Certificate in Beauty and Nail Technology
SSETA Services Sector Education and training
FET Certificate in Beauty and Nail Technology
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.
Perform nail services.
This Further Education and Training Certificate: Beauty and Nail Technology will assist in job creation within the Beauty and Cosmetology Industry as a whole and can lead to entrepreneurial opportunities for learners. It will also assist in enhancing of the self-image of each individual learner. An improved self-image leads to a more positive outlook and performance within the job market and society. In addition, this Qualification provides a framework for learners to develop competencies that will enable them to become competent in the Beauty and Nail Technology industry. It introduces some theoretical concepts, requires the application of a base of knowledge and requires a well-developed range of skills that will enable learners to be informed workers in the beauty industry.
The primary purpose of the qualification is todevelop the foundational, practical and reflexive competencies required for a career in the beauty profession.
Central to the Qualification is the development of a culture of professionalism and service excellence in the Beauty and Cosmetology industry.
Learners working towards this Further Education and Training Certificate: Beauty and Nail Technology will find that the acquisition of competence in the unit standards, which make up the Qualification, will add value to their job performance.
Assumed learning 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