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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Devise interventions for learners who have special needs 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10305  Devise interventions for learners who have special needs 
ORIGINATOR
SGB ABET Educators 
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 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  16 
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 
Persons credited with this unit standard will be qualified to deal with learners who have special needs in the classroom, so that these learners can continue to attend ETD events as 'mainstream' learners. (See "special notes".) 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
US no. 5.07 'Identify and respond to learners who have special needs and barriers to learning' at NQF Level 5. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Assess learner with special needs. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Law on integration of learners with special needs is interpreted in order to apply conditions in the classroom situation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Referring educator's report is interpreted and a decision made as to whether further intervention should take place. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Need for testing is discussed with the learner and the referring educator in separate interviews. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Sensitive discussion of the problem; clear explanation of why testing should take place; discussion of which tests will be administered and why.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. A range of appropriate standard tests is administered to determine the cause of the problem in a fair and equitable manner 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Only those tests which are allowed to administer.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Test results are scored, interpreted and recorded. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
In accordance with manual.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Results of testing are reported to the learner and the educator in separate interviews in a sensitive and empathic manner. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7. Need to administer further testing is discussed, if appropriate. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
8. Need for further specialist assessment is recognised as necessary and referral is made to relevant organisations, clinics, etc. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
This should be with the express agreement of the learner. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
9. Learner and programme are reassessed at regular intervals as agreed to by both learner and educator. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Informal assessment and if necessary, tests parallel to those used the initial assessment and which are allowed to administer.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Develop learning programmes for the learning disabled learner 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Knowledge of learning disabilities and the subsequent effect of these on learning is demonstrated. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Competence in knowledge of learning styles, the effect of impairment of motor, visual and auditory modalities on learning, the effect of physical disabilities on learning; the effect of personal problems on learning.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Knowledge of related learning strategies is demonstrated. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Describe at least three strategies to overcome difficulties as described in range statement of AC 1.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Learner's commitment to the intervention programme is discussed in an interview with the learner. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Why is learner in the adult class? Does the learner feel committed to the programme? Does the learner feel committed to the special needs intervention in respect of the her/his long-term goals? Learning contract is negotiated.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Appropriate teaching methods based on learning theory and related to specific learning disabilities are selected in accordance with preferred learning styles of the learner. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Identify the preferred learning style of the learner; identify the style of learning the learner can utilise least; describe at least three recognised methods of overcoming the learning disability.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Plans for appropriate learning activities are produced according to individual needs. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Sufficient intervals in introduction of new skills to allow the individual learner to establish competence; build in tools for regular formative assessment; mechanisms for regular review and necessary alteration to the programme.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Appropriate teaching and learning material are identified or produced, making best use of available resources and adapting the delivery and resources of the curriculum for learners with special needs. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Programmes should engage the learner's interest, reinforce learner's learning and build on learner's life experience.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7. Learning plan is presented to the learner and educator and learner and altered, if necessary, after discussion. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Manage the remedial programme 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Mechanisms to monitor the implementation of the programme in the classroom on a regular basis particularly in regard to the learner?s response to the programme, are developed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Informal inspection of classroom activities; formative and summative assessment.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Mechanisms to ensure that both educator and learner have opportunities to provide feed back at regular intervals are developed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Regular opportunity is given to discuss personal and learning concerns arising, reviewing the programme, discussing possible changes to the programme, identifying and redressing poor motivation, etc. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Areas of concern regarding the learning programme are addressed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
As arising from above or addressing other concerns of learner and educator.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Mechanisms to record progress and modifications to programme are developed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
In discussion with learner and educator, and as long as such modifications do not affect the efficacy of the programme. Learner must have access to these at all times 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. An understanding of when to refer learner further is demonstrated. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Other educational testing institutes, societies for physical impairments. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Assessing outcomes of during the programme and at the conclusion of the intervention 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. A range of appropriate standard tests to determine learner's progress is identified and administered. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Both summative and formative assessment is administered. The tests administered here are parallel tests specially developed, as the original test should not be re-administered to assess progress. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Need and purpose of the tests is understood by both learner and educator. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Tests are scored and changes in scores are noted and recorded. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Learners should at all times have access to these records. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Changes in scores are noted and reasons advanced for such changes. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Learners should at all times have access to these records. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Clear feedback is given to learners. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Discuss test scores, differences between these and previous scores, reasons for change in scoring whether higher or lower how this has affected classroom performance, and what further intervention (if any) needs to take place.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Test results are used to modify remedial programmes appropriately. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Write formal reports 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Names of tests used are recorded. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Tests scores are recorded in accordance with the manual of the tests used. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Comment is made on the test results of each test. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Test results are interpreted and interpretations recorded. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Interpretations should accord with the rationale for administering each test.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Recommendations based on test results are made. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Written formal reports should be kept in a secure place and only supplied to persons other than the leaner and the referring educator only with the express permission of the learner. 



Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identifying and solving problems in which responses display those responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking have been made. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, or community. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
Organising and managing oneself and ?one?s? actions responsibly and effectively. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/ or written presentation. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
Contributing to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large, by making it the underlying intention of any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of:

(i) reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively;
(ii) participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities;
(iii) being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts;
(iv) exploring education and career opportunities; and
(v) developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
Special Notes:

1. During the development of these unit standards reference was made to appropriate FENTO Unit Standards and appropriate NZQA unit standards.

2. This unit standard aims to ensure that learners who have special needs are assisted while they continue to attend classes with other learners. This is in line with the concept of 'mainstreaming' learners with special needs, which is promoted by specialists in the field of special education.

3. The following comment is taken from a New Zealand website on special needs:

"The concept of mainstreaming is a response to the fact that students can benefit from regular classroom placement if they get additional assistance at the same time. Forms of assistance might be modification of instruction, additional instruction time or an aide and that assistance includes communication with the regular classroom teacher. It is important to recognise that the regular classroom teacher should receive assistance when disable students are mainstreamed into her/his class. Regular classroom teachers often remark that the techniques they use for mainstreamed students are effective for all of their students. Some also say that the student with learning disabilities often takes up less of their time than other, more demanding students who are not classified as special education students." 

QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
  ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
Core  49277   National Diploma: Braille Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2020-07-30  ETDP SETA 
Core  49087   National Diploma: Orientation and Mobility Practice for Blind and Partially Sighted Persons  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2009-07-29  Was ETDP SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Elective  50334   National Certificate: Occupationally Directed Education Training and Development Practices  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
Elective  50333   National Diploma: Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2020-07-30  ETDP SETA 
Elective  50330   Bachelor: Occupationally Directed Education Training and Development Practices  Level 6  NQF Level 07  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
Elective  20485   National First Degree: ABET Practice  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2018-12-31  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. A5 Competence Evolution 
2. Abinet Training and Development 
3. Academy of Management and Entrepreneurial Excellence 
4. Academy Training Group 
5. Accreditation & Training Services 
6. Advantage Training Services cc 
7. AFRICA COMPETENCY DEVELOPMENT (PTY) LTD 
8. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality (Pty) Ltd 
9. Amaqamu Project Management and Consulting 
10. AQUARIUS SKILLS SOLUTION 
11. ASORIP NPC 
12. ASSESSMENT COLLEGE OF SOUTH AFRICA PTY LTD 
13. Aubrey Nyiko Business Enterprise cc 
14. BEPE Developments 
15. BERITAM PROJECTS AND TRAINING SOLUTIONS PTY LTD 
16. Bohlali Provider Support 
17. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events cc 
18. Bonang Training & Development 
19. BORDERGATE EVENTS MANAGEMENT AND PROJECTS 
20. BPK Trading and Project 
21. Brain Boosters Business Education (PTY) LTD 
22. Brainwave Projects 1997 CC 
23. Breakeven 59(PTY) Ltd 
24. Bull's Business and Skills Training Institute 
25. Business Development Unit (PTY)Ltd 
26. Business Intelligence Trading 48 (PTY) LTD 
27. Cale Developments 
28. Change Agility (Pty) LTD 
29. Chartall Business College 
30. Cherity Diale Transormation and Development Pty Ltd 
31. CLASS Consulting 
32. Colleen Osorio Skills Development Consultancy cc 
