Course Type: Part Time

City & Guilds Level 3 in Nail Technology

  • Course Code AAA0497
  • Day Weekdays
  • Time Evening
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Baltic Campus

This course is ideal if you want to become a qualified Nail Technician or are already working in the beauty industry and would like to develop your skills. You'll learn a range of nail technology techniques including:

  • Advanced nail art
  • Gel and acrylic nail enhancements

Course Content

  • Working with others within the beauty related industries
  • Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon
  • Client care and communication in beauty related industries
  • Promote and sell products and services to clients
  • Apply and maintain nail enhancements
  • Airbrush design for nails
  • Design and apply nail art
  • Nail enhancements and advanced hand and nail art techniques
  • Create an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector
  • Enhance nails using electrical files
  • Explore technological developments within hair, beauty and associated areas

Days & Times

Wednesdays 9am to 8.30pm.


You'll study in our industry standard, newly refurbished commercial salon, Botanica working alongside a professional salon team, providing services to paying clients.

An interview is required and equipment is needed.

How to apply

You can register your interest for this course online, call 0191 490 2246 or email start@gateshead.ac.uk.

Qualifications needed

You will need to have gained a level 2 Qualification in Beauty Therapy.

Required experience

Previous Level 2 qualification in Beauty Therapy.

The cost of this course varies depending on your age and circumstances.

If you are under 19 years old, this course is free.

If you are aged over 19 years old you may qualify for free or reduced price course fees, depending on your circumstances.

If you already have a full level 3 qualification and are aged 19 years over, you can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan or pay the fee upfront in full and qualify for a 10% discount.

For an up to date cost and more finance information please visit an Enrolment Event, call 0191 490 2246 or email us at start@gateshead.ac.uk

Find out more about Finance & Funding

Find out more about Advanced Learning Loans