Credit Accumulation Transfer (CAT)
CAT is the acronym for “Credit Accumulation Transfer”, and is based on a model developed by SAQA that is used to determine how CAT (Credit Award Transfer) can be implemented to recognise school / FET qualifications and sector qualifications.
This ensures that learners don’t repeat the exercise of learning something they already know. The positive knock-on effect is that:
- the cost of learning can be reduced as a learner only has to pay for components they require
- training time is reduced
- the programme can focus on core and specialisation outcomes
It should be noted that, given an under-resourced school system in our country and bell curve challenges, many learners could benefit from doing the maths and language components of a qualification even though they could be credited for it.
Numeracy and Literacy Credits
The table below illustrates when a candidate can be credited for Literacy and Numeracy.
In the first line, a candidate who completed Grade 12 with Maths can be credited on any programme from level 1 – 4.
Read more about assessment and programme management
- RPL Policy, Evidence Analysis and Assessor Roles
- How to Compile Evidence for Recognition of Prior Learning
- How to Prepare for Recognition of Prior Learning RPL
- Get Qualified SA! Heard about RPL?
- Building a Portfolio of Evidence (POE) for Assessment