Introduction to Hand Care & Gel Polish

This is a 10-week study programme which covers basic hand care and gel polish application and removal techniques. The units are assessed internally by subject specialist teachers. Units consist of a mix of theory and practical assessments which are carried out in our brand new, high street, commercial salon.

You will also be required wear a salon uniform or professional when on the course. Financial support is available to some students.
Hand care and gel polish offers an exciting and challenging start to a career in the industry, allowing you the flexibility to work to develop your own unique business as well as future employment.

The course includes a variety of practical and theory classes alongside commercial salon sessions.
You will be interviewed by subject specialist teachers and should demonstrate enthusiasm about a career in the nail industry. Your hands need to be free from gel or artificial nails while on the course.
You will be assessed by various methods of assessment including practical assessments, short tests and written tasks.
On successful completion of this qualification you can progress onto:

· Lash & Brow short course

· Freelance work

· Part time Beauty Therapy
Tuition fees will be waived if:
(Not in paid employment)
You are unemployed, seeking work and in receipt of a means tested benefit.
Or economically inactive – (GM Residents only). If you are unemployed and seeking work, but are not in receipt of a means tested benefit.

(In paid employment)
You receive a means tested benefit accepted by the college; are working less than 20 hours per week and have an income of £343 per month (individual claims) or £549 per month (household claims).
You earn less than £20,880 annual gross salary
AND the course you are studying will help you find or improve your employment

This also applies to all courses labelled level 1 or 2F.
Course Code:
Hair, Beauty & Complementary Therapies
Tameside One
10 weeks
(Wed 9:30am-12:30pm) (tbc)

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Please Note: While every effort is made to maintain the accuracy of these details, changes can and do occur. Government policy changes rapidly (particularly from one academic year to the next) which often has an effect on availability, eligibility for funding and the fee contribution required. Please confirm the course details when enrolling.

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