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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Develop and implement a community recreation programme focussing on health promotion 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
254238  Develop and implement a community recreation programme focussing on health promotion 
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  11 
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 
The purpose of this unit standard is to introduce the learner to the promotion of health within a community based setting and undestand its relationship with Recreation as a tool to achieve it. The qualifying learner will work in close association with the medical practitioners, local and provincial departments of health and other community based organisations to provide recreation programmes with the focus on creating healthy communities and people. The aim of health promotion is to improve the general standard of health within the Community by improving knowledge about risk factors and encouraging people to adopt healthy lifestyles and behaviour in support of the national governments initiatives and those of the World Health Organisation (WHO). The learner will be able to use Recreation as a tool to engage in the prevention of diseases as a primary health care project. The learner will have an understanding of topics such as nutrition, substance abuse, physical exercise, mental health, sexual behaviour and use of medicines. Using a variety of activities, including arts and crafts, games, dance and movement, drama, music, and community outings, the learner will maintain the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of the end users.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Describing the principles of health promotion and what constitutes a healthy community.
  • Describing the leading health indicators and identifying the healthy living targets to develop a strategy for healthy communities.
  • Discussing and identifying inter-sector and community partnerships to develop opportunities for action to promote and sustain healthy communities.
  • Assessing community needs, strengths and resources to promote healthy living.
  • Developing a plan to manage a recreation programme to promote health in a community.
  • Implementing and operating a recreation programme.
  • Collecting and analysing feedback according to organisation protocols. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Unit standards.
  • Plan, implement and evaluate a simple recreation programme, at NQF Level 4.
  • Explain Leisure and Recreation concepts and the trends which impact on participation within the South African context at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • In the context of this unit standard, a recreation programme is developed and implemented with the outcome on health education and promotion in a given community. The programme design incorporates the programming philosophy of the organising body, and may make up the overall programme, or total range of programmes, for the organising body for an extended period of time, for example, a season or a year.
  • In the context of this unit standard, a community may pertain to ethnicity, gender, age, geographic boundaries, workplace, special need, or special interest.
  • Health promotion is defined in accordance with and in support of the National Department of Health programmes and initiatives, which are based on the global plan as outlined by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States of America working towards healthy people in healthy communities. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the principles of health promotion and what constitutes a healthy community and a healthy person. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The meaning of health promotion, healthy person and a healthy community are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Programmes and health promotion initiatives are planned and implemented in accordance with the principles of healthy living. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the leading health indicators and identify the healthy living targets to develop a strategy for sustainable healthy communities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The health indicators that contribute to a healthy community and individual are identified and explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Healthy living targets are identified for incorporation into the action plan. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Targets include - healthy weights, healthy lifestyles, good eating habits, reducing the disease profile in a community.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Healthy living targets are aligned to the public health goals as detailed by the National Department of Health. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A strategy to address the healthy living target goals, is developed using recreation activities. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Discuss and identify inter-sector and community partnerships to develop opportunities for action to promote healthy communities. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Partnerships include - government departments, private sector, media, families, professionals, national networks, community based organisations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Key individuals and organisations are identified for partnering in a health promotion programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Strategies for engaging partners are described within the context of the identified community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Roles and responsibilities of the different partnerships to promote community recreation programmes, are clearly defined and discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Partnership agreements are developed, agreed upon and signed for implementation of the community recreation programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Processes for communication and evaluation of the partner activities and involvement are expressed and confirmed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Assess community needs, strengths and resources to promote health in the identified community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Individuals and organisations that share a common vision with the programme objectives are identified and mobilised to support the programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The need to promote a health programme linked to the health indicators are assessed in the identified community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Resources to assist in the promotion of health are evaluated to determine their strengths in their contribution of a successful plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Potential internal resources are identified and included into the plan of action. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Potential external resources including donations for use in the promotion of health, are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    All resources are secured and alternative resources are identified if necessary. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Develop a plan to manage a recreation programme to promote health in the community. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • To develop a plan the recreation supervisor must use the assessment results and information of the medical practitioner or occupational health therapist to develop the goals of a community based recreation programme. The recreation plan is developed in conjunction with the relevant medical experts.
  • Plans accommodate participant's culture, age, gender, sexual preference, physical, spiritual, social, educational, and economic backgrounds and any related diversity need. Participant plans recognize and promotes inclusion throughout the recreation process. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A written plan of operation for recreation programs/services is compiled in accordance with the department's operational plan. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Plan includes:
  • Vision, mission, objectives, policies and procedures, personnel criteria and practices, protocols and service plans, quality improvement monitors, ethical standards, research and evaluation procedures, safety and risk management directives, scope of service, and mechanisms for program review and participant feedback.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A specific written recreation service plan is prepared to guide the delivery of specific programs and services and the inclusion of participants in the recreation process. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Contents of the plan includes:
  • Goals, objectives, facilitation, techniques and interventions, leadership and supervision strategies, resources, safety and risk procedures, quality improvement monitors, formative and summative evaluation measures and participant feedback mechanisms.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An intervention plan is described and developed with the partnerships. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Plan includes - referral information, assessment and progress data, participant diagnosis and needs, goals, objectives, outcome measures, restrictions, contraindications, limitations and precautions, facilitation techniques and interventions employed, referral, discharge, aftercare, and follow-up criteria, quality monitoring and evaluation criteria, and safety and risk protocols.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The policies and procedures of the organisation are understood and explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Implement and operate a recreation programme to promote health in the community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Other departments, NGO's, and businesses are encouraged to assist in establishing a relationship to promote a healthy community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A safe environment is created to facilitate the recreation service according to the plans. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Relevant safety legislation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A formative evaluation tool, is developed to measure the quality and effectiveness of the programme according to the organisations or regulatory bodies' policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A schedule of programmes and services is presented regularly in cooperation and coordination with other services departments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Health promotion and strategies are identified and discussed for incorporation into the implementation plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Specific prevention and health promotion measures are indicated to support the plan of action. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Health education and information projects are implemented for ongoing awareness of healthy living. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Collect and analyse feedback according to the programme protocols. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All data is collected according to the organisations evaluation and protocols as described in the plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The effectiveness of programs/services in accordance with the standards of regulatory bodies, including the effectiveness and quality improvement measures are demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Goals and plans are continued, modified, or discontinued according to the evaluation results and participant responses. 


    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 IDENTIFYING 
    Learners are able to identify and provide possible solutions that would lead team members to provide recreation programmes to meet the special needs in a community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    A learner is able to work as a member of a professional team when presenting information that would lead to successful recreation programmes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Learners are able to collect, organise and evaluate information to provide suitable and appropriate recreation programmes to enable the mainstreaming of special needs. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners are able to communicate effectively and responsibly, using visual and/or language skills, when explaining recreation programme to the community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Learners can demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems when demonstrating knowledge and understanding in meting the special recreation needs in the community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    A learner can participate as a responsible citizen in the life of a local community and the country by understanding how recreation programmes can assist in the upliftment of individuals with special needs. 

    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  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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    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.