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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Conduct coaching to beginners in sailing 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264699  Conduct coaching to beginners in sailing 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
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 
In achieving this unit standard, the learner will display the competency required to operate as an assistant coach or instructor in support of the coaching of the entry level skills of sailing to individuals including adults and children with no sailing competency, in order to generate interest and to encourage new entrance and the addressing of broad based sailing competency in the community.

The qualifying learner will be able to use own sailing knowledge and competency to explain and instruct the basis components of sailing, showing understanding of the principles of the sport and be able to demonstrate the skills and techniques required by beginners to the sport, in particular as it relates to dinghy, catamaran or keelboat instruction for "learn to sail" programmes.

Individuals qualifying against this unit standard will be able to utilise coaching skills in the capacity of assistant coach under the supervision of a coach qualified on club-coach level. Assistant coaching will be provided both inland and/or offshore under supervision and may include individuals or groups on shore or on the water, from a support boat or as part of the crew.

On achievement of this unit standard the learner will understand and be able to:
  • Describe the evolution and sociology of sailing as a sport.
  • Explain the safety requirements impacting on the sailing environment.
  • Utilise the basic techniques associated with sailing and sailing instruction.
  • Conduct coaching activities for beginners in sailing.
  • Review coaching activities. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2.

    Individuals accessing this unit standard are at minimum qualified at the South African Sailboat (SAS) National Sailing Scheme on NQF Level 3 for dinghy, catamaran or keelboat sailing. It is further assumed that learners accessing this unit standard will be competent swimmers and in possession of a first aid certificate so as to handle any emergency incidents in the coaching of beginner sailors. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Where applicable, range statements have been included under individual specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the evolution and sociology of sailing as a sport. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An overview of the history of sailing is provided to show understanding of its evolution. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Condensed history of the sport, the development of the sport, the basic principles of the sport, the application of the sport in terms of recreational and competitive application, sailing disciplines (dinghy, catamaran or keelboat) and the role of SAS and ISAF.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An overview of the sociological issues affecting sailing is provided to show the impact of sailing on social transformation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The benefits of sailing and the instruction of sailing to the individual are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Transformation in the sport, recreational benefits, individual safety.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The role of the beginner coach is described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Role modelling, communication skills, discipline, maintaining of safety and prevention of injuries.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the safety requirements impacting on the sailing environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The legal responsibilities are explained within the context of requirements of ensuring the safety of individuals participating in sailing. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Individual responsibilities including indemnities, insurance, importance of effective learner supervision, use of correct equipment and facilities, requirement of first aid competency.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of understanding the rules of safety for sailing is explained with specific reference to the impact on the individual if rules are ignored. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Watermanship, rescue techniques, unsafe conditions; weather, hazardous behaviour, emergency precautions; capsize recovery, man overboard recovery, sailing techniques and manoeuvres, safety precautions in the practicing of sailing techniques under supervision; weight distribution.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The use of the correct tools and equipment for preventative and remedial action relating to safety during participation are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Types of equipment and equipment use, rigging, rope work, emergency equipment, life-jackets, buoyancy aids, correct clothing appropriate to weather conditions and boat sailed.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The role of equipment inspections to ensure accident prevention and risk management is explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Inspection of equipment including; painter, method for restraining mast, method for restraining centreboard, bailer, mainsheet stopper, rudder and tiller restraints, boat buoyancy.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Utilise the techniques associated with sailing and sailing instruction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The principles of sailing are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Launching and recovery, sail handling, capsize recovery, man overboard recovery, sailing techniques and manoeuvres, risk assessment (weather conditions).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Entry-level techniques of sailing are demonstrated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Leaving the dock (sailing backwards), tacking, jibing, person-overboard retrieval, anchoring, capsize recovery, and slow sailing, sailing in circles around a buoy, heaving to, and reefing the main while under way.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Rescue techniques are explained and demonstrated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Recovery, capsizing, man overboard.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Signs and signals used as communication are explained and demonstrated as it applies to the instruction of sailing. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Conduct coaching activities for beginners in sailing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The objectives of a coaching programme are listed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Coaching session plans is restricted to elements and techniques associated with beginner sailors.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate instruction methods are utilised to meet the needs of participants being coached. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Instruction methods include relevant techniques as it applies to sailing manoeuvres and is applied from shore, from a support boat and as part of the crew.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The core skills and techniques of sailing are taught to participants to enhance their enjoyment of the sport. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Drills for safety conditioning, drills for technique conditioning, games, activities and challenges appropriate for the level of skill of the participant.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safety requirements are adhered to in the coaching of sailing techniques and manoeuvres. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Communication and feedback is utilised in support of the coaching of sailing manoeuvre and techniques. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Sailing terminology, verbal communication, voice projection, clarity of instruction, non-verbal communication including the signs and signals used in the sailing environment.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Review coaching activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Own coaching performance is evaluated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Personal application of coaching techniques are assessed in support of personal development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Coaching records are concluded to record coaching sessions and modifications to coaching plans. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Attendance registers, risk assessment records coaching log-books and skills progression charts.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing an individual against this unit standard must meet the assessor requirements of the relevant ETQA. In particular, such assessors must demonstrate that they assess in terms of the scope and context defined in all the range statements.
  • Any institution offering learning towards this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • 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 
    The knowledge, skill and understanding which should be embedded in the process to enable the learner to become competent in all of the Specific Outcomes, based on the appropriate Assessment Criteria, for this unit standard, includes:
  • History of the sport of sailing.
  • Basic rules of sailing.
  • Sailing Ethics.
  • Communication/leadership skills.
  • Maritime and South African Sailing Safety rules and regulations.
  • Sailing terminology.
  • Parts of a boat.
  • Legal impact on sailing instruction as it relates to indemnities, duty of care, negligence and insurance and action after an emergency.
  • Aquatic safety.
  • Rescue techniques.
  • Teaching strategies, methods. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem solving:
  • The planning and conducting of training sessions at beginner levels will require the addressing of situations associated with the progression of activities and skills and innovative application of techniques across a broad range of learners including children and adults. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Team work:
  • Teamwork is supported in the working with others and in a team as it relates to the coaching of individuals. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself:
  • Self organisation and management is supported in the planning, conducting and recording of sailing instruction sessions and the maintaining of individual safety in an aquatic environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse and evaluate information:
  • The evaluation of individual performance so as to adjust caching sessions and plans require the colleting, analysis and evaluation of information associated with the operational environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Effective communication:
  • Effective communication is supported in the planning and conducting of sailing instruction sessions in the use of written and verbal communication skills. 

  • 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
    Elective  64369   Further Education and Training Certificate: Sport Coaching: Juniors/Beginners  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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