Higher Certificate: Health and Skincare NQF Level 5
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Higher Certificate: Health and Skincare
NQF Level 5 (SAQA ID 90615)
The purpose of the Higher Certificate: Health and Skincare offered at Dermatech is to provide
learners an opportunity to gain the required knowledge to enter the Health and Skincare industry.
The Higher Certificate constitutes the first year of study with the Advanced Certificate concluding the
second year. Combined, these Certificates produce a Level 6 accredited qualification.
Over two years, learners will be equipped with specialised knowledge, as well as practical and
marketable skills to become Senior and/or Head Therapists.
Why choose this field
There has been a massive shift in the popularity of Holistic Health which has sparked interest in the
body, mind and spirit aspect with Health and Skincare therapy featuring high on the list of
With the extended knowledge and skills offered in the Higher Certificate: Health and Skincare,
learners who achieve this qualification will be well equipped to take his/her place in the alternative
health practices industry.
Completing the Dermatech Higher Certificate: Health and Skincare will serve as foundation to enter the
Advanced Certificate: Health and Skincare which forms the entry requirement for the international membership
examinations offered by CIDESCO, CIBTAC, ITEC and SAAHSP.
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The purpose of the Higher Certificate: Health and Skincare NQF Level 5 offered at Dermatech is to
provide learners an opportunity to gain experience and a qualification after one year with the prospect
of entering the Health and Skincare Industry with the required knowledge, practical and marketable
skills as a Junior Beauty Therapist.