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Cork College of Commerce

Cork College of Commerce

Nail Technician


Course Code(s):  5N0972 5N1356
QQI Award Code: 
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
Specialise in the rapidly expanding Nail Technician Industry by gaining all of the skills necessary to work in a Nail Bar, Beauty Salon or alternatively as a self-employed person.

You will also gain skills in other aspects of the beauty industry, such as Skin and Eye Treatments, so that your broad skill base will make you an attractive prospect for employers. This ITEC/QQI course also includes customer service and other business skills so that graduates are fully prepared for the world of work.


 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Nail Technology / Nail Art (Theory and Practical) ITEC
Manicure
Gel polish application
Pedicure
Acrylic nails
Gel nails Nail wraps i.e. silks/fibreglass
Sculptured nails
Nail Art for natural nails
Sculptured nail art
Skincare
Eye Treatments ITEC
Spray Tanning ITEC

Professional Conduct and Business Awareness ITEC
Customer Service 5N0972
Work Experience 5N1356
Occupational First Aid Basic Course

 

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