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

Further Education and Training Certificate: Beauty (Nail Technology) 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
48744  Further Education and Training Certificate: Beauty (Nail Technology) 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Hairdressing Cosmetology and Beauty 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 11 - Services  Personal Care 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  166  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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  2010-05-15  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 this qualification is to allow any individual, wishing to pursue a career in beauty technology to gain access into this industry. The qualification is designed around core competencies required by a nail technologist and those competencies required in business. The qualification can be accessed by people who are already employed or have no prior experience and intend to follow a career in the Beauty Industry.

The beauty industry is an essential industry and by its very nature a constant supply of customers is ensured. This means there is a need to develop career paths in this field, and it is an industry constantly in need of skilled people.

The FET Certificate in Beauty (Nail Technology), NQF Level 4 allows the individual to work towards a recognised qualification. It is flexible enough to be offered in formal education and as well as occupational directed workplace training. The competencies included in the units standards making up this qualification will equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to start and run an SMME, equip a salon, market the business, provide customer services and provide a range of nail enhancement and beauty services. In particular, holders of this qualification are able to operate as an independent beauty services operator or manage an established salon.

The learners will be able to integrate the generic salon knowledge and skills with those specific to the beauty industry, ensuring the business in which they operate runs smoothly and offers excellent customer service. It also enables the learner to use competencies, which will grow the business. It will provide the broad knowledge, skills and values needed in the beauty 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.
  • Wish to extend their range of skills and knowledge of the industry so that they can become competent workers in this Industry.

    Rationale for the qualification

    The Beauty Industry is growing at an ever-increasing rate. Coupled to this growth is the emerging specialisation of beauticians in the field of Nail Technology. The FETC in Beauty (Nail Technology) at NQF Level 4 has been designed to meet the growing demand for Nail Technologists. The aim of the qualification is not only to provide learners with employment opportunities but also the competencies to be self-employed and create employment for others in the beauty industry. This qualification provides a framework for competencies that will enable them to become competent in the Beauty industry and as well as develop basic business acumen.

    One of the biggest problems that the South African workplace is faced with is a dire lack of skills. Young entrants to the job market have had little to no exposure to generic business skills or the beauty industry, making a career in the beauty industry with no prior qualification very difficult. The FET Certificate in Beauty (Nail Technology) was developed to assist in creating development, which will be safe and applicable to the learner and the beauty industry at large. It will open up diverse learning pathways. This qualification will provide a balanced learning experience that allows flexible access to further education, lifelong learning and lead to productive employment. The primary purpose of the FET Certificate in Beauty (Nail Technology) is to develop the foundational, practical and reflexive competencies required for a career in beauty.

    The Unit Standards that are used in the qualification were clustered and sequenced to ensure that learners are able to develop competencies that begin with simple activities and move on to more complex activities. Central to the qualification is the development of a culture of professionalism and service excellence in the beauty industry. Learners working towards this FET Certificate in Beauty (Nail Technology) will find that the acquisition of competence in the unit standards, which make up the qualification, will add value to the job performance. This FET Certificate in Beauty (Nail Technology) is intended to enhance the provision of service within the beauty industry.

    The existing syllabus was taken into consideration and broad skills programmes were identified:
  • Small Business Development & Management
  • Client & Marketing Services
  • Health and Safety
  • Nail Enhancement Services
  • Beauty Services 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this FET Certificate in Beauty (Nail Technology) at NQF Level 4 will have to demonstrate competence against the Fundamental Components of learning for communication and mathematics at NQF level 3 or equivalent.

    Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

    The structure of this unit standard based qualification makes it possible that the qualification can be achieved, in whole or in part, through the recognition of prior learning. Recognition of prior learning will include formal, informal and non-formal learning and workplace experience, in terms of the criteria laid out.

    Any learner wishing to be directly assessed may arrange to do so, without participating in further training or education. All RPL is subject to quality assurance by the relevant accredited ETQA and is conducted by a registered assessor.

    Recognition of Prior learning may allow:
  • Accelerated access to further learning
  • Gaining of credits towards a qualification 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    The Qualification consists of a Fundamental, a Core and an Elective Component.

    To be awarded the Qualification, learners are required to obtain a minimum of 166 credits as detailed below.

    Fundamental Component:

    The Fundamental Component consists of Unit Standards in:
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4 to the value of 16 credits.
  • Communication at Level 4 in a NQF 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 Level 4 and the other at NQF Level 3.

    All Unit Standards in the Fundamental Component are compulsory.

    Core Component:

    The Core Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 106 credits all of which are compulsory.

