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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

National Certificate: Ladies Hairdressing 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
20152  National Certificate: Ladies Hairdressing 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Hairdressing Cosmetology and Beauty   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
SERVICES - Services Sector Education and Training Authority  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 11 - Services  Personal Care 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  177  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
SAQA 0936/01  2001-06-13  2004-06-13 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2005-06-13   2008-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification. 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
The primary purpose of the qualification is to develop the foundational, practical and reflexive competencies in a person required for a career in Ladies hairdressing - caucasian type hair.

Central to the qualification is the development of a culture of professionalism and "service excellence" in the hairdressing industry. This qualification intends to produce employable hairdressers with marketable skills who can significantly contribute towards the national initiatives for developing the SMME sector.

The qualifying learner will have access to the hairdressing trade as a prelude to full registration as a qualified hairdresser in Ladies Hairdressing by the Personal Care Chamber of the Services SETA.

The unit standard based qualification has been structured so as to allow for progression from the lower to the higher levels. Credits at one level will be transferable throughout the system, giving a person the opportunity of building up credits towards additional qualifications in a different field, or a related branch of hairdressing, e.g. Afro or Gents Hairdressing, in a way which avoids starting all over again from scratch. The credits reflect the on-the-job as well as the theoretical education and training aspects of the qualification. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Literacy, numeracy, communication and language skills equal to a GET NQF Level 1 Certificate.

Each individual unit standard reflects the building blocks of knowledge, skills and understanding assumed to be in place in the sense that some unit standards are interdependent of another.

This serves as indicators to trainers and assessors as to which unit standards should be integrated into training and assessment practices. 

RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
Critical Cross-Field Outcomes

The critical cross-field outcomes are integrated into the assessment criteria of each individual unit standard. Unit standards are combined into Modules of marketable skills and are assessed accordingly. The assessment of critical cross-field outcomes are integrated with the Modules and thus each Module serves as an exit level outcome. The salary structures of apprentices and learners, as agreed to by the Bargaining Councils for Hairdressing, are linked to the achievement of Hairdressing Modules. 

ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
Assessment Practices

Hairdressing - a unique industry demanding creative forms of assessment.

The assessment of competence in hairdressing skills is probably one of the most difficult forms of assessment that can be encountered. Hairdressing, cosmetology and beauty are the only skills, other than those of medicine, that are actually practised in their original form on the human body.

Apart from the fact that the client is the ultimate assessor of competence there is the additional complication of aesthetic judgment that differs from person to person. To these inherent problems must be added the fact that the skills practiced cover a wide and varying range. The range of skills demanded by one client will differ from those demanded by another. At the same time these demands require that the learner be competent in all fields because it is not the learner or his or her employer that specifies the skills and competences required. It is the person (the client) who wants the service who specifies the range of skills required.

Part of the problem is that one client may demand one range of competences and another quite a different range. Both will want them performed within a timeframe acceptable to them (the clients), so for hairdressing time is a crucial factor. Not only must the hairdresser be competent in each of the different skills, he or she must also be able to combine different skills in a specified time according to the needs and demands of different clients.


Nature and type of assessment required

Assessment needs to be of three kinds:

1. Ongoing formative assessment, in which there is a continuous process of evaluation of the work done with recommendations for improvement. This is crucial assessment work. It is done with the object of honing the skills of a learner until they reach the pitch at which they will be self-evident on formal assessment. Ongoing assessment covers such vital areas as:
  • hygiene
  • client care
  • safety
  • communication
  • hair and scalp analysis
  • salon procedures
  • individual skills under different circumstances
  • combinations of skills under different circumstances
  • critical outcomes such as problem solving, collecting data through hair and scalp analysis, communicating with clients and staff members; working effectively as a member of a team in the salon; personal and time management by servicing clients on time, and having required sufficient quantities of stock on hand
  • written and oral assessment of the knowledge required to perform various competencies.

