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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Perform a manicure 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114786  Perform a manicure 
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2010-05-15  2011-02-16  SAQA 0480/09 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2012-02-16   2015-02-16  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
377505  Perform a manicure and pedicure service  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to prepare their workstation and their clients' hand for the treatment.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Preparing the workstation for a manicure according to organisational requirements
  • Preparing client for manicure treatment
  • Managing and perform a manicure
  • Managing and performing buffing on nails
  • Managing and performing the application of nail varnish
  • Managing and performing a French manicure (two tone manicure) 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence against unit standards in mathematical, computer, numerical and communication studies at NQF Level 2 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The client should be seated or reclined.
  • Hygienic procedures are to be followed: Personal cleanliness, sanitation of tools and work area.
  • Appropriate tools for a pedicure could include nail scissors, nail clippers cuticle nippers, orange stick, emery boards, hoof sticks, buffers, foot files and foot rasp. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare the workstation for a manicure according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The service to be performed is determined verbally by questioning the client. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The workstation for a manicure is prepared with the applicable tools, products and materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The record keeping documents are selected and made available for completion according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The workstation meets the required levels of hygiene according to organisational requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare client for a manicure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The client is received and prepared according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The client's nails and skin are assessed and recommendations are captured on client record card. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The nails and surrounding skin are cleansed and made free of any varnish with appropriate products and tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The natural nail is shaped according to client's preferences using appropriate tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The hands are soaked in a sanitising solution according to organisational requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Manage and perform a manicure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The appropriate exfolliant is selected and applied according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The cuticles are softened and pushed back with minimum discomfort to the client using appropriate products and tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A relaxing massage is conducted in a continuous manner on the hands and forearms with an appropriate medium utilizing effleurage, petrissage and / or friction movements to suit the client's needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Record card is completed and client advised on homecare treatments, retail products and time schedule for follow up appointment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Safety and hygienic practices are followed and adhered to throughout the process. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Manage and perform a temporary nail repair and buffing on nails. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Prepare the cuticles and nails according to manufacturer's recommendation according to organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The nail plate is repaired with mending tissue and saturated with mending liquid. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The nail is buffed with appropriate products and tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The nail plate is buffed to optimum level without over buffing. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Manage and perform the application of nail varnish. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The chosen colour varnish is applied to the nail plate in an even manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Products are applied according to manufacturer's instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Product is applied smoothly without skin contamination. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Sales opportunities for further treatments, products and suitable homecare advice are identified and recommended that are suitable with the clients needs. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Manage and perform of nail varnish and perform a traditional French manicure (two tone manicure). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The chosen colour varnish is applied to the nail plate in an even manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Products are applied according to manufacturer's instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Product is applied smoothly without skin contamination. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The traditional two colours of varnish are applied according to manufacturer's instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    All lines are applied to create crisp, clear, and symmetrical definitions on all nails. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Sales opportunities for further treatments, products and suitable homecare advice are identified and recommended that are suitable with the clients needs. 


    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 basic understanding of consultation techniques and purposes.
  • A basic understanding of assessment techniques and record cards.
  • An in depth understanding of manicure products and tools, their purpose, indications, precautions and effects.
  • A broad understanding of the working environment, hygienic and efficient preparation of surroundings, tools, materials, consumables and waste disposal.
  • A basic understanding of working practices, techniques, safe and hygienic practices, according to company instruction.
  • A basic understanding of the identification of contra-indications in the form of skin and nail diseases and disorders.
  • A basic understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the nail and nail bed. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in order to plan and perform successful manicure services on a range of clients and to identify and solve problems such as dealing with contra-indications, selection of unsuitable nail shapes and / or treatment choices by the client. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation and community by booking, preparing and completing any of the manicure services within a commercial work environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by booking, preparing and completing any of the manicure services in a professional, organised and cost effective manner. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to perform the most suitable manicure services. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively giving appropriate homecare advice to clients, completing client record cards and recommending related services and products. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to complete the manicure services and using products and tools in a safe and professional manner. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 377505, which is "Perform a manicure and pedicure service", Level 3, 8 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  65111   National Certificate: Beauty Technology  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2011-02-16  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  48744   Further Education and Training Certificate: Beauty (Nail Technology)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2011-02-16  Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement 


    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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