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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Develop learning programmes to enhance participation of learners with special needs 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13643  Develop learning programmes to enhance participation of learners with special needs 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Environmental 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 
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 
All qualifications for Education, Training and Development (ETD) practitioners are required by law to include unit standards that enable ETD practitioners to accommodate learners with special needs:
This unit standard is for environmental education practitioners who work fairly independently and need to be able to develop learning programmes or systems that take account of learners with special needs.

Work contexts may include environmental education centres, heritage sites, community education projects, environmental health and safety training programmes in industry or environmental projects within government departments or the NGO sector.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Demonstrate how learning programmes can enhance participation of learners with special needs
  • Respond appropriately to learners with special needs 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The candidate will be required to demonstrate an FETC or RPL equivalent in order to gain access to the National Diploma in Environmental Education, Training and Development Practice (EETDP) (NQF Level 5) for which this is a core unit standard.

    This unit standard assumes competence in a number of EETDP Certificate unit standards at levels 4 and 5, including:
  • Identify and describe learning processes
  • Identify and support learners with special needs
  • Demonstrate knowledge of environmental education goals, principles and methods and their appropriateness in different contexts
  • Select, plan and adapt a contextually-relevant environmental learning programme
  • Implement and evaluate an environmental learning programme

    The candidate should work towards this unit standard concurrently with the following unit standards from the Level 5 Diploma in EETDP:
  • Design, organise and improve an original environmental learning programme
  • Manage a learning environment appropriately for a learner group 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Unit standard: Identify and support learners with special needs provided candidates with an awareness of and sensitivity to learners with special needs, and prepared them to be able to support such learners during learning events. This unit standard requires candidates to develop learning programmes and systems that acknowledge learners with special needs.

    Environmental education practitioners should be aware of learners with special physical, health, cognitive, emotional and economic needs. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate how learning programmes can enhance participation of learners with special needs 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Consider about five situations of special needs including physical, health, cognitive, emotional or economic needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The candidate demonstrates knowledge of a range of special needs requiring attention during the development of environmental learning programmes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The candidate evaluates a range of learning programmes and points out strengths and weaknesses in terms of learners with special needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The candidate describes and demonstrates how to modify learning programmes to enable learners with particular special needs to participate. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Design of learning programmes, resource materials, trails and routes; choice of activities, examples and language; timing and duration of programme, etc.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Respond appropriately to learners with special needs 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The candidate describes and demonstrates appropriate attitudes and behaviour in relation to learners with a range of special needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The candidate modifies actions, arrangements, learning programmes and materials to enable learners with particular special needs to participate. 


    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 responsible for the quality assurance of this Unit Standard.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider through the appropriate quality assuring ETQA, or Learning Programme approval with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the quality assuring ETQA.
  • Verification (external moderation) of assessment and moderation by the provider, will be conducted by the relevant quality assuring ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant Qualification and the agreed ETQA policy and procedures.
  • An individual wishing to be assessed through RPL against this Unit Standard, may apply to an assessment agency or provider institution accredited by the relevant quality assuring ETQA, or by an ETQA that has a formal agreement/accreditation with the relevant quality assuring ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes, in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. For the most part, the possession or lack of this knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate's performance.
  • Range of special needs, symptoms and requirements
  • Designing a learning programme 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation and community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, symbolic and/or language skills in various modes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Reflect on and explore a variety of strategies to learn more effectively.

    Be culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts. 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  22902   National Diploma: Environmental Education, Training and Development Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  58761   Further Education and Training Certificate: Early Childhood Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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. 3 At Work Recruitment Agency 
    2. ABASUNGULI TRAINING SPESIALISTS (PTY) LTD 
    3. Access Employment Skills & Development Agency 
    4. Amogelang Marketing and Training 
    5. Assessment & RPL College (Pty) Ltd 
    6. Avax Training & Development 
    7. Bangwaketse Trading and Projects 
    8. Barcor Learn to Earn cc 
    9. Berry Rose Project Consultants & Service Providers 
    10. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events cc 
    11. Boitjhorisong Resource Centre 
    12. Bopaditshaba Community Project 
    13. Brain Boosters Business Education (PTY) LTD 
    14. Brainwave Projects 1997 CC 
    15. Browers Entertainment 
    16. Compass Academy of Learning 
    17. Custoda Trust 
    18. D M Management and Consulting 
    19. DELTA ENVIRONMENTAL CENTRE NPC 
    20. DEVELO CC 
    21. Dintshang Trading 
    22. Directflo 
    23. Early Inspiration 
    24. Early Learning Foundation Montessori Teacher Training 
    25. Early Learning Resource Unit (ELRU) 
    26. EASTCAPE MIDLANDS COLLEGE BUSINESS UNIT (Uitenhage) (WA) 
    27. EBENEZER TRAINING HOUSE FOR EARLY LEARNING 
    28. Edu P Earl Education For Practitioners in Early Childhood Development (Pty) Ltd 
    29. EDU-Bless College 
    30. Edu-Build Development 
    31. EDUTAK PRE-SCHOOL TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    32. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    33. Enjo Consultants 
    34. Environment and Language Education Trust 
    35. Eskilz College (Pty) Ltd 
    36. Falcon Business Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    37. FALSE BAY TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING COLLEGE 
    38. Faranang Business and Training Solutions PTY(LTD) 
    39. Faranang Marketing 
    40. Future Performance Training and Development 
    41. Future-Teacher (Pty) Ltd 
    42. Gauteng Baobab Early Learning Training Programme 
    43. Golang Kulani ELC 
    44. Goldfields FET College 
    45. Grassroots Adult Education and Training Trust 
    46. Greater Soweto Association for Early Childhood Development 
    47. GWALA TRAINING SERVICES 
    48. Happy Day Training and Development Services 
    49. HOPE ACADEMIC AND SKILL CENTRE 
    50. ICM t/a Institute for Career Management 
    51. Igugu Training and Investments 
    52. Ikusasa Lothisha t/a ECD Training Provider 
    53. Inclusion support services 
    54. Institute of Professional Studies and Services 
    55. Isamon Integrated 
    56. Isamon Vocational College of Excellence Pty Ltd 
    57. Isibani Skills Academy 
    58. Isibani Soluntu Development Trust 
    59. Itireleng Bokamoso Training and Development 
    60. Jabulani Training & Development 
    61. Keletsong Community Training & Resource Centre 
    62. Kgaka Kgolo Institute 
    63. Kgang-Kgolo Consulting 
    64. KHANIMAMBA TRAINING AND RESOURCE CENTRE 
    65. Khululeka Community Education Centre 
    66. Kids Academy 
    67. Kitso Bokamoso Training Solution 
    68. KITSO TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    69. Klein Karoo Resource Centre 
    70. KWAZULU NATAL EXPERIMENTAL COLLEGE 
    71. Lehlabile Emergency Institute 
    72. Leratham Supply Distribution and Enterprise 
    73. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
    74. LESEDI EDUCARE ASSOCIATION 
    75. Letlhokoa Management Services CC 
    76. Li Lichule Trading cc 
    77. Little Elephant Training Centre For Early Educationt/a LETCEE 
    78. Loago Business Consulting 
    79. Lynne Hobbs cc 
    80. M3i Skills Development 
    81. Majahd Educational Services Multi-Purpose Primary Co-operative Limited 
    82. Mapheto Business Enterprises t/a MBE 
    83. MASAKANE TRUST 
    84. MASIKHULE EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE 
    85. MATHS CENTRE INCORPORATING SCIENCES 
    86. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
    87. MIDLANDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE 
    88. Mochochonono Training Solutions cc 
    89. Motheo Training Institute Trust 
    90. NATAL EARLY LEARNING RESOURCE UNIT TRUST 
    91. Ndoma Mathodi Trading Enterprise 
    92. Netgrow Training Solutions 
    93. Networx for Career Development 
    94. New Beginnings Training and Development Organisation 
    95. Nkqubela Community Developers 
    96. Noni Community Development 
    97. Northern Cape Urban College: Kimberley Campus 
    98. NORTHLINK COLLEGE 
    99. Northshore Trading 19CC t/a Makakhaunye Training and Development Agency 
    100. Ntataise Lowveld Trust 
    101. NTATAISE TRUST 
    102. Ntevho-Ketso Training and Recruitement Consultancy cc 
    103. Ntsangalala Business Enterprise 
    104. Orbit FET College - Rustenburg Campus 
    105. Peddie Development Centre 
    106. Peddie Development Culture 
    107. Penreach 
    108. Petra institute of Development (PTY) Ltd 
    109. PHAKAMANI AGENCY CC 
    110. PMA Holding (Pty) Ltd 
    111. PND Academy of Learning cc 
    112. POPUP UPLIFTMENT 
    113. Pro-Ed Training 
    114. PROFESSIONAL CHILD CARE COLLEGE PTY LTD 
    115. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    116. Rampadise Education Training & Development Centre 
    117. Realeboga Development Services 
    118. Realeboga-Bakubung Training and Development Agency 
    119. REGIONAL EDUCARE COUNCIL 
    120. Retshetse Training Project 
    121. Rhodes University 
    122. Right 4 u College 
    123. Safe and Sound Learning Association 
    124. SANTS College 
    125. Siragelaphambili Abet Skills Development 
    126. Sisazi Consulting 
    127. SITHUTHUKILE TRUST 
    128. Siyahluma Education Institute 
    129. SIYATHELA EARLY LEARNING ASSOCIATION 
    130. Siyathuthuka Nursery School 
    131. South African Congress For Early Childhood Development 
    132. Southern African Youth Movement 
    133. Spotru Training Centre 
    134. SPS Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    135. Step Up Training and Skills Development (Pty) Ltd 
    136. Sustainability Institute Trust 
    137. T Mabuya & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    138. Takatso Educare Training and Development Services 
    139. Teachers Learning Centre PTY LTD 
    140. Tekollo Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    141. Tembe Service Providers 
    142. Tendazwau Trading 8 
    143. Thabelanang t/a Thabelanang Trading Enterprise 
    144. The Iscariota Group (Pty) Ltd 
    145. The Port Elizabeth Early Learning Centre 
    146. Thembekile training consulting 
    147. THUKAKGALADI INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT PROJECT 
    148. THUSANANG TRUST 
    149. Thuto Adult Centre 
    150. Thuto Botshabelo Training Academy 
    151. Thuto Ya Setshaba Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    152. Thuto-Botshabelo Training and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    153. Tiakeni Training Centre 
    154. TLHOAFALO TRAINING CENTRE 
    155. TPN Training and Recruitment cc 
    156. Training and Resources in Early Education (TREE) 
    157. TSHEPANG EDUCARE TRUST 
    158. Ubuntu Care and Development 
    159. Unathi Training 
    160. UNIVERSAL COLLEGE OUTCOMES SA 
    161. Vuselela FET College - Potchefstroom Campus 
    162. Winston Academy 
    163. WonderKids Academy 
    164. Wonderkids Montessori Training Centre 
    165. World Wide Education Providers(Pty)Ltd 
    166. Woz'obona Early Childhood Community Service Group 
    167. Wozabona Early Childhood Community Service Group 
    168. Yellow Media Publishers (Pty) Ltd 
    169. Zisize Educational Trust 
    170. Zuzulwazi Development 



    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.