Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology
Treatments for the purpose of caring for and enhancing nails.
The main aim of the ITEC Level 3 Diploma is to enable candidates to provide treatments for the purpose of caring for and enhancing nails and to provide skills at Level 3 in the National Qualification Framework for those interested in the Beauty Therapy industry.
The ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology comprises of ITEC units:
- Unit 11 Manicure & Pedicure
- Unit 20 Nail Technology
- Unit 22 Professional Conduct & Business Awareness
Unit 11 Manicure & Pedicure
This unit enables students to understand the different nail structure and systems, demonstrate how to check for contraindications and recognise any nail diseases and disorders and perform use of various products and tools. The unit also aims at enabling students to file nails according to nail shape, application of cuticle cream or oil, perform massage of hand and lower leg using various classical movements, buffing of nails and the correct application of base coat, nail enamel and top coat.
Unit 20 Nail Technology
This unit enables students to understand the concept of nail enhancements, recognise any nail diseases and disorders and allergic reactions and how to deal with them. The students would also be able to understand the contents of the products used, the theory behind the selection of the appropriate nail system to use, the concept behind the use of UV and how it produces its effects. The unit is also aimed at demonstrating an understanding of which system would be most appropriate, the selection of the correct nail tip, practical application of nail systems, U.V. gel overlay and acrylic to build a suitable nail.
Unit 22 Professional Conduct and Business Awareness
This unit aims to provide understanding on maintaining a professional working relationship with other students/therapists, understanding on the impact of advertising, the necessity of having professional indemnity insurance, ensuring strict client confidentiality of clients and understanding the need for client’s consent. The unit is also aimed at demonstrating how to put client into the recovery position, supervise an evacuation in case of a fire alarm, carry out basic safety checks for electrical equipment and to promote the appropriate body language at all times.
Classroom Duration – 154.5 Hours
Duration of Course
Full-Time – 2 Months x 5 Days Per Week x 4 Hours Per Day
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
The student-teacher ratio per class is 12:1
Course Commencement Date
Upon completion of the course, students will be awarded the Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology by International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC).
Certificate Conferring Body
Upon completion of the course, students will be awarded the Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Specialist by International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC).
Opportunities for Further Education/Career Pathway
Students can look forward to servicing in these industries:
- Service Industry
- Cruise Liners
- Nail Salons
- Graduates progression pathway is subject to the respective Institutions’ entry requirements at the point of application.
- Foreigner’s application for jobs in Singapore is subject to the approval from the Ministry of Manpower of Singapore (MOM). MDI DOES NOT GUARANTEE any success rate of approval.