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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Lead and manage a subject/learning area/phase 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115435  Lead and manage a subject/learning area/phase 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Education Management and Leadership 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 05 - Education, Training and Development Schooling 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  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 
This is an elective unit standard at Level 6, which can be credited to the Advanced Certificate in Education (School Management and Leadership) at Level 6.

The unit standard is suitable for those responsible for subject/learning area/phase leadership in schools.

This unit standard will be studied with the unit standard 'Manage teaching and learning', to provide additional credits for subject/learning area/phase specific engagement. However, it will be understood that programmes for subject/learning area/phase leaders (Heads of Department) in a school will apply the outcomes of the core unit standards in the ACE (School Management and Leadership) specifically to subject leadership.

Qualifying learners will be able to lead and manage the planning, implementation and monitoring/evaluation of teaching and learning to ensure quality learning for all in the particular subject/learning area/phase. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard assumes that the learner
  • Is competent in the language of instruction of the provider
  • Has knowledge and skills of teaching, learning and assessment in schools
  • Has some knowledge and practical experience of schools, the school system and the broader profession
  • Has content knowledge and teaching experience in the selected specialist subject/learning area/phase. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Learners are required to demonstrate in depth understanding of the curriculum statements for one selected phase/learning area/subject specialization, as well as broad understanding of the policy approach to curriculum and assessment in general. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Lead and manage the planning, implementation and monitoring/evaluation of teaching. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Lead and manage the planning, implementation and monitoring/evaluation of teaching and learning to ensure quality learning for all in the particular subject/learning area/phase. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Develop policies, plans and targets, in ways that establish shared vision and direction for the subject/learning area/phase in the context of the school development plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Be able to interpret and apply national curriculum requirements for the particular subject/learning area or phase, and ensure that subject/learning area/phase staff are able to do this as well. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Ensure curriculum coverage, continuity and progression in the subject/learning area/phase for all learners. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Provide guidance on the design of learning programmes and teaching, learning and assessment methods to meet the needs of the subject and of different learners. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Together with other teachers in the subject/learning area/phase, develop, implement and evaluate assessment policies and practices appropriate to the subject/learning area and phase. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Set expectations and targets for staff and learners in relation to standards of learner achievement, and evaluate progress and achievement in the subject/learning area/phase by all learners. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Evaluate the teaching of the subject/learning area/phase in the school, use this analysis to identify effective practice and areas for improvement, and take action to improve further the quality of teaching. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Evaluate own subject/learning area/phase knowledge and teaching competence and develop a personal professional development strategy, and assist other teachers in the subject/learning area/phase to do likewise. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Since this is a core unit standard in the ACE in School Management and Leadership, it should follow the accreditation and moderation options as described in the ACE. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Curriculum and assessment policies and plans related to the subject/learning area/phase specialisation selected by the learner. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

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

    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 persuasion. 

    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  59429   National Certificate: Inclusive Education  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  73529   Advanced Certificate: Education: School Management and Leadership  Level 6  NQF Level 06  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.
     
    NONE 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.