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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|National Certificate: Piano Restoration|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|65510||National Certificate: Piano Restoration|
|SGB Piano Restoration and Tuning|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|CATHSSETA - Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sports Education and Training Authority||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|National Certificate||Field 02 - Culture and Arts||Music|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||129||Level 2||NQF Level 02||Regular-Unit Stds Based|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|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 qualification replaces:
|Qual ID||Qualification Title||Pre-2009 NQF Level||NQF Level||Min Credits||Replacement Status|
|58010||National Certificate: Piano Restoration||Level 2||NQF Level 02||149|
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
The acquisition of this qualification will directly contribute to employment for qualifying learners. Its purpose is therefore to contribute to the creation of more jobs, growth and development of the piano industry. It will further promote skills development in the piano industry with trained and qualified personnel that render a professional service to the public. It will form the basis for further training and development for related jobs such as backframing, regulating and tuning.
This is an entry-level Qualification within a career pathway for Piano Restoration and Tuning to NQF Level 5. The qualifying learner will apply an understanding of the acoustic piano and its functions in order to prepare for its repair and/or restoration. The core knowledge, skills and attitudes of this Qualification for the piano restoration workplace are aimed at both social and economic benefits for the learner and the broader community.
The learner assessed as competent against this Qualification will be able to:
Currently there is no formally recognised education and training in Piano Restoration and Tuning in South Africa, although the industry is 111 years old. There is also no such training currently in Africa. The Pioneer School in Worcester used to offer such a course, however, this institution no longer offers this course. The current group of trained piano practitioners are to retire soon and therefore the current pool of trained practitioners needs to be replenished. There are approximately fifty trained piano tuners in South Africa. They find themselves performing all tasks and functions of the business, and are unable to cope with these demands.
There are no standards in the industry currently. While there is an increase in the number of piano users and require related services, there is a decrease in the number of service providers. The lack of trained personnel limits and hampers expansion and development of the industry. Once such a qualification is registered, The National Council for the Blind also plans on offering training in this regard.
This qualification is aimed at the unemployed, school leavers and physically challenged persons. Adult training and development will be a possibility and therefore provide further employment opportunity. The nature of the piano industry will promote and develop Entrepreneurs. Formal training in this industry will support the retention of trained personnel to choose a career in the piano industry.
This will provide an entry-level qualification for the industry. The qualifying learners will perform all functions to repair and restore acoustic pianos under supervision.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|It would be desirable for learners wishing to access this Qualification to be competent at:
Recognition of Prior Learning:
This Qualification and all the fundamental, core and elective Unit Standards associated with it as described in the rules of combination can be achieved by any learner through the recognition of prior learning, which includes learning outcomes achieved through formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience. The exit-level outcomes and the related Unit Standards may also be achieved through the recognition of prior learning.
Access to the qualification:
There are no access limitations on any learners or classes of learners for this Qualification, besides the recommendations in the learning assumptions outlined above.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|The qualifying learner will achieve this Qualification by complying with the following rules of combination for the accumulation of credits:
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Communicate in a variety of ways to achieve personal and organisational objectives.
2. Use mathematics and mathematical thinking to solve every day problems for him/her and the organisation.
3. Apply knowledge of music and pianos to restore and refurbish acoustic piano.
4. Apply knowledge and skills of acoustic piano restoration and reconditioning.
5. Provide support for the restoration and reconditioning of the acoustic piano.
6. Apply life-skills for personal and organisational development.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
Integrated assessment at the level of Qualification provides an opportunity for learners to show that they are able to integrate concepts, ideas and actions across Unit Standards to achieve competence that is grounded and coherent in relation to the purpose of the Qualification. Integrated assessment should show how already demonstrated competence in individual areas can be linked and applied for the achievement of a holistic outcome as described in the exit level outcomes.
Integrated assessment must judge the quality of the observable performance, and also the quality of the thinking that lies behind it. Assessment tools must encourage learners to give an account of the thinking and decision-making that underpin their demonstrated performance. Some assessment practices will demand practical evidence while others may be more theoretical, depending on the type of outcomes to be assessed. The ratio between action and interpretation is not fixed, but varies according to the demands of the particular exit level outcome of the Qualification.
While the generic component (communication, mathematical literacy and supporting skills for piano restoration) of this Qualification at NQF Level 2 can be assessed through occupational contexts and activities relating to piano restoration and repair, care must be taken in both the learning programme and the assessment to ensure that these foundational skills are portable. The primary aim of this Qualification is to ensure that learners have a sound base of general education to prepare them for further learning, whatever career path they may choose. Learners must be able to transfer generic skills across a number of different contexts, and apply them within a number of learning areas.
A broad range of task-orientated and theoretical assessment tools may be used, with the distinction between practical knowledge and disciplinary knowledge maintained so that each takes its rightful place.
|The skills and knowledge required in piano restoration are generally passed on to apprentices or are gained through experience under expert guidance. Piano manufacturers offer in-house training for staff as well. The range of learning offerred includes e-learning, distance learning and full-time study.
Best practice in piano tuning is found in the UK.
This qualification has been benchmarked against the United Kingdom (Qualifications and Curriculum Authority) vocationally related qualification, Level 2 Certificate in Classical Musical Instrument Technology (100/2628/9). This qualification was chosen because it is of similar duration and depth. Both qualifications are registered at level 2 on the respective frameworks.
The United Kingdom approach however, includes other musical instruments like violin, guitar, woodwind and brass. These are areas of specialisation within the qualification and are therefore electives. While this National Certificate is a dedicated to the repair of one classical instrument, the acoustic piano (Upright and Grand), the QCA qualification caters for all groups of classical instruments. Furthermore, for the purpose of this comparison the Fundamental component of learning has not been included.
The units of learning comprising these qualifications are presented in the table below with the hours of learning for each unit in brackets:
Certificate: Classical Musical Instrument Technology (Piano Pathway) at Level 2:
National Certificate: Piano Restoration at NQF level 2:
The shaded area in the table above shows the extent of similarity between these qualifications. This close similarity extends over 6 units. These units are also similar in assigned hours of learning to achieving competence for the award of credits. The following learning areas reflect the overlap between these qualifications:
The remaining 2 units of the QCA qualification relate to the tuning of acoustic pianos and is catered for in another qualification in the same learning pathway at NQF level 4. These are:
The remaining 7 unit standards of the National Certificate in Piano Restoration cater for the development of the learner to successfully function in the South African piano industry. They will provide the learner with workplace skills and knowledge to apply business processes, including:
Piano tuner's super home study course is an institution that offers correspondence courses in piano tuning globally. The training covers the following competncies:
USA and Canada:
Offer short and full courses in piano tuning. The courses cover the following competencies:
Escuela de Tecnología Pianística de Buenos Aires.
The school offers training in piano tuning, piano repairs and piano regulation with the following competencies:
Oscar-Walcker-schule Ludwigsburg offers piano tuning courses. Unfortunately no comparability could be established because the courses and all information is in Germany.
While National Certificate in Piano Restoration has been designed to develop the whole individual, the competencies are similar to both the short courses and full qualifications offered internationally.
|Vertical articulation is possible with:
Examples for horizontal articulation with this qualification are:
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
|This qualification replaces qualification 58010, "National Certificate: Piano Restoration", Level 2, 149 credits.|
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||243309||Care for the acoustic piano||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Core||114891||Count stock for a stock-take||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Core||117150||Cover prepared frame using basic upholstery hand tools||Level 2||NQF Level 02||32|
|Core||243311||Dismantle acoustic piano||Level 2||NQF Level 02||8|
|Core||243307||Inspect and record the condition of the acoustic piano||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Core||243312||Recondition action and keys of the acoustic piano||Level 2||NQF Level 02||6|
|Core||243304||Understand the development and mechanisms of the acoustic piano||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Core||9879||Use and care for tools and equipment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||10|
|Core||259604||Verify compliance to safety, health and environmental requirements in the workplace||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Core||13912||Apply knowledge of self and team in order to develop a plan to enhance team performance||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119463||Access and use information from texts||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Fundamental||9009||Apply basic knowledge of statistics and probability to influence the use of data and procedures in order to investigate life related problems||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Fundamental||7480||Demonstrate understanding of rational and irrational numbers and number systems||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Fundamental||9008||Identify, describe, compare, classify, explore shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional shapes in different contexts||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Fundamental||119454||Maintain and adapt oral/signed communication||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Fundamental||119460||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Fundamental||7469||Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal and community life||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Fundamental||9007||Work with a range of patterns and functions and solve problems||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Fundamental||119456||Write/present for a defined context||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||117867||Managing files in a Graphical User Interface (GUI) environment||Level 1||NQF Level 01||3|
|Elective||116932||Operate a personal computer system||Level 1||NQF Level 01||3|
|Elective||117902||Use generic functions in a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-environment||Level 1||NQF Level 01||4|
|Elective||243323||Acquire and apply basic keyboard skills||Level 2||NQF Level 02||8|
|Elective||259619||Conduct workplace Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) inspections||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Elective||244608||Demonstrate ability to lead a team or group||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Elective||243322||Develop basic practical instrument ability||Level 2||NQF Level 02||15|
|Elective||12483||Perform basic first aid||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||119753||Perform basic welding/joining of metals||Level 2||NQF Level 02||8|
|Elective||114508||Pack equipment, material and tools||Level 3||NQF Level 03||7|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|When qualifications are replaced, some (but not all) of their learning programmes are moved to the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replaced qualification.
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
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