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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Postgraduate Diploma: Sport for Development 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
90667  Postgraduate Diploma: Sport for Development 
ORIGINATOR
University of Western Cape 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
CHE - Council on Higher Education  HEQSF - Higher Education Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
Postgraduate Diploma  Field 02 - Culture and Arts  Sport 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  120  Not Applicable  NQF Level 08  Regular-Provider-ELOAC 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 06120/18  2018-07-01  2021-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2022-06-30   2025-06-30  

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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification. 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
Purpose:
The competencies captured in this qualification will allow the learner to acquire work related knowledge on the complexities of using sport and recreation as a tool for development and upliftment, with a strong emphasis on peace building.

The core component of the qualification will allow the learner to acquire additional competencies to those already acquired through a Bachelor's Degree: Sport Development and Policy Development. The elective component of the qualification allows the learner to acquire learning in skills such as sport leadership, conflict resolution, diversity and community development.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Demonstrating coherent and critical knowledge in the field of sport and recreation as a tool for community development, conflict prevention, social transformation and peace building.
  • Analysing sport and development policies and trends as a tool for community development, conflict prevention, social transformation and peace building.
  • Applying monitoring and evaluation techniques from a range of research methodologies to sport and recreation.
  • Evaluating current initiatives in the field of sport and recreation as a tool for community development, conflict prevention, social transformation and peace building.

    Rationale:
    This qualification provides specialised education and learning in sport and recreation as a tool for community development, conflict prevention, social transformation and peace building.

    The typical learner attempting this qualification will have completed a Bachelor's Degree in Sports and/or Exercise Science and would either want to work in, or already be working at, a sports club, a community based organisation or a non-governmental organisation which focuses on development and upliftment through sport and recreation.

    This qualification should allow the learner access to further associated learning through a Master's Degree at NQF Level 9. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The knowledge, skills and cognitive ability demonstrated in a cognate Bachelor's Degree at NQF Level 7.

    Recognition of Prior Learning:
    This qualification may be achieved in part or completely through the Recognition of Prior Learning, which includes formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience.

    Recognition of Prior Learning may also be used to grant access to the qualification to those learners who do not meet the admission requirements.

    Access to the Qualification:
    Learners registering for this qualification should already have achieved a Bachelor's Degree in Sport and/or Exercise Science at NQF Level 7. 

    RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    The qualification consists of compulsory and elective modules.

    Compulsory Modules:
  • Sport, Development and Peace, 20 Credits.
  • Policy, Implementation and Evaluation in Sport and Development, 20 Credits.
  • Research Methods in the Development Context, 20 Credits.

    Total: 60 Credits.

    Elective Modules:
    Learners are to choose three of the following modules with a combined value of 60 Credits:
  • Conflict Transformation, Development and Peace, 20 Credits.
  • Leadership, Culture and Diversity, 20 Credits.
  • Health and Development, 20 Credits.
  • Sport and Games for Personal Growth and Community Development, 20 Credits.
  • Sport and Recreation as Psychosocial Tools in the Context of Violence and Disasters, 20 Credits. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Demonstrate coherent and critical knowledge of the field of sport and recreation as a tool for community development, conflict prevention, social transformation and peace building.
    2. Analyse sport and development policies and trends as a tool for community development, conflict prevention, social transformation and peace building.
    3. Apply monitoring and evaluation techniques from a range of research methodologies to sport and recreation.
    4. Evaluate current initiatives in the field of sport and recreation as a tool for community development, conflict prevention, social transformation and peace building.

    Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:
    This programme develops all the Critical Cross-Field Outcomes. 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    The following Associated Assessment Criteria should be applied in an integrated manner for all the Exit Level Outcomes:
  • Appropriate technology is utilised across specialised areas in sport and recreation.
  • Research skills are applied in an integrated manner in a sport and recreation context.
  • Knowledge acquired is transferred into practice through effective communication.
  • An understanding of resource and process management is demonstrated in a sport and recreation context.
  • Identify, analyse and solve problems in a sport and recreation context.
  • An understanding of socio-economic challenges is demonstrated.

    Integrated Assessment:
    Integrated assessment will be applied extensively across the modules of learning so as to ensure the integrated achievement of the Exit-Level Outcomes.

    Formative assessment will be applied continually throughout the learning pathway of the individual learning modules.

    Summative assessment will be applied to ensure the achievement of each learning module. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    The module content, the degree of complexity and the notional learning time of this qualification have been compared with the following programmes presented at the following foreign institutions:
  • University for Peace, Costa Rica. This is a United Nations mandated Graduate School of Peace and Conflict Studies in keeping with the aspirations proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations.
  • University of Chichester, UK.

    The Masters Degree offered by the University of Peace in Costa Rica offers the following modules as part of its qualification:
  • Fundamentals of Communications.
  • Organisational Behaviour and Cross-Cultural Management.
  • Peace and Conflict Studies.
  • Peace and Sport.
  • Sports International Governance and Organisations/Geopolitics.
  • Management Applied to the Peace and Sport.
  • International Organisations and NGO's.
  • Sports Pedagogy and Coaching.
  • Event and Facility Management Ground.
  • Sports Clubs and Associations.

    Despite being a Masters Degree it does not have a large research component and is therefore similar in design to a South African Postgraduate Diploma.

    The Postgraduate Diploma offered by the University of Chichester in the UK offers the following modules as part of its qualification:
  • Introduction to Sport in Society.
  • Introduction to Sport and Fitness Industries.
  • Sport and Social Inclusion.
  • Researching Sport Development and Management.
  • Theories of Sport Development and Management.
  • Employment and Training in Sport Development and Management.

    The qualification content of these two institutions compares favourably with the Postgraduate Diploma: Sport for Development, Level 8. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    Horizontal Articulation is possible with the following qualification:
  • Postgraduate Diploma: Arts: Development Studies, Level 8.

    Vertical Articulation is possible with the following qualification:
  • Master of Arts: Development Studies, Level 9. 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Internal and external moderation must be conducted by moderators appointed by the provider. Both internal and external moderators must be in possession of an appropriate qualification at least one level above the level of this qualification, as well as relevant and current experience. 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    Assessors and moderators will be appointed to validate learner assessments. The appointment of individuals in these capacities is governed by the institution's policies and procedures. The selected candidates need:
  • Assessment/moderation experience in the subject field being assessed.
  • An NQF Level 9 qualification in the subject field.
  • To be familiar with the syllabus content and required outcomes of the syllabus.
  • Relevant practical work experience in the field of study. 

  • NOTES 
    N/A 

    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
    NONE 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    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.
     
    1. University of Western Cape 



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