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

National Certificate: Beauty Technology 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
65111  National Certificate: Beauty Technology 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Hairdressing Cosmetology and Beauty   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
The individual Quality Assuring Body for each Learning Programme recorded against this qualification is shown in the table at the end of this report.  The individual NQF Sub-framework for each Learning Programme recorded against this qualification is shown in the table at the end of the qualification report. 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 11 - Services  Personal Care 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  133  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 0480/09  2009-07-01  2011-02-16 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2012-02-16   2015-02-16  

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
80646  Further Education and Training Certificate: Beauty and Nail Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  156  Complete 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
The purpose of the Qualification is to instill and maintain service excellence within the industry of Beauty and Cosmetology. It is intended to empower learners to acquire knowledge, skills, attitudes and values required to operate profession in the Beauty and Cosmetology industry and to respond to the changes of the Beauty and Cosmetology environment and the changing world of work.

This Qualification is for any individual who is, or wishes to be, involved in the Beauty and Cosmetology Industry. It also serves as an basic Qualification into Beauty Technology operations. This Qualification will be registered at NQF Level 3.

The Qualification provides a framework for learners to develop competences that will enable them to become competent in the Beauty and Cosmetology field.
Learners working towards this Qualification will find that the acquisition of competence in the Unit Standards, which make up the Qualification, will add value to the job performance. This Qualification is intended to enhance the provision of entry-level service within the Beauty and Cosmetology Industry. The learners will be able to integrate supervisory knowledge and skills with that specific to the Beauty and Cosmetology Industry. It also enables the learner to use competencies, which will grow the business.

Rationale for the Qualification

The national certificate in Beauty Technology - NQF Level 3 will assist in job creation within the Beauty and Cosmetology Industry as a whole and will lead to entrepreneurial opportunities for learners. It will also enhance the self-image of each individual learner as they become more self sufficient. An improved self-image leads to a more positive outlook and performance within the Beauty and Cosmetology job market and society at large. Furthermore, the Qualification will provide a means to set standards in the Beauty and Cosmetology industry and provide a mechanism for regulating the services provided from a quality and professional point of view.

The Qualification was also developed to assist in creating learning, which will be safe and applicable to the leaner and the Beauty and Cosmetology industry at large. It will open up diverse learning pathways, for each learner.

The National Certificate in Beauty Technology: NQF Level 3 is also intended as a vehicle to fast track learners to acquire knowledge of the Beauty and Cosmetology industry that are required to build a pool of learners with the expertise to become self employed and to meet employment equity targets.

The Qualification is the first building block that can be developed further and will lead to a more defined Beauty Therapy learning path at NQF levels 4. It also focuses on the skills, knowledge, values and attitudes required to ensure further progression. The intention is:
  • To promote the development of knowledge, skills and values that are required in the Beauty and Cosmetology Industry.
  • To release the potential of people.
  • To provide opportunities for people to move up the value chain

    It will provide the broad knowledge, skills and values needed in the Beauty and Cosmetology Industry and 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 Beauty Industry for many years, but have no formal Qualification in Beauty and Cosmetology.
  • Wish to extend their range of skills and knowledge of the industry so that they can become competent workers in the Beauty and Cosmetology Industry.

    The Unit Standards that cover the above areas of learning were clustered and sequenced to ensure that learners are able to absorb tasks starting with simple activities and becoming more complex as they gain experience and confidence.

    The industry's need for clear directives, and market related skills in career advancement will be met in this Qualification. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following is the learning assumed to be in place:
  • Learners accessing this Qualification will have demonstrated competence in mathematics/numeracy and communication/language 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 Qualification. Recognition of Prior Learning will be done by means of 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 qualification

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

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    The qualification is made up of a combination of learning outcomes from Fundamental, Core and Elective components, totaling 133 minimum.

    Fundamental 46 credits 34%
    Core 82 credits 62%
    Elective Minimum 5 4%

    Total 133 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 36 credits however the SGB felt that the additional fundamental unit standards chosen will add value to the qualification as a whole.


