NATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN cosmetology and body therapy


This National Certificate in Cosmetology, Hairdressing and Body Therapy (NCCB), curriculum is aimed at producing graduates who are relevant to the industry and world of work. It is learner-centred and competence-based and emphasises acquisition of skills through practical teaching and execution of projects.

The curriculum is in line with the BTVET Act of (2008), the BTVET Strategic Plan 2011 – 2020 of “Skilling Uganda’’ and the Uganda Vision 2040.

The competences that the learner is expected to acquire are clearly spelt out in the modules covered in each of the three terms of an academic year. The modules offered in this course are packaged in a manner that will enable the learner to attain particular skills required for performing tasks at any level of the respective year of study.

Modules such as Computer Applications, Basic Kiswahili and Life Skills, are aimed at enhancing the learner’s report writing, communication and presentation skills.

In addition, modules such as Hair Care and Design, Chemical Hair Reformation, Fundamentals of Hairdressing, Basic Beauty Therapy, Hair Cutting and Barbering, Basic Hair Colouring and Real Life Project are aimed at equipping the learner with the core hands-on skills and techniques in Cosmetology and Body Therapy.

When effectively implemented, this curriculum should be able to produce trainees with skills in Cosmetology and Body Therapy who will be able to:
1. Analyse hair
2. Weave and plate hair
3. Condition and treat hair and scalp
4. Design and style hair
5. Cut, trim and shape hair
6. Shape eyebrows and colour eyelashes
7. Massage and tone clients
8. Care for the nails

Applied Technician’s Mathematics module is aimed at improving learner’s ability to judge and make decisions, estimate and cost materials and labor, analyze data and understand trends in the world of work.

The Entrepreneurship Skills module provides the learner with skills of starting up, profitably managing and sustaining an enterprise in an ethical manner.

Industrial Training, which comes at the end of each academic year, is aimed at bridging the gap between institutional-based training and the world of work.


National Certificate in Cosmetology and Body Therapy (Examined by UBTEB)

Admission requirements: A candidate shall be eligible for admission to the Uganda National Certificate in Cosmetology and Body Therapy on meeting any of the following minimum qualifications:

A candidate should have obtained a Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least 3 credit passes 

At least a credit in Uganda Junior Technical  Certificate from a recognized institution in any of the  fields or any other  field as approved by the Selection Committee constituted by the Ministry of Education and Sports.

Duration: 2 years.


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Semester 1: Year 1
TCTM 101: Applied Technician mathematics 1
TCCS 101: Life skills.

TCCA 101: Computer applications.
TCMF 101: Workshop technology and practice 1.
TCMF 102: Engineering drawing.

Semester 2: Year 1
TCMF 103: Engineering science.
TCMF 104: Engineering materials.
TCMF 105: Real life project.
TCMF 111: Industrial training.

Semester One: Year 2
TCMF 201: Applied Technician mathematics 11
TCMF 201: Entrepreneurship skills.
TCCS 201: Basic Swahili.
TCMF 202: Mechanical engineering drawing.

Semester Two: Year 2
TCMF 203: Electrical engineering science.
TCMF 205: Real project II
TCMF 111: Industrial training.