New South Africa hairdressing qualifications ..
New South Africa hairdressing qualifications
25 September 2013
When it comes to hairdressing, South Africans will now be more employable than ever.
City & Guilds recently signed a collaboration agreement with Employers’ Organisation for Hairdressing, Cosmetology and Beauty (EOHCB) and UASA the Union. This collaboration will ensure that people who take City & Guilds hairdressing courses in South Africa will get training that’s customised for their market.
EOHCB represents all employers in the hairdressing and cosmetology services industry and UASA is a trade union representing workers’ rights and interest in the workplace.
The historic agreement will allow learners who are completing the City & Guilds Level 2 and Level 3 Diplomas in Hairdressing to receive a qualification recognised for employment purposes by the EOHCB and UASA. Their City & Guilds certificates will have all three logos.
Stephen Delport, Sector Manager: Hairdressing, Beauty & Cosmetology of UASA, applauded the new launch.
‘Hairdressing, including barbering, is one of the most widespread industries and there’s no substitute for high quality training when it comes to learning the skills required to develop a successful career,’ he said.
Meanwhile, Orenna Krut, City & Guilds Director for Africa, said, ‘The introduction of these new qualifications supports our wider promise within the services industry, helping all learners to achieve the relevant skills they need to succeed in work and life.’
Learners who previously completed other courses will have the opportunity to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) in order to be assessed against the City & Guilds hairdressing qualifications.