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Coronavirus - information for students, apprentices and employers

Due to the closure of college we are unable to accept paper applications for our courses. Applications can only be made online.

If you are unable to make an online application, please call 07989315794 or 07957543886 to make your application over the phone.


Due to a reduction in students accessing college, bus services will be restricted on the days that the college is open (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday). The following services will continue to run – bus 10 (morning and evening), bus 4 (morning and evening), bus 12 (morning only including a pick-up at Farm Foods on Oak Tree Lane) and bus 8 (evening only including a drop-off at Farm Foods on Oak Tree Lane).

Special transport will continue to operate. Any student who has been allowed to access college and needs to access a different bus service please contact us on 0800 100 3626 or

VTCT Award in Nail Technology - Level 2


Looking for a change in career or a new hobby? Vision West Nottinghamshire College, Mansfield is offering a 10-week course in nail technology.

The course is designed to expand on your previous knowledge, and aims to help students become qualified at Level 2. You will develop practical skills in providing and maintaining nail enhancements using UV gel nail systems.

Entry requirements

You will need to have good skills and knowledge in manicure and pedicure. You will need to attend an interview with a college beauty tutor.

Start dates and fees

Cost: £395

Start date: 21 April 2020

Tel: 01623 627191


How long is the course?

10 weeks.


How will I be assessed?

Theory assessments will be through online testing and assignments. Practical assessments will be carried out by a qualified assessor in college.

What does the course lead to?

This course is for students interested in nail techniques. It is an excellent option if you wish to progress into a career in the nail industry. On successful completion of this course you will hold a qualification at Level 2, with the opportunity to move on to Level 3 courses and enhance your knowledge further. 

What will I study?

This course is both practical and theory-based and includes:

  • Anatomy and physiology of the nail
  • Equipment information and brush care
  • Application of nail enhancements

We will provide you with a step-by-step guide to cover:

  • Tip application
  • Zoning
  • Blending
  • Re-balancing the nail application
  • How to apply natural nail overlays
  • Safe removal 

What can I go on to study?

Level 3 courses in hair and beauty. Full-time courses are available at the college.


Next steps

Enrol on this course

For more information, please contact us on 0808 100 3626 or email

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Why choose West Notts?

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98.8% A Level pass rate in 2019

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