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Assessment Management and Accreditation

Assessment is a quality indicator and as such, should be a detailed component of your Quality Management System. The following content was covered during the Accreditation workshop on Programme Management, Learner Management and Assesment Management. Assessment and Moderation Policies and Procedures Quality Assurance Councils want to see policies and procedures for forms of assessments and…
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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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SAQA’s Quality Management Systems policy guide

Training providers require policies and procedures in order to structure and quality assure their training services. The Criteria for Accreditation This post summarises key points about quality determinants in the training sector that are referred to in SAQA’s policy guideline document on Quality Management Systems. The South African Qualification Authority Act of 1995 defines an education and training…
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Free Tools for Training Organisations and Facilitators

Content highlights for those in the SETA accreditation and training delivery space. Workshops assisting businesses, emerging training providers and training providers preparing for full accreditation are hot and happening! :) CLICK HERE FOR  ACCREDITATION WORKSHOPS Industry practitioners and candidates often ask about Recognition of Prior Learning. From 'What's RPL?' to 'How do I create evidence?'…
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Building a Portfolio of Evidence (POE) for Assessment

Types of Evidence SAQA describes the difference between the three main types of evidence as follows (Oct. 2001: 38-39): DIRECT EVIDENCE INDIRECT EVIDENCE HISTORICAL EVIDENCE Actual evidence produced by candidates. Considered the most valid and authentic evidence and should be the primary source of evidence.   This is evidence produced about the candidate by a third…
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Get Qualified SA! Heard about RPL?

Have you worked in the same job for more than 2 years and don't have a qualification? Do you keep missing out on promotions because others are more qualified than you? Not many adults can afford to take a year or more off work to attend lectures. Besides, who wants to be a full time student alongside…
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Evidence for SETA Accreditation

SETA Accreditation applicants are required to submit documentation for a desktop compliance check. Here's a description of requirements and advice on how to manage the SETA Accreditation process. The Portfolio of Evidence for SETA Accreditation Your Business Heart - The Quality Management System (QMS)  Your QMS is an opportunity to celebrate and formalise what your organisation…
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Are our Students Ready for a Wired Future?

The Occupational Training Context The occupational training setting poses unique challenges. Working in this environment, some of the challenges experienced include barebones budgets, limited access to ethically sound accredited trainers, learner readiness and time commitment challenges from industry(amongst others). These factors impose limitations on the modes of training delivery and increase dissatisfaction throughout the training…
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What is a Learnership?

Learnerships are occupationally directed training programs that result in a full SAQA registered qualification. Once learners have signed contracts, their learnerships are registered with SARS so the employer can claim rebates, reimbursements of stipends issued and BEE Points. Learners are also termed 'employees' and protected by labour legislation. Learners can register complaints with the CCMA…
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What is Notional Time?

Credits multiplied by 10 2 credits = 20 notional hours 160 credits = 1600 notional hours [caption id="attachment_1451" align="aligncenter" width="225" class=" "] Notional Time refers to the relative learning abilities of individuals[/caption] If the word 'notion' refers to an 'idea', then notional time is an idea about time. This means that it is a reasoned…
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