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SAAHSP was registered as an QAP (Quality Assurance Partner) for QCTO (Quality Council for Trades and Occupations) on the 19th March 2013.


  • SAQA ID  58310 Advanced Certificate - National Diploma Health and Skincare Therapy

    • Learning programmes linked​

      • CIDESCO Diploma Health and Skincare

      • ITEC Diploma Health and Skincare​

      • SAAHSP Diploma Health and Skincare 


SAAHSP Professional Body has been appointed by QCTO (Quality Council for Trade and Occupations) the delegation of Quality Assurance Partner for the following SAQA Qualifications:


National Diploma: Health and Skincare 



QAP Delegation Function is as follows:

  1. Accredit Providers for the qualification 58310 National Diploma: Health and Skincare;

  2. Monitor the provision by providers of learning programmes leading to the qualification;

    1. Refer to the list above for the learning programmes aligned to the Qualification.

  3. Evaluate Learner assessment and the moderation of learner assessment by providers;

  4. Register Assessors to undertake assessments for specified qualifications;

  5. Certify Learners in accordance with the policy determined by the Minister in terms of section 26F of the SDA;

  6. Maintain a comprehensive learner information management system;

  7. Upload Learner data to the NLRD according to the NLRD load specifications;

  8. Perform functions consistent with the NQF Act and the SDA.


SAAHSP QAP Procedure for Training Provider:

  1. Accreditation of Providers;

    1. SAAHSP receives a request from the training provider (applicant).

    2. SAAHSP invoices training Provider the QAP Registration fee.  This fee will include the Site Visit as well as the first years QAP Registration fee.   Current fee structure is R4400 including excluding travel expenses (flights).

    3. Once payment is received SAAHSP will send the applicant the Quality Assurance Checklist document to provisionally complete and ensure all criteria and documentation is in place before Site Visit commences.

    4. SAAHSP office will appoint an independent External Verifier in the area to perform the site visit.

    5. SAAHSP will contact the applicant to arrange a convenient date and time for the site visit.  Please note; the duration of the site visit can take up to 3 hours depending on the availability and preparation of the documents.

    6. On completion of the site visit, a report shall be compiled by the external verifier.

    7.  SAAHSP will provide feedback and allocate the following status to the provider:

      1. Provisionally accredited – all successful schools will be listed as provisionally accredited until the first external moderation has been completed for the applied learning programme. 

      2. Accredited – after first successful external moderation has been achieved.

      3. Pending – should there be criteria outstanding after the site visit was completed.




4.1  How many CPD Points are required for Registered Practitioners?

Registered Practitioners are required to obtain 60 CPD points over two years and after this cycle has lapsed any points over the minimum required for the 2 years will be transferred to the next cycle.  CPD points are allocated according the complexity and duration of a CPD activity.

4.2  Compulsory CPD activities

Practitioners are allowed great freedom when selecting CPD activities.  However, the industry has agreed that the education and training component of the CPD is compulsory.  A CPD calendar will therefore be set up by the industry professional bodies at the beginning of each year.  Practitioners will need to ensure that they diarize and attend the scheduled CPD activities.

Participation will be recorded through the signing of a register.  Failure to participate in events will result in the practitioner being de-registered.



4.3  Schedule of CPD activities

There are four categories of CPD activities, namely


4.3.1  Professional Development - CLICK for details

These are any activities that contribute toward the development of the practitioner in relation to the industry. 

4.3.2  Personal Development - CLICK for details

These are activities that contribute toward the development of knowledge and skills that are not directly relate to Nail Technology, Beauty and Health and Skincare, but that grows the practitioner as a person and as a professional practicing as a qualified practitioner.


 4.3.3. Education and Training - CLICK for details

These activities include all education and training gained through SAQA accredited qualifications, short courses, certifications on products, seminars and conferences focused on content specific to Nail Technology, Beauty and Health and Skincare.  Participation as lecturer, facilitator or guest lecturer is also included in this category.

4.3.4.  Reading and Publishing - CLICK for details

These activities include the reading of articles in magazines, accredited journals, industry magazines, books and credible websites.  It also includes the publishing of articles in the same.


Participation in the CPD program in four (4) easy steps



  1. The four (4) steps:


5.1.1  Decide on CPD activities to participate in in order to achieve the points required.

Use the schedule of CPD activities and record the activities interested in, by using all four categories, on the CPD record card in the “planned” column. 

5.1.2  Participate in planned activities from all four categories to accumulate the required points.

Execute activities planned.  Make sure training dates are diarized and that you have registered for the events.  Set realistic goals and stick to achieving them if activities like reading books or self-development activities were chosen.


5.1.3  Record participation by using the CPD record card.

Ensure the four categories are included and record all completed activities on CPD record card.

Include copies of evidence of participation in a file so that everything is kept on record and in an easily accessible place.  The record card needs to be submitted once a year to the professional body responsible for managing CPD.

5.1.4  Monitor and Evaluate progress throughout the CPD period.

CPD progress should be checked quarterly to ensure the set out goals were achieved, are still achievable or further goals need to be set if not achieved. Highlight areas of concern and focus to achieve the number of CPD points that are necessary.  CPD is a continuous process and not something done once a year in order to complete and submit the CPD record card.



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