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

Further Education and Training Certificate: Hairdressing 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
64651  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  129  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 0160/05  2007-05-15  2009-04-08 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2012-04-08   2015-04-08  

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
65729  Further Education and Training Certificate: Hairdressing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  140   

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
This Qualification is for any individual who is involved in the Hairdressing Industry and wishes to further their careers. It also serves as a more advanced Qualification into Hairdressing operations and hairstyling techniques and follows on from the Level 3 Hairdressing Qualification.

The Core component develops competencies in workplace (salon) methodologies, safety and sanitisation practices, communications, general administration and more advanced hairdressing practices. The Elective component allows the learner to gain specialist knowledge, skills and insight in areas of hair relaxing services, enter and participate in hairdressing competitions and the requirements of opening a salon.

Through building their day to day functioning in a hairdressing salon as well as some general business competencies, the Qualification ensures that it will provide the broad knowledge, skills and values needed in the Hairdressing 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 Personal Care Sector for many years, but have no formal Qualification in Personal Care Sector.
  • Wish to extend their range of skills and knowledge of the industry so that they can become competent workers in the Personal Care Sector.

    The Qualification is the pinnacle of learning for the learners that have been developed and will lead to a more defined Hairdressing learning path. It also focuses on the skills, knowledge, values and attitudes required to progress further.

    The intention is:
  • To promote the development of knowledge, skills and values that are required in the Personal Care Sector.
  • To release the potential of people.
  • To provide opportunities for people to move up the value chain.

    The primary purpose of the Qualification is to develop the foundational, practical and reflexive competencies needed for a successful career in the extremely competitive hairdressing industry.

    Central to the Qualification is the development of a culture of professionalism and service excellence in the hairdressing industry. This Qualification intends to produce employable persons with marketable skills who can significantly contribute towards the national initiatives for developing the SMME sector. Most learners will be able to acquire (some form of) skills that they can employ to earn a living.

    Rationale for the Qualification:

    The FET Certificate in Hairdressing at NQF Level 4 has been designed to meet the needs of those learners who are already involved in the hairdressing industry by giving them the opportunity to acquire new skills as well as enabling them to grow within their chosen profession. It will also provide learners with the opportunity to move into hairdressing specialties and enter hairdressing competitions.

    It is therefore important that in line with government policy, that the need for industry specific recognised Qualifications are addressed. There is a dire need to develop career paths in this industry, and this Qualification puts the final touches to this career path for the hairdressing industry.

    The following key labour issues were taken into consideration:
  • The unequal access to education and training as well as employment opportunities
  • The skills shortage in the labour force
  • The effects of race, gender and geographical location on advancement
  • The unequal distribution of income
  • The decline in levels of employment in South Africa

    The existing syllabi were taken into consideration and broad skills programmes were identified:
  • Support Services
  • Client and Marketing Services
  • Life Skills
  • Communication

    Many different roles and careers are accessible through this Qualification. They include and are not limited to:
  • Hair Stylist
  • Hairdresser Consultant
  • Hairdresser Assistant
  • Barber
  • Marketing of products and services
  • Merchandising of products and services
  • Careers in the Retail Trade
  • Sales of products and services 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following is the learning assumed to be in place:
  • Learner accessing the Qualification will have demonstrated competence against the standards in mathematics/numeracy and language/communication at NQF Level 3 or equivalent.

    Recognition of Prior Learning:

    The structure of this Unit Standard based Qualification makes the Recognition of Prior Learning possible, if the learner is able to demonstrate competence in the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes implicit in this Hairdressing Qualification. Recognition of Prior Learning will be done by means of an Integrated Assessment as mentioned in the previous paragraph.

    This Recognition of Prior Learning may allow:
  • For accelerated access to further learning
  • Gaining of credits towards a unit standard

    All recognition of Prior Learning is subject to quality assurance by the relevant accredited Education and Training Quality Assurance Body and is conducted by a registered workplace assessor. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    The qualification is made up of a combination of learning outcomes from Fundamental, Core and Elective components, totaling 129 Minimum.

