City & Guilds SVQs in Beauty Therapy and Nail Services (6011)

Last Updated: 13 Oct 2016
Taking an SVQ qualification will allow you to work within the Beauty and Nails industry and develop the skills and knowledge needed to begin your career as a beauty therapist or nail technician and progress to a senior beauty therapist or senior nail technician.

These qualifications in Beauty Therapy and Nail Services are suitable for those interested or already working in the industry. There are a range of options for people with some experience, and more advanced options for senior members of staff.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • Scotland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

You will learn at work or at a training centre with a realistic working environment. By the end of your qualification, you'll be demonstrating your skills on paying clients.

You'll be assessed as you learn. For each unit your assessor watches and asks questions as you perform a task and looks at a portfolio of work that you've built as formal evidence of your learning. Then they confirm you've got the skills to do the job well.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can prepare you to work in a salon and help you to progress to become a senior member of staff.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

You will deliver these qualifications according to standards set by the SSB Habia.

You'll assess the qualifications using either short-answer questions or online e-assessment and practical observations at a centre or in your learner's workplace.

You must ensure all learners can access a realistic workplace environment and all the equipment they need to achieve occupational standards.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Level 5

Level 2 is ideal if you want to become a Beauty Therapist or Nail Technician

At this level, you can choose from two qualifications:

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy
Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services.

For the Beauty Therapy route you complete eight core units and one optional units from a range that includes:

•Provide gel polish services
•Provide self-tanning services 
•Fulfil salon reception duties
•Instruct clients in the use and application of skin care products and make-up.

For the Nail Services route you complete seven core units.

SVQ 2 in Beauty Therapy at SCQF Level 5 (6011-01)

Last Registration Date: 31 May 2020

SVQ 2 in Beauty Therapy at SCQF Level 5

  • Accreditation No: G9YV22 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

SVQ 2 in Beauty Therapy at SCQF Level 5

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

SVQ 2 in Nails Services at SCQF Level 5 (6011-03)

Last Registration Date: 31 May 2020

SVQ 2 in Nails Services at SCQF Level 5

  • Accreditation No: G9W122 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

SVQ 2 in Nails Services at SCQF Level 5

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

SVQs in Beauty Therapy and Nail services at SCQF Level 5 (6011-94)

Last Registration Date: 31 May 2020

SVQ 2 in Nails Services at SCQF Level 5

  • Accreditation No: G9W122 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

SVQ 2 in Beauty Therapy at SCQF Level 5

  • Accreditation No: G9YV22 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

SVQ 2 in Beauty Therapy at SCQF Level 5

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

SVQ 2 in Nails Services at SCQF Level 5

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 6

SVQ Level 3 is ideal if you've worked in a salon, spa or similar job for some time, or have gained your Level 2 Beauty Therapy/Nail Services qualification. You may be a senior member of staff. You want to demonstrate specialist skills, focusing on salon or spa services.

At this level you choose from two qualifications:

Level 3 SVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy
Level 3 SVQ Diploma in Nail Services.

Each qualification comprises a number of core and optional units, depending on your area of specialism. These cover a wide range, including:

•Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities
•Contribute to the financial effectiveness of the business
•Provide facial electrical treatments
•Provide body massage treatments
•Provide stone therapy treatments
•Provide cosmetic skin peel treatments
•Enhance and maintain nails using liquid and powder.
•Enhance and maintain nails using light cured gel

Please see the qualification handbook under the centre documents section for further information.

SVQ 3 in Beauty Therapy at SCQF Level 6 (6011-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 May 2020

SVQ 3 in Beauty Therapy at SCQF Level 6

  • Accreditation No: G9W423 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

SVQ 3 in Beauty Therapy at SCQF Level 6

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

SVQ 3 in Nails Services at SCQF Level 6 (6011-04)

Last Registration Date: 31 May 2020

SVQ 3 in Nails Services at SCQF Level 6

  • Accreditation No: G9W723 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

SVQ 3 in Nails Services at SCQF Level 6

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

SVQs in Beauty Therapy and Nail services at SCQF Level 6 (6011-95)

Last Registration Date: 31 May 2020

SVQ 3 in Beauty Therapy at SCQF Level 6

  • Accreditation No: G9W423 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

SVQ 3 in Nails Services at SCQF Level 6

  • Accreditation No: G9W723 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

SVQ 3 in Beauty Therapy at SCQF Level 6

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

SVQ 3 in Nails Services at SCQF Level 6

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Here you can find all documents related to this suite of qualifications.

By clicking on the section headings below, you can access a variety of documents such as the qualification handbooks and assessment materials, Statements of Purpose, and recognition letters from industry and employers.

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