Manicure & Pedicure Level 2

Beautiful nails have the power to make someone feel amazing. When treated using the right techniques, nails shave years off a woman’s hands and feet. And who doesn’t want that? If you love to design nails or want to work in a salon, we can teach you the right way to trim, shape and polish nails from home. Designed with nail technicians in mind, our Manicure and Pedicure course is a step in the right direction.

What is Involved in a Manicure and Pedicure Course with Oxbridge?

Aimed at beginners with an interest in nail beauty, care, and design. We will train you in the technical aspects of how to do Manicure and Pedicure step by step. The course covers nail care of the hands and feet, including filing, shaping, and painting. You’ll even look at the benefits of specialised treatments, such as wax, hot oil and hand masks. Of course, you’ll also examine the relevant tools and equipment.

Given that health & safety, client care, and professionality are vital to becoming a successful technician, you’ll learn the importance of data protection, conduct, appearance, hygiene and professional ethics. As treatments promote healthy nail growth, improve circulation, and help with muscle and joint pain, we’ll explore the anatomy & physiology of the hands and feet, such as the skin, bones, blood & muscles.

By the end of the course, you’ll know key methods to transforming nails into works of art. In addition, you’ll have the skills and confidence to work in a salon, nail bar or even go solo as mobile nail technician.

Manicure and Pedicure Technician Career Overview

The demand for nail specialists is rising. Women, on average, are spending £450 a year to look and feel amazing, and more men are opting in, too. With our Manicure and Pedicure certificate in your pocket, you can start providing nail services to clients, but it also opens doors to move into further education.

Nail technicians can expect to earn up to £25,000, depending on practical training and experience. We recommend, while you’re studying with Oxbridge, to get hands-on experience and build a portfolio of quality nail work. This should range from standard grooming treatments to more specialised paint jobs.

Alternative Paths for Nail Technicians with a Manicure and Pedicure qualification

Depending on where you work or what career path you decide to choose, additional training may be required. That said, potential career fields you might consider moving into or pursuing after finishing this Manicure and Pedicure course could be: Nail Technician, Massage Therapist or Reflexologist. There’s also the option of teaching your art to others or assessing by gaining the relevant training qualification.

If you want to work in the beauty sector, a Manicure and Pedicure course can be a great place to start. Pair it up with one of our other beauty courses and build an impressive skill set all employers look for.

Learn to create stunning nails and provide the ultimate beauty treatment with specialised techniques and expertise.
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At your own pace

Study this course as quickly or slowly as you wish; we’ll work at a speed that suits you.

Unlimited Tutor Support ™

Get as much help as you want from your personal course tutor via phone and email.

Awarding body: NCFE Customised Qualifications
Our course ref: X212

NCFE is one of the largest awarding bodies in the UK.  Over 340,000 thousand students were awarded certification by NCFE last year through over 2,000 colleges and training providers nationally. With a heritage stretching back over 150 years.

Study Hours

Up to 90 hours which is around 30 minutes per day for 6 months.

Course Duration

You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours. This is usually ample time for learners, even with full-time jobs and other commitments. Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for a small fee, which also extends your tutor support.

Study Method

The course is specially designed for study by distance learning. Throughout the course, there will be self-assessment questions, and tutor marked assignments (TMAs), to enable you to monitor your progress.


Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, posters, leaflets, presentations, video/audio recordings, work-based and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you’ll receive an NCFE Customised Qualification.

Additional Information
Level 2
Entry requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.
Section 1
Health and Safety

By the end of this unit learners will understand and recognise the importance of all the Legislations listed below and why they must abide by them. It will also make them aware of how to work safely within their chosen industry.

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start.  However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.

We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for 12 months.

You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.

No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.

No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.

No. While you can choose to write your assignments by hand, the majority of students type up their work in a word processor and then submit it via email to their tutors. A typed essay is much easier to save and edit and makes it easier for tutors to read.

Only a phone call away if I needed it

I completed this course after completing Oxbridge’s Reflexology course. I was so impressed I added to my skills by completing the Manicure and Pedicure course.  The tutors were really good at easing me into studying again and were reassuringly only a phone call away if I needed.

The monthly payments were great for me, as Oxbridge are not the cheapest, but I know why; their service is outstanding.   I was matched to the right provider both academically and financially.

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