Hi girls in my opinion, you can never be over qualified.
Here is a take out from NVQ info sheet.............
It is a National Vocational Qualification. An award that is based upon your performance, as well as your background knowledge. It is not just an exam where you pass or fail, and can be taken at your own pace. NVQs are divided into units. Unit 19 is the unit of Beauty Therapy Level 3 that is concerned with artificial nail structures. A nail technician will only need to complete Unit 19, not the complete NVQ unless you will be offering other beauty treatments.
What is involved in the practical section?
You must have knowledge of all three systems but only need to be competent in the use of one. You will need to fit three full sets, one on bitten nails, one on natural nails and one with free-formed sculpture. Also 3 re-balances and a full removal. Use of French, light and dark varnish. You will need to work on one problem such as claw, spoon or fan.
What is involved in the theory section?
You must have knowledge of the natural nail, its structure and growth, contra-indications, disorders and diseases. Also the main rules of COSHH, health and safety, first aid, sterilization, product and chemical knowledge, contra-actions, problem nails and aftercare. You can complete most of this at home from the workbook that is sent to you after you enrol. There will also be written and oral tests that you will do at your practical assessments.
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So you see this NVQ covers a lot of stuff and it makes shure that there is a sort of training standard. It's still under debate wether it will be remodeled.
If you have vtct or other recocgnises qualification then you wont have to sit it, but working in London will be impossible soon without one, Westminster has already got that ruling and other boroughs will follow.
So I for one will be doing it soon, and a few other courses too.
love Ruth xxxx