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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Coach gymnastics at introductory level 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264694  Coach gymnastics at introductory level 
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 will be able to implement fundamental gymnastics program at introductory level. The learner will be able to work unsupervised at community, club and institution level with different age groups and could also work under the supervision of a senior coach as part of a multi-discipline program.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Describing the development and sociological impact of gymnastics.
  • Establishing and maintaining a safe and conducive environment for gymnastics.
  • Implementing a physical preparation programme for different age groups.
  • Demonstrating dominant movement patterns (DMPs).
  • Coaching and assessing basic skills in gymnastics.
  • Introducing gymnastic disciplines. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 2.
  • Leading a community activity at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the development and sociological impact of gymnastics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The current format of gymnastics is described in relation to the origin and historical development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The structure of the South African Gymnastics Federation (SAGF) is described in terms of its roles and responsibilities to South African Communities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The roles of stakeholders are described in terms of the way in which they introduce and advance gymnastics in a community. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Stakeholders include, but not limited to: School teachers, principals, gymnasts, officials, leaders in the community and the provincial gymnastics association and governing body of other institutions.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The "gymnastics for all" approach to gymnastics development is explained in relation to transformation and mass participation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Implement a physical preparation programme for different age groups. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Components and effects of warm-up are explained in relation to gymnastics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Warm-up activities are demonstrated in relation to gymnastics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Types and Components of fitness are identified and explained in relation to gymnastics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Activities to develop physical fitness are selected and facilitated for the preparation of gymnasts. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Establish and maintain a safe and conducive environment for gymnastics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Characteristics of gymnastics equipment are explained in relation to function and purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Gymnastics equipment suitable for different users are replaced or modified according to organizational safety procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Users include, but are not limited to:
  • Different age groups, different levels of competence, gender and gymnasts with special needs.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Injury awareness and prevention is explained in relation to implementation of gymnastics at fundamental level. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Basic first aid is demonstrated for routine injuries according to given scenarios in gymnastics. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate dominant movement patterns (DMPs). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Characteristics of each Dominant Movement Pattern (DMP) is described in line with basic biomechanical principles. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Characteristics include, but are not limited to:
  • Locomotion, springs, statics, rotations, swings and landings.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Dominant Movement Patterns are grouped in relation to their application in gymnastics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Dominant Movement Patterns are demonstrated according to standard practice. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Coach and assess basic skills in gymnastics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Techniques for executing basic gymnastics movements are explained in relation to implementation of fundamental programs in gymnastics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Methods of teaching fundamental skills are demonstrated according to standard practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Common faults and related corrective measures are explained using examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The use of teaching aids and safe spotting techniques are demonstrated according to standard practice. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Introduce gymnastic disciplines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Disciplines of gymnastics are described in relation to their characteristics and features. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Disciplines include, but are not limited to:
  • Rhythmic gymnastics, artistic men/women gymnastics, aerobic gymastics, tumbling, acrobatic gymnastics, trampolining, rope skipping and gymnastics for all.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A lesson plan is compiled in relation to the teaching methods and techniques for the respective disciplines and modified programs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Principles of short, medium and long term planning is identified and applied to the planning process. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Principles includes, but is not limited to:
  • Games, sequences, display elements and combining music and movements.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Activities that are designed and adopted for different needs for fundamental development are implemented and facilitated in fun-filled and enjoyable sessions. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • External Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.
  • The accredited Training Provider will oversee internal moderation of assessment.
  • Internal and external moderation should encompass achievement of competence described in the specific outcomes of the unit standard as well as the integrated competence described in the purpose of the unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The qualifying learner will be able to understand and explain relevant aspects of the following:
  • Historical development of gymnastics.
  • Social impact of gymnastics and the role of SAGF.
  • SAGF age specific development plan.
  • Gymnastics Lesson plan (Fundamentals).
  • Safety and injury prevention practices.
  • Dominant movement patterns.
  • Coaching techniques and methods.
  • Coaching gymnastics disciplines.
  • Code of conduct for coaches and gymnasts.
  • Developmental stages of children. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to the provision of a safe and conducive environment for the coaching of gymnastics at fundamental/introductory level in which responses display that critical thinking is used for responsible decision making. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization or community in the provision of gymnastics coaching at introductory/fundamental level that is developmental, fun and stimulating. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in planning and implementing a lesson to coach the respective disciplines of gymnastics at introductory level. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information about the performance of each participant in order minimize injuries and correct faults. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate modes of oral and/or written persuasion in dealing with all internal and external role-players to facilitate planned gymnastics activities. 

    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: 
    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.
     
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    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.