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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Promote a learning culture in an organisation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252041  Promote a learning culture in an organisation 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Generic Management 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Generic Management 
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
15222  Promote a learning culture in an organisation  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard will be useful to people who are involved in planning, managing and/or implementing training and development within organisations. The Unit Standard will be especially useful to skills development facilitators, training managers and human resource development practitioners.

People credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Investigate and analyse the status of the learning culture within the organisation.
  • Develop strategies for the promotion of a learning culture within the organisation.
  • Implement strategies to promote a learning culture. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that people starting to learn towards this Unit Standard are competent in Communication at NQF Level 4. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    A "learning culture" refers to an environment and attitude in which learning and assessment is encouraged and rewarded, learning and assessment opportunities are provided and supported across the organisation, participation is voluntary and at high levels, learning is clearly linked to organisational goals and individual aspirations and learning and assessment is supported by quality policies and procedures.

    For the purposes of assessment against this Unit Standard, candidates may demonstrate the ability to apply the Specific Outcomes for a small to medium organisation, or a department within a large organisation. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Investigate and analyse the status of the learning culture within the organisation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The analysis to be based on information derived from training and development plans, reports, interviews and observation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Information is gathered from relevant and representative sources. The range of sources utilised is sufficient to confirm the accuracy and validity of the information across the full spectrum of the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The analysis defines the extent to which learning is needed within the organisation across levels of work and/or functional work areas. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The analysis identifies the status of learning and the learning culture in terms of quantitative and qualitative indicators. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Quantitative indicators include proportion of active learners to the total personnel, proportion of active learning in relation to identified needs, proportions of active learners across levels of work and/or functional areas.
  • Qualitative indicators include perceptions of different categories of personnel in terms of the value, relevance and effectiveness of learning in general and the learning opportunities provided.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The analysis identifies possible explanations for the current status of the learning culture, whether positive or negative, in terms of historical trends, current influences and future prospects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The analysis identifies the potential contribution of learning and development to the attainment of organisational and individual goals. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Develop strategies for the promotion of a learning culture within the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Objectives of the promotion strategies are defined in measurable and time bound terms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The strategies are sustainable and are defined in terms of key actions, methods, required resources, target audience, timing of actions and potential constraints. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Strategies are relevant to the needs of the organisation and individuals, and address issues identified in the analysis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Strategies cater for various categories of people and learning needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Details are provided of the costs associated with promotion activities. The costs are justified by the identified benefits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The strategies are put to stakeholders with supporting arguments for their adoption. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Implement strategies to promote a learning culture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Learning and development opportunities are promoted throughout the organisation according to the planned strategies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Promotion activities emphasise the benefits of learning and development to individuals and the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The promotion facilitates clear understanding of the learning and development needs of the organisation and individuals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Promotion of learning is aligned with current skills profiles of individuals, organisation and transformation needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Promotion activities are sustained according to the planned strategies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The impact of promotional strategies is evaluated against pre-determined objectives and appropriate changes are implemented as needed. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance Body (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 will assess this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed relevant ETQA procedures.
  • Therefore, anyone wishing to be assessed against this Unit Standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the Specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria.
  • Methods of gathering, analysing and recording data.
  • Promotional mechanisms. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • This outcome will be demonstrated during the planning stage as well as when conducting the analysis. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others and in teams:
  • This outcome will be demonstrated when conducting the analysis using group processes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively:
  • This unit standard requires high levels of self-management and organisation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • This outcome will be addressed in analysis phase. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills:
  • Communication will be demonstrated mainly during the promotion phase. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of inter-related parts of a system:
  • The inter-relatedness of a learning culture and the development of the organisation is central to this Unit Standard. 

  • 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 15222, "Promote a learning culture in an organisation", Level 5, 3 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  59201   National Certificate: Generic Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2018-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  50334   National Certificate: Occupationally Directed Education Training and Development Practices  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2018-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  61592   National Diploma: Human Resources Management and Practices  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2018-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  50333   National Diploma: Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices  Level 5  NQF Level 05  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. Affari Consultants cc t/a INSIGHT 
    3. Africa Competency Development (Pty) Ltd 
    4. Aquila Summa Offensa Responsio Iugales Praestructio (ASORIP) 
    5. Brain Boosters Business Education (PTY) LTD 
    6. Breakeven 59(PTY) Ltd 
    7. Business Management Training College of Southern Africa 
    8. Chartall Business College 
    9. DRM Skills Academy 
    10. In Excess Trading 22 T/A ATTI Polokwane 
    11. Karabo Info Centre and Training 
    12. Netgrow Training Solutions 
    13. Opehst Trading 
    14. ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL (PTY) LTD 
    15. Regenesys Management (Pty) Ltd 
    16. SAKHISISIZWE PROJECTS 
    17. SIZA NESU CONSULTANTS 
    18. T & T Appointments 
    19. THE SKILLS COLLEGE FOR DEVELOPMENT AND TRAININD CC 
    20. TPN Training and Recruitment cc 
    21. TSK Projects 



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