment.

Career Destinations

  • Self employed Nail Technician
  • Beauty Salon
  • Nail Bar
  • Spa

What can I do next?

After successful completion of this course you could:

  • further study in nail techniques
  • apply for the Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Techniques (PT)
  • enter into employment

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What will I be doing?

This course will give you the skills and knowledge to provide LED Gel polish treatments, from application and maintenance to removing products from the nails.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a combination of short assignments, tests, and practical assessments of your work. You will also complete a portfolio of evidence.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course are:
Level 2 Award in Manicure Services, or equivalent, and the Level 2 Award in Providing Pedicure Treatments, or equivalent.

What do I need to bring?

You will need to attend in a Salon tunic/black top and black trousers/leggings.

A kit is not required for this courses but is recommended, to allow you to practice at home.  Your tutor will discuss this with you at the start of the course.

Fee Information

If you are a Home student aged 19 or over on the 31st August 2023, you may be liable to pay a tuition fee of £65 for this course.

If you are aged 19-23 you may be entitled to free tuition if the course you choose is on a government-approved list and the qualification is your first Level 2 or Level 3 qualification.

If you are aged over 24 and you have not achieved a full Level 3 qualification you may be entitled to free tuition if the qualification is listed on the Government Free courses for jobs list.  Similarly, if you already hold a Level 3 qualification (or above) and meet the Adult Education Budgets definition of unemployed or are in receipt of low wage, you may also be entitled to free tuition.

You may also be required to pay an administration fee, exam fees, kit fee and an Awarding Body Registration fee if applicable.

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These fees are indicative of the 2024-25 costs and may be subject to change

Further Information

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