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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Style long hair 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262604  Style long hair 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Hairdressing Cosmetology and Beauty 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Personal Care 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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
114795  Perform long hairstyle techniques  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard will be able to prepare, style long hair and complete follow up actions.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Preparing to style long hair.
  • Styling long hair into an elementary style.
  • Completing long hair style procedure. 

  • 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 2.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Hair analysis: Porosity, elasticity, texture, density, length, scalp conditions, growth patterns.
  • Hair preparation: Shampooing, blow drying, pre setting, straightening, tonging.
  • Styling Tools: Combs, brushes, clips, products.
  • Home care advice: Product types, hair maintenance.
  • Cleaning and tidying: Work areas, shampoo area, styling station. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare to style long hair. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The hair and scalp is analysed in accordance with organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The required hair style is selected in accordance with the client's requirements and confirmed to be compatible with hair and scalp analysis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The client is protected against water and/or product spillage in accordance with workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Hair is prepared for styling in accordance with client requirements and salon procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Style long hair into an elementary style. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Styling aids are selected that suit the hair and style required and are applied to the hair according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The selected hair style is produced without damaging hair. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Hair is dressed and finished using appropriate techniques to achieve the given requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Complete long hairstyle procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Satisfaction with hairstyle is confirmed with clients in accordance with organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Homecare advice is provided that is consistent with hair types and the completed service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Sanitation of tools and equipment is carried out according to workplace and legislative requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Work area is cleaned and tidied according to workplace and legislative requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • A comprehensive understanding of styles such as braiding, internal, external, fish tail, four braid, French rolls, chignons including backcombing/back-brushing.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the tools and techniques used to achieve long hair styles and shapes.
  • Hair types.
  • Relevant controlling legislation.
  • Principles and elements of hair design. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to the use of tools and equipment when styling long hair and for the analysis of the hair. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others by cleaning and tidying workstations when styling is completed. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities by preparing oneself and one's tools for the hair styling process and having these at hand when required. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to identify correct tools and equipment to use to style long 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 114795, "Perform long hairstyle techniques", Level 3, 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  65749   National Certificate: Hairdressing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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.
     
    NONE 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.