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“Provide a range of nail treatments to customers”

The nail services apprenticeship covers a range of creative skills used in nail services, such as manicures and pedicures, applying polish, nail art and nail repairs. As an intermediate apprentice, you’ll provide a limited range of services to clients as well as assist and support more senior nail technicians in more advanced nail services. You’ll carry out a range of tasks including manicures and pedicures, gel polish, basic nail art, nail repairs and natural nail enhancements. As an advanced apprentice, you’ll have the opportunity to develop specialist skills in creative nail work by planning, designing and creating images for nail art. You’ll provide a range of services to clients, including nail enhancements using liquid and powder, wraps and light-cured gel; airbrushing; creative nail designs; and hand and nail treatments.

Duration: 12 months

Relevant school subjects: Art

Entry requirements: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs; 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £18,000 per annum

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