A course in hair care/ hair dressing prepares the students for entrance into a challenging and creative world of employment, and provides the foundation upon which students pave their entry into the business world and self-employment.

LEVELS
NQF Levels 2 – 4

WHERE TO STUDY THIS COURSE
Alexandra Campus

SHORT COURCES
NQF L1 (Hair Dressing Skills)

PERSONALITY TRAITS
• Creative
• Diligent
• A love of people
• Responsible

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
• Hair stylist
• Salon owner
• Technical advisor

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • For NQF Level 1: Grade 8 qualification
  • For NQF Level 2: Grade 9 qualification OR NQF Level 1 qualification OR Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for candidates who may have had exposure to relevant work experience such as in a salon
  • For NQF Level 3: NQF Level 2
  • For NQF Level 4: NQF Level 3

DURATION & REGISTRATION
The duration of the entry level skills course (i.e. NQF Level 1) is six months. The duration of all other levels (i.e. NQF Levels 2-4) is one year.

Registration for NQF Level 1 takes place twice a year, in January and July. However, registration for the year programmes takes place once a year, in January.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • NQF Level 1 – on completion of this level, students will have accumulated 50 credits and obtain a certificate
  • NQF Level 2 – on completion this level, students will have accumulated 130 credits and obtain a certificate
  • NQF Level 3 – on completion of this level, students will have accumulated 121 credits and obtain a certificate
  • NQF Level 4 – on completion of this level, students will have accumulated 129 credits and obtain a certificate

ASSESSMENT

  • Students will undergo continuous formative assessment conducted by internal assessors and moderators
  • Internal and external assessors will oversee summative assessment, moderated by external moderators accredited by the relevant Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA)

CURRICULUM

NQF LEVELS 2

FUNDAMENTALS
• Numeracy
• Literacy
• Life Skills
• Computer Skills
• Communication Skills
• HIV/AIDS

CORE
• Safety, security and housekeeping
• Understanding the hairdressing industry
• Handle and dispose of waste
• Knowledge of hairdressing tools and equipment
• Receptionist functions
• Shampooing, conditioning and treatment of hair
• Demonstrate and apply ethics in the workplace
• First Aid

ELECTIVES
• Hair extensions
• Hair massage and treatment
• Braiding and dreadlocks
• Remove and apply colour

NQF LEVEL 3

FUNDAMENTALS
• Literacy
• Text analysis
• Calculations
• Analyze data

CORE
• Basic cutting and shaping of hair
• Colouring
• Product knowledge
• Styling of hair
• Understanding clients with specialneeds
• Understanding structure, growth and disorders of the skin, nails and hair

ELECTIVES
• Salon equipment
• Hot towel treatment, shaving, cutting and trimming facial hair
• Long hair styling techniques
• Bridal, evening and photographic make-up

NQF LEVEL 4

FUNDAMENTALS
• Communication
• Business Communication
• Numeracy

CORE
• Colouring and lightening skills
• Perm
• Salon management
• Occupational health and safety
• Financial skills
• Stock management
• Sales in the business environment

ELECTIVES
• Competition techniques
• Developing a salon business plan
• Research and plan salon equipment
• Perform hair relaxation