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Why does a QMS include Marketing?

Market Relevance and Learning Beneficiaries A marketing strategy shows that you understand how to connect your learning programmes to a relevant market. It would indicate that an understanding of your training beneficiaries is embedded in your Quality Management System and individual  learning programmes. Sign up for the Accreditation Building Blocks seminar to understand how to…
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Business Systems Required for Accredited Training

Recommendations for establishing effective systems SYSTEM ROLE OBJECTIVES Finance Should explain how to establish the framework for expenditure and implement financial control mechanisms GAAP principles Budget detailing projected income and expenditure Human Resources Explain how staff is provided with  guidelines, support, procedures and details on all aspects that affect their employment Criteria used in staff selection…
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How Learning Programmes are developed, delivered and evaluated for Accreditation

Your Quality Management System for Training Delivery must include policies and procedures for the development, design and delivery of learning interventions. Quality Assurance Regulatory bodies that accredit training organisations, require evidence to prove that quality processes are followed. Read about the legislated 8-core criteria for accreditation Articles to deepen your understanding of accreditation  Systems for Education Quality Management…
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Core Criteria for Accreditation

8-Core Criteria The core criteria were defined in the ETQA Regulations (R 1127 of 8 September 1988) and also in the Quality Management Systems for ETQAs and Criteria and Guidelines for Providers. If you want to know how to meet the core criteria, attend the accreditation workshops where they are each unpacked. The table below…
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Becoming an Accredited Facilitator, Assessor and Moderator

What is Accreditation? Accreditation means that you are qualified to work on specific National Qualifications aligned interventions. It means you have both knowledge  of how to execute compliant training delivery and knowledge of a qualification's specific subject requirements. Whilst facilitators are not currently required to be certified, Assessor and Moderator accreditation has become increasingly important…
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Learnership Contract of Employment and Termination

How to end Learnerships Legally Employers who accept unemployed candidates for Learnerships need to provide them with a contract of employment for the duration of the training programme. A learner is also entitled to receive a certificate of service from employers if the learnership is terminated. Extracted from the Department of Labour's Sectoral Determination 5:…
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Durban SETA and QCTO Accreditation Workshops

Structuring Successful Accreditation Strategies Workshops cover legislated accreditation criteria for education and training organisations whilst drawing clear linkages between your operations and market strategy. If your business fails to expand after you've been accredited - you've done something wrong! Most likely you failed to conduct a comprehensive market analysis. Attend these workshops, get answers and go…
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QMS Policies and Procedures for Accredited Training

Don't Struggle with Accreditation 10 Accreditation seminars so you can adopt a do-it-yourself approach to achieve best results. CHE SETA QCTO Accreditation Seminar Schedule for 2017 [caption id="attachment_4937" align="alignleft" width="195"] All delegates are gifted with a presentation e-book containing resources, advice, and bullet proof instructions.[/caption] Education and Training Quality Assurance A market exists for private…
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QCTO criteria for Assessment Quality Partners

Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) is established in terms of the Skills Development Act, Act No. 97 of 1998 as amended. In terms of section 26H(3) of this Act, the QCTO is responsible for the development, maintenance and quality assurance of occupational qualifications within its…
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What is a Quality Management System for Accredited Training?

Quality management systems (QMS) for Education and Training Quality Assurance “The combination of processes used to ensure that the degree of excellence specified is achieved.” The ETQA Regulation (R1127) Quality management systems (QMS) represent how an organization manages its entire business value chain. It covers everything an organization must do in order to achieve its…
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Check Training Provider Credentials

If you want to ensure that the training provider you are using is legit, you can contact the Quality Assurer that they are supposed to be accredited with. Here's a list of contacts that different providers should be registered with or accredited by: School Education Providers  must be registered with: The Department of Higher Education…
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SETA Accreditation improves Market Perceptions

The Accreditation Value An accredited status communicates your commitment to delivering programs that allow learners to earn credits towards industry relevant qualifications.  It is a message to the market that your training is relevant, credit based and can establish trajectories for career development. Accreditation shouldn't intimidate you if you're already effective in the training space.…
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