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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform a hot towel and shaving service 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262608  Perform a hot towel and shaving 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 3  NQF Level 03 
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
114793  Conduct a hot towel treatment and shave, cut and trim facial hair  Level 3  NQF Level 03   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will enable learners to perform barbering service in the form of a hot towel treatment and shaving service.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Prepare workstation and client for hot towel and shaving service.
  • Prepare and apply hot towel treatment.
  • Shave facial hair. 

  • 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.
  • Identify disorders of the skin and hair at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for hot towel and shaving service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The workstation is prepared for the hot towel and shaving service according to industry standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The client is gowned and protected in readiness for the service to be provided in accordance with industry standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Facial skin is assessed for contra indications to the hot towel and shaving service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The client is consulted with to determine shaving requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Consultation can refer to but is not limited to:
  • Analysis of skin.
  • Direction of hair growth.
  • Desired beard design/clean shave.
  • Hair type/texture.
  • Moustache.
  • Sideburns.
  • Cleaning of Neckline with razor.
  • Fashionable beard trimming.
  • Removal of nose and ear hairs.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare and apply a hot towel treatment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Reasons, methods and procedures for applying a hot towel treatment are explained according to industry standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A clean towel is prepared and heated according to salon procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A hot towel is placed on client's face in accordance with salon requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The towel is removed from the client's face in accordance with salon requirements after an appropriate time span. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Shave facial hair. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Shaving procedures are explained according to industry standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The razor is prepared according to industry standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The client's face is lathered according to industry standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The clients head is positioned at appropriate angles for effective shaving according to service requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The clients face is shaved using appropriate angles and directions according to industry standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The shave is checked after completion to ensure all hair is removed. 


    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 
  • Safety precautions required for shave and hot towel treatment.
  • Facial skin disorders and contra indications.
  • Products available for completing hot towel treatment and for after care.
  • Beard/facial hair designs.
  • Factors influencing shaving technique.
  • Products and processes for shaving after care and home care. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems related to analysing the client's skin and assessing the type of service and product required for the hot towel treatment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others to provide a professional hot towel and shaving service to clients. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by preparing tools and equipment for the service to be provided. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information in order to perform an analysis of the client's skin. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively with the client in order to establish the client's requirements and to provide an effective after care 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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 114793, "Conduct a hot towel treatment and shave, cut and trim facial hair", Level 3, 4 credits.

    Hygiene, safety and sanitisation procedures are followed throughout the shaving service according to industry standards. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  65749   National Certificate: Hairdressing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  65729   Further Education and Training Certificate: Hairdressing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  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. ABVAHO PHANDA GROUP PTY LTD 
    2. ACADEMY OF SOMATOLOGY HAIRDRESSING PTY LTD 
    3. ADEOMOBA HAIR GALLERY 
    4. CAMBLISH TRAINING INSTITUTE PTY LTD 
    5. CENTRAL JOHANNESBURG COLLEGE 
    6. COLLEGE OF CAPE TOWN FOR FURTHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING 
    7. CRL BEAUTY SCHOOL 
    8. DURBAN UNISEX BEAUTY PARLOUR 
    9. EFFECTIVE INTERACTIONS 
    10. EKURHULENI PRO LOVE HAIR ACADEMY 
    11. ENZI HAIR STUDIO CC 
    12. HAIR BY KARIN 
    13. HYDRO INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE PTY LTD 
    14. JABU STONE ENTERPRISES 
    15. JO S HAIR N BEAUTY PTY LTD 
    16. KHAMOR TRAVEL AGENCY CC 
    17. LOCC RAZOR SCISSORS HAIR ACADEMY PTY LTD. 
    18. MILZET HOLDINGS PTY LTD 
    19. NGHEZIMANI HOLDINGS PTY LTD 
    20. NRBC TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT PTY LTD 
    21. POTCHEFSTROOM AKADEMIE SCHOOL FOR HAIR TECHNOLOGY 
    22. SERWALO HAIR ACADEMY 



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