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

Prepare for and apply fibre / silk nail technology 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114797  Prepare for and apply fibre / silk nail technology 
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 4  NQF Level 04  10 
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
377503  Apply fibre/silk nail technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to prepare their workstation for a fibre/silk service and prepare the client for the required treatment.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Preparing the workstation and client for a fibre / silk service according to organisational requirements
  • Preparing the nail plate according to manufacturers recommendation
  • Applying, shaping and blending artificial tips
  • Applying nail repair and overlay
  • Applying fibre / silk nails to clients requirements
  • Filling and removing fibre / silk nails 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners assessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence against unit standards: Perform a manicure and Perform a pedicure at NQF Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Types of fibre/silk nail enhancement services and types of fibre/silk nails available
  • Adhesive techniques are applied as per manufacturer's instructions
  • Nail assessment principles, methods and techniques
  • Methods and techniques for applying fibre/silk nails
  • Methods and techniques for shaping and blending artificial tips and extensions
  • Methods and techniques for the safe removal of nail enhancements 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare the workstation for fibre/silk enhancement service according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The workstation is prepared for a fibre/silk nail technology service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The client is received ad prepared according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The client's nail and skin is assessed and any abnormalities that preclude treatments are recorded on client record card. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All recommendations of further treatments as well as possible home care products are recorded. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare the nail plate according to manufacturers recommendation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A complete set of nails should be used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Prepare the cuticles and nail plate according to the manufacturers recommendation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The appropriate products and implement as listed by the supplier and company. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The understanding of different preparation products used are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply, shape and blend artificial tips. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tips are selected to fit the "C" curve of the natural nail. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tips are applied with correct adhesive and should fit from "side to side". 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Nail tips that are appropriate to the size and shape of the clients natural nails are used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Tips are cut and shaped according to client's preference. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Tips are blended to a natural colour without any lines, milky shadows or over buffing company's according to company's safety and hygienic requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply nail repair and overlay. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A complete system should be used and no mixing and matching of products should occur. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The weak point should be reinforced with resin and mesh according to manufacturers recommendation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The overly is applied to follow the natural shape of the nail according the manufacturers recommendation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The application techniques are managed so that it leaves a free margin around the cuticle and sidewall area of the nail. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The finished surface of the nail is balanced with a smooth even shine surface with no ridges at the cuticle line and an even clear defined small line. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Apply fibre / silk nails according to client's requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The manufacturer's instructions for product use and application is followed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Application techniques are adapted to meet the client's nail shape and condition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The nail shape and length complements the client's nails and hands. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The manufacturer's instruction for product use and application are followed closely. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The application techniques are managed so that it leaves a free margin around the cuticles and sidewall area of the nail. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The finished surface of the nail is balanced with a smooth, even finish no ridges at cuticles and an even clear defined small line. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Complete the client's record card and advise client on homecare treatments, retail products and time schedule for follow up appointment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Service is conducted according to organisation's hygiene standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Fill and removal of fibre/silk nails. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The condition of the natural nail and enhancement structure is accurately identified and the information on the client record card is updated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The maintenance techniques to restore the structure to its original conditions is used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    When the fibre / silk nail is removed, the natural nail should be undamaged and free from traces of product. 


    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 the chemical reactions that take place during the formation of nail enhancement structures
  • A comprehensive understanding of the importance of the free margin around the cuticle area and sidewall area
  • A broad understanding of the importance of achieving maximum strength, appearance and longevity by use of correct nail balance and shaping
  • A broad understanding of the importance of choosing the correct tip size and the methods used when applying techniques
  • An in depth understanding of the differences in application and process for different nail enhancements 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to assess the maintenance of a clean and safe working environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with the client in order to be able to record all information correctly. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically in order to use, remove, store and dispose of products as well as basic product applications. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 377503, which is "Apply fibre/silk nail technology", Level 4, 5 credits. 

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