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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Further Education and Training Certificate: Hairdressing 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
65729  Further Education and Training Certificate: Hairdressing 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Hairdressing Cosmetology and Beauty 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
The individual Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary for each Learning Programme recorded against this qualification is shown in the table at the end of this report.  SFAP - Sub-framework Assignment Pending 
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  140  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 06120/18  2018-07-01  2021-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2022-06-30   2025-06-30  

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
64651  Further Education and Training Certificate: Hairdressing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  129  Complete 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
Purpose:

This qualification follows on from the NQF Level 3 qualification in enabling learners to qualify as professional hairdressers. This Qualification, registered at NQF Level 4, focuses on advanced hairdressing techniques such as perming, advanced colouring and braiding and dreadlocks as well as on a series of management functions designed to assist qualified hairdressers to set up and manage their own businesses. This is a sector in which a very large number of skilled professionals set up their own businesses at some point during their career, and a significant number do so immediately after completing their qualification.

Rationale:

Job market entrants often have little or no exposure to generic hairdressing or self-management and therefore fail to make a success of a career in hairdressing.

Central to the rationale for this Qualification is the development of a culture of professionalism and service excellence in the hairdressing industry. This Qualification will provide for breadth and flexibility to match the needs of the learners, employers and industry as a whole. It will give the learners the key skills essential to be able to function effectively as flexible, adaptable and competitive hairdressers and for a lifelong career in hairdressing, as well as offering them skills in setting up and managing their own salons. These skills will make the learners employable and/or self-employable and they will be able to make effective contributions to the hairdressing business by being able to apply the acquired knowledge and skills.

The qualification allows a successful learner to follow a career in such occupations as:
  • Hairdressing Salon Management.
  • Hair Salon Practitioner.
  • Hair Stylist.
  • Barber.
  • Hairdresser Consultant and Advisor.
  • Image and Deportment Advisor.
  • Marketing Assistant.
  • Retail and Wholesale Trade.
  • Senior Sales Assistant.
  • Senior Receptionist.
  • Stock Controller.
  • Cashiering Supervision. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner attempting this qualification is already competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.

    Recognition of Prior Learning:

    This Qualification and the entire fundamental, core and elective Unit Standards associated with it can be achieved by any learner through the recognition of prior learning, which includes learning outcomes achieved through formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience. Learner and assessor will jointly decide on methods to determine prior learning and competence in the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes implicit in the qualification and the associated unit standards.

    This Recognition of Prior Learning may allow for:
  • Gaining of credits for unit standards in this qualification.
  • Obtaining this qualification in whole.

    All Recognition of Prior Learning is subject to quality assurance by the relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.

    Access to the Qualification:

    Access is open to all learners who have completed the National Certificate: Hairdressing at NQF Level 3 

  • 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 140 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 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 Level 3.

    All Unit Standards in the Fundamental Component are compulsory.

    Core Component:

    The Core Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 71 credits all of which are compulsory.

    Elective Component:

    The Elective Component consists of individual unit standards from which the learner must choose unit standards totalling a minimum of 13 credits. The elective credits provide some choice over areas of specialisation without compromising the required core skills. 

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

    1. Perform hairdressing services.
  • Range Services are performed on either Afro or Caucasian hair.
    2. Run a hairdressing salon.
    3. Set up a new hairdressing business. 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
  • All information required is accessed from the client regarding the service required in a friendly manner that sets the client at ease.
  • A hair braiding service is performed according to organisational requirements and customer satisfaction.
  • A hair dreadlock service is performed according to organisational requirements and customer satisfaction.
  • A specialist chemical hairdressing service is performed according to organisational requirements and customer satisfaction.
    > Range: Specialist chemical hairdressing services include but are not limited to perming and colouring services.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
  • The administration and staff of a hairdressing salon is managed according to organisational requirements.
  • The hygiene and cleanliness of a hairdressing salon is monitored and managed according to organisational requirements.
  • Promotional activities in a hairdressing salon are managed according to organisational requirements.
  • Customer care in a hairdressing salon is managed according to organisational requirements.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
  • Prospects for the development of a new salon business are determined in accordance with market trends and location.
  • An operational plan for a new salon business is produced that takes into consideration a complete SWOT analysis.
  • A financial plan for a new salon business is developed that encompasses all capital expenses and best and worst case income scenarios.

    Integrated Assessment:

    Formative assessments conducted during the learning process will consist of written assessments, simulation in a practical environment and a number of self-assessments.

