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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate ability to lead a team or group 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244608  Demonstrate ability to lead a team or group 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
114950  Apply ways of leading in different situations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is intended for learners at all levels who lead or aspire to lead groups or teams. It will equip them to be effective team leaders both in the workplace and in the community.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Identifying the qualities of an effective leader.
  • Identifying the leadership style most appropriate in own situation.
  • Identifying basic leadership skills.
  • Applying leadership techniques to a specific group or team. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumes that learners who do this unit standard are competent in Communications at NQF Level 1. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this unit standard is leadership in a workplace or community context. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify the qualities of an effective leader. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The qualities of an effective leader are identified through observation of leaders in own context. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Context includes, but is not limited to sport, recreation, voluntary organisations, community projects, study and work.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Own qualities that indicate an ability to lead are identified based on personal reflection. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The relationship between being an effective team or group member and being an effective leader is discussed in own context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify the leadership style most appropriate in own situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different leadership styles are described with reference to interaction between the leader and the team. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The most appropriate leadership style is identified for different situations and an indication is given of own preferred leadership style. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify basic leadership skills. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of a purpose and goals in leading a group is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Techniques for establishing and maintaining positive group dynamics are identified with reference to the role of the leader and responsibilities of individuals in the group or team. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Communication skills that promote sound interpersonal relationships are demonstrated for different scenarios. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of being able to motivate others is explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply leadership techniques to a specific group or team. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of a group is explained and goals are agreed for a specific group. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Team tasks or activities are negotiated collaboratively and planned to meet the goals of a team. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Outcomes of team activities are assessed in order to provide feedback and improve future practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Ways of resolving conflict are demonstrated for a specific situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The process of review and reflection is demonstrated as a means of improving own leadership skill. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a candidate against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or ETQA where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA or ETQA where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • 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 WORKING 
    The learner is able to work as a member of a team in a leadership position. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to communicate effectively as a leader of a team. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate cultural sensitivity in group relationships. 

    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 114950, "Apply ways of leading in different situations", Level 2, 3 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  64769   National Certificate: Community Health Work  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  23833   National Certificate: Business Administration Services  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  65510   National Certificate: Piano Restoration  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  79407   National Certificate: Polymer Compound Manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


    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. Candy Nxusani Trading 
    2. Glicam Trading Enterprise 
    3. Greenfield Management Solutions 
    4. HIV SA 
    5. Indalo Health And Wellness (PTY) Ltd 
    6. Lesedi Hospice 
    7. Mpule Management and Training 
    8. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    9. Plastics Federation of South Africa (WESTMEAD) (TP) 
    10. Sodic Training and Development 
    11. Yetfu Trading 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.