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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|Further Education and Training Certificate: Fitness|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|63669||Further Education and Training Certificate: Fitness|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|The individual Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary for each Learning Programme recorded against this qualification is shown in the table at the end of this report.||SFAP - Sub-framework Assignment Pending|
|Further Ed and Training Cert||Field 02 - Culture and Arts||Sport|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||148||Level 4||NQF Level 04||Regular-Unit Stds Based|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification.
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
In the context of the fitness industry, this qualification will enable a learner to acquire the knowledge, skills and values that will enable them to:
A qualifying learner who has achieved this qualification will be able to:
In addition, the learner will have access to further career opportunities within the fitness and associated industries.
To date, there is no legislative framework or national qualifications registered on the NQF at NQF Level 4, to regulate the fitness industry in South Africa. As a result it is difficult to maintain and monitor standards of qualifications being offered by education providers. This qualification will also facilitate progression to the National Certificate: Fitness, NQF Level 5, for learners without a school leaving certificate or equivalent at NQF Level 4.
This qualification serves as the first in the learning pathway to standardise training in the fitness sector. Learners qualifying will be able to access job opportunities within the fitness environment.
This qualification serves to provide fitness facilities with qualified Floor Instructor personnel, of whom there are few at present. The lack of qualified staff in this regard requires the fitness facilities to utilise unqualified personnel or personal trainers with less expertise than is needed in such a position.
The registration of the FETC: Fitness will enable the fitness industry to have a learning pathway complementary to the required skills and knowledge in the sector.
Fitness professionals are also utilised in the sports environment to enable sports participants to develop their physical conditioning and wellbeing. (Recent draft Fitness legislation refers to a Fitness Professional as any person who has been registered in terms of the Regulations and performs activities regulated by the Fitness Board in terms of published scopes of practice).
This qualification will ensure implementation of the imperatives of transformation, namely "access" and "redress", and also enhance the development of individuals in the fitness industry towards achieving nationally recognised, occupationally directed qualifications, thus establishing a pool of highly skilled, competent individuals who will deliver consistent and continuous professional performance.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|It is assumed that the learner attempting this qualification is competent in:
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
The structure of this unit standard based qualification makes the Recognition of Prior Learning possible. Learner and assessor will jointly decide on methods to determine prior learning and competence in the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes implicit in the qualification and the associated unit standards. RPL will be done by means of an integrated assessment.
This Recognition of Prior Learning may allow for:
All Recognition of Prior Learning is subject to quality assurance by the relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
Access to the Qualification:
There is open access to any learner, who is able to arrange for assessment opportunities in an appropriate environment.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|The qualification consists of Fundamental, Core and Elective unit standards. A minimum of 145 credits is required to achieve the qualification. The credits are allocated as follows:
Fundamental Component (56 credits) compulsory for all learners:
The Fundamental Component consists of the following learning, which is compulsory for all learners:
It is therefore compulsory for learners to do Communication in two different South African languages, one at NQF Level 4 and the other at NQF Level 3.
Core Component (70 credits) Compulsory for all learners.
Learners are to choose unit standards totalling a minimum of 22 credits from those listed as Electives.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Assist with aspects of the administration of a sport or fitness facility.
2. Promote healthy nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.
3. Provide guidance and instruction to enhance exercise conditioning.
4. Maintain the safety of a sport or fitness facility in compliance with the relevant legislation and to meet needs of clients.
Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:
The qualification addresses the following Critical Cross-Field Outcomes as embedded in the Core unit standards of the qualification:
Identifying and solving problems where responses to problems show that such critical and creative thinking has been used to make responsible decisions.
Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community.
Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively.
Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information.
Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation.
Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.
Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
1.1 A sport or fitness facility is administered according to standard operating procedures and codes of conduct.
1.2 Sales and marketing promotional campaigns are implemented and monitored during and after promotional activities.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
2.1 An awareness of nutritional principles associated with sport and physical activity is promoted in accordance with recommended nutritional guidelines.
2.2 Lifestyle concepts are utilised to advance health and wellness among clients.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
3.1 Exercise principles and methods of training are applied to ensure beneficial and safe participation.
3.2 Knowledge of safe and beneficial movement of the joints of the human body is applied in the context of exercise conditioning.
3.3 An activity appropriate to the situation, participants and objective of the class is recommended and supervised in an exercise programme or class.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
4.1 Safety and emergency situations and emanating duties are explained focusing on actions to be taken to prevent and deal with emergency situations.
4.2 Facilities and equipment are maintained in line with legal and best practice requirements.
Integrated assessment at this level will evaluate the learner's ability to combine actions and ideas across a range of activities and knowledge areas. The integrated assessment must specifically assess the learner's ability to:
The assessment will require assessment methods, which measure and evaluate evidence generated during on-the job activities into account. Because assessment practices must be open, transparent, fair, valid and reliable; ensuring that no learner is disadvantaged in any way whatsoever, an integrated assessment approach is incorporated into the qualification.
