Nail Services

Nail Services

SQA offers Nail Services SCQF Level 5 and 6.

These SVQs are based on the National Occupational Standards (NOS) set and published by the Sector Skills Council for the sector, Hair and Beauty Industry Authority (HABIA) The standards provide an accurate and detailed definition of what candidates must know, understand and be able to do.

These SVQs will enable those working in this sector to develop the knowledge and skills required to demonstrate competence in their job role.


Centres interested in offering this qualification should come forward for approval and contact SQA's Business Development Team for guidance.

Assessors and verifiers must be able to meet SQA's general requirements for technical/occupational competence as outlined in the Systems and Qualification Approval Guide. The specific delivery requirements are set out in the Assessment Strategy.

Where can you take this course?

Qualification content and delivery tools

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

National Occupational Standards

Unit information for this qualification is available on our Unit Search.

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessment strategy

Assessment Strategy for Nail Services August 2016

Assessor's guidelines

Level: 2, 3
Publication: DB5463 - Nail Services levels 2 and 3
Edition: 1 (February 2011)
Downloads: Nail Services levels 2 and 3 (516 KB)

Candidate Guidance and Portfolio

Qualification Verification Summary Reports

Qualification Verification Summary Reports were formerly known as Internal Assessment Reports.

Useful links

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