Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma
in Nail Technology (RQF)

Course Duration

3 months- 6 months

Awarding Body

Focus Awards




Qualification Purpose The Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology (RQF) is aimed at those learners wishing to develop their knowledge, understanding and practical skills in providing manicure and pedicure treatments and applying and maintaining nail enhancements.


You must complete a Maths and English assessment and be able to attend class toom based lesson

Fee: £3345

it is funded via the advanced learner

Intense course

Course Duration: 3-6 Months

Progression Routes Learners wishing to progress from this qualification can undertake the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies (RQF)
  • Level 2 Award in Foot care (RQF)
  • Level 2 Award in Nail Art (RQF)
  • Level 2 Award in Airbrush Nail Design (RQF)
  • Level 3 Award in Nail Enhancements and Advanced Hand and Nail Art Techniques (RQF)
  • Level 3 Award in Nail Art (RQF)


Qualification Structure/Rules of Combination

Learners must achieve the following 6 mandatory units totalling 39 credits. A minimum of 12 credits

must be achieved from the remaining optional units to create a total credit value for this

qualification of 51 credits.

Advanced Learning Loan

If you are aged 19 or above, you may qualify for an Advanced Learning Loan to help pay for your course fees. Most learners aged 19 and over, studying at Level 3 or Level 4, will qualify for these loans from the UK government. It’s easy to apply, your household income isn’t taken into account and there’s no credit check. You won’t have to pay anything back until your income is over £25,000 a year!

FEE: £3345

Mandatory Units

  • Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon
  • Apply and maintain nail enhancements
  • Provide manicure treatments
  • Provide pedicure treatments
  • Maintaining Personal
  • Health and Well being
  • Client care and communication in beauty-related industries