City & Guilds
Provide Manicure Treatment Broadly comparable to SCQF Level 5

Developing skills in the practical applications and techniques of manicure treatments.


Why take this course?

This course will provide you with the fundamental skills needed to perform high-quality manicure treatments. Learn how to carry out these practical activities maintaining effective health, safety and hygiene procedures.

This is a preparation for work unit, which is based on capability and knowledge.

What you will experience

You will learn all about providing manicure treatments, including exfoliation, heat treatments (such as paraffin wax, hot oil and heated mitts) and the application of nail polish. By the end of the course you will be able to prepare and provide manicure treatments on clients.

nail varnish

Key facts

Mode of study

What you will need

You will need a kit comprising of items to use during practical activities. You will be provided with a list of items required and possible suppliers.

Black trousers, black top and closed toe shoes are required to be worn at all times in the salon.

What you need to know

Next steps




Please note that timetabling changes can often occur after the Part-time Course Guide is published, and as a result the printed version of the guide may not hold the most up-to-date information.

We therefore advise you that all start dates and times listed on the website are at all times accurate, and should be used as your main point of reference before booking your course.

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