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Hair Dressing and Beauty Therapy (NVCET) Certificate - KNEC

Vocational education in hairdressing and beauty therapy is education that prepares people to work as a beautician.



  •  Certificate  4 years

    The certificate in hairdressing and beauty therapy is the beginning of a career in hairdressing, salon management, and cosmetic entrepreneurship an industry that is ever-changing and has no boundaries to success.

    This course will train students to alter and care for people's hair, skin, and nails. This course will also provide students with various business skills, such as retail sales, entrepreneurship, and management, preparing graduates to start their own businesses or become salon managers.

    Career prospects:

    • Hairdresser,
    • Beautician,
    • Masseurs

    Progression path:

    • Artisan Certificate in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy

    Hair Dressing and Beauty Therapy NVCET Certificate - objectives

    Vocational education in hairdressing and beauty therapy is education that prepares people to work as a beautician. Vocational education is sometimes referred to as career and technical education.
    The General Education component of the curriculum aims at providing the trainee with complete secondary education in critical subjects like English Language, Economics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Entrepreneurial Studies and Mathematics to enhance the understanding of machines, tools and materials of their trades and their application and as a foundation for post-secondary technical education for the above-average trainee.

    Hence, it is hoped that trainees who successfully complete their trade and general education may be able to compete with their secondary school counterparts for direct entry into the polytechnics or colleges of education (Technical). The Social Studies component is designed to broaden the trainee’s social skills and their understanding of the environment.

    Technical and Vocational Education and Training serves multiple purposes. A key purpose is the preparation of youth for work. This takes the form of learning and developing work-related skills and mastery of underlying knowledge and scientific principles. Work is broadly defined and therefore refers to both formal employment and self-employment. To support self-employment, TVET curricula often include entrepreneurship training. Related to this is the social reproduction and transformation of occupational and vocational practices

    From a development point of view, TVET facilitates economic growth by increasing the productivity of workers. The returns from increased output far exceed the costs of training, direct and indirect, leading to economic growth.

    TVET like any other form of education also facilitates socio-economic development by enhancing the capacity of individuals to adopt practices that are socially worthwhile.

    As a form of education similar to all others, TVET aims to develop a broad range of personal capabilities that characterize an educated person. Thus, the provision of broad-based knowledge seeks to ensure critic-creative thinking.

    TVET also aims at developing capacities for effective communication and effective interpersonal relations

    Entry Requirements

    The Minimum Entry Requirements are:

    • KCPE Certificate,
    • Any other equivalent qualification as approved by KNEC.

    The duration for the course is 4 years including compulsory industrial attachment

    • Level one takes 2 years
    • Level two takes 2 years

    Hair Dressing and Beauty Therapy NVCET Certificate - course content

    • Preparation of clients for salon services
    • Shampooing, conditioning and treatment therapy
    • Hair & scalp physiology
    • Setting & styling
    • Colouring & bleaching
    • Braiding
    • Manicure and pedicure
    • Make-up
    • Tweezing
    • Tweezing & Threading
    • People Skills
    • Salon Management
    • First Aid
    • Financial management
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Manicuring/pedicuring
    • Facial services
    • History, Life Skills, Professional Image & Communication
    • Nail Structure, Nail Disorders & Disease, Properties of hair & scalp, basic chemistry & electricity
    • Principles of Hair Design, Shampooing, Scalp Care & Hair Shaping
    • Hair Styling
    • Chemical Waving/Relaxing
    • Hair Removal
    • Facials
    • Facial Make-up
    • Manicuring, Pedicuring, Nail Extensions
    • Trends and techniques
    • Anatomy and physiology
    • Theory and practice

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