    Summative assessment consists of written assessments, assignments and simulation in a practical environment, integrating the assessment of all unit standards and embedded knowledge. Summative assessments are only conducted once the learner has demonstrated proficiency during formative assessment. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    International comparisons were chosen to span a variety of requirements:
  • Fashion: Since this is a subject area at the heart of the fashion industry, it was necessary to cover countries which could be regarded as fashion leaders.
  • Education and Training: Countries with developed education and training capabilities were the subject of particular focus.
  • Africa: An attempt was made to focus on countries in the African context, despite significant difficulties encountered in sourcing suitable information.

    Benchmarking was done by comparison to Qualifications, Unit Standards and Outcomes of learning. This exercise established the following:

    New Zealand:

    Existing qualifications:
  • National Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support), Level 2.
  • National Certificate in Barbering, Level 3.
  • National Certificate in Hairdressing with strands in Hairdressing Practice, and Barbering Practice, Level 4.
  • National Certificate in Hairdressing (Management), Level 5, with strands in Assessment of Hairdressing, Tutoring in Hairdressing, and Salon Management.

    Comparative information:
  • The scope of each unit was small, leading to the development of a large number of units, for example the colouring of hair was covered in 7 units, separating temporary, semi-permanent, permanent hair colouring, bleaching and colour correction from one another.
  • Similarly, styling was divided into elementary and complex levels.
  • Performance under workplace conditions was assessed separately and at Level 5.

    England and Scotland:

    Existing qualifications:
  • NVQ: Hairdressing Levels 1, 2 and 3.
  • SVQ: Hairdressing Levels 1, 2 and 3.

    Comparative information:
  • Level 1 is treated as training for the role of an assistant to qualified personnel, limiting its content.
  • Perming is separated into 2 parts, the first part (in Level 2) combined with relaxing.
  • Long hair styling and thermal styling are only covered in Level 3.

    Australia:

    Existing qualifications:

    Australian National Training Authority:
  • WRH20100: Certificate II in Hairdressing.
  • WRH30100: Certificate III in Hairdressing.
  • WRH40100: Certificate IV in Hairdressing.
  • WRH50100: Diploma of Hairdressing Salon Management.

    Comparative information:
  • Level 4 is used entirely for specialist options (e.g. design, colour, wigs, extensions, shaving, manicure and pedicure, make-up etc), rather than incorporating options in the other levels.
  • All styling is covered in Level 3.
  • All management topics are optional in the first 3 Levels.
  • A separate Diploma level is created which focuses on management and business planning.

    Botswana:

    Existing qualifications:

    Unit Standards on Levels 1, 2 and 3.

    Comparative information:
  • The Botswana Training Authority has a series of Unit Standards, allocated to levels, but no full qualifications.
  • Level 1 is restricted to knowledge of retailing, hairdressing tools and equipment and hairdressing products, the only practical component is the practice of hygiene and safety.
  • Level 2 contains all the colour Unit Standards.
  • Cutting, relaxing and perming are all positioned at Level 3.

    Namibia:

    Existing qualifications:

    Namibia Vocational Qualification (NVQ): Hairdressing Level 1, 2, 3 and 4.

    Comparative information:
  • Level 1 focuses on client preparation and general support functions and contains little hands-on client work.
  • Level 2 includes dreadlock techniques, but omits relaxing, which is put into Level 3.
  • Level 4 mainly focuses on management functions and includes some design skills.

    Conclusion:

    The South African qualifications incorporate the best elements of the fashion leaders of western culture whilst maintaining a distinctly African focus. This has led, amongst other things, to:
  • Recognising that today's South African hair stylists must be equally skilled in Caucasian and Afro hair techniques, by placing hair braiding and dreadlock techniques as a core Unit Standard in Level 4.
  • Recognising the South African priority of building the capacity of small business, coupled with the reality that many hairdressers are compelled to make their own jobs through building their own businesses, by including more business and management components as core Level 4 Unit Standards than is customary in the qualifications of advanced western countries.

    In this way, these qualifications are designed to recognise and accelerate the transformation in the hairdressing industry that began with a move away from a Caucasian focus and towards the first generic hairdressing qualifications. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This Qualification provides the following articulation possibilities:

    Horizontal articulation:
  • ID: 48797: Further Education and Training Certificate: Beauty Technology, NQF Level 4.
  • ID: 48744: Further Education and Training Certificate: Beauty (Nail Technology), NQF Level 4.
  • ID: 16688: National Certificate: Beauty Salon Manager, NQF Level 4.
  • ID: 16686: National Certificate: Beauty Care and Modelling, NQF Level 4.
  • ID: 57712: Further Education and Training Certificate: Generic Management, NQF Level 4.
  • ID: 16682: National Certificate: Beauty Care and Health, NQF Level 4.
  • ID: 16688: National Certificate: Beauty Salon Manager, NQF Level 4.

