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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)|
|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|
|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"
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|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|
|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:
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:
|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:
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|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.
The Fundamental Component consists of Unit Standards in:
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.
The Core Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 106 credits all of which are compulsory.
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
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.
|This qualification has been benchmarked with the following:
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.
|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:
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:
|This qualification has been replaced by qualification 80646, which is "Further Education and Training Certificate: Beauty and Nail Technology", Level 4, 156 credits.|
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||114786||Perform a manicure||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Core||114787||Perform a pedicure||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Core||11854||Sanitation and Sterilisation for Hairdressing||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Core||114824||Conduct sales||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Core||114801||Demonstrate an understanding of the structure, growth and disorders of the skin, nails and hair||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Core||10385||Develop a business plan for a small business||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Core||9243||Monitor occupational health and safety||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|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||6|
|Core||10054||Identify and manage areas of customer service impact||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||6|
|Fundamental||8968||Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||8969||Interpret and use information from texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||8973||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||8970||Write texts for a range of communicative contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9015||Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Fundamental||8974||Engage in sustained oral communication and evaluate spoken texts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||8975||Read analyse and respond to a variety of texts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||9016||Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Fundamental||8979||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||7468||Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Fundamental||8976||Write for a wide range of contexts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||114792||Perform eyebrow and eye lash tinting||Level 3||NQF Level 03||1|
|Elective||114822||Prepare and perform nail art services||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||114830||Prepare for and conduct eyebrow grooming||Level 3||NQF Level 03||1|
|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||6|
|Elective||114831||Prepare and perform nail services using an electric drill||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|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.
|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.