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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Conduct basic coaching to beginners of rugby 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244550  Conduct basic coaching to beginners of rugby 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Sport, Recreation & Fitness 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Sport 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 
The qualifying learner achieving this unit standard and in combination with sport specific expertise, will be able to coach rugby at introductory level. The qualifying learner may work under the supervision of a senior coach, as part of a multi disciplinary team but will also be able to work unsupervised, at community level and in schools. The learner will display the competency required of a rugby coach with primary focus on activities that lead to the game of rugby, in areas where the facilities may need to be adapted.

The subfield will benefit by having a coach with the correct, industry-standardised knowledge and skills to be teaching the basic skills of rugby to beginners of the sport to generate interest and to encourage new entrance to the game.

The qualified learner will be able to explain the basic components of rugby, showing understanding of the principles of the sport and be able to demonstrate the skills needed by beginners to the game of rugby, using mini games and adapted games for entry points in to the game (15-man and 7's).

On achievement of this unit standard, the learner will be able to:
  • Describe the history and sociology of the game of rugby.
  • Explain the safety requirements of rugby.
  • Explain the basic laws governing the game of rugby.
  • Plan and write up rugby practice sessions.
  • Conduct basic rugby coaching activities for beginners. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Where applicable, range statements have been included under individual specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the history and sociology of the game of rugby. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An overview of the rugby playing charter as established by the South African Rugby Union (SARU) is provided to show understanding of its principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An overview of the sociological issues affecting rugby is provided to show the impact of the game on social transformation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The game of rugby and coaching the game are explained in terms of the benefits to the community and schools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The role of the beginner coach is described in relation to his/her impact on participants at beginner level. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Roles of the coach - role modelling, communication skills, discipline.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the safety requirements of the sport of rugby. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role of the coach is explained in the context of the safety of the beginner rugby player. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Facilities, coaching equipment, development rugby.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The risks of rugby as a game as they affect the beginner player are identified and explained with examples of how they can be minimised. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The interventions and equipment needed are described to ensure safe play. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the basic laws governing the game of rugby. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The basic laws of rugby to ensure fair play and understanding of the principles of the game are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Individual positions and teamwork.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Refereeing as it relates to the upholding of rugby laws is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The official refereeing signals are demonstrated practically. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The principles of safety in contact are introduced to beginners. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Safety in contact - various confidence skills.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Plan and write up rugby practice sessions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The objectives of rugby practice sessions as they apply to beginner players are listed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Different positions of play.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Resources are planned in relation to the requirements of the practice sessions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The scheduling of activities within the training session is listed to ensure time management of the session. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A basic lesson plan to conduct a practice session is written to ensure maximum player enjoyment and benefit. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Conduct basic rugby coaching activities for beginners. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Basic rugby terminology is explained in the context of the game. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The core skills of rugby are explained and taught to beginners of the game. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Real or simulation skills - tackling skills, handling skills, running and kicking skills and continuity.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The basic conditioning requirements are explained as they apply to beginner players in all positions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Warm up, cool down, endurance, strength, strength endurance, flexibility.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The differences between individual and unit skills are explained as they apply to the game of rugby. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Modified games and contact exercises are identified and utilised to introduce beginners to the game of rugby. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Appropriate teaching and coaching methods are used to meet the needs of the participant. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Listening skills, communication feedback, teaching styles, instructional styles.
     


    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 knowledge which should be embedded in the process to enable the learner to become competent in all of the above Specific Outcomes includes:
  • History of the game.
  • Laws of the game.
  • Relevant aspects of ethics and fair play.
  • Relevant aspects of tactical game planning.
  • Relevant communication/leadership skills.
  • Relevant aspects of safety and injury prevention.
  • Relevant aspects of lesson planning.
  • Appropriate knowledge pertaining to conditioning. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem solving skills are displayed when dealing with progression of activities and skills. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when planning and writing up rugby practice sessions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Effective communication using visual and language skills is demonstrated when explaining the basic laws governing the game of rugby. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    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  64369   Further Education and Training Certificate: Sport Coaching: Juniors/Beginners  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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