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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Certificate: Beauty Care and Health 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
16682  Certificate: Beauty Care and Health 
ORIGINATOR
Intec College 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
QCTO - Quality Council for Trades and Occupations  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services  Preventive Health 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  120  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Regular-Provider-ELOAC 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 06120/18  2018-07-01  2023-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

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 this self-enrichment programme is to provide knowledge and skills qualifying learners with the ability to enhance their personal grooming and health care or to work in a beauty salon. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Learners who register for this qualification should demonstrate:
  • The ability to express themselves clearly and correctly both orally and in writing in English;
  • The ability to apply numerical skills, including basic arithmetic (add, subtract, divide, multiply);
  • A basic interest or experience in the nature, role and practice of beauty salon management;
  • Competence at Grade 9 or equivalent level.

    Recognise prior learning:

    This qualification recognises, through the submission of portfolios of evidence, the formal/non-formal/informal prior learning which learners who register for the programme leading to the award of the qualification bring to the learning situation.

    This qualification may be achieved in whole or in part through the recognition of prior learning. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    This qualification may be achieved in whole or in part through the recognition of prior learning. 

    EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    Critical Cross-field Outcomes:
  • Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made.
  • Interact effectively with other s as a member of a team, group, organisation and community.
  • Organise and manage one's time and activities responsibly and effectively.
  • Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
  • Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation.
  • Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that the problem-solving context does not exist in isolation.

    Specific Outcomes:

    Demonstrate ability to:

    Personal Development:
  • Define self-confidence and list some strategies for boosting it.
  • Explain the value of sleep.
  • Identify the elements of personal appearance.
  • Explain how to improve resistance to stress and describe some techniques to help manage stress.
  • Describe six proper grooming habits necessary for a healthy personal appearance.
  • Explain the role of toothbrushes, toothpaste, and dental floss in the removal of plaque for good dental hygiene.
  • Identify and describe the symptoms and dangers associated with abnormal eating behaviours.

    Improve your Communication Skills:
  • Work as a team.
  • Communicate with diverse populations.
  • Feel empathy.
  • Remember names.
  • Listen for content.
  • Overcome bad habits.
  • Be specific when communicating.
  • Use open questions.
  • Speak with variety.
  • Follow directions.
  • Use strategies to communicate successfully.
  • Understand body language.
  • Use proper grammar.
  • Use gestures effectively.
  • Use eye contact and space.
  • Improve your telephone voice.
  • Speak clearly.
  • Focus on the phone.
  • Improve your telephone environment.
  • Handle problem calls.

    Skin Care:
  • Name the three main structures of the skin and describe their functions.
  • List six functions of the skin.
  • Understand the relationship between your skin and your overall appeal.
  • Identify what external factors contribute to the health and appearance of skin.
  • Diagnose your individual skin type.
  • Choose correct skin-care products by reading labels and identifying the effective ingredients.
  • Define "over the counter, cosmeceutical, and pharmaceutical" products and determine which will be appropriate for your personal use.
  • Assemble an economical and effective skin-care program suited to your specific needs.
  • Explain and define "alpha hydroxy acids" and the benefits and risks of their use.
  • Control common skin problems and become aware of serious skin disorders and the proper treatments for them.
  • Name the critical vitamins and minerals important to healthy skin.
  • Name factors that adversely affect skin.

    Make-up:
  • Explain the function of foundation and discuss the appropriate use of concealer.
  • Describe the basic steps involved in contouring and highlighting the cheek area.
  • Identify several different varieties of blush.
  • Describe the steps involved in defining the lip area.
  • List the most common varieties of cosmetics used to shape and colour the lips.
  • Identify various parts of the eye and surrounding areas.
  • Describe the function of various types of eye makeup and cosmetic tools.
  • Explain the importance of choosing the appropriate colours and shades of eye makeup, and discuss common techniques for designing eye makeup.

    Hair Care and Styling:
  • Explain proper hair-care techniques.
  • Discuss ways to correct common hair problems such as oily or thin hair.
  • Describe the procedures for finding the right look for your hair.
  • List and describe the tools and products necessary to include in a professional hairstyling kit.
  • Explain professional hairstyling techniques such as using a curling iron, setting the hair in rollers, and brushing out a set.
  • Explain the factors to consider in selecting a hairstyle for a particular situation.
  • Handle typical "problem hair".
  • Describe specialist care for black hair.
  • Understand the importance of daily grooming to maintain and keep hair manageable and easy to style.

    Body care:
  • Explain how to care for your hands and feet with professional treatments.
  • Know how to care for your body with an expert combination of exfoliating and moisturising.
  • Describe how to combat cellulite and unwanted body hair growth.
  • Know how to choose perfume to suit you.
  • Develop a simple exercise regime to improve your flexibility and muscle tone.

    Your health:
  • Know how to choose the best foods to eat, and why they are good for you.
  • Explain how to look after your health at work.
  • Decide whether you need to lose weight by adjusting your diet.
  • Know what to expect when you visit the doctor.
  • Discuss the various kinds of cosmetic surgery.

