Relaxing Facial

beauty and 
nail technology

certificate in beauty and nail technology
 

SAQA 80646
Level 04
Credits 156

Purpose

The purpose of the Further Education and Training Certificate: Beauty and Nail Technology is to develop the self-directed skills and knowledge of those employed in the beauty industry as nail technologists, beautician or make-up artists. It is designed for people who wish to extend their range of skills and knowledge of the industry and those wishing to follow a career in beauty industry. The qualification is aimed at developing the necessary task skills, task management skills and job/role management skills of those working or intending to work in the beauty industry. The learners will be able to integrate the generic salon requisite skills, knowledge, values and attitudes with those specific to the beauty industry, ensuring the business in which they operate runs smoothly and offers excellent customer service according to industry standards. 

This qualification is awarded to people who have demonstrated the relevant skills and knowledge required to perform a range of beauty services at a basic level within the salon environment. It will lead to entrepreneurial opportunities for learners already operating or joining this profession and enhance the self-image of each individual learner as he/she becomes more professional.

Holders of this qualification are able to conduct the prescribed beauty service in a professional manner, and maintain service excellence in all their operations. 

The Further Education and Training Certificate: Beauty and Nail Technology is flexible enough to be offered in formal education for those not in employment and as well as in an occupationally directed workplace for learners already employed in the beauty industry. 

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

  • Set up a salon business.

  • Coordinate and perform a salon service.

  • Perform beauty services. 
    Or

  • Perform nail services. 

Entry

The following is the learning assumed to be in place: 

  • Communication Skills at NQF Level 3.

  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

    Recognition of Prior Learning: 
    The structure of this Unit Standard based Qualification makes provision for the Recognition of Prior Learning possible in that it can be achieve in whole or in part, if the learner is able to demonstrate competence in the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes implicit in the Beauty and Nail Technology qualification. Recognition of Prior Learning will be done by means of Integrated Assessment of the specific outcomes of the associated unit standards and of the Exit Level Outcomes of the qualification. 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 assessor. 

Compulsory unit standards

Compulsory unit standards: 
ID 377542: Perform temporary hair removal by means of waxing and bleaching, NQF Level 3, 6 Credits. 
ID 377487: Perform a relaxing back and neck massage, NQF Level 4, 6 Credits. 
ID 377488: Perform a facial and back cleanse service, NQF Level 4, 8 Credits. 
ID 377486: Perform make-up services for all occasions, NQF Level 4, 6 Credits. 
ID 377482: Perform eye lash tint and eyebrow tinting and shaping, NQF Level 3, 2 Credits. 
ID 377480: Perform a specialised manicure and pedicure using various techniques, NQF Level 4, 2 Credits. 
ID 377505: Perform manicure and pedicure services, NQF Level 3, 8 Credits. 
ID 377483: Identify disorders of the skin and hair, NQF Level 3, 8 Credits. 

Specialisation: Nail Services: 
Compulsory unit standards: 
ID 377505: Perform manicure and pedicure, NQF Level 3, 8 Credits. 
ID 377501: Apply gel nail technology, NQF Level 4, 5 Credits. 
ID 377520: Apply liquid and powder nail enhancements, NQF Level 4, 5 Credits. 
ID 377503: Apply fibre/silk nail technology, NQF Level 4, 5 Credits. 
ID 377480: Perform a specialised manicure and pedicure using various techniques, NQF Level 4, 2 Credits. 
ID 377541: Prepare and perform nail art service, NQF Level 3, 2 Credits. 

Generic elective unit standards: 
ID 377542: Perform temporary hair removal by means of waxing and bleaching, NQF Level 3, 6 Credits. 
ID 377482: Perform eye lash tint and eyebrow tinting and shaping, NQF Level 3, 2 Credits. 
ID 110025: Process data using information technology, NQF Level 4, 5 Credits. 
ID 252510: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of HIV and AIDS, other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Tuberculosis (TB) for counselling purposes, NQF Level 4, 3 Credits. 
ID 377481: Prepare and finish-off a salon service, NQF Level 4, 4 Credits. 
ID 263474: Manage finances of a new venture, NQF Level 4, 6 Credits. 
ID 263456: Plan strategically to improve new venture performance, NQF Level 4, 4 Credits. 
ID 114600: Apply innovative thinking to the development of a new business, NQF Level 4, 4 Credits. 
ID 377485: Perform nail air brushing services, NQF Level 4, 2 Credits. 
ID 377484: Perform nail services using an electric nail drill, NQF Level 4, 2 Credits. 
ID 377504: Apply make-up to reflect historical periods, NQF Level 3, 6 Credits. 
ID 377486: Perform make-up services for all occasions, NQF Level 4, 5 Credits. 
ID 14063: Apply Self Management through the Concepts of Positive Self-esteem and Resiliency, NQF Level 3, 2 Credits. 
ID 114828: Prepare for and perform a facial consultancy service, NQF Level 3, 5 Credits. 

Exit and Certification

The successful learners will be awarded a Certificate of Competence for this qualification through the authorised SDP.

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