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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Analyse the Sociology of Leisure and Recreation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
254244  Analyse the Sociology of Leisure and Recreation 
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 
People credited with this unit standard are able to analyse leisure and recreation concepts from cultural perspectives; leisure and recreation in relation to social constructs; the influence of life stages on leisure and recreation; and the role of leisure and recreation in society.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Focusing on leisure and recreation in relation to social construct, societal and cultural characteristics.
  • Illustrate the influence of life stages on the participation in leisure and recreation activities.
  • Recognising the role of leisure and recreation in society.
  • Examine the ways in which recreation can reduce anti social and self-destructive behaviour. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Knowledge of Leisure and Recreation Concepts at NQF Level 4.
  • Communication at 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 the organisation.
  • 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 leisure and recreation in relation to social construct, societal and cultural environments. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Concepts include:
    > Time, activity, experience, and may include psychological state, holistic, means to an end, an end in itself.
  • Societal characteristics may include:
    > Family, religion, ethnicity, gender, industrialisation, community structures, living patterns, urban/rural settlement, justice, life cycle, lifestyle, values and beliefs, mono-cultural, bicultural, multi-cultural. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Culture in terms of leisure and recreation is explained and understood. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Distinguishing aspects of gender differences in leisure and recreation experiences are compared and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Gender-based preferences and participation patterns in leisure and recreation activities are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Ethnic differences in leisure and recreation preferences and participation are identified and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The benefits of participation in leisure and recreation activities based on socio-economic ranking are identified and explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Illustrate the influence of life stages on the participation in leisure and recreation activities. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Five life stages which may include any of:
  • Baby, toddler, childhood, pre-teens, adolescence, young adulthood, adulthood with dependant child, adulthood, middle age, empty nesters, older adult, recently retired, active elderly, infirm elderly. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The characteristics of each life stage in relation to participation in community based recreation programmes are analysed and explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Characteristics may include:
  • Mobility, health and well-being, income, discretionary time, living patterns, key relationships, responsibilities, developmental issues.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The influence of each life stage on leisure and recreation attitudes, patterns, and activities and how it impacts on the participation in community based recreation programmes is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The influence of each life stage on leisure and recreation policy and provision of a Recreation organisation is identified. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Recognise the role of leisure and recreation in society. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The nature of community in terms of leisure and recreation is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The business perspective of leisure and recreation in terms of its impact on work productivity and the corporate image is evaluated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The relationship between pressure groups and the development of leisure and recreation is examined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The role and relationship between government and the provision of leisure and recreation services are examined and explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Government includes documentation that defines the role of government in the delivery of services for example the White Paper on Sport and Recreation, other legislation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The provision of leisure and recreation as a vehicle for change is described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Examine the ways in which recreation can reduce anti social and self-destructive behaviour. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The impact of community based recreation programmes on delinquency is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The effects of isolation, loneliness and alienation is understood and described in the different life stages. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The impact of recreation on racism and diversity within a community based recreation programme is identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Building stronger families and communities through community based Recreation activities are reinforced. 


    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.
     
    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.