Nail Services SVQ 2 SCQF Level 5

What is special about this course?

SVQ 2 nails has been designed in partnership with the industry to ensure the relevance of units meets the beauty industry requirements. Students carry out treatments during term time on clients in our salons that are equipped with the latest equipment and technology.

This qualification provides learners with the knowledge and skills required to work within the Nail Services Industry. This qualification covers areas including developing and maintaining your effectiveness at work, fulfilling salon reception duties, provide manicure and pedicure services, carrying out nail art services, applying and maintaining nail enhancements to create a natural finish, and providing gel polish services.

Our training salon provides the perfect setting to practice your new-found skills in a commercial environment. You are encouraged to actively seek work experience in a local salon.

You will also have the opportunity to take part in competitions, volunteer for projects such as fashion shows or drama productions, organise fundraising events for charity and learn from industry experts. 

To succeed in a career in the nail industry, you will need to be passionate, committed and enjoy working with people.

Support is available from student services and lecturers to assist you throughout your course.

Entry requirements

  • 3 National 4s desirable or relevant life experience.
  • English, Biology
  • Equivalent qualification and salon experience

Units may include:

  • Apply and maintain Nail Enhancements to create a natural finish
  • Carry out Nail Art Services
  • Provide Manicure Services
  • Provide Pedicure Services
  • Provide Gel Polish Services
  • Develop and Maintain your effectiveness at work
  • Fulfil Salon reception Duties
  • Information and Technology
  • Salon Skills

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

You will learn face to face on campus three days a week.

How long will my course last?

1 Academic Year
  • Full-Time - 1 Year, 16 hours per week
  • Part-Time - 2 Years, 8 hours per week

Where can I study my course?

    Start date

    August/ September


    For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

    Additional costs

    There may be opportunities across the programme to attend optional external visits. Should you wish to participate in these activities there may additional costs.

    Fees are payable on enrolment each academic year.

    Please contact if you have any further questions on fees.

    What can I do on completion of my course?


    • NC Beauty 6
    • HNC Beauty


    • Nail technician
    • Receptionist

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