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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explain the principles of physical activity in the context of sport or fitness 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
254456  Explain the principles of physical activity in the context of sport or fitness 
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 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 
The qualifying learner achieving this unit standard will have a grasp of the history, purpose and the structures of sport, recreation and fitness in order to relate to the present status of the disciplines and its many contexts.

Competent qualifying learners in Sport or Fitness will provide safe, quality and positive experiences to participants and volunteer and thus strengthen the Sport and Fitness profession in general.

In particular, on completion of this unit standard, the learner is able to:
  • Define the concepts of physical and leisure activities.
  • Identify physical activity resources and barriers.
  • Explain the history and role of sport, recreation and fitness in society. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Range statements are either explicitly reflected or implied in the specific outcomes and assessment criteria of this unit standard. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Define the concepts of physical and leisure activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The categories of physical activity are identified according to the context in which they are performed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes but is not limited to occupational, household, transportation, leisure.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Activity sub categories are identified in the context of sport and fitness. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Sport, Exercise Training.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The purpose and role of sport is explained as a form of physical activity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The purpose and role of exercise training is explained as a form of physical activity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The purpose and role of recreation activities are explained as a form of physical activity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The differences and similarities between a structured versus a lifestyle approach to physical activity, are described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify physical activity resources and barriers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role of physical activity and its benefits to society, is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Resources which can be utilised to promote increased physical activity, are identified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Facilities, natural resources, technology, media, human resources, workplace, organisations.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Barriers which limit access to or support of physical activity, are identified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Culture, technology, crime, socio-economic factors, accessibility, availability, education.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the history and role of sport, recreation & fitness in society. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The history of the sport and fitness industry and its impact on society, is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sport, fitness and recreation and their role in disease prevention, health promotion, health and performance related fitness as well as community development, are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Sport, recreation and fitness industries and their impact to national and international trends and levels of participation, are discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Sport and fitness facilities and their purpose and function in the community, are described. 


    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 qualifying learner is able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
  • Physical activity terminology and definitions.
  • Physical activity classifications.
  • Current physical activity guidelines and recommendations.
  • Physical activity pyramid(s).
  • Physical activity resources and barriers.
  • The role of physical activity in society.
  • Sport, recreation & fitness history and sociology.
  • The role of the sport recreation and fitness industries in disease prevention health promotion, performances in sport, fitness and wellness.
  • Sport and Fitness facilities, their history, and function in the community. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information evaluation is applied when the categories of physical activity are identified according to the context in which they are performed. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Additionally, communication is established as an area of development in its own right. Also, aspects of personal development feature throughout the achievement of this unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use of technology is acknowledged when resources are identified which can be utilised to promote increased physical activity. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    An understanding of the world as a set of related systems is required when barriers are identified which limit access to or support of physical activity. 

    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  63669   Further Education and Training Certificate: Fitness  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  64369   Further Education and Training Certificate: Sport Coaching: Juniors/Beginners  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  60309   National Certificate: Sport Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  67373   National Diploma: Orientation and Mobility Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2020-07-30  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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