    Elective Component:

    The Elective Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 26 credits. Learners are to choose Unit Standards to the minimum of 4 credits. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Communicate verbally and in writing with a variety of stakeholders.
    2. The use of mathematics in both personal and business situations.
    3. Conduct marketing research and implement plans for the salon.
    4. Research and implement plans to start and equip a salon.
    5. Consult with the client in a professional manner.
    6. Manage the daily running of the salon.
    7. Prepare for and perform nail enhancement and beauty services. 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    1.1 Audience needs and expectations are accommodated in both oral and written forms of communication in two different languages
    1.2 Information is Interpreted and used to respond to communication
    1.3 A variety of texts is responded to by reading and analysing communication in all contexts

    2.1 Mathematics is used in both personal and business contexts
    2.2 Mathematics is explored in terms of geometrical relationships
    2.3 Statistics and probability is used to solve life problems

    3.1 Products and markets are analysed and described
    3.2 Marketing and promotional plans are presented
    3.3 Branding is researched and planned for

    4.1 The legal requirements of a business is investigated and understood
    4.2 The financial aspects of running a business is researched and implemented
    4.3 A salon is planned and equipped according the business needs

    5.1 Customer needs are identified and addressed
    5.2 Complaints and queries are effectively dealt with
    5.3 Customer service is constantly evaluated and improved

    6.1 Point of sale, cashing up procedures, security measures and deposits are managed
    6.2 Occupational health and safety procedures are monitored and controlled
    6.3 Sanitation and sterilisation methods are managed and monitored
    6.4 Sales are conducted and stock levels are managed

    7.1 Nail enhancement services, manicures and pedicures are performed to meet client needs and manufacturers' instructions
    7.2 Waxing, eyebrow grooming and eyelash tinting services are performed according to client needs and suppliers instructions

    Integrated Assessment

    Learners are expected to demonstrate competence in a way that integrates all outcomes, showing their ability to integrate concepts, ideas and actions across unit standards, in order to achieve competence that is grounded and coherent in relation to the purpose and exit level outcomes of the qualification. Assessors should make use of formative and summative assessment methods and should assess combinations of practical, foundational and reflexive competencies.

    Integrated assessment must assess the quality of the observable performance, as well as the quality of thinking that lies behind it. Assessment tools must thus encourage learners to explain the thinking and decision-making that underpin their performance. Assessment criteria in the unit standards are performance-based (applied competence as opposed to required knowledge only). Workplace experience may be recognised when awarding credits towards this qualification.

    A broad range of task-orientated and theoretical assessment tools may be used, and the distinction between practical knowledge and disciplinary knowledge must be maintained. 

    INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    This qualification has been benchmarked with the following:
  • National Certificate in Beauty Services (Nail Technology) level 4 registered with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority
  • Certificate II in Nail Technology (Small Business) registered with the Australian Qualifications Authority
  • Level 2 Certificate in Nail Treatments (Nail Technology and Nail Art) registered with the Vocational Training and Charitable Trust in the United Kingdom

    Although this fication has the same key performance elements as the rest of the qualifications, the qualification that was the most similar is the National Certificate in Beauty Services (Nail Technology) registered by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. The differences between the South African Qualification and the New Zealand one is the NZ Qualification's electives are based on the anatomy and physiology of a human where as the SA Qualification allows specialization into beauty services or nail augmentation services that would enhance their service offering. The SA Qualification also includes Nail Art and Air Brushing services which are growing international trends.

    Due to differences in the level descriptors between the countries the levels cannot be directly compared however the qualifications appear to be of the same complexity. In general this qualification compares well with its international counterparts. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This qualification provides the learner with the flexibility to pursue different careers in the Beauty Industry. This FET Certificate in Beauty (Nail Technology) lends itself to both vertical and horizontal articulation possibilities. These possibilities ensure both mobility and progression for the learner.

    The following is examples of articulation possibilities:
  • Vertical articulation into Beauty Therapy at NQF level 5
  • Horizontal articulation into a Beauty Therapy at NQF level 4 qualifying as a beautician. 

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

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

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    For an applicant to register as an assessor, the applicant needs:
  • To have a minimum of 2 (two) years practical, relevant occupational experience in Nail technology and Beauty
  • Assessors must have achieved a minimum of an NQF Level 4 Qualification related to the focus area of Beauty (Nail Technology) or equivalent
  • 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  114786  Perform a manicure  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  114787  Perform a pedicure  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  11854  Sanitation and Sterilisation for Hairdressing  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  114824  Conduct sales  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  114801  Demonstrate an understanding of the structure, growth and disorders of the skin, nails and hair  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  10385  Develop a business plan for a small business  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  9243  Monitor occupational health and safety  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  8276  Monitoring cash systems in retail/wholesale  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Core  114797  Prepare for and apply fibre / silk nail technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Core  114798  Prepare for and apply gel nail technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Core  114807  Prepare for and apply liquid and powder nail enhancements  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Core  8261  Processing stock  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Core  114829  Research and plan for the equiping of a salon  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  10054  Identify and manage areas of customer service impact  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Fundamental  8968  Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8969  Interpret and use information from texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8973  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8970  Write 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  8974  Engage in sustained oral communication and evaluate spoken texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8975  Read 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  8979  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  8976  Write for a wide range of contexts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  114792  Perform eyebrow and eye lash tinting  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  114822  Prepare and perform nail art services  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  114830  Prepare for and conduct eyebrow grooming  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  114789  Prepare for and perform temporary hair removal by means of waxing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Elective  114826  Prepare and perform air brushing services  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  114831  Prepare and perform nail services using an electric drill  Level 4  NQF Level 04 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    When qualifications are replaced, some of their learning programmes are moved to being recorded against the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replacement.
     
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