Duration = 3 Years


Entry Qualification

Pass the A/L Examination under any subject stream or complete the NVQ Level 4

Module Structure

This Competency-Based Training (CBT) curriculum has been developed based on NationalCompetency Standards for Cosmetology Technology (competency standard code: O93T001) which specifies the skills required by the industry at the middle management level. Middle management level competencies are referred to in National Vocational Qualifications(NVQ) framework at Level 5 & 6. This curriculum is treated as the national curriculum which facilitates the teaching and learning process in Competency-Based Training (CBT) mode leading to the award of NVQ Level 5 & 6 National Diplomas under the NVQ Framework.

NVQ Level 05 – Semester 01

  • Introduction to professional cosmetology and ethics
  • Health, safety and First aid in cosmetology services
  • Limitations of cosmetologist with respect to skin, hair and nail disorders to be attended
  • Nutrition, diet, and exercise-related to cosmetology
  • Cosmetics products for skin, nail and hair services
  • Advance skincare
  • Workplace information management
  • Workplace CommunicationManagement


NVQ Level 05 – Semester 02

  • Advance hair treatments and advance hairdressing
  • Customer care, market promotions and interpersonal relations in the salon
  • Advance hand care and footcare
  • Regulatory requirements for the hair & beauty industry
  • Infrastructure and equipment maintenance
  • Planning and Scheduling work at a workplace

NVQ Level 06 – Semester 03

  • Ayurvedic beauty therapy
  • Anatomy and physiology of skin, hair, and nails
  • Advanced makeup
  • Staff training and development
  • Problem Solving and DecisionMaking
  • Teamwork and Leadership

NVQ Level 06 – Semester 04

  • Organize competition and shows
  • Marketing of cosmetology services
  • Entrepreneurship in cosmetology
  • Creating & maintaining a learning culture at the workplace


NVQ Level 06 – Semester 04 – Elective Modules

  • Advanced nail technology
  • Nail artistry
  • Operations and maintenance of electrical machines used in skincare
  • Advance skin technology
  • Chemical services on Hair
  • Hair artistry and fantasy hairstyles


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