    Cosmetic surgery:
  • Describe the historical development of cosmetic surgery.
  • Explain the basic steps involved in choosing a cosmetic surgeon.
  • Identify common cosmetic procedures involving the face and neck.
  • Describe common cosmetic procedures involving areas below the neck.
  • List the most common types of non-surgical cosmetic procedures.

    Nutrition and General Health:
  • Explain the importance of observing specific dietary guidelines as well as the significance of integrating all the guidelines for nutritional well-being.
  • Describe the issues surrounding healthy weight maintenance, including dietary modifications, the danger of gimmicks and fad diets, and health disorders that can result from improper nutrition.
  • Explain the importance of dietary fibre.
  • Identify the food sources of fat, and list tips for reducing fat from your diet.
  • Explain the dangers of high blood cholesterol and list steps to reduce health risks stemming from elevated cholesterol levels.
  • Explain the reasons for limiting sugar intake.
  • Compare the relationship between high blood pressure and high-sodium diets, and list steps to reduce intake of sodium.
  • Describe the effects of alcohol consumption on your health, including malnourishment cirrhosis of the liver, addiction, and impairment of judgment that leads to serious accidents.
  • Explain the importance of water and the dangers associated with dehydration.
  • Explain the importance of proper nutrition and diet for individuals with special dietary health conditions, such as persons with debilitating diseases, food allergies, and obesity, as well as pregnant women, children, and the elderly.
  • Discuss the basic functions of nutrient supplements and the controversies about their use.
  • Explain why you need specific vitamins and minerals.
  • Identify the best foods to eat to obtain the vitamins and minerals necessary for good health.
  • Explain how to retain necessary vitamins when preparing food.
  • List food ingredients that contain sodium and sugar.
  • Explain how to read ingredient and nutritional information on food labels, such as serving size and the calories (total calories and calories from fat), fat (total and saturated), cholesterol, sodium, carbohydrate (including dietary fibre and sugars), and protein per serving.
  • Discuss how food label claims such as "reduced calorie", "diet", and "dietetic", can be misleading.
  • Identify ways to eat nutritionally when you have little time for, or no control of, food preparation.

    Designing a Fitness Programme:
  • Describe the measures you need to take charge of your health and lifestyle.
  • List the physical and psychological benefits of managing your health.
  • Explain how to use stretching techniques to increase your flexibility.
  • Discuss the benefits of cardiovascular exercise.
  • Explain how frequently you should exercise.
  • Describe different ways to tone and strengthen muscles.
  • Discuss appropriate cool down routines. 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Associated Assessment Criteria for Critical Cross-field Outcomes:
  • Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively.
  • Participating as reasonable citizens in the life of local, national and global communities.
  • Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive to the relationship between counselling and a range of different contexts.
  • Exploring education and career opportunities.
  • Developing skills and entrepreneurial opportunities.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Specific Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the relationship between good grooming habits, personal appearance and self-image.
  • Demonstrate practical knowledge and understanding of interpersonal, listening, speaking and telephone skills.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the structure and functions of the skin; the effects of nutrition; and how to use skincare products professionally.
  • Demonstrate technical knowledge and skills required to apply different types of makeup appropriately.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of skills required to care for and style hair using professional hairstyling techniques.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of professional techniques used to provide expert care for the body.
  • Demonstrate knowledge understanding and understanding of basic health and fitness principles.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of choosing the right surgeon, as well as common procedures from eye, nose and lip operations to chemical skin peels, hair transplants and cosmetic dentistry.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the basic concepts of nutrition and well-being in order to make informed dietary decisions that relate to weight control, disease prevention, athletic performance, and general good health.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how to establish healthy fitness goals and create a workout that maximises wellness and meets personal needs.

    Integrated Assessment:

    Continuous assessment: The learner's ability to integrate the elements of the programme is assessed through tasks, activities and self-assessments.

    Formative and summative assessment: Learner competency is assessed through tests; practical tasks conducted under supervision; portfolio assignments; reports and case studies. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    Similar to course offered by International Correspondence Schools (ICS), USA. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
  • The learners will obtain credits that enable them to exit at a FE&T national certificate level.
  • The qualification will be able to articulate with other qualifications in the sub-field, which can be determined once the other qualifications have been registered.
  • Exit level outcomes articulating with other qualification are as specified. 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
    A system of tutor moderation of the learning programme within the institution will be used, together with a system of external moderation of the assessment criteria and learner competency at exit levels to the qualification. Where professional or statutory bodies are involved in determining the curriculum, they will also be involved in moderation. 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    Staff contracted by INTEC will be used as assessors in a manner accommodated within the quality management system of the institution. This would apply to outside assessors also. 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2006; 2009; 2012; 2015. 

    NOTES 
    N/A 

    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 Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries 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 Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Damelin Correspondence College 
    2. Intec College 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.