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Nail Technician

Nail Technician

Nail technicians have creative flair for nail enhancements.



This competition focuses on the roles and tasks of the Nail Technician and carrying out tasks which reflect current trends within the nail industry.

Entry criteria

  • This is an individual competition
  • There is no limit to the number of entries per organisation 
  • Competitors must be familiar with the core competencies (these can be found in the Tools section below) and have achieved a full Level 2 Nail Diploma qualification within the last two years and/or are enrolled in an appropriate programme of study towards Level 3 or Level 4

Steps to taking part in this skills competition

  1. Register to enter this competition by 5 April 2019
  2. Competitors will be invited to submit a photographic entry for an initial assessment by 15 April 2019
  3. Shortlisted competitors will be invited to a National Qualifier during Spring/Summer 2019
  4. WorldSkills UK quality assure the results and finalists will be notified by September 2019
  5. Finalists will participate in the UK National Final at the NEC in November 2019 as part of WorldSkills UK LIVE

Please note: this Competition has a preliminary phase, which involves submitting a photographic entry for initial assessment.

Find out more about this preliminary phase

Additional information

  • Download the competition overview, pre-competition activity pack and top tips from the Tools section to find out more about this skills competition and help with your preparation.

Heats, dates and venues

29/05/2019 Belfast Met College, Titanic Qtr campus
10/06/2019 New College Lanarkshire, Coatbridge Campus
11/06/2019 Rotherham College, Rotherham campus
12/06/2019 Coleg Cambria, Deeside Campus
17/06/2019 Highbury College Portsmouth, Portsmouth campus
18/06/2019 Weston College, Knightstone Campus
19/06/2019 Kidderminster College, Kidderminster Campus
20/06/2019 East Coast College, Great Yarmouth campus


Coleg Cambria is the competition organising partner for the Nail Technician competition.