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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Further Education and Training Certificate: Beauty and Nail Technology 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
80646  Further Education and Training Certificate: Beauty and Nail Technology 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
Task Team - Beauty and Skin Care   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
SERVICES - Services Sector Education and Training Authority  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
Further Ed and Training Cert  Field 11 - Services  Personal Care 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  156  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 0695/12  2012-07-01  2015-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

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 replaces: 
Qual ID Qualification Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Min Credits Replacement Status
48797  Further Education and Training Certificate: Beauty Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  121  Complete 
48744  Further Education and Training Certificate: Beauty (Nail Technology)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  166  Complete 
65111  National Certificate: Beauty Technology  Level 3  NQF Level 03  133  Complete 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
Purpose:

The purpose of the Further Education and Training Certificate: Beauty and Nail Technology is to develop the self-directed skills and knowledge of those employed in the beauty industry as nail technologists, beautician or make-up artists. It is designed for people who wish to extend their range of skills and knowledge of the industry and those wishing to follow a career in beauty industry. The qualification is aimed at developing the necessary task skills, task management skills and job/role management skills of those working or intending to work in the beauty industry. The learners will be able to integrate the generic salon requisite skills, knowledge, values and attitudes with those specific to the beauty industry, ensuring the business in which they operate runs smoothly and offers excellent customer service according to industry standards.

This qualification is awarded to people who have demonstrated the relevant skills and knowledge required to perform a range of beauty services at a basic level within the salon environment. It will lead to entrepreneurial opportunities for learners already operating or joining this profession and enhance the self-image of each individual learner as he/she becomes more professional. Holders of this qualification are able to conduct the prescribed beauty service in a professional manner, and maintain service excellence in all their operations.

The Further Education and Training Certificate: Beauty and Nail Technology is flexible enough to be offered in formal education for those not in employment and as well as in an occupationally directed workplace for learners already employed in the beauty industry.

On achieving this qualification, the learner will be able to:
  • Set up a salon business.
  • Coordinate and perform a salon service.
  • Perform beauty services.
    Or
  • Perform nail services.

    This qualification replaces the Further Education and Training Certificate: Beauty Technology, ID: 48797; and Further Education and Training Certificate: Beauty (Nail Technology), ID 48744.

    Rationale:

    This Further Education and Training Certificate: Beauty and Nail Technology will assist in job creation within the Beauty and Cosmetology Industry as a whole and can lead to entrepreneurial opportunities for learners. It will also assist in enhancing of the self-image of each individual learner. An improved self-image leads to a more positive outlook and performance within the job market and society. In addition, this Qualification provides a framework for learners to develop competencies that will enable them to become competent in the Beauty and Nail Technology industry. It introduces some theoretical concepts, requires the application of a base of knowledge and requires a well-developed range of skills that will enable learners to be informed workers in the beauty industry.

    The primary purpose of the qualification is to develop the foundational, practical and reflexive competencies required for a career in the beauty profession.

    Central to the Qualification is the development of a culture of professionalism and service excellence in the Beauty and Cosmetology industry.

    Learners working towards this Further Education and Training Certificate: Beauty and Nail Technology will find that the acquisition of competence in the unit standards, which make up the Qualification, will add value to their job performance. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following is the learning assumed to be in place:
  • Communication Skills at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.

    Recognition of Prior Learning:

    The structure of this Unit Standard based Qualification makes provision for the Recognition of Prior Learning possible in that it can be achieve in whole or in part, if the learner is able to demonstrate competence in the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes implicit in the Beauty and Nail Technology qualification. Recognition of Prior Learning will be done by means of Integrated Assessment of the specific outcomes of the associated unit standards and of the Exit Level Outcomes of the 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.

    Access to the Qualification:

    Open. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    The qualification is made up of a combination of learning outcomes from Fundamental, Core and Elective components. To achieve the Certificate, the learner is expected to achieve a minimum of 156 credits made up as follows.

    Fundamental:

    The Fundamental Component consists of Unit Standards in:
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4 to the value of 16 credits.
  • Communication at NQF Level 4 in a First South African Language to the value of 20 credits.
  • Communication in a Second South African Language at NQF Level 3 to the value of 20 credits.

