Focus Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services (RQF)

Focus Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services (RQF)

(QRN – 603/3320/0)


Qualification Overview

The Focus Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services (RQF) is aimed at learners aged 16 or over who want to gain employment as a nail technician.  This qualification will confirm knowledge and competence required of the role, covering all the elements required to work effectively as a nail technician, including enhance and maintain nails using UV gel, liquid, and powder.  The optional units cover specialist areas including electric files, wraps, and promoting products.  Learners will also develop knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology, health and safety, client care, and nail product knowledge.

Qualification Structure

To successfully achieve the Focus Awards Level 3 NVQ in Diploma in Nail Services (RQF) learners must complete all the mandatory units and at least 24 credits from the optional units with an overall total of 48 credits.

Learner Entry Requirements

A learner must have previously completed a Level 2 qualification in beauty therapy, other than this Focus Awards do not set any other entry requirements for the qualification; however, other requirements may be required by the centre.

Progression Routes

Learners wishing to progress from this qualification can undertake the following qualifications:

Age Ranges

Entry is at the discretion of the centre; however, learners should be at least 16 years old to undertake this qualification. Please note that 16 to 18 year-olds may need to be supervised in the workplace, once they have achieved the qualification

Geographical Coverage

This qualification has been accredited for use in England and Northern Ireland.

Qualification Specification

To view the Qualification Specification please click here.

Unit Title Unit Ref Level GLH Credit
Mandatory Units
Monitor procedures to safety control work operations Y/617/0944 3 30 4
Enhance and maintain nails using UV gel D/617/0945 3 80 10
Enhance and maintain nails using liquid and powder H/617/0946 3 80 10
Optional Units
Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities K/617/0947 3 32 5
Contribute to the financial effectiveness of the business M/617/0948 3 26 4
Develop a range of creative nail images T/617/0949 3 33 5
Plan and create nail art designs K/617/0950 3 40 6
Plan and provide airbrush designs for nails M/617/0951 3 45 5
Prepare and finish nail overlays using electric files T/617/0952 3 35 4
Enhance and maintain nails using wraps A/617/0953 3 61 8

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