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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Guide learners about their learning, assessment and recognition opportunities 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117874  Guide learners about their learning, assessment and recognition opportunities 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Occupationally-directed ETD Practitioners 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 05 - Education, Training and Development Adult Learning 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2015-07-01  2018-06-30  SAQA 10105/14 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2019-06-30   2022-06-30  

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
9932  Guide and support learners  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will be useful to those who work within an education, training and development context and who provide guidance and advise to learners about their learning, assessment and recognition opportunities.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Identify and analyse learner needs;
  • Prepare and review an individual development plan;
  • Provide guidance to learners;
  • Maintain records of learner needs and guidance provided; and
  • Evaluate services provided. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Exposure to education, training and development environments and practices. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • This unit standard is limited to providing guidance about learning, assessment and recognition, including related issues such as learning options, resource people, study methods, learning pathways, learnerships and skills programmes, and organisational expectations.
  • This unit standard is limited to providing guidance in relation to:
    Managing stress and crises in learning and assessment;
    Opportunities for rpl and ways of dealing with psychological and physical barriers to rpl;
    The impact of conditions of service on learning and assessment; and
    The impact of employee well-being issues on learning and assessment i.e. Medical, occupational, health and safety.
  • This unit standard excludes complex situations involving psychological diagnosis, personal counselling or psychological services. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and analyse learner's needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The analysis identifies the nature of the learner's needs. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Learning and assessment opportunities;
  • Learning and assessment anxiety;
  • The need and opportunities for recognition of prior learning; and
  • Barriers to learning.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Information is sourced in relation to the identified needs to provide sufficient references and/or frameworks for providing guidance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The analysis suggests the kinds of guidance that may be appropriate and relevant to address the identified needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The analysis is conducted in a sensitive, caring and professional manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The analysis involves the learner as an active participant. The results of the analysis are confirmed with the learner, and possible solutions are negotiated with the learner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Information related to the analysis is maintained in a secure and accessible manner, using a manageable information management system. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Accessibility is limited to authorised personnel.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare and review an individual development plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Learner goals, objectives, and aspirations are identified in an open and participative manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Opportunities for learning and assessment are matched to identified goals, objectives, and aspirations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The individual development plan identifies learning outcomes to be achieved and incorporates clear descriptions of opportunities for learning and assessment with agreed timeframes for completion. The plan identifies potential barriers to learning and assessment, and provides possible ways for dealing with such barriers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Goals are reviewed and adjusted over a period of time to match the learner's requirements. External factors, such as workplace or career opportunities are considered in the review. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Development plan is reviewed and adjusted at agreed intervals and matches the learner's requirements while taking into account external and other factors impacting on the achievement of the learner's goals, objectives, and aspirations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Provide guidance to learners. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Guidance provided is relevant to the learner needs and provides workable solutions to identified needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Guidance is provided in a sensitive, caring and professional manner, and in a way that promotes learner participation in the process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Opportunities are taken to check the suitability of the guidance provided in terms of the learner's needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Learners are referred to appropriate specialist guidance and counselling services where the level and nature of the need extends beyond learning and assessment support services. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Referrals to career counsellors; occupational therapists, social workers, psychologists.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Confidentiality is maintained at all times. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Maintain records of learner needs and guidance provided. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Records capture the learner's needs and the essential nature and content of guidance provided. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Records are consistent with the assistance and support actually provided. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Records are sufficient to facilitate the need for future references when engaging learners and to facilitate reviews. Records support the information needs of referred services where applicable. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Records meet organisational quality assurance requirements in terms of content, format, distribution and safekeeping. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Confidentiality is maintained at all times. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Evaluate services provided. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Evaluation to cover self performance, the learning institution and outside agencies involved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The evaluation reveals strengths and weaknesses of the support resources and guidance provided. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Learner and stakeholder feedback on guidance and advice is sought and critically analysed against established review criteria. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Recommendations promote improvement of the services and help to integrate lessons learned into future guidance services. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The evaluation contributes to ongoing improvement and quality of services. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Assessors for this unit standard must be registered with the relevant ETQA.

    2. Providers of learning towards this unit standard must be accredited through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.

    3. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following knowledge is embedded within the unit standard, and will be assessed directly or implicitly through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the assessment criteria:
    Types of information and support learners entering learning programmes or an occupation are likely to need.
  • Activities and techniques for identifying learner information and support needs.
  • Sources of information.
  • Employment services centres and counselling centres available in the region.
  • How to maintain a database of information.
  • Activities and techniques for providing guidance and advise to learners.
  • Knowing who to refer learners to, when and why.
  • How to keep records of information, guidance and advise provided to learners.
  • Techniques for reflecting on practice and integrating lessons learned into future practice.
  • Forms of practice, which promote the values described in the Bill of Rights and the principles underpinning the Employment Equity Act. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others and in teams - this outcome will be demonstrated by interacting with learners in a manner that meets learner needs 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively - this outcome will be demonstrated through the general and specific activities related to preparing to provide guidance. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information - this outcome will be demonstrated when candidates analyse information on learner needs in order to prepare appropriate guidance. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills -- this outcome will be demonstrated by when the candidate engages with learners and support personnel. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems - by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation - by recognising and helping learners to explore the complexity of learning and career path choices in the context of the life choices and circumstances of individual learners. 

    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 9932, "Guide and support learners", Level 5, 12 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  57428   Further Education and Training Certificate: Youth Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Core  65030   National Certificate: Arts and Culture Development Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  50334   National Certificate: Occupationally Directed Education Training and Development Practices  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2018-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Core  50333   National Diploma: Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2018-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Core  50330   Bachelor: Occupationally Directed Education Training and Development Practices  Level 6  NQF Level 07  Reregistered  2018-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  50331   National Certificate: Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2018-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  50040   Further Education and Training Certificate: Optical Manufacturing Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  50560   Further Education and Training Certificate: Small Craft Construction  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-08-31  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  66389   Higher Certificate: Diagnostic and Procedural Coding  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2018-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  49743   National Certificate: Manufacturing Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2018-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  58625   National Certificate: Occupational Safety  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2018-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  57122   National Certificate: Printing and Manufacture of Packaging  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  20159   National Diploma: ABET Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2018-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  64650   National Diploma: Early Childhood Development  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2018-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  58579   National Diploma: Air Traffic Control  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2018-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  20485   National First Degree: ABET Practice  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2018-06-30  ETDP SETA 


    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. Academy of People Development Primary Co-operative Limited 
    2. Aquila Summa Offensa Responsio Iugales Praestructio (ASORIP) 
    3. Brain Boosters Business Education (PTY) LTD 
    4. Chartall Business College 
    5. Dee's Training (PTY) LTD 
    6. Didintle Training Services 
    7. DRM Skills Academy 
    8. GWALA TRAINING SERVICES 
    9. Karabo Info Centre and Training 
    10. LBK Trading 
    11. Leap Projects 
    12. Masimong Resource Solutions 
    13. Mgwezane Training and Events Management CC. 
    14. Netgrow Training Solutions 
    15. NOMAKU TRADERS CC 
    16. Opehst Trading 
    17. PMG Education (Pty) Ltd 
    18. SAKHISISIZWE PROJECTS 
    19. Siyakhula Trust ETD Institute Pty Ltd 
    20. SIZA NESU CONSULTANTS 
    21. THE SKILLS COLLEGE FOR DEVELOPMENT AND TRAININD CC 
    22. TPN Training and Recruitment cc 
    23. Zisukumele Business Enterprise 



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