33. College of Cape Town - Athlone Campus 
34. Compass Academy of Learning 
35. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
36. CURMO Designs (Pty) Ltd Co 
37. D and D Lwazi Renaissance Research and Development Institute 
38. D M Management and Consulting 
39. Dabulamanzi & Njabulo Ndaba Consulting cc 
40. Ditebogo Consultancy 
41. Ditshiamiso Business Enterprise cc 
42. Divine Inspiration Trading 704 PTY Ltd 
43. Drewmach Branding Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
44. Eagles Wings Skills Development Consultants 
45. EDUTEL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PTY LTD 
46. Emergence Learning Academy (Pty) Ltd 
47. Employmax 
48. Enjo Consultants 
49. Funda Fun 
50. Future Performance Training and Development 
51. Gotsec Skills Training 
52. Growpoint Academy (Pty) Ltd 
53. Guru Group of Learning (Pty) Ltd 
54. HEART Solutions 
55. ICM t/a Institute for Career Management 
56. Igugu Training and Investments 
57. IN TUITION 
58. Inafrica General Trading Pty LTD 
59. Inkwazi Learning Network 
60. INKWENKWEZI PRIVATE COLLEGE - SKILLS DEVELOPMENT cc 
61. Isamon Vocational College of Excellence Pty Ltd 
62. Isibani Skills Academy 
63. Isibani Soluntu Development Trust 
64. IYAM Investments (Pty) Ltd 
65. Jale Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
66. Josmap Training Institute 
67. Kapoko Trading Enterprise 5 
68. Karabo Info Centre and Trading 
69. Kgaka Kgolo Institute 
70. Kgang-Kgolo Consulting 
71. Khaas Training Academy 
72. KHULISANE ACADEMY 
73. KITSO TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
74. Klein Karoo Resource Centre 
75. Learnership Support Systems (Pty) Ltd 
76. Learning Performance Link 
77. Life Projects 
78. Loago Business Consulting 
79. M3i Skills Development 
80. MACCAUVLEI LEARNING ACADEMYPTY LTD 
81. Malaikas Nursing Academy 
82. Matimba Management and Labour cc 
83. Mawethu Training 
84. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
85. Mgwezane Training and Events Management CC. 
86. MI Learning & Development Consultancy 
87. MIET Africa 
88. Mintirho Development Services 
89. Mtk Corporation Solutions 
90. MWG Logistical Services 
91. Ndivuka Skills Development 
92. Ndzalama Training 
93. Nero Training Consultants cc 
94. Netgrow Training Solutions 
95. Networx for Career Development 
96. Next Step Academy (Pty) Ltd 
97. Nkqubela Community Developers 
98. Northern Cape Rural TVET College 
99. NTI College 
100. Ntsangalala Business Enterprise 
101. Opehst Trading 
102. Pachi Global Foundation 
103. Paradise Skills Development 
104. Petra institute of Development (PTY) Ltd 
105. Pioneer Business Consulting 
106. Pitt Institute T/A Imithombo Institute 
107. PND Academy of Learning cc 
108. PRIMESERV CORPORATE SOLUTIONS PTY LTD T/A PRIMESERV HR SOLUTIONS 
109. PRO-ACTIVE PUBLIC SERVICES COLLEGE/PTY/LTD 
110. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
111. QPD CONSULTANTS 
112. RAMAZWI SECURITY SERVICES CC 
113. Reflections Development Institute 
114. Regenesys Management (Pty) Ltd 
115. Resonance Institute of Learning 
116. Retshetse Training Project 
117. RSA Institute (Pty) Ltd 
118. S A Skills Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
119. Saint Colonel Graduate Institute (PTY) Ltd 
120. Sanchaa Connection 
121. Scan Training Solutions 
122. Sebenzisanane Human Capital 
123. SEOPOSENGOE TRAINING CONSULTANCY CC 
124. Sigodi Development Services and Associates (SDS) cc 
125. Sisazi Consulting 
126. Sizani Consulting cc 
127. SK Empire Consultancy 
128. South African Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind 
129. Southern African Institute of Learning (SAIL) 
130. SPS Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
131. STAFFING DIRECT CC 
132. Starplex 489 cc 
133. TEAM CONSULTANTS CC 
134. Tembe Service Providers 
135. The Institute of People Development 
136. The Iscariota Group (Pty) Ltd 
137. THE SKILLS COLLEGE FOR DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING(PTY) LTD 
138. THE SKILLS FACTOR 
139. Thuba Segole Bed and Breakfast and Enterprise 
140. Thuto Adult Centre 
141. Thuto Ya Setshaba Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
142. TMG Quality Services 
143. Trainers Without Borders 
144. Training Answers 
145. True Reflection Training and Development cc 
146. Tshireletso Multi-skills and Training 
147. UKWAKHILE TRAINING 
148. Ulwazi Training & Development 
149. Umsebenzi Wethu Training Solution (Pty) Ltd 
150. Umzansi Educational Programs Centre 
151. University of Johannesburg 
152. Vala Nge Bhetshu Human Capital Development (Pty) Ltd 
153. VERYCOOLIDEAS 
154. Zamsiba Development Consultants 
155. Zisukumele Training Academy (Pty) Ltd 



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