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Engineers are sought after for these skills as much as the technical ones, and it opens up incredible opportunities. Engineering is not an easy route through college, but it is incredibly rewarding.

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Nail Technician & Salon Administrator

Course Code(s):  5N0749 5N2006 NTY
QQI Award Code: 
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Blackrock Further Education Institute

Blackrock Further Education Institute


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5N0749 5N2006 NTY
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

Have you a passion for nails? Are you interested in the latest trends and technologies in the nail industry? Can you see yourself working as a Nail Technologist in a thriving and dynamic profession? Perhaps you enjoy travelling and seeing the world? The options open to qualified technologists with cutting edge skills are endless.

This course offers you internationally recognised qualifications that will ensure you are educated to the highest industry standards so that you can take on this new and exciting career. As well as providing you with the skills to set up a solid career in Nail Technology and Nail Art, ITEC qualifications could be your passport to travel and an exciting future.

What will you Study?

ITEC Modules:
Diploma in Nail Technology (gel, acrylic, and fibreglass nail extension systems)
Diploma in Nail Art
Award in Nail Cutting and Care
Certificate in Waxing

QQI Modules:
Anatomy and Physiology
Nutrition
Word Processing
Work Experience
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

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