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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Facilitate learning in a community context 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264975  Facilitate learning in a community context 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Community Development 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 05 - Education, Training and Development Adult Learning 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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
110055  Facilitate learning in development practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  14  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to conduct a learning experience for the community (groups and/or individuals) as a means of developing opportunities for the transfer of learning according to the identified needs and objectives of the specific community. The standard aims to develop persons capable of conducting learning experiences that will enhance the participants` physical, social, emotional and intellectual capacities in a safe environment, and will benefit the programme facilitators, participants and the community as a whole.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Describing the role of the facilitator in a specific context.
  • Promoting and encouraging a participatory learning environment.
  • Using a variety of facilitation styles and approaches.
  • Evaluating group learning processes within the organisation. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner is competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the role of the facilitator in a specific context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Personal strengths required in the facilitator are identified in terms of obtaining best results for a given community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Potential fears and vulnerabilities of a facilitator are identified in terms of their causes and ways of dealing with them. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A variety of situations in which learning can be facilitated are identified and discussed and a suitable facilitation style is selected for the context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Promote and encourage a participatory learning environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Group dynamics are identified and discussed in terms of understanding potential challenges and ways/strategies to engage with different situations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Group dynamics may include but are not limited to different interests, perspectives and relationships among group members and personality types.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Various ways that people learn are identified and an appropriate approach for each style is given. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Ground rules are agreed with all participants prior to starting a learning session. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Factors are identified that create a participatory environment for learning and personal development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Communication skills employed are appropriate to the target group and encourage each individual to participate in the learning process. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Communication skills may include but are not limited to reflection, discussing, own expertise etc.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Use a variety of facilitation styles and approaches. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A variety of facilitation styles and approaches are described in terms of how and when they should be used in order to create an environment conducive to learning and that meets the needs of participants. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Participants are actively listened to and their contributions affirmed to gain acceptance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Group participation is motivated and encouraged with the aim of gaining meaningful involvement of participants, taking into consideration group dynamics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Questions are used to enhance and encourage involvement and understanding of participants. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Feedback is given and received during the facilitation process to enhance the learning experience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The elements of facilitation are explained in terms of the interconnections between them. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    A formal plan for learning is developed to meet the desired outcome. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Evaluate group learning processes within the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A variety of group learning processes are identified that are able to assist with evaluation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Own performance is evaluated to determined the strengths and weaknesses of the planning, preparation and facilitation of learning in order to inform further development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tools and techniques to monitor and evaluate group learning processes are explained and an appropriate tool is selected for the purpose of evaluating the facilitation and learning process in terms of the outcomes achieved. 


    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 or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place 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 or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Facilitation methods and techniques.
  • Communication principles and processes.
  • Listening skills.
  • Group dynamics.
  • Learning styles. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems pertaining to the facilitation of learning. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others to ensure the best possible results are obtained from the facilitation process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities in ways which will enable, promote and enhance a participatory environment taking into consideration the context and needs of the participants in the community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information which will impact positively on the learning process and participants. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when conducting the facilitation of learning in a community context. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to present the learning to the participants. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where proper and effective facilitation of learning has a positive effect on the outcome of the intervention. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts during the facilitation process. 

    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 110055, "Facilitate learning in development practice", Level 4, 14 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  67509   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  80946   National Certificate: Community Development  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.
     
    1. A4 Consultancy CC 
    2. ABA Sebenzi 
    3. Africa Corporate Training Institute and HR Consulting 
    4. African Enterprise 
    5. All Access Holdings 
    6. Alpha Business Consultants 
    7. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
    8. Botho Ubuntu Contract Cleaning (Pty) Ltd 
    9. Continuing Education For Africa 
    10. Dabulamanzi & Njabulo Ndaba Consulting cc 
    11. Dijama Training Academy 
    12. Early Learning Resource Unit (ELRU) 
    13. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    14. Goldfields FET College 
    15. Gotsec Skills Training 
    16. HEART Solutions 
    17. Institute for Local Government and Housing 
    18. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    19. Isibani Skills Academy 
    20. ISWM t/a Proud 2 B Global 
    21. JEPHMAG TRADING PTY LTD 
    22. Josmap Training Institute 
    23. Kalideen Management 
    24. Kgolo Institute 
    25. Khululeka Community Education Centre 
    26. KWAZULU NATAL EXPERIMENTAL COLLEGE 
    27. Lagnita Skills Solutions 
    28. LESEDI EDUCARE ASSOCIATION 
    29. Letlhokoa Management Services CC 
    30. Loago Business Consulting 
    31. Lusa Community Chest 
    32. Lusa Social Entrepreneurship Institute 
    33. LVK Management Services 
    34. M.I.C. Training and Development 
    35. Mangalani Business Enterprises 
    36. Maqhawe College 
    37. Marcado Human Resources Strategies 
    38. Marematlou Training Institute 
    39. Masemase Consultancy CC. 
    40. Matiisetso Training and Consulting 
    41. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
    42. Mod-Mosh Projects and Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    43. Nhlahle Development Agency 
    44. Orbit FET College - Rustenburg Campus 
    45. Paradise Skills Development 
    46. Petra institute of Development (PTY) Ltd 
    47. PMA Holding (Pty) Ltd 
    48. Power Rush Trading 170 CC. 
    49. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    50. Resonance Institue of Learning 
    51. Retshetse Training Project 
    52. Rhodes University 
    53. SERITI INSTITUTE 
    54. Siyashesha Leadership Incubator 
    55. Spotru Training Centre 
    56. SPS Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    57. SWARANANG MANAGEMENT CONSULTING CC 
    58. Tembe Service Providers 
    59. THE GMC GROUP PTY LTD 
    60. Thobologo Training and Education Group (Pty) Ltd 
    61. Thuto Adult Centre 
    62. Thuto Ya Setshaba Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    63. Tsebong Training Centre 
    64. Unathi Training 
    65. Vhutshilo Health And Training Organisation 
    66. Vicmat Consultants 
    67. Vuselela FET College - Potchefstroom Campus 
    68. Zanda Izifiso Ezinhle 



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