ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology

Includes Manicure & Pedicure

ITEC Level 3 Course

Want to start your own business or work in some of the very best Nail Salons? This is where you start !

Course Details

  • It can be confusing to know what course is actually accredited and what that means.
  • If you are interested in working for yourself as a Nail Technician or to work in a Nail Bar, you must have a Qualification that allows you to be insured to practice.
  • More and more courses are simply “brand training” which means that although you may receive a certificate it doesn’t actually allow you to be insured thus greatly limiting your career opportunities.
  • Our ITEC course  includes all aspects necessary to become a skilled technician, it is also fully accredited which means it is recognised both here and Internationally and ensures that you can work and be insured to offer these treatments. 
  • On completion graduates will have all the necessary skills to go directly to the work place.

Course length- 18 weeks

Mondays 10am-1pm in Cork college Tuesday 6.30 – 9.30 pm in Dublin



Course Information - All the Inside details!

Blended Learning (In School & Online)

Blended Learning combines virtual learning with face-to-face instruction” 

  • All of the practical elements are taught and practiced in the School
  • ITEC Approved Mannequin Heads or trainer hands are used for all initial learning
  • Text books and course notes are provided throughout
  • Power Point slides, professional videos, homework and quizes are all available on the BC Moodle Learning platform
  • Home study/practice as well as the completion of case evidence material is compulsory and not optional
  • The hours required to meet ITEC requirements can only be achieved through home study and  practice on real models
  • Students who do not complete these hours will be unable to apply for final exams
  • Full Tutor support is provided through zoom tutorials when nessessary
  • As this is ” Adult eduction” it is the students responsibility to complete the homework/case studies/practice as guided by your Tutor. Days missed may not be repeated
  • Students are responsible for providing their own model for both mock and the actual exams.
  • The School accepts no responsibility for the provision of these models

This course is delivered as a Blended learning course .  All of the practical elements of the course are delivered in college.  You are however supplied with a trainer hand and to gain the practice and hours required to complete the course to the ITEC standards home practice of between 6 – 8 hours each week is compulsory.

The course is approx 18 weeks in total and includes Manicure & Pedicure so can be for complete beginners!

Course Sylabus

  • Know the safety regulations and hygiene procedures
  • Be able to carry out a consultation and provide treatment recommendations
  • Be able to recognise diseases and disorders, contra-indications and contra-actions relevant to nail enhancement
  • Know the content of products used and the chemical processes involved in nail enhancement
  • Be able to select and use the appropriate nail enhancement systems, techniques, products, tools and equipment treatments treatments
  • Be able to advise on aftercare and update client records
  • LO1 Be able to carry out a consultation and understand and recognise contra-indications, diseases and disorders
  • LO2 Be able to perform manicure and pedicure treatments
  • LO3 Know the skeletal system in relation to manicure and pedicure treatments
  • LO4 Know the circulatory and lymphatic systems in relation to manicure and pedicure treatments
  • LO5 Know the structure of the nail
  • LO6 Know the muscular system in relation to manicure and pedicure treatments
  • LO7 Know the structure and functions of the skin in relation to manicure and pedicure treatments
  • Principles of ethical practice
  • Requirements for health, safety & hygiene
  • Know the importance of communication
  • Know the priciples of finance and costing
  • Know the principles of retail
  • Know effective sales and marketing techniques

We have chosen our own kit as deliveries from the UK are not reliable at the moment, some of the items may be different brands or different types of products but you will have everything requiried to complete your training.  Should you require extra products please contact the School.

  • Nail Prep and Scrub
  • Base Nail Coat
  • Nail Top Coat
  • Sanitising sprays and gels
  • White Blocks
  • Acetone
  • Colour wheel
  • Nail Polishes
  • Nail Lamp
  • Acrylic kit to include liquids, colours and mega bond
  • Acrylic brush
  • Lint free wipes and pads
  • Dappen dish
  • Nail glue
  • Assorted nail files
  • Dual mani tool
  • Satin buffer
  • Tip cutters
  • Resin
  • Activator spray
  • Tip Blender
  • Assorted nail tips
  • Stork Scissors
  • Manicure sticks
  • Cuticle pushers
  • Nail clippers
  • Cuticle cutters
  • Hand Soak
  • Grapefruit Drizzle Hygiene Spray
  • Mulberry & Pomegranate Sorbet Hand Scrub
  • Wild Berry Butter Hand Mask
  • Cranberry Sensation Hand Treatment Cream
  • Tea Tree & Ginger Breeze Invigorating Foot Spray
  • Citrus Squeeze – Mango & Citrus Foot Soak
  • Mandarin Spritz Hygiene Spray
  • Mandarin & Mint Yoghurt Foot and Leg Lotion
  • Lime & Ginger Tingle Foot Scrub
  • Peppermint & Blueberry Twist Foot Mask – 250ml
  • Nail trainer hand
  • College based practical lessons
  • Theory Lessons
  • Client Salon Sessions – this is subject to HSE Covid guidlines
  • Practical Exams
  • Theory – MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions)


  • €1995.00 plus 395.00 for kit
  • Bronwyn Conroy Certificate of Achievement
  • Career opportunities 

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