    It is compulsory therefore for learners to do Communication in two different South African languages, one at NQF Level 4 and the other at NQF Level 3.

    All Unit Standards in the Fundamental Component totalling 56 credits are compulsory.

    Core:
  • All the unit standards in the Core Component to the value of 50 credits are compulsory.

    Elective:
  • Learners are to choose a specialisation and complete all the unit standards listed for the specialisation and then complete additional unit standards from the generic elective cluster to obtain a minimum of 50 credits for the Elective Component.

    Specialisation: Beauty Care:

    Compulsory unit standards:

    ID 377542: Perform temporary hair removal by means of waxing and bleaching, NQF Level 3, 6 Credits.
    ID 377487: Perform a relaxing back and neck massage, NQF Level 4, 6 Credits.
    ID 377488: Perform a facial and back cleanse service, NQF Level 4, 8 Credits.
    ID 377486: Perform make-up services for all occasions, NQF Level 4, 6 Credits.
    ID 377482: Perform eye lash tint and eyebrow tinting and shaping, NQF Level 3, 2 Credits.
    ID 377480: Perform a specialised manicure and pedicure using various techniques, NQF Level 4, 2 Credits.
    ID 377505: Perform manicure and pedicure services, NQF Level 3, 8 Credits.
    ID 377483: Identify disorders of the skin and hair, NQF Level 3, 8 Credits.

    Specialisation: Nail Services:

    Compulsory unit standards:

    ID 377505: Perform manicure and pedicure, NQF Level 3, 8 Credits.
    ID 377501: Apply gel nail technology, NQF Level 4, 5 Credits.
    ID 377520: Apply liquid and powder nail enhancements, NQF Level 4, 5 Credits.
    ID 377503: Apply fibre/silk nail technology, NQF Level 4, 5 Credits.
    ID 377480: Perform a specialised manicure and pedicure using various techniques, NQF Level 4, 2 Credits.
    ID 377541: Prepare and perform nail art service, NQF Level 3, 2 Credits.

    Generic elective unit standards:

    ID 377542: Perform temporary hair removal by means of waxing and bleaching, NQF Level 3, 6 Credits.
    ID 377482: Perform eye lash tint and eyebrow tinting and shaping, NQF Level 3, 2 Credits.
    ID 110025: Process data using information technology, NQF Level 4, 5 Credits.
    ID 252510: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of HIV and AIDS, other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Tuberculosis (TB) for counselling purposes, NQF Level 4, 3 Credits.
    ID 377481: Prepare and finish-off a salon service, NQF Level 4, 4 Credits.
    ID 263474: Manage finances of a new venture, NQF Level 4, 6 Credits.
    ID 263456: Plan strategically to improve new venture performance, NQF Level 4, 4 Credits.
    ID 114600: Apply innovative thinking to the development of a new business, NQF Level 4, 4 Credits.
    ID 377485: Perform nail air brushing services, NQF Level 4, 2 Credits.
    ID 377484: Perform nail services using an electric nail drill, NQF Level 4, 2 Credits.
    ID 377504: Apply make-up to reflect historical periods, NQF Level 3, 6 Credits.
    ID 377486: Perform make-up services for all occasions, NQF Level 4, 5 Credits.
    ID 14063: Apply Self Management through the Concepts of Positive Self-esteem and Resiliency, NQF Level 3, 2 Credits.
    ID 114828: Prepare for and perform a facial consultancy service, NQF Level 3, 5 Credits. 

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

    1. Set up a salon.

    2. Coordinate and perform a salon service.

    3. Perform beauty services.

    Or

    4. Perform nail services.

    Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:

    The qualifying learner will be competent in:
  • Identifying and solving problems associated with clients' complaints and dissatisfaction in relation to the beauty service operations by applying responsible decision-making and creative thinking to resolve the identified problem.
  • Working effectively with others in the work area by sharing information critical to the success of the business operations, taking into consideration the applicable organisational policies, procedures and manufacturer's requirements in the use of products, equipment, materials and tools where required.
  • Organising and managing him/herself and his/her activities responsibly and effectively by recognising the need to comply with health and safety practices in applying and handling products when providing a service to clients to ensure that industry standards and practices are maintained all the time.
  • Communicating effectively using appropriate skills, language to consult and evaluate client's needs and provide advice to clients including disseminating relevant information to the team in and outside the salon environment.
  • Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment, property and health of others by adhering to occupational health and safety legislation and regulations as well as using electrical, adhesive products and liquid products/materials in a responsible manner. 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
  • Legislative and regulatory requirements for the establishment of a salon business are identified and interpreted for compliance purposes.
  • Research is conducted to determine the viability of a new salon in a chosen area.
    > Range: Includes determining suitability of site, availability of transport, existing competition, availability of start up capital, etc.
  • An operational plan to set up a new salon business is produced taking into consideration the results of the research.
  • A financial and marketing plan for a new salon business is developed which includes determining all capital expenses and best and worst case income scenarios.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
  • The administration and staff of a salon are coordinated according to organisational requirements.
  • Sanitation and hygiene of a salon are monitored and maintained according to health and safety regulations.
  • Promotional activities in a salon are coordinated according to organisational requirements.
  • Customer care in a salon is implemented to uphold business ethics.
    > Range: Customer care includes but is not limited to receiving of clients, compliments, client satisfaction, client preparation and handling of client's complaints.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
  • Temporary hair removal services are provided in accordance with client's needs and salon standards.
  • Eye lash and eyebrow services are provided in accordance with client's needs and salon standards.
  • Make-up services are provided in accordance with client's needs, salon standards and manufacturer's instructions.
    > Range: Make-up includes but is not limited to day, evening, bridal, photographic and historical make-up.
  • Facial and back services are provided in accordance with client's needs and salon standards.
    > Range: Facial and back services include but are not limited to masks and massages.

    Or

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
  • Pedicure and manicure services are provided in accordance with client's needs and salon standards.
    > Range: Manicure and pedicure include but are not limited to nail art, paraffin and oil treatments.
  • Nail care services are provided in accordance with client's needs, salon standards and manufacturer's instructions.
    > Range: Nail care includes but is not limited to washing, cleaning and painting.
  • Specialised manicure and pedicure services are provided in accordance with client's needs, salon standards and manufacturer's instructions.
    > Range: Specialised manicure and pedicure include but are not limited to fibre/silk, gel, liquid and powder. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    The aim of the comparability study was to examine qualifications and unit standards related to this field to ensure that the South African qualification is comparable with qualification models and standard internationally. International qualifications and/or certificate courses including short courses that are aligned to the national qualifications framework in the beauty industry were examined and compared in terms of the scope, content, duration, and qualification levels. The comparison also focused on certificate courses including short courses offered by accredited institutions and organisations which include amongst others universities, private learning institutions in both developing and developed nations.

    Countries looked at include amongst others, New Zealand, Australia, United States of America, United Kingdom, Ireland, Scotland, India and China. The findings show that countries such as the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia are leading countries in offering full qualifications in the field of beauty and nail technology. In some instances it was discovered that many countries offer short courses, i.e. covering at least one unit standard or two.

    Training Courses and Qualifications in other countries that face similar social, economic and technological challenges like South Africa within the SADC region were looked at e.g. Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Nigeria and Kenya. Unfortunately none of these was found to have qualifications and/or standards in place. Instead most people from these countries come to study cosmetology and/or beauty services courses in South Africa.

    Comparison were done with the following qualifications/programmes;

    United Kingdom:

    Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (CIBTAC) a not-for-profit organisation and a leading International awarding body responsible for the education of beauty and holistic therapists. It is the education arm of BABTAC the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology, responsible for the education and training of Beauty; Spa; Complementary and Wellbeing therapists worldwide. CIBTAC has expanded to offer courses worldwide giving accreditations that are recognised in a variety of countries with more than 200 schools in 26 countries which include amongst others South Africa (with schools, Mpumalanga, established in Johannesburg, Rustenburg, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Kwa-Zulu Natal); Northern Ireland; Malta; Spain; Ireland; Qatar; Mauritius; Dublin; St Lucia; India; Sri Lanka; Australia; New Zealand; Hong Kong; China; Japan; South Korea; Malaysia; Singapore; Indonesia; Thailand; Bali and Phillippines.