A variety of methods must be used in assessment and tools and activities must be appropriate to the context in which the learner is working or will work. Where it is not possible to assess the learner in the workplace simulations, case studies, role-plays and other similar techniques should be used to provide a context appropriate to the assessment.
The term integrated assessment implies that theoretical and practical components should be assessed together. Whenever possible the assessment of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values shown in the Unit Standards should be integrated and, during integrated assessment, the assessor should make use of a range of formative and summative assessment tools and methods. Combinations of practical, applied, foundational and reflective competencies should be assessed. Assessment should further ensure that all specific outcomes, embedded knowledge and critical cross-field outcomes are evaluated in an integrated way.
Assessors may assess, and give credit for, the evidence of learning that has already been acquired through formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience as the assessment process is capable of being applied to RPL, subject to the rules and criteria of the relevant ETQA.
|YWCA (Young Women's Christian Association) offers international best practice in fitness training. YWCA courses are found in the following countries:
YWCA recommends that the following should be included in any fitness training programme:
The Central YMCA: Certificate in Personal Training, Level 3, was used to inform the development of the FETC: Fitness. The two qualifications compare favourably with each other as can be seen from the comparison below:
Central YMCA Qualifications:
Certificate in Personal Training Level 3:
Certificate in Personal Training Level 3:
This qualification facilitates the development of the following knowledge and skills:
The abovementioned qualification, as with almost all qualifications outside of South Africa, does not have a fundamental component. The compulsory units of competency match almost all of those in the proposed South African qualification, although the latter includes more compulsory core requirements. The core component of the YMCA qualification does not include anything of significance which the proposed South African one does not. The YMCA units do not provide as much detail approach as the local ones do. The FETC: Fitness offers more unit standards, both as optional and non-optional choices, than the YMCA qualification.
In summary, the proposed South African qualification offers practically all of the core competencies of the comparable qualifications in YWCA, but in addition gives the range of potential learners many more options.
Whilst there are many institutions that provide Fitness or Exercise Training, this International Comparability research has found that the bulk of the providers cater for shorter courses, in that they provide units within a limited range, with no or few fundamental or elective options. The FETC: Fitness draws almost all of the shorter courses offered internationally into one complete qualification and includes additional compulsory core, fundamental, and also the elective unit standards.
The FETC: Fitness aligns to the world's best practice offered by YWCA countries.
|The qualification provides the following articulation opportunities:
The qualification articulates horizontally with the following qualification registered on the National Qualifications Framework:
Vertical Articulation is possible with the following qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework:
For an applicant to register as an assessor or moderator of this qualification the applicant needs:
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
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.
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||243298||Apply administrative skills and knowledge in a sport organisation||Level 4||NQF Level 04||11|
|Core||243297||Apply knowledge of anatomy and physiology to exercise training||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Core||258719||Apply the principles of exercise training||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Core||243296||Apply values and ethics to a sport organisation||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Core||114824||Conduct sales||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Core||254456||Explain the principles of physical activity in the context of sport or fitness||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Core||115845||Implement sales and marketing strategies||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Core||258725||Instruct exercise to individuals and groups||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Core||254462||Maintain a sport or fitness environment and equipment||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Core||243301||Manage safety and emergency incidences||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Core||258721||Promote an awareness of nutrition principles for sport and physical activity||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Core||243294||Recommend an exercise programme or activity||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Core||258724||Operate professionally in a sport, recreation or fitness environment||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||3|
|Fundamental||119472||Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119466||Interpret a variety of literary texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119457||Interpret and use information from texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119465||Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9015||Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Fundamental||119462||Engage in sustained oral/signed communication and evaluate spoken/signed texts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||119469||Read/view, analyse and respond to a variety of texts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||9016||Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Fundamental||119471||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||7468||Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Fundamental||119459||Write/present/sign for a wide range of contexts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||117499||Demonstrate entrepreneurial competence||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Elective||110003||Develop administrative procedures in a selected organisation||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Elective||242810||Manage Expenditure against a budget||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Elective||117500||Manage finance in a small business||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Elective||258720||Utilise music to lead and instruct exercise||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Elective||252178||Support sport or fitness participation for people living with HIV/AIDS||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||4|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|LP ID||Learning Programme Title||Originator||Pre-2009
|NQF Level||Min Credits||Learning Prog End Date||Quality
|67700||Certificate: Fitness Instruction: Lifestyle Consulting||International Institute for Sport Science and Fitness Training||Level 4||NQF Level 04||160||QCTO||OQSF|
|67701||Certificate: Group Fitness Instruction||International Institute for Sport Science and Fitness Training||Level 4||NQF Level 04||148||QCTO||OQSF|
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THESE LEARNING PROGRAMMES:|
|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.