National Certification In Hairdressing

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National Certification in Hairdressing (including NQF Levels 2,3 & 4)

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 Programme enables learners to develop towards becoming professional hairdressers.

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


Type of Programme

Full Time

National Certification


The purpose of this National Certification 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

National Certiciate NQF Level 2:

Although we recommend all learners to have a Grade 12 or equivalent, the minimum admission requirements to this qualification is 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 level 2, 3 & 4 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.