    CIBTAC Qualifications include the following courses;

    E37 - Photographic and Fashion Make Up.
    E08B - Aesthetic Treatments.
    E34 - Advanced Research Diploma.
    E22 - Reflexology.
    E21 - Aromatherapy.
    E20 - Stress Management.
    E19 - Sports Therapy.
    E18 - Sports Massage.
    E08C - Aesthetic Treatments.
    E08D - Aesthetic Treatments.
    E01B - Skin Treatments.
    E09 - Advanced Aesthetic Treatments.
    E10 - Body Therapy.
    E06 - Facial Electrical Treatments.
    E08A - Aesthetic Treatments.
    E17 - Body Massage.
    E16 - Anatomy and Physiology.
    E11 - Advanced Body Treatments.
    E01A - Skin Treatments.
    E04 - Waxing.
    E02 - Nail Treatments.

    New Zealand Qualifications Authority:

    National Certificate in Beauty Services (Beautician) (Level 4) (Ref: 1046, 93 credits):

    The National Certificate: Beauty Services (Beautician) (Level 4) is awarded to people who have demonstrated the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of beauty services at a professional level within the commercial environment. It provides learners with knowledge and skills to consult with a client, establish the needs of the client on the basis of consultation, sell beauty goods and services to meet client needs, conduct the prescribed service in a professional manner, and maintain communication with the client. The unit standards offered in this qualification compare favourably with the South African qualification although the duration is less than the latter.

    The following unit standards are covered:
  • Depilatory wax service.
  • Manicure and/or pedicure service.
  • Cosmetic services.
  • Manual and electrical facial therapy services.
  • Skin analysis.
  • Anatomy of the face, head, neck, and décolleté for beauty services.
  • Nutrition principles for beauty services.
  • Sell goods and services as an independent operator in beauty services.
  • Electrical facial beauty services.
  • Small business practice for the beauty services industry.

    National Certificate: Beauty Services (Beautician) (Level 4):

    The National Certificate in Beauty Services (Beautician) (Level 4) is awarded to people who have demonstrated the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of beauty services at a professional level within the commercial environment. The qualification is comprised of the following unit standards that compare favourably with the South African qualification.

    The qualification covers the following unit standards:
  • Depilatory wax service.
  • Chemistry in the application of beauty services.
  • Electrical currents and physics principles used for beauty services.
  • Nutrition principles for beauty services.
  • Manicure and/or pedicure service.
  • Cosmetic services.
  • Manual facial therapy services.
  • Sell goods and services as an independent operator in beauty services.
  • Anatomy of the face, head, neck, and décolleté for beauty services.
  • Skin analysis.
  • Electrical facial beauty services.
  • Small business practice for the beauty services industry.

    Electives:
  • Role and responses of human cells and tissues.
  • Human cells and tissues for beauty services.
  • Role and responses of the human integument system.
  • Human integumentary system for beauty services.

    National Certificate in Beauty Services (Nail Technology) (Level 4) [Ref: 1047], 56 credits is awarded to people who have demonstrated the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of beauty services at a professional level within the commercial environment. Holders of this qualification are able to consult with a client, establish the needs of the client on the basis of consultation, sell beauty goods and services to meet client needs, conduct the prescribed service in a professional manner, and maintain communication with the client. In particular, holders of this qualification are able to perform, as an independent beauty services operator:

    The following unit standards are covered:
  • Manage first aid in emergency situations.
  • Provide first aid.
  • Provide resuscitation Level 2.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of workplace health and safety requirements.
  • Human cells and tissues for beauty services, Level 5.
  • Human integumentary system for beauty services, Level 5.
  • Manicure and/or pedicure service.
  • Nail augmentation services.
  • Reception services for the beauty industry.
  • Sell goods and services as an independent operator in beauty services.

    Certificate in Beauty Services (Cosmetology and Nail Technology), Level 3) (Ref ST507, 90 credits):

    The qualification is intended to provide skills and knowledge that are directly relevant to working or further training in the beauty services sector. Demonstrate knowledge and skills to standards recognised by the industry sector as appropriate, particularly in the performance of manicure.

    The qualification covers the following:
  • Health Occupational Health and Safety Practice.
  • Beauty Therapy Service Sector Core Skills.
  • Selling Skills.
  • Stock Control.
  • Visual Merchandising.
  • Retail Sales.
  • Self-Management.
  • Work and Study Skills.
  • Interpersonal Communications.
  • Generic Computing Numeracy.