    Fundamental: 60 credits (47%)
    Core: 57 credits (44%)
    Elective: minimum 12 credits (9%)
    Total: Minimum 129 credits (100%)

    Fundamental:
    20 credits at Level 3
    40 credits at Level 4
    Total: 60 credits

    Core: 57 credits at Level 4

    Elective: 38 credits at Level 4
    Learners must select a minimum of 12 credits from the Elective Unit Standards to make up the 129 credits required.
    Total: Minimum 12 credits

    Fundamental Credits

    At level 4, SAQA stipulates the minimum number of credits allocated to Communication Studies and Languages and Physical, Computer Mathematical and Life Sciences, should total 40 credits however the SGB felt that the additional fundamental unit standards chosen will add value to the qualification as a whole.

    Core

    57 credits have been allocated to the Core Unit Standards. This is to ensure that the qualification has a strong Beauty Therapy focus.

    The Core Unit Standards offer a broad contextual understanding and will enable the learners to gain an all round picture of the Beauty Therapy Industry.

    Electives

    A minimum of 12 credits must be selected by the learner from the Elective Unit Standards. There are a total of 38 credits for the Elective area. They also allow for progression to the next level of learning. 

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

    1. Communicate verbally and in writing using a variety of formats with a range of stakeholders and role-players in the hairdressing industry in two languages.
    2. Explain and use the basics of mathematics in both personal and business situations.
    3. Operate and monitor the safety and cleanliness of hygiene within the hairdressing salon environment
    4. Situate and provide hair perming, colouring and relaxing services according to requirements.
    5. Maintain and manage the administration, cash and sales activities in a salon.
    6. Demonstrate an understanding of the requirements and standards of competing in hairdressing competitions.
    7. Demonstrate an understanding of the requirements of starting and operating a salon. 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    1.
  • Audience needs and expectations are accommodated in both oral and verbal communication in both languages.
  • Language and texts are interpreted and responded to in writing in all contexts.
  • Communication in the business environment is conducted to facilitate understanding.

    2.
  • Uses for mathematics is described in both personal and business situations.
  • Mathematics is used and explained in both personal and business contexts.

    3.
  • Occupational health and safety practices are monitored and corrective action taken to rectify discrepancies.
  • The methods, techniques and practices of sanitisation and sterilisation are monitored in the hairdressing salon.

    4.
  • Hair colouring services are performed according to customer requirements and manufacturers instructions.
  • Hair perming services are performed according to customer requirements and manufacturers instructions.
  • Hair relaxing services are performed according to customer requirements and manufacturers instructions.

    5.
  • General office administration practices and procedures are managed to meet salon requirements.
  • Cash systems, payments and procedures are monitored to ensure compliance to standards.
  • Sales are conducted to generate turnover and meet budget requirements.

    6.
  • All the requirements and standards are explained in accordance with each competition.
  • Hairdressing competition techniques are applied in competition situations.

    7.
  • A plan for equipping and furnishing a salon is researched and developed.
  • A business plan for a salon is developed.

    Integrated Assessment

    Because assessment practices must be open, transparent, fair, valid, and reliable and ensure that no learner is disadvantaged in any way whatsoever, an integrated assessment approach is incorporated into the Qualification.

    Learning, teaching and assessment are inextricably linked. Whenever possible, the assessment of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values shown in the unit standards should be integrated.
    Assessment of the communication, language, literacy and numeracy should be conducted in conjunction with other aspects and should use authentic Hairdressing contexts wherever possible.
    A variety of methods must be used in assessment and tools and activities must be appropriate to the context in which the learner is working. Where it is not possible to assess the learner in the workplace or on-the-job, simulations, case studies, role-plays and other similar techniques should be used to provide a context appropriate to the assessment.

    The term 'Integrated Assessment' implies that theoretical and practical components should be assessed together. During integrated assessments the assessor should make use of formative and summative assessment methods and assess combinations of practical, applied, foundational and reflexive competencies.

    Assessors and moderators should make use of a range of formative and summative assessment methods. Assessors should assess and give credit for the evidence of learning that has already been acquired through formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience.

    Assessment should ensure that all specific outcomes, embedded knowledge and critical cross-field outcomes are evaluated. The assessment of the critical cross-field outcomes should be integrated with the assessment of specific outcomes and embedded knowledge. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    Benchmarking was done by comparison to Qualification/Unit Standards/Outcomes of learning against:

    NZQA National Qualifications from New Zealand: The National Certificate in Barbering - Level 5.
  • Apply barbering services under workplace conditions - Level 5
  • Perform barbering services in a commercial salon. - Level 5
  • Registered programs from the American Barber College
  • Basic Barbering
  • Postgraduate Barbering

    NZQA National Qualifications from New Zealand: The National Certificate in Hairdressing Management with strands in Assessment of Hairdressing, Tutoring in Hairdressing and Salon Management - Level 4.

    A direct comparison of the title, specific outcomes, assessment criteria and embedded knowledge was undertaken with each and the best practice points were highlighted and incorporated into each unit standard. However the points incorporated were written in a South African context.

    Because of the difference in levels across the different countries, difficulty was found in making actual direct comparisons, level to level. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This Qualification lends itself to both vertical and horizontal articulation possibilities. These possibilities ensure both mobility and progression for the learner. The learning areas outlined in the Rationale for the Qualification indicates the articulation possibilities.

    Horizontal articulation possibilities lie with other NQF level 4 Qualifications and Unit Standards in the Learning areas of:
  • National Certificate: Beauty Technology - NQF Level 4 - (Draft)
  • National Certificate: Afro Hairdressing - NQF Level 4 - NLRD 13717
  • National Certificate: Ladies Hairdressing - NQF Level 4 - NLRD 20152

    Vertical progression can be achieved by embarking on the study of related NQF Level 5 Qualifications:
  • National Certificate: Retail and Wholesale, sales and service technology - NQF Level 5 - NLRD 13719

    A learner could follow a career in:
  • 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
    Note: The above is an indication rather than an exhaustive listing 

  • 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 Education and 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 achieved a NQF Level 5 Qualification or equivalent
  • To have the ability to obtain the Qualification for themselves
  • A minimum of 2 (two) years' practical, relevant occupational experience
  • 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 65729, which is "Further Education and Training Certificate: Hairdressing", Level 4, 129 credits. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  114839  Colour and lighten of hair (basic colouring)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Core  7784  Communicate in a business environment  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  114824  Conduct sales  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  114805  Manage general administration  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  114812  Manage stock levels  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  114804  Monitor and manage the sanitation and sterilisation methods in the workplace  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  114823  Monitor cash systems and payments  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  7836  Monitor customer satisfaction  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  9243  Monitor occupational health and safety  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  114840  Perform a hair perming service  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Fundamental  8968  Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8971  Analyse and respond to a variety of literary texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8969  Interpret and use information from texts  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  8555  Contribute to information distribution regarding HIV/AIDS in the workplace  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  7468  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  12153  Use the writing process to compose texts required in the business environment  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8976  Write for a wide range of contexts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  114803  Apply competition techniques  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Elective  114825  Develop a business plan for a salon  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  114841  Perform a hair relaxing service  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Elective  114829  Research and plan for the equiping of a salon  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.
     
    LP ID Learning Programme Title Originator Pre-2009
    NQF Level
    NQF Level Min Credits Learning Prog End Date Quality
    Assurance
    Functionary
    NQF Sub-Framework
    48741  Further Education and Training Certificate: Hairdressing  Generic Provider - Field 11  Level 4  NQF Level 04  129  2009-04-08  Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement  OQSF 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THESE LEARNING PROGRAMMES: 
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