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  • Start date:   August 2022
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 5
  • Course Type:   Part-time (Evenings)


This is an excellent course to gain the skills required to become a nail technician.

Start dates: August 2022
Day of week: Tuesday
Time: 6pm–9pm
Duration: 24 weeks
Cost: £250 (ITA funding may be available) + £265 for kit (£20 non-refundable deposit for kit to be paid at the salon once you have applied and paid for the course)

  • What the course includes

    Students will learn:

    • How to prepare for and perform a manicure safely and effectively
    • How to apply gel extensions safely and effectively

Why choose this course

This course is ideal for those wishing to work as a nail technician through gaining basic knowledge and insight into the nail industry.


Entry requirements

  • No formal entry requirements, but an interest in the subject is essential 
  • If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence that you have achieved ESOL National 5 (or equivalent) 
  • You will need to provide your own tunic, but this can be any style or colour
  • Kit purchase is required 
  • Please note nail extensions should not be worn for the duration of this course 
  • Where it leads


    • Progression to a beauty course at West Lothian College

Interview arrangements

There is no required interview for this course. 

Fees, Finance and Funding

Click here to find out more about funding for this course

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Take that next step in your career and enrol for this course today. If the course is not yet open for enrolment, feel free to ask any questions by clicking make an enquiry.