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Certificate: Beauty Care and Modelling 
16686  Certificate: Beauty Care and Modelling 
Intec College 
SERVICES - Services Sector Education and Training Authority  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
National Certificate  Field 11 - Services  Personal Care 
Undefined  120  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Regular-Provider-ELOAC 
Reregistered  SAQA 06120/18  2018-07-01  2023-06-30 
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. 

The primary purpose of this self-enrichment programme is to provide knowledge and skills qualifying learners with the ability to enhance their appearance by correct application of make-up; know what options are available for hair fashion and how to select a suitable style; or to work as a model. 

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 care and modelling;
  • 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. 


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

    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:

    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.

    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.

    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.

  • 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.

    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.

    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.

    Modelling as a profession:
  • Briefly describe the history and growth of the modelling industry.
  • List and explain the four basic types of modelling work.
  • Describe the seven types of models and the type of work they do.
  • Define the various modelling classifications and the requirements of each.
  • Explain the responsibilities of the many jobs related to the field of modelling.

    Modelling Agencies:
  • Explain the differences in the types of modelling agencies.
  • Describe the many functions of modelling agencies.
  • Explain the function of a booker.
  • Explain the purpose and use of a booking from and a voucher.
  • Describe the relationships and responsibilities that exist between models and their agencies and clients.
  • Outline a plan for finding and applying to a modelling agency.

    Modelling Markets:
  • Name and define three modelling markets.
  • Explain the different classes of service available on airlines.
  • Cite the baggage allowances for domestic and international air travel.
  • Explain the various room accommodations and hotel services available.
  • Find information on hotels around the world.
  • List the information necessary to obtain a passport.
  • Discuss the various classes of cars available at car rental agencies.
  • Explain the guidelines for car rental agencies.
  • Calculate international time differences.

    Professional Development:
  • Define the terms "pitch, volume and tone" and explain how you can use them to develop a more pleasant sound.
  • Explain how tempo, articulation, and pronunciation affect your speech.
  • Discuss the basics of good business relations and handling difficult situations.
  • Explain the elements of a good career plan.
  • Develop a plan for business expenses.
  • Explain the use and importance of such business tool as an appointment book, the telephone, an answering machine or service, and business supplies.
  • Describe the essentials of managing the money your modelling business takes in including such items as bank accounts, credit cards, income and expense records and taxes.
  • Describe the legal aspect of a modelling business including releases and contracts.

    Working with a photographer:
  • Explain how photography became so important in the fashion and modelling world.
  • Differentiate between legitimate and illegitimate agencies and photographers.
  • Compile a job checklist and props.
  • Identify ways to enhance your figure through the camera lens.
  • Describe the body types.
  • Explain model etiquette.

    Poise and Movement:
  • Explain the importance of poise and balance.
  • Identify common methods of correcting unattractive mannerisms.
  • Discuss the basic principles of movement.
  • Describe the most common types of turns.
  • Identify essential on-camera moves.
  • Explain the importance of professional behaviour.

    Body Parts Modelling:
  • Describe basic body part types.
  • Assess your body parts.
  • Identify key areas of opportunity for body parts modelling.
  • Discuss the most common poses associated with different body parts.
  • Explain the importance of choosing appropriate makeup.
  • Develop a self-promotion strategy.

    Promotional and Runaway Modelling:
  • Define the term "promotional modelling" and identify several categories of promotional modelling.
  • List common sales techniques used in the field of promotional modelling.
  • Identify key players in the fashion modelling industry and discuss career opportunities for fashion models.
  • Identify basic runway modelling techniques.

    Self Promotion:
  • List the five major self-promotion tools and explain their uses.
  • Outline the procedures for assembling and using self promotion tools.
  • Explain the purpose and procedures for testing.
  • Discuss how to select photos for various promotion tools.
  • Explain the procedures for making self-promotional appointments.
  • Explain the purpose and use of the testing worksheet, audition form, casting sheet, and contact record.

    Modelling for TV and Film:
  • Describe the most common film and television markets.
  • Explain the different roles available to models.
  • Discuss the basic steps involved in creating a television commercial.
  • Identify the key players present at a typical audition.
  • Describe the essential steps of the audition process.
  • Discuss the fundamentals of analysing a television for film script.
  • Identify other key players on a typical film set.
  • Explain the basic steps of shooting a film or television project. 

    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 knowledge and understanding of skills required to care for and style hair using professional hairstyling techniques.
  • 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 how to establish healthy fitness goals and create a workout that maximises wellness and meets personal needs.
  • 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 the history, growth and development of the modelling industry, including current trends.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the different types of modelling agencies; the functions of an agency; the procedures for finding an agent and for applying to an agency; and what to expect from an agency.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the major, minor, and local markets and know some important facts about travelling in foreign countries.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the use of voice, speech, communication, interpersonal skills and other important elements in order to project a professional image.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the business aspects of a career in modelling, such as making career plans, investing in your career, business skills, record keeping, legal matters, and insurance.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the photographer-model relationship and know what to do before and after a booking and photo shoot.
  • Demonstrate knowledge, skills and understanding of a number of basic principles of movement used by professional models.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the speciality field of body parts modelling and the different ways individual body parts appear on film or in photographs.
  • Demonstrate knowledge, understanding and skills required to build a successful career as a promotional model.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of promotional modelling techniques such as basic runway movement, moving to music, and creating an impression through clothing, makeup, and hairstyle.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the tools available for promoting modelling abilities i.e. the composite, commercial headshot, resume, portfolio, and voice tape.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the different techniques and poses used for television and films; the basic terminology used on television and film sets; the basic steps involved in creating a TV commercial; and various aspects relating to the audition.

    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. 

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

  • The learners will obtain credits that enable them to exit at a FE&T national certificate level.
  • This 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 qualifications are as specified. 

    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. 

    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. 

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



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