Advanced Certificate in Health and Skincare
Health and Skincare competency contributes to employment opportunities in the cosmetic industry - one of the largest retail/commercial industries in both relatively developed and developing countries.
About the qualification
A healthy life-style management is now required by most, if not all, medical aid organizations.
Not all people enjoy organised exercise, but the same stress release and improvement of self-esteem may be obtained through regular, effective skin and body-care treatments.
There is an international trend towards wellness vacations, such as spa breaks a type of relaxation enjoyed by both sexes. The existence of such spas will add value to the tourist industry's marketing strategy.
Health and skincare feeds into other health science fields. Many medical practitioners - both general practitioners and specialists - are including alternative health as a part of their treatment regimes.
There is an ever-increasing need for health and skin care therapists in previously disadvantaged communities; thus it is essential to ensure quality qualifications on the NQF.
LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
It is assumed that learners are competent in the following:
Mathematical literacy at NQF level 4.
Communication skills at NQF level 4.
The following unit standards:
ID 114801: Demonstrate an understanding of the structure, growth and disorders of the skin, nails and hair.
ID 115172: Prepare and perform a basic facial.
ID 115071: Prepare and perform a relaxing face and décolleté massage.
ID 115070: Demonstrate and apply the knowledge of basic application of special make-up techniques.
Recognition of Prior Learning:
This qualification may be achieved wholly or in part through recognition of prior learning, in terms of compliance with the competencies indicated in the defined exit level outcomes of the qualification. Evidence may be presented in various ways, including verified previous qualifications, testimonials, work records, portfolios, videos of practice and performance records.
Access to the Qualification:
Learners accessing this qualification should be in possession of a National Senior Certificate,
FETC, National Certificate Vocational Level 4 or equivalent NQF level 4 qualification.
Qualification and Subjects
Credits : 286
Generic components 1 & 2
Health and safety
Professional conduct and business studies
Anatomy and Physiology 1 & 2
Nutrition and First Aid
The core training elements provide the basis for course and field
of study to include face and skin care treatments
(Aesthetics and Soma Treatments 1 & 2)
Hand and Foot Care Treatments
Hair Removal treatments (Hot and Cold Systems)
Dermatology, Cosmetic Chemistry and Science
Made up of relevant areas of learning that will enhance the
qualification and enrich the field of study to include research
topics projects, case based and various other specialities and
Year 1 : 6 Modules(compulsory)
Year 2 : 5 Modules(compulsory)