NZQA registered unit standard 26138 version 1 Page 1 of 5

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NZQA registered unit standard
26138 version 1
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Title
Evaluate positive youth development initiatives
Level
6
Credits
15
Purpose
People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe
and assess methods used to evaluate positive youth
development initiatives; design an evaluation method for a
positive youth development initiative and justify design using
evaluation theory and practice; engage with participants to
evaluate a positive youth development initiative; and use
evaluation outcomes and recommendations to inform future
positive youth development initiatives and own youth
development practice.
Classification
Social Services > Youth Development
Available grade
Achieved
Entry information
Recommended skills
and knowledge
Unit 26128, Gather and analyse information for youth
development purposes, or demonstrate equivalent knowledge
and skills.
Explanatory notes
1
This unit standard is underpinned by the principle in the Youth Development Strategy
Aotearoa1 (YDSA) that youth development "needs good information". It prepares
people to use their knowledge and understanding of youth development practice to
work with young people, and to practice accountably within established
organisational policies, procedures and protocols.
2
When contributing to achievement of a degree or any degree-related qualification,
assessment of this unit standard must be integrated within an approved programme
of study. Those providers wishing to offer a degree programme containing this
standard are referred to CMR 0222 for further information on requirements.
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7 Youth Development Strategy Aotearoa, accessed from http://www.myd.govt.nz/aboutmyd/publications/youth-development-strategy-aotearoa.html
Community Support Services ITO Limited
 New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2016
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SSB Code 101814
NZQA registered unit standard
26138 version 1
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Glossary:
Data is a collection of information from which conclusions can be drawn. Data may
be qualitative (eg open ended subjective data derived from interviews, focus groups,
open ended responses to surveys, interviews); or quantitative (eg data expressed as
a number derived from tests, closed surveys or other measures that can be
expressed on a numerical scale). Techniques for analysing data includes basic
quantitative data analysis such as frequency, average, mode, percentage, proportion;
and qualitative data analysis including content analysis, and the identification of
common themes, patterns and trends.
Evaluation is the systematic determination of merit, worth and significance of
something or someone using criteria against a set of standards. The generic goal of
most evaluations is to provide ‘useful feedback’ to a variety of audiences, including
sponsors, donors, service users, administrators, staff, and other relevant
constituencies. Most often, feedback is perceived as ‘useful’ if it aids in decisionmaking.
Informed consent is agreement to a procedure given by a person with the full
knowledge of the process used, the risks involved, probable consequences and
alternatives.
Organisational protocols are the guidelines, rules and regulations of an organisation
including its legal requirements, policies, procedures, templates and processes.
Participants means the young people who are actively involved in a positive youth
development initiative.
Practice supervision is a contracted relationship with a skilled peer who provides a
safe context to reflect on and review aspects of, or episodes in, a professional’s
practice. It involves a worker meeting with an independent person who has
advanced experience, knowledge and practice skills, including skills in supervisory
practice. Practice supervision happens either inside or outside the workplace in a
confidential setting.
Positive youth development initiative means a specific intervention, activity or
programme of activities designed, using positive development principles,
philosophies and practices, to produce a positive outcome for a young person or
group of young people.
Stakeholders are people and organisations who have an interest in a project or
initiative including: colleagues, service users, funders, policy makers, and the
communities the organisation interacts with including iwi, Pasifika communities, local
and regional governments and their agencies.
Youth/young people are people between the ages of 12 and 24.
Youth development organisation is the organisation responsible for delivering the
positive youth development initiative being evaluated.
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Assessment notes:
This unit standard may be assessed against evidence of demonstrated performance
in the workplace and/or through the use of simulated workplace settings in an
educational environment. Workplace settings can include field or practice learning
placements.
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(Careerforce)
SSB Code 101814
 New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2016
NZQA registered unit standard
26138 version 1
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Outcomes and evidence requirements
Outcome 1
Describe and assess methods used to evaluate positive youth development initiatives.
Range
evidence of assessment of three evaluation methods.