    Certificate in Beautician and Cosmetology, Level 4 (Ref BP3375, 129 credits):

    Graduate will have skills in the areas of facial therapy, depilatory hair removal, manicure/pedicure and cosmetic application. The programme also develops related skills in communication, merchandising and beauty services business management.

    The qualification covers the following:
  • Communication and merchandising.
  • Health and safety.
  • Beauty services business practices.
  • Beauty services theory.
  • Beauty services practical.
  • Salon practice.
  • Research and work placement.

    Australian Qualifications Authority:

    Certificate III in Nail Technology (Ref: WRB30204):

    This qualification replaces the WRB30299 Certificate III in Nail Technology (Small Business). Certificate III in Nail Technology has been designed to develop the skills and knowledge of those wishing to establish their own nail technology business as an owner-operator.

    The qualification covers the following competencies:

    Core component:
  • Apply acrylic nail enhancement.
  • Apply gel nail enhancement.
  • Apply knowledge of nail science to nail services.
  • Apply nail art.
  • Apply safe working practices.
  • Apply techniques to update beauty industry knowledge.
  • Communicate in the workplace.
  • Conduct financial transactions.
  • Merchandise products.
  • Perform routine housekeeping duties.
  • Provide manicure and pedicure services.
  • Provide service to clients.
  • Sell products and services.
  • Use electrical equipment for nails.
  • Work effectively in a retail environment.

    Electives:
  • Apply airbrushed nail art.
  • Develop innovative ideas at work.
  • Establish business and legal requirements.
  • Monitor and manage business operations.
  • Provide a safe working environment.
  • Undertake business planning.

    WRB30104 Certificate III in Beauty:

    Certificate IIII in Beauty Services is suitable for people working in a salon to provide core beauty services including manicures and pedicures, nail enhancements, waxing, make up and ear piercing, merchandise, sell products and perform housekeeping duties. It is recommended to people who desire a competent entry level course in the beauty industry and want to eventually open their own salon. The qualification compares favourably with the South African qualification in terms of content and scope.

    Core:
  • Provide manicure and pedicure services.
  • Conduct financial transactions.
  • Apply techniques to update beauty industry knowledge.
  • Provide service to clients.
  • Apply knowledge of nail science to nail services.
  • Apply knowledge of skin biology to beauty treatments.
  • Advise on beauty services; Provide lash and brow treatments.
  • Provide temporary epilation and bleaching treatments.
  • Communicate in the workplace.
  • Work effectively in a retail environment.
  • Apply safe working practices.
  • Merchandise products.
  • Perform routine housekeeping duties.
  • Sell products and services.

    Electives:
  • Apply gel nail enhancement.
  • Apply acrylic nail enhancement.
  • Apply nail art.

    Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy (Ref: WRB40105):

    Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy has been designed to develop the first line management skills of those working in the Beauty industry. It applies to those who are co-ordinating or managing the services within a small beauty salon, or a section or department within a larger store. It incorporates self-directed application of knowledge and skills. The beauty specialist at this level would provide services, including lash and brow treatments, facial treatments and make-up application. The qualification compares favourably with the South African qualification.

    Core units of competency:
  • Provide manicure and pedicure services.
  • Conduct financial transactions.
  • Provide service to clients.
  • Apply knowledge of nail science to nail services.
  • Apply knowledge of skin biology to beauty treatments.
  • Advise on beauty services.
  • Develop a treatment plan for beauty therapy treatments.
  • Apply knowledge of anatomy and physiology to beauty therapy treatments.
  • Apply knowledge of skin science to beauty therapy treatments.
  • Apply knowledge of electricity to beauty therapy treatments.
  • Apply knowledge of nutrition to beauty therapy treatments.
  • Apply knowledge of cosmetic chemistry to beauty therapy treatments.
  • Design and apply make-up.
  • Provide lash and brow treatments.
  • Provide facial treatments.
  • Provide advanced facial treatments.
  • Provide temporary epilation and bleaching treatments.
  • Communicate in the workplace.
  • Work effectively in a retail environment.
  • Apply safe working practices.
  • Sell products and services.

