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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Coach lifesaving at advanced level 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264754  Coach lifesaving at advanced level 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Sport, Recreation & Fitness 
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 4  NQF Level 04  12 
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 
Qualifying learners will acquire the necessary knowledge about the scope of lifesaving events and participants' level of performance to plan, implement and evaluate practice sessions for specific events. They will be able to analyse competitor performance and modify coaching to improve performance.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Explaining the scope of lifesaving coaching.
  • Planning and implementing a lifesaving training programme.
  • Coaching lifesaving techniques for specific events.
  • Conducting competitor and competition analyses. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • Coach Lifesaving at beginner level at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the scope of lifesaving coaching. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Working relationships with players and support staff are established in term of roles and responsibilities of roleplayers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Organisational protocols are explained in terms of national and international structures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The characteristics of players are analysed in terms of their ideal deployment in the team. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Psychological preparation of players to cope with on and off court situations is demonstrated according to organisational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Plan and implement a lifesaving training programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A training programme for competitors' general preparation is planned and implemented in terms of coaching techniques and principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A training programme for a fresh water competitor is planned and implemented in terms of fresh water competition requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A training programme for a surf and open water competitor is planned and implemented in terms of competition requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Training programmes for pre-season, competition and recovery are planned and implemented according to competition schedules. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Coach lifesaving techniques for specific events. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Coaching methods are identified and explained in relation to lifesaving events. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Technical skills are identified and explained in terms of the related lifesaving event. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A programme for techniques and performance is planned according to the competitors levels of conditioning and performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Lifesaving techniques are coached according to the developed programme and targeted level of performance. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Conduct competitor and competition analyses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The performance of the individual competitors is analysed in relation to targeted level of performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The performance of the lifesaving team is analysed in relation to targeted level of performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Training programmes are modified in terms of individual and team performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Feedback on individual and team performance is provided to all roleplayers in relation to future competitions. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • External Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.
  • The accredited Training Provider will oversee internal moderation of assessment.
  • Internal and external moderation should encompass achievement of competence described in the specific outcomes of the Unit Standard as well as the integrated competence described in the purpose of the Unit Standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The qualifying learner will be able to understand and explain relevant extracts of the following:
  • Organisational structures, roles and responsibilities.
  • Lifesaving South Africa's age specific skills development plan.
  • Lifesaving practice plan.
  • Safety and injury prevention practices.
  • Rules of lifesaving competitions.
  • Code of conduct for lifesavers and officials.
  • Developmental stages of children. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to planning lifesaving practice sessions at advanced level in which responses display that critical thinking is used for responsible decision making. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a lifesaving coaching team in facilitating the coaching of lifesaving at advanced level. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in ensuring the safety of participants during coaching sessions and competitions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information about participants' characteristics and sporting needs in order to develop targeted lifesaving practice sessions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate modes of oral and/or written persuasion in dealing with all internal and external role-players to implement a lifesaving training plan at advanced level. 

    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
    Elective  64369   Further Education and Training Certificate: Sport Coaching: Juniors/Beginners  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  67695   National Certificate: Coaching Science  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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.
     
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