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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Facilitate learning in the Natural Sciences to adult learners 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117458  Facilitate learning in the Natural Sciences to adult learners 
ORIGINATOR
SGB ABET Educators 
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  20 
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 
Persons accredited with this Unit Standard are able to facilitate learning in Natural Sciences by effectively selecting and implementing learning and teaching strategies. The candidates will be able to facilitate and assess learning within meaningful contexts, and relate the learning to other learning areas and fields. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • FETC or equivalent.
  • Relevant registered assessor standard.
  • Learning in Natural Sciences at the level above that being facilitated/targeted, or a RPL equivalent.
  • Core ETD practitioner standards need to be achieved by the time candidates this standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The facilitation of learning programmes in Natural Sciences, to adult learners and out of school youth, within the general and further education and training bands. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate subject knowledge in natural sciences at the required level. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    An opportunity is provided for candidates to upgrade their own relevant knowledge in Natural Sciences while acquiring methodology skills. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    AC1 - Scientific skills and knowledge contributing to sustainable use of resources are analysed and used in real and/or simulated conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    AC2 - Fundamental concepts and principles in the natural sciences are explained and used in real and simulated conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    AC3 - The impact of scientific innovation on quality of life is assessed through written and practical testing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    AC4 - Ethical issues arising from advances in the natural sciences are discussed within groups. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply the requirements of natural sciences unit standards to adult learners. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    AC1 - Knowledge, skills, values and attitudes required of learners are described in terms of the requirements of the Unit Standard. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    AC2 - The Natural Sciences Unit Standards are used to plan lessons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    AC3 - Learners' performance are described and assessed in relation to the Natural Sciences Unit Standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    AC4 - Core ETD practitioner Unit Standards are applied to Natural Sciences learning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    AC5 - The Natural Sciences Unit Standards are interpreted within appropriate contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    AC6 - The significance of science is illustrated by giving examples from everyday life. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    AC7 - The process of conducting an investigation is facilitated by using outcomes-based methodology. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify, select, adapt and use resources, materials and equipment specific to natural sciences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    AC1 - Appropriate materials, resources and equipment are identified and selected to address the requirements of the Unit Standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    AC2 - Clear instructions are given to learners about the use of materials and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    AC3 - Materials and resources are adapted to be suitable to the context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    AC4 - Equipment is selected to be suitable to the context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    AC5 - Alternative resources and equipment are used in the absence of standard equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    AC6 - Materials, resources and equipment are selected by using quality as a criterion for the level and purpose of use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    AC7 - Materials are evaluated on a continuous basis to ensure appropriateness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    AC8 - Indigenous knowledge and researched knowledge is used in accordance with requirements of the Unit Standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Implement innovative teaching and learning strategies specific to natural sciences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    AC1 - Learning opportunities are created for innovative groups and individuals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    AC2 - Experiments and procedures to investigate phenomena are conducted in a safe and cost-effective way. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    AC3 - A variety of innovative learning methodologies are used to demonstrate concepts or principles, such as group work, role-plays, models, model building, projects and displays. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    AC4 - Assignments are given that encourage the illustration of science in everyday life. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Demonstrate how natural sciences takes place in a particular context and links with other areas / fields of learning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    AC1 - The link between Natural Sciences and Technology is explained through the use of examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    AC2 - The influence of Science and Technology on economic growth is explained with reference to they uses to which they have been employed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    AC3 - The innovation of Science and Technology is explained and discussed in terms of global competitiveness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    AC4 - The links between Natural Sciences and other learning areas are identified and communicated to learners. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    AC5 - Ways in which Natural Sciences is part of various related systems are explained in terms of micro- and macro-economic, political, social, educational systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    AC6 - Various fields of Natural Sciences are described with reference to fields of study of the natural sciences, career paths in natural sciences, natural sciences and non-natural science fields, etc. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The relevant ETQA awarding this qualification make adequate arrangements for assessment, moderation and accreditation of this Unit Standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The essential embedded knowledge required for this Unit Standard has been carefully built into the assessment criteria. It is not detailed in a separate notes section. This is not an omission, but a decision made by the ABET Practitioner SGB and is detailed in the introduction to the qualifications. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
  • Reflect on and explore a variety of creative strategies to learn more effectively: within the context of Natural Sciences.
  • Participate as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities: through being involved in Natural Sciences facilitation, candidates participate in education and economic communities.
  • Be culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts: facilitation of Natural Sciences should be done with sensitivity to the culture of the learners, and Natural Sciences practices should be selected and implemented with sensitivity to cultural aspects of the community.
  • Explore education and career opportunities: career opportunities within Natural Sciences are explored and promoted. 

  • UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems (all SOs): use facilitation skills to identify and solve problems in the context of Natural Sciences learning. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others and in teams (all SOs, but particularly SO4): use co-operative teaching and learning strategies. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively (all SOs, but specifically SO 3 and SO 4): through planning and organising resources, materials, equipment and learning programmes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information (all SOs): through development and demonstration of subject knowledge, and applied to the selection, planning, organising and facilitating of learning programmes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills (all SOs): use communications skills for effective facilitation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically (all SOs): applied throughout. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems (SO5): Natural Sciences practice and learning takes place within wider contexts. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    The outcomes in this Unit Standard can be assessed through practical observations. Candidates may be able to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required by SO 1 through a knowledge assessment which integrates the outcomes from other elective and core Unit Standards that make up the ABET Practitioner qualifications. 

    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  20159   National Diploma: ABET Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  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.
     
    1. African Learning & Development Academy (Pty) Ltd (ALDA) 
    2. Amaqamu Project Management and Consulting 
    3. CURMO Designs (Pty) Ltd Co 
    4. Igugu Training and Investments 
    5. KITSO TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    6. Letlhabile Institute Of Management and Training 
    7. Marematlou Training Institute 
    8. Nkinane Training Institute and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    9. Ntevho-Ketso Training and Recruitement Consultancy cc 
    10. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    11. Project Literacy 
    12. Regenesys Management (Pty) Ltd 
    13. Resonance Institue of Learning 
    14. SEOPOSENGOE TRAINING CONSULTANCY CC 
    15. The Shell Science & Mathematics Resource Centre 
    16. Thuto Botshabelo Training Academy 
    17. Ungaphelamandla Consultancy Private College (PTY) LTD 



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