    Electives (compulsory):
  • Apply gel nail enhancement.
  • Apply acrylic nail enhancement.
  • Apply nail art.
  • Use electrical equipment for nails.

    Cairns Beauty Academy:

    Certificate II in Nail Technology:

    The Certificate II in Nail Technology Program is for duration of 6 or 12 weeks depending on electives. The qualification has a total of 13 units which must be completed in order to achieve the qualification. This qualification compares favourably with the South African qualification in terms of the unit standards covered.

    The Core component is comprised of the following units:
  • WRBBS201B Provide manicure and pedicure services.
  • WRBCS201B Conduct financial transactions.
  • WRBCS202A Apply techniques to update beauty industry knowledge.
  • WRBCS203B Provide service to clients.
  • WRBCS204A Apply knowledge of nail science to nail services.
  • WRRCS1B Communicate in the workplace.
  • WRRER1B Work effectively in a retail environment.
  • WRRLP1B Apply safe work practices.
  • WRRM1B Merchandise products.
  • WRRM2B Perform routine housekeeping duties.
  • WRRS1B Sell products and services.

    The elective component is comprised of the following units:
  • WRBBS202A Apply gel nail enhancement.
  • VWRBBS203 A Apply acrylic nail enhancement.
  • WRBBS204B Apply nail art.

    Short Modules:

    Lash and Brow:

    WRBFS305B Provide lash and brow treatments (10 hours).

    Topics covered in the course include:
  • Client consultation.
  • Contra-indications.
  • Lash and brow tinting.
  • Brow shaping and waxing.
  • Lash Perming.

    Facial Treatments:

    Topics covered in the course include:
  • Client preparation.
  • Cleansing and Peeling.
  • Facial massage techniques.
  • Skin types, analysis and classification.
  • Skin disorders and contra-indications.
  • Structure and function of the skin.
  • After-care.

    Make-up Application:

    WRBFS202B Design and apply makeup (6 weeks).

    The course covers the following:
  • Cleansing.
  • Moisturising.
  • Makeup application techniques.
  • Day makeup.
  • Evening makeup.
  • Wedding makeup.
  • Bridal makeup.

    Waxing and Bleaching:

    WRBSS302B Provide temporary epilation and bleaching treatments (6 weeks):

    The course covers:
  • Contra-indications.
  • Sanitation.
  • Application and removal of waxes and products.
  • Bleaching procedures.
  • Eyebrow, lip and chin wax.
  • Under arm wax.
  • Arm wax.
  • ½ leg, ¾ leg and full leg wax.
  • Bikini line, G-String and Brazilian wax.
  • Back and Chest wax (Male client).
  • After-care.
  • Pedicure and Manicure.

    WRBBS201B Provide manicure and pedicure services (8 weeks):

    The course covers:
  • Nail disorders.
  • Sanitation.
  • Treatment procedure (filing and shaping nails).
  • Hand and foot massage.
  • Nail painting techniques.
  • Basic histology.

    Nail Enhancements:

    WRBBS202A Apply gel nail enhancement (6 weeks):

    The course covers:
  • Nail tips.
  • Sculptured nails.
  • Backfills.
  • Repairs.
  • Replacements.

    WRBBS203A Apply acrylic nail enhancement (6 weeks):
  • Nail tips.
  • Sculptured nails.
  • Party tips.
  • Backfills.
  • Repairs.
  • Replacements.

    The London School of Beauty and Make-Up:

    NVQ Beauty Therapy Level 2:

