National Certificate In Hair

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National Certificate in Hair

At Dermatech we focus on giving you all the theoretical knowledge you need, combined with adequate practical time in a well-equipped training salon.
You’ll enjoy salon days where you practice what you’ve learned. First, you’ll work with model heads (dolls)
and later with real clients. You’ll cut, style, colour, relax, perm… all under the guidance of experienced facilitators and industry experts.
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Why choose this field

This qualification enables learners to develop towards becoming professional hairdressers.

The Level 2 qualification is the first of three qualifications which culminate in a professional hairdressing qualification
and is designed to serve as an introduction to the hairdressing industry and provide the learner with the basics of hairdressing.
The Level 3 qualification follows on from the Level 2 qualification in enabling learners to develop towards becoming professional hairdressers
and focuses on core hairdressing activities of cutting, relaxing, styling and colouring.
The Level 4 qualification follows on from the NQF Level 3 qualification in enabling learners to qualify as professional hairdressers
and focuses on advanced hairdressing techniques such as perming, advanced colouring and braiding and dreadlocks as well as on a series of management functions
designed to assist qualified hairdressers to set up and manage their own businesses.
Completing 6 months per NQF level on campus enables learners to progressively obtain the National Certificate in Hairdressing once the required practical work component of 18 months is completed.


Type of Programme

Full Time

National Qualification


The purpose of this qualification is to produce fully competent hairdressers. Learners will acquire skills needed as hairdressers such as, hair and scalp treatments, cuts and styles hair, and they must be able to perform chemical hairdressing services in a professional, safe and environmentally responsible manner.

Admission Requirements

NQF 2:

The minimum admission requirements to this qualification are:

Grade 9 it is assumed that the learner attempting this qualification is competent in:

Communication at NQF Level 1

Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1


The programme duration is 18 months full time with 18 months in-service training. Tuition is face to face and programmes are offered during the week on a full-time basis.