Evidence requirements
1.1
Methods used to evaluate positive youth development initiatives are described.
Range
1.2
description includes but is not limited to – intended application of
the method, procedures used, ethical and cultural considerations,
types of data obtained, analytical tools used to analyse data
obtained.
Strengths and limitations of evaluation methods are assessed.
Range
assessment includes but is not limited to – uses of evaluation
methods, strengths and limitations in relation to their adaptability
to different situations, cultures, group sizes, ages of young people,
development initiatives.
Outcome 2
Design an evaluation method for a positive youth development initiative and justify design
using evaluation theory and practice.
Evidence requirements
2.1
Positive youth development initiative is selected and outcome indicators and
measures used to evaluate initiative are agreed with stakeholders.
Range
2.2
Evaluation method and tools are designed and justification for design is
provided using evaluation theory and practice.
Range
2.3
a minimum of three stakeholders, including at least one from each
of the youth development organisation, participant group and the
participant group’s wider community.
design includes – participant and other stakeholder involvement,
procedures for data collection and verification, ethical and cultural
considerations, procedures for maintaining data integrity and
confidentiality of participants, procedures for analysing data.
Ethical and organisational approval for evaluation is obtained using
organisational protocols.
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(Careerforce)
SSB Code 101814
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NZQA registered unit standard
26138 version 1
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Outcome 3
Engage with participants to evaluate a positive youth development initiative.
Evidence requirements
3.1
Young people are engaged to participate in evaluation, are fully informed of
evaluation purpose and process to be followed and their informed consent is
obtained.
3.2
Data is collected and analysed using organisational protocols.
3.3
Conclusions are drawn from the collected and analysed data on the
effectiveness of the youth development initiative in achieving agreed outcomes.
3.4
Highlights, achievements, strengths, issues and risks are identified and
opportunities for continuous improvement are recorded according to
organisational protocols.
3.5
Draft report setting out evaluation purpose, method, findings, conclusions and
recommendations is prepared and shared with key stakeholders using
organisational protocols.
3.6
Feedback on draft report is integrated into final report and report is presented to
youth development organisation.
Range
presentation should include a minimum ten minute oral
presentation containing a summary of key findings and
recommendations.
Outcome 4
Use evaluation outcomes and recommendations to inform future positive youth
development initiatives and practice, and own youth development practice.
Evidence requirements
4.1
Evaluation findings are used to make recommendations for changes to
organisational practice aimed at strengthening positive youth development
practices.
Range
4.2
recommendations include but are not limited to – proposals for
new or revised initiatives arising from the evaluation, report
including recommendations for changes to organisational practice.
Evaluation findings are reflected on under practice supervision to develop own
youth development practice.
Range
reflection includes – identification of strengths in practice and
opportunities for further professional development.
Community Support Services ITO Limited
(Careerforce)
SSB Code 101814
 New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2016
NZQA registered unit standard
Planned review date
26138 version 1
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31 December 2013
Status information and last date for assessment for superseded versions
Process
Version Date
Last Date for Assessment
Registration
1
14 April 2011
N/A
Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR) reference
0222
This CMR can be accessed at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/search/index.do.
Please note
Providers must be granted consent to assess against standards (accredited) by NZQA,
before they can report credits from assessment against unit standards or deliver courses
of study leading to that assessment.
Industry Training Organisations must be granted consent to assess against standards by
NZQA before they can register credits from assessment against unit standards.
Providers and Industry Training Organisations, which have been granted consent and
which are assessing against unit standards must engage with the moderation system that
applies to those standards.
Requirements for consent to assess and an outline of the moderation system that applies
to this standard are outlined in the Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMRs). The
CMR also includes useful information about special requirements for organisations wishing
to develop education and training programmes, such as minimum qualifications for tutors
and assessors, and special resource requirements.
Comments on this unit standard
Please contact the Community Support Services ITO Limited (Careerforce)
[email protected] if you wish to suggest changes to the content of this unit
standard.
Community Support Services ITO Limited
(Careerforce)
SSB Code 101814
 New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2016
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