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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform an elementary hair cutting service 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262624  Perform an elementary hair cutting service 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Hairdressing Cosmetology and Beauty 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Personal Care 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will enable learners to perform an elementary hair cut using either scissors or clippers. It offers learners an opportunity to get the feel of using scissors or clippers at NQF Level 2.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Explain elementary haircutting techniques.
  • Perform an elementary haircutting service with scissors.
  • Perform an elementary haircutting service with clippers. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner will be competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 1.
  • Shampoo, condition and treat hair and scalp at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • All preparatory procedures may be carried out on a live model or on a mannequin.
  • The cutting service may be performed either on a live model or on a mannequin.
  • Elementary haircutting techniques include either:
    > A one length or a zero graduation cut.
    > A clipper cut. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain elementary haircutting techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Haircutting tools are categorised and explained in terms of their functions and care. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Elementary haircutting techniques are explained in accordance with industry standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Haircutting techniques referrers to elementary techniques.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Policies and procedures for cutting hair are explained according to salon requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Perform an elementary haircutting service with scissors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Elementary haircutting techniques with scissors are applied according to industry standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate tools are selected according to service requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Selected tools are used according to accepted industry practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The hair is cut according to the required style. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Hair is crosschecked according to required stlye/technique used.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Hair is sectioned according to required style/technique to be used. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Perform an elementary haircutting service with clippers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Elementary haircutting techniques with clippers are applied according to industry standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate tools and tool settings are selected for the cutting service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Selected tools are used according to accepted industry practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The hair is cut according to the required style. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Hair is crosschecked according to required stlye/technique used for an even result.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA in accordance with the current ETQA regulations.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Other ETQAs who have a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA would be responsible for moderation of achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Categories and types of haircutting tools.
  • Haircutting techniques for elementary styles. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems by choosing appropriate tools and methods for performing the basic cut. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others to provide a professional client service. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively to ensure that the workstation is prepared for the cutting service. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to ensure that appropriate methods and tools are used for the service. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively with the client to ensure satisfaction with the service. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically by correct use of tools and equipment during the cutting service. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  65750   National Certificate: Hairdressing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. ACADEMY OF SOMATOLOGY & HAIRDRESSING PTY LTD 
    2. AMBRO S DILIGENT SKILLS 
    3. AUM IT Solutions 
    4. BRIGHT IDEA PROJECTS 447 PTY LTD T/A MIND -THE- GAP 
    5. COLLEGE OF CAPE TOWN FOR FURTHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING 
    6. EKURHULENI PRO LOVE HAIR ACADEMY 
    7. ELMAXIM HAIR AND BEAUTY SALON 
    8. EXCELLE HAIR ACADEMY 2 
    9. FACE TO FACE 
    10. FACE TO FACE BEAUTY AND MAKE-UP DESIGN SCHOOL PTY LTD 
    11. HYDRO INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE PTY LTD 
    12. JO S HAIR N BEAUTYPTY LTD 
    13. LA LOUVE PRIVATE HAIR ACADEMY 
    14. LINZOS HAIR ACADEMY 
    15. PARTNERS HAIR DESIGN TRAINING ACADEMY CC 
    16. RAND INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT AND TRAINING CONSULTANTS PTY LTD 
    17. SERWALO HAIR ACADEMY 
    18. SOUTH CAPE TVET COLLEGE 
    19. STELLENBOSCH HAIR ACADEMY 
    20. STYLISH FLOW HAIR ACADEMY 
    21. SUSCA WATTS ACADEMY PTY LTD 
    22. THE BEAUTY HUB ACADEMY 
    23. THE SORBET EXPERIENCE PTY LTD 



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