When a learner decides to follow the National course, he/she will attend classes at the Academy every day from Monday to Friday for one full year until the three NQF Levels are successfully completed. Students will attend lectures and workshops in their Second year of study on a Part time basis once a week and the remainder of the week Students will be required to work in a registered salon to complete their practical workplace experience allowing them to qualify to complete their National Trade Test.
This Level enables learners to develop the skills required to become professional hairdressers. This is the first of three levels of which culminate in a professional hairdressing qualification. This level is designed to serve as an introduction to the hairdressing industry and provide the learner with the basics of hairdressing.
This level builds on the NQF Level 2, bringing learners another step closer to becoming professional hairdressers. This level, registered at NQF Level 3, focuses on core hairdressing activities of cutting, relaxing, styling and colouring.
This Level follows on the NQF Level 3, which focuses on advanced hairdressing techniques such as perming, advanced colouring, braiding, dreadlocks and on a series of management functions designed to assist qualified hairdressers to set up and manage their own businesses. The inclusion of business skills in this qualification is essential, due to the very large number of skilled professionals who set up their own businesses at some point during their career, of which a significant number do so immediately after completing their qualification.
This course is Nationally Accredited by Services SETA, QCTO and adheres to the National Qualification Framework (NQF) as prescribed by The South African Qualification Authority (SAQA).