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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Facilitate learning through an adventure based learning experience 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
263399  Facilitate learning through an adventure based learning experience 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Tourism, Adventure & Guiding 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Hospitality, Tourism, Travel, Gaming and Leisure 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
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 
This unit standard is aimed at individuals who are required to conduct an Adventure Based Learning experience to groups and/or individuals as a means of developing opportunities for the transfer of learning according to identified needs and objectives. The standard aims to train persons capable of conducting rigorous experiences that will enhance the participants' physical, social, emotional and intellectual capacities in a physically and emotionally safe environment, and will benefit the programme facilitators, participants and the sub-field as a whole.

On achievement of this unit standard learners will be able to:
  • Prepare for the facilitation of an Adventure Based Learning Programme.
  • Facilitate an Adventure Based Learning Programme.
  • Conclude Adventure Based Facilitation according to organisational requirements. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner will be competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for the facilitation of an Adventure Based Learning Programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The learning objectives for a programme are analysed in terms of their application to individuals and/or a group participating in an Adventure Based Learning Programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Suitability of activities identified for the programme are evaluated against the identified programme aims and objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Programme risk is evaluated so as to prepare for technical and environmental intervention requirements to ensure the safety of participants. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A programme plan is compiled to meet learning objectives and selected activities. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    A programme plan includes but is not limited to:
  • Objectives, sequenced activities, activity risk and safety requirements and parameters, selection and logistical arrangement for equipment, tools and course requirements, number of facilitators required, time-frames, feedback, technical skills transfer for participation of individuals and or groups, maintenance requirements for the course and equipment as resultant from inspections conducted.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Resource requirements are identified for inclusion in the programme plan that minimise negative environmental impact. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Evaluation and feedback methods are determined that will provide the most suitable feedback approach for planned activities and objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Inspections are executed to ensure that course preparation and maintenance meets programme plan requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range for inspections includes but is not limited to:
  • Following of correct organisational procedures, activity risk and safety requirements, ensuring that course requirements and infrastructure meet programme plan requirements.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Facilitate an Adventure Based Learning Programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Adventure Based models of facilitation are used to develop individual and team skills through scheduled activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Individual and/or group progress and participation is analysed so as to adjust interventions according to identified outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Potential situations of physical and emotional discomfort or danger to participants are identified and appropriate interventions planned to ensure the dignity and self-respect of participants. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range for situations includes but is not limited to:
  • Equipment and tools, stress, heatstroke, hypothermia, fire, levels of fear and mental stress, embarrassment and dealing with failure.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Feedback is formulated and provided in a manner that supports facilitation and the transfer of learning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Individual experiences are reviewed and re-appraised in support of the facilitation process. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conclude Adventure Based Facilitation according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Own performance is evaluated in terms of the expected outcomes of the Adventure Based Learning programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The use and application of feedback and facilitation techniques are evaluated in terms of the planned outcomes and objectives of the adventure programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Facilitation sessions and recommendations in terms of future programme planning or modifications are recorded in accordance with organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Programme administration is completed to ensure currency and accuracy of information and progress tracking. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed against the 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.
  • Moderation should include both internal and external moderation where applicable. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Methods for identifying and understanding human needs, including physiological, physical, social, emotional and cognitive.
  • Planning and preparation of the resources and processes that comprise the programme.
  • Knowledge of the environment to be used, and the various adventure activities that are appropriate to it.
  • Methods and techniques of sequencing activities chosen to address learning needs within the selected activity environment.
  • Techniques of motivating and facilitating learning through adventure activities.
  • Provide feedback. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem-solving is required when contingency plans for adventure activities focus on individual progression and reflection. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Teamwork is demonstrated when adventure activities stimulate involvement by individuals and groups to take responsibility for their own learning. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-organisation is emphasised in having to facilitate participant experiences while being aware of safety and legal requirements, as well as the physical, mental and emotional well-being of participants. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information-review is employed when group and individual learning needs are identified through consultation, observation of behaviour and effective questioning in a manner sensitive to participants. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication is vital in facilitating, supporting, encouraging, advising, instructing and responding to participants. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Personal development is evidenced in being culturally sensitive to a variety of participants. 

    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
    Core  66190   National Certificate: Adventure Based Learning  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  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 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.
     
    NONE 



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