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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Lead participants through an outdoor recreation and adventure activity 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262317  Lead participants through an outdoor recreation and adventure activity 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Adventure Based Learning 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Hospitality, Tourism, Travel, Gaming and Leisure 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
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 aimed at individuals who will lead participants or clients through outdoor recreation and adventure activities. The learner needs to show competence in the technical skills of the activities to be followed. The learner will be able to assist and provide support in the avoiding of potential hazardous situations.

Persons credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Demonstrate relevant technical skills appropriate to a selected activity.
  • Lead participants through a selected Adventure Based activity.
  • Apply safety practices to ensure participant's physical well-being. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner is competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • The unit standard, "Assist in Preparing Adventurous Experiences" at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate relevant technical skills appropriate to a selected activity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Technical skills in a selected adventure activity are demonstrated at a level meeting industry standards and requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Control of the environment, tools and equipment associated with the selected activity is manoeuvred confidently so as to support technical ability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment associated with the selected activity is used correctly so as to maintain safety and security requirements and standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Lead participants through a selected activity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Individual's exposure to and experience in a selected adventure activity are assessed so as to establish levels of confidence and experience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Novices and inexperienced participants are briefed on activity requirements so as to ensure participation in the activity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Elementary techniques relevant to the experience level of the participants are demonstrated so as to familiarise first time participants with requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Knowledge and techniques for adventure activities are shared so as to encourage meaningful participation of participants. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Activities are adapted according to the needs and limitations of the participants. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Support is provided to participants according to their identified needs and confidence levels so as to enable them to complete a selected activity. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply safety practices to ensure participant's physical well-being. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The correct use of tools and equipment is demonstrated to participants in support of safe practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Participants are briefed on safety measures and precautions and their understanding of requirements are checked and confirmed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Potential hazards and basic safety precautions are identified and correct actions demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Rescue techniques and procedures are explained and demonstrated to participants. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Safety is maintained throughout the duration of the activity in support of the physical well-being of participants. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An 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.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor 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.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures.
  • External moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Appropriate rescue techniques.
  • Knowledge and use of equipment.
  • Knowledge of the techniques of the activity.
  • Requirements of the activity.
  • Knowledge of equipment specifications.
  • Relevant aspects of environmental awareness and care.
  • Knowledge of outdoor adventure and recreation industry. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Team work is involved when assistance is competently provided in the briefing process, demonstration and performing of activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information evaluation is required when the effects of the activity on the environment are monitored, measured and recommendations for the necessary adaptations proposed. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use of science and technology is employed when knowledge of equipment specifications and limitations are demonstrated during monitoring and maintenance. 

    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  65569   Further Education and Training Certificate: Adventure Based Learning  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  71549   Further Education and Training Certificate: Tourist Guiding  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    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.
     
    NONE 



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