NPA Nail Enhancements

NPA Nail Enhancements

This NPA is the only Nail Enhancements National Progression Award at SCQF level 5 offered by an Awarding Organisation. The NPA is made up of 2 mandatory units at SCQF level 5 and 2 optional units at SCQF level 6. This qualification provides candidates with the key knowledge and skills required to complete freehand nail art designs.

With no formal entry qualification requirements this NPA is suitable for a wide range of candidates from school leavers to adult learners who wish to gain entry into the beauty industry. It also allows for straightforward progression to further study in SVQ Level 2 in Beauty at SCQF level 6 and 7.

Assessment is made up of both open book written assignments and practical performance supported by assessor.

Why study this qualification

This award is suitable for a wide range of candidates and is suitable for: School leavers; Adult returners who wish to gain entry into the Hairdressing or Beauty industry; individuals who wish to gain an introduction to Nail Enhancements, and candidates who wish to progress onto further awards but do not meet the entry requirements.

Access

Access to this award is at the discretion of the centre.
 
Each unit of the award states that entry is at the discretion of the centre, however, it should be noted that some of these units can be delivered holistically e.g. Gel Nails and Nail Art Freehand This may assist centres in creating a logical timetable for delivering the Units which facilitate candidates to build the required knowledge and skills. The units are designed to encourage candidates to take responsibility for their own learning and work to specifications – this could include practical tasks and design tasks.
 

Employment and progression

This qualification provides clear progression routes to other Hairdressing or Beauty qualifications and provides relevant exit skills to enable a smooth transition to SVQ Level 2 Hairdressing or Beauty and/or SCQF Level 6.

Qualification structure

NPA Nail Enhancements (510 KB)

SCQF level: 5

Unit title Code SQA credit points SCQF level
Mandatory Units
Nail Art Freehand F4P3 11 1 5
Artificial Nail Enhancement: Tips and Overlays F4NT 11 1 5
Optional Units
Gel Nails F6XJ 12 1 6
Acrylic Nails F6XH 12 1 6

It is expected that successful completion of the new NPA in Nail Enhancements at SCQF Level 5 may lead to employment in a trainee position in the Beauty industry. This is obviously not an award which is expected to take the student directly into full time employment as a fully qualified Hairdresser or Beauty Therapist.

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Qualification structure

NPA Nail Enhancements (510 KB)

SCQF level: 5

Unit title Code SQA credit points SCQF level
Mandatory Units
Nail Art Freehand F4P3 11 1 5
Artificial Nail Enhancement: Tips and Overlays F4NT 11 1 5
Optional Units
Gel Nails F6XJ 12 1 6
Acrylic Nails F6XH 12 1 6

It is expected that successful completion of the new NPA in Nail Enhancements at SCQF Level 5 may lead to employment in a trainee position in the Beauty industry. This is obviously not an award which is expected to take the student directly into full time employment as a fully qualified Hairdresser or Beauty Therapist.

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How to assess

Open book written assignments and practical performance supported by assessor observation checklists. 
Assessment Support Packs are available.  If a centre designs its own assessments, these should be of a comparable standard.
 

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