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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Describe the benefits of participating in a recreation programme 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243625  Describe the benefits of participating in a recreation programme 
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 
Persons credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the different benefit categories to encourage participation levels in a recreation program. An in-depth understanding will assist the individual to develop sustainable programs with far reaching benefits in keeping with South Africa's objective of improving the health of individuals, the economy, the environment, and the society.

On completion of this unit standard the qualifying learner will be able to:
  • Identify and explain the four major benefit areas of a Recreation programme.
  • Explain the individual benefits of participating in recreation activities.
  • Describe the benefits of recreation programmes on the community.
  • Discuss the benefits of recreation on the economy.
  • Describe the impact of recreation programmes on the environment. 

  • 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 unit standard is designed to give the learner an understanding of the benefits of participating in a recreation program.
  • The categories are identified and are linked to providing an outcomes based and objective driven approach to Recreation Programming.
  • To become exposed to the concept of the benefits based approach to parks and recreation.
  • To describe how benefits impacts upon ones personal life or an organizations operation.
  • To identify the four major benefit areas of parks and recreation.
  • To outline additional benefits within those four categorical areas.
  • Recognize how the benefits impact on one's personal life or an organizations operation.
  • View parks and recreation as critical and vital to our future quality of life. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and explain the four major benefit areas of a Recreation programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The four main benefit categories are described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Benefit categories include individual, community, economy, and environment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate examples are given to demonstrate the impact of recreation on these categories. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Recreation programmes are created to inculcate these benefits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of promoting Recreation programmes is explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the individual benefits in participating in recreation activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The benefits in terms of personal health are describe. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Personal health includes disease control, depression, wellbeing.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Identify the aspects of human development enhanced by recreation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Human development includes self esteem, confidence, intelligence, emotional wellbeing.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Explain aspects of quality of life. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Quality of life includes establishing good interpersonal relationships, improving family bonds, work life ethic.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Describe the impact of recreation on individual behavior. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Individual behaviour includes reducing anti social behaviour, encouraging positive attitudes, co-operation, social values.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe the benefits of recreation programmes on the community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Community benefits are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Benefits includes community pride, togetherness, community spirit, community upliftment, reduced violence, harmony, tolerance, respect.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The impact of recreation programming on the family is described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Impact includes reduced domestic violence, improved communication between family members, healthy lifestyles.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Discuss the benefits of recreation on the economy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The benefits of Recreation programming on healthcare is explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Benefits includes reduced medical costs, savings on medical aid claims.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Economic generators are identified and the benefits of Recreation programmes on these factors are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Improved property rates, tourism, business growth, budgetary savings in the maintenance of public spaces.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Describe the impact of recreation programmes on the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The impact of recreation programming on the environment is described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Impact includes conservation, appreciation of nature and wild life.
     


    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:
  • The different benefit categories when programming recreation activities.
  • The health benefits to the individual.
  • How recreation can build stronger communities.
  • The economic impact on recreation on the economy of South Africa.
  • Environmental awareness through recreation programming. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Learners are able to collate all information from various sources to identify benefits of participating in recreation programs. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Learners are able to demonstrate the use of technology to illustrate responsibility towards the environment and the health of others through the implementation of recreation programs. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Learners are able to recognize the world as a set of systems whereby all aspects of society are integrated to promote an improved quality of life in South Africa and to create a balance in society. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Learners are able to understand and implement a Benefits based Recreation programme and contribute to the learner's, the social and economic development and health and well being of all communities. 

    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.