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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Facilitate a Life Skills Learning Programme in the Reception Year 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244260  Facilitate a Life Skills Learning Programme in the Reception Year 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Early Childhood Development 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 05 - Education, Training and Development Early Childhood Development 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  15 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "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
7408  Facilitating a Life Skills Learning Programme in the Reception Year  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is for those who facilitate Life Skills Programmes in the Reception Year (Grade-R).

People credited with this Unit Standard are capable of:
  • Describing how Life Skills are developed, facilitated and assessed.
  • Planning a Life Skills Learning Programme.
  • Preparing Life Skills learning activities and materials.
  • Implementing the planned Life Skills Learning Programme.
  • Assessing children's progress in the Life Skills Learning Programme.
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of the Life Skills Learning Programme. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learning assumed to be in place:
  • The ability to read, write and use written resource material for learning and teaching in at least two South African languages.
  • An understanding of the holistic development of children from birth to nine years and how young children learn through play and a variety of activities.
  • A basic understanding of the foundation phase of the national school curriculum. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This Unit Standard is designed primarily for educators working with children aged 4-6 years in the Reception Year (Grade R). Practitioners are required to demonstrate applied competence in a Grade R programme in one of the following developmental phases and settings:
  • Community-based group setting.
  • Foundation phase group setting.

    Life Skills integrates and promotes the eight learning areas as per the national curriculum and includes literacy and numeracy. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe how Life Skills are developed, facilitated and assessed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Ways in which life skills are developed are described in terms of relevant child development theories and research and the implications for practice in a Life Skills Learning Programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Descriptions are provided of the principles and processes of life skills acquisition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The requirements of the national curriculum in the foundation phase are identified with particular regard to the Reception Year. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Descriptions are provided of the principles of integrating and sequencing learning programmes and activities, with particular reference to the importance of offering a rich programme designed to empower all learners including learners with special needs and barriers to learning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Methods and tools for assessing young children's life skills are described with particular reference to the implications for practice in a Life Skills Learning Programme. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Plan a Life Skills Learning Programme. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Plan includes daily, weekly and longer term plans. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A Life Skills Learning Programme is planned to achieve the learning outcomes of the relevant learning areas for Grade R in an integrated manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Plans identify learning activities and experiences that are developmentally appropriate, promote integration, are child-centred and relate to children's life world interests and experiences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The Life Skills Learning Programme is contextually appropriate and is based on the life experiences of the children. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Plans take into account lessons learnt from previous experiences of facilitating Life Skills programmes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The learning programme uses a culture-fair and anti-bias approach. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The planned learning activities and experiences are appropriate for groups and the needs of individual children. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Prepare Life Skills learning activities and materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Learning experiences are provided to help children learn about themselves in a holistic way that supports the development of a positive self-concept and respect for others, different lifestyles, religions, languages, gender and cultures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Activities are set up to help children develop creative, scientific and technological process skills. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Learning activities and materials are prepared to encourage children to explore and value their environment and society. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A variety of activities and materials are prepared to encourage children to explore the arts including their cultural heritage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Various opportunities are organised to facilitate children's physical development and understanding of health and safety issues. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Implement the planned Life Skills Learning Programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A planned Life Skills Learning Programme is implemented using a range of appropriate techniques and strategies to facilitate active and integrated learning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The learning activities and experiences are organised so that children are able to work in a variety of settings including individual work, pairs, small groups and large groups. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Opportunities for critical thinking and problem solving are apparent in all of the activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Children are encouraged to plan, select their own materials and carry out projects according to their own ability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A range of facilitation skills are used appropriately to support and extend children's learning, including helping children to talk about, communicate and reflect on their learning experiences and achievements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Observe and assess children's progress. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Each child's progress in the Life Skills Learning Programme is assessed on a continuous basis and as an integral part of the learning-teaching process, thus informing practice and planning to assist individual children. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Assessment tools and procedures used for recording observations and assessments provide comprehensive evidence of children's life skills, without interfering unduly with the teaching and learning process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Assessment records are kept up to date and are useful for giving feedback on the progress of individual children and for planning individualised learning experiences for children as needed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Evaluate the effectiveness of the Life Skills Learning Programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The effectiveness of the Life Skills Programme is evaluated systematically and critically on a continuous basis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The evaluation identifies strengths and weaknesses in the planning and facilitation of Life Skills development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The evaluation helps to identify ways in which facilitation techniques and strategies can be modified to build on strengths and deal with weaknesses in the planning and facilitation of Life Skills. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • This Unit Standard will be assessed by an assessor and moderated by a moderator, registered with the relevant accredited ETQA responsible for the quality assurance of this Unit Standard.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider through the appropriate quality assuring ETQA, or Learning Programme approval with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the quality assuring ETQA.
  • Verification (external moderation) of assessment and moderation by the provider, will be conducted by the relevant quality assuring ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant Qualification and the agreed ETQA policy and procedures.
  • An individual wishing to be assessed through RPL against this Unit Standard, may apply to an assessment agency or provider institution accredited by the relevant quality assuring ETQA, or by an ETQA that has a formal agreement/accreditation with the relevant quality assuring ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Learners can understand, analyse and explain the following:
  • Relevant child development theories and research, which include indigenous theories of child development practice, and the implications for practice in a life skills learning programme.
  • Social and emotional development as it relates to cognitive development.
  • The principles, processes and content of science for young children and appropriate technological applications.
  • The development of creative thinking and expression through the arts and its importance in learning cultural traditions and social processes, including environmental issues, that can be introduced to young children.
  • The requirements of the national curriculum in the foundation phase, especially with regard to the reception year.
  • Principles of planning, integrating and sequencing learning programmes and activities.
  • Assessment methods and tools/instruments for assessing young children's learning and development.

    Learners demonstrate the following attitudes and values:
  • Respect for cultural and religious diversity (anti-bias practice).
  • Social justice.
  • Gender sensitivity.
  • Democratic values and appreciation of the different customs and traditions present in our country (UBUNTU).
  • Recognition of the importance of life skills in the foundation phase through an appreciation of the importance of offering a rich programme designed to empower all learners.
  • Sensitivity to the views of parents and family members.
  • Explicit recognition of the importance of social relationships in building families and communities.
  • Explicit recognition of the importance of respecting the environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
  • Reflect on and explore a variety of strategies to learn more effectively through the study of underpinning disciplines for the life skills programme.
  • Participate as responsible citizens in the life of local communities through discussions with children, parents and family members about the importance of the development of life skills for lifelong learning.
  • Be culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts through the selection of art and cultural activities and materials for children to explore. 

  • UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems with regard to young children's acquisition of life skills showing that responsible decisions have been made with regard to maintaining respect for the home languages of the children; their cultures and families; the local environments and children's growing abilities to develop a social and thinking beings. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with co-workers (where applicable), with children, families and communities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's teaching activities effectively in order to implement a planned life skills learning programme successfully. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information relating to the children's development and to programme implementation through observation and self-reflection. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with learners verbally and through visual materials, and keep written records and reports. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Show responsibility towards the environment and health of others through activities planned to promote children's health and respect for the environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Appreciate that the world is a set of related systems by planning an integrated Life Skills Learning Programme. 

    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 7408, "Facilitating a Life Skills Learning Programme in the Reception Year", Level 5, 12 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  58761   Further Education and Training Certificate: Early Childhood Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  64649   Higher Certificate: Early Childhood Development  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  64650   National Diploma: Early Childhood Development  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2020-07-30  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.
     
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    4. ABM COLLEGE SA (PTY) LTD 
    5. Accreditation & Training Services 
    6. Acorser Corporate & Business Consulting t/a Acorser Academy 
    7. Afrika Tikkun NCC 
    8. Amogelang Marketing and Training 
    9. Amyoli Consulting 
    10. Assessment and Entrepreneurship Centre 
    11. ATTI (Advanced Technonogy Training Institute) 
    12. Aubrey Nyiko Business Enterprise cc 
    13. B T Group of Companies Pty Ltd 
    14. Basella Training 
    15. Berry Rose Project Consultants & Service Providers 
    16. Boitjhorisong Resource Centre 
    17. BOLAND COLLEGE 
    18. BORDERGATE EVENTS MANAGEMENT AND PROJECTS 
    19. Brain Boosters Business Education (PTY) LTD 
    20. Brainwave Projects 1997 CC 
    21. Capricorn College for FET 
    22. Caversham Education Institute 
    23. Centre for Creative Education/Iziko La Bantu Be Afrika NPC 
    24. CENTRE FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT 
    25. College of Cape Town - Athlone Campus 
    26. Compass Academy of Learning 
    27. Custoda Trust 
    28. D M Management and Consulting 
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    38. Dru A Professional Further Education and Training College DAPFETC PT 
    39. Dynamic Safety Solutions 
    40. Early Inspiration 
    41. Early Learning Resource Unit (ELRU) 
    42. EASTCAPE MIDLANDS COLLEGE BUSINESS UNIT (Uitenhage) (WA) 
    43. EBENEZER TRAINING HOUSE FOR EARLY LEARNING 
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    45. EDU-Bless College 
    46. Edu-Build Institute 
    47. Edu-Prof Training Centre 
    48. EDUTAK PRE-SCHOOL TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
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    57. FURNITURE WORLD TRAINING CENTRE 
    58. Future Discovery Training Academy CC 
    59. Future Performance Training and Development 
    60. Future-Teacher (Pty) Ltd 
    61. Gauteng Baobab Early Learning Training Programme 
    62. Gert Sibande Public FET College - Central Office 
    63. Goldfields TVET College 
    64. Grassroots Adult Education and Training Trust 
    65. GWALA TRAINING SERVICES 
    66. HDPSA 
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    68. HLOSI SECURITY SOLUTIONS 
    69. HLUVUKA TRAINING AND CONSULTING 
    70. HOPE ACADEMIC AND SKILL CENTRE 
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    74. INGWE FET COLLEGE 
    75. Institute of Professional Studies and Services 
    76. Isamon Vocational College of Excellence Pty Ltd 
    77. Isibani Skills Academy 
    78. Isibani Soluntu Development Trust 
    79. Itireleng Bokamoso Trading Development Services and Associates 
    80. J and N Ikwekwezi Yokusa Development Training 
    81. Jabulani Training & Development 
    82. JIKA ST ANDREW'S LANGUAGE PROJECT (PTY) LTD 
    83. Karabo Info Centre and Trading 
    84. Katehong Early Learning Resourse Unit (KELRU ) 
    85. Katiso-kuno Consulting 
    86. KDS Centre for Skills Development and Training Pty Ltd 
    87. Keletsong Community Training & Resource Centre 
    88. Kenako Jwale Skills Development and Training Centre 
    89. Kgaka Kgolo Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    90. Kgang-Kgolo Consulting 
    91. KHANIMAMBA TRAINING AND RESOURCE CENTRE 
    92. Khoali Group of Companies (Pty) Ltd 
    93. Khululeka Community Education Centre 
    94. Kids Academy 
    95. Kitso Bokamoso Training Solution 
    96. KITSO TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    97. Klein Karoo Resource Centre 
    98. Lebzatainment Foundation NPC 
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    100. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
    101. LESEDI EDUCARE ASSOCIATION 
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    104. Loago Business Consulting 
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    106. M Power Learning and Development 
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    108. Marematlou Training Institute 
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    111. MASIKHULE EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE 
    112. MATHS CENTRE INCORPORATING SCIENCES 
    113. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
    114. Mnambithi FET College - Central Office 
    115. Mochochonono Training Solutions cc 
    116. Mondo Skills and services providers 
    117. Montessori Teacher Training Centre South Africa 
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    120. NATAL EARLY LEARNING RESOURCE UNIT TRUST 
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    122. Netgrow Training Solutions 
    123. Networx for Career Development 
    124. New Beginnings Training and Development Organisation 
    125. Next Step Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    126. NKANGALA TVET COLLEGE 
    127. Noni Community Development 
    128. Northern Cape Urban College: Kimberley Campus 
    129. Northlink College 
    130. Northshore Trading 19CC t/a Makakhaunye Training and Development Agency 
    131. Nsovo Learning Academy 
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    134. NTI College 
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    136. Nyelati Trading Enterprise 
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    139. Pearson Education Achievement Solutions 
    140. Peddie Development Centre 
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    143. Petra institute of Development (PTY) Ltd 
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    147. PND Academy of Learning cc 
    148. PNJ TRAINING ACADEMY NPC 
    149. Port Elizabeth TVET College 
    150. Pro-Ed Training 
    151. PROFESSIONAL CHILD CARE COLLEGE PTY LTD 
    152. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    153. Rampadise Education Training & Development Centre 
    154. Read Educational Trust 
    155. Realeboga Development Services 
    156. Reflections Development Institute 
    157. REGIONAL EDUCARE COUNCIL 
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    159. Rhodes University 
    160. Right 4 u College 
    161. Safe and Sound Learning Association 
    162. SANTS College 
    163. SERITI INSTITUTE 
    164. Sirius Training 
    165. Sisazi Consulting 
    166. SITHUTHUKILE TRUST 
    167. Siyahluma Education Institute 
    168. South African Congress For Early Childhood Development 
    169. South Cape Public FET College - George Campus 
    170. South West Gauteng Tvet College 
    171. Southern African Institute of Learning (SAIL) 
    172. Southern African Youth Movement 
    173. Spotru Training Centre 
    174. SPS Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
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    176. T Mabuya & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    177. Takatso Educare Training and Development Services 
    178. TDM Management Consulting Pty Ltd 
    179. Teachers Learning Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    180. Tembe Service Providers 
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    182. Thasha Training and Consulting 
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    185. The Iscariota Group (Pty) Ltd 
    186. THE MATTHEW GONIWE SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE 
    187. The Port Elizabeth Early Learning Centre 
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    190. THUKAKGALADI INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT PROJECT 
    191. THUSANANG TRUST 
    192. Thuto-Botshabelo Training and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    193. Tiakeni Training Centre 
    194. TMG Quality Services 
    195. Train 2 Teach (PTY) Ltd 
    196. Trainers Without Borders 
    197. Training and Resources in Early Education (TREE) 
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    200. TSHIROLOGO DISABILITY TRAINING SERVICES PTY TLD 
    201. Tshwane South College for (ECD Academy) 
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    203. Umgungundlovu FET College 
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    215. WonderKids Academy 
    216. World Wide Education Providers(Pty)Ltd 
    217. Woz'obona Early Childhood Community Service Group 
    218. Yellow Media Learning Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    219. Zisukumele Training Academy (Pty) Ltd 



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