    This is an intensive training course for those wishing to get a speedy start into the beauty industry. The skills included are highly commercial and taught to a professional diploma level. The disciplines covered are:
  • Facials:
  • This course provides comprehensive study in skin care. Practical skills include: skin analysis, cleansing, balancing, toning, moisturising, steaming, extraction, a full facial massage routine, selecting, mixing and applying tailor-made face masques. The theory involves the anatomy and physiology of the upper torso, including the muscles, bones, blood and nerve supply and an in-depth study of the skin.
  • Waxing and tanning:
    > This module focuses on how to remove hair using three different methods: hot bees wax, cream wax and warm organic wax, as well as with chemical depilatory products. You will also learn how to lighten hair using a safe bleaching process. All areas of the face and body will be worked on. The theory includes the hair growth cycle. During this module you will also learn cosmetic tanning.
  • Cosmetic make-up:
    > This module focuses on professional make-up application up to bridal and 'special occasion' level. Training in eyelash and eyebrow tinting, eyebrow shaping, the application of individual and strip false eyelashes to complete the make-up skills.
  • Manicure and pedicure:
    > The course offers knowledge and skills on maintenance and care techniques for the nails and skin of the hands and feet. It also focuses on how to apply single and multi-layer varnishing as well as American and French manicure and pedicure techniques. The practical training also includes paraffin wax treatments. The theory includes an in-depth study of the structure of the nail as well as the anatomy and physiology of the rest of the lower leg and forearms. The course also provides knowledge and skills in contra-indications to all treatments, client counselling/consultation techniques, product sales, salon reception skills and management duties. There is no 'final exam' for this course. Instead, learners will be assessed for both practical skills and theory knowledge throughout each module.

    Cosmetology Training Academy:

    Cosmetology Training Academy offers short courses to people to excel personally, but also professionally in the growing Beauty Industry. The courses offered are as follows:
  • Nail Technology.
  • Waxing and Tinting (Strip Wax/Hot Wax).
  • Conventional and Cartridge Application.
  • Sanitation/Safety/Hygiene.
  • Hair growth and structure.
  • Contra-indications.
  • Tweezing.
  • Lash Brow Tinting (Equipment and Application).
  • Spa Manicure/Pedicure.
  • Gel/Odourless.
  • Technical Workshop.
  • Master Techniques.
  • Creative Nail Art.
  • Drilling Techniques.
  • Tinting.
  • Spray-on-tan Workshop.

    United States of America (USA):

    CAPRI Institute Cosmetology Training Centers: New Jersey:

    CAPRI Institute, Cosmetology Training Centers the first accredited Cosmetology School in the State of New Jersey: And have educated thousands of students throughout New Jersey in the alluring art of beauty and is known to be the most preferred choice in beauty education. It is the only school in the country awarded "The American Cup." CAPRI is accredited with the following institutions including government institutions:
  • National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences.
  • N.J. State Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling.
  • American Association of Cosmetology Schools.
  • U.S. Department of Education.
  • N.J. State Department of Education Vocational Division.
  • N.J. Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services.
  • Aestheticians International Association.
  • Skin Inc.
  • N.J. Personnel and Guidance Association.
  • N.J. Private Industry Council.
  • N.J. Department of Military and Veterans Affairs State Approving Agency.

    CAPRI Institute's curriculum includes trendsetting Hairstyling, Cutting, Coloring, Facial Esthetic Services, Make-up Artistry, Nail Artistry and Nail Extensions. CAPRI utilizes internationally recognized products, hosts prominent guest seminars and is known as a reliable reference source for those in the media industry. Students learn from accomplished licensed instructors committed to teaching the career skills students will need to perform, transition and excel in their work and talent.
    Nail Technology:

    CAPRI Institute incorporates the fantastic nail lacquers and the courses are designed as follows:
  • Manicures.
  • French Manicures.
  • Pedicures.
  • Nail Art and Decorating.
  • Linen and Silk Wraps.
  • Sculptured Nail Extensions.
  • Acrylic Coatings.
  • Nail Tips.
  • Gel Overlays.
  • Air Brushing.
  • Hand and Foot Massage.
  • Temporary Hair Removal.

    Skin Care:
  • Facial Skin Care.
  • Body Treatments.
  • Spa Therapy.
  • Holistic Aromatherapy.
  • Herbology.
  • Massage Techniques.
  • Make-Up Artistry.
  • Temporary Hair Removal.
  • Esthetic Salon Equipment.

    The Salon Professional Academy.
    The Salon Professional Academy is a Redken-affiliated salon training center whose programmes are designed to develop professional skills about the salon business. The following comprehensive programmes are offered:
  • Cosmetology.
  • Esthetics.
  • Nail Technology.