    2. Formal performance assessment in which it can be seen whether under demanding salon-oriented conditions and the vigilant eye of an industry based assessor a learner is able to demonstrate such skills acquired as:
  • specified individual competency or cluster of competencies or unit standards within a specified Module
  • a selection or combination of competencies to form complete and complex tasks such as the provision of hairdressing services to a client from entry to exit point;
  • a specified combination of skills within an acceptable time frame on a specified number of models

    3. Summative/Integrated assessment that would be of two kinds. The first would be aimed at determining whether a learner should be allowed access to the final qualifying assessment. To achieve this rating the learner must show that he or she has reached a level of overall integrated competence. The elements of importance here are overall abilities, problem solving capability and time management. They must be present in a degree sufficient to satisfy the assessors that he or she may show him or herself competent to have sole charge of a client in a final assessment. The second is aimed at satisfying industry assessors that the learner has achieved that level of competence in all matters in and surrounding the learning fields to be able to take sole charge of any aspect of hairdressing in the chosen field.

    The summative/integrated assessment schedule clusters the unit standards to ensure affordable, relevant and manageable assessments. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    The SGB used the NVQs from England and the SVQs from Scotland as a point of departure in comparing the standards internationally.

    It is the intention of the Services SETA ETQA, responsible for the quality assurance of this qualification and its related unit standards, to include in its Moderating Panel representatives of related international bodies.

    It is believed that once the qualification had been through the quality assurance processes at provider and assessment levels, a more detailed international comparison can be drawn.

    It would be the responsibility of the Services SETA ETQA to benchmark the qualification internationally through appropriate agreements for reciprocal recognition. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    The qualification articulates well with the FET Afro Hairdressing NQF Level 4 qualification.

    If a learner has already achieved the Afro Hairdressing qualification and wishes to achieve the Ladies Hairdressing qualification, credits from certain unit standards already achieved in the Afro Hairdressing qualification will be transferred through to the Ladies Hairdressing qualification through the process of Recognition of Prior Learning.

    The same applies to a learner who achieves the Ladies Hairdressing qualification and wishes to achieve the Afro Hairdressing qualification as well. A detailed explanation is given in each of the unit standards in terms of articulation possibilities between the Ladies Hairdressing and Afro Hairdressing qualification.

    There is a strong belief that articulation possibilities could occur with qualifications in other sub sectors such as beauty and cosmetology, nail technology, etc.

    As the NQF becomes populated over the next two years, the SGB would be in a better position to put into place articulation agreements that grant recognition of credits from one qualification to another. 

    NOTES 
    20 credits must be accumulated from any Unit Standards from the field of Communication Studies and Language level 4

    16 credits must be accumulated from any Unit Standards from the field of Mathematical Literacy level 4 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  11844  Induction to the Personal Care Sector  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  11856  Shampooing of Ladies Hair  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  11857  Conditioning of Ladies Hair  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  11861  Cutting and Shaping of Ladies Hair  Level 3  NQF Level 03  18 
    Core  11858  Designing Ladies Hair Styles  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Core  11873  Colouring and Lightening of Ladies Hair  Level 4  NQF Level 04  15 
    Core  11874  Perming of Ladies Hair  Level 4  NQF Level 04  15 
    Core  11876  Proficiency in Ladies Hairdressing Services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  15 
    Core  11875  Relaxing and Straightening of Ladies Hair  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Fundamental  11853  Communication for Hairdressers  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9015  Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  7784  Communicate in a business environment  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8556  Interact orally and in writing in the workplace  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Fundamental  12417  Measure, estimate & calculate physical quantities & explore, critique & prove geometrical relationships in 2 and 3 dimensional space in the life and workplace of adult with increasing responsibilities  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  7468  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  11855  Receiving and Consulting with Hairdressing Clients  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  7274  Salon support services  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  11854  Sanitation and Sterilisation for Hairdressing  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  11860  Hair and Scalp Disorders and Diseases  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  7379  Proficiency in hairdressing services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  25 
    Elective  11862  Retailing for Hairdressers  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
    NONE 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Quality Assuring Bodies have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. FRANCO INTERNATIONAL HAIRSTYLISTS 
    2. Osizweni Community Development Centre 
    3. TERENZO HAIRDRESSING 



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