The Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (CIBTAC) has launched a Level 3 Certificate in Nail Technology, written to provide learners with ‘an opportunity to master new and established nail enhancement systems.’


This course offering from CIBTAC aims to give aspiring nail experts the opportunity to secure a comprehensive, OFQUAL regulated qualification, and has been written in response to developments in the vibrant nail sector.

Lesley Blair

Lesley Blair MBE

Lesley Blair MBE, CEO & chair of BABTAC & CIBTAC, comments: “Anyone who undergoes this comprehensive OFQUAL regulated course can be assured that they have developed the best knowledge and skill base possible for all nail technology, and will secure a qualification that will be fit for purpose for any potential licensing requirements in the future.”

The qualification is delivered via blended learning: online and via face-to-face practical delivery and assessment, and is mapped to the National Occupational Standard (NOS) for nail treatments.

It includes the following units:

  • Monitor and maintain health & safety.
  • Manicure and pedicure services.
  • Apply and maintain liquid & powder, gel and wrap nail (or structured nail) enhancement systems.
  • Gel polish services.
  • Prepare and enhance nails using electric files.

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Kim Ford

CIBTAC examiner & 2024 Scratch columnist, Kim Ford, comments: “CIBTAC therapists are sought after worldwide and viewed as prestigious, excellent professionals with outstanding skills and knowledge. A CIBTAC qualification will aid you to excel in your dream career.”

For more information about the qualification, click here.

By Editor