• Level: 2

Focus Awards Level 2 Certificate in Nail Treatments (RQF)

(QRN – 601/6564/9)



Qualification Overview

The Focus Awards Level 2 Certificate in Nail Treatments (RQF) is aimed at developing the practical skills of learners to provide manicure and pedicure treatments. The design of the qualification will enable learners to enter into a junior nail technician role.



Qualification Structure

Learners must achieve the 4 mandatory units totalling 15 credits. A minimum of 5 credits must be achieved from the remaining optional units to create a total credit value for this qualification of 20 credits.



Learner Entry Requirements

Learners should be competent in literacy and numeracy to help with elements of communication. This is at the discretion of the centre as they may decide to use diagnostic testing methods to ascertain how they can support learners.



Progression Routes

Learners wishing to progress from this qualification can undertake the following qualifications:

  •  Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology (RQF)
  •  Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy-General (RQF)
  •  Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services (RQF)
  •  Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services (RQF)
  •  Level 2 Certificate in Nail Technology (RQF)
  •  Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies (RQF)
  •  Level 3 Award in Nail Enhancements and Advanced Hand and Nail Art Techniques (RQF)
  •  Level 3 Award in Nail Art (RQF)
  •  Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology (RQF)



Age Ranges

Learners should be a minimum of 16 years old to undertake this qualification.



Geographical Coverage

This qualification is available in England and Northern Ireland.



Qualification Specification

To view the Qualification Specification please click here.

Unit Title  Unit Ref Level GLH GLH
Follow health and safety practice in the salon R/600/8763 2 22 3
Provide manicure treatments T/601/4569 2 48 5
Provide pedicure treatments R/601/4448 2 48 5
Client care and communication in beauty-related industries A/601/4458 2 20 2
Provide Nail Art L/601/4450 2 24 3
Provide and maintain nail enhancement M/601/3937 2 46 7
Display stock to promote sales in a salon J/600/8761 2 24 3
Working with others in the hair and beauty sector H/600/6323 2 19 2

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