    Vertical articulation:
  • ID: 21053: Certificate: Retail Marketing, NQF Level 5.
  • ID: 58310: National Diploma: Health and Skincare, NQF Level 5.
  • ID: 59201: National Certificate: Generic Management, NQF Level 5. 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA in accordance with the current ETQA regulations.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Other ETQAs who have a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA would be responsible for moderation of achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    For an applicant to register as an assessor, the applicant needs:
  • A relevant trade test.
  • A minimum of 2 (two) years practical post trade test occupational experience.
  • Competence in all the outcomes of the National Assessor Unit Standards as stipulated by South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).
  • To be a registered assessor with the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance Body.
  • Detailed documentary proof of educational Qualification, practical training undergone, and experience gained by the applicant must be provided (Portfolio of evidence). Assessment competencies and subject matter experience of the assessor can be established by recognition of prior learning. 

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

    NOTES 
    This qualification replaces:
  • ID: 64651, "Further Education and Training Certificate: Hairdressing", NQF Level 4, 129 Credits. 

  • UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  262522  Perform hair braiding and dreadlock techniques  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  262563  Prepare for and finish off salon services  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  246740  Care for customers  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  14667  Describe and apply the management functions of an organization  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Core  262501  Perform a hair perming service  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Core  262584  Perform an advanced hair colouring service  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Core  114592  Produce business plans for a new venture  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  262500  Research and plan for the equipping of a salon  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  244574  Apply knowledge of HIV/AIDS to a specific business sector and a workplace  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  262607  Apply make-up to reflect historical periods  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  262608  Perform a hot towel and shaving service  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  262564  Perform a make-up service  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Elective  114975  Use a web browser in a business environment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  262499  Apply hairdressing competition techniques  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Elective  262498  Perform a hair extension service  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.
     
    LP ID Learning Programme Title Originator Pre-2009
    NQF Level
    NQF Level Min Credits Learning Prog End Date Quality
    Assurance
    Functionary
    NQF Sub-Framework
    64693  Further Education and Training Certificate: Hairdressing  City Guilds International  Level 4  NQF Level 04  130     SERVICES  OQSF 
    72011  Further Education and Training Certificate: Hairdressing  Generic Provider - Field 11  Level 4  NQF Level 04  140     SERVICES  OQSF 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THESE LEARNING PROGRAMMES: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some 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.
     
    LP ID Learning Programme Title Accredited Provider
    72011  Further Education and Training Certificate: Hairdressing  1. ACADEMY OF SOMATOLOGY & HAIRDRESSING PTY LTD
    2. ADEOMOBA HAIR GALLERY
    3. AFRICA SKILLS TRAINING SOLUTIONS PTY LTD
    4. BEAUTY IMAGE HAIR ACADEMY PTY LTD
    5. BOTLE IMAGE ACADEMY SPA AND BEAUTY SALON
    6. CENTRAL JOHANNESBURG COLLEGE
    7. COLLEGE OF CAPE TOWN FOR FURTHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING- PUBLIC FET COLLEGE
    8. DEI GRATIA TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONS
    9. DURBAN UNISEX BEAUTY PARLOUR
    10. EKURHULENI WEST COLLEGE GERMISTON CAMPUS
    11. ENZI HAIR STUDIO CC
    12. FACE TO FACE
    13. FACE TO FACE BEAUTY AND MAKE-UP DESIGN SCHOOL PTY LTD
    14. GERT SIBANDE TVET COLLEGE
    15. HAIR AND BEAUTY INSTITUTE
    16. HYDRO INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE PTY LTD
    17. KHAMOR TRAVEL AGENCY CC
    18. LA LOUVE PRIVATE HAIR ACADEMY
    19. LINZOS HAIR ACADEMY
    20. LOREAL SOUTH AFRICA
    21. MILZET HOLDINGS PTY LTD
    22. NGHEZIMANI HOLDINGS PTY LTD
    23. PARTNERS HAIR DESIGN TRAINING ACADEMY CC
    24. RED CLAVEL HAIR STUDIO
    25. SERWALO HAIR ACADEMY
    26. SOMA SENSE ACADEMY PTY LTD
    27. STELLENBOSCH HAIR ACADEMY
    28. STYLISH FLOW HAIR ACADEMY
    29. THE BEAUTY HUB ACADEMY
    30. THE HAIR ACADEMY OF SA ALBERTON  



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