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Beauty Technology (RIMS)


The purpose of the Further Education and Training Certificate: Beauty and Nail Technology are to develop the self-directed skills and knowledge of those employed in the beauty industry as nail technologists, beautician or make-up artists. It is designed for people who wish to extend their range of skills and knowledge of the industry and those wishing to follow a career in the beauty industry. The qualification is aimed at developing the necessary task skills, task management skills and job/role management skills of those working or intending to work in the beauty industry. The learners will be able to integrate the generic salon requisite skills, knowledge, values and attitudes with those specific to the beauty industry, ensuring the business in which they operate runs smoothly and offers excellent customer service according to industry standards.

This qualification is awarded to people who have demonstrated the relevant skills and knowledge required to perform a range of beauty services at a basic level within the salon environment. It will lead to entrepreneurial opportunities for learners already operating or joining this profession and enhance the self-image of each individual learner as he/she becomes more professional. Holders of this qualification are able to conduct the prescribed beauty service in a professional manner and maintain service excellence in all their operations.

The Further Education and Training Certificate: Beauty and Nail Technology are flexible enough to be offered informal education for those not in employment and as well as in an occupationally directed workplace for learners already employed in the beauty industry.

On achieving this qualification, the learner will be able to:

  • Set up a salon business.
  • Coordinate and perform a salon service.
  • Perform beauty services.
  • Perform nail services.