Nail Services and Enhancements SCQF Level 5

What is special about this course?

This part time evening course is a combination of 3 units where you will learn background knowledge on skin and nail health and also how to care for nail enhancements.

This part time evening course is a combination of 3 units where you will learn background knowledge on skin and nail health and also how to care for nail enhancements.

You will also learn current techniques including how to apply gel polish correctly, fit forms and tips properly and apply hard gel and acrylic.

You will gain a solid foundation of knowledge and practical skills to facilitate career development as a Nail Technician.

Special features: ·

  • Study one evening a week  ·
  • Take part in an interactive course 
  • Learn current skills and techniques

Entry requirements

  • Three National 4s (including English) OR
  • A SCQF Level 4 course
  • Applications are encouraged from prospective students without the standard entry requirements as listed above
  • You must be 16 years and above due to use of chemical products throughout the course.

Course content includes:

• Manicure Treatments - With Traditional and Gel Polish
• Liquid and Powder Enhancements
• UV Gel Enhancements

The above units are inclusive of related anatomy, physiology, health & safety and marketing elements.

You must work and be worked on to practice all treatments prior to working on fee paying clients.


A full kit list will be made available at the start of the course (approx. £175). Once purchased you will be able to use for home practice.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Evening

This is a practical based course with face-to-face practical classes on campus supplemented with our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

How long will my course last?

18 Weeks

Part time: 1 evening a week for 3 hours

Times: Between 6pm and 9pm

Course cost: £264 plus kit cost

If you are in receipt of tax credits or similar benefits you may be entitled to a fee waiver. You would need your tax credit (or similar) award as evidence

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Moray

Start date

September or January


The good news is that depending on your personal circumstances there are a wide range of bursaries, grants and allowances available to fund your college studies.


Our Student Finance Advisers can advise you on all aspects of student funding. The support available depends upon your personal circumstances.

Please refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Once you have successfully completed this course you can enter employment as a Nail Technician.

Is there more information available online?

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Moray. UHI Moray operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.