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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Understand peoples needs and influences on leisure participation in South Africa 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243622  Understand peoples needs and influences on leisure participation in South Africa 
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 
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 
Learners credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of special needs within special populations, recreational needs of special populations and the barriers to their participation. Special emphasis is placed on diversity and cultural needs to create a better understanding of promoting unity in South Africa.

On completion of this unit standard the qualifying learner will be able to:
  • Understanding of the introduction of the theories of human motivation.
  • Identify the influences on participation.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of special needs within special populations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the recreational needs of a specific target group and the barriers to their participation. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence in numeracy and literacy at NQF Level 3 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The introduction to understanding the needs of people will focus on theories of human motivation and social needs.
  • The provision of an effective and efficient recreation service to meet the needs of the community.
  • Identify the different factors that can have an influence on participation in leisure activities.
  • Special populations include people with physical, intellectual, visual, hearing disabilities; older adults, youth, children, cultural and ethnic groups, unemployed, retired adults, shift workers, elite athletes, parents with small children, people in institutions, people who have been de-institutionalized; people recovering from major illnesses such as strokes, heart disease, trauma, people suffering from social and psychological problems.
  • Barriers include intrapersonal - confidence; interpersonal - participants, role models; and structural barriers - cost, access, transport, type of activity, equipment and venue.
  • Needs include - social interaction, physical activity, competition, creative expression, achievement and mastery, adult education, health needs, psychological needs. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Understand the introduction to the theory of human motivation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A simple discussion of the hierarchy of needs as described by Maslow is presented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Social needs are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Felt needs, expressed needs, changing needs, comparative needs, created needs, false needs.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The differentiation between a need and a demand for recreation services is tabulated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify the influences of leisure time participation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The influences of the family and personal persuasions on an individual's participation is described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Age and family cycle, gender, level of education.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The social circumstances and its influence of leisure participation is explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Income, social class, cultural backgrounds, and diversity.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Other opportunity factors and its influence on leisure participation are identified and explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Resources, awareness, perception, recreation services, distribution of facilities, access to facilities, marketing, political policies, costs, choice of activities.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate knowledge of special needs within populations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The characteristics of special populations are identified and presented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The specific requirements of people with disabilities and special populations in participating in Recreation activities are listed and explained in detail. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Requirements include: medical requirements, mobility and positioning needs, special assistance, modified activities and equipment.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Interpret the recreational needs of a specific target group and identify the barriers to their participation in Recreational activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The Recreational needs of the target group are identified and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The benefits of participation in Recreation activities for the target group in relation to their needs are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The barriers to participation based on researched data are identified and defined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A strategy for overcoming the identified barriers is documented and explained in terms of the suitability for the target group. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed against this unit standard (including through RPL) may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA), or one with an appropriate memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU 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 one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The qualifying learner is able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
  • Human needs and influences on participation in Recreational activities.
  • Specials needs and special population groups and their need to participate in recreational activities.
  • Different cultures and diversity to promote integration within a recreation program.
  • Barriers that would affect participation levels.
  • Specific requirements of people with disabilities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Learners are able to identify and solve problems that relate to participation in a recreation program of individuals from special populations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Learners are able to collate all information from various sources to identify influences and barriers to participation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Learners are able to recognize the world as a set of systems whereby the people with special needs are actively involved in a Recreation program to create a balance in society. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Learners are able to promote and increase the participation rates of special population target groups, an integration of the different influences that would affect participation would lead to an effective working environment. 

    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  58163   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Recreation  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.
     
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    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.