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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Analyse the psychological impact of participating in recreation and leisure activities 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
254236  Analyse the psychological impact of participating in recreation and leisure activities 
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 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 introduces the supervisor or junior manager into understanding and analysing personal motivation and the psychological effects of leisure and recreation to ensure balanced human development.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Describing personal motivation in relation to the involvement in leisure and recreation activities.
  • Analysing the psychological effects of leisure and recreation on the individuals state of mind.
  • Compiling the benefits of participating in a recreation programme as a key to balanced human development. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Knowledge of leisure and recreation concepts at NQF Level 4.
  • Communication NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Knowledge and skill in the area of recreation theories may be required of people working in the recreation industry for a number of reasons, including providing a:
  • Conceptual foundation for practice in the recreation industry.
  • Body of knowledge on which recreation as a profession is based.
  • Historical and philosophical context for recreation.
  • Definition of the parameters of business.
  • Basis for justifying the existence of the recreation industry, and the allocation of resources.
  • Basis for justifying policy and provision; accountability.
  • Background for decision-making regarding policy and provision.
  • Basis for forecasting trends in recreation, and of the impact of recreation on other parts of society. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Analyse personal motivation in relation to involvement in leisure and recreation activities. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Motivation:
  • Intrinsic, extrinsic. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The psychological dimensions of personal motivation are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Dimensions may include:
  • Attitudes and opinions, self-perception, emotions, mental preparedness, intentions, expectations.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The theories of personal motivation are described and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The psychology in relation to personal motivation and involvement in leisure and recreation activities is anlaysed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyse the psychological effects of leisure and recreation on the individual's state of mind. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The contribution of leisure and recreation to mental and spiritual well-being of the individual within the context of the recreation programme and its activities is identified and explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Well-being may include:
  • Self-esteem, identity, stress management, rehabilitation, mental health, experience of ecstasy and euphoria, addiction.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The influence of early leisure and recreation experiences on future involvement in leisure and recreation activities is examined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The influence of involvement in leisure and recreation activities on personal motivation is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The experience of leisure and recreation using psychological frameworks is integrated and demonstrated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Experience:
  • Enjoyment, relaxation, perceived freedom, and locus of control.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Compile the benefits of participating in recreation programmes as the key to human growth and balanced human development. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Balanced human development refers to learning motor, social, spiritual and creative skills; life long learning skills; self esteem, self image, life satisfaction, nurture growth and independent living; therapeutic. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The benefits of enhanced life skills generated from the participation in a recreation programme is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The improvement in the quality of life is illustrated within the context of community based recreation programmes. 


    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.
  • Assessors should be in possession of a relevant qualification that is at least one level higher than the level of this unit standard.
  • Training providers must be accredited by a relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment should include both formative and summative assessment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    The learner is able to work as a member of a community when implementing community based recreation programmes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise activities by understanding cultural, individual and social differences when programming. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, organise and critically evaluate information by ensuring that programmes are properly evaluated and meets the needs of the community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner is able to see the world as a set of related systems by explaining the role recreation in building a community. 

    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  60289   National Certificate: Community Recreation  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  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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