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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Facilitate learning through an adventure based learning (abl) experience 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262304  Facilitate learning through an adventure based learning (abl) experience 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Adventure Based Learning 
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 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 aimed at individuals applying facilitation skills in order to conduct an Adventure-based Learning experience for groups and/or individuals as a means to develop learning that will enhance their physical, social, emotional and intellectual capacities in an Adventure Based Learning environment.

Persons credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Select Adventure-based activities in order to meet clients' and organisational needs and requirements.
  • Prepare for the facilitation of learning in the Adventure Based Learning environment.
  • Facilitate learning in an Adventure Based Learning environment.
  • Maintain the physical, mental and emotional well being of participants throughout the facilitation process. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner is competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Select Adventure-based activities in order to meet clients' and organisational needs and requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Group and individual learning needs are identified in order to select Adventure Based Activities to establish a programme. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of need identification methods include:
  • Consultation, observation of behaviour, effective questioning in a manner sensitive to the clients, knowledge of the relationship between client needs and client behaviour.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Factors affecting a client's perception of risk are determined and an appropriate balance is achieved between real and perceived risk, matched to the readiness of the client's learning needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Selected activities are sequenced in a manner most suitable to the learning needs identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A suitable Adventure-based Learning environment is selected to meet the learning needs of the client group and individuals within the client group. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare for the facilitation of learning in the Adventure Based Learning environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Activities are sequenced so as to enable the attainment of the learning objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The programme is evaluated to determine how the transfer of learning will be achieved within the identified range of environments and activity contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Measures for assessing individual and group progression or change are prepared for the programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Contingency plans are prepared for adventure activities so as to provide for individual progression in the learning process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Technical equipment identified for use in sequenced activities is prepared so as to ensure compliance with industry safety standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Facilitate learning in an Adventure Based Learning environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Programme participants are briefed and prepared through application of Adventure Based Learning models. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Facilitation is used throughout an Adventure-based Learning activity to ensure a safe, enjoyable and positive learning experience for all participants. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Activities are conducted in a manner appropriate to the abilities of all participants. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Client needs are re-evaluated throughout activities using appropriate models and techniques such as reviewing and re-appraising the experiences, and the participants' reaction to them. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Maintain the physical, mental and emotional well being of participants throughout the facilitation process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Minimum impact practices are implemented, and the personal example of the facilitator displays a respect and understanding of the outdoor environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Physical and emotional limits of individuals are recognised and alternative strategies developed for them to maintain their dignity and self respect through the implementation of "Challenge by Choice" philosophies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The status of individuals is firmly assured so that groups safeguard the physical, mental and emotional safety of individuals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Situations of potential physical and emotional danger are foreseen and action is taken to manage these dangers. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Danger includes stress, heatstroke, hypothermia, insects, fire, equipment, vehicles, levels of fear and mental stress, embarrassment and dealing with failure.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA. 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 or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. External moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • 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 is 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. 

  • 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 CONTRIBUTING 
    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  65569   Further Education and Training Certificate: Adventure Based Learning  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.
     
    NONE 



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