    Conclusion:

    Because of the difference in levels across the different countries, difficulty was found in making direct comparisons, level to level. In general, however, this qualification and its component Unit Standards compare well with international counterparts in the identified countries. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This qualification articulates horizontally with the following qualifications:
  • Further Education and Training Certificate: Beauty Therapy.
  • Further Education and Training Certificate: Beauty Consultancy.
  • Further Education and Training Certificate: Reception Operations and Services.

    This qualification also articulates vertically with the following qualifications:
  • National Diploma: Beauty Therapy Level 5
  • National Diploma: Reception Operations and Services, Level 5. 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Qualification must register as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality Assurance (ETQA) Body.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this Further Education and Training Certificate: Beauty Technology 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 level 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.
  • 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 
  • 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, Training, Quality Assurance (ETQA) Body.
  • Possess a relevant qualification at NQF Level 5 or above. 

  • NOTES 
    As per the SAQA decision, after consultation with the Quality Councils, to re-register all qualifications and part qualifications on the National Qualifications Framework that meet the criteria for re-registration, this qualification has been re-registered from 1 July 2012.
    This qualification replaces the following qualifications:
  • ID: 48797, "Further Education and Training Certificate: Beauty Technology", Level 4, 121 credits.
  • ID: 48744, "Further Education and Training Certificate: Beauty (Nail Technology)", Level 4,166 credits.
  • ID: 65111, "National Certificate: Beauty Technology", Level 3, 133 credits. 

  • UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  377500  Demonstrate and explain the importance of deportment in the workplace  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  262627  Explain employment in a specific occupation  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  262626  Market retail products and services in the salon environment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  262625  Provide reception and administrative services  Level 3  NQF Level 03  12 
    Core  377502  Apply occupational health and safety standards in a salon environment  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  252210  Handle a range of customer complaints  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  114592  Produce business plans for a new venture  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  262519  Supervise the functions of a hairdressing salon  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  119472  Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  119457  Interpret and use information from texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  119467  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  119465  Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts  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  119462  Engage in sustained oral/signed communication and evaluate spoken/signed texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  119469  Read/view, analyse and respond to a variety of texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  9016  Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  119471  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  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 
    Fundamental  119459  Write/present/sign for a wide range of contexts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  377504  Apply make-up to reflect historical periods  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  14063  Apply Self Management through the Concepts of Positive Self-esteem and Resiliency  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  377483  Identify disorders of the skin and hair  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  377505  Perform a manicure and pedicure service  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  377482  Perform eye lash tint and eyebrow tinting and shaping  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  377542  Perform temporary hair removal by means of waxing and bleaching  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  377541  Prepare and perform nail art services  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  377481  Prepare for and finish off salon services  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  114828  Prepare for and perform a facial consultancy service  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  377503  Apply fibre/silk nail technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  377501  Apply gel nail enhancement  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  114600  Apply innovative thinking to the development of a small business  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  377520  Apply liquid and powder nail enhancement  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  252510  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of HIV and AIDS, other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Tuberculosis (TB) for counselling purposes  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  263474  Manage finances of a new venture  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  377488  Perform a facial and back cleanse service  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  377487  Perform a relaxing back and neck massage  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  377480  Perform a specialised manicure and pedicure using various techniques  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  377485  Perform air brushing nail services  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  377486  Perform make-up services for all occasions  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Elective  377484  Perform nail services using an electric nail drill  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  263456  Plan strategically to improve new venture performance  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  377540  Prepare for and apply specialised eyelash treatment service  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  263414  Process data using information technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    When qualifications are replaced, some (but not all) of their learning programmes are moved to the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replaced qualification.
     
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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. ACADEMY OF SOMATOLOGY & HAIRDRESSING (PTY) LTD 
    2. BEAULAH POLISHED BEAUTY CC 
    3. BEAUTY ACADEMY 
    4. FACE TO FACE BEAUTY & MAKE-UP DESIGN SCHOOL 
    5. FACE TO FACE BEAUTY AND MAKE-UP DESIGN SCHOOL POTCHESTROOM 
    6. Institute for Quality - Education, Training & Development 
    7. K AND R SLIMMING BEAUTY AND HEALTH CLINIC CC 
    8. Motheo FET College - Bloemfontein Campus 
    9. SMT TRAINING CENTRE 
    10. SUSCA WATTS ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    11. THE PYRAMID CONFERENCE AND VENUE CENTRE CC 



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