    Core

    82 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 5 credits must be selected by the learner from the Elective Unit Standard. There are a total of 6 credits for the Elective area. They also allow for progression to the next level of learning. 

    EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Communicate verbally and in writing using a variety of formats with a range of stakeholders and role-players in the Beauty Technology industry
    2. Explain and use the basics of mathematics in both personal and business situations
    3. Demonstrate an understanding of HIV/AIDS and self management skills
    4. Apply and carry out customer reception and consulting services in order to provide quality customer service
    5. Demonstrate an understanding of the Personal Care Sector and explain the organisation and services provided
    6. Operate in and monitor the safety and cleanliness of hygiene with the salon environment
    7. Conduct and perform pedicures and manicures on customers according to requirements and salon standards
    8. Conduct and perform body hair removal treatments on customers according to requirements and salon standards
    9. Conduct and perform eye lash and eyebrow services on customers according to requirements and salon standards
    10. Demonstrate the application of day, evening, bridal and photographic make-up according to requirements and manufacturers instructions 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    1.
  • Audience needs and expectations are accommodated in both oral and verbal communication
  • Language and texts are used to interpret and write communications in all contexts

    2.
  • Uses for math's is described in both personal and business situations
  • Mathematics is used and are explained and used in both personal and business contexts

    3.
  • HIV/Aids and its implications on people and the workplace are explained
  • Self-management skills are explained and applied to work and personal life situations

    4.
  • Incoming and outgoing telephone calls are handled according to salon requirements
  • Customers are receive and consulted with to determine their requirements and to provide the correct hairdressing service
  • Salon reception and administrative procedures are provided
  • Products and services of the business are displayed, promoted and sold to customers

    5.
  • The personal care sector and its role are described
  • The layout, services and facilities of the organisation are described
  • Deportment and image are explained, applied and monitored
  • Personal values and ethics are explained and applied to work situation

    6.
  • Occupational health and safety practices are monitored and corrective action taken to rectify discrepancies
  • Sanitisation and sterilisation practices are implemented and applied in the workplace
  • Waste from the salon is disposed of as required
  • First Aid is provided for if and when necessary

    7.
  • Pedicures are conducted on customers as per requirements
  • Manicures are conducted on customers as per requirements
  • An oil manicure is conducted on customers as per requirements
  • A paraffin foot and hand treatment is performed in accordance with customer requirements

    8.
  • Temporary hair removal by means of waxing is prepared for and performed in accordance with customer requirements
  • Temporary hair removal by means of sugaring is prepared for and performed in accordance with customer requirements
  • Temporary hair removal by means of threading is prepared for and performed in accordance with customer requirements
  • The bleaching of body hair is prepared for and conducted in accordance with customer requirements

    9.
  • Eyebrow and eye lash tinting services are performed according to requirements and salon standards
  • Eyebrow grooming services are prepared for and conducted according to requirements and salon standards
  • Semi-permanent eye lashes are prepared for and applied according to requirements and salon standards
  • Eye lash permanent waving is prepared for and performed according to requirements and salon standards

    10.
  • The customer is prepared for the specific type of make-up to be applied
  • Day make up is applied following the manufactures instructions and to meet the customers requirements
  • Evening make up is applied following the manufactures instructions and to meet the customers requirements
  • Bridal make up is applied following the manufactures instructions and to meet the customers requirements
  • Photographic make up is applied following the manufactures instructions and to meet the customers requirements

    Integrated Assessment

    Learning, teaching and assessment are inextricably linked. 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 authentic Personal care contexts wherever possible.

    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 reflective 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 Unit Standards/Outcomes of learning against:
  • NVQ Qualifications from Britain: The NVQ's in Beauty Service - Levels 2 and 3.
  • New Zealand Qualifications Authority: National Certificate in Beauty Services (Cosmetology) - Level 2
  • New Zealand Qualifications Authority: National Certificate in Beauty Therapy - Level 4, with strands in Beautician and Nail Technology, Body Therapy and Electrology.

    A direct comparison of the title, specific outcomes, assessment criteria and embedded knowledge was undertaken with each and the best practice points were highlighted and incorporated into each Unit Standard. However, where points were incorporated these were written in a South African context and at a level appropriate to South Africa.

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

    In general this Qualification and its component Unit Standards compare closely with their international counterparts. The only major differences are in formatting, titles and scope of coverage or focus. 

  • 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 Support Services, Client & Marketing Services, Communication & Deportment, and Aesthetics, for example the proposed National Certificate: Make-up Consultancy at NQF Level 3 or the National Certificate: Hospitality Reception at NQF Level 3.

    Vertical progression can be achieved by embarking on the study of related NQF Level 4 Qualifications. Two examples of such Qualifications are the National Certificate: Customer Management (ID 20907) and the National Certificate: Marketing (ID 20191) 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
    This Qualification will be internally assessed by the provider and externally moderated by a moderator registered by a relevant ETQA. The mechanisms and requirements for moderation will be contained in the regulations of the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Qualification must register 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 encompass achievement of the competence described in the Qualification. 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    The Qualification will be internally assessed by the provider and moderated by a moderator registered by a relevant ETQA or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant.

    For an applicant to register as an assessor, the applicant needs:
  • To have successfully achieved a related NQF Level 4 Qualification or equivalent in the focus area of Beauty and Cosmetology
  • To have gained practical, relevant occupational experience in this industry
  • 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 80646, which is "Further Education and Training Certificate: Beauty and Nail Technology", Level 4, 156 credits. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  8288  Applying safety, security and housekeeping  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12 
    Core  114784  Demonstrate an understanding of the personal care sector and its role  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  7793  Describe layout, services and facilities of the organisation  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  7612  Handle and dispose of waste  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  114783  Implement and apply sanitation to work environment, equipment and tools for public and personal protection  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  14348  Process incoming and outgoing telephone calls  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  114790  Provide reception and administrative services  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
    Core  8416  Understand and apply personal values and ethics  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  114782  Demonstrate, monitor and manage deportment and the importance of image in the workplace  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  114820  Display, promote and sell products  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  114786  Perform a manicure  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  114787  Perform a pedicure  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  114792  Perform eyebrow and eye lash tinting  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  114811  Prepare for and apply, day, evening, bridal and photographic make-up  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Core  114830  Prepare for and conduct eyebrow grooming  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  114828  Prepare for and perform a facial consultancy service  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  114842  Prepare for and perform temporary hair removal by means of sugaring  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  114789  Prepare for and perform temporary hair removal by means of waxing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Core  7230  Receive and consult with clients  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8494  Demonstrate an understanding of HIV/AIDS and its implications  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    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  14063  Apply Self Management through the Concepts of Positive Self-esteem and Resiliency  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  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 
    Fundamental  7854  Provide First Aid  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  114791  Perform a paraffin foot and hand treatment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  114788  Perform an oil manicure  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  114809  Prepare for and apply semi-permanent eyelashes  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  114806  Prepare for and conduct eyelash permanent waving  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  114794  Prepare for and perform temporary hair removal by means of threading  Level 3  NQF Level 03 


    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.
     
    LP ID Learning Programme Title Provider Pre-2009
    NQF Level
    NQF Level Min Credits Learning Prog End Date Quality
    Assuring
    Body
    NQF Sub-Framework
    65109  Certificate: Beauty Therapy  City Guilds International  Level 3  NQF Level 03  133     SERVICES  OQSF 
    48745  National Certificate: Beauty Technology  Generic Provider - Field 11  Level 3  NQF Level 03  133     SERVICES  OQSF 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THESE LEARNING PROGRAMMES: 
    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.
     
    LP ID Learning Programme Title Accredited Provider
    48745  National Certificate: Beauty Technology  1. FACE TO FACE BEAUTY & MAKE-UP DESIGN SCHOOL
    2. RAND INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT AND TRAINING CONSULTANTS
    3. TRIANGLE ACADEMY OF HEALTH AND SKINCARE  



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