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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Facilitate learning in Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises to adult learners 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14809  Facilitate learning in Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises 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 credited with this unit standard are able to facilitate SMME learning to adults, by effectively selecting and implementing appropriate learning and teaching strategies.The candidates will be able to facilitate and assess SMME
learning within meaningful contexts,and relate the learning to other learning areas and fields of learning. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • FETC or equivalent.
  • Relevant, registered assessor standard.
  • Learning in the field: Business, Commerce and Management studies at the level above that being facilitated, or RPL equivalent.
  • Core ABET practitioner standards 4.01 Plan a learning event and 4.02 Facilitate adult learning event (or equivalent from other ETDP standards and qualifications) need to be achieved by the time the candidates achieve this standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Facilitating SMME (small, medium, micro enterprise) learning programmes 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 for SMME at the required level. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    An opportunity should be provided for candidates to upgrade their own relevant knowledge in the field of SMME, while acquiring methodology skills.The assessment criteria can be demonstrated through a portfolio of evidence of a previous business enterprise, including reasons for success or failure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Entrepreneurship is explained in detail. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Business ethics and social responsibility are discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Viable business opportunities in the context of the learners are identified and investigated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. A detailed business plan including budget is produced. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Ways of conducting a business needs analysis are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The principles of running a successful SMME are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply the requirements of relevant SMME unit standards to adult learners. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Knowledge, skills, values and attitudes required of learners in terms of the unit standards are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The SMME unit standards are interpreted within appropriate contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Requirements of the unit standards are used to effectively plan and facilitate learning to adult learners. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Learners performance can be described and assessed in relation to the requirements of the SMME unit standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Core ETD Practitioner unit standards are applied to the facilitation of SMME learning. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify, select, adapt and use resources and materials specific to SMME learning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Appropriate materials and resources are identified and selected to address the requirements of the SMME unit standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Materials selected are adapted to be suitable to the context within which the SMME skills are being gained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Clear instructions are given to learners about the use of materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Materials and resources are appropriately used to enable learners to achieve the outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The quality of the materials is adequate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Real-world exemplars of relevant SMME documents are selected and adapted in accordance with the requirements of the unit standards. 

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

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Implement innovative teaching and learning strategies specifically relevant for SMME learning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Innovative group and individual learning opportunities are created. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Appropriate SMME case studies are accessed, adapted and used for learning purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Simulation exercises are conducted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Assignments encouraging the observation of real life SMME scenarios are given. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. A variety of innovative learning methods are used (e.g. guest talks, mentoring, problem solving techniques, field excursions, research projects, practical work, case studies). 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    This AC to be assessed within the context of resources available to the learner. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Demonstrate how SMME learning takes place within a particular context and links with other learning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Appropriate contexts within which the SMME skills can be obtained are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The feasibility of the identified contexts is discussed with the learners. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Learners are assisted in selecting appropriate contexts in which they can practise the SMME skills. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The link between SMME and Management and Economic Sciences is discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The links between SMME and other learning areas are identified and communicated to the learners. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The role of Mathematics, Mathematical Literacy and Mathematical Sciences (MMLMS) and Language, Literacy and Communications (LLC) in SMMEs is discussed with the learners. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. The potential of Science and Technology in SMMEs is discussed with the learners. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. The way in which SMME is part of various related systems (e.g. micro and macro economic, political, legal, social, educational etc) is explained. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.
    Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

    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 SGB and is detailed in the introduction to the qualifications. 

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


  • 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 SMME 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 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): SMME practice and learning happens within scientific and technological contexts, and is linked to these fields. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Persons assessing learners against this unit standard must have a level 6 qualification in ABET Practice or its NQF equivalent and must be registered as assessors with the relevant ETQA.
    The outcomes in this unit standard can be assessed in an integrated manner along with outcomes from other elective and core unit standards that make up the ABET Practitioner qualifications.

    Due to the nature of SMME as a learning area, candidates may be able to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required by SO 1 by presenting evidence, and critiquing a previous business enterprise that they may have been involved in. Where this is the case, the assessor should promote the inclusion of this real life evidence in the assessment process. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Supplementary information:

    As SMME is a new formal learning area, many educators may not have formal qualifications in SMME per se. Thus the learning assumed to be in place may be from a different sub-field of the field: Business, Commerce and Management studies, or it may be competence that has been informally gained through experience in working in the SMME, or business, commerce and management environment.
    Practitioners facilitating this new learning area have expressed a need for the requirements to be made clear. The decision to develop a unit standard for facilitators of SMME was motivated by this. 

    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. Nkinane Training Institute and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    8. Ntevho-Ketso Training and Recruitement Consultancy cc 
    9. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    10. Project Literacy 
    11. Regenesys Management (Pty) Ltd 
    12. Resonance Institue of Learning 
    13. SEOPOSENGOE TRAINING CONSULTANCY CC 
    14. Thuto Botshabelo Training Academy 
    15. Ungaphelamandla Consultancy Private College (PTY) LTD 



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