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

National Certificate: Hairdressing 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
48743  National Certificate: Hairdressing 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Hairdressing Cosmetology and Beauty   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement  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  121  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
SAQA 0160/05  2007-05-15  2009-04-08 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2011-04-08   2014-04-30  

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 is replaced by: 
Qual ID Qualification Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Min Credits Replacement Status
65749  National Certificate: Hairdressing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  120  Complete 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
This Qualification is for any individual who is or wishes to be involved in the Hairdressing Industry. It also serves as a more advanced Qualification into Hairdressing operations, as it follows on from the level 2 Hairdressing Qualification.

The primary purpose of the Qualification was to develop the foundational, practical and reflexive competencies needed for a career in hairdressing.

Learners working towards this Qualification will find that the acquisition of competence in the unit standards, which make up the Qualification, will provide the learner with capabilities directly related to hairdressing and will be able to function within this industry. It will do this by equipping the learner with knowledge, practical skills and attitudes which enable the learner to continue to build a hairdressing career and enhance the provision of service to clients within the hairdressing industry.

Central to the Qualification is the development of a culture of professionalism and service excellence in the industry. This Qualification intends to produce employable persons with marketable skills who can significantly contribute towards the national initiatives for developing the SMME sector. It will also assist people to be able to become self-employed by providing them with skills which can be used to earn a living.

It will facilitate access to, and mobility and progression within, education and training and to progress along a learning path for learners who:
  • Were previously disadvantaged or who were unable to complete their schooling and were therefore denied access to further education and training.
  • Have worked in the Personal Care Sector for many years, but have no formal Qualification in Personal Care Sector.
  • Wish to extend their range of skills and knowledge of the industry so that they can become competent workers in the Personal Care Sector.

    The Qualification has been designed to provide opportunities which can be developed further, will lead to a more defined Hairdressing learning and career path at this level, and can continue at NQF level 4. The intention is:
  • To promote the development of knowledge, skills and values that are required in the Personal Care Sector.
  • To release the potential of people to build careers for themselves.
  • To provide opportunities for people to move up the value chain in this industry.


    Rationale

    People who enter the hairdressing field job market have had little or no exposure to generic business skills and those specific skills related to the hairdressing industry, and therefore often fail to make a success of a career in the hairdressing industry. This qualification will address this skills gap.

    As this Qualification will be linked to a learnership which in turn addresses the issue of job creation, particularly in the SMME sector the following key labour issues were taken into consideration:
  • The unequal access to education and training as well as employment opportunities;
  • The skills shortage in the labour force;
  • The effects of race, gender and geographical location on advancement;
  • The unequal distribution of income;
  • The decline in levels of employment in South Africa.

    The unit standards were clustered and sequenced to ensure that learners are able to absorb knowledge and skills starting with simple activities and becoming more complex as they gain experience and confidence. Many different roles and careers are accessible and linked to this Qualification and therefore it will have a positive influence on many different economic activities. The roles and careers include and are not limited to:

    Hair Stylist
  • Hairdresser Consultant
  • Hairdresser Assistant
  • Barber
  • Marketing of products and services
  • Merchandising of products and services
  • Careers in the Retail Trade
  • Sales of products and services 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Learners accessing this Qualification will have demonstrated competence against unit standards in mathematical, computer, numerical and communication studies at NQF Level 2.
  • Learners accessing this Qualification will have demonstrated competence against those specific unit standards in the Hairdressing Qualification at NQF Level 2.


    Recognition of Prior Learning

    The structure of this Unit Standard based Qualification makes the Recognition of Prior Learning possible, if the learner is able to demonstrate competence in the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes implicit in this Hairdressing Qualification. Recognition of Prior Learning will be done by means of an Integrated Assessment as mentioned in the previous paragraph.

    This Recognition of Prior Learning may allow:
  • For accelerated access to further learning.
  • Gaining of credits towards a unit standard.

    All recognition of Prior Learning is subject to quality assurance by the relevant accredited Education and Training Quality and Assurance (ETQA) Body and is conducted by a registered workplace assessor. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    The qualification is made up of a combination of learning outcomes from Fundamental, Core and Elective components, totaling 121 minimum credits.

    Fundamental: 40 credits 33%
    Core: 57 credits 47%
    Elective: Minimum 24 20%

    Total: 121 Minimum 100%


    Motivation for number of credits assigned to fundamental, core and elective:

    Fundamental Credits

    At level 3, SAQA stipulates the minimum number of credits allocated to Communication Studies and Languages and Physical, Computer Mathematical and Life Sciences; should total 40 credits however the SGB felt that the additional fundamental unit standards chosen will add value to the qualification as a whole.


    Core

    57 credits have been allocated to the Core Unit Standards. This is to ensure that the qualification has a strong Beauty Therapy focus.

    The Core Unit Standards offer a broad contextual understanding and will enable the learners to gain an all round picture of the Beauty Therapy Industry.


    Electives

    A minimum of 24 credits must be selected by the learner from the Elective Unit Standard. There are a total of 40 credits for the Elective area. They also allow for progression to the next level of learning. 

    EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    On achieving this qualification, the learner will be able to:

    1. Communicate verbally and in writing using a variety of formats with a range of stakeholders and role-players in the hairdressing industry.

    2. Explain and use the basics of mathematics in both personal and business situations.

    3. Apply and conduct customer reception and consulting services.

    4. Demonstrate an understanding of and provide specific hairdressing services (to customers).

    5. Conduct and perform shaves and hot towel treatments.

    6. Demonstrate the application of day, evening, bridal and photographic make-up. 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    1.1 Audience needs and expectations are accommodated in both oral and verbal communication.
    1.2 Language and texts are interpreted and used to respond in writing in all contexts.

    2.1 Uses for math's is described in both personal and business situations.
    2.2 Mathematics is explained and used in both personal and business contexts.

    3.1 Customers of the business are identified according to business profile.
    3.2 Customers are received and consulted with to determine their requirements and to provide the correct hairdressing service.
    3.3 The issues that affect people with special needs are explained and assisted where required.
    3.4 Products and services of the business are displayed, promoted and sold to customers.

    4.1 The structure, growth and disorders of the skin are explained and their effect on the hairdressing service to be provided are described.
    4.2 Hair is cut and shaped according to customer requirements and salon standards.
    4.3 Hairstyling techniques are performed in accordance with customer requirements and salon standards.
    4.4 The selection and application of semi-permanent hair colour is explained and colour is applied to customer hair in accordance with manufactures' requirements.

    5.1 Hot towel treatment is applied according to requirements and salon standards.
    5.2 A shave is performed and facial hair is trimmed and cut in accordance with customer requirements.

    6.1 The customer is prepared for the specific type of make-up to be applied according to requirements and manufacturers' instructions.
    6.2 Day make up is applied following the manufactures instructions and to meet the customers requirements.
    6.3 Evening make up is applied following the manufactures instructions and to meet the customers requirements.
    6.4 Bridal make up is applied following the manufactures instructions and to meet the customers requirements.
    6.5 Photographic make up is applied following the manufactures instructions and to meet the customers requirements.


    Integrated Assessment

    Because assessment practices must be open, transparent, fair, valid, and reliable and ensure that no learner is disadvantaged in any way whatsoever, an integrated assessment approach is incorporated into the Qualification.

    Learning, teaching and assessment are inextricably lined. Whenever possible, the assessment of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values shown in the unit standards should be integrated.

    Assessment of the communication, language, literacy and numeracy should be conducted in conjunction with other aspects and should use Hairdressing contexts wherever possible.

    A variety of methods must be used in assessment and tools and activities must be appropriate to the context in which the learner is working. Where it is not possible to assess the learner in the workplace or on-the-job, simulations, case studies, role-plays and other similar techniques should be used to provide a context appropriate to the assessment.

    The term 'Integrated Assessment' implies that theoretical and practical components should be assessed together. During integrated assessments the assessor should make use of formative and summative assessment methods and assess combinations of practical, applied, foundational and reflexive competencies.

    Assessors and moderators should make use of a range of formative and summative assessment methods. Assessors should assess and give credit for the evidence of learning that has already been acquired through formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience.

    Assessment should ensure that all specific outcomes, embedded knowledge and critical cross-field outcomes are evaluated. The assessment of the critical cross-field outcomes should be integrated with the assessment of specific outcomes and embedded knowledge. 

    INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    Benchmarking was done by comparison to Qualifications, Unit Standards and Outcomes of learning against:

    NZQA National Qualifications from New Zealand: -The National Certificate in Barbering - Levels 2, 3 and 5
  • Apply initial barbering techniques - Level 2
  • Describe the development of barbering - Level 2
  • Complete a haircut using barbering technique - Level 3
  • Cut facial hair - Level 3
  • Wet shave facial hair with a cutthroat razor using barbering techniques - Level 3

    Registered programmes from the American Barber College
  • Basic Barbering
  • Postgraduate Barbering

    A direct comparison of the titles, specific outcomes, assessment criteria and embedded knowledge was undertaken with each and the best practice points were highlighted and where applicable, incorporated into each unit standard or Qualification. However where the points were incorporated they were written in a South African context.

    Because of the difference in levels across the different countries, difficulty was found in making actual direct comparisons, level to level. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This Qualification lends itself to both vertical and horizontal articulation possibilities. These possibilities ensure both mobility and progression for the learner. The learning areas outlined in the Rationale for the Qualification indicates the articulation possibilities.

    Horizontal articulation possibilities lie with other NQF level 3 Qualifications and Unit Standards in the Learning areas of:
  • National Certificate: Beauty Technology - NQF Level 3 (Draft)

    Vertical progression can be achieved by embarking on the study of related NQF Level 4 Qualifications:
  • National Certificate: Afro Hairdressing - NQF Level 4 - NLRD 13717
  • National Certificate: Ladies Hairdressing - NQF Level 4 - NLRD 20152


    A learner could follow a career in:
  • Hair Salon Practitioner
  • Hair Stylist
  • Barber
  • Hairdresser Consultant
  • Image and Deportment Advisor
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Merchandiser
  • Retail Trade
  • Sales Assistant
  • Receptionist
  • Stock Controller
  • Cashier

    Note: The above is an indication rather than an exhaustive listing 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance (ETQA) Body.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this Qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation; in terms of agreements reached around assessment and moderation between ETQA's (including professional bodies); and in terms of the moderation guideline detailed immediately below.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the Qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standards as well as the integrated competence described in the Qualification.

    Anyone wishing to be assessed against this Qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    For an applicant to register as an assessor, the applicant needs:
  • To be in possession of at least a NQF Level 4 Qualification or equivalents .
  • A minimum of 2 (two) years' practical, relevant occupational experience.
  • To be declared competent in all the outcomes of the National Assessor Unit Standards as stipulated by South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).
  • Detailed documentary proof of educational Qualification, practical training undergone, and experience gained by the applicant must be provided (Portfolio of evidence). 

  • NOTES 
    This qualification has been replaced by qualification 65749 which is "National Certificate: Hairdressing", NQF Level 3, 120 credits. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  114796  Cut and shape hair  Level 3  NQF Level 03  18 
    Core  114802  Demonstrate knowledge of selection and application of semi permanent hair colour  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Core  114820  Display, promote and sell products  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  114799  Perform hair styling techniques  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Core  7230  Receive and consult with clients  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  8570  Demonstrate an understanding of issues affecting people with special needs  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  114801  Demonstrate an understanding of the structure, growth and disorders of the skin, nails and hair  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  10015  Identify customers of the business  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8968  Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8971  Analyse and respond to a variety of literary texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9010  Demonstrate an understanding of the use of different number bases and measurement units and an awareness of error in the context of relevant calculations  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9013  Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8969  Interpret and use information from texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9012  Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  13918  Manage time and the work process in a business environment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  7456  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8970  Write texts for a range of communicative contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  114810  Apply advanced hair cutting techniques using professional cutting equipment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  114818  Apply advanced hair cutting techniques using scissors, clippers and razors equipment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  114793  Conduct a hot towel treatment and shave, cut and trim facial hair  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  114800  Cut, style and dress hair in elementary styles  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Elective  114795  Perform long hairstyle techniques  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Elective  114811  Prepare for and apply, day, evening, bridal and photographic make-up  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    When qualifications are replaced, some of their learning programmes are moved to being recorded against the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replacement.
     
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    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. COMPLETE SCHOOL OF HAIRDRESSING (PTY)LTD 
    2. DOMINION SCHOOL OF HAIR (PTY) LTD 
    3. FACE TO FACE BEAUTY & MAKE-UP DESIGN SCHOOL 
    4. LA LOUVE PRIVATE HAIR ACADEMY 
    5. PASQUALE HAIRDRESSING ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    6. SERWALO HAIR ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    7. TAPH 
    8. THE SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF HAIRDRESSING 
    9. TRIANGLE ACADEMY OF HEALTH AND SKINCARE 



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