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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. Accreditation & Training Services 
    4. ADOM TECHNOLOGIES 
    5. Amogelang Marketing and Training 
    6. Ashley Kriel Skills Development Centre 
    7. Avax Training & Development 
    8. Avenida (Pty) Ltd 
    9. Boitjhorisong Resource Centre 
    10. Bojelong Consultancy (Pty) Ltd 
    11. BOLAND COLLEGE 
    12. Brain Boosters Business Education (PTY) LTD 
    13. Brainwave Projects 1997 CC 
    14. Centre for Creative Education/Iziko La Bantu Be Afrika NPC 
    15. College of Cape Town - Athlone Campus 
    16. College on Hills (Pty) Ltd 
    17. Compass Academy of Learning 
    18. Custoda Trust 
    19. D M Management and Consulting 
    20. DELTA ENVIRONMENTAL CENTRE NPC 
    21. DEVELO CC 
    22. Dintshang Trading 
    23. Directflo 
    24. Early Inspiration 
    25. Early Learning Foundation Montessori Teacher Training 
    26. Early Learning Resource Unit (ELRU) 
    27. East London Technical t/a Buffalo City TVET College 
    28. EASTCAPE MIDLANDS COLLEGE BUSINESS UNIT (Uitenhage) (WA) 
    29. EBENEZER TRAINING HOUSE FOR EARLY LEARNING 
    30. Edu P Earl Education For Practitioners in Early Childhood Development (Pty) Ltd 
    31. EDU-Bless College 
    32. Edu-Build Institute 
    33. EDUTAK PRE-SCHOOL TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    34. Elgin Community College 
    35. Elim Training and Project Management (Pty) Ltd 
    36. Emtonjeni Wolwazi 
    37. Enjo Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
    38. Environment and Language Education Trust 
    39. Fachs Business Consulting and Training 
    40. Falcon Business Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    41. FALSE BAY TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING COLLEGE 
    42. Faranang Business and Training Solutions PTY(LTD) 
    43. FURNITURE WORLD TRAINING CENTRE 
    44. Future Performance Training and Development 
    45. Future-Teacher (Pty) Ltd 
    46. Gauteng Baobab Early Learning Training Programme 
    47. Gert Sibande Public FET College - Central Office 
    48. Goldfields TVET College 
    49. Gorach CC 
    50. Grassroots Adult Education and Training Trust 
    51. Greater Soweto Association for Early Childhood Development 
    52. GWALA TRAINING SERVICES 
    53. Heirs Training and Development 
    54. HOPE ACADEMIC AND SKILL CENTRE 
    55. HUGENOTE COLLEGE 
    56. ICM t/a Institute for Career Management 
    57. Igugu Training and Investments 
    58. Ikusasa Lothisha t/a ECD Training Provider 
    59. Inclusion support services 
    60. INKWENKWEZI PRIVATE COLLEGE - SKILLS DEVELOPMENT cc 
    61. Institute of Professional Studies and Services 
    62. Isamon Vocational College of Excellence Pty Ltd 
    63. Isibani Skills Academy 
    64. Isibani Soluntu Development Trust 
    65. Itireleng Bokamoso Trading Development Services and Associates 
    66. Jabulani Training & Development 
    67. Josmap Training Institute 
    68. Katehong Early Learning Resourse Unit (KELRU ) 
    69. Keletsong Community Training & Resource Centre 
    70. Kgang-Kgolo Consulting 
    71. KHANIMAMBA TRAINING AND RESOURCE CENTRE 
    72. Khululeka Community Education Centre 
    73. Kids Academy 
    74. Kitso Bokamoso Training Solution 
    75. KITSO TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    76. Klein Karoo Resource Centre 
    77. Kwindla Institute of Learning and Consulting 
    78. Legacy Leap Skills Developmemt Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    79. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
    80. LESEDI EDUCARE ASSOCIATION 
    81. Li Lichule Trading cc 
    82. Liberty College of Excellence (Pty) Ltd 
    83. LITTLE LEADERS GROUP (PTY) LTD 
    84. Loago Business Consulting 
    85. Lynne Hobbs cc 
    86. M3i Skills Development 
    87. MASAKANE TRUST 
    88. MASIKHULE EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE 
    89. Mass Computer Training and Printers 
    90. MATHS CENTRE INCORPORATING SCIENCES 
    91. MBUSO MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS 
    92. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
    93. Mnambithi FET College - Central Office 
    94. Mochochonono Training Solutions cc 
    95. Motheo Training Institute Trust 
    96. MTL Training and Projects 
    97. NATAL EARLY LEARNING RESOURCE UNIT TRUST 
    98. NBnet Consultancy & Projects 
    99. Ndoma Mathodi Trading Enterprise 
    100. Netgrow Training Solutions 
    101. Networx for Career Development 
    102. New Beginnings Training and Development Organisation 
    103. Next Step Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    104. Nkqubela Community Developers 
    105. Noni Community Development 
    106. Northern Cape Rural TVET College 
    107. Northern Cape Urban College: Kimberley Campus 
    108. Northlink College 
    109. Northshore Trading 19CC t/a Makakhaunye Training and Development Agency 
    110. Ntataise Lowveld Trust 
    111. NTATAISE TRUST 
    112. Ntevho-Ketso Training and Recruitement Consultancy cc 
    113. Ntsangalala Business Enterprise 
    114. Onye - Mon Skills Development Institute 
    115. OPELONG BUSINESS INSTITUTE (PT 
    116. Orbit FET College - Central Office 
    117. Peddie Development Centre 
    118. Penreach 
    119. People Upliftments t/a POPUP Upliftment 
    120. Petra institute of Development (PTY) Ltd 
    121. PMA Holding (Pty) Ltd 
    122. PND Academy of Learning cc 
    123. PNJ TRAINING ACADEMY 
    124. Port Elizabeth TVET College 
    125. Pro-Ed Training 
    126. PROFESSIONAL CHILD CARE COLLEGE PTY LTD 
    127. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    128. Progressive School of Business and Engineering (Pty) 
    129. Rampadise Education Training & Development Centre 
    130. Read Educational Trust 
    131. Realeboga Development Services 
    132. Regen Institute of Leadership and Management Education 
    133. REGIONAL EDUCARE COUNCIL 
    134. Retshetse Training Project 
    135. Rhodes University 
    136. Right 4 u College 
    137. Safe and Sound Learning Association 
    138. SANTS College 
    139. Shiloh Training (Pty) Ltd 
    140. Sisazi Consulting 
    141. SITHUTHUKILE TRUST 
    142. Siyahluma Education Institute 
    143. Siyathuthuka Nursery School 
    144. South African Congress For Early Childhood Development 
    145. South Cape Public FET College - George Campus 
    146. Southern African Youth Movement 
    147. Spotru Training Centre 
    148. SPS Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    149. Sustainability Institute Trust 
    150. T Mabuya & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    151. Takatso Educare Training and Development Services 
    152. Teachers Learning Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    153. Tekollo Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    154. Tembe Service Providers 
    155. Tendazwau Trading 8 (PTY) LTD 
    156. Thabelanang t/a Thabelanang Trading Enterprise 
    157. The Iscariota Group (Pty) Ltd 
    158. THE MATTHEW GONIWE SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE 
    159. The Nal'ibali Trust 
    160. The Port Elizabeth Early Learning Centre 
    161. THE SKILLS EXTENSION TRAINING COMPANY 
    162. Thembekile training consulting 
    163. THUKAKGALADI INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT PROJECT 
    164. THUSANANG TRUST 
    165. Thuto Adult Centre 
    166. Thuto Ya Setshaba Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    167. Thuto-Botshabelo Training and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    168. Tiakeni Training Centre 
    169. TPN Training and Recruitment cc 
    170. Training and Resources in Early Education (TREE) 
    171. TRAINING AT WORK PTY LTD 
    172. TSHEPANG EDUCARE TRUST 
    173. Ukwakhile Training 
    174. Unathi Training 
    175. UNIVERSAL COLLEGE OUTCOMES SA 
    176. Vala Nge Bhetshu Human Capital Development (Pty) Ltd 
    177. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    178. Vuselela TVET College 
    179. Waterberg TVET College 
    180. Winston Academy 
    181. World Wide Education Providers(Pty)Ltd 
    182. Woz'obona Early Childhood Community Service Group 
    183. Yellow Media Learning Institute (Pty) Ltd 



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