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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate insight into the application of theories of Emotional and Spiritual Intelligence in personal development 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
15094  Demonstrate insight into the application of theories of Emotional and Spiritual Intelligence in personal development 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Life Skills 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 07 - Human and Social Studies People/Human-Centred Development 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

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

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is designed to empower learners to implement a strategy for personal development. It will equip learners with knowledge and skills that will help them to manage the demands of daily living and to be emotionally literate and have emotional insight.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Demonstrating knowledge and insight into the role of emotions in behaviour.
  • Applying knowledge of brain structures to explain responses to emotions.
  • Demonstrating skills and techniques for responding to situations in an emotionally and/or spiritually intelligent manner.
  • Applying knowledge of Emotional and Spiritual Intelligence to own life situations. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    There is open access to this unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this unit standard is:
  • Self-awareness and the evaluation of own behaviour in authentic situations including examination of self in socio-structural, political, cultural and economic environments.
  • Praxis or reflection-in-action as a means of achieving self-awareness. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge and insight into the role of emotion in behaviour. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The concepts of emotions, moods, temperament and emotional disorders are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Emotions are categorised into clusters and an indication is given of the non verbal signals that can reveal the presence of emotion. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Two models of the emotional and spiritual mind are compared in terms of how each explains how people respond emotionally to different situations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The roles of the emotional mind and the rational mind are explained with reference to perception and reflective thought. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply knowledge of the central nervous system to explain responses to emotions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The role of fear is explained with reference to basic survival and application in a current situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The role of the central nervous system as a central alarm system is explained with reference to receiving information and the body's emotional response system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Physiological responses to emotions are analysed for five different emotions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate skills and techniques for responding to situations. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Demonstrate skills and techniques for responding to situations in an emotionally and/or spiritually intelligent manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Two theories of different types of intelligence are explored with reference to their usefulness in assisting people to manage stress in an emotionally and/or spiritually intelligent way. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Stress may be due to social and/or personal change that includes, but is not limited to, change in marital status, parenthood, retrenchment, disablement and terminal or chronic illness.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Emotional skills for coping with authentic life situations are demonstrated for three different scenarios. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Cognitive skills for coping with authentic life situations are demonstrated for three different scenarios. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Behavioural skills for coping with authentic life situations are demonstrated for three different scenarios. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Skills for coping with authentic life situations in a spiritually intelligent manner are demonstrated for three different scenarios. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply knowledge of Emotional and Spiritual Intelligence to own life situations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Own responses in three different situations are analysed in terms of related emotions, physiological changes and accompanying behaviour and an indication is given of the consequences of inappropriate or irrational responses in each situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Emotional and Spiritual Intelligence theory is applied to interpersonal and intrapersonal responses in three situations and an indication is given of the impact of changes in own behaviour on the dynamics of each situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The impact of changes in own behaviour on family, work and social relationships is observed over a period of a month in order to set goals for further personal development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The implications and consequences of applying theory of Emotional and Spiritual Intelligence in practice are explained with reference to motivation, conflict management and creating a positive home and work environment. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessment of this Unit Standard should be contextual and practical.
  • Assessors must be registered as assessors with the appropriate ETQA.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the appropriate ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the appropriate ETQA.
  • The mechanisms and requirements for moderation should be applied as per the ETQA`s criteria.
  • Assessment should include both formative and summative assessment.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the appropriate ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the appropriate ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The learner is able to identify and solve problems and make decisions based on his/her life situation using appropriate decision making strategies. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage him/herself in applying theory of Emotional and Spiritual Intelligence to personal development. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, organise and critically evaluate information analysing own behaviour in different situations and observing the dynamics in different situations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to communicate effectively demonstrating skills and techniques for responding in an emotionally intelligent way to authentic situations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by identifying the affect of his/her responses on interpersonal and intrapersonal relationships. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    The learner is able to participate as a responsible citizen in the life of local and national communities by responding in an emotionally intelligent manner in socio-structural, political, cultural and economic environments. 

    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 
    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  49023   National Diploma: Liaison Interpreting  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  QCTO 
    Fundamental  66869   National Certificate: Home Affairs Services  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Elective  58396   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Development: HIV/AIDS Support  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-11-07  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  49531   Further Education and Training Certificate: Inclusive Education  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  48665   National Certificate: Community Development: HIV/AIDS support  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-11-07  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  48640   National Certificate: Financial Services Management  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  INSETA 
    Elective  49834   National Certificate: Financial Services: Long-Term Risk Assessment  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  INSETA 
    Elective  59429   National Certificate: Inclusive Education  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  59258   National Certificate: Polygraphy  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  58802   National Diploma: Disability Employment Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SABPP 
    Elective  49860   National Diploma: Financial Services: Long-Term Risk Assessment  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  INSETA 
    Elective  50023   National Diploma: Legal Interpreting  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  21847   National Diploma: Manufacturing Management: Food and Beverage  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 


    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. CKP Development Agency (Pty) Ltd. 
    2. JUSTICE COLLEGE 
    3. Kula Institute 



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