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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Work with others to implement an environmental learning programme 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13660  Work with others to implement an environmental learning programme 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
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 for people working as entry level environmental educators, interpreters or field guides, or as interns in a non-formal education context, e.g. environmental education centres and natural and cultural heritage sites.

People credited with this unit standard will be able to assist more experienced and / or qualified colleagues to implement an environmental learning programme, fieldwork experience or guided trail. They will be able to use materials and activities that are appropriate for the learners and the context of the learning programme, and present these effectively.

People credited with this unit standard will have achieved the following specific outcomes:
  • Assist with the implementation of an environmental learning programme
  • Mediate environmental learning effectively during a particular activity
  • Assist with evaluation of the environmental learning programme 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The learner should demonstrate GETC or equivalent. This unit standard does not assume that the learner has prior environmental education training or experience. However, it does assume competence in the language of instruction, introductory knowledge relevant to the particular field in which the learner will be operating, and the ability to access, analyse and evaluate information relevant to the learning programme. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    At this level, the learner will work under supervision of a more senior staff member, or in collaboration with more experienced colleagues. The unit standard encourages the learner to gain experience of implementing environmental learning programmes by working with and assisting more experienced environmental educators.

    The learner will assist more experienced colleagues by presenting or helping with particular activities in a limited number of environmental learning programmes within a particular context (e.g. one nature reserve or heritage site). 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Assist with the implementation of an environmental learning programme 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Assist a more senior environmental education practitioner to effectively organise, manage and administer an environmental learning programme. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Assist with organisation and use of materials and resources, learning programme logistics, timing.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Conduct particular environmental learning activities during an environmental learning programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Help to manage group dynamics, showing respect and tolerance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Show respect, tolerance and understanding; help learners to understand and participate in activities; assist colleagues with management of small group tasks, discipline, safety of learners.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Mediate environmental learning effectively during a particular activity 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Demonstrate clearly the intended outcomes of the environmental learning programme, and how the chosen activity will help learners to achieve these outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Use appropriate activities and methods effectively, ensuring that they have a meaningful environmental focus, are relevant to the learners and form a logical part of the whole environmental learning programme. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Methods and approaches include fieldwork, issues-based activities, co-operative learning, resource-based learning, creative and critical thinking skills.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Use appropriate resource materials effectively during the activity. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Materials include simple reference materials, worksheets and task cards, fieldwork equipment, craft materials, specimens, environments, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Actions and activities reflect an environmental ethic and principles of environmental education. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Assist with evaluation of the environmental learning programme 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Observe learners and give feedback on whether or not they have attained learning programme outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Help to evaluate the effectiveness of the learning programme by gathering and analysing feedback. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Gather feedback from participants by observation, discussion and use of evaluation forms; discuss feedback and opportunities for improvement with colleagues.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation and moderation options:

    Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

    Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.

    Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Refer to the Specific Outcomes and to the Assessment Criteria contained in this unit standard.

    Much of the essential embedded knowledge will depend on the context in which the learner works. This will include knowledge of local environments and issues, the particular learning programmes and activities used, resource materials and equipment available and the administrative systems within which the learner operates.

    The learner will begin to apply the goals, principles and methods of environmental education.

    The learner will develop experience of approaches such as active learning and heritage interpretation through working as an intern or entry level environmental educator. 


    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Specified requirements:

    Specified requirements include specific legal and workplace requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:

    Legal:

    Relevant laws, regulations and policies, e.g. the National Environmental Management Act, Curriculum 2005

    Site specific:

    Relevant contextual information and documentation, including corporate strategic plans and workplace procedures 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  24199   National Certificate: Community Conservation: Liaison and Support  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-04-09  CATHSSETA 
    Core  22900   National Certificate: Environmental Education, Training and Development Practice  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  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.
     
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