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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Pincurl and Fingerwave hair 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262628  Pincurl and Fingerwave hair 
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  10 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
114785  Mould and finger wave the hair  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will enable learners to demonstrate an understanding of, and to produce fingerwaves and pincurls.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Describe pincurls and elements of wave patterns.
  • Mould and scale and fingerwave hair using a variety of techniques.
  • Pincurl hair using a variety of techniques. 

  • 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. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe pincurls and elements of wave patterns. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Parts of a pincurl are identified and described according to industry accepted definitions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Parts of the pincurl include but are not limited to:
  • Stem, base and curl.
  • Long stem, half stem, no stem, stand up, indentation.
  • Reverse pincurl.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The direction of pincurls is described in terms of how it relates to the desired outcome. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Direction of pincurls could either be clockwise, anti-clockwise.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Elements of wave patterns are identified and described according to industry accepted definitions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Elements of wave pattern include but are not limited to:
  • Crest and trough.
  • Waves lying parallel to each other.
  • Open end and a closed end.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Mould and scale and fingerwave hair using a variety of techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Hair is prepared so that it can be manipulated from roots to ends. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Hair is moulded and scaled in clean and clear directions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Hair is manipulated and formed in a full head fingerwave movement according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Pincurl hair using a variety of techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Hair is prepared so that it can be pincurled from roots to ends. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Hair is manipulated and formed into pincurl forms in accordance with standard operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Pincurl forms include but are not limited to:
  • Barrel pincurl.
  • Flat clock wise and anti clockwise pincurl.
  • Reverse pincurl.
  • Indentation pincurl.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Pincurls are secured using appropriate techniques that identify the direction of the pincurl. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The pincurl securing technique must:
  • Not be across the entire pincurl.
  • Indicate the direction of the pincurl.
  • Be determined by the size of the pincurl.
     


  • 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 
  • The parts of the pincurl: the stem, circle and base in relation to triangle rectangle and square.
  • The results of the crest, trough, circle, long stem, half stem, no stem, stand up and indentation pincurl.
  • The placement of the pincurl - on-base, off-base, half-off base. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying the technique to be used in order to achieve the desired effect. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others to prepare and complete the services within a commercial work environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in a professional, organised manner. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively so that all aspects of techniques are described coherently and accurately. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology to apply an understanding of the movement of hair. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 114785, "Mould and finger wave the hair", Level 2, 10 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  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.
     
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