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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Research and analyse local and international consumer trends 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252240  Research and analyse local and international consumer trends 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Retail and Wholesale 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Wholesale and Retail 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 unit standard is intended for people who work in the buying/planning function of an organisation. Being responsible for the buying of merchandise for re-sale it is imperative they have a thorough knowledge of local and international trends in their area of the industry if they wish to provide up to date merchandise for their target market.

Persons credited with this unit standard will be able to research international consumer and product trends, research local consumer and product trends and identify how these trends impact on their organisation. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that the learner is competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
N/A 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Research international consumer and merchandise trends. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Identify sources of information used to research international consumer trends as it applies to the wholesale and retail sector. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Identify where and how international trends are sourced for a specific range of merchandise for a specific organisation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Research, analyse and report on international consumer trends applicable to a specific product/product range for a specific period. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Research local consumer and merchandise trends. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Identify sources of information used to research local consumer trends in the wholesale and retail sector as it applies to the organisation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Identify where and how local trends are sourced for a specific range of merchandise for a specific organisation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Research, analyse and report on local consumer trends applicable to a specific product/product range for a specific period as it applies to the organisation. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Identify how these trends impact on a specific organisation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Identify consumer trends impacting on an organisation as it applies to the product range of the organisation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Identify product trends impacting on an organisation as it applies to the product range of the organisation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Analyse and report on how thee trends will impact on a specific organisation within the context or its product range. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or an ETQA; which has a MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA, according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Sources of information used to research international consumer trends in the wholesale and retail sector.
  • Where and how international trends are sourced for a specific range of merchandise.
  • Source of information used to research local consumer trends in the wholesale and retail sector.
  • Where and how local trends are sourced for a specific range of merchandise.
  • Consumer trends that could impact on a specific/own organisation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Solving problems.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and ones activities.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related system.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

    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  59299   National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail: Buying Planning  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  W&RSETA 


    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.