BTEC Unit 8 – Level 3 – Spa Manicure Treatments
Unit type: Optional
Guided learning hours: 40
This is a preparation for work unit, which is based on capability and knowledge. The unit is about providing manicure treatments. To carry out this unit the learner will need to maintain effective health, safety and hygiene procedures throughout their work.
The nail services industry has developed significantly over the last 10 years, with specialist nail bars opening in the high street and in department stores enabling busy clients to have quick manicures, often without the need to make an appointment. This sudden growth in the nail services industry has led to an increased demand for nail technicians.
This unit will enable learners to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to provide manicure treatments. Learners will also develop knowledge and understanding relating to skin conditions, and disorders and diseases of the nail and skin, to help them perform treatments more effectively.
Learners will develop communication skills and understand the importance of using effective consultation techniques when carrying out a nail and skin analysis on clients, which will enable them to identify treatment needs.
On completion of this unit, learners should be able to perform manicure treatments to clients’ satisfaction, communicate and behave in a professional manner and follow health and safety working practices.