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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Coach gymnastics at beginner level 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264715  Coach gymnastics at beginner level 
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 
This Unit Standard is designed to provide the learners with knowledge and understanding of commonalities and basic skills of all disciplines at beginner level. This Unit Standard is for learners who wish to advance their coaching training at beginner level in their specific discipline of Gymnastics.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Managing a gymnastics club.
  • Designing and adapting a training programme for appropriate level and age group.
  • Applying basic sport science principles and methods of training.
  • Applying positive philosophy of coaching.
  • Coaching beginner level gymnastics skills.
  • Ensuring a safe and secure coaching environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication skills at NQF Level 3.
  • First Aid at NQF Level 2.
  • Entry level Gymnastics Judge. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Manage a gymnastics club. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The establishment of a gymnastics club is explained within the framework of South African Gymnastic Federation's (SAGF's) rules and regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Codes of conduct, rules, registrations and ethics are applied in accordance with SAGF constitution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Annual gymnastics calendar and activity schedules are planned in terms of the objectives and audience needs of the club. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Audience needs include, but is not limited to:
  • Mental, social, economical and special needs of individuals.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The establishment of internal and external communication channels are explained in terms of the objectives of the club. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Gymnastics Programs are implemented at club level using gymnastics disciplines. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Design and adapt a training program for appropriate level and age group. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The differences between coaching children and adolescents are explained in terms of growth and development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Dominant Movement Patterns are explained in terms of gymnastics coaching. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Basic biomechanical principles is explained in relation to the principles of Dominant Movement Patterns. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The training programme is planned and modified according to the target age group and ability. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply basic sport science principles and methods of training. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Physical needs of gymnastics are identified and explained in terms of ensuring and improving fitness levels. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Physical needs include, but are not limited to:
  • Endurance, speed, strength and flexibility.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Aesthetic needs of gymnastics are identified and explained in terms of improving movement in ballet and dance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Basic Anatomy and Physiology is explained in relation to movements of the human body. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Methods of training are applied in relation to the condition and ability of the gymnast. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply positive philosophy of coaching. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Logbooks of gymnasts and coaches are maintained according to SAGF quality management system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Positive coaching behaviours are applied according to the SAGF code of conduct. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Qualities of an effective coach are demonstrated according to established coaching practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Responsibilities of coaches are explained in terms of SAGF code of conduct. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Coach beginner level gymnastics skills. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The technique to execute gymnastic movements is explained and demonstrated according to established coaching practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The preparations steps for each gymnastic movement are explained and demonstrated according to established coaching practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Connection possibilities are identified and demonstrated according to established coaching practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Common errors are detected and corrected according to established coaching practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Spotting techniques for different movements are demonstrated according to established coaching practice. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Ensure a safe and secure coaching environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Indemnity forms are completed and filed according to the SAGF QMS. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Safety requirements during coaching/competitions is explained and applied according to SAGF QMS. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Safety requirements include, but are not limited to:
  • Facilities, equipment and attire.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Class activities are coordinated in terms of the safety requirements and lesson plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Procedures for the prevention and treatment of injury is applied according the organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Existing injuries and illnesses are monitored and recorded according to organisational requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • External Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.
  • The accredited Training Provider will oversee internal moderation of assessment.
  • Internal and external moderation should encompass achievement of competence described in the specific outcomes of the unit standard as well as the integrated competence described in the purpose of the unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The qualifying learner will be able to understand and explain relevant aspects of the following:
  • SAGF rules, regulations and procedures for management of gymnastics club.
  • Design and adapt the training according to appropriate level and age group.
  • Physical development of boys and girls.
  • Coaching techniques and methods for children, adolescents, adults.
  • Applying basic sport science principles and methods of training.
  • Physical and aesthetic needs in gymnastics.
  • Positive philosophy of coaching.
  • Coaches responsibilities, qualities and behaviour.
  • Coach beginner gymnastics: Techniques of skills, preparation steps to skills, detection and correction of skills, spotting techniques of the skills.
  • Safe and secure environment: The importance of Indemnity forms, facility-equipment-attire safety precautions, class coordination, preventing and treatment of injuries. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to the provision of a safe and conducive environment for the coaching of gymnastics at beginner level in which responses display that critical thinking is used for responsible decision making. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization or community in the provision of gymnastics coaching at beginner level that is developmental, fun and stimulating. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in planning and implementing a lesson to coach the respective disciplines of gymnastics at beginner level. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information about the performance of each participant in order minimize injuries and correct faults. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate modes of oral and/or written persuasion in dealing with all internal and external role-players to facilitate planned gymnastics activities. 

    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 
    Elective  67695   National Certificate: Coaching Science  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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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    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.