Nail Technician

New College Lanarkshire


Coatbridge Campus


National Qualifications in Nail Technician is an excellent and exciting introduction to learning a variety of different nail treatment techniques. This course provides the qualifications you need to gain employment within the Beauty Industry as a Nail Technician, or entry to higher level courses.

Please note: there is an additional cost for course kit, uniforms and books, which must be purchased prior to starting the course. You will also be expected to bring in clients for practice and assessment purposes.

Units undertaken may include the following:

Manicure; Pedicure; Nail art: freehand; Artificial nails: tips and overlays; Acrylic nails; Gel nails; Gel polish; Electric filing; Selling skills; Health and safety in the salon.

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 4 preferably including English; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 4. Entry subject to interview.

Progression Routes

HNC Beauty Therapy or Nail Technology and Services Diploma

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Beauty Therapy and Nail Technician

SCQF Level