Nail Technology Enhancements Full-time course

“Working with nails is creative and always different.”
The CourseQuestions?

Love nails? If you want to pursue a career in Nail Technology – this is the course you need to get started.

If you’ve got an interest in nail art and would like a career in a beauty salon or nail bar, we can get you started. You’ll learn how to repair, paint and decorate client’s nails as part of our one-year course at our Riverbank Campus in Newport.

It’s a great way to get into a growing industry. Nail technicians also often work in places like people’s homes or leisure facilities like gyms, hotels and spas. This course could even be the first step to running your own business.

We’re a very different education provider. With much smaller group sizes, our super-friendly team will support you every step of the way. You’ll gain exciting new skills and start to plan your next move – whether it’s continuing with Further or Higher Education, or into a job with an Apprenticeship.

Female Nail technicians in training session

Our groups are typically just 5-8 students

I’m still finding out what I want to do. I had no idea when I left school, so HTP has helped me find my way.“
Emilie, current student

What would I be doing on the course?

You’ll learn to apply artificial nails, create nail art, and learn to promote your services and give customers a great experience. You’ll also study for an industry-recognised qualification.

>> See our prospectus page for this course

How long is the course?

This course runs for one academic year – starting in early September and ending in mid-July.

Female Nail technicians in training session

Nail art is one of many skills and areas of knowledge you’ll learn. 

Can I start after September?

It’s important to start the course as soon as possible, and there is a minimum number of weeks attendance required. However, subject to your circumstances, it may be possible to join the course up until October half-term.

Do I need any qualifications to apply?

No. You don’t need any previous experience or qualifications to learn with us – just a desire to try new things and get your career started.

Female Nail technicians in training session

“HTP is different and it isn’t overwhelming. I didn’t do very well in big groups, so I’m less anxious here.”

Nakita, current student

Female Nail technicians in training session

The Nail Technology course runs at our Riverbank Campus in Little London, Newport

Who can do this Course?

All of our Full-time Courses are available to you if you are:

  • Aged 16-18 (or under 25 if you hold an Education, Health & Care Plan)
  • living in England
  • not in full-time education when the course starts

Not sure if you’re eligible?
Got other questions?  Send us a message

Will I have to pay to do a course?

No – the government will pay the cost of your course if you’re 16–18, or under 25 if you hold an Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP).

You may also receive a bursary to support your learning. This will be discussed with you on application and could entitle you to up to £1,200 if your course lasts at least 30 weeks in one year. Depending on where you live you may also be eligible for help with your travel costs.

You must attend regularly to receive bursaries and other payments.

What could this course lead to?

Following completion of your course, you could progress onto higher level qualifications in the beauty industry, and/or move into employment.

When and how can I apply?

Our courses start in September but you can apply right now, or contact us to arrange a convenient time to visit the campus, see the facilities and meet our staff.

Before starting your course you will be asked to come in to meet your Training Consultant and complete your Programme Induction. This will include a tour of the campus areas where your training will take place. You will also receive further information about the course, such as any equipment or clothing you may need to provide and will be given an outline of your course timetable.

Meet the TutorS: SARAH SELLICK

“The tutors at HTP are lovely and they are always there for you.”
Zoe, current student


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We have Apprenticeship and Traineeship opportunities available right now – across the Isle of Wight and the south coast, in all types of businesses.

Temporary campus closure

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Temporary campus closure

Due to exciting work starting to expand facilities at The Old Grammar School Campus, the building will be closed until the beginning of August.

In the meantime please refer all contact and visits to our Riverbank Campus in Little London, Newport PO30 5BS.

All calls will automatically be redirected, and apprentices and students will be notified directly of any changes to training or exam arrangements.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused while this work is being carried out.

Our Portsmouth Campus is unaffected and is operating as normal.