International accreditation for hairdressing courses


Tshwane North College (Tnc) For Further Education And Training:

School Of Hairdressing: Pretoria Campus

Since 6 January 2009 TNC?s School of Hairdressing has received full programme approval for their hairdressing course from City and Guilds.

Pretoria Campus will offer the following City and Guilds hairdressing qualifications:

Two-year full-time course.

? Ivq In Hairdressing - Women?s Hairdressing As Well As The Advanced Awards In Hairdressing

? Ivq In Hairdressing - Barbering As Well As The International Advanced Awards In Hairdressing

? Ivq In Hairdressing - African Caribbean Women?s Hairdressing As Well As The Advanced Awards In Hairdressing.

The course is NQF registered and approved by SAQA, and is fully integrated in the newly developed unit standards for the hairdressing qualification. Learners completing the qualification will receive an international advanced diploma in hairdressing that is accepted worldwide and candidates can immediately further their studies as hairdressing educators should they consider this option.

Details regarding the South Africa act for hairdressing are as follow:

The Skills Development Amendment Act appeared in the Government Gazette on 1 December 2008. Section 26D (2) (c-d) on page 10.

Trade test

26D. (1) Subject to any regulation made in terms of subsection (5), no person may obtain an artisan qualification in terms of this Act unless they have successfully undergone a trade test administered by an accredited trade test centre.

(2) A person may apply to undergo a trade test in respect of a trade if?
(a) that person has completed a learnership relevant to that trade; or
(b) that person has satisfied the relevant requirements of an apprenticeship in respect of that trade; or
(c) an accredited trade test centre has certified that the person has acquired sufficient prior learning related to that trade; and
(d) that person has completed any other learning programme resulting in an occupational or vocational qualification inclusive of prescribed work experience that entitles such person to undergo the relevant trade test.

Learners do not have to be in a learnership with a hairdressing salon to enrol for this course.

In the United Kingdom the hairdressing trade test is no longer required. International salon owners assess employees for the skills that are needed in their field of expertise before employment.

The course is developed to address the needs of everyone with a flair for hairdressing. Candidates who cannot write theory will be assessed orally. Candidates who are currently employed in another field and wish to study hairdressing part time, will be able to do so. Courses will be designed as far as possible to fit the needs of candidates.

Previous learners of TNC who studied hairdressing and want to acquire the City and Guilds advanced diploma can contact Pretoria Campus to arrange an assessment with City and Guilds for recognition of prior learning.

Candidates can enrol for the hairdressing course at Pretoria Campus until the end of January 2009 in room 52.

Contact details are as follows:

Tel: 012 401 1742

Hours: 08:00 - 15:00

Course Manager: Mrs Y Muller

Salon for Joy, in room 52, at Pretoria Campus will be fully operational as a hairdressing salon and will be open for the public from the end of February 2009.
Clients are advised to make use of the Church Street entrance for their visit to the hair salon. Ms Human is the contact person.

Clients can phone (012) 1674 between 08:00 - 15:00 to make appointments.