Make-Up Ghana To Introduce Curriculum For Make-Up Artistry Under COTVET

Rebecca Donkor

As part of efforts to standardise the training and certification of practitioners in the colour cosmetics industry, the Council for Technical & Vocational Education & Training (COTVET) in collaboration with Make-Up Ghana is set to introduce a curriculum for the make-up industry.

It has developed two competency-based training packages at levels three and four of the National Technical & Vocational Education & Training Qualification Framework (NTVETQF) for the make-up artistry.

Currently, the make-up industry does not have any competency-based training programme dedicated solely to the training of its practitioners.

This has forced make-up artists to either practise their art and craft based on individual experience and standards or enrol in programmes which have a very minor focus on make-up artistry. The industry collectively clamoured for standardisation in training and practice.

In pursuit of this agenda, the regulatory agency for the TVET sector, COTVET, gave technical assistance to Make-Up Ghana with funding from Skills Development Fund Phase II to develop accredited make-up artistry programmes.

A curriculum development team consisting of experts from the beauty industry, Make-Up Ghana and COTVET worked together under the National TVET Qualifications Framework and the Ghana harmonised competency-based training approach.

The curriculum development which was completed in August will be officially introduced collaboratively by Make-Up Ghana and COTVET on November 13 2020. It will be available to all training institutions for the training and certification of practitioners nationwide.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Make-Up Ghana, Rebecca Donkor, believes the accredited competency-based training programmes will have a huge impact on the industry.

“It’s high time we brought sanity in the industry and Make-Up Ghana decided to champion this to show leadership as the industry advocate for beauty.

Existing practitioners can regularise their accreditation to be compliant with the laws of Ghana.  New trainees can ensure the vocational programmes they register for will lead to proper accreditation. Consumers can verify which make-up artists working on their faces are well trained and accredited. Sanity can now prevail across the industry,” she said.

Ms. Donkor continued, “Dr. Fred Kyei Asamoah is delighted and proud of this major achievement during his tenure as the Executive Director of COTVET.  As part of our five-year TVET strategic plan, it is envisioned that by 2022, all TVET institutions will be using competency-based training curriculums for instruction.”