VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Nail Treatments with Level 2 Award in LED Gel Polish Techniques

VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Nail Treatments is a beginner level course. On completion you will become a fully qualified nail technician with the confidence and qualifications to work either within a salon or running your own business.

You will gain the skills, knowledge and understanding to carry out professional manicure and pedicure treatments; polish applications; gel polish application, infill, rebalance and removal; natural nail overlay BIAB & hard gel and the overlay of tips to form extensions.

We have smaller class groups compared with a college and a focused, hands-on learning environment, which allows you to complete the course more quickly.

We are a well established professional Beauty School and an approved Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT) training centre. Our highly skilled tutors are dedicated to giving you the highest standard of training.

VTCT qualifications boost your chances of employment as employers prefer candidates with these sought after professional qualifications.

VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Nail Treatments

Course fees

We offer the VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Nail Treatments with Level 2 Award in LED Gel Polish Techniques for an all-inclusive fee of £1850 . This all-inclusive price covers VTCT fees and all products and equipment required during your training – including a kit worth £200. There are no hidden extras.

Spread the cost –  secure your place today for just £250 (non-refundable deposit), after that we’ll be in touch with you to make the final balance payment, which is due at least 14 days before the course start date.

VTCT Accredited

Gaining a VTCT qualification clearly demonstrates to potential employers that you posses a high level of competence and focus in your career and confirms you’ve gained a high standard of knowledge and skills.


Beginners. Students should be over 16, have a good basic general education and a good standard of English.

Can’t make our next course dates? Then please register your interest or reserve your space on future VTCT Level 2 Nail Treatments courses

As we offer the training in small groups spaces are limited, so please use this form to register your interest and gain priority booking for courses in 2023. We will email you as soon as the dates are finalised.

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  • Health, safety & hygiene
  • Client Care & communication
  • Consultation
  • Anatomy of the skin, nail, bones and circulation for the arm, hand, leg, foot
  • Diseases and disorders
  • Tools, equipment, product knowledge
  • Natural nail luxury manicure and pedicure
  • Heat treatments
  • Polish application
  • Gel polish application
  • Natural nail overlay BIAB (build a gel) & hard gel
  • Tip sizing & application
  • Overlay of tips to form extensions
  • Infill, rebalance and removal of gel
  • Aftercare advice
  • Troubleshooting
  • This course runs over five separate dates from 10am – 4.30pm with a short break for lunch. We ask students to arrive at 10am to ensure a prompt start.
  • Nails should be bare as students will work on each other
  • Each session will focus on a mix of theory and practical work
  • Students should wear black salon wear and flat footwear with closed in toes. Longer hair should be tied back and no jewellery should be worn.
  • Students are required to maintain a portfolio with work and evidence of knowledge
  • There are 6 units, each require an assignment to be submitted by a specified deadline
  • There will be 14 practical assessments to cover all units (some may be combined)
  • There will be 5 examinations on the last day
  • Certification is by VTCT following a successful inspection of files. On successful completion you will be issued with a certificate that is fully accredited by VTC.

Please bring your own lunch. Refreshments will be supplied, please let us know any dietary requirements in advance. There is free parking available.

Why choose Bristol Beauty School?

We have small classes – we take a maximum of 6 students per course. This allows the opportunity to ask questions and time for students to receive individual support if they require it.

Our tutors have a wealth of knowledge, with over 25 years industry experience. We specialise in teaching adults and have worked at City of Bristol College. We also pride ourselves on being supportive, friendly and helpful.

We are a fully accredited Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT) training centre which means you receive the highest standard of professional training.

We are here to provide you with on-going support and you are always welcome contact us to answer any query you have regarding your training or future career as a beauty therapist.

Career opportunities

All our courses qualify you to work in a salon, at home or on a mobile basis, offering the specialised treatment(s) that you have completed.

You can start earning by offering treatments to paying clients as soon as you have obtained your insurance. Many of our students have gone on to enjoy successful careers in the beauty industry.

If you have a general enquiry, please contact Bristol Beauty School for more information.