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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply the principles of exercise training 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
258719  Apply the principles of exercise training 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Sport   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Sport 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2012-07-01  2015-06-30  SAQA 0695/12 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

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 achieving this unit standard will be able to apply knowledge of the principles and methods of training when instructing exercise programmes. In addition the learner will be well positioned to extend his or her learning and practice to other areas where exercise science is applied to fitness training.

In particular, on completion of this unit standard, the learner is able to:
  • Define the principles of exercise training.
  • Explain methods of training for general fitness.
  • Apply principles and methods of training. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    A learner undertaking this unit standard is assumed to be competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Range statements are either explicitly reflected or implied in the specific outcomes and assessment criteria of this unit standard.

    Learners are required to create mechanisms that ensure that the required Acts that impact on the operative environment e.g. South African Schools' Act etc, policies and procedures are implemented within that environment. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Define the principles of exercise training. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The benefits of physical exercise are explained focusing on the harmful effects of a sedentary lifestyle. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Physical fitness is defined in the context of health and wellness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The short term effect of exercise training as well as the long term physiological effects are explained focussing on the advantages of each. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The basic principles of training are explained in the context of a fitness programme for healthy participants. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The principles of fitness training are explained in relation to frequency, intensity, duration and mode of exercise. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the methods of training. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A variety or methods of training are described for health related fitness. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes but is not limited to cardio respiratory fitness, strength, flexibility.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A variety or methods of training are described for sport related fitness. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes but is not limited to strength endurance, speed, power, agility.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply the principles and methods of training. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Methods of training for each type of exercise are described and demonstrated practically. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Cardio respiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, muscular balance (posture, alignment). A minimum of two exercises are demonstrated for each training modality.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Correct technique is executed for each of the selected exercise training modalities. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Breathing, positioning, alignment, range of motion, tempo, stability.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Warm up and cool down for each training modality are explained and demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Alternative methods are introduced for people who are unable to perform the required exercise in the required way due to personal problems such as age, deformity, injury, etc. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed against this unit standard (including through RPL) may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA), or one with an appropriate memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard, or assessing this unit standard, must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The qualifying learner is able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
  • Benefits of physical activity.
  • Short and long term effects of exercise training.
  • The principles of exercise training, FITT principle.
  • Requirements of fitness.
  • Components of endurance, strength, flexibility, warm up and cool down.
  • Exercise technique and execution.
  • Definitions of physical fitness.
  • Methods of exercise training.

    Additionally, communication is established as an area of development in its own right. Also, aspects of personal development feature throughout the achievement of this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem solving is evidenced when the basic principles of training are provided in the context of a fitness programme for apparently healthy participants. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information evaluation is required when the benefits of physical exercise are explained as well as the harmful effects of a sedentary lifestyle. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use of science and technology is involved when methods of training are described for cardio respiratory fitness. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Core  63669   Further Education and Training Certificate: Fitness  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2015-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  64369   Further Education and Training Certificate: Sport Coaching: Juniors/Beginners  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2015-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  73189   Further Education and Training Certificate: Golfing and Golf Coaching  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2015-06-30  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 Quality Assuring Bodies 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 Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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