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

Apply basic concepts of sport psychology in a golfing context 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120209  Apply basic concepts of sport psychology in a golfing context 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Sport 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Sport 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2005-11-30  2008-11-30  SAQA 0463/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-11-30   2012-11-30  

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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners working towards this standard will be working within a golf club environment, specialising in golf retailing, added services to golf clubs, golf coaching, sports science and golf event management, where the acquisition of competence against this standard will add value to one's job. This standard will also add value to individuals who are seeking to develop a career pathway towards an accomplished sports management and sports administration specialist.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Identifying and demonstrating an understanding of the basic concepts in sport psychology.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of individuality in golfers.
  • Analysing and interpreting the relationship between stress anxiety and arousal on physical and mental functioning.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the importance of mental skills in golf performance.
  • Applying a framework for mental skill teaching in golf. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners accessing this standard are competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts in sport psychology. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of sport psychology is explained emphasising its history and relationship to performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Learning pathways in sports psychology are explored and related to own career ambitions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Personality in sport is examined within a golfing context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Theoretical approaches to psychology are explored and evaluated in terms of their usefulness in the golfing environment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of individuality in golfers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of natural abilities or 'talent' are explored in relation to the skills of golfers at various levels of development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The skills acquisition phases are explored in relation to golfers at varying levels of development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Various psychomotor abilities are explorer in relationship to golfers of varying levels of development. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Psychomotor abilities include, but are not limited to motor abilities (muscle function, balance, and co-ordination, and differential relaxation) and perceptual ability (visual, kinaesthetic, tactile, auditory).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The training of psychomotor ability is explored in relation to performance increase and methods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Behavioural changes applicable to motor learning in golfers in various stages of development are examined and applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Feedback in relation to golfers in various stages of development is explored and understood. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Motor learning metrics are examined and applied to golfers in various stages of development. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Analyse and interpret the relationship between stress, anxiety and arousal on physical and mental functioning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concepts of stress, anxiety and arousal are explored and related to sports performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Theories relating to stress and performance are explored and applied to in a golfing context. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Theories relating to stress, anxiety and arousal include, but are not limited to 'drive theory' and the 'inverted U hypothesis'.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Negative symptoms of stress are listed and explained in relation to their effect on golfing performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Symptoms of physical arousal resulting from inappropriate levels of psychological anxiety are listed and explained in relation to their effect on golfing performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Typical stress management strategies are evaluated and utilised. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of mental skills in golf performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Key golfing success factors are analysed and described using examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Key golfing success factors include, but are not limited to, basic swing technique, specialist shot making, course management, physical conditioning, lifestyle management, psychological preparation and assessment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Assessment techniques are applied to key golfing success factors in relationship to golf development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The understanding of the importance of the application of mental skills as a major contributor to the holistic approach for golfing performance is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Apply a framework for mental skill teaching in golf. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The education/awareness stage in teaching mental skills is described and applied a golfing environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The assessment/profiling stage and methods in teaching mental skills are described and applied a golfing environment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Assessment and profiling methods include, but are not limited to questionnaires, observation, interviews, triangulation approach, and golf specific mental questionnaires.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The 'learn psychological techniques' stage in teaching mental skills is described and applied a golfing teaching environment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Psychological techniques include, but are not limited to: imagery, relaxation, emotional control and concentration.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The 'application of techniques' stage in teaching mental skills is described and applied a golfing competition environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The evaluation stage in teaching mental skills is described and applied a golfing environment. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any 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, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding 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, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Elementary concepts and theories of sports psychology.
  • Learning frameworks in psychology.
  • Personality styles.
  • Key golf success factors.
  • Assessment techniques.
  • Stress management strategies.
  • Anatomical and physiological systems.
  • The basic elements of behaviour and behavioural psychology.
  • Facilitation and teaching skills as they relate to sports psychology.
  • Coaching and counselling skills. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking processes to determine personality types and psychological profiles in relation to golf. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community to effectively apply the theories and concepts of sports psychology. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to ensure that psychological issues within a golfing context can be proactively addressed. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to identify possible shortfalls in mental skills and appropriately refer to trained specialist. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to demonstrate an understanding of a golfer's individuality. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others in analysing psychological and personality profiles as well as stress indicators as they relate to golf performance. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that psychological problem-solving contexts within the golf environment do not exist in isolation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by contributing basic elements of sports psychology in the appropriate manner. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  73209   National Diploma: Club Professional Golfing  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  50017   National Diploma: Club Professional Golfing  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2008-11-30  Was CATHSSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  57712   Further Education and Training Certificate: Generic Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


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