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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Develop daily living skills to enhance independence in blind and partially sighted persons 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264956  Develop daily living skills to enhance independence in blind and partially sighted persons 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Inclusive Education 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 05 - Education, Training and Development Adult Learning 
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
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 qualifying learner will be able to create an enabling environment for persons who are blind and partially sighted to enhance their independence. The skills to foster independence relate to personal activities primarily in the areas of household management, personal management, sports, leisure and social situations.

The qualifying learner will be able to:
  • Facilitate the learning of skills to carry out household tasks independently.
  • Facilitate the learning of personal management skills.
  • Facilitate participation in sports and leisure activities.
  • Implement a daily living skills learning programme. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication skills at NQF Level 4.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of communication methods for blind and partially sighted persons at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Facilitate the learning of skills to carry out household tasks independently. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Household tasks include, but is not limited to:
  • Adaptive food preparation skills, cooking, cleaning, laundry, household maintenance and daily activities, labelling and home safety. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Lifestyle needs are assessed to identify present level of functioning and to determine training requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A training programme is developed according to individual requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Resources and assistive devices are selected according to individual needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Adaptations to techniques and environment are identified to promote independence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The training programme is implemented and is effective in providing the required skills. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Facilitate the learning of personal management skills. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Personal management skills include, but is not limited to:
  • Money identification, use of abacus, accounts, personal grooming, clothing identification, eating skills, sewing, manage health, medical and safety, shoe care, telephone use and time management. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Personal needs related to independence are assessed to identify present level of functioning and to determine training requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A training programme is developed according to individual requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Resources and assistive devices are selected according to individual needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Adaptations to methods/techniques and environment are identified to promote independence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The training programme is implemented and is effective in providing the required skills. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Facilitate participation in sports and leisure activities. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Sports and leisure activities includes, but is not limited to:
  • Gardening, life style activities, crafts, hobbies, games and sports. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Needs and abilities are assessed to identify interests and to determine development requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A training programme is developed according to individual requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Resources and assistive devices are selected according to individual needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Adaptations to methods/techniques and environment are identified to promote independence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The training programme is implemented and is effective in providing the required skills. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Implement a daily living skills learning programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Daily living skills programme is implemented in line with the developed programmes and individual requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The performance of the client is evaluated in terms of the targeted level of independence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Feedback is provided to the client according to evaluation and organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Recommendations are submitted according to organisational procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • External Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.
  • The accredited Training Provider will oversee internal moderation of assessment.
  • Internal and external moderation should encompass achievement of competence described in the specific outcomes of the unit standard as well as the integrated competence described in the purpose of the unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The qualifying learner will be able to understand and explain relevant aspects of the following:
  • Methods for communicating with blind and partially sighted persons.
  • Facilitation methods and techniques.
  • Daily living needs assessment.
  • Daily living training programmes.
  • Assistive devices for blind and partially sighted persons.
  • Providing feedback. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to developing and implementing a daily living skills programme in which responses display that critical thinking is used for responsible decision making. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization or community in facilitating independence training for persons who are blind and partially sighted. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in assessing and facilitating the skills required for blind and partially sighted persons to function independently. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information about the level of daily living skills in order to develop and implement a daily living skills programme. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate modes of oral and/or written persuasion in dealing with all internal and external role-players to conduct a daily living skills programme for persons who are blind and partially sighted. 

    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  67373   National Diploma: Orientation and Mobility Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2020-07-30  ETDP SETA 


    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 



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