Level 2 Traineeship in Nail Services

Level 2 Traineeships are ideal for learners who wish to develop and practice the skills required for employment within the Nail Services industry.


Academic Year: 2024/25
Course Code: 11183
Campus: Bangor, Downpatrick, Lisburn
Study Type: Full-Time
Education Level Further Education
Department: Beauty & Holistic Therapies
Course Overview

The Traineeship programme will allow participants to achieve a full Level 2 qualification and will comprise the following key elements:

A main vocational based qualification

Vocational skills development Transversal and digital skills

Work placement

Literacy and numeracy qualifications at Level 2 (may include GCSE qualifications in English and Mathematics)

Course modules may include:

  • Provide manicure services
  • Provide pedicure services
  • Cary out nail art services
  • Apply and maintain nail enhancements to create a natural finish
  • Fulfil salon reception duties
  • Develop and maintain effectiveness at work
  • Promote additional services or products to customers
  • Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety
  • Practical Nail Services Project

You want to learn and develop the skills required for employment in the nail services industry

How to provide manicure and pedicure services, carry out nail art services and apply and maintain nail enhancements to create a natural finish.  You will also learn how to fulfil salon reception duties, health and safety, develop and maintain effectiveness at work and promote additional services or products to customers.

Developing your wider skills:  As well as providing you with the technical skills and knowledge in your chosen area, the Traineeship will help you to develop a range of transversal skills that are important for employment including:   Problem solving, Teamwork, Communication, Time management, Entrepreneurship.

The practical nature of this course.

Project Based Learning will also be a key feature of Traineeships. ‚ÄčThis is a dynamic approach to learning in which you will explore real-world problems and challenges that have been developed with employers.

The modern beauty salons, De Courcey, Shadeka and Revive which are open to the public and offer excellent work placement for you. 

Visits to the Beauty Show in Dublin.

Successful completion of this course can lead to employment or further study on the Level 3 Nail Services programme.

to be over 16 years of age and working towards:

minimum GCSE grade D in English*

minimum GCSE grade D in Mathematics*

and two other GCSEs grade F or above or equivalent qualification level*

*subject to change

Applicants that have not obtained the above grades may be eligible to enrol as an Introductory Trainee. Please contact us for further information.

There will be two weeks Induction when the course commences in September.

There will be an interview and skills test for this course

Learners will have to purchase their own uniform and kit.  Lecturers will give you details of this.

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Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

We strive to ensure the description of courses on SERC's website and in publications is accurate. However, for various reasons there may be occasions when the College may need to change arrangements or be unable to deliver classes due to circumstances such as reduced funding. If there are insufficient numbers applying for a course it may not be viable to deliver the class.

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