VTCT Diploma in Nail Technology – AB30130 – MQA/EQF Level 4

Program TitleVTCT Diploma in Nail Technology – QN500/8966/3  – VTCT AB30130

This course is accredited with the National Commission for Further and Higher Education of Malta (NCFHE) at MQA Level 4 and European Qualification EQF Level 4 and is suitable for beginners with no experience in the field or for those who would like to advance in their career.

Course CodePSV 106 – Diploma in Nail Technology
OverviewThis course provides students with skills in carrying out a safe and effective nail technology services on hands and feet, dealing with Manicure and Pedicure services; Liquid & Powder, UV Gel and Wraps; the application, repair, maintenance and removal of artificial nail structures, including sculptured nails using professional products; enhance nails using nail drills; design and apply nail art; the safety factors; advice on after care. Ideal for nail technicians seeking international professional status in the global nail industry. Included are all the aspects of health and safety relevant to this provision. Provide nail art.
Entry RequirementsCandidate must be over 18 years of age, literate in written and spoken English. All candidates are required to have own kit/tools and uniform. Acrylic & Gel Nail Certificate.
Course ContentsThis course is comprehensive and intensive. It will provide practical & theoretical information;-

  • Anatomy & physiology
  • Consultation and skin analysis
  • Pre and Aftercare
  • Contra-actions & Contra-indications
  • Hygiene & Sterilisation
  • Product knowledge and Chemistry
  • Manicure including Spa treatments
  • Pedicure including Spa treatments
  • Exfoliation
  • Paraffin wax treatments
  • Hot oil treatments
  • Nail Enhancement Tips & Overlay
  • Natural Nail Overlay
  • Acrylic and Gel Sculptured nails
  • Toe-Extensions
  • Infill, BackFills and Removal
  • Quick mends and Repair
  • Electric nail filing
  • Nail art techniques including Artistic designs, Geometric art, Water Marbling, Embedded nail art, 3-D, One-Stroke and Micropittura.

  • > Optional Unit  –  LED Gel Polish Certificate

  • Additional home study to include practical & theory study required. This includes demonstrating product knowledge of commercially available products and techniques for nail art, giving accurate advice on the technique and colour choice best suited to the client’s needs in relation to lifestyle, personal nail management and demonstrating the application, maintenance and removal of nail art designs. 

Units Covered
  • Provide a Manicure Treatment 
  • Provide a Pedicure Treatment 
  • Provide Acrylic, Gel and Wrap Nail Enhancements 
  • Provide various forms of Nail Art 
  • Provide safe use of Electric Filling (Nail Drills)
Assessment Demonstrate competence in realistic Academy working practice, Portfolio of evidence, practical demonstration supported by written and oral questioning. Assignments, case studies. Final Practical and Theory Assessments by VTCT IQAs and EQAs June/July.
Course LengthOctober till end June –  Practical & Theory Evaluations –   Final Practical & Theory Assessments by VTCT IQAs & EQAs (June/July).
Course CostPlease contact us for cost details and for the Peach & Sorrel Cash Special offers that are currently being offered on this International Qualification. 
Starting DatePlease check with us for next available dates.
Who is the course for?Students seeking professional qualification as an internationally qualified Nail Technician. 
Entry Requirements
  • Ability to commit to excellent attendance is essential. 100% attendance is expected 
  • Due to awarding body requirements students will be expected to remove all visible jewellery including facial piercing during practical sessions.
  • You will need to wear professional uniform and shoes for all practical sessions. 
  • Students must have full dexterity, good standard of personal presentation and the ability to work with others. 
  • Basic English literacy and Communication Skills are also required. 
  • You will need to provide models for all practical assessments. 
  • You will also be required to practice techniques outside college hours.
Learning MethodsStudents will learn through a combination of theory and practical work. All practice and assessments will be carried out on a model brought in by student.  
Assessment MethodsDemonstrate competence in realistic Academy working practice, Portfolio of evidence, practical demonstration supported by written and oral questioning. Assignments, case studies. Final Practical and Theory Assessments by VTCT IQAs and EQAs June/July.
Qualifications GainedVTCT Diploma in Nail Technology. 